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A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day
By January 23, 2019 Read More →

A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day

A Long Day’s Night The job of a track superintendent is difficult and sometimes thankless but also among the most important in racing By Jennie Rees and Denis Blake A work day in the life of Keeneland track superintendent Javier Barajas is, more accurately, a day and night. A 9 to 5 job? Try more […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Grade 1 Winner Midnight Bisou Headlines Sunday’s Houston Ladies Classic
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Grade 1 Winner Midnight Bisou Headlines Sunday’s Houston Ladies Classic

Millionaire Midnight Bisou will begin her 4-year-old campaign as the 3-5 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic, the richest race of the Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meet. Post time is Sunday, January 27 at 1:15 pm (Central) for the Houston Racing Festival which also includes the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair

A field of eight will compete Sunday in the $50,000 Stonerside Sprint. The six-furlong feature, formerly named the Sam Houston Sprint Cup, was renamed this year to honor the late Robert C. McNair and his Stonerside Stable. The well-respected Thoroughbred operation, based in central Kentucky, produced national and international racing stars, including Congaree, Bob and […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Equine Sales Company Announces Complete 2019 Auction Schedule
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Equine Sales Company Announces Complete 2019 Auction Schedule

Equine Sales Company has released its complete 2019 schedule of sales after previously announcing that the 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held April 2. All auctions will be held in Opelousas, Louisiana. The 2019 schedule includes the Consignor Select Yearling Sale on Thursday, September 5, and the Open Yearling and Mixed Sale on Sunday, […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
Previewing the 2019 Kentucky Derby
By January 12, 2019 Read More →

Previewing the 2019 Kentucky Derby

There’s still a chill in the air but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Kentucky Derby to be run on the first Saturday in May at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. As one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Kentucky Derby has something to offer for everyone – […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
San Antonio Horse Sale Company to Relaunch with Mixed Sale in June
By January 7, 2019 Read More →

San Antonio Horse Sale Company to Relaunch with Mixed Sale in June

The San Antonio Horse Sale Company, which from 1998 to 2002 conducted numerous horse auctions in Texas, is re-entering the business this year and will debut the San Antonio Rose Classic Mixed Horse Sale on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in New Braunfels at TBA. The auction will be managed by longtime horseman Bart Sherwood. The […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Aintree: 15 facts about the Grand National
By January 2, 2019 Read More →

Aintree: 15 facts about the Grand National

2017 @RandoxHealth Grand National winner One For Arthur is set for his next outing in the Peter Marsh Chase at @haydockraces on Saturday 19 January: https://t.co/PLfVQ7P1wx pic.twitter.com/qP2iXqud9r — Aintree Racecourse (@AintreeRaces) January 8, 2019 With just under three months to go until the most famous steeplechase in the world, the Grand National 2019 odds are […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Oklahoma-bred Welder Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meeting
By December 24, 2018 Read More →

Oklahoma-bred Welder Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meeting

As expected, in landslide voting, Welder is the Horse of the Meeting for the recently completed 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season. Media covering the season and Remington Park racing officials and management participated in the ballot process. In addition to being named the Horse of the Meeting, Welder also was voted best in three other […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
2018 Thoroughbred Season Handle is Positive for Remington Park
By December 24, 2018 Read More →

2018 Thoroughbred Season Handle is Positive for Remington Park

The recently concluded 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season produced positive pari-mutuel handle numbers compared to the 2017 season. The 67-day season total handle on Remington Park racing was up 7.4% over last year. The total wagering on Remington Park’s 609 races conducted reached $71,798,190, up 7.4% compared to the $66,844,252 played in the 2017 season. […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Cabrera, Asmussen, Caldwell Win Titles at Remington Park
By December 18, 2018 Read More →

Cabrera, Asmussen, Caldwell Win Titles at Remington Park

Jockey David Cabrera, trainer Steve Asmussen, and owner Danny Caldwell won champion titles at Remington Park this meet that concluded Sunday, setting records along the way. Cabrera unseated five-time reigning champ Ramon Vazquez and took one of his records in the meantime. The 26-year-old new top rider who lives in the Oklahoma City area was […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Longshot Long Range Toddy Takes $400,000 Springboard Mile at Remington
By December 18, 2018 Read More →

Longshot Long Range Toddy Takes $400,000 Springboard Mile at Remington

On a day when Remington Park dedicated a bronze statue of the first Oklahoma Derby winner Clever Trevor, this year’s Clever Trevor Stakes winner, Long Range Toddy, paid tribute as well. He came home an upset winner of the $400,000 Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds at 18-1 odds. The amazing thing is he paid $39.20 to […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Clever Trevor Statue Unveiling Set for December 16 at Remington Park
By December 14, 2018 Read More →

Clever Trevor Statue Unveiling Set for December 16 at Remington Park

Remington Park will celebrate the final day of the 2018 Thoroughbred Season on Sunday, Dec. 16 with a stakes-laden racing program led by the $400,000 Springboard Mile. A special statue dedication is also scheduled as Clever Trevor, the great Oklahoma-bred who helped put Remington Park on the national racing map, will be honored with a […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
How the National Hunt Racing Season Heats Up Through Winter
By December 11, 2018 Read More →

How the National Hunt Racing Season Heats Up Through Winter

In most countries, horse racing is fairly quiet during the harsh winter months. Sure, you will get the Breeders’ Cup at the tail-end of Fall and some events, such as the Pegasus World Cup, with the caveat that it’s held in south Florida, can place in January. However, for the UK and Ireland the winter […]

Posted in: SO. CAROLINA
$700,000 Track Renovation Underway at Indiana Grand
By December 10, 2018 Read More →

$700,000 Track Renovation Underway at Indiana Grand

At the conclusion of the 16th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Wednesday, Nov. 7, the track maintenance crew immediately began renovation on the one-mile dirt racetrack at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The $700,000 project is expected to be completed in March 2019 when the barn area opens for training. Several consultants have been […]

Posted in: INDIANA
ITBOA Online Stallion Season Auction Underway
By December 10, 2018 Read More →

ITBOA Online Stallion Season Auction Underway

The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is conducting an online auction of seasons to more than 180 stallions from 16 states. The auction began Dec. 8 and closes at 7 p.m. (CDT) Monday, Dec. 17. A list of the stallions donated and details of the auction are at http://www.thoroughlybred.com/sites/itboa/ Proceeds from the online auction will […]

Posted in: IOWA
Bristol De Mai: Can he land the 2nd leg of the stayers million following Haydock victory?
By December 10, 2018 Read More →

Bristol De Mai: Can he land the 2nd leg of the stayers million following Haydock victory?

Bristol De Mai upset Might Bite in the Betfair Chase last month by romping home to victory in what was the horse’s and trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies’ second consecutive victory at the event. The seven-year-old won the race at Haydock by four lengths this year, a lot closer than in 2017 when he rode to victory […]

Posted in: SO. CAROLINA
Longtime Oaklawn Track Announcer Terry Wallace Passes
By December 6, 2018 Read More →

Longtime Oaklawn Track Announcer Terry Wallace Passes

Terry Wallace, Oaklawn Park’s track announcer for 37 years, has died following a lengthy illness. Wallace, known as “The Voice of Oaklawn” for decades, began calling races at the Hot Springs track in 1975 and called a record 20,191 consecutive races before ending his streak Jan. 28, 2011. He stepped down as announcer following the […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
2019 Racing Dates Approved for Indiana Grand
By December 6, 2018 Read More →

2019 Racing Dates Approved for Indiana Grand

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) held its regular monthly meeting at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Dec. 5. Included on the agenda was the approval of racing dates for 2019 at both Indiana Grand and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Both racetracks provided a presentation, including operational and marketing plans for 2019 as well as racing dates, and […]

Posted in: INDIANA
2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online
By December 5, 2018 Read More →

2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online

The 2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register, featuring dozens of stallions from around the Southwest and Midwest, is now online and will be arriving in mailboxes soon. To view the complete Stallion Register as a flip book, click here. Or to view the online version with links to individual stallions, click here. If you are not […]

The Grand National vs. the Kentucky Derby
By December 5, 2018 Read More →

The Grand National vs. the Kentucky Derby

No matter what side of the pond you live on, you’ve surely heard of the Grand National and the Kentucky Derby. But depending on whether you are in the U.K. or America, you might not be as familiar with the race run on the other continent. So what are the main differences between the two […]

Posted in: SO. CAROLINA