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Saturday Launch to stand at Baker Ranch in Texas

Saturday Launch to stand at Baker Ranch in Texas

Saturday Launch, the first North American winner sired by Grade 1 winner Any Given Saturday, has been retired from racing and will stand stud at Baker Ranch near Iredell, Texas. He will stand for a fee of $1,000 as property of TTA lifetime member Stephen Baker, who campaigned the horse throughout his career. Saturday Launch […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
OTBO Sale Deadline Extended Until October 27

OTBO Sale Deadline Extended Until October 27

The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners have announced that they will be extending the date for sale entries to Friday, October 27. The mixed sale will be held Sunday, December 3 at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio starting at 1:00 p.m. “I think it is going strong at this point,” said Dan Mahaney, whose sales […]

Posted in: OHIO
Minnesota Racing Commission Awards Nearly $50,000 for Retired Racehorses

Minnesota Racing Commission Awards Nearly $50,000 for Retired Racehorses

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to three 501(c)(3) nonprofit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations at its August meeting. The recipients include: Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoptions, This Old Horse and Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via […]

Posted in: MINNESOTA
A.P. Indy Stallion Revolving Relocated to Stand in Texas

A.P. Indy Stallion Revolving Relocated to Stand in Texas

Revolving, a winning son of A.P. Indy and a leading second-crop sire in Florida, has been relocated to Texas for the 2018 breeding season and will stand at Double S Thoroughbreds in Poynor. He will stand for a fee of $1,000 as the property of 224 Thoroughbreds LLC under the ownership of Mark A. Davenport. […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Shotgun Kowboy Closes in on Millionaire Status with Oklahoma Classics Cup Win

Shotgun Kowboy Closes in on Millionaire Status with Oklahoma Classics Cup Win

The $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, powered by TVG, was the main event on Oklahoma Classics Night on Friday at Remington Park. The field of 10 included the last two winners of the race with the victor from two years ago romping like he did in 2015. Shotgun Kowboy, the only Oklahoma-bred to win the Grade […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Indiana-Breds Look to Take Center Stage at Breeders’ Cup for First Time

Indiana-Breds Look to Take Center Stage at Breeders’ Cup for First Time

For the first time in program history, two Indiana-breds are pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be contested at Del Mar Turf Club in Del Mar, Calif., November 3-4. Bucchero (Kantharos – Meetmeontime, by General Meeting) has been a consistent performer for owners Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC, but the 5-year-old busted onto the […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”? The Melbourne cup is one of the key events in the Australian sporting calendar that attracts so much attention from around the country. The Melbourne cup has a lengthy history that started back in 1861 and is the most prestigious horse race […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Oklahoma Classics Set for Friday, Cup Features Last Two Defending Champs

Oklahoma Classics Set for Friday, Cup Features Last Two Defending Champs

The 2017 renewal of the Oklahoma Classics has been compiled with a solid 10-race program set for Friday night. The first race on the million-dollar night of stakes action for Oklahoma-breds is at 7pm. The $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, presented by TVG, features a field of 10 for the 1-1/16 miles main event. The Cup […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale Records Across the Board Gains

Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale Records Across the Board Gains

Heritage Place concluded its sixth annual Thoroughbred Sale on Sunday, October 8, with large increases across the board for both sessions. The yearling session saw a 19 percent increase to the average price on horses sold with an average of $6,047. The median price increased 15 percent over last year to $3,900. A total of […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Grade 2 Winner Dramedy to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Grade 2 Winner Dramedy to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Dramedy, a Grade 2-winning son of leading sire Distorted Humor, has been moved to Francisco and Lori Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma for the 2018 breeding season. The 8-year-old stallion stood his first two seasons at War Horse Place in Kentucky. He will stand for an introductory fee of $2,500 as property of John […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA