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Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman scored his 20th career win Wednesday, June 27 at Indiana Grand. It was just another day at work for the 11-year-old son of Newfoundland, who now has in excess of $440,000 in career earnings. “He’s just a class act,” said jockey Rodney Prescott. “I rode him about four years ago and he goes […]

Posted in: INDIANA
When Will We See Another Triple Crown Winner?

When Will We See Another Triple Crown Winner?

It wasn’t that long ago that sports betting fans were wondering if they’d ever see another Triple Crown winner. After all, many horse racing fans weren’t even alive the last time it happened back in 1978, when Affirmed won the Triple Crown by taking the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
What to remember when betting on horses

What to remember when betting on horses

Betting on horses can be as much enjoyable and rewarding experience, as it is not too easy to perform, especially on some higher than recreational level. There are quite a few things to have in mind when exploring this idea. Perhaps even more to learn along the way, if you are serious about it, or […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

It was evident that the third race at Indiana Grand was a little different than most Saturday, June 30. Track Announcer Bill Downes’ voice got very animated in the final strides of the race as Miracles Take Time and jockey Declan Cannon when it was clear they were going to record the victory. The race […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, for a hearing to approve the transfer of ownership of the assets of Centaur Gaming to Caesars Entertainment. The commission approved the petition of the transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and all Winner’s Circle […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

2015 saw American Pharoah bring the end of a long 37-year wait for a new Triple Crown winner. The wait for our next winner was much shorter; it’s 2018 and we already have another winner in Justify. Both American Pharoah and Justify have been trained by Bob Baffert, who hasn’t shied away from comparisons; “It’s […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Sale Set for September

Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Sale Set for September

The Carter Sales Co. OKC Summer Sale with select yearlings and a mixed session is set for Sunday, September 2, at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena. Horses can be viewed on the Friday and Saturday before the sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A light lunch will be served and a live band will […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop Set for Lexington, Trainers’ Exam Prep for Oklahoma

Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop Set for Lexington, Trainers’ Exam Prep for Oklahoma

Registration is now open for a Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop in Lexington, KY on July 29-August 1 and the 5th annual Remington Park Trainers’ Exam Prep class on August 13-15 in Oklahoma City. Interested participants are encouraged to sign up early at www.purplepowerracing.com or www.groomelite.com as spots are limited to 8 and 12 participants respectively. Both classes will […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns Saturday to Indiana Grand

Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns Saturday to Indiana Grand

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s (HBPA) popular Saturday morning program “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns to Indiana Grand Saturday, June 23. The interactive program is free and open to guests of all ages, providing a look at different aspects of Thoroughbred racing in the state of Indiana. The “Grand Mornings at the Track” […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Graded Oklahoma Derby, Remington Park Oaks Highlight 2018 Stakes Schedule at Remington Park

Graded Oklahoma Derby, Remington Park Oaks Highlight 2018 Stakes Schedule at Remington Park

Remington Park’s 2018 Thoroughbred season will feature multiple graded stakes events for the first time in track history this fall. The stakes schedule for the season is headlined by numerous race cards stacked with big-money stakes opportunities. The 2018 Thoroughbred Season begins Friday, Aug. 24 and completes a 67-date run on Sunday, Dec. 16. The […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Will Rogers Downs Concludes Successful Thoroughbred Meet

Will Rogers Downs Concludes Successful Thoroughbred Meet

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs’ spring Thoroughbred meet has come to a close. Racing officials crowned the season champions and look to 2019 with anticipation. The spring Thoroughbred meet in Claremore has now been in operation for 12 years. The 30-day meet ran from March 12 through May 19. Each race day offered more than […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Justify Looking Good for the Belmont Stakes

Justify Looking Good for the Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes take place this weekend on Long Island, it’s 150th anniversary, and this could be a very special race for one horse in particular. Justify is aiming to become only the second horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, with American Pharoah the last horse to do so back in 2015. Justify […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Brandi Steele Off to a Winning Start as a Trainer at Indiana Grand

Brandi Steele Off to a Winning Start as a Trainer at Indiana Grand

Each year, several new trainers emerge on the backstretch at Indiana Grand. This season, a familiar face, Brandi Steele, is back in a different capacity and is off to a great start, winning three of her first six starts as a trainer. Steele, the longtime assistant trainer for Mike Lauer, Indiana’s all-time leading stakes winner, […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Epsom Derby Day Betting Guide

Epsom Derby Day Betting Guide

There’s a handful of horse races that are seen as being vastly superior to all others. This includes the Grand National, the Kentucky Derby and the many versions of the Gold Cup, which appear in all of the top horse racing festivals. Epsom Derby is another run which is estimated highly in the minds of […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Indiana-Bred Racehorses Help Fuel Other Champions at KER

Indiana-Bred Racehorses Help Fuel Other Champions at KER

It’s not often you hear of racehorses having a secondary job while still in training and competitively racing, but a handful of Indiana-bred Thoroughbreds are pulling double duty on the track and in the research barn for owner Dr. Joe Pagan, owner of Kentucky Equine Research (KER). “We have a unique racing program,” says Dr. […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Midnight Lute Filly Tops Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale

Midnight Lute Filly Tops Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale

An accredited Louisiana-bred daughter of Midnight Lute sold for $77,000 on Monday to top the Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana. Named Nite Jean, the sale-topper went to prominent Southwest owner Carl Moore from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent. The May foal worked an eighth-mile […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
First Minnesota-bred by Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Foaled at Wood-Mere Farm

First Minnesota-bred by Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Foaled at Wood-Mere Farm

One More Strike, a 7-year-old daughter of Smart Strike, delivered a colt by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018. The foal was born at Dean and Teresa Benson’s Wood-Mere Farm in Webster, MN for owners Suzanne Stables. “We’re very pleased with the colt. He’s everything we hope for; he’s […]

Posted in: MINNESOTA
What is the Triple Crown of US Horse Racing?

What is the Triple Crown of US Horse Racing?

The Triple Crown in American thoroughbred horse racing is the most prestigious achievement for any trainer of three-year-old horses. For a horse to win the Triple Crown, they must win the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes in the same season. All three of these prestigious races are generally run between May […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale Set for May 7
By April 30, 2018 Read More →

Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale Set for May 7

Equine Sales Company will present its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana, on Monday, May 7, with a catalog of 73 head that includes several recent supplements. The sale will be held starting at 1 p.m. with the breeze show set for Sunday, May 6, at 10 a.m. Both the breeze show and sale […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Breezes in Preparation for Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks
By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Breezes in Preparation for Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks

Craig Upham’s homebred Patrona Margarita, a Texas-bred daughter of Oklahoma stallion Special Rate,  recorded a half-mile breeze in :48.80 on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, May 4. The Texas-bred breezed through eighth-mile splits of :12.60, :24.60 and :36.80 before galloping […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS