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Delta Downs Cancels $1-million Delta Jackpot, Other Stakes Due to Hurricane Harvey Impact

Delta Downs Cancels $1-million Delta Jackpot, Other Stakes Due to Hurricane Harvey Impact

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel announced that it is altering its stakes schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 Thoroughbred season due to the regionwide impact of Hurricane Harvey. The 84-day meet is scheduled to get underway on October 18. At the recommendation of the Louisiana HBPA Board of Directors, Delta Downs has decided to cancel […]

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Local Firefighter “Aims” High on Super Derby Day at Louisiana Downs

Local Firefighter “Aims” High on Super Derby Day at Louisiana Downs

An overflow field of 2-year-old fillies will travel one mile in the $60,000 Happy Ticket, one of the seven turf stakes on Saturday’s Super Derby program at Louisiana Downs. The race is wide-open with many lightly-raced fillies competing in stakes company for the first time. Aim Spot broke her maiden at first asking at Louisiana […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, TEXAS
Texas-bred Shes Our Fastest Wins Evangeline Downs Princess Stakes

Texas-bred Shes Our Fastest Wins Evangeline Downs Princess Stakes

The $50,000 Evangeline Downs Princess took place on Saturday night and the winner was the invader from Prairie Meadows, Shes Our Fastest. Shane Laviolette, who had ridden the 2-year-old filly in her maiden-breaking win in Iowa, came to Evangeline Downs to score the victory. Shes Our Fastest started slowly as “Shine” Young Futurity winner She’screative set a […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Equine Sales Company Records Across-the-Board Gains in Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Equine Sales Company Records Across-the-Board Gains in Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Equine Sales Company on Thursday posted gains in every meaningful category in its Consignor Select Yearling Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana. All told, 138 of 193 head sold for a total of $1,636,400 with an average of $11,858 and median of $7,000. That represents a gain of 8.8 percent in sales compared to last year’s total […]

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How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Groups within the veterinary and equine communities are coordinating a major relief effort—consisting of both monetary and supply donations—to aid horses and their caretakers in Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding. Monetary Donations Financial donations are preferred because of the difficulty in getting supplies from outside of the region to affected horses. […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, TEXAS
Equine Sales Company Auction to be Held as Scheduled in Louisiana

Equine Sales Company Auction to be Held as Scheduled in Louisiana

Equine Sales Company has announced that its Consignor Select Yearling Sale set for Thursday, August 31, in Opelousas, Louisiana, will be held as scheduled starting at 10 a.m. The sales facility and the surrounded area have not been significantly affected by Hurricane Harvey. “After consulting with consignors and our sales committee, everyone was in agreement […]

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OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 New Owner of the Year award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2017. The award will be […]

The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

In Colonial days, Caroline County, Virginia was famed as the “cradle of American racing.” On March 30, 1970, it became the cradle of “America’s Super Horse,” the legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat who was born at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable. Now known as The Meadow Event Park and the home of the State Fair of […]

Casting Call for Southern Racehorse Farm for New TV Concept

Casting Call for Southern Racehorse Farm for New TV Concept

An award-winning television production company is developing an exciting new TV concept that will follow horse farms. The company is searching for established farms eager to share their compelling business, dedicated staff and stunning facilities with a TV audience. The company is interested in following the everyday workings of a farm and the people behind […]

Nine Stakes to be Contested on Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Nine Stakes to be Contested on Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

The fields are set for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 5. First post is 3:15 pm (Central) for card which will feature nine stakes, highlighted by the running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds will be contested on the Franks Turf Course at the distance of […]

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