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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. […]

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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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Ready Prospector Strikes Gold, She’screative Triumphant in Divisions of “Shine” Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs

Ready Prospector Strikes Gold, She’screative Triumphant in Divisions of “Shine” Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs

Virginia Lazenby Racing Stable’s Ready Prospector was able to survive an early speed duel and then withstand a furious charge from the favored I Want a Picture to prevail in the $75,000 D.S. “Shine” Young Futurity for colts and geldings on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. Ready Prospector was sent right up into the fray […]

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More than 200 Head Entered in Equine Sales Consignor Select Yearling Sale

More than 200 Head Entered in Equine Sales Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Equine Sales Company has announced a catalog of 214 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale set for August 31 at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana. “We have just about the same number of yearlings as we did last year, but I think buyers will notice an increase in the sire power of this catalog,” […]

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Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

The Summer 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the Triple Crown heroes residing at Old Friends in Kentucky, the young trio of female jockeys emerging at Indiana Grand, the magic of horse racing at Oaklawn Park, […]

Trainer J.R. Caldwell Off to Fast Start at Ellis Park

Trainer J.R. Caldwell Off to Fast Start at Ellis Park

Among the new outfits racing regularly at Ellis Park this summer is trainer J.R. Caldwell, who got out to a quick start with two wins, a second and third with his first eight runners. This is Caldwell’s first full year in Kentucky, though he had horses for Churchill Downs’ spring meet a couple of years […]

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Former Jockey Beverly Burress Posting Solid Stats as an Owner and Trainer at Louisiana Downs

Former Jockey Beverly Burress Posting Solid Stats as an Owner and Trainer at Louisiana Downs

Becoming a jockey was a dream come true for Beverly Burress, who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Jones, Oklahoma. Both her dad, Bobby Burress, and uncle, Billy, had ridden the Louisiana circuit before embarking on second careers as trainers. She got her license in 2005 and rode for eight years. Burress […]

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First Winner for Louisiana Stallion Bind Comes at Evangeline Downs

First Winner for Louisiana Stallion Bind Comes at Evangeline Downs

Freshman Louisiana stallion Bind was represented by his first winner on June 2 at Evangeline Downs when his daughter Meter scored a five-length victory against maiden special weight company. The Louisiana-bred filly, who runs for breeders Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, was ridden by Colby Hernandez for trainer Al Stall. She clocked 4 ½ furlongs […]

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Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

There are many Thoroughbred trainers who pursue the profession because their families were horsemen, and their love for racing was passed down from previous generations. But Charles Hukill took a very different route. Hukill was born in Dallas, Texas, and built a very successful landscaping and sprinkler business in Plano, 20 miles northeast of downtown […]

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Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

If you are a Texas-based jockey looking to make an impact on the Louisiana circuit, what would it take to make that transition a success? First and foremost, skill in the saddle to ensure that established barns will take notice, and secondly, an agent who is respected by the horsemen and owners. Well, that formula […]

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Louisiana Stallion Flashpoint Gets First Winner

Louisiana Stallion Flashpoint Gets First Winner

Multiple graded stakes winner and freshman sire Flashpoint got his first winner on May 19 when Flashy Coop won a maiden race at the Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. Bred in Louisiana by Gerard Meloncon, Flashy Coop sold from the consignment of 5 B Farm at the Equine Sales Company Yearling Sale in […]

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Average and Median Jump at Equine Sales 2-Year-Old Auction, Record High Price Set

Average and Median Jump at Equine Sales 2-Year-Old Auction, Record High Price Set

Equine Sales Company on Tuesday held its 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale in Opelousas, Louisiana, and recorded a significant increase in average and median while setting a record high price. All told, 41 of 60 2-year-olds offered sold for $832,300 with an average of $20,300 and median of $13,000. With a […]

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Apprentice Jockey Jose Guerrero Off to Sizzling Start at Louisiana Downs

Apprentice Jockey Jose Guerrero Off to Sizzling Start at Louisiana Downs

The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is off and running. One rider kicked off the meet on Saturday, May 6, with an early message that he is “in it to win it.” That jockey is apprentice Jose Andres Guerrero. Born in Mexico, Guerrero, 22, arrived in Texas four years ago and began […]

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Eight Horses Tie for the Fastest Time at Equine Sales Company Breeze Show

Eight Horses Tie for the Fastest Time at Equine Sales Company Breeze Show

The breeze show for the Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale was held Sunday in Opelousas, Louisiana, and a total of eight horses posted a clocking of :10 1/5 to tie for the fastest time at the eighth-mile distance. The auction is set for Tuesday at 11 a.m. Central. […]

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Brittlyn Stable Completes Stakes Sweep with Magic Vow in Equine Sales Derby at Evangeline Downs

Brittlyn Stable Completes Stakes Sweep with Magic Vow in Equine Sales Derby at Evangeline Downs

It was quite a first weekend in May for the Evelyn Benoit’s Brittlyn Stable Inc. They first won the $60,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs on Friday with Bermuda Star, which also gave Brittlyn stallion Star Guitar his first stakes winner, and then they doubled down on that by winning the $60,000 Equine Sales […]

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Bermuda Star Becomes First Stakes Winner for Star Guitar in Equine Sales Oaks

Bermuda Star Becomes First Stakes Winner for Star Guitar in Equine Sales Oaks

Bermuda Star has won twice in her brief career, one was a maiden-breaking score on the turf at Fair Grounds in February and the second came Friday night in the $60,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs. On both occasions, Diego Saenz was in the saddle. The Oaks victory was just part of a stellar […]

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