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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More
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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More

The Fall 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 legendary Man o’ War on the 100th anniversary of his birth, a look at the perils of riding racehorses with some amazing photos plus much more. The […]

Large Supplement Added to Equine Sales Company’s Yearling and Mixed Sale

Large Supplement Added to Equine Sales Company’s Yearling and Mixed Sale

A supplement of 26 head has been added to the upcoming Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale. With the additional entries, the total catalogue now comprises a total of 221 offerings. The sale will be held Sunday, October 15, at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana. “With this supplement we have surpassed the total […]

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Nearly 200 Head Consigned to Equine Sales’ Open Yearling and Mixed Sale

Nearly 200 Head Consigned to Equine Sales’ Open Yearling and Mixed Sale

A catalogue of 195 head has been released for the Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale. Approximately 10 late supplements are being added, which will bring the total catalogue to more than 200. The auction will be held Sunday, October 15, at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana. The auction will start with an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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