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2019 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters
By October 17, 2018 Read More →

2019 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters

A new 2019 calendar features the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. The first calendar in this series, released last winter for 2018, was quite successful, raising more than $4,600 for the equine industry groups it benefits despite the late December launch. “We were very happy with the support […]

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Shotgun Kowboy Seeks Third Career Win in Oklahoma Classics Cup
By October 17, 2018 Read More →

Shotgun Kowboy Seeks Third Career Win in Oklahoma Classics Cup

If Shotgun Kowboy is going to make his mark on Oklahoma Classics history Friday night at Remington Park, he will have to defeat four rivals while breaking from the outside post position, number five, in the 1-1/16 miles event. Shotgun Kowboy is attempting to win his third $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, the richest event on […]

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Grade 1 Winner Liaison to Mighty Acres in Oklahoma
By October 8, 2018 Read More →

Grade 1 Winner Liaison to Mighty Acres in Oklahoma

Grade 1 winner Liaison is to relocate to Dr. Warren Center’s Mighty Acres in Pryor, Oklahoma, in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. Liaison’s first crop includes the talented filly Thirteen Squared, who has been placed in both the G1 Santa Anita Oaks and G2 Summertime Oaks this year, and multiple stakes […]

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Nominations Open for TRAO Board of Directors Election
By October 2, 2018 Read More →

Nominations Open for TRAO Board of Directors Election

The nomination process has opened up for the upcoming election for Owner and Breeder 2019-2021 term for the TRAO Board of Directors. If you have anyone that you would like to nominate that is in good standing and a member of the TRAO, you can contact the Election Committee below. Click here for general guidelines […]

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Services Set for Iconic Oklahoma Breeder and Owner John Smicklas
By October 2, 2018 Read More →

Services Set for Iconic Oklahoma Breeder and Owner John Smicklas

Prominent Oklahoma breeder/owner and an icon in horse racing in this state in the formative years of pari-mutuel racing, John Smicklas, will be remembered at memorial services Sunday, Oct. 7 in Midwest City, Okla. Smicklas was born on the Fourth of July 1937 in Chicago and passed away at 81 at his home in Norman, […]

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Oklahoma-bred Welder Defeats Shippers to Take $165,000 David Vance Stakes
By October 1, 2018 Read More →

Oklahoma-bred Welder Defeats Shippers to Take $165,000 David Vance Stakes

When Welder was a weanling, Clayton Rash and his trainer Teri Luneack fell in love with him at Mighty Acres Farm in Pryor, Okla. He was a punk and a rascal, according to Luneack but now he is wonderful to his owners, trainer and jockey… just mean to his competition. On Sunday, Welder left his […]

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Lone Star Sailor Wins Three-Horse Photo in Closest Finish in History of Oklahoma Derby
By September 30, 2018 Read More →

Lone Star Sailor Wins Three-Horse Photo in Closest Finish in History of Oklahoma Derby

When the three top finishers hit the wire together in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday, you couldn’t have squeezed a couple of sheets of paper between their three noses it was so tight; not even the jockey of the winner, Lone Sailor, knew who won. “I had no idea […]

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Longtime Oklahoma Horseman John Smicklas Passes Away
By September 30, 2018 Read More →

Longtime Oklahoma Horseman John Smicklas Passes Away

John Earl “Smick” Smicklas of Norman, Oklahoma, peacefully passed away at his home on September 23 at the age of 81. John was born July 4, 1937 in Chicago, IL to John and Frances Smicklas. John was survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara; 3 sons: Dale and his wife Joanne, Brad and his […]

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Special Rate Relocated to River Oaks Farms
By September 25, 2018 Read More →

Special Rate Relocated to River Oaks Farms

Special Rate, a stakes-winning and graded stakes-siring son of Pulpit, will stand the 2019 breeding season at Lori and Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Special Rate’s leading runner is Texas-bred Patrona Margarita, winner of last year’s Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. During her 3-year-old campaign this year, Patrona Margarita […]

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DNA Analysis of Seabiscuit May Yield Insights Into His Prowess
By September 20, 2018 Read More →

DNA Analysis of Seabiscuit May Yield Insights Into His Prowess

Seabiscuit was not an impressive looking horse and was considered to be quite lazy, preferring eating and sleeping to exercise. The horse had been written off by most of the racing industry after losing his first 17 races, however, he eventually became one of the greatest Thoroughbred champions of all time. A grandson of Man […]

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