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Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”? The Melbourne cup is one of the key events in the Australian sporting calendar that attracts so much attention from around the country. The Melbourne cup has a lengthy history that started back in 1861 and is the most prestigious horse race […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Ivan Fallunovalot Leads Charge of Five Texas- and Oklahoma-breds to Win Stakes on Oklahoma Derby Undercard

Ivan Fallunovalot Leads Charge of Five Texas- and Oklahoma-breds to Win Stakes on Oklahoma Derby Undercard

While plenty of horses shipped in from outside the Southwest to have success at Remington Park on the track’s biggest day of racing, including Untrapped winning the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) and Champagne Room taking the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, the local contingent more than held its own with horses bred in Texas and Oklahoma […]

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Texas-bred Retired Racehorse Named T.I.P Thoroughbred of the Year

Texas-bred Retired Racehorse Named T.I.P Thoroughbred of the Year

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2017. The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police […]

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Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Upsets Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs

Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Upsets Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs

Craig D. Upton’s Texas-bred homebred Patrona Margarita shook things up in Saturday’s 49th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes for 2-year-old fillies as she scored a 23-1 upset win by 3 ¾ lengths over Kelly’s Humor at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. and trained by Bret Calhoun, Patrona Margarita ran 1 […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Texas Team Scores Special Win with Terra’s Angel at Del Mar

Texas Team Scores Special Win with Terra’s Angel at Del Mar

When Terra’s Angel won the $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes on Monday in Southern California, it was special because it was the first Del Mar win for jockey Sasha Risenhoover and first stakes win at the track for Texas trainer trainer Dallas Keen. It was also special for Texas owners Terry Eoff and […]

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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
Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot Nearly Sets Track Record in Remington Park Victory

Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot Nearly Sets Track Record in Remington Park Victory

Ivan Fallunovalot returned to Remington Park, coming off a nearly six-month layoff, apparently fresh and ready to roll. The 7-year-old cruised to an easy $40,000 allowance win by 5-3/4 lengths on Saturday night under a hand-ride by jockey Luis Quinonez. Owned by Lewis Mathews Jr. of Bismarck, Ark. and trained by Tom Howard, Ivan Fallunovalot […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
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
Gillespie County Fair to Cease Operations

Gillespie County Fair to Cease Operations

Five Texas track licensees, including the Gillespie County Fair, have informed the Texas Racing Commission that they will not be paying their annual license fee for the fiscal year starting September 1 and will cease operations as of today, August 31. The other four include two unbuilt horse tracks, Laredo Downs and Valle de los […]

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