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Texas Stallion Expect a Lot Scores a Winner with First Starter
By March 14, 2019 Read More →

Texas Stallion Expect a Lot Scores a Winner with First Starter

Texas stallion Expect a Lot got his stallion career off to a nice start on March 8 as his first starter, Awesome Sunset, scored a 1 ¼-length victory in his career debut in a maiden special weight race at Sam Houston Race Park. The 3-year-old filly was bred by Eureka Thoroughbred Farm and runs for […]

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Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Moved to April 10
By March 14, 2019 Read More →

Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Moved to April 10

The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, originally scheduled for April 9, has been moved to Wednesday, April 10, at 12 noon. The undertack show will be held on the originally scheduled date of Sunday, April 7, at 10 a.m. Both the auction and undertack show will be held at Lone Star Park, which co-sponsors the […]

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Double Your Flavor, Queen of Sam Houston in the 1990s, Passes at Age 28

Double Your Flavor, Queen of Sam Houston in the 1990s, Passes at Age 28

Texas-bred Double Your Flavor, a fixture at Sam Houston Race Park in the 1990s who won 17 races there, was euthanized today at the age of 28, according to owner Dr. Jeffrey Kass. A daughter of Amerrico Double bred by B.R. Baker, Double Your Flavor broke her maiden at first asking at Trinity Meadows in […]

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Registration Now Open for 2019 Track Superintendents Field Day at Charles Town

Registration Now Open for 2019 Track Superintendents Field Day at Charles Town

Registration is now open for the upcoming Track Superintendents Field Day. Please visit www.tracksupers.com to learn more. Jolene Brown, 2017 Speaker Hall of Fame inductee, is the 2019 Keynote Speaker. Jolene, often called “The Dr. Phil of Agriculture,” is direct, respectful and generous with her advice and focused in her solutions to racing’s challenges. Her […]

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Fields Set for Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston
By February 21, 2019 Read More →

Fields Set for Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston

Thoroughbred stakes action continues at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, February 23. The evening will include the running of the $65,000 Jim’s Orbit and $65,000 Two Altazano divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes. In 2005, the Texas Thoroughbred Association renamed both these stakes to honor a famous Texas Thoroughbred. The colts and gelding division […]

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Keeneland Library, Now 80, Schedules Special Events for Early 2019
By February 14, 2019 Read More →

Keeneland Library, Now 80, Schedules Special Events for Early 2019

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, over the next few months will present several exhibits and special events, including the popular Library Lecture Series, to showcase its collection and programs. In 1939, the Library was established when Keeneland Trustee and Director William Arnold Hanger donated a 2,300-volume Turf collection of […]

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Direct Dial Named 2018 Texas Horse of the Year
By February 7, 2019 Read More →

Direct Dial Named 2018 Texas Horse of the Year

William S. Farish’s homebred Direct Dial has been named the 2018 Texas Horse of the Year, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced today. The Texas-bred colt also received Texas Champion 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding honors for a season in which he hit the board in six of his eight starts while earning two stakes wins and $113,350. The […]

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Longtime Texas Stallion Dixieland Heat Dies at Age 29
By January 30, 2019 Read More →

Longtime Texas Stallion Dixieland Heat Dies at Age 29

Dixieland Heat, the longtime Texas stallion who achieved fame as the sire of Eclipse Award winner Xtra Heat, died earlier this month at age 29 at Sue Cook’s Richland Ranch near Corsicana, Texas. The son of Dixieland Band won half of his 18 starts on the track, including the Louisiana Derby (G3) in 1993, while […]

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San Antonio Horse Sale Company Announces Dates for Two Texas Auctions
By January 24, 2019 Read More →

San Antonio Horse Sale Company Announces Dates for Two Texas Auctions

The San Antonio Horse Sale Company, which earlier this month announced it was returning to the auction business after a 17-year hiatus, is pleased to announce the dates and location for its 2019 sales. The San Antonio Rose Classic Mixed Horse Sale will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Travis County Exposition Center […]

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A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day
By January 23, 2019 Read More →

A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day

A Long Day’s Night The job of a track superintendent is difficult and sometimes thankless but also among the most important in racing By Jennie Rees and Denis Blake A work day in the life of Keeneland track superintendent Javier Barajas is, more accurately, a day and night. A 9 to 5 job? Try more […]

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Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair

A field of eight will compete Sunday in the $50,000 Stonerside Sprint. The six-furlong feature, formerly named the Sam Houston Sprint Cup, was renamed this year to honor the late Robert C. McNair and his Stonerside Stable. The well-respected Thoroughbred operation, based in central Kentucky, produced national and international racing stars, including Congaree, Bob and […]

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San Antonio Horse Sale Company to Relaunch with Mixed Sale in June
By January 7, 2019 Read More →

San Antonio Horse Sale Company to Relaunch with Mixed Sale in June

The San Antonio Horse Sale Company, which from 1998 to 2002 conducted numerous horse auctions in Texas, is re-entering the business this year and will debut the San Antonio Rose Classic Mixed Horse Sale on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in New Braunfels at TBA. The auction will be managed by longtime horseman Bart Sherwood. The […]

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2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online
By December 5, 2018 Read More →

2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online

The 2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register, featuring dozens of stallions from around the Southwest and Midwest, is now online and will be arriving in mailboxes soon. To view the complete Stallion Register as a flip book, click here. Or to view the online version with links to individual stallions, click here. If you are not […]

New Issue of American Racehorse Online with Articles about Equine War Hero Sgt. Reckless, Man O’ War Project, New Stallions and More
By November 1, 2018 Read More →

New Issue of American Racehorse Online with Articles about Equine War Hero Sgt. Reckless, Man O’ War Project, New Stallions and More

The Fall 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes articles about equine war hero Sgt. Reckless, how horses can help veterans with PTSD, Seabiscuit’s DNA being used to research racehorse tendencies, new Thoroughbred stallions around the region and much more.  The issue also includes racing and breeding […]

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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Sam Houston Announces $1.3 Million Stakes Schedule for Thoroughbred Meet
By October 10, 2018 Read More →

Sam Houston Announces $1.3 Million Stakes Schedule for Thoroughbred Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 live racing season on Friday, January 25. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet will continue through Saturday, March 30. Officials have announced that Friday and Saturday racing will begin at 7:00 pm (Central) and the Tuesday and Wednesday matinee programs will get underway at 12 noon. Post time […]

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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. That effort came at Churchill Downs, which offers betting through twi-promo-code.com […]

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The Hot Favorites Traders Think You Should Back on Breeders’ Cup Weekend
By September 25, 2018 Read More →

The Hot Favorites Traders Think You Should Back on Breeders’ Cup Weekend

Horse racing enthusiasts are growing restless as we speed towards the renewal of the world-famous Breeders’ Cup World Championships in America. Churchill Downs provides the setting for the 2018 version, with two days of the highest quality horse racing taking place on November 2 and 3. Punters from all over the globe will flock to […]

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Texas-bred Hadifly Named Thoroughbred Incentive Program Horse of the Year
By September 24, 2018 Read More →

Texas-bred Hadifly Named Thoroughbred Incentive Program Horse of the Year

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today 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 2018. The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or […]

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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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