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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 […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, TEXAS
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 […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, TEXAS
Top Texas Stallion My Golden Song Back at Valor Farm after Mending at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital

Top Texas Stallion My Golden Song Back at Valor Farm after Mending at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital

Valor Farm reports that after five months at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital being treated for a partial tear in his deep flexor tendon, stallion My Golden Song has returned to the farm in Pilot Point, Texas. Perennially among the top stallions in Texas, My Golden Song is a winning and graded stakes-placed son of […]

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Native Texan J.R. Caldwell Firing on All Cylinders at Churchill Downs

Native Texan J.R. Caldwell Firing on All Cylinders at Churchill Downs

Through the first 13 days of the 38-day Spring Meet, Texas native J.R. Caldwell is making his presence known at Churchill Downs with an impressive nine victories in 14 starts (64.3%), including a trio of wins on Saturday’s 11-race card. “We are very blessed for the opportunity we’ve had so far in Kentucky,” Caldwell said. […]

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Breyer Joins Man o’ War’s 100th Celebration with Release of a Centennial Edition of Legendary Racehorse

Breyer Joins Man o’ War’s 100th Celebration with Release of a Centennial Edition of Legendary Racehorse

Breyer will join the Kentucky Horse Park in honoring the 100th birthday of the legendary Man o’ War with a new Classics portrait model of the racing legend. Man o’ War (March 29, 1917 – November 1, 1947) is widely considered to be one of the greatest racehorses of all time. The chestnut Thoroughbred stallion, […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Mor Spirit Becomes a Millionaire with Steve Sexton Mile Victory at Lone Star, Texas Chrome Takes Second

Mor Spirit Becomes a Millionaire with Steve Sexton Mile Victory at Lone Star, Texas Chrome Takes Second

Odds-on favorite Mor Sprit came through with a big effort in Sunday’s $200,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park as he rolled to a 5 ¾-length victory with jockey Mike Smith up for trainer Bob Baffert. Texas Chrome, the 2016 Texas Horse of the Year, finished second with Maxxam Gold Cup winner […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Zippit E Strikes Again in Wayne Hanks Memorial at Lone Star

Zippit E Strikes Again in Wayne Hanks Memorial at Lone Star

Favorite Zippit E, trained by Bret Calhoun, sped her way to her fifth straight victory in Sundays $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes for Texas-bred fillies and mares at Lone Star Park. The 4-year-old filly by Valor Farm stallion My Golden Song went straight to the lead on the outside, racing in the three path through […]

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Supermason Repeats in Premiere Stakes to Open Lone Star Meet

Supermason Repeats in Premiere Stakes to Open Lone Star Meet

This year’s Lone Star Park meet started just as last year’s did, with a victory by Supermason in the $50,000 Premiere Stakes for Texas-breds. With Lindey Wade up for trainer Bret Calhoun, the 5-year-old gelding by Valor Farm stallion Grasshopper scored by three-quarters of a length over Bravura with another 8 ¼ lengths back to […]

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Jockey C.J. McMahon Shifts Tack to Gulfstream Park

Jockey C.J. McMahon Shifts Tack to Gulfstream Park

After setting a record for most victories by a jockey last spring and summer at Lone Star Park, C. J. McMahon has ventured to Gulfstream Park to seek success during the 2017 Spring and Summer Meets. “I think it might be a good opportunity to get to where I want to be in my career,” […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Texas 2-Year-Old Sale Posts Huge Increases in Second Year of Operation

Texas 2-Year-Old Sale Posts Huge Increases in Second Year of Operation

The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale held Tuesday on the grounds of Lone Star Park posted numbers that dwarfed those of the first juvenile auction held last year by the Texas Thoroughbred Association, which took over as the sale’s operator from Fasig-Tipton. With 70 of 93 head sold, this year’s auction recorded gross receipts of […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS