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Texas Horsemen Reach Industry Agreement

Texas Horsemen Reach Industry Agreement

On July 9th, representatives of the Texas Thoroughbred Association, Texas Quarter Horse Association, Texas Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (QH & Paint), and the Texas Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (TB and Arabian), met and came to a unanimous agreement. As rules are promulgated by the Texas Racing Commission and other decisions are made with respect to the […]

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Governor Abbott Signs Two Bills That Benefit the Texas Horse Racing Industry

Governor Abbott Signs Two Bills That Benefit the Texas Horse Racing Industry

(The following message is from the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership) Dear horsemen and women, We are so pleased to inform you that after years of effort, your voices were heard by our legislators in Austin. On June 14, Governor Greg Abbott signed two pieces of legislation into law that will aid our state’s horse racing industry […]

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Highlander Training Center Names Jeff Hooper Chairman & CEO

Highlander Training Center Names Jeff Hooper Chairman & CEO

Highlander Training Center (HTC), a state-of-the-art Thoroughbred facility located near Sulphur Springs, TX (east of Dallas) has named longtime horse industry executive Jeff Hooper as its new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. Hooper will begin his new duties on July 8, 2019. Hooper’s experience in the horse industry includes nine years as Executive Director of […]

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Full Agenda Set for Track Superintendents’ Field Day at Charles Town

Full Agenda Set for Track Superintendents’ Field Day at Charles Town

Track superintendents and their staffs from around North America are set to meet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on June 23-25 for a full schedule of educational panels as part of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. A complete agenda for the event has been announced, with award-winning speaker, author and farmer Jolene Brown set […]

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Copies of Issue Featuring Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs Available for Purchase

Copies of Issue Featuring Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs Available for Purchase

A limited number of copies of the Spring 2019 issue of American Racehorse, featuring articles on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs, are available for $10, shipping included (US only). Additional copies are $5 each. To order, use the PayPal button below. Choose Quantity 1 copy $10.00 USD2 copies $15.00 USD3 copies $20.00 USD

Dine with an Equine at Belmont Park

Dine with an Equine at Belmont Park

By Michael Fenrich NYRA has announced the return of its “Breakfast at Belmont” program. Price: Free Parking Free Admission (prices below for breakfast) $15 Adults $7.50 Kids 6 and under Cuisine: Hotel Style Buffet. Cereal, juice and coffee. “The Breakfast at Belmont program is a great way for people to come see the horses train […]

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Full Circle For Vekoma

Full Circle For Vekoma

By Michael Fenrich In 2017 Vekoma was sold at the September Keeneland sale for $135,000. R.A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable brought Vekoma. They named Vekoma after the Dutch manufacturer Vekoma who makes roller coasters for amusement parks. Horse racing is like a roller coaster with ups and downs, ebs and flows each day. George […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Online with Features on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs
By April 29, 2019 Read More →

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Online with Features on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs

The Spring 2019 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes long-form articles the real story of Ruffian and the ups and downs of Santa Fe Downs.  The issue also includes racing and breeding news from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and around the region. The […]

Starting Gate Success
By April 28, 2019 Read More →

Starting Gate Success

By Michael Fenrich The starting gate crew at racetracks are very important to the success of the Thoroughbred, especially at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby Day. Whether it is a maiden race during a weekday or the run for the roses, the crew helps the majestic horses. “They are the unsung heroes; they are so […]

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Registration for Sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference Now Open

Registration for Sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference Now Open

OwnerView announced today that registration is now open for the sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., from Monday, October 28, through Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The conference will once again coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled to be held November 1-2 at […]

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Groom Elite, Trainers’ Exam Classes Set for Kentucky and Texas in April

Groom Elite, Trainers’ Exam Classes Set for Kentucky and Texas in April

The Elite Program Inc., through its Groom Elite Education programs, has opened registration for two April classes open to the public. A critical current topic in racing is the lack of qualified help to fill open positions in the racing industry. For the third year in a row, The Jockey Club, Magdalena Farm, National HBPA […]

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American Racehorse to Suspend Print Publication After Spring Issue
By March 27, 2019 Read More →

American Racehorse to Suspend Print Publication After Spring Issue

American Racehorse magazine will suspend its print publication following the upcoming spring issue in April. The magazine, which originally launched in 2012 as Southern Racehorse, covers Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the Southwest, Midwest and Midsouth regions of the country. “I have truly enjoyed publishing the magazine for the past 6 ½ years, but as […]

Mr Money Bags, Direct Dial Top Impressive List of Texas Champions Day Winners
By March 25, 2019 Read More →

Mr Money Bags, Direct Dial Top Impressive List of Texas Champions Day Winners

Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday night with six Texas Champions stakes. An enthusiastic crowd was on hand to see plenty of talent in the $50,000 Yellow Rose, $50,000 San Jacinto Stakes, $50,000 Spirit of Texas Stakes, $50,000 Bara Lass, $50,000 Groovy and $50,000 Richard King Stakes. Mr Money Bags Captures Second Stakes […]

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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. Need help on how to place a bet? In 2005, the Texas Thoroughbred Association renamed both these stakes to honor a […]

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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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