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NFL Star Rob Gronkowski Acquires Stake in Namesake Kentucky Derby Contender
By April 19, 2018 Read More →

NFL Star Rob Gronkowski Acquires Stake in Namesake Kentucky Derby Contender

Phoenix Thoroughbreds Ltd. has joined with New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski in a partnership arrangement involving the three-year-old colt Gronkowski, who is set to compete in the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs after winning all three of his starts to date in 2018. Gronkowski has acquired a substantial stake in the […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Texas Juvenile Sale Posts Increased Gross, Average Nearly Steady
By April 10, 2018 Read More →

Texas Juvenile Sale Posts Increased Gross, Average Nearly Steady

Tuesday’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on the grounds of Lone Star Park concluded with a sizable increase in gross sales and a slight decrease in average compared to last year’s smaller catalogue. A total of 106 horses went through the ring at the sale operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, TEXAS
Secrets of the Hospitality Trade
By March 21, 2018 Read More →

Secrets of the Hospitality Trade

The 2018 Grand National is quickly approaching and you can get started on your Grand National 2018 betting online today. If you’re looking for tips on betting on the Grand National, then the odds from bookmakers suggest that horses such as Blaklion, The Last Samuri and Cause of Causes are some of those to watch. […]

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Tom Howard, Trainer of Ivan Fallunovalot, Passes Away
By March 11, 2018 Read More →

Tom Howard, Trainer of Ivan Fallunovalot, Passes Away

Trainer Tom Howard, best known for developing multiple stakes-winning sprinter Ivan Fallunovalot, died from complications of cancer Saturday night at his Hot Springs home. He was 70. Howard was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year and died just hours after Ivan Fallunovalot, a former claimer owned by longtime client Lewis Mathews, finished third in […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS, TEXAS
Catalogue for Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Continues to Grow
By February 28, 2018 Read More →

Catalogue for Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Continues to Grow

A total of 126 head have been consigned for the Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on April 10 starting at 12 noon at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion at Lone Star Park. The under tack show is set for April 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the track located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. This catalogue […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Lone Star Park Announces Purse Increase for Upcoming Meet
By February 27, 2018 Read More →

Lone Star Park Announces Purse Increase for Upcoming Meet

Lone Star Park has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season which opens April 19. All overnight races will see an increase of $2,000 each in purse money. Some overnight race categories will see as much as a 25% gain in their purses. No race throughout the 44-day season will […]

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Groom Elite Announces Horseman’s Classes at Lone Star Park
By February 18, 2018 Read More →

Groom Elite Announces Horseman’s Classes at Lone Star Park

The Elite Program, Inc. and Purple Power Racing Services owner C. Reid McLellan, PhD announced a full schedule of classes for the end of winter and beginning of spring. Two Trainers’ Exam Prep Classes, a first-of -its-kind one-day horse behavior and handling clinic and the second annual Horsemen’s Workforce Development at Magdalena Farms in Lexington, […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot Aims for Hot Springs Stakes and Millionaire Status
By February 14, 2018 Read More →

Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot Aims for Hot Springs Stakes and Millionaire Status

Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot will make his next start in the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 10, owner Lewis Mathews said Saturday morning. The 6-furlong Hot Springs will be the second opportunity for Ivan Fallunovalot to reach $1 million in career earnings, which Mathews said is a major goal before the 8-year-old Texas-bred […]

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Latest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Detroit Race Course, a Civil War Thoroughbred Hero and More
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

Latest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Detroit Race Course, a Civil War Thoroughbred Hero and More

The Winter 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Michigan’s Detroit Race Course, General Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War Thoroughbred Cincinnati, Texas’ Valor Farm and new stallions in the region. It also includes racing and breeding news from Texas, Oklahoma, […]

Texas-bred Bling on the Music Tops First Session of Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale
By February 6, 2018 Read More →

Texas-bred Bling on the Music Tops First Session of Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Stakes winning broodmare prospects and in-foal mares were the most popular commodities during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale on Monday. The session saw multiple six-figure sales for yearlings, broodmares, and racing/broodmare prospects. The session topper was multiple stakes-winning Texas-bred Bling On the Music (Hip 68), purchased for $260,000 by International […]

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Voting Now Open for Texas Champion Claimer Award
By February 5, 2018 Read More →

Voting Now Open for Texas Champion Claimer Award

Claiming horses fill the vast majority of race cards every day, but these hard-workers rarely receive recognition so the Texas Thoroughbred Association created the Texas Champion Claimer Award. The winning horse and his or her connections will be recognized alongside the other 2017 Texas Champions at the TTA Annual Conference and Awards Banquet at Lone […]

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Rhino Announces Sales Alliance with Equine Equipment
By February 4, 2018 Read More →

Rhino Announces Sales Alliance with Equine Equipment

Rhino® announced today that they have formed a sales alliance with Equine Equipment. Equine Equipment offers dedicated discounts on equipment for horse owners and horse ranches, covering the United States of America and Canada. The company works with major manufacturers of mowers, tractors and other commercial equipment through existing dealerships and offers price advantages to […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Keeneland Library Showcases Work of Noted Racing Artist Peb
By February 4, 2018 Read More →

Keeneland Library Showcases Work of Noted Racing Artist Peb

The Keeneland Library is paying tribute to Pierre Bellocq, the internationally celebrated artist better known as “Peb,” with the exhibit “Artistry of Peb: Fifty Years of Features” that opens Monday, Feb. 5, and a virtual exhibit now available on Keeneland.com titled “The Artistry of Peb.” “Artistry of Peb” showcases 18 of Bellocq’s features from The […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Swift Shock, Red Dress and Sully’s Dream Score Upsets in Sam Houston Stakes
By January 30, 2018 Read More →

Swift Shock, Red Dress and Sully’s Dream Score Upsets in Sam Houston Stakes

The Sunday Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston Race Park included classy performances by Tiger Moth in the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Big Picture in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup. The afternoon also featured two Texas Champions Day stakes and the running of the $50,000 Houston Distaff. Longshots ruled those three […]

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Tiger Moth Wins Houston Ladies Classic on Richest Card of Meet at Sam Houston
By January 30, 2018 Read More →

Tiger Moth Wins Houston Ladies Classic on Richest Card of Meet at Sam Houston

It was a tremendous afternoon of racing on Sunday at Sam Houston Race Park with thrilling performances by Tiger Moth in the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and another win for trainer Mike Maker in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup. It was also an exceptional day for jockey Jose Ortiz, who posted […]

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Collector’s Edition 2018 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters
By January 30, 2018 Read More →

Collector’s Edition 2018 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters

Secretariat fans everywhere have given rave reviews to a 2018 calendar featuring the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. Released just after Christmas, the fund-raising calendar has been very successful in its mission to raise money for its beneficiaries, despite the late launch for a calendar, and has already […]

First Foal by Texas Bling Born Sunday
By January 28, 2018 Read More →

First Foal by Texas Bling Born Sunday

The first foal by Texas Bling, the most successful son of Texas’ perennial leading sire Too Much Bling, was born Sunday morning, January 28. The filly is out of the stakes-winning mare I’m Workin On It. Texas Bling stands at ESMS on the Brazos in Weatherford, Texas, for $1,500 as the property of Hall’s Family […]

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Mav Master, Zippit E, Imma Bling, Witt’s Town Win Texas Champions Stakes
By January 28, 2018 Read More →

Mav Master, Zippit E, Imma Bling, Witt’s Town Win Texas Champions Stakes

Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday night with four Texas Champions stakes. Heavy rain earlier in the day forced the two turf stakes onto the main track, but a good crowd was on hand to see a quartet of talented runners put on a very entertaining show in the $50,000 Richard King takes, […]

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Texas Chrome Repeats as Texas Horse of the Year
By January 25, 2018 Read More →

Texas Chrome Repeats as Texas Horse of the Year

Texas Chrome, who last year joined Groovy as just the second Texas-bred millionaire in history, will be named the Texas Horse of the Year for the second consecutive time at the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s annual meeting and awards banquet on June 23 at Lone Star Park. The 2017 Texas champions were determined by points earned […]

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Texas-bred Durocher Wins Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park
By December 30, 2017 Read More →

Texas-bred Durocher Wins Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park

Multiple stakes-placed Durocher, a Texas-bred son of Niagara Causeway, managed to collect his first stakes victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park, benefiting from a ground-saving trip to score an 18-1 upset in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby. Ridden by Paco Lopez, Durocher broke well from his No. 1 post position to track pacesetter General McGooby around […]

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