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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 […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
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 […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
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 […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
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 […]

Posted in: INDIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Latest Issue of American Racehorse Featuring Articles on Citation’s Triple Crown and Alphabet Soup’s Cancer Fight Now Online

Latest Issue of American Racehorse Featuring Articles on Citation’s Triple Crown and Alphabet Soup’s Cancer Fight Now Online

The Summer 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the mysterious fate of General Custer’s war horse Victory, a profile of Endeavor Farm, a look at what Thoroughbreds can do on the polo field and much more. It also includes […]

Texas Stallion Mr. Besilu Gets First Winner at Canterbury Park

Texas Stallion Mr. Besilu Gets First Winner at Canterbury Park

The first starter for Texas stallion Mr. Besilu turned out to be a winner as his 2-year-old daughter She B Glamorous won a maiden special weight contest on July 20 at Canterbury Park. With Jareth Loveberry up for trainer Francisco Bravo, the Minnesota-bred earned $20,400 for the victory clocked in 1:07.58 for 5 ½ furlongs. […]

Posted in: MINNESOTA, TEXAS
Lone Star Park Meet Concludes with Record Increases

Lone Star Park Meet Concludes with Record Increases

Even though the Lone Star Park meet ended on a subdued note when the final three days were cancelled due to extreme heat, the track concluded its 22nd Thoroughbred season with a record increase of 14.7% in average daily handle over 2017. That increase tops last year’s increase over 2016 of 11.7%, which set a […]

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Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Breezes in Preparation for Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks
By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Breezes in Preparation for Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks

Craig Upham’s homebred Patrona Margarita, a Texas-bred daughter of Oklahoma stallion Special Rate,  recorded a half-mile breeze in :48.80 on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, May 4. The Texas-bred breezed through eighth-mile splits of :12.60, :24.60 and :36.80 before galloping […]

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Latest Issue of American Racehorse featuring General Custer’s War Horse, Polo for Thoroughbreds Now Online
By April 19, 2018 Read More →

Latest Issue of American Racehorse featuring General Custer’s War Horse, Polo for Thoroughbreds Now Online

The Spring 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the mysterious fate of General Custer’s war horse Victory, a profile of Endeavor Farm, a look at what Thoroughbreds can do on the polo field and much more. It also includes […]

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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