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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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Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg Dies at 81
By December 28, 2017 Read More →

Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg Dies at 81

Trainer Jack Van Berg, a member of horse racing’s national Hall of Fame and the conditioner of more than 6,500 winners, passed away December 27 at the age of 81 after battling cancer. A perennial leading trainer at Ak-Sar-Ben in Nebraska along with other tracks around the Midwest and around the country, Van Berg is […]

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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Launches Foal Patrol
By December 19, 2017 Read More →

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Launches Foal Patrol

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will launch an innovative new project called Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live web cameras where people can view real-time streams of several in-foal mares during their pregnancy through the actual foaling. The live camera feeds will be available beginning Dec. 19 from 7 a.m. […]

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Live in Joy, a stakes-winning son of Kitten’s Joy, to stand at Broughton Farm in Texas
By December 14, 2017 Read More →

Live in Joy, a stakes-winning son of Kitten’s Joy, to stand at Broughton Farm in Texas

Broughton Farm in Odessa, Texas, has announced the addition of Live in Joy to its stallion roster for the 2018 breeding season. The son of champion turf male and leading national sire Kitten’s Joy will stand his first season for an introductory fee of $1,500, with a $500 discount to Texas-bred mares and a limited […]

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Eagle, a Graded Stakes-Winning Son of Candy Ride, Retired to Valor Farm in Texas
By December 1, 2017 Read More →

Eagle, a Graded Stakes-Winning Son of Candy Ride, Retired to Valor Farm in Texas

From BloodHorse.com Grade 1-placed, graded stakes winner Eagle has been retired and will enter stud at Douglas Scharbauer’s Valor Farm in North Texas for $5,000. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride (Arg) out of Sea Gull, by Mineshaft, was bred and raced by William S. Farish. He won twice at 2 and never finished off […]

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Altior vs. Douvon: One of the Most Anticipated Clashes of the National Hunt Season
By November 30, 2017 Read More →

Altior vs. Douvon: One of the Most Anticipated Clashes of the National Hunt Season

Both Altior and Douvan are Champions in their own right and are two of the most exciting horses in training. Both have led all before them and have looked virtually unbeatable and this is without a doubt the most anticipated clash of the 2017/18 national hunt season. With Altior side lined and Douvan on the […]

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Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets 2018 Sale Dates
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets 2018 Sale Dates

The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in partnership with Lone Star Park, has announced its sales dates for 2018. The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held April 10 with the under tack show set for April 8. Horses will breeze over the Lone Star Park track, and the sale will be held at the Texas […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More
By November 10, 2017 Read More →

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More

The Fall 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the legendary Man o’ War on the 100th anniversary of his birth, a look at the perils of riding racehorses with some amazing photos plus much more. The […]