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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,” […]

Classic Empire Returns a Winner in Arkansas Derby

Classic Empire Returns a Winner in Arkansas Derby

John Oxley’s reigning 2-year-old champion Classic Empire secured his spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby with his victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby on closing day of the 2017 Oaklawn season. He returned $5.80, $4.40 and $3.80 as the 3-2 favorite in the field of 12. Trained by Mark Casse, Classic […]

Indiana Grand Set to Open on Tuesday

Indiana Grand Set to Open on Tuesday

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will get underway Tuesday, April 18 with a nine-race program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Eight Thoroughbred races will be followed by one Quarter Horse race on the opening day card that begins at 2:05 p.m. Highlighting the first day of racing will be a […]

Iowa-breds Rockin Rudy and Chanel’s Legacy Set for Graded Stakes at Oaklawn

Iowa-breds Rockin Rudy and Chanel’s Legacy Set for Graded Stakes at Oaklawn

The number of registered Thoroughbreds born in Iowa in 2014 was 253, or 1.1 percent of the entire North American crop. But two are in graded stakes during Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South: Rockin Rudy in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and Chanel’s Legacy in Friday’s $400,000 Fantasy (G3). Both were bred […]

Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog, Stakes Set for Derby Day Weekend at Evangeline

Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog, Stakes Set for Derby Day Weekend at Evangeline

Equine Sales Company has released a catalog of 67 head for its 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale set for May 9 in Opelousas, Louisiana. The breeze show is scheduled for May 7. It was also announced that the Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks will be held May 5-6 at […]

Oklahoma-bred Welder Wins Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers

Oklahoma-bred Welder Wins Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers

Winning his third straight race and seventh of 11 career starts, Oklahoma-bred Welder drew clear to a two-length win in Tuesday’s $51,500 Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. The 4-year-old gelding ran six furlongs in 1:09.83 with Travis Cunningham in the saddle for trainer Theresa Luneack and owner Ra-Max Farms LLC. Welder was bred […]

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 […]

Minnesota-bred Rockin the Bleu’s Wins Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers

Minnesota-bred Rockin the Bleu’s Wins Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers

Blue Valley Farm LLC”s Rockin the Bleu’s scored her first open company stakes win on Monday with a half-length victory in the $50,000 Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. Bryan McNeil rode the 6-year-old Rockport Harbor mare for trainer Mike Biehler and stopped the timer at 1:09.81 for six furlongs over a good track. […]

Redding Colliery Colt Posts Fastest Time in Rescheduled Texas Juvenile Under Tack Show

Redding Colliery Colt Posts Fastest Time in Rescheduled Texas Juvenile Under Tack Show

Under sunny skies at Lone Star Park, the rescheduled under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale was held Monday morning with a Louisiana-bred colt by Redding Colliery, hip 31, posting the fastest eighth-mile time of :10.1. The under tack show was originally scheduled for Sunday but had to be pushed back due […]

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

The Spring 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 rise of Oaklawn’s Triple Crown prep races, immigration issues facing the racing industry, the Bo Jackson of horse racing and much more. The issue also includes racing and […]