Minnesota Thoroughbred Association
Jockeys donate 365 pounds of peanut butter to veterans at Indiana Grand

Jockeys donate 365 pounds of peanut butter to veterans at Indiana Grand

Peanut butter is one of the hottest commodities in the store available at Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF). When their supply was getting low, members of the Community Outreach program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino found out about the need and implemented a team member peanut butter drive during the month of May. The […]

Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

There are many Thoroughbred trainers who pursue the profession because their families were horsemen, and their love for racing was passed down from previous generations. But Charles Hukill took a very different route. Hukill was born in Dallas, Texas, and built a very successful landscaping and sprinkler business in Plano, 20 miles northeast of downtown […]

Grand Gesture Stable offers unique racehorse ownership opportunity at Indiana Grand

Grand Gesture Stable offers unique racehorse ownership opportunity at Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has implemented a new racehorse ownership opportunity for the general public this season. Grand Gesture Stable offers 50 shares at $300 per share to individuals seeking to learn more about racing and the intricate details of owning part of a Thoroughbred racehorse. The horse selected for this unique ownership opportunity […]

Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

If you are a Texas-based jockey looking to make an impact on the Louisiana circuit, what would it take to make that transition a success? First and foremost, skill in the saddle to ensure that established barns will take notice, and secondly, an agent who is respected by the horsemen and owners. Well, that formula […]

Top Texas Stallion My Golden Song Back at Valor Farm after Mending at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital

Top Texas Stallion My Golden Song Back at Valor Farm after Mending at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital

Valor Farm reports that after five months at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital being treated for a partial tear in his deep flexor tendon, stallion My Golden Song has returned to the farm in Pilot Point, Texas. Perennially among the top stallions in Texas, My Golden Song is a winning and graded stakes-placed son of […]

Louisiana Stallion Flashpoint Gets First Winner

Louisiana Stallion Flashpoint Gets First Winner

Multiple graded stakes winner and freshman sire Flashpoint got his first winner on May 19 when Flashy Coop won a maiden race at the Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. Bred in Louisiana by Gerard Meloncon, Flashy Coop sold from the consignment of 5 B Farm at the Equine Sales Company Yearling Sale in […]

Ron Captures Sagamore Sired Stakes at Indiana Grand for Second Stakes Win

Ron Captures Sagamore Sired Stakes at Indiana Grand for Second Stakes Win

Ron was an impressive 2-year-old last season at Indiana Grand. He was tagged as the heavy favorite in the fourth running of the $100,000-added Sagamore Sired Stakes on Wednesday, May 24 and he didn’t disappoint, turning in a strong performance in the rain for the win. Ridden by Leandro Goncalves, Ron started his journey in […]

Defining Hope Wins Swifty Sired Stakes at Indiana Grand

Defining Hope Wins Swifty Sired Stakes at Indiana Grand

Defining Hope and jockey Malcolm Franklin returned to their stakes winning ways to win the $100,000-added Swifty Sired Stakes for 3-year-old Indiana-sired fillies on Wednesday, May 24 at Indiana Grand. Dominant in that category last season, Defining Hope now has three stakes wins to her credit for trainer Barb McBride and owner-breeder Colette Marie Vanmatre […]

Native Texan J.R. Caldwell Firing on All Cylinders at Churchill Downs

Native Texan J.R. Caldwell Firing on All Cylinders at Churchill Downs

Through the first 13 days of the 38-day Spring Meet, Texas native J.R. Caldwell is making his presence known at Churchill Downs with an impressive nine victories in 14 starts (64.3%), including a trio of wins on Saturday’s 11-race card. “We are very blessed for the opportunity we’ve had so far in Kentucky,” Caldwell said. […]

Arapahoe Park Kicks Off 2017 Season on Preakness Weekend

Arapahoe Park Kicks Off 2017 Season on Preakness Weekend

As the national horse racing and sports spotlight focuses on Always Dreaming’s Triple Crown bid in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, the local horse racing spotlight in the Rocky Mountain region will flick on for the start of the 2017 season in Colorado at Arapahoe Park. The Aurora, Colorado racetrack will […]