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DNA Analysis of Seabiscuit May Yield Insights Into His Prowess

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 […]

By September 20, 2018 Read More →
More than 80 Head Entered in OTBO Mixed Sale

More than 80 Head Entered in OTBO Mixed Sale

A total of 81 Thoroughbred horses are scheduled to go through the ring at the Ohio Mixed Sales on October 7 at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio. Over half of the horses offered are yearlings (46) and over half of those (25) are Ohio accredited. There are eight weanlings, eight racing/broodmare prospects and 19 broodmares. […]

By September 5, 2018 Read More →
Big Crowd Turns Out for Carter Sale, Mighty Acres Tops Consignors

Big Crowd Turns Out for Carter Sale, Mighty Acres Tops Consignors

The Carter Sales Co.’s OKC September Sale saw a slight decline in average for the first time at the Labor Day weekend sale. A total of 50 yearlings sold for an average of $7,228, a 21 percent drop from the 2017 average of $9,137. Graduates from the sale won three maiden special weight races and […]

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Read the Footnotes Relocates from Oklahoma to New Mexico

Read the Footnotes Relocates from Oklahoma to New Mexico

Read the Footnotes, a graded stakes-winning and -siring stallion, has been relocated from Oklahoma to stand at Creekside Farm near Tularosa, New Mexico. He will stand as property of Bryan and Megan Petty as their new farm. Megan Petty is a longtime TTA member and practicing veterinarian who is also involved in the TTA’s Paddock […]

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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. […]

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 […]

Two $1-million Races, New Stakes Highlight 2019 Season at Oaklawn

Two $1-million Races, New Stakes Highlight 2019 Season at Oaklawn

One of the richest Thoroughbred race meets in North America will now offer two $1,000,000 Kentucky Derby prep races and two additional signature races. Oaklawn, which earlier this year announced a significant change to its race dates, turned it up another notch today when it announced that both the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Rebel […]

Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Indiana stallion Strong Contender was represented by his first Indiana-sired winner on Tuesday at Indiana Grand as his 2-year-old son S S Trooper won an open maiden special weight race. Bred and owned by Marvin Johnson and Doug Schmuecker and trained by Johnson, S S Trooper sat in second under jockey Fernando De La Cruz […]

Remington Park Racing Club Open for 2018 Memberships

Remington Park Racing Club Open for 2018 Memberships

Remington Park is now accepting memberships for the 2018 RP Racing Club. This year’s club horse will compete during the upcoming Thoroughbred Season that begins Aug. 24. The RP Racing Club offers a racehorse ownership experience for an extremely reasonable, one-time fee. The cost of a single membership into the 2018 RP Racing Club is […]

Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

If a race was predicted at the start, Axelrod would not have been a strong contender for the win in the 24th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby. However, it is how you finish that matters and Axelrod was full of momentum when he hit the wire, nabbing Trigger Warning for the win. […]

Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman scored his 20th career win Wednesday, June 27 at Indiana Grand. It was just another day at work for the 11-year-old son of Newfoundland, who now has in excess of $440,000 in career earnings. “He’s just a class act,” said jockey Rodney Prescott. “I rode him about four years ago and he goes […]

When Will We See Another Triple Crown Winner?

When Will We See Another Triple Crown Winner?

It wasn’t that long ago that sports betting fans were wondering if they’d ever see another Triple Crown winner. After all, many horse racing fans weren’t even alive the last time it happened back in 1978, when Affirmed won the Triple Crown by taking the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico […]

What to remember when betting on horses

What to remember when betting on horses

Betting on horses can be as much enjoyable and rewarding experience, as it is not too easy to perform, especially on some higher than recreational level. There are quite a few things to have in mind when exploring this idea. Perhaps even more to learn along the way, if you are serious about it, or […]

Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

It was evident that the third race at Indiana Grand was a little different than most Saturday, June 30. Track Announcer Bill Downes’ voice got very animated in the final strides of the race as Miracles Take Time and jockey Declan Cannon when it was clear they were going to record the victory. The race […]

Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, for a hearing to approve the transfer of ownership of the assets of Centaur Gaming to Caesars Entertainment. The commission approved the petition of the transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and all Winner’s Circle […]

Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

2015 saw American Pharoah bring the end of a long 37-year wait for a new Triple Crown winner. The wait for our next winner was much shorter; it’s 2018 and we already have another winner in Justify. Both American Pharoah and Justify have been trained by Bob Baffert, who hasn’t shied away from comparisons; “It’s […]

Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Sale Set for September

Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Sale Set for September

The Carter Sales Co. OKC Summer Sale with select yearlings and a mixed session is set for Sunday, September 2, at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena. Horses can be viewed on the Friday and Saturday before the sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A light lunch will be served and a live band will […]

Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop Set for Lexington, Trainers’ Exam Prep for Oklahoma

Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop Set for Lexington, Trainers’ Exam Prep for Oklahoma

Registration is now open for a Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop in Lexington, KY on July 29-August 1 and the 5th annual Remington Park Trainers’ Exam Prep class on August 13-15 in Oklahoma City. Interested participants are encouraged to sign up early at www.purplepowerracing.com or www.groomelite.com as spots are limited to 8 and 12 participants respectively. Both classes will […]

Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns Saturday to Indiana Grand

Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns Saturday to Indiana Grand

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s (HBPA) popular Saturday morning program “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns to Indiana Grand Saturday, June 23. The interactive program is free and open to guests of all ages, providing a look at different aspects of Thoroughbred racing in the state of Indiana. The “Grand Mornings at the Track” […]