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Tom Van Berg Begins 2018 Season with a “Profound Moment”

Tom Van Berg Begins 2018 Season with a “Profound Moment”

Shortly before trainer Tom Van Berg would saddle his first starter in a decade Jan. 12 at Oaklawn, paddock analyst Nancy Holthus was a few feet away preparing to deliver insight on the fifth race, a third-level allowance/optional claiming sprint for older fillies and mares. What unfolded next was truly a profound moment. Van Berg […]

By January 21, 2018 Read More →
Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge, Horse of the Meet at Canterbury, Favored in Saturday’s Dixie Belle at Oaklawn

Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge, Horse of the Meet at Canterbury, Favored in Saturday’s Dixie Belle at Oaklawn

Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge is the 3-2 program favorite for the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 6-furlong Dixie Belle, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Gates open Saturday at 11 a.m., with first post 1:05 p.m. Amy’s Challenge, who races for Novogratz Racing […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →
Indiana Breeders Invited to Reproduction and Foaling Emergencies Seminar

Indiana Breeders Invited to Reproduction and Foaling Emergencies Seminar

On February 16, breeders and owners participating in the Indiana Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred Breed Development Programs are invited to attend a free seminar on what to expect and how to manage equine reproduction and foaling emergencies. The seminar will take place at Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital in Shelbyville, Ind., with Senior Veterinary Surgeon […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →
First Foal Arrives by Oklahoma Stallion Den’s Legacy of Mighty Acres

First Foal Arrives by Oklahoma Stallion Den’s Legacy of Mighty Acres

The first foal sired by Oklahoma stallion Den’s Legacy was born January 16 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Ontario, Canada, according to an article on BloodHorse.com. A Grade 3-winning son of Medaglia d’Oro, Den’s Legacy stands at Mighty Acres in Pryor, Oklahoma, as property of Center Hills Farm. In addition to his graded stakes […]

By January 18, 2018 Read More →
Trainer Don Von Hemel Looks to Keep Lengthy Oaklawn Win Streak Alive

Trainer Don Von Hemel Looks to Keep Lengthy Oaklawn Win Streak Alive

One constant the last four decades at Oaklawn has been trainer Don Von Hemel of Hot Springs. Actually, he’s been more like a sure bet. Von Hemel, 83, has at least one victory at every Oaklawn meeting since 1975, a lengthy streak he will try to extend with Cowboy U Know in Saturday’s first race. […]

By January 12, 2018 Read More →
Oaklawn to Unveil American Pharoah Statue on January 11

Oaklawn to Unveil American Pharoah Statue on January 11

As a lasting tribute to the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, who began his historic campaign at Oaklawn, the track will unveil a life-size bronze statue of American Pharoah Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. Oaklawn opens for its 114th live racing season Jan. 12 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. Zayat […]

By January 9, 2018 Read More →
Springboard Mile Winner Greyvitos Voted Remington Horse of the Meeting

Springboard Mile Winner Greyvitos Voted Remington Horse of the Meeting

Greyvitos, the talented gray who won the $400,000 Springboard Mile by 2-1/4 lengths, has been voted the 2017 Remington Park Horse of the Meeting. The seasonal titles are determined by a vote of media that covered the season along with track and racing department officials. Owned by Triple B Farms of North Hollywood, Calif. and […]

By January 7, 2018 Read More →
Indiana TOBA Stallion Season Auction Begins Friday

Indiana TOBA Stallion Season Auction Begins Friday

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s (ITOBA) annual Stallion Service Auction will be live online starting Friday, January 5 at 8 pm EST until Monday, January 8 at 7 pm EST. Stallions from Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Illinois and Florida are featured in the auction. Bidding will take place online at Starquine.com. The auction […]

By January 4, 2018 Read More →
Texas-bred Durocher Wins Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park

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 […]

By December 30, 2017 Read More →
Longtime Oklahoma Stallion Service Stripe Euthanized at Age 26

Longtime Oklahoma Stallion Service Stripe Euthanized at Age 26

Service Stripe, a leading Oklahoma stallion over the past decade, was euthanized at Caines Stallion Station in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, on December 26 due to old age. The stakes-winning son of Deputy Minister was 26. After originally standing in Kentucky, Service Stripe relocated to Oklahoma and first stood at Rockin’ Z Ranch before moving to Caines. […]

By December 28, 2017 Read More →