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Tom Howard, Trainer of Ivan Fallunovalot, Passes Away

Tom Howard, Trainer of Ivan Fallunovalot, Passes Away

Trainer Tom Howard, best known for developing multiple stakes-winning sprinter Ivan Fallunovalot, died from complications of cancer Saturday night at his Hot Springs home. He was 70. Howard was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year and died just hours after Ivan Fallunovalot, a former claimer owned by longtime client Lewis Mathews, finished third in […]

By March 11, 2018 Read More →
Prairie Meadows Meet to Open with Starter Bonus Incentive and Purse Increases

Prairie Meadows Meet to Open with Starter Bonus Incentive and Purse Increases

Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on April 26 with a Starter Bonus Incentive program and purse increases for overnight races. Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) worked jointly to develop the Starter Bonus Incentive. The incentive, which covers the first 12 days of the season, […]

Catalogue for Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Continues to Grow

Catalogue for Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Continues to Grow

A total of 126 head have been consigned for the Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on April 10 starting at 12 noon at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion at Lone Star Park. The under tack show is set for April 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the track located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. This catalogue […]

By February 28, 2018 Read More →
Lone Star Park Announces Purse Increase for Upcoming Meet

Lone Star Park Announces Purse Increase for Upcoming Meet

Lone Star Park has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season which opens April 19. All overnight races will see an increase of $2,000 each in purse money. Some overnight race categories will see as much as a 25% gain in their purses. No race throughout the 44-day season will […]

By February 27, 2018 Read More →
Indiana Breeders Pack Hospital to Learn About Foaling and Reproduction Emergencies

Indiana Breeders Pack Hospital to Learn About Foaling and Reproduction Emergencies

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) and Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital (CESH) were proud to host more than 65 horse racing breeders and owners for an information-packed afternoon on February 16 in Shelbyville, Ind. The veterinarians of CESH presented a seminar on foaling and reproduction emergencies to better prepare breeders for the already-busy foaling season. […]

By February 21, 2018 Read More →
Will Rogers Downs Receives Enhanced TVG Coverage for Spring Thoroughbred Meet

Will Rogers Downs Receives Enhanced TVG Coverage for Spring Thoroughbred Meet

Trainers are arriving from across the country for the 30-day Thoroughbred meet returning to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on March 12. The track is in its 12th year of operation, and track representatives look to a successful season as they embrace a few new changes. The spring meet runs through Preakness on Saturday, May […]

By February 21, 2018 Read More →
Groom Elite Announces Horseman’s Classes at Lone Star Park

Groom Elite Announces Horseman’s Classes at Lone Star Park

The Elite Program, Inc. and Purple Power Racing Services owner C. Reid McLellan, PhD announced a full schedule of classes for the end of winter and beginning of spring. Two Trainers’ Exam Prep Classes, a first-of -its-kind one-day horse behavior and handling clinic and the second annual Horsemen’s Workforce Development at Magdalena Farms in Lexington, […]

By February 18, 2018 Read More →
Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot Aims for Hot Springs Stakes and Millionaire Status

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 […]

By February 14, 2018 Read More →
Agenda Set for Track Superintendents Field Day at Oaklawn

Agenda Set for Track Superintendents Field Day at Oaklawn

The agenda is set and the excitement is building for the 17th annual Track Superintendents Field Day at historic Oaklawn Park. The event is open to all track superintendents and staff. “We welcome and urge tracks to invest in sending your team,” states event founder Roy Smith, “the information shared and the industry networking are […]

By February 14, 2018 Read More →
Stakes Purses Top $4.3 Million for Thoroughbred Meet at Indiana Grand

Stakes Purses Top $4.3 Million for Thoroughbred Meet at Indiana Grand

A total of 35 Thoroughbred stakes will be included for the 2018 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. More than $4.3 million in total purses will be offered during the 120-day meet that begins Tuesday, April 17 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The 24th running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana […]

By February 9, 2018 Read More →