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Texas Strikes Gold for Third Time in a Row as Thermistor Takes Arapahoe’s Gold Rush Futurity

Texas Strikes Gold for Third Time in a Row as Thermistor Takes Arapahoe’s Gold Rush Futurity

The eyes of Texas are upon the Gold Rush Futurity. Thermistor became the third-straight Texas-based horse to win Colorado’s richest race on Sunday at Arapahoe Park. The 2-year-old chestnut colt captured the six-furlong, $100,000 stakes race for 2-year-olds by three-quarters of a length in 1:11.31. Jockey Danny Sorenson, who rode Thermistor to victory in the […]

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Gold Rush Highlights Final Weekend of Arapahoe Park Meet

Gold Rush Highlights Final Weekend of Arapahoe Park Meet

A pair of 2-year-old chestnut geldings trained by Kenneth “Butch” Gleason are the leading local contenders in Sunday’s Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park, the richest horse race in Colorado that has been won for the past two years by shippers from Texas. The $100,000 stakes race over six furlongs will highlight the Aurora, Colorado […]

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Menoken Farms Duo Tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Menoken Farms Duo Tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Two colts consigned by Menoken Farms of Montrose drew top bids of $31,000 and $30,000 to fetch top dollar at the Silver Cup Yearling Sale, hosted by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association on Aug. 5. Kim Oliver signed the $31,000 ticket for Magical Star, a Sky Mesa colt out of the Touch Gold mare Guiding […]

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The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

In Colonial days, Caroline County, Virginia was famed as the “cradle of American racing.” On March 30, 1970, it became the cradle of “America’s Super Horse,” the legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat who was born at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable. Now known as The Meadow Event Park and the home of the State Fair of […]

Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

The Summer 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 Triple Crown heroes residing at Old Friends in Kentucky, the young trio of female jockeys emerging at Indiana Grand, the magic of horse racing at Oaklawn Park, […]

Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale Set for Aug. 5

Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale Set for Aug. 5

The Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association will conduct its annual Silver Cup Yearling Sale on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Arapahoe Park Racetrack. Sale graduates are eligible for the $50,000-estimated Silver Cup Futurity, to be run in 2018 at Arapahoe Park. In addition, fillies have preference to run in the Arapahoe Debutante, a $30,000 stake that offers […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Arapahoe Park-Based Horse is an Equine Version of Bo Jackson

Arapahoe Park-Based Horse is an Equine Version of Bo Jackson

Thoroughbred racehorse Geno’s Bambino has begun training for a new sport while in the middle of a relatively long racing career. Because of the one-dimensional focus on speed and the year-round nature of horse racing, it is rare for racehorses to attempt a second sport while they are racing, although many will go on to […]

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New Look for Arapahoe Park Stakes Schedule in 2017

New Look for Arapahoe Park Stakes Schedule in 2017

The 2017 stakes schedule at Arapahoe Park in Colorado will culminate with the richest races the track hosts for Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses on the final day of the season, but the road to those races will look different than in past years. The 39-day racing season beginning on May 19 will conclude on […]

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Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Dual classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic has died. The 20-year-old stallion, who returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on December 4, 2016, was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. The announcement of his sudden passing was made this afternoon […]

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

The Winter 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 Colorado’s Centennial Race Track and the horses and horsemen who raced there, Thoroughbred stallions and their influence on American Quarter Horse racing, how a retired racehorse is excelling in […]

Arapahoe Park to Race 39 Days Starting May 19

Arapahoe Park to Race 39 Days Starting May 19

Arapahoe Park will conduct 39 days of live horse racing in Aurora, Colorado during its 2017 season this summer from May 19 to August 13. The track, which opened in 1984 and has raced every summer since 1992, will feature racing on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with nine races each day beginning at 1 p.m. […]

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Colorado Introduces Horse Racing Model for Fantasy Sports Contests

Colorado Introduces Horse Racing Model for Fantasy Sports Contests

Mile High Racing & Entertainment, which operates Colorado’s horse race track at Arapahoe Park, has received approval from the Colorado Racing Commission to offer fantasy sports contests at nine Colorado locations. The new Mile High Fantasy Sports applies the pari-mutuel model from horse racing to professional football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and other daily fantasy sports […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Social Media for Horsemen, New Stallions for 2017 and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Social Media for Horsemen, New Stallions for 2017 and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic

The November/December issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic returning home from Japan, how social media can help horsemen promote themselves and their sport, and the new crop of stallions coming to the Midwest […]

Texas Chrome Carries Hopes of Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma to the Breeders’ Cup

Texas Chrome Carries Hopes of Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma to the Breeders’ Cup

The entry of Texas Chrome in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) could make the 3-year-old bay colt only the second horse that has raced in Colorado to go on to compete in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The winner of the 2015 Gold Rush Futurity, Arapahoe Park’s richest race for Thoroughbreds, was entered […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

The September/October issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features a long-form article about the magic of Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack in Omaha, Nebraska, plus a look at the Indiana breeding program of Jim and Amy Elliott, the story of a 12-year-old boy […]

Arapahoe Park Raises More Than $20,000 for Equine Charities

Arapahoe Park Raises More Than $20,000 for Equine Charities

In addition to hosting some of its most prestigious races on the final weekend of its 2016 season, Arapahoe Park donated a total of more than $20,000 to three equine-related charities based in Colorado. The racetrack partnered with CANTER Colorado, who retrains retired racehorses; the Colorado Horse Council, which serves as the equine voice for […]

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Texas-bred Bling On the Music Makes History in the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park

Texas-bred Bling On the Music Makes History in the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park

Texas-bred Bling On the Music became the first filly to defeat male horses in the six furlong, $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park on the Colorado track’s final day of the 2016 season on Sunday. She also won by the biggest margin, 13 lengths, in the race’s history. The 2-year-old filly owned by Danny […]

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Brother to local standout tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Brother to local standout tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

A half-brother to local stakes winner Way Out West topped this year’s Silver Cup Yearling Sale, hosted by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association, fetching a bid of $18,000 at the August 5 auction. Kent Bamford and Randy Patterson signed the ticket for Crafty Man, a son of the late Crafty Shaw out of the Labar, […]

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