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Martin Racing Announces Passing of Co-Founder Denise Martin

Martin Racing Announces Passing of Co-Founder Denise Martin

It is with great sadness that Martin Racing announces the passing of Denise Martin, the co-founder, and heart, of Martin Racing, a Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeding and racing organization based in Alpine, Wyoming, with global equine holdings. The accomplished chemist, business leader, horse owner and mother to two died on June 14 at 61. With […]

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Majestic May First

Majestic May First

By Michael Fenrich May 1, 2021 was very majestic indeed as the NFL held the last day of the draft and the 147th Kentucky Derby was ran at Churchill Downs. As teams were preparing for the future improving their rosters the equine athlete were running into history. Last year when the Covid 19 pandemic began […]

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Texas-breds Packed a Punch in Seven Texas Champions Day Stakes at Sam Houston
By March 21, 2021 Read More →

Texas-breds Packed a Punch in Seven Texas Champions Day Stakes at Sam Houston

Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday, March 20 with seven Texas Champions Day stakes. It was an exceptional renewal of the annual racing event with many compelling story lines. Several undisputed favorites did not disappoint and there were plenty of impressive performances from first-time stakes winners.  From the $100,000 Spirit of Texas to […]

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Redatory Named 2020 Texas Horse of the Year
By February 10, 2021 Read More →

Redatory Named 2020 Texas Horse of the Year

James Wessel’s homebred Redatory has been named the 2020 Texas Horse of the Year by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. In a year with some very close races for many of the divisional awards, Redatory and Sunlit Song tied for the most points earned in 2020 based on the TTA’s system of awarding points based on […]

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Defending Champ Lady Apple Faces Six in $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic
By January 25, 2021 Read More →

Defending Champ Lady Apple Faces Six in $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic

The fields are set, and the excitement is building at Sam Houston Race Park for its most prestigious event of the 2021 Thoroughbred racing season.  The Houston Racing Festival will take place on Sunday, January 31 with a special afternoon post time of 1:45 pm (CT). The ten-race card includes six stakes, highlighted by the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies […]

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Hall of Fame Trainer Steve Asmussen Remains a Strong Supporter of Sam Houston Race Park
By January 5, 2021 Read More →

Hall of Fame Trainer Steve Asmussen Remains a Strong Supporter of Sam Houston Race Park

Ushering 2020 out the door was a welcome relief for pretty much everyone in the universe. The challenges from COVID-19 had a monumental impact on all sports and horseracing was affected greatly. However, Steve Asmussen, who will return to defend his training title at Sam Houston Race Park when the 2021 season begins on Friday, […]

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Heartwood, Multiple Graded Stakes Performer By Tapit, To Enter Stud In California
By December 22, 2020 Read More →

Heartwood, Multiple Graded Stakes Performer By Tapit, To Enter Stud In California

Heartwood, a multiple graded stakes-placed multiple stakes winner by leading sire Tapit, will initiate his stallion career at Rancho San Miguel in California at the conclusion of his racing career in early 2021. The $486,891-earner will stand for a fee of $2,500, live foal guarantee. The 6-year-old horse, who races for the partnership of Stuart […]

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Multiple Grade Stakes Winner Redeemed to Century Acres Farm in Texas
By December 18, 2020 Read More →

Multiple Grade Stakes Winner Redeemed to Century Acres Farm in Texas

Redeemed, a Grade 2-winning and Grade 1-placed son of Include, has been relocated to Century Acres Farm in Hempstead, Texas. A leading sire in Maryland and the MidAtlantic region, Redeemed has sired the earners of more than $3 million. He will stand for a $2,000 fee as property of Teo Mallet. On the track, Redeemed […]

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Tapit to be featured in Season 4 of Foal Patrol
By December 9, 2020 Read More →

Tapit to be featured in Season 4 of Foal Patrol

Gainesway Farm’s three-time North American champion sire Tapit will be the featured stallion for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 4, which will debut online at www.foalpatrol.com on Dec. 29. One of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past half-century, Tapit has sired 27 grade 1 winners, […]

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Grade 1 winner We Miss Artie to Red Feather Equine in New Mexico
By December 8, 2020 Read More →

Grade 1 winner We Miss Artie to Red Feather Equine in New Mexico

We Miss Artie, a Grade 1 winner who formerly stood at Ramsey Farm in Kentucky, has been relocated to New Mexico and still stand at Red Feather Equine in Tularosa, New Mexico. He will stand for a fee of $1,000 as property of Zachary Burtt. A son of Artie Schiller, We Miss Artie won four […]

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Grade 1 Winner and Leading Sire Competitive Edge to Valor Farm in Texas
By December 8, 2020 Read More →

Grade 1 Winner and Leading Sire Competitive Edge to Valor Farm in Texas

Competitive Edge, a Grade 1 winner and nationally ranked first- and second-crop sire over the past two years, was purchased by Douglas Scharbauer to stand at Valor Farm in Pilot Point, Texas. The son of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver previously stood at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. His 2021 fee will be $5,000. Bred […]

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Claiming Crown continues to evolve with record handle $14.6 million bet
By December 8, 2020 Read More →

Claiming Crown continues to evolve with record handle $14.6 million bet

By the time the Claiming Crown had ended Saturday at Gulfstream Park – after a record $14.6 million was wagered on the event – it was clear how much the Claiming Crown had grown over the past nine years at Gulfstream. Not only was this a day when a horse claimed six weeks ago for […]

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Grade 1 winner Congaree euthanized
By December 7, 2020 Read More →

Grade 1 winner Congaree euthanized

by Vicky Van Camp Multiple Grade 1 winner Congaree was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age on Sunday, November 22nd, at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, where he had been standing prior to being pensioned earlier this year. Owned by Janice McNair, who, with her late husband Bob, bred and raced Congaree […]

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Sam Houston Race Park Opens for Training in Preparation for 2021 Meet
By December 3, 2020 Read More →

Sam Houston Race Park Opens for Training in Preparation for 2021 Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will conduct its 27th live racing season with Thoroughbred racing commencing on Friday, January 8. The barn area opened on November 28 with Texas horsemen Danny Payne and Danny Pish as the first conditioners to enter the stable gate. The track will be open for training Monday-Saturday from 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 am. A steady influx of trainers […]

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2021 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online
By November 19, 2020 Read More →

2021 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online

The 2021 edition of the American Racehorse Stallion Register is now online and hard copies will be mailing later this month. The annual issue features dozens of stallions in Texas, Oklahoma and around the Southwest and Midwest. View the online version by clicking here.

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More than 125 head consigned to Texas Winter Mixed Sale
By November 13, 2020 Read More →

More than 125 head consigned to Texas Winter Mixed Sale

The first standalone Texas Winter Mixed Sale in nearly a decade has attracted more than 125 consignments. The auction, held jointly by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 1 p.m. Central at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion on the backside of the […]

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Todd Pletcher Hits 5,000 Win Milestone
By November 13, 2020 Read More →

Todd Pletcher Hits 5,000 Win Milestone

By Michael Fenrich From Dallas, Texas, thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher has had a successful career. On Friday, November 6, at Aqueduct the seventh race became historic as Pletcher reached a milestone of 5,000 career wins. The horse that was the 5,000th winner was Microsecond, who is owned by Repole Stable (Mike Repole), a long time […]

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American Anthem to Stand at Sierra Blanca Equine in New Mexico
By October 28, 2020 Read More →

American Anthem to Stand at Sierra Blanca Equine in New Mexico

Reliance Ranches, LLC of Guthrie, Oklahoma announces the purchase of American Anthem, by Arkansas Derby winner and Classic-placed sire Bodemeister. American Anthem, a multiple Graded stakes winner, began his career by winning his first start at 2 and following up with a successful 3-year-old season posting back-to-back Graded victories in the Lazaro Barrera Stakes-G3 at […]

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ThoroughbredAuctions.Com November Mixed Sale Begins Monday
By October 21, 2020 Read More →

ThoroughbredAuctions.Com November Mixed Sale Begins Monday

Bidding opens Monday, Oct. 26 and closes Monday, Nov. 2 for the November Mixed Internet Auction of Thoroughbreds by ThoroughbredAuctions.com. The auction has nearly 70 entries and include large consignments from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arizona as well as Kentucky. The auction is offering broodmares by sires such as Medaglia d’Oro, War Front, City […]

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Sam Houston Announces 2021 Stakes Schedule, Texas Champions Day to Include $100,000 Stakes
By October 13, 2020 Read More →

Sam Houston Announces 2021 Stakes Schedule, Texas Champions Day to Include $100,000 Stakes

Sam Houston Race Park will not only offer an expanded live racing season, but additional stakes throughout its 2021 Thoroughbred meet, which begins on Friday, January 8. The 2021 Thoroughbred Stakes schedule will offer $2.4 million in purses, up from $1.8 million in 2020. The Houston Racing Festival will take place on Sunday, January 31 headlined by the Houston Ladies Classic (G3) and the John […]

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