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Shotgun Kowboy Makes History on Oklahoma Classics Night
By October 17, 2015 Read More →

Shotgun Kowboy Makes History on Oklahoma Classics Night

Shotgun Kowboy made history Friday night by becoming the first Oklahoma Derby winner to ever run in the Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma Classics Cup, powered by TVG. He added to his lore by winning the race under Cliff Berry, who let the gelding do his own work, never asking his mount for more. The $1 million […]

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Stallion Special Rate to Glasses Creek Ranch in Oklahoma
By October 16, 2015 Read More →

Stallion Special Rate to Glasses Creek Ranch in Oklahoma

(from news release) Special Rate, one of the leading sires in Texas, has been moved to Glasses Creek Ranch in Madill, Oklahoma, for the 2016 breeding season. A stakes-winning son of Pulpit, Special Rate is out of the stakes-winning and two-time Grade 1 producing mare Viviana. Considered by many to possess one of the deepest […]

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Oklahoma Derby Winner Shotgun Kowboy Headlines Oklahoma Classics
By October 14, 2015 Read More →

Oklahoma Derby Winner Shotgun Kowboy Headlines Oklahoma Classics

Shotgun Kowboy, winner of the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 27, will make his next start Friday night at Remington Park in the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup. The Cup is the richest event on the $1 million night of Oklahoma Classics racing, restricted to Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbreds. The first of 10 races for state-bred runners […]

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Moment of silence planned for jockey Juan Saez at Indiana Grand
By October 14, 2015 Read More →

Moment of silence planned for jockey Juan Saez at Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will hold a special ceremony in the winner’s circle Wednesday, Oct. 14 prior to the races to honor jockey Juan Saez. The ceremony will mark the one-year anniversary of the racing incident that claimed the life of Saez. Jockeys, trainers, owners, racing officials, fans and team members at Indiana Grand […]

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Indiana-breds Shine in Indiana Sprint Championships
By October 2, 2015 Read More →

Indiana-breds Shine in Indiana Sprint Championships

Indiana Grand on September 30 hosted the first edition of the Indiana Sprint Championships with six stakes for Indiana-breds. Following is a recap: Special Talent cruises in City of Anderson Stakes Special Talent gave Jockey Malcolm Franklin his second stakes win on the day Wednesday, Sept. 30, easily defeating her opponents in the 15th running […]

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Team Caldwell Scores Three Times at Remington Park
By October 2, 2015 Read More →

Team Caldwell Scores Three Times at Remington Park

Owner Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla. has been in an early-season battle with many other owners at the top of the Remington Park standings. Thursday night may have been the provided the opportunity for his operation to break away from the others as he won three of the four races where he had horses involved. […]

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Six Stakes Highlight Inaugural Indiana Sprint Championships
By September 28, 2015 Read More →

Six Stakes Highlight Inaugural Indiana Sprint Championships

For the first time in the 13-year history of Thoroughbred racing at Indiana Grand, six stakes will be grouped together to form the inaugural Indiana Sprint Championships set for Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The stakes races, all with purses of $85,000 for Indiana-breds, will run successively from races four through […]

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Oklahoma-bred Shotgun Kowboy Takes Oklahoma Derby at Remington
By September 28, 2015 Read More →

Oklahoma-bred Shotgun Kowboy Takes Oklahoma Derby at Remington

The Grade 3, $424,000 Oklahoma Derby went to the lone Oklahoma-bred in the race, Shotgun Kowboy, who seized the lead early in the 1-1/8-mile event and never looked back. Shotgun Kowboy became the second Oklahoma-bred to win the race after Clever Trevor took the inaugural running in 1989 when it was known as the Remington […]

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Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot Wins Remington Sprint Cup, Breeders’ Cup Might Be Next
By September 28, 2015 Read More →

Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot Wins Remington Sprint Cup, Breeders’ Cup Might Be Next

Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot tried to sweep the top Remington Park sprint stakes events a year ago but failed in the finale of the two, the Remington Park Sprint Cup. There was no such result this year as the gelding won both the $75,000 David M. Vance Sprint a month ago and the $151,650 Sprint Cup […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Travel Itineraries Set for Oklahoma Derby Arrivals at Remington Park
By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Travel Itineraries Set for Oklahoma Derby Arrivals at Remington Park

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby field will include many that are traveling to Oklahoma City for the top event of the Remington Park season. A pair of flights will bring competitors to Will Rogers World Airport the next two mornings. Desert Dynamo, trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, will arrive on the ‘horse […]

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Sam Houston Race Park Announces 2016 Stakes Schedule
By September 17, 2015 Read More →

Sam Houston Race Park Announces 2016 Stakes Schedule

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 23rd live racing season on Friday, January 15. The 2016 live racing schedule has been approved by the Texas Racing Commission and begins with the 32-day Thoroughbred meet. The 2016 Thoroughbred Stake Schedule will offer nearly $1.8 million in purses, and starts with Texas Champions Weekend, featuring […]

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Special Retired Racehorse Issue of American Racehorse Now Online
By September 6, 2015 Read More →

Special Retired Racehorse Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

The September/October 2015 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features a special look at retired racehorses, or off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs). Also in this issue is a profile of artist Thomas Allen Pauly and his work capturing Triple Crown winner American […]

Remington Park Standings Close Early in the Season
By September 4, 2015 Read More →

Remington Park Standings Close Early in the Season

A dozen racing programs into the 2015 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season, no one has stepped away to a large lead in any of the horsemen’s standings. The race for leading owner is extremely close with seven different individuals or groups involved, including Danny Caldwell and Danny Keene. Caldwell, of Poteau, Okla., has been the leading […]

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TTA Announces 2-Year-Old Sale and Changes to Sales Futurity
By August 27, 2015 Read More →

TTA Announces 2-Year-Old Sale and Changes to Sales Futurity

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced the establishment of a 2-year-olds in training sale to be held next April at Lone Star Park. The auction will be similar to the one held by Fasig-Tipton Texas in previous years. “We are excited to be continuing the tradition of Thoroughbred sales in Texas,” said Mary Ruyle, executive […]

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Cougar Ridge Pounces in DeBartolo Handicap at Remington
By August 23, 2015 Read More →

Cougar Ridge Pounces in DeBartolo Handicap at Remington

Recent racing attempts were troubling experiences for Cougar Ridge. Saturday night at Remington Park, the 5-year-old gelding put his troubles behind him, avoiding issues and rolling to a four-length win in the $75,000 Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Handicap. Owned by Richard Bahde of Omaha, Neb. and trained by Randy Morse, Cougar Ridge was ridden by […]

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Perfect to Please Wins Red Earth Stakes for Oklahoma-breds
By August 22, 2015 Read More →

Perfect to Please Wins Red Earth Stakes for Oklahoma-breds

Oklahoma-breds had their first stakes attempt of the 2015 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season in the $50,000 Red Earth Stakes over the turf on Friday. As the field turned for home, half of the 10 had a legitimate shot at victory. Perfect to Please grabbed the triumph but only after finding a way through a traffic […]

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TTA Issues Statement on Historical Racing
By August 20, 2015 Read More →

TTA Issues Statement on Historical Racing

The Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA), which represents more than 1,100 racehorse owners and breeders in the state, strongly opposes the measure published in the Texas Register seeking to repeal previously adopted rules authorizing and regulating historical racing at Texas racetracks. The TTA strongly supports the concept of historical racing, which already has proven to bolster […]

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Carter Sales Company Records Strong Numbers at OKC Summer Sale
By August 19, 2015 Read More →

Carter Sales Company Records Strong Numbers at OKC Summer Sale

The Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Summer sale saw a huge jump in median sale prices on August 16. The 15 percent increase is an exceptional bright spot in a depressed Oklahoma City energy market. The Thoroughbred sale posted returns much like last year’s record-setting sale. The average of $8,517 was just shy of the record […]

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Texas-bred Texas Chrome Strikes Gold at Arapahoe Park
By August 16, 2015 Read More →

Texas-bred Texas Chrome Strikes Gold at Arapahoe Park

Despite having his jockey, DeShawn Parker, covered in dirt, Texas Chrome shined brightest of all to win the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity to cap the final day of the 2015 Arapahoe Park season. The nine-race card highlighted by four stakes races for Thoroughbreds, American Quarter Horses, and Arabians was the richest in the history of […]

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Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot, Smack Smack Win Remington Stakes
By August 16, 2015 Read More →

Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot, Smack Smack Win Remington Stakes

The Opening Weekend of the 2015 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season featured a pair of stakes races on Saturday night. Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot pulled away to win the $76,600 David M. Vance Sprint for the second straight year, while Smack Smack won a stretch battle to take the $175,000 Governor’s Cup. National Racing Hall of Fame […]

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