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Iowa Classic Night Wraps Up Prairie Meadows Meet
By August 16, 2015 Read More →

Iowa Classic Night Wraps Up Prairie Meadows Meet

by Todd Lieber The largest crowd of the season packed Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino August 8 for the 23rd consecutive renewal of the Iowa Classic with seven stakes for Iowa-breds offering $585,000 in guaranteed purses. Jody Mueller’s Shock Hazard proved a repeat winner of the $75,000 Dan Johnson Memorial Sprint (formerly named the Iowa […]

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Arapahoe Set to Host Richest Day of Racing in Colorado History
By August 14, 2015 Read More →

Arapahoe Set to Host Richest Day of Racing in Colorado History

Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado, will host the richest day of horse racing in the history of the Rocky Mountain State on Sunday, August 16, the final day of the track’s 2015 live season. There will be two $100,000 Thoroughbred stakes races on the same card for the first time in track history—the Arapahoe Park […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Remington Park Kicks Off Meet with Big Stakes Weekend
By August 13, 2015 Read More →

Remington Park Kicks Off Meet with Big Stakes Weekend

The 2015 Remington Park stakes schedule of racing begins this Saturday, Aug. 15, as the fields for $175,000 Governor’s Cup and the $75,000 David M. Vance Stakes were set this morning. The first race Saturday is at 7pm. The Governor’s Cup, the season’s first offering of more than $100,000, heads a program of nine races […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Fusaichi Pegasus colt tops Colorado yearling sale
By August 13, 2015 Read More →

Fusaichi Pegasus colt tops Colorado yearling sale

The average and median prices improved modestly at the Silver Cup Yearling Sale, conducted by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association, on Aug. 8 at Arapahoe Park. Top seller Way Out West is a son of Fusaichi Pegasus out of the stakes-winning Bianconi mare Labar. Kent Bamford and Randy Patterson signed the ticket for the colt, […]

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Remington Park Announces 10% Purse Increase to Open Season
By August 7, 2015 Read More →

Remington Park Announces 10% Purse Increase to Open Season

Remington Park is pleased to announce an across the board 10% increase in overnight purses, just days ahead of the Opening Weekend of the 2015 Thoroughbred Season. The 67-date season will begin Friday, Aug. 14 and continue thru Sunday, Dec. 13. The Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma (TRAO) has approved the 10% increase for all […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Catalogs 220 Head for Yearling Sale
By August 7, 2015 Read More →

Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Catalogs 220 Head for Yearling Sale

The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana (BSCOL) announces 220 hips have been cataloged for their 2015 Annual Yearling Sale, set for a start at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La. Tim Boyce, sales director of the BSCOL, believes this sale has become the outstanding […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
Remington Park Works Heat Up for Opening Weekend Stakes
By August 6, 2015 Read More →

Remington Park Works Heat Up for Opening Weekend Stakes

The Opening Weekend of the 2015 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season is just eight days away. The morning workouts continue to reflect preparations for many who may compete in the first stakes events of the season. The Remington Park stakes schedule starts with a pair of races on Saturday night, Aug. 15 with the $175,000 Governor’s […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program Honored by Thoroughbred Charities of America
By August 5, 2015 Read More →

Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program Honored by Thoroughbred Charities of America

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program (OTRP) as the July recipient of its Award of Merit. Launched in January, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, TCA has honored nearly 20 recipients throughout the year. Recipients are nominated by the leadership of various state Thoroughbred owners and breeders associations and honored at […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Remington Park Season to Celebrate Retiring Jockey Cliff Berry

Remington Park Season to Celebrate Retiring Jockey Cliff Berry

The 2015 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season begins August 14 and continues through December 13. The 67-date session will include a season-long celebration in honor of retiring jockey Cliff Berry. Berry, 52, of Jones, Okla., has determined this Remington Park season will be his final in the saddle. The all-time leading Thoroughbred rider here with 2,078 […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
OKC Summer Sale Catalog Online

OKC Summer Sale Catalog Online

A total of 82 horses have been consigned to Carter Sales Company’s OKC Summer Sale set for August 16 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. The sale, which set records across the board last year with a $67,000 sale-topper, will feature yearlings and horses of racing age. Sale graduates will be eligible for a $25,000 bonus […]

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Catalog Now Online for Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Catalog Now Online for Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

The online catalog is now available for the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Silver Cup Yearling Sale. A total of 49 horses have been consigned to the sale, which is set for August 8 at 6pm at Arapahoe Park near Denver. Graduates of the sale will be eligible for the Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe Park […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Lone Star Park Posts Gains in Attendance

Lone Star Park Posts Gains in Attendance

Amid record rainfall, which caused record race cancellations, Lone Star Park concluded its 19th Spring Thoroughbred Racing Season July 19 with increases in both attendance and total on-track wagering. Attendance during the 2015 Spring Thoroughbred Season, which was conducted over 50 dates between April 9 and July 19, increased 4.8% to 366,720, compared to 349,396 […]

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Oaklawn Boosts 3-Year-Old Stakes Purses

Oaklawn Boosts 3-Year-Old Stakes Purses

The strongest Triple Crown prep schedule in the country just got even stronger for 2016. Oaklawn, where American Pharoah launched the first successful Triple Crown campaign in 37 years, has made several enhancements to its 2016 stakes schedule – most notably increasing the purse of the March 19 Rebel Stakes (G2) from $750,000 to $900,000. […]

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Nearly 200 Head Consigned to Equine Sales Co.’s Consignor Select Yearling Auction

Nearly 200 Head Consigned to Equine Sales Co.’s Consignor Select Yearling Auction

A total of 188 head have been consigned to the Equine Sales Company’s Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held September 2 in Opelousas, Louisiana. Last year’s Consignor Select Yearling Sale set a record for the auction company with an all-time high gross of $1,782,400, which included a horses of racing age supplement. A total […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Golden Horse: Texas-bred Transitions from the Track to the Barrels

Golden Horse: Texas-bred Transitions from the Track to the Barrels

By Mary Cage There are two meanings of the word “race” for Texas-bred Brooks Open Gold. A 7-year-old gray gelding by Open Forum and out of the Alphabet Soup mare Alphabet Gold, Brooks Open Gold not only competes in races at the track but also in barrel races. After finishing fifth in what was likely […]

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July/August Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

July/August Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

The July/August issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. The printed magazine is being mailed to all members of the Texas Thoroughbred Association, Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, as well as the Alabama HBPA, Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Horsemen’s Association, […]

Tiz Shea D Scores in Grade 2 Indiana Derby

Tiz Shea D Scores in Grade 2 Indiana Derby

Tiz Shea D and jockey Jose Lezcano used a perfectly timed move to rally home for the win in the 21st running of the Grade II $500,000-added Indiana Derby presented by the Indy Star Saturday, July 18 at Indiana Grand. The race was the highlight of the program that featured six stakes with purses in […]

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Heart’s Song, Devil’s Due West win Indiana-bred Stakes at Indiana Grand

Heart’s Song, Devil’s Due West win Indiana-bred Stakes at Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand on Wednesday held two stakes for Indiana-bred 3-year-olds. Heart’s Song and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. timed their move just right to pass rivals in the seventh running of the $85,000-added Ellen’s Lucky Star Stakes. The race, paired with the $30,000 Don K. Memorial Starter Series and the $85,000-added Snack Stakes kicked off a […]

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Equine Sales Company and Evangeline Downs Announce New Sales Stakes

Equine Sales Company and Evangeline Downs Announce New Sales Stakes

Equine Sales Company and Evangeline Downs today announced an extended partnership that creates two new 3-year-old stakes for sales graduates to be run at the Opelousas, Louisiana, racetrack. The first running, which will offer divisions for fillies and colts/geldings at $75,000 apiece, will be contested in spring 2016 in conjunction with Equine Sales’ 2-Year-Olds in […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
Mr. Z early favorite for Grade 2, $500,000-added Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand

Mr. Z early favorite for Grade 2, $500,000-added Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand

Post positions were drawn today for Indiana’s richest race with eight horses slated to vie for the 21st running of the Grade II $500,000-added Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday, July 18. The race will be held as the ninth on the 10-race card with an estimated post time of 9:41 p.m. […]

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