Maggi Moss' Control Stake, the lone 3-year-old in the field, got the jump on the competition from the gate and wasn't headed en route to a solid win in the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Tigertail Ranch's homebred Mobile Bay got the bob and won the Zia Park Derby by a nose, while International Star checked in fourth in his first race since his victory in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in March.
Daniel Dougherty's classic-placed Ride On Curlin returns to the races Nov. 26 in search of his first stakes win in the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Heaven Trees Farm's 2-year-old colt Dolphus, a half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, made his first start a winning one when he captured a maiden special weight event at Fair Grounds Nov. 22.
Exaggerator was the class of the field headed into the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) on the merit of a fourth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), and the Curlin colt delivered.
Richard Bahde's Cougar Ridge, claimed for $62,500 in April, won his fourth race in a row when he rallied from just of the pace to capture the $250,000 Delta Mile Nov. 21 at Delta Downs in Louisiana.
Carl R. Moore's Jet Black Magic turned the tables on 1-5 favorite La Appassionata and soared clear to victory in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 21 at Delta Downs.
In a successful return to the Sunshine State, Lady Lara engaged longshot Pink Poppy off the far turn and took command in mid-stretch to deliver a clear victory Nov. 21 in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT).
The $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, inaugurated in 2002, has come a long way, and a decision made several years ago to move the race to the afternoon has led to strong gains in pari-mutuel wagering.
Dolphus, a Lookin At Lucky half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is scheduled to make his career debut in the sixth race Nov. 22 at Fair Grounds.
Shotgun Kowboy, winner of the Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) and Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park, turned in his final breeze Nov. 18 at his home track leading up to the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I).
Undefeated La Appasionata will be chasing her first graded win Nov. 21 in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III), as the runners she easily conquered last out face her for another try at Delta Downs.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, a steady fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), was installed the 2-1 morning-line choice for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 21.
The Penn Gaming Racing Challenge, which links major races at tracks owned by Penn National Gaming Inc., will contest its fifth and final leg of the year at three racetracks Thanksgiving week.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, during a recent trip to Texas A&M University in College Station, was recognized not only for his success on the racetrack but also for his generosity in sharing a piece of racing history.
The son of Carson City will relocate from Florida to Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla., according to Schumer Bloodstock and The Stallion Company, which brokered the move.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator is the top earner among 13 pre-entered for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) for 2-year-olds Nov. 21.
The prominent Arkansas businessman who owned Summer Wind Farm with his wife, Jane, died Nov. 9 at his home in Little Rock, Ark.
Gov. Greg Abbott filled three positions and extended funding another 90 days.
Special Rate, a successful Texas sire, has been moved to Oklahoma to stand at Glasses Creek Ranch in Madill in 2016.
Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) winner Shotgun Kowboy breezed at Remington Park Oct. 31 as he continues to prepare for a start in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.
Free Spirit's Joy, the winner of the 1991 Super Derby (gr. I) at Louisiana Downs at 28-1, died. The 27-year-old horse resided at the Bradley family's Indian Ridge Farm near Frankfort, Ky.
A mare in foal to leading freshman sire Uncle Mo brought the highest price of $55,000 at the Equine Sales Company open yearling and mixed sale Oct. 25 in Opelousas, La.
Call Me George, winner of the 2015 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), will commence stud duties in 2016 at Gulf Coast Equine in Sunset, La.
As a pioneer in air horse transport and a passionate Thoroughbred owner and breeder, there were few waking moments Dave Clark didn't spend thinking about horses.
Valid Expectations, Texas' all-time leading stallion, has died at the age of 22. The son of Valid Appeal was retired from stud duty at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas in 2013 and had been pensioned in Kentucky.
The Classics Cup is the third straight win this season for Shotgun Kowboy, who has now won six of his eight career races -- all of which have been at Remington Park. He will now go on the road to the Nov. 27 Clark (gr. I).
- By Tom LaMarra
- Health, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic
The RMTC, which met Oct. 13, cited progress in state-by-state adoption of components of the National Uniform Medication Program and also added four drugs to the list of controlled substances.
A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 14.
Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) winner Shotgun Kowboy looks to add another stakes score to his resume Oct. 17, when he heads a field of six for the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park.
Shawn Hurwitz, CEO of Sam Houston Race Park, was killed in a Sunday morning boating accident.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
The California Horse Racing Board Oct. 9 said limits on the amount of the trace element cobalt that can be detected in racehorses officially took effect Oct. 5.
The Downs at Albuquerque's 2015 split meet for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses that ended Sept. 27 produced increases in purses and wagering.
Fillies brought the top three prices Sept. 29 at the Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of Louisiana-bred yearlings. In all, 120 head averaged $9,250.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic
ARCI Sept. 29 announced members of a committee that will work with regulators in each racing state to complete implementation of reforms that make up the National Uniform Medication Program.
Raring to go in his second start off a long layoff, Oklahoma-bred Shotgun Kowboy won the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) for the home team Sept. 27 at Remington Park.
Equine Sales Company today announced a catalog of 214 horses for its Oct. 25 open yearling and mixed sale in Opelousas, La. The third renewal of this auction will be the biggest yet.
Kentucky-based sire Ice Box picked up his first winner Sept. 18 when Mr Leadbox won a maiden special weight race at one-mile on the turf at Remington Park.
Mobile Bay missed in the prep race but delivered in the one that counted, rallying to victory in the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Louisiana Downs.
- By Myra Lewyn
- Racing, Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic, TOBA
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
The Pickett Factor will try to extend his Louisiana Downs win streak to four straight races when he starts in a graded stakes for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II).
Jockey Casey Lambert called it a career after taking the Thoroughbred riding title during Ruidoso Downs' summer meet, which concluded on Sept. 7.
A colt from the first crop of Dialed In sold for the highest price of $55,000 at the Equine Sales Co.'s consignor select yearling sale Sept. 2 in Opelousas, La.
Temporarily funding the Texas Racing Commission for three months just keeps the agency shrouded in uncertainty for another 90 days.
After a one-day shutdown, live racing and simulcasting resumes Sept. 2. The Texas Racing Commission has been granted operating funds for the next three months.
Texas lawmakers have apparently agreed to temporarily fund the Texas Racing Commission, allowing horse racing in the state to resume after a one-day shut down.
Evangeline Downs concluded its 84-day Thoroughbred racing season Aug. 29 with Karl Broberg and Colby Hernandez dominating from the start of the meet and taking the respective trainer and jockey titles.
It appeared as though live racing and full-card simulcasts were to be suspended Sept. 1 in the wake of a battle over funding for the Texas Racing Commission.
Desert Key, a grade I-placed son of E Dubai, was represented by his first winner Aug. 27 when Gospel Grey Key won the second race at Remington Park.
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