Sam Houston Race Park revamps stakes schedule for 2013, offers "Ship Assist" program for owners who start horse in Houston Ladies Classic and undercard stakes.
Long-time Texas Thoroughbred Association employee Mary Ruyle has been promoted to executive director, a position she will take officially on Nov. 1.
Hallowed Dreams, who made a name for herself in 2000 when she won her first 16 races to equal a modern-day record for consecutive wins held at the time by Citation and Cigar, has produced a major Quarter Horse winner.
Jockey Oscar Ceballos won the seventh race at Albuquerque aboard Golden Chain on Oct. 3 to secure the 1,000th victory of his career.
Retama Park Director of Racing James Leatherman drew 10 races for opening night Friday with full fields in each race.
Recent grade I winner Willy Beamin is part of a 10-horse field that includes fellow shippers Prospective and and Daddy Nose Best on the biggest day of the season at Remington Park Sept. 30.
K C's Songofprayer topped the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana's yearling auction, bringing $85,000 Sept. 25. The sale was held at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La.
Touch Tone, who sired the first two finishers in this year's Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park, will stand in 2013 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.
Recent action by the Texas Racing Commission to enforce its ban on Internet and telephone wagering has resulted in a lawsuit filed by Churchill Downs Inc. and TwinSpires.com.
Two track records were set at Zia Park in consecutive races Sept. 24, with new marks for the distances of 5 1/2 furlongs and 6 1/2 furlongs.
Matthew Benton and Christina Moore, students at the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program, have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, it was announced Sept. 18.
A tentative agenda for the Dec. 3-6 Global Symposium of Racing & Gaming presented by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has been released.
A daughter of Yankee Gentleman brought $70,000 to top Equine Sales of Louisiana's inaugural yearling auction, which was held Sept. 5 in Opelousas, La.
Bourbon Courage, under a head of steam for jockey Leandro Goncalves, blew past Master Rick at mid-stretch to win the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) in a romp for the colt's first stakes victory Sept. 8 at Louisiana Downs.
California-based Blueskiesnrainbows, who won the grade II Swaps Stakes in the Golden State last time out, will take on eight rivals in the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.
During Louisiana Cup Day at Louisiana Downs Aug. 18, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Louisiana college students Demi Varuso and Rachel Petticrew.
Zia Park will conduct a 54-day meeting of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races in Hobbs, N.M., from Sept. 8 to Dec. 4, hosting more than 30 stakes.
R.D. Hubbard, chairman and majority owner of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, announced Sept. 3 that serious drug offenders will be banned from the race track's private property beginning in 2013.
Jockey Richard Eramia, leading the rider standings at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, earned his 1,000th North American victory when he guided 3-5 favorite Shave and Pave to victory in the fourth race Aug. 31,
Equine Sales of Louisiana announces its grand opening in Opelousas with the 2012 inaugural yearling sale Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. It will feature 282 yearlings recruited from local and national consignors.
After weathering Hurricane Isaac, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino resumes live racing Thursday, Aug. 30. Post time is 5:40 CDT.
The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame will hold its 12th annual induction gala Nov. 10 at Retama Park Race Track.
For the first Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale held in the new evening format Aug. 27, the average held steady and the median increased from a significantly smaller book.
A Kipling colt brought $28,500 to top the Oklahoma City summer yearling sale. Carter Sales Co. conducted the auction Aug. 21 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.
The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana has cataloged 156 horses for its yearling sale. The auction will be held Sept. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT), at the Ike Hamilton Center in West Monroe, La.
The Aug. 27 Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale, to start at 4 p.m., offers a 170-lot catalog that includes 47 Texas-breds, 27 Oklahoma-breds, and 65 Louisiana-breds.
Explosively Fast, a son of Ghostly Moves, brought the top price for a Thoroughbred of $59,500 during the New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred yearling sale Aug. 18 at Ruidoso Downs.
Oaklawn Park's 2013 live meeting will be the richest in the Arkansas track's 109-year history. Purses will total close to $20 million during the 56-day season, Jan. 11-April 13.
Heritage Place will conduct its inaugural Thoroughbreds-only mixed sale Dec. 8 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The auction will include a paddock-type offering of horses in training.
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The national owner and breeders of the year will be announced during TOBA annual awards dinner, being held at Keeneland.
Pin Oak Stable's Alternation became a millionaire with a victory in the $200,000 Governor's Cup at Remington Park Aug. 11, but he had to work for it.
Alternation seeks redemption against a short field of four others in the $200,000 Governor's Cup Stakes at Remington Park Aug. 11, but Zayat Stables' speedy Prayer for Relief presents a challenge.
Coil, one of the top 3-year-olds in America last year but unraced since October, showed he hasn't lost a step in the meantime with an authoritative victory in a $78,000 allowance/optional claiming race at Del Mar July 26.
Equine Sales of Louisiana has cataloged 282 horses for its inaugural yearling sale. The auction is scheduled for Sept. 5 in Opelousas, La.
Oaklawn Park has increased purses on 13 of its 32 stakes planned for 2013, including a majority of the 3-year-old stakes races, and has lengthened the Feb. 18 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) from one mile to 1 1/16 miles.
Graded stakes-placed Phone Home sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter C L Phone Home won at Ruidoso Downs
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 170 yearlings for its Texas summer yearling sale at Lone Star Park. The number is down 54.3% from last year's total of 372.
An original oil painting depicting a morning scene at Santa Anita Park is being sold by an art gallery in New Mexico to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
The first winner by New Mexico stallion Exciting Metro scored at Ruidoso Downs July 15.
The first winner by graded stakes victor Real Dandy prevailed by 11 3/4 lengths at Ruidoso Downs July 14.
Minister of Fire came through with his first winner when his son Highgate Court won at Lone Star Park June 30 for breeder/owner Kenneth Powers.
Ten broodmares at a Texas livestock auction that is frequented by kill buyers were shipped there by Keith Asmussen's Asmussen Horse Center July 7.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie concluded its 2012 Thoroughbred meet July 8 with a 7.6% decline in average daily all-sources wagering, a 4% drop in average daily attendance.
Multiple stakes winner Going Wild came through with his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Ballerinagonewild won at Lone Star Park July 6.
Lady Kee became the first winner by Chelokee when she scored by 5 1/2 lengths in a maiden special weight race at Prairie Meadows July 8.
Protecting purse revenue from alternative gaming can be as hard, or harder, than winning legislative approval for it, horsemen said June 30 during a National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association roundtable talk.
The federal government's E-Verify program will be the subject of a "town hall" meeting in conjunction with the University of Arizona's "Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming."
Top Louisiana-bred Star Guitar will follow his usual summer schedule June 30, bidding for a fourth consecutive victory in the $100,000 Legends Night Classic at Evangeline Downs.
The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana is accepting consignments from horsemen for its yearling sale through June 29.
Equine Sales of Louisiana said June 25 almost 300 horses have been nominated by owners, breeders, and consignors to its first yearling sale scheduled for Sept. 5 in Opelousas, La.
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