Wild Tale was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old son, Ted's Folly, cruised by 4 lengths in a five-furlong maiden-special-weight race at Remington Park Aug. 18.
Littleexpectations, a stakes-winning son of Valid Appeal, has been purchased by Keith and Marilyn Asmussen to stand their Asmussen Horse Center near Laredo, TX.
Del Mar Turf Club reported that its "Ship and Win" program, in which horsemen bringing runners from out-of-state are rewarded with bonus payments when those horses start during the current meet, is proving successful.
Seneca Jones, a 21-year-old son of Alydar, died of an apparent heart attack Aug. 1 while in his paddock at the Asmussen Horse Center near Laredo, Tex.
A field of 11 3-year-olds was entered for the Super Derby Prelude Aug. 6 with all hoping to earn a berth in next month's Super Derby (gr. II), the marquee race of the season at Louisiana Downs.
Remington Park has added Nebraska native Chris Kotulak to its team, as preparations continue leading to the start of its upcoming Thoroughbred season.
Mona Romero, former executive director of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, pleaded guilty July 27 to various fraud charges in connection with a 2008 horsemen's election.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 372 yearlings for its Texas summer yearling sale. The number is up 2.5% from last year's total of 363.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Sale Co. has cataloged 221 horses for its summer mixed auction. The sale is scheduled for Aug. 8.
Frank Mirahmadi has been named the new announcer at Oaklawn Park beginning in 2012, the track reported July 14.
The Yavapai County Farm & Agriculture Association, which operates Yavapai Downs in Prescott Valley, Ariz., announced July 13 that it has filed for protection under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Lone Star Park ended its 2011 meet July 10 with gains in daily average attendance and purses but an overall decline in pari-mutuel handle.
Louisiana stallion Shermanesque gets his first winner at Evangeline Downs.
Journeyman Stud's son of Johannesburg got his first U.S. winner at Calder Casino & Race Course July 8.
Global Gaming Solutions, which received a license to operate Lone Star Park two months ago, has announced it will begin a multi-million dollar renovation at the Texas facility.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has boosted the purses of 19 open-company races on the 2011-2012 stakes schedule released June 29; La. Derby (gr. II) to be run Sunday, April 1.
Service Stripe, who has sired 32 stakes horses, will be relocated to C.L. and Ellen Caines' Caines Stallion Station near Wynnewood, Okla.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt will sell some of their racing and breeding stock July 12 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky auction, the sale company announced June 16.
Terry Wallace, who has called the races at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas for 37 consecutive years, will retire from that position but continue serving in other roles, the track announced June 16.
A jockey who was suspended for five years in 2007 for possession of an electrical device has been reinstated to ride by the New Mexico Racing Commission on a probationary basis.
Remington Park in Oklahoma has bumped up the stakes schedule for its 2011 Thoroughbred meet, which runs from Aug. 18-Dec. 10.
Eight-year-old Awesome Gem registered his first win since last year's Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) when he edged past odds-on choice Game On Dude in the lane and posted a one-length victory in the Lone Star Park Handicap.
Southern California shipper Thirtyfirststreet, making his first start on turf at odds of 21-1, took advantage of a crawling pace to edge Close Ally by a half-length in the $200,000 Lone Star Derby May 30.
Wasted Tears continued her dominance in the Ouija Board Distaff Stakes (gr. IIIT), winning the race for the third year in a row May 30 at Lone Star Park in Texas.
Game On Dude, trained by Bob Baffert, and Thiskyhasnolimit, from the Steve Asmussen barn, headline the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III), the featured event on the Texas track's Memorial Day program May 30.
Yavapai Downs will not run a race meet in 2011 due to financial difficulties. Track management informed the Arizona Racing Commission and horsemen of the cancellation at a May 25 meeting.
A large increase in assessed property taxes at the Arizona racetrack threatens the scuttle this year's meet.
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The first international summit on race-day medication as it relates to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorhaging will be June 13-14 at Belmont Park.
Global Gaming LSP said May 16 it has finalization acquisition of Lone Star Park from MI Developments, ending a long delay in the company's purchase of the Texas racetrack.
Trainer and former professional football player Bobby D. Crenshaw died on Wednesday, May 11 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67.
Jockey Luis Quinonez won the 3,000th race of his career Thursday, May 12 at Lone Star Park when Hit It Hard rolled to an 8 3/4-length victory in the seventh race.
Grade II winner Dream Run has been relocated to Burch Farms near Monroe, Utah, where he is standing for $800.
Favored Thiskyhasnolimit prevailed in a terrific stretch duel with Gladding to win the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) by a half-length at Lone Star Park April 23 for his first graded stakes triumph since 2009.
Jockey John Rochabrun was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas for further examination after he sustained an apparent right ankle injury when his mount Hes Rich reared in the starting gate at Lone Star Park.
Penn National Gaming Inc. officials said April 21 they believe if the question of racetrack video lottery terminals makes the ballot in Texas it has a good chance to pass.
Gladding, a grade II winner for trainer John Sadler, will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile (gr. III) when the $200,000 event is contested April 23 at Lone Star Park.
Oaklawn Park reported increases in attendance, pari-mutuel handle, and purses for its 2011 meet, which was impacted early on by weather-related cancellations.
The 140th Thoroughbred racing season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will encompass 84 live racing days, from Nov. 24, 2011 to April 1, 2012.
Lone Star Park concluded opening weekend of its 15th Spring Thoroughbred Season with a 16% gain in attendance and a 10% jump in on-track live betting compared to 2010 business levels, according to a track release.
The Jockeys' Guild and the Colorado Horse Racing Association have reached an agreement on a new mount fee schedule that will provide an increase in base mount fees for jockeys for all races run in Colorado.
Favored Black Hills closed stoutly from the rear of the pack on the final turn and romped to a five-length victory in the $100,000 Sunland Park Handicap in New Mexico April 17.
Archarcharch and Nehro, first and second, respectively in the $1 million Arkansas Derby April 16, are both destined for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7, according to their connections.
The parade of longshots to win major Kentucky Derby trail prep races continued April 16 when Archarcharch came from off the pace to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park.
Favorite Havre de Grace, Fox Hill Farms' daughter of Saint Liam, wins the grade I Apple Blossom Handicap by 3/4-length over Switch.
First-crop sire Weather Warning was represented by his first winner when his first starter, Everyday Dave, won at Keeneland April 8
Under a patient ride from Joel Rosario, odds-on choice Smiling Tiger rolled to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $200,000 Count Fleet Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park April 14.
Chilean Horse of the Year Belle Watling brings plenty of international flavor to the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 15, and trainer Patrick Biancone hopes it's the right time for her to show her true ability.
Trainer Todd Pletcher started this year on top of the game. He won a fifth Eclipse Award trophy and entered 2011 with three newly turned 3-year-old Breeders' Cup race winners, including superstar Uncle Mo.
The Factor has been installed as the solid 7-5 favorite in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) as 13 3-year-olds were entered for the $1 million race April 16.
TVG and Lone Star Park have announced an agreement under which the racing television network will air the Dallas, Texas-area track's 2011 spring Thoroughbred meet that begins April 14 and runs through July 10.
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