Golden Actor played the starring role in the $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes the night of Oct. 25 at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel with a 4 1/4-length score in his stakes debut.
The Louisiana Racing Commission Oct. 21 ordered Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to restore $2.7 million in purse supplements from video poker revenue for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet.
Mr. Besilu, a $4.2 million yearling by A.P. Indy out of three-time grade I winner Balance, has been retired and will stand at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas for $2,000 in 2015.
A full field of 12 is set to go in the $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship, which headlines a rich 12-race card for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses Oct. 26 at Zia Park.
Graded stakes winner and graded stakes sire Scrimshaw has been relocated to Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms near Burleson, Texas, for the 2015 breeding season.
Laurie's Rocket has been retired and will stand the 2015 season at Bill and Mary McDowell's McDowell Farm near Sparkman, Ark., owner Willis Horton announced Oct. 22.
Frank Brothers was a Thoroughbred trainer for nearly four decades, saddling 2,359 winners at a 22% rate, with half of his 10,440 starters finishing in the money while earning $48.9 million in purse money since 1974.
Nearly half of the runners pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf made their previous start over foreign grass, as European invaders seek to continue their success in the one-mile contest for freshmen.
Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9%, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21.
Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market and a prominent international Thoroughbred owner-breeder, died Oct. 21 at age 88.
Foreign Policy, a son of Danzig out of grade I winner Strategic Maneuver, will stand in 2015 at Francisco and Lori Bravo's River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Okla.
C.R. Trout capped a three-win night in the Oklahoma Classics Oct. 17 when Imahit went gate-to-wire to handily defeat favored Z Rockstar for a repeat victory in the $155,500 Classics Cup at Remington Park.
Four of the top five finishers from the 2013 Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes, led by winner Imahit, will return Oct. 17 for another run at the $175,000 purse on a 10-race program of stakes races for Oklahoma-breds at Remington.
The Texas Racing Commission must prevail in a Nov. 10 hearing before it can begin accepting applications by racetracks to offer Instant Racing machines. The December meeting is the soonest applications could be accepted.
E Dubai, sire of 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned, will relocate to Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La. for the 2015 season.
Yearling fillies brought the three highest prices at the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling and fall mixed sale Oct. 13 at Lone Star Park, with a Texas-bred daughter of Trappe Shot the top seller at $50,000.
A coalition representing racing and breeding interests in Texas has retained an attorney to assist in the continued push for historical race wagering, an electronic form of wagering based on previously run horse races.
Grade II winner Ive Struck a Nerve and stakes winner Awesome Bet will join the stallion roster at Peach Lane Farms near Opelousas, La. for the 2015 season.
Graded stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold, last year's Texas champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired from racing with an injury, Valor Farm announced Sept. 30.
Southern California shipper Tonito M. swept past the leaders to score a mild upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) Sept. 28 at Remington Park, earning his first victory in six starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
Ostrolenka led gate to wire en route to a visually impressive 14 1/2-length romp Sept. 28 in the second race at Belmont Park and became the first winner for Louisiana stallion Musket Man.
A Yankee Gentleman colt from the family of grade I winner Wicked Strong brought the highest price of $100,000 at the Sept. 23 Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana yearling sale, which saw declines in gross and average.
Wildcat Red, seeking his first graded stakes win since the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) in February, heads a wild and wooly group of 14 sophomores entered for the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) Sept. 28 at Remington Park.
Equine Sales Company has released the catalog for its open yearling and mixed sale is now online. A total of 143 horses have been consigned to the auction in Opelousas, La.
Ruidoso Downs Race Track has announced a new program that chairman R.D. Hubbard said is part 'our on-going effort to ensure the integrity and safety of the the sport and its participants.'
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Chad Brown, and jockey Javier Castellano remained at the top of the standings of the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge after action Sept. 20 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Prospective buyers kept consignors busy showing horses Sept. 22, one day before the Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana yearling sale begins in West Monroe.
Charles J. Cella, president of Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, announced Sept. 18 that the Arkansas track in 2015 will offer purse bonuses for horses that run and win without furosemide (Salix or commonly called Lasix).
Kandaly, winner of the 1994 La. Derby (gr. III) who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, died Sept. 12. The 23-year-old from the last crop of Alydar died of founder at Main Street Thoroughbreds near Lake Charles, La.
The Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana is expecting a strong yearling sale Sept. 23. The 2013 sale reported strong double-digit growth in average and median.
Moro Tap, a graded stakes-placed son of North America's leading sire Tapit, has been retired to stud and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Double Infinity Ranch in Texas.
Citing pending litigation from Louisiana Quarter Horse owners, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Sept. 17 that it will withhold $2.7 million in purse supplements at the upcoming meet.
V B and Me became the first reported winner for Oklahoma sire Affirmatif when the 2-year-old romped by 5 3/4 lengths in his debut against maidens the evening of Sept. 12 at Remington Park.
Churchill Downs Inc. is seeking to sell Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for up to $125 million, according to a Sept. 12 report by the New Orleans Advocate.
The Arkansas Racing Commission approved the entire program Sept. 11. Once implemented, Arkansas will become the sixth state to fully administer the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium's National Uniform Medication rules.
Favored Vicar's in Trouble, back in his home state for the first time since winning the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in March, dominated the 35th renewal of the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) Sept. 6 at Louisiana Downs.
The opening day program for Zia Park's 10th anniversary season was canceled due to inclement weather in Hobbs, N.M., on Saturday, Sept. 6, the track announced.
Equine Sales Company posted record gross receipts during its consignor select yearling sale Sept. 3 in Louisiana, an auction that also featured a supplement of racing age horses from Coteau Grove Farms.
Forest Lake, at 32-1 odds, and 7-1 shot Waha Wild recorded upsets in a pair of juvenile stakes at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Aug. 30, closing night of the 2014 season Aug. 30 at Opelousas, La.
The Texas Racing Commission Aug. 29 approved a plan to allow historical racing at horse and dog tracks statewide, despite pending legal action, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Louisiana-based stallion Neko Bay picked up his first winner Aug. 28 when Magic Bay drew off to a seven-length victory in a maiden claiming race at Arlington Park.
The Oaklawn Jockey Club has announced it is projecting a record purse distribution of $23.5 million for its 2015 racing season, the seventh consecutive year of increased purses.
Eligible Oklahoma-bred horses competing at Remington Park are eligible for higher purse supplements.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Aug. 25 it is partnering with Coogan and Coogan, a Mandeville-based electronic video screen and scoreboard provider, for the purchase and installation of two new video boards.
Veteran trainer Patrick Mouton won his 1,000th career race Aug. 23, according to Equibase records, when he sent out Hylands Will to victory in the fourth race at Louisiana Downs.
Carter Sales Co.'s OKC summer sale Aug. 17 enjoyed resulted in record total receipts and a rise in average price, with trading at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds led by a Tiz Wonderful yearling colt for a sale record $67,000.
A memorial service for Rita J. Danley, a longtime member of New Mexico's Thoroughbred community, will held Aug. 21 at in the winner's circle at Ruidoso Downs.
Code West, responding to strong handling from jockey Cliff Berry in the stretch, got up in time to win the $176,050 Governor's Cup Stakes the night of Aug. 16 at Remington Park for his first victory since June 2013.
Tom Early, who has championed Louisiana's Thoroughbred industry for three decades, was unanimously voted president of the board of directors of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
After a nearly eight-month wait, it did not take long for jockey Cliff Berry to rack up his 2,000th career Thoroughbred win at Remington Park, reaching the milestone on opening night of the 2014 season Aug. 15.
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