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Texas 2008 Champions Announced

The Texas Thoroughbred Association honored its top performers of 2008 at its annual Horse Racing/Breeding Conference and Annual Meeting in Dallas Jan. 9-10. The winner of the prestigious T.I. "Pops" Harkins award went to John Adger, racing manager of Bob and Janice McNair's Stonerside, which was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley last year.

Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Gala Set

The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame will honor those that have enriched the tradition of horse racing in Texas at its 10th annual gala Oct. 4.

Asmussen Enters a Pair in WinStar Derby

Asmussen Enters a Pair in WinStar Derby

These days, much of Steve Asmussen's focus is on his pair of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders, Pyro and Z Fortune. But on March 16, Asmussen has an opportunity to score some serious earnings with another pair of 3-year-olds, as he will enter Poni Colada and Ablaze With Spirit in the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park.

Texas Breeders in Houston Spotlight

Texas Breeders in Houston Spotlight

Texas Champions Day at Sam Houston Race Park Dec. 1 rewarded the faith of smaller Texas breeders and owners as favorites gave way to some surprising upsets in the eight stakes for accredited Texas-breds.

Slew's Tizzy Pick in Lone Star Derby

Slew's Tizzy Pick in Lone Star Derby

A field of 10 3-year-olds was entered in Saturday's $300,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park, headed by Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) champ Slew's Tizzy and Illinois Derby (gr. II) runner-up Reporting for Duty.

Silent Pleasure Repels Bob and John in Texas Mile

Front-running Silent Pleasure took grade I winner Bob and John's best shot in the stretch run of Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile (gr. III), then responded to left-handed urging from jockey Tracy Hebert to record his fourth consecutive stakes victory while making his first start at Lone Star Park.

Be a Resident, Wrenice Take Texas Stallion Divisions

Two-year-old gelding Be a Resident fought off several challengers and remained unbeaten in three starts with a 1 ΒΌ-length victory over Holy Mission in the Staunch Avenger Division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas on Saturday.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Ablaze With Spirit Steven M. Asmussen
  • Heiligbrodt Racing Stable
  • Donald R. Dizney
C E P A's Forum W. Bret Calhoun
  • Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch
  • Joseph Archer
Crook's Adventure Cash Asmussen
  • Laredo Racing Stable
  • Byron Crook
Dreamsandvisions Steven Duke
  • Sandra Duke
  • Luther Wicker
Favorite Jazz Cash Asmussen
  • Griselda Trevino
  • Israel Flores
Haveuseenthelight Cheryl Asmussen
  • Keith Asmussen & Cash Asmussen
  • John Silverthorne Ranch
Northern Scene Morris G. Nicks
  • Don Eberts
  • Donald Eberts
Rapid Squall Val Ray Foster, Sr.
  • Ronald J. Podraza Sr.
  • Ronald J Podraza Sr.
Sandburr Michael Stidham
  • Feel The Thunder Stable
  • Lane M. Hutchins
Sleetworth Brent Morris
  • Jessica Carrillo
  • Strongworth Inc
Taksent Eleuterio Martinez, Jr.
  • Weilburg, Gretchen and Richard
  • Lane M. Hutchins & Dr. Richard Weilburg
Wild Series Brent Morris
  • Tuff A Nuff Stables
  • Tom Durant

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