Midwest Region

News and features for Midwestern farm owners, racehorse owners, and breeders

  • Ghaaleb was acquired at the 2013 Keeneland November breeding stock sale

    Ghaaleb Gets First Winner From First Starter

    Wildwood Farm's freshman sire Ghaaleb got his first winner from his first starter Aug. 15 when appropriately named Ghaaleb's Winner took a five-furlong maiden special weight at Fairmount Park by 3 1/4 lengths.

  • Trainer Chad Brown is the first trainer to win the Million and Beverly D. on same day

    Chad Brown Reaches New Heights at Arlington

    For all his accomplishments in the last decade Chad Brown has been training, he added another feat Aug. 12, when he became the first trainer to capture both the Arlington Million (G1) and Beverly D. Stakes (G1) on the same day.

  • Dacita wins the Beverly D. Stakes

    Dacita Edges Tough Rivals in Beverly D.

    With a strong drive in the stretch, Dacita managed to edge out a tough field of 10 fillies and mares to win the $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1T). Dona Bruja and Grand Jete dead-heated for second. 

  • Postulation wins the 2017 American St. Leger Stakes

    Postulation Goes the Distance in St. Leger

    Trainer Edward Graham doesn't dawn the doors of Arlington International Racecourse often. When he does, he leaves with a heck of a parting gift as Postulation showed with a decisive win in the American St. Leger Stakes Aug. 12.

  • Remington Park to Launch Racing Club Partnership

    Remington Park is now accepting memberships for its first Racing Club partnership. The RP Racing Club horse will compete in the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred Season that begins Aug. 25.

  • Oaklawn Increases 2018 Apple Blossom, Essex Purses

    The Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) is one of two stakes that will receive a purse increase ahead of Oaklawn Park's 2018 live season along with the Essex Handicap for older male horses, which will be bumped $50,000.

  • Money Multiplier takes the Monmouth Stakes in his season debut

    Money Multiplier Breaks Through in Monmouth Stakes

    Going off as the 4-5 favorite in his first start of the year, Money Multiplier ran as expected for trainer Chad Brown to win over five others in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (G2T) July 30 and earn his first graded stakes victory.

  • Irap captures the Indiana Derby

    Irap Dominant in Indiana Derby

    If his score in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) was a fluke and his nose win in the Ohio Derby (G3) was just enough, Irap's five-length win in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) was the best evidence yet that Reddam Racing's Tiznow colt is the real deal.

  • Overture winning the Indiana Oaks

    Overture Plays the Field in Indiana Oaks

    Left alone on the front end to walk through fractions as she pleased, Overture made sure her rivals paid the price during the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) as she recorded a gate-to-wire victory at Indiana Grand Race Course July 15.

  • Iron Fist wins the Cornhusker Handicap

    Iron Fist Keeps Rolling in Cornhusker

    After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.

  • Dona Bruja wins the Modesty Handicap

    Dona Bruja Two-For-Two in US With Modesty Win

    In just her second start in the United States, Dona Bruja (ARG) has already proved that she's a force to be reckoned with on the grass as she easily swept by five rivals to take the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (G3T) July 8.

  • Sonic Boom wins the American Derby

    Sonic Boom Wires American Derby

    Lothenbach Stables’ Sonic Boom, unbothered by early pace pressure, opened a clear lead on the backstretch and held firm for a dominant 1 3/4-lengths win in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 American Derby at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Minnesota Racing Commission Announces Appointments

    The Minnesota Racing Commission is pleased to announce commissioners Dan Erhart and Dr. Camille McArdle have been reappointed, and Roy Johnson has been appointed, to the commission for six-year terms beginning July 1, 2017. 

  • Ponder's record-breaking American Derby win in 1949

    Look Back: An American Derby to Ponder

    This week is a race recap of the 1949 American Derby at Washington Park won by Ponder written by Blood-Horse staff titled "Ponder: He Sprints to Conquer." The story ran in the Sept. 3, 1949 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Hence seeks another graded win in the Iowa Derby

    Hence Heads Field of Nine in Iowa Derby

    Calumet Farm's homebred Hence will attempt to get back to the winner's circle after two off-the-board finishes in the first two legs of the Triple Crown when he lines up against eight other sophomore colts in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3). 

  • Ever So Clever training at Churchill Downs ahead of the Kentucky Oaks

    Ever So Clever Co-Highweight in Iowa Oaks

    In her first race since an off-the-board-effort in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), Clearview Stables' Ever So Clever will take on a field of nine other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (G3) July 6.

  • Stronach Stables' Holy Helena winning the Woodbine Oaks

    Holy Helena Favored for Queen's Plate

    Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Canterbury Park Tweaks September Race Schedule

    On June 14 the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a request by Canterbury Park officials to amend horse racing dates and post times in September, making the final date of the 67-day season Friday, Sept. 15.