Midwest Region

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

  • Hawthorne

    Hawthorne Continues to Deal with EHV-1

    On Nov. 16, track officials confirmed a horse who died Nov. 14 and one other ailing horse had tested positive for EHV-1. The deceased horse is the third confirmed death from EHV-1 during the outbreak.

  • Goldencents leads them home to win the Delta Jackpot Stakes.

    Goldencents Takes Jackpot Wire-to-Wire

    Goldencents went wire-to-wire in the $1 million Delta Jackpot (gr. III) at Delta Downs Nov. 17, setting quick early fractions and responding with something more to hold off a late run from 9-5 favorite Bern Identity.

  • EHV-1 Outbreak: Hawthorne Adjusts Training

    Updated test results from an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at Hawthorne became available Nov. 7, and Hawthorne announced training hours would be adjusted to facilitate reintroduction of horses into the population.

  • TRF Opens 'Second Chances Ranch' in Illinois

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has announced an agreement with the State of Illinois to open its ninth correctional facility-based farm., the Second Chances Ranch at the Vandalia Correctional Facility in Vandalia.

  • Woodbine

    Ontario Report: Changes Ahead for Racing

    Cutting the number of Thoroughbred race dates in Ontario and reducing purses are some of the recommendations put forth by the government commissioned Horse Racing Transition Panel in a final report released Oct. 30.

  • Musketier

    Musketier to Adena Springs Canada

    Durable multiple graded stakes winner Musketier has been retired from racing to stand in 2013 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Canada near Aurora, Ontario. A fee will be announced later.

  • Thornton Breaks Collarbone at Hawthorne

    Rider Tim Thornton suffered a broken collarbone and facial fractures when he was dislodged after his mount clipped heels with another horse near the quarter mile pole in the fourth race at Hawthorne Race Course Oct. 21.

  • Chantal Sutherland

    Sutherland Announces Surprise Retirement

    Jockey Chantal Sutherland surprisingly announced her retirement in a statement released Oct. 21, saying she is ready "to begin a new chapter in my life."

  • Hawthorne Race Course

    Hawthorne Barn Placed Under Quarantine

    Following discussions with state veterinarians, the Department of Agriculture, and consultants from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the decision was made to put a quarantine of the affected barn in place.

  • Hawthorne

    KY Issues Directive on Hawthorne Horses

    Due to an unknown illness among some horses at Hawthorne Race Course, the Kentucky state veterinarian's office has issued a directive that horses from that Illinois track not be allowed onto tracks in the Bluegrass State.

  • Two Months Rent surges late to win the Hawthorne Derby.

    Two Months Rent Grabs Wet Hawthorne Derby

    In a driving rainstorm at Hawthorne Oct. 13, Two Months Rent emerged from the pack at mid-stretch to chase down Film Shot in the final yards for a neck victory at 20-1 odds in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT).

  • Quick Wit

    Quick Wit Poised for Hawthorne Derby

    Trainer Dale Romans looks to improve upon the considerable success he has already enjoyed in turf races this season when he sends out Quick Wit in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Oct. 13 at Hawthorne Race Course

  • Pool Play and Miguel Mena take the Hawthorne Gold Cup.

    Pool Play's Gold Cup Tops Casse's Conquests

    Pool Play won for the first time since suffering a tendon tear last year, and picked a good race to do it. The 7-year-old son of Silver Deputy took the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Oct. 6.

  • Grace Hall Overpowers Indiana Oaks Field

    Odds-on choice Grace Hall took command leaving the final turn and drew out to a dominating 5 3/4-length win over four opponents in the $205,600 Indiana Oaks (gr. II). Oct. 6 at Hoosier Park.

  • Bourbon Courage won the Super Derby by 5 lengths on Sept. 8.

    Bourbon Courage Solid Pick in Indiana Derby

    Grade II winner Bourbon Courage proved an easy winner last time out in the Super Derby (gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles. Now, the 3-year-old son of Lion Heart is being asked to shorten up to 1 1/16 miles in the Indiana Derby.

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    Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Draws 16 Hopefuls

    Pataky Kid, winner of the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), heads a field of 14 runners in the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Oct. 6 over Keeneland's Polytrack going 1 1/16 miles.

  • Wine Princess won the Monmouth Oaks on August 11.

    Indiana Oaks Features Four Graded Winners

    Becky Winemiller's Wine Princess, whose sire and dam were both voted Horse of the Year, will try for consecutive graded stakes triumphs when she faces eight other 3-year-old fillies in the Indiana Oaks (gr. II).

  • Hawthorne Race Course

    Hawthorne to Begin Fall Meeting Oct. 5

    Hawthorne Race Course will waste little time getting to its top races when the 62-day fall meet, highlighted by the Oct. 6 $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II), begins Oct. 5.

  • Politicallycorrect wins the Oaklahoma Derby.

    Politicallycorrect Gets it Right in OK Derby

    Politicallycorrect, rallying way wide through the homestretch for Kent Desormeaux, caught favored Willy Beamin in the final few strides to post an upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby Sept. 30 at Remington Park.