Keyword: Texas

  • Stakes Winner Angliana to Stand at Eureka

    New York stakes winner Angliana has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm near Fredericksburg, Texas.

  • 7 Horses Added to Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale

    A Smarty Jones weanling and six mares have been added to the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which will be held Dec. 14 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Mixed Sale Has 105 Horses

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 105 horses for the Texas December mixed sale, which will be held at Lone Star Park Dec. 14. The auction will start at noon (CST).

  • Retama's Wagering Average Drops

    Retama Park reported mixed results with a 9% increase in average daily live attendance; a 15% drop in average daily live wagering, and a modest 4% decrease in average daily export wagering during the 32-day meet.

  • Texas Breeder/Owner Cook Dead at 75

    Leland P. Cook Jr., a successful Texas breeder/owner who raced 1993 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner Dixieland Heat, died Nov. 6 after a lengthy illness.

  • Chitoz to Eureka in Texas

    Chitoz, a course-recording-equaling stakes winner, will enter stud in 2010 at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm near Fredericksburg, Texas.

  • KY Vet Requiring Testing of Horses From Texas

    Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in the state of Texas, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's state veterinarian's office has opted to require testing of all horses from Texas entering the state of Kentucky.

  • Prince Prado to Country Gold Equine

    Prince Prado, a 9-year-old son of El Prado, has been purchased by Sharan Powers and Kenny Thorp for stallion duty at their Country Gold Equine farm near Boyd, Texas.

  • Silent Picture's First Winner Wins by 6 1/2

    April's Picture, the first winner by stakes-placed Silent Picture, won Sept. 4 by 6 1/2 lengths at Retama Park for owner/trainer Danny Pish in his first start.

  • Purge/Ballagren Colt

    Median Rises at F-T Texas Sale; Gross Plunges

    Reduced to a one-day sale, the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling auction posted a gross that was down significantly Aug. 31 at Lone Star Park. Under last year's two-day format, 443 horses were cataloged, but only 319 were offered this year, contributing to a 43.9% decline in the gross, from $3,369,700 to $1,889,400. The buy-back rate rose from 36.6% in 2008 to 42%, with only 185 head selling. While the median increased to $5,000 from $4,500, the average dipped from $11,992 to $10,213, a 14.8% decline.

  • Hessees to Buy Kilkerry In Arkansas

    Richard and Frances Hessee, owners of R & R Farms near Goliad, Texas, have purchased trainer Robert Holthus' Kilkerry Farm and Training Center near Royal, Ark.

  • F-T Texas Sale Has 370 Yearlings

    Fasig-Tipton's Texas division has cataloged 370 horses for its yearling sale. The number is down 26.9% from last year's total of 506, and the auction's length has been reduced from two days to one. The sale is scheduled for Aug. 31 at Lone Star Park, beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT).

  • Midway Road's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Midway Road came through with his first winner when his daughter Midif won June 10 at Evangeline Downs.

  • No VLTs, But Task Force Offers Hope in Texas

    Once again, the Texas legislature concluded its biannual session without passing a bill to legalize video lottery terminal at the state's racetracks. But the potential for a task force on the racing industry offers some hope for assistance.

  • Lone Star Park

    Lone Star to Cut Overnight, Stakes Purses

    Lone Star Park announced May 10 that it will cut overnight purses by 6% effective May 22, not run one stakes and cut the purse for three other stakes.

  • Intimidator's First Winner

    Intimidator was represented by his first winner when his daughter Ms Golden West won April 25 at Lone Star Park in her first start.

  • Special Rate Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Special Rate sired his first winner from his initial starter when his son Valid Heart won April 11 at Manor Downs.

  • Got Koko

    Grade I Winner Got Koko Dead

    Got Koko, a grade I winner for Aase Headley and Paul Leung and a broodmare for Jess Jackson's Stonestreet operation, died from foaling complications.

  • Average Holds Steady at F-T Texas Sale

    The performance of the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training March 31 exceeded expectations when the average price held steady amidst tumbling figures at juvenile auctions across the country. The sale was held at Lone Star Park.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas: Cautious Optimism

    With sale prices unsteady across the country, the juvenile market in the Southwest will be tested for the first time this year during the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in training sale March 31.

  • Gold Legend, Officer Offspring Work Fast

    Unbridled Classy, a daughter of Be Like Mike, and an Officer filly each covered an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5, turning in the fastest works for the distance at Lone Star Park March 29 during the under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Lone Star Park

    Lone Star to Fund Texas Charities

    The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie, a non-profit organization, awarded $60,000 to 16 Grand Prairie, Texas charities March 12 during a ceremony at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

  • F-T Texas Sale Has 237 Juveniles

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 237 horses for its Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction is scheduled for March 31 at Lone Star Park. The under tack show will be held at Lone Star March 29.

  • Tracks Included in Texas Gaming Bill

    Some Texas lawmakers are trying again to establish Las Vegas-style casinos in the state, and they say now is the time to do it because the state needs the money. Racetracks would be included, according to legislation unveiled Feb. 24.

  • El Campo to Cedar Creek in Texas

    El Campo, a Deputy Minister grandson, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Dr. William C. Day's Cedar Creek Farm near Brenham, Texas.

  • Sam Houston to Repair Storm Damage

    Sam Houston Race Park will begin repairs to the roof of its grandstand, as well as additional construction to rebuild portions of the stable and track areas, weather permitting beginning Jan. 22.

  • Andrea Young

    Young Gets Promotion at Sam Houston

    Andrea Young has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Sam Houston Race Park and Valley Race Park in Texas, parent company MAXXAM Inc. announced Jan. 13. Young also joins the company's board of directors.

  • Texas VLT Bill Ready to Be Filed

    When the Texas legislature convenes Jan. 13, a bill to legalize alternative gaming at the state's racetracks is ready to be filed. The Texas racing industry has angled for video lottery terminals for the past decade, but in 2009, business will not be as usual.

  • Texas Testing 15 Horses Linked to CEM

    Texas is among 27 states tracing and testing horses that may have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. CEM can cause temporary infertility of horses. The disease, not known to affect humans, was first detected in the United States in 1978, then again in l979. In both instances, the infection was eradicated.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Gross Drops 46.7%

    The Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which was the last major Thoroughbred auction of the year in this country, followed the downward trend that has plagued the equine marketplace in recent months. The gross revenue plummeted 46.7% Dec. 14 compared to a year ago, while the average price dropped 36%. The median declined 14.3%.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Ends Auction Year

    The Fasig-Tipton December mixed sale, this country's last major Thoroughbred auction of the year, will be held Dec. 14 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. There are 221 horses listed in the catalog: 142 broodmares or broodmare prospects, 44 weanlings, and 35 yearlings or horses of racing age.

  • Freshman Sire Sand Ridge Euthanized

    Freshman Texas stallion Sand Ridge suffered a fractured cannon bone while being led to his stall Oct. 27. After X-rays revealed the break was inoperable, the 13-year-old stallion was euthanized at Key Ranch near Salado.

  • F-T Texas Mixed Sale Has 221 Horses

    The Texas division of Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 221 horses for its mixed sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie Dec. 14. There are 142 in-foal mares or broodmare prospects, 44 weanlings, and 35 yearlings or horses of racing age listed in the book.

  • Retama Park Gets Sam Houston Dates

    Sam Houston Race Park canceled its 2008-09 meet and transferred 43 of its originally scheduled 65 days to Retama Park, a move approved by the Texas Racing Commission during a special meeting Oct. 28.

  • F-T Has 14-Sale Schedule in 2009

    Fasig-Tipton will conduct 14 Thoroughbred sales in 2009 in five states: Kentucky, New York, Florida, Maryland, and Texas. There will be 25 days of auctions in all. The schedule begins with the Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington Feb. 8-9.

  • Hurricane Damage Stymies Houston Meet

    The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives should that be the case.

  • Day 1 sale topper, a son of Even the Score, brought $120,000.

    Even the Score Colt Tops Texas Sale

    A Louisiana-bred colt by Even the Score brought the top price of $120,000 on a good opening day at the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale in Grand Prairie.

  • Texas Sale Has 'Lot of Energy'

    After a record-breaking top price in 2007, the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale will return Aug. 25 to the Texas Thoroughbred sale pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. The sale concludes after its second session Aug. 26. Both sessions begin at 10 a.m. (CDT).

  • Texas HORSE Seeks Support, Legislation

    Texas Thoroughbred Association executive director David Hooper addressed the Greater Houston Horse Council July 21 in an effort to garner support for a new breed coalition, Texas Horse Organizations for Racing, Showing and Eventing, which is known as Texas HORSE.

  • Hi Teck Man's First Winner

    Stakes winner Hi Teck Man's first winner, Lady Hi Teck, won June 29 at Lone Star Park in her initial start.