Keyword: Texas

  • 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.

  • Maggi Moss

    Owner Moss to Defend Trainer Asmussen

    Prominent horse owner Maggi Moss will end her 1 1/2-year sabbatical from practicing law to defend leading trainer Steve Asmussen in a Texas case after one of his horses tested positive for a prohibited substance.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Date Set for Hearing in Asmussen Case

    The Texas Racing Commission stewards at Lone Star Park have set a July 18 hearing for trainer Steve Asmussen after the horse Timber Trick tested positive for the prohibited substance hydroxylidocaine, a metabolite of lidocaine.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen

    Lawyer: Asmussen to Fight Drug Positive

    Trainer Steve Asmussen was notified June 26 that a horse in his care tested positive for the Class 2 substance lidocaine following a May 10 maiden special weight race at Lone Star Park, and his lawyer said Asmussen would fight the charge.

  • Worldly Manner

    Worldly Manner to Two B Rockin

    Worldly Manner, one of the few sons of Riverman at stud, will stand at David Bailey's Two B Rockin Ranch near Bridgeport, Texas.

  • Lone Star Park

    Leary to Head Lone Star Communications

    Dan Leary has been named director of communications for Lone Star Park in Texas. Leary has nearly three decades of sports public relations experience, including 14 years in the Thoroughbred racing industry at six different racetracks.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Catalog Improves

    The Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training, scheduled for April 1 at Lone Star Park in Texas, has a higher quality catalog than it did a year ago, according to Fasig-Tipton Texas' director of sales, Tim Boyce.

  • Fillies Fastest in F-T Texas Works

    A pair of fillies turned in the fastest breezes at an eighth of a mile during the March 30 under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Is Compact Answer to Federal Regulation?

    The National Racing Compact, which currently authorizes multi-jurisdictional licensing for the pari-mutuel industry, is being offered as an alternative to possible federal regulation of aspects of the horseracing industry.

  • Regulation of Steroids Turns a Corner

    The ongoing process of regulating anabolic steroids in racehorses may have turned a corner March 25 when the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium made changes to its model rule. State regulators, however, remain concerned about funding for increased testing.

  • RCI: Autonomous Betting Monitor Critical

    With RCI Integrity Services up and running, the Association of Racing Commissioners International has issued a strong call for the pari-mutuel industry to take advantage of something it believes is a no-brainer: an independent wagering monitoring system.

  • Kentucky Awaiting Research Into Steroids

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority intends to regulate use of anabolic steroids in racehorses but will wait until research into the testing for steroids in plasma is completed this summer before it moves ahead.

  • Lexicon to R & R in Texas

    Grade II-winning sprinter Lexicon has been acquired by Richard Hessee for stallion duty at his R & R Farms near Goliad, Texas.

  • Carl Nafzger

    Nafzger Honored, Credits His Horses

    Carl Nafzger and his wife, Wanda, have been a lot of places, the trainer said Saturday night during his address at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual awards banquet. But they have been all those places because of one thing -- the horse.

  • Five-time stakes winner Mystery Classic has been named the 2007 Texas Horse of the Year.

    Mystery Classic Named Texas' Best

    John Pierce's homebred Mystery Classic, a winner of five consecutive stakes last year, will be honored as the 2007 Texas Horse of the Year and champion older horse by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Mystery Classic is trained by Robert Schultz.

  • Dixieland Heat

    Dixieland Heat to Key Ranch

    Dixieland Heat, sire of Eclipse Award winner Xtra Heat, will stand at Joe and Sharon Kerby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.

  • Mystery Classic, a five-time stakes winner in 2007.

    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.

  • 2006 Texas champion 2-year-old filly Wrenice returns to the main track in the $50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes.

    Big Battles on Texas Champions Day

    Texas-breds will take the spotlight at Sam Houston Race Park Dec. 1 for the track's annual Texas Champion Day program, which features eight restricted stakes worth more than $500,000.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Bill Hartack.

    Hall of Famer Bill Hartack Dead

    Bill Hartack, a Hall of Famer who rode five Kentucky Derby winners, was found dead Nov. 26 in a cabin near Freer, Texas.

  • Texas Panel OKs 2008 Breed Splits

    The Texas Racing Commission approved 2008 breed splits for horses and discussed the closure of one of the state's three Greyhound tracks during its Nov. 27 meeting.

  • 'Guarded Optimism' on Eve of Texas Yearling Sale

    Bolstered by the revival of racing in Oklahoma and the continued increases in purses in Louisiana, there is "guarded optimism" among Texas breeders and sales company officials on the eve of the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale.

  • Soggy Lone Star Still Draws Large Crowds

    Despite midday rain and constant threats of thunderstorms, Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, attracted 41,087 customers through its turnstiles for live horse racing and post-race fireworks July 3-4.