Keyword: Texas

  • Slaughter Bills Advancing in Congress

    A bill banning horse slaughter for human consumption was approved by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee April 25, while the House on April 26 voted 277-137 to ban the government from selling wild horses and burros for slaughter.

  • Illinois House Passes Anti-Slaughter Bill

    The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill April 18 that would outlaw horse slaughter for human consumption. Illinois is home to one of three slaughter plants in the country. The bill passed 74-41.

  • Numbers Down at Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale

    A colt brought $180,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training April 3 as the gross, average, and median all dropped significantly.

  • USDA Ordered to Halt Inspection of Horses for Slaughter

    A federal district court ordered March 28 a shut-down of a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that allowed the slaughter of American horses for human consumption to be paid for by the slaughter houses. The program was put into place shortly after Congress voted in 2005 to cut federal funding for inspections of horsemeat.

  • Proposed Texas Racetracks Win Licenses

    Despite competition for wagering dollars and horses, the Texas Racing Commission granted three Class II racetrack licenses--one of them conditionally--at its March 20 meeting.

  • 355 Cataloged for FT Texas 2-Year-Old Sale

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 355 horses for its 2007 Texas Two-Year-Olds in training sale at Lone Star Park, in Grand Prairie, on April 3. The sale will be held in a continuous, single session beginning at 10 a.m. The under-tack show, over the main track at Lone Star, will be held on Sunday, April 1, from 10 a.m.

  • Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Horse Slaughter Illegal in Texas

    The entire 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed March 5 an earlier panel decision upholding a Texas state law that bans the sale of horsemeat for human consumption. However, Texas Rep. Sid Miller filed a bill the same day that would allow the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the state.

  • Corey Johnsen, has resigned his position with Magna Entertainment.

    Johnsen Resigns Magna Post; Joins Investors Acquiring Track

    Corey Johnsen has resigned as president of Magna Entertainment Corp. southern operations to join a group of private investors that is in the process of acquiring controlling interest of another North American racetrack.

  • Ra Ra Superstar to Q6 Ranch in Texas

    Ra Ra Superstar, who has the same sire and is from the same female family as major stallion Awesome Again, will enter stud at Drs. Ken and Linda Quirk's Q6 Ranch near Salado, Texas.

  • Horse Slaughter Ruled Illegal in Texas

    A federal appeals court ruled Jan. 19 that horse slaughter is illegal in the state of Texas based on a law from 1949. If the law is enforced, it would shut down two of the three slaughter plants in the United States.

  • Texas-bred Champions Honored

    The 2006 Texas-bred champions were honored Saturday night as guest speaker Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable told the crowd there will always be room for the little guy in racing.

  • Dixie Meister Named 2006 Texas Horse of the Year

    Dixie Meister, a grade II stakes winner who earned $287,210 last year, will be honored as the 2006 Texas Horse of the Year and champion older horse by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

  • Dodwell, Hayes to be Honored by Texas Thoroughbred Association

    Ed Dodwell, owner of the Texas-based Diamond D Ranch training centers, and Dr. Katie Hayes, an equine veterinarian from Denison, Texas, will be honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association at its annual conference and awards banquet Jan. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin.

  • Lone Star Switching to 4-Day Week in 2007

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Wednesday was granted 99 live racing dates for 2007, including a 67-date spring Thoroughbred season that will cover 16 weeks from April 12 through July 29.

  • Waiting for Logic

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - From the belt buckles to the Longhorns, things are big in Texas. How's this for big--one billion dollars. That's billion, with nine zeros.

  • Longtime Southwest Trainer Elmer Carter Dead

    Elmer Carter, a World War II veteran who trained Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses in Texas and Oklahoma for several decades, died July 14 at the age of 80.

  • Helzers Donate $1 Million to AQHA's New Hall of Fame & Museum

    The American Quarter Horse Foundation announced March 8 that it received a planned gift of $1 million from Jim Helzer, an AQHA executive committee member, and his wife, Marilyn. The donation will contribute to the foundation's capital campaign.

  • Lone Star Park Sets 37-Race Stakes Schedule

    The Lone Star Park Handicap received a $100,000 boost to $400,000 and the $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup Handicap was elevated to grade III status for 2006, two highlights on Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's 37-race, $3.83 million spring Thoroughbred season stakes schedule that was announced Friday.

  • Midway Road to Lane's End Texas

    Midway Road, a multiple graded stakes winner at Keeneland and runner-up in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will stand at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas, instead of at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Pass the Peace to Hamton in Texas

    Pass the Peace, a half-brother to successful first-crop sire Forest Camp, will enter stud at Charlie Ham's Hamton Farm near Montalba, Texas.

  • Lone Star Park Granted 2006 Race Dates

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie had its request for 98 live racing dates in 2006 approved at Wednesday's Texas Racing Commission meeting in Austin, Texas. The schedule includes a 66-date spring Thoroughbred season over 15 weeks from April 13 to July 23.