Keyword: Texas

  • Migliore Remains Breeders Cup Bound

    Jockey Richard Migliore is bound for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships despite suffering a scare to his surgically held together arm during an Oct. 28 spill at Belmont Park.

  • For Lone Star Park officials, hosting their first Breeders' Cup is both a joy and a test.

    For Breeders' Cup, Yet Another Host Site Test

    Given the money and time that go into preparing a racetrack for the Breeders' Cup, it would seem inappropriate to use the word "test." But when the World Thoroughbred Championships is held Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park, it will be just that.

  • Fantasticat Works at Churchill to Prep for Classic

    Trainer Bobby Barnett insists it wasn't planned but admits it's an eerie coincidence his 2004 Breeders' Cup contender Fantasticat now occupies the stall at Churchill Downs that once housed Answer Lively, the horse he trained that won the 1998 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and went on to be named 2-year-old champion.

  • Storm Flag Flying, could post an historic Juvenile Fillies-Distaff double.

    'Storm Flag' Readies to Fly to Lone Star

    Trainer Shug McGaughey is gearing up Ogden Mills Phipps' Storm Flag Flying for a historic run at the Breeders' Cup Distaff - Presented by Nextel (gr. I) at Lone Star Park. The $2-million Distaff kicks off the eight-race World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Littleexpectations Moving to Texas

    Littleexpectations, a full brother to leading Texas sire Valid Expectations, is moving from Kentucky to Texas for the 2005 breeding season.

  • Texas racing legend Bubba Cascio, trains Gold Storm.

    Texas Roots Run Deep for Gold Storm

    Gold Storm might have been bred in Kentucky, but the gelded son of Seeking the Gold is as true a Texan as J.R. Ewing. He is owned by a pair of Dallas businessmen and resides in the barn of a Texas racing legend. If that weren't enough, he will be racing on his home turf when he takes the gate for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Six Perfections will be seeking to add her name to the list of repeat winners in the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Breeders' Cup Mile Can Be Twice as Nice

    What is it about the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) that makes winners want to double their fun? Of the six horses that have won two Breeders' Cup races, three did their repeat winning in the Mile.

  • Kentucky Lifts Ban on Animals Shipped From Texas

    Kentucky has lifted a ban on animals from Texas now that the state is free of vesicular stomatitis. In the summer, the situation led Breeders' Cup officials to take precautions in advance of the Oct. 30 World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park.

  • RTCA offers painted horses at Lone Star benefit.

    White Horse Award Lunch to Feature Art Sale

    In conjunction with the presentation of its White Horse Award Oct. 28 at Lone Star Park, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will offer for sale life-sized works of art to benefit its programs.

  • Texas Celebrates Breeders' Cup with FanFest

    "FanFest" is well underway in Grand Prairie, Texas as race fans gear up for the sold-out Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Oct. 30. FanFest, presented by the Grand Prairie Breeders' Cup Committee and sanctioned by the Breeders' Cup, is a month-long event featuring celebrity appearances, musical performances, sporting events, and charity auctions surrounding daily racing at Lone Star Park.

  • TVG To Offer Wraparound Breeders' Cup Coverage

    TVG will offer extensive pre-and post-2004 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships coverage, beginning on Saturday, October 23, with the first of six, one-hour airings of "The Works."

  • Equine Protection Group to Have Presence at Breeders' Cup

    The Fund for Horses, a Texas-based group dedicated to the protection of the country's equine population, will have an informational table at Lone Star Park on Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Day, Saturday, Oct. 30, as well as on the previous two days.

  • Fall Breeders' Cup Meeting Begins at Lone Star Park

    The 19-day fall meet at Texas' Lone Star Park--culminating with the 21st Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships--will kick off Oct. 1 with a special appearance by Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day and the first of four $100,000 stakes events on opening weekend.

  • NTRA to Take Lead on Wagering Overhaul

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will take a leadership role in the refinement of wagering security and infrastructure, its board of directors decided at a third-quarter meeting Sept. 24 in Dallas.

  • Breeders' Cup at Lone Star is Sold Out

    The Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, is officially sold out, officials announced Sept. 22. All 51,034 reserved seats at the racetrack have been allocated, which makes for an advance-sales record for the event.

  • Grade I Winner Got Koko Retired

    Got Koko, a grade I winner and three-time Texas champion, has been retired from racing because of recurring ankle problems.

  • Countdown to the Cup: What to Expect at Lone Star Park

    The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships comes to Lone Star Park. The question is, what to expect? Most fans and horsemen don't know a thing about Lone Star, mainly the dirt surface, grass course, and any track biases. So, sit back for the next eight weeks or so and follow the world's best horses on their journey to the unknown.

  • Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for <i>The Blood-Horse</i>.

    Cooksey, Threewitt, Haskin to be Honored

    Retired jockey Patricia Cooksey, trainer Noble Threewitt, and <i>Blood-Horse</i> senior correspondent Steve Haskin have been selected to receive awards from the National Turf Writers Association during the organization's dinner Oct. 27 in Dallas in conjunction with Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships week.

  • Race Order, Post Times, and Wagering Menu Announced for Breeders' Cup

    There will be 12 races on the Breeders' Cup Day program when it hits Lone Star Park for the first time on Oct. 30. The eight Breeders' Cup Championships races, televised live by NBC Sports (1 p.m.-6 p.m EST), will be preceded by the Metroplex Mile stakes race at 12:40 p.m. EST.

  • Plans for New Texas Track Slow Down

    Plans to construct a new racetrack near the Texas City of Pflugerville have been put on hold while members of The Austin Jockey Club work with the city and county concerning traffic issues. The Texas Racing Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal from representatives of the track at its Aug. 12 meeting.

  • Exciting Story Euthanized at Lane's End Texas

    Exciting Story, who was a Canadian champion at two (1999) and won the Met Mile (gr. I) at four, was euthanized recently at Will Farish's Lane's End Texas farm, where he stood at stud.

  • Lone Star OK'd for Breeders' Cup 'Head2Head' Bet

    As Lone Star Park officials prepare for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, they have received approval from the Texas Racing Commission for the "Head2Head" wager.

  • Future Bet Shelved; Jockey Wager in the Works

    The Breeders' Cup Future Bet won't be offered this year, but an official said he hopes it eventually returns under a format whereby wagering would be offered on more than 24 interests. Meanwhile, talks are under way about a new wager tied to jockey performance in the eight-race series.

  • Kentucky Alters Rules in Connection With VS Cases

    Kentucky has altered it regulations concerning vesicular stomatitis in the wake of new cases in Colorado. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture issued a release July 6 that said animals at three properties in Las Animas County and one property in Douglas County have been diagnosed with VS.

  • Smith Elected President of Texas Thoroughbred Association

    Larry Smith, the owner and breeder of 1998 Texas Horse of the Year Thomas Jo, has been elected to serve as president of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Smith's term began during the first meeting of TTA board of directors June 24.

  • Hunt to Be Honored by TTA During Luncheon

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association will present the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award to Texas owner and breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt during a June 25 luncheon at the Arlington Wyndham Hotel in Arlington, Texas.

  • Asmussen Loaded for TTA Sales Futurities at Lone Star

    There's almost $250,000 on the line in two Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurities June 12 at Lone Star Park, and trainer Steve Asmussen means business. He has 10 2-year-old entered: seven colts and three fillies.

  • Breeders' Cup Ticket Application Deadline Friday

    The last opportunity to be included in a random drawing for tickets to this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, is Friday.

  • Kentucky Governor Eases VS Restrictions

    Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher issued an emergency regulation late Thursday changing the restrictions on Texas livestock entering Kentucky that were imposed because of a vesicular stomatitis (VS).

  • No Signs of Disease at Lone Star

    An examination of 1,450 horses stabled at Lone Star Park revealed no evidence of vesicular stomititis, a contagious disease that was discovered in three horses in southwest Texas.

  • European Union Places Restrictions on Horses from U.S.

    All horses being exported from the United States to the European Union (EU) now require a negative (1:12) virus neutralization test for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), a disease recently found to have infected horses in southwest Texas.

  • BC: No Speculation on Move From Lone Star

    Breeders' Cup officials said it's far too early to discuss the probability of the World Thoroughbred Championships having to move from Lone Star Park this year because of an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis in western Texas.

  • VLT Provision Fails to Muster Support in Texas

    Unless the Senate revives interest in the concept soon, it appears the Texas legislature will not legalize video lottery terminals at the state's five horse tracks and three Greyhound tracks.

  • Snorter and Pie N Burger Lead Field for Texas Mile

    Snorter and Pie N Burger will headline a talented field in Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III) at Lone Star Park. Snorter is a perfect two-for-two on the year and Pie N Burger is undefeated in three career starts at the Texas track.