Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced an average daily purse structure of about $220,000 during the 67-day Thoroughbred meet from April 18-Aug. 9.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Brass Hat||William Bradley||
|Going Ballistic||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Golden Yank||Gary A. Thomas||
|King Dan||Dallas E. Keen||
|Mythical Power||Kevin Eikleberry||
|Racing Bran||Scott Becker||
|Red Lead||Chris A. Hartman||
|Slew's Tizzy||Terry Oliver||
Six horses are entered in the grade III, 1 1/8-mile race at Prairie Meadows on the night of June 29.
History, it is said, repeats itself, and it will do just that in the 138th Preakness Stakes. read blog
Groupie Doll, the champion female sprinter of 2012, is back at trainer Buff Bradley's barn at Churchill Downs after spending about three months at the Bradley family's Indian Ridge Farm in Frankfort, Ky.
Jockey is full of confidence as he prepares to ride last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint champion in the Dubai Golden Shaheen March 30 at Meydan Racecourse.
Top local handicap horse Forest Mouse had his consistency rewarded with the most lucrative win of his career in the $218,120 Zia Park Distance Championship Dec. 2 at the Hobbs, N.M. track.
Global Stage and Forest Mouse, the first two finishers in the Veteran Stakes at Zia Park, head the field for the $200,000 Zia Park Distance Championship Dec. 3, the richest Thoroughbred race of the season at Hobbs, N.M.
In his final major training move for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Fort Larned breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 Oct. 28 at Churchill Downs.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve and Lenny discuss Frankel's last race, interview Buff Bradley on Groupie Doll and Brass Hat as well as dissect the East vs West rivalry in the Breeders' Cup. watch video
Fort Larned, left alone on an easy pace, turned back heavy favorite Successful Dan in the lane to post an easy three-length triumph in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) in Iowa June 30.
Highly regarded Successful Dan, winner of the Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) this spring, is 6-5 on the morning line for the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows on the night of June 30.
Headed by grade II winners Apart and Nates Mineshaft, a solid field of eight older horses will compete in the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III), the May 28 Memorial Day feature at the Texas track.
After having success with Brass Hat, the Bradley family is back in the limelight with Vinery Madison winner Groupie Doll read blog
Going Ballistic, winner of the Super Derby (gr. II) and nearly $1.2 million in earnings, will begin his stud career in 2012 at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, Calif.
McKenna's Justice, a 17-1 longshot, rallied in the stretch to catch Red Lead at the wire for a nose victory in the $217,000 Zia Park Distance Championship at Zia Park in New Mexico Dec. 4.
On Oct. 20, one year after winning the Sycamore (gr. IIIT), Keeneland patrons will be able to pay tribute to the now-retired fan favorite Brass Hat.
Slew's Tiznow, a dual stakes winner in California, will enter stud in 2012 at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.
Headache left favored Awesome Gem behind at the eighth pole and rolled to his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows on the night of June 25.
With six stakes worth more than $1 million, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will hold its biggest racing weekend of the year June 24-25, highlighted by the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III).
Fred Bradley's popular 10-year-old gelding Brass Hat will be honored during a retirement ceremony at Churchill Downs May 28.
Tom, Evan and Tim Holland briefly recap the Preakness Stakes, examine the Louisville Handicap and give a shout out to a special horse. Watch Video
Fan favorite Brass Hat, a millionaire who won 10 of 40 starts in a remarkable career that saw him overcome two serious injuries, has been retired, trainer Buff Bradley said May 24.
Smiling Tiger, making his first appearance under the Twin Spires since finishing third in last fall's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), is the mild favorite in the $300,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) May 7.
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude posted his third consecutive bullet workout when he covered six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on the Churchill Downs main track the morning of April 26.
There were some relieved smiles in Santa Anita's winner's circle after favored Smiling Tiger overcame a bad stumble at the start to capture the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) by a desperate head in the rain Feb. 19
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