Grasshopper

Gross Up 15 Percent At Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

Tuesday’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on the grounds of Lone Star Park concluded with a sizable increase in gross sales and a slight decrease in average compared to last year’s smaller catalogue. A total of 106 horses went through the ring at the sale operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone Star […]

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Texas Chrome Becomes Second Texas-Bred Millionaire With Assault Stakes Win

Danny Keene’s Texas Chrome became just the second Texas-bred horse to push past the million-dollar mark in earnings on Saturday night, closing with a determined rush to win Lone Star Park’s $50,000 Assault Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths. The other Texas-bred to eclipse seven figures was champion Groovy, who retired with earnings of $1.3 million. “I’m […]

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Texas Chrome Returns To Training; Connections Eyeing Oaklawn Handicap

Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome is nearing a regular breeze schedule in preparation for his 4-year-old debut, which could come in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Friday afternoon. Caldwell said Texas Chrome returned to his barn around Feb. 7 after being freshened at owner Danny Keene’s nearby training […]

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‘A Good Racehorse Finds You’: $10,000 Yearling Texas Chrome Pre-Entered In Dirt Mile

Owner Danny Keene purchased Texas Chrome for just $10,000 in an October yearling auction at Lone Star Park in 2014. The sophomore son of Grasshopper has gone on to be one of the owner’s best investments, building up to a September which saw him win both the G3 Super Derby and the G3 Oklahoma Derby […]

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‘Battle-Tested’ Texas Chrome Could Be Headed To Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Following a very gutsy victory in Sunday’s G3 Oklahoma Derby, sophomore colt Texas Chrome could be headed for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, owner Danny Keene and trainer J.R. Caldwell told the Daily Racing Form. The Texas-bred son of Grasshopper has won seven stakes races over his career, most recently including two graded stakes in […]

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Texas Chrome All Heart In Thrilling Oklahoma Derby

Danny Keene’s Texas Chrome showed the racing world the size of his heart Sunday evening at Remington Park, bulling his way through the narrowest of holes along the inside rail to defeat Sticksstatelydude by a half-length in the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby. The sophomore son of Grasshopper and jockey C.J. McMahon raced to a tough […]

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Lane’s End Texas To Close, Stallions To Stay In State At Valor Farm

Lane’s End Texas, one of the Lone Star State’s leading Thoroughbred farms, has closed and the three stallions standing there—Too Much Bling, Grasshopper and Congaree—have been relocated to Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas. Located near Hempstead, Texas, and formerly known as Huisache Farm, Lane’s End Texas stood many of the top Texas stallions over […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Grasshopper Sires First Winner

Texas-based stallion Grasshopper sired his first reported winner June 15 when the 2-year-old gelding, Forte Feroce, rolled to a 4 3/4-length win at Emerald Downs. Grasshopper, a 10-year-old son of Dixie Union, won the 2008 G3 Mineshaft Handicap at the Fair Grounds. He was also second in the G1 Travers Stakes, and third in the […]

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Grasshopper to stand at Lane’s End Texas

A Grade III winning son of Dixie Union, Grasshopper will stand at Lane’s End Texas. The seven-year-old, who nearly defeated Street Sense in the 2007 Travers, ended his career with earnings of $848,852. His stud fee will be announced shortly.

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

All eyes will be on last year’s champion fillies, Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, as they both make their 2010 debuts on Saturday. While the Steve Asmussen-trained Rachel Alexandra is set to race in the ungraded New Orleans Ladies Stakes at the Fair Grounds (approx. post time 6:15 e.t.), Zenyatta has her sights set on […]

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