Texas Racing

Farish Homebred Direct Dial Wins Texas Horse Of The Year

William S. Farish’s homebred Direct Dial has been named the 2018 Texas Horse of the Year, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced today. The Texas-bred colt also received Texas Champion 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding honors for a season in which he hit the board in six of his eight starts while earning two stakes wins and $113,350. The […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Wings Locked Up ‘Just Happier At The Racetrack’

Every good horseman will tell you that a racehorse does his best running when he’s happy. The hard part, of course, is figuring out how to put him in that headspace; horses aren’t always logical creatures. About a year ago now, trainer Clinton Stuart tried sending his hard-knocking gelding Wings Locked Up home to his […]

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Entries For 2018 Texas Two-Year-Old In Training Sale Up 20 Percent

A total of 126 head have been consigned for the Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on April 10 starting at 12 noon at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion at Lone Star Park. The under tack show is set for April 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the track located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. This catalogue […]

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Lone Star Announces 2018 Purse Increase Of Up To 25 Percent On Overnight Races

Lone Star Park has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season which opens April 19. All overnight races will see an increase of $2,000 each in purse money. Some overnight race categories will see as much as a 25% gain in their purses. No race throughout the 44-day season will have […]

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Texas Racing Commission Considering A Reduced Racing Calendar For 2018

In an effort to help deal with its budget crisis, the Texas Racing Commission is considering a reduced racing calendar for 2018, in addition to adopting a new licensing-fee schedule for the state’s racetracks. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the racing commission, which is scheduled to meet Nov. 8, will discuss a proposed […]

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Report: Three Texas Tracks To Cease Operations

Three racetracks in Texas – two greyhound tracks and one which conducts both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing – have told the Texas Racing Commission that they will cease conducting live meets beginning today, The Daily Racing Form reports that the Gillespie County Fair, along with the greyhound tracks Gulf Coast Racing and Gulf Greyhound Park do […]

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Trinity Meadows Grandstand To Be Torn Down, But Reminders Of Its Past Will Remain

Texas’ Trinity Meadows Race Track has been closed for over 20 years, but its 9,000-seat grandstand is still a visual icon for the locals, reports the Star-Telegram. As expansion approaches the edge of the property, however, construction company Wilks Development has made plans to tear down the old grandstand. It will be replaced by more housing, […]

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Texas Racing Faces Possible Shutdown As Result Of Funding Shortfall

Texas horse racing is facing a possible shutdown once again if legislators in the state House fail to act on two bills prior to adjournment on Monday. In an ’11th-hour’ agreement last year, the Texas Legislature approved funding for the Texas Racing Commission (TRC) after the commission dropped its push to have historical racing games […]

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Mor Spirit Goes Wire-To-Wire To Take G3 Sexton Mile

Mor Spirit took the lead at the start and never looked back as he cruised to a 5 3/4-length victory in the G3 Steve Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park May 7. The Steve Sexton Mile was formerly named the Texas Mile; the track renamed the race in honor of Steve Sexton, who was an original […]

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Lone Star: Texas Mile Renamed In Honor Of The Late Steve Sexton

Lone Star Park has announced that it has renamed one of its top races, the Grade 3 Texas Mile, in honor of the late racing executive, Steve Sexton. Sexton worked at Lone Starwhen it opened in 1997; he later worked in management positions at Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields, Canterbury Park, and Thistledown. He became president of […]

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