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Texas-Breds Take Center Stage Saturday Night At Sam Houston

Sam Houston Race Park will present four stakes on Saturday, February 22 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit; $75,000 Two Altazano; $75,000 Houston Turf and $75,000 Miss Houston Turf. The inaugural event serves as a preview for next month’s Texas Champions Day, which […]

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Lone Star Park Plans 70 Live Race Dates In 2020

Lone Star Park was granted 70 live racing dates during 2020 by the Texas Racing Commission including a 44-date Thoroughbred Racing Season that will be held from April 16 through July 19 and a 26-night Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses that will run from September 11 through November 28, 2020. The 44 […]

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Lone Star Park Plans Richest Stakes Schedule In A Decade

With the addition of the new $300,000 guaranteed Texas Derby, which also offers an additional incentive of up to $100,000 for Texas-bred entrants, plus an increase to all minor stakes races, Lone Star Park’s 2020 Thoroughbred Racing Season Stakes Schedule will offer 12 stakes worth a combined total of $1,425,000, up over $300,000 from a […]

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Six-Win Season Nets Mr Money Bags Texas Horse Of The Year Title

Roy Cobb’s homebred Mr Money Bags will be crowned as the 2019 Texas Horse of the Year at the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s annual meeting and awards banquet on March 21 at Sam Houston Race Park. The night will also celebrate divisional Texas-bred champions with awards based on points earned in stakes performances during the year. […]

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‘A Beautiful Head And Really Good Bone’: Spendthrift Farm’s Mor Spirit Sires First Foal

Spendthrift Farm stallion Mor Spirit, winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity at two and G1 Met Mile at four, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 8 when a colt was born at Fairytail Farm in Texas. Bred by KMA Ranch, the chestnut colt is the first foal out of the Exchange Rate […]

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‘Competitive Spirit’ Continues To Drive Trainer Karl Broberg

It seems like much longer than ten years that Karl Broberg has been training racehorses. He embarked on his career in 2009 when he acquired the Texas-based stable of John Locke, who gave up his veterinary practice to train horses full time. Locke was well-respected at each of the Texas tracks, garnering stakes wins with […]

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Sam Houston’s 2020 Race Meet Kicks Off On January 10

Sam Houston Race Park will conduct its 26th live racing season with Thoroughbred racing commencing on Friday, January 10. The 39-day meet will continue through Saturday, March 28. The draw for opening night took place on Friday, January 3 and ten races will be run, including one on the highly regarded Connally Turf Course. The […]

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Keep Up Moves To Eureka Thoroughbred Farm In Texas

Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Fredericksburg, Texas, has announced the addition of Keep Up for the 2020 breeding season. The multiple stakes-winning son of Unbridled’s Song will stand for a $2,000 fee with substantial discounts for mares that are foaling in Texas. Keep Up will stand as property of Mike Grossman, who also owns Eureka and […]

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Sam Houston Increases Overnight Purses To Average $200,000 Per Day In 2020

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2020 live racing season on Friday, January 10 with an expanded 39-day Thoroughbred meet continuing through Saturday, March 28. Several exciting changes are in store for the upcoming live season with a substantial boost in purses thanks to legislative action earlier this year. House Bill 2463 was […]

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