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Street Boss Filly Tops Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

After four fillies tied for the fastest time during Sunday’s under tack show at Lone Star Park, fillies again took center stage in Wednesday’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale with the five highest prices. The auction, sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, was held at the Dallas-area track. From 110 horses […]

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Milligan Celebrates 1,000th Training Victory At Oaklawn

Trainer Allen Milligan recorded his 1,000th career North American victory in Saturday’s fifth race with Soul P Say ($31.40), according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering organization. Milligan, 54, saddled his first winner in 1999 and was Oaklawn’s leading trainer in 2009 with 24 victories. Top horses trained by Milligan include multiple Oaklawn stakes winner Haveyougoneaway […]

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Broberg Wraps Up Eighth Training Title At Evangeline Downs

As it so often is at Evangeline Downs, the main name to know was Karl Broberg. The perennially leading trainer at this racetrack won his eighth training title from 2011-2018 by a wide margin from his competition. His main jockey for much of the summer, Tim Thornton, parlayed that partnership into a second straight riding […]

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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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘As A Horse, He Deserved It’

In the fall of 2014, a 69-year-old plumbing-contractor-turned-Thoroughbred-owner found himself eyeing a smallish, white-legged chestnut yearling in the back ring of Fasig-Tipton’s Texas mixed sale. “He wasn’t even marked in my book,” confessed owner Danny Keene in his distinctive Texan drawl. “But the colt came up, and I thought, ‘Oh, I like this colt, I wonder […]

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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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