j.r. caldwell

Lone Star Racing Club Two-For-Two After Peej’s Victory

The Lone Star Park Racing Club is now a perfect two-for-two as their horse Peej wins the first on tonight’s card. The Racing Club’s first winner, Lodi Street who won on June 2, was claimed away from them in that race. The club’s trainer, J. R. Caldwell claimed Peej earlier on the card the same day they […]

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Lodi Street Wins At First Asking For Lone Star Park Racing Club’s 80 Members

It was a BIG win in Saturday’s sixth race for the Lone Star Park Racing Club when their horse Lodi Street, was first at the wire. The LSPRC was formed by Lone Star Park this season to give fans a chance to experience race horse ownership for a low cost per share. A total of […]

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Asmussen, Lanerie Take 2017 Ellis Park Titles

It came down to the next-to-last race of the 2017 Ellis Park meet that ended Monday. But 2016 meet-leader Steve Asmussen repeated as trainer champion, edging 2015 winner Brad Cox 18 wins to 17. Hall of Famer Jack Van Berg had a superb meet himself to finish third in wins, going 13 for 36. Jockey […]

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‘Good Horses, Good Racing’: Caldwell ‘Committed’ To Making Kentucky String Successful

Among the new outfits racing regularly at Ellis Park this summer is trainer J.R. Caldwell, who got out to a quick start with two wins, a second and third with his first eight runners. This is Caldwell’s first full year in Kentucky, though he had horses for Churchill Downs’ spring meet a couple of years […]

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Caldwell Scores Training Hat Trick Saturday To Lead Standings At Churchill

Through the first 13 days of the 38-day Spring Meet, Texas native J.R. Caldwell is making his presence known at Churchill Downs with an impressive nine victories in 14 starts (64.3%), including a trio of wins on Saturday’s 11-race card. “We are very blessed for the opportunity we’ve had so far in Kentucky,” Caldwell said. […]

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Cox Plans To Keep Derby Week Momentum ‘Rolling’ Through Churchill Meeting

Trainer Brad Cox was a regular to the G.H.Mumm Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby weekend with three stakes victories: Benner Island in the Eight Belles (Grade II), Green Mask in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (GIII) and Arklow in the American Turf (GII). “I’m very proud of what our whole stable accomplished,” […]

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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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