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Will Rogers Downs Paying Tribute To Late Horsewoman Debbie Schauf

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs officials have added a tribute race to Sunday’s race card to honor respected horsewoman and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association executive director Debbie Schauf. Schauf passed away on Aug. 11 and left a lasting impact on the horse racing industry as a whole. Following four years in the Kansas Legislature, […]

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Will Rogers Downs Concludes 2019 Season With Fewer Races, Increased Handle

Another successful thoroughbred meet comes to a close at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs, confirming a strong handle and full field in its 13 year of operation. The 2019 spring meet abandoned the traditional calendar for a later start date, allowing for more simulcast coverage across the country. The thoroughbred meet offered 10 races per […]

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‘Racing!’ Michael Wrona Named Track Announcer At Kentucky Downs

Michael Wrona, one of the world’s preeminent race-callers and the voice of Santa Anita Park, has been named track announcer for Kentucky Downs’ live race meet. Kentucky Downs’ 2019 meet is Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12 over North America’s only European-style turf course. The showcase race meet, which offers the world’s […]

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Del Mar, University of Arizona Bringing ‘Reality’ To Horseracing

Horseracing has already had a few reality TV shows. A few years back we had “Jockeys” on Animal Planet and more recently “Horseplayers” on the Esquire Network. Next up, “America’s Got Talent” and “Shark Tank” come to the races. Well, not really, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so a couple of outward-looking horse […]

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Privman: Denman inspires new generation of race-callers

Trevor Denman emigrated from South Africa to the U.S. in the early 1980’s, and since that time has become one of the premier racetrack announcers in the country. As the announcer at Santa Anita and Del Mar-in addition to being the ‘voice of the Breeders’ Cup’ since 2006-Denman’s voice is one of the most recognizable […]

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