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Texas Horse Racing To Get Purse Boost From New Law Diverting Sales Tax On Horse Products

As much as $17.5 million per year could be used to support Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse purses in Texas as a result of legislation signed into law last weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott. House Bill 2463 diverts sales taxes on horse feed, tack and other horse-related products and services from the state’s general fund to […]

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Race Day Filly Captures Debut By 10 1/2 Lengths To Become Sire’s First Winner

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Race Day was represented by his first winner on Saturday when his 2-year-old filly Gee She Sparkles won on debut at Lone Star Park in a maiden special weight race. Campaigned by owners GFB Racing and trainer Danny Pish, the gray filly took over on the turn and drew away with […]

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View From The Eighth Pole – Horse Racing At The Crossroads: Reform Or Die

The headline reads “The Breaking Point,” followed by the statement: “A rising toll of racetrack breakdowns has shaken public confidence and put the Thoroughbred industry at a crossroads.” The article speaks of the apparent fragility of the modern Thoroughbred and the increasing reliance on corticosteroids and other therapeutic medications in the American racehorse and whether […]

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Belmont, Lone Star Partner For Monday Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Monday, May 27, featuring racing action from Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park as well as from Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. A full field of 14 New York-bred fillies and mares, plus two also eligible […]

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Sexton Mile: $10,000 Claim Mocito Rojo Kicks Clear In Graded Stakes Debut

Wayne Davis’ Mocito Rojo made his graded stakes debut a winning one on Sunday, closing ground and kicking away to win the G3 Steve Sexton Mile by two lengths over favored King Abner. The 5-year-old son of Mutadda was sent off at odds of 5-1 under Filemon Rodriguez, and he became the first graded winner […]

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Title Ready, D’Amato Pair Ship In For Sunday’s Steve Sexton Mile

Write this date down: Sunday, April 28. It’s the day of the $300,000 Grade 3, Steve Sexton Mile for 3-yr-olds & up at Lone Star Park. Gates open early at noon. First race post time is 1:35 p.m. The Sexton Mile is the seventh race on the 10 race card and is scheduled to go […]

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Cross Country Pick 5 Makes A Stop At Lone Star Park

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Sunday, featuring racing action from Belmont Park as well as Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. All of the Cross Country Pick 5 action will be featured live on America’s Day at the Races, formerly known as Belmont Park Live, […]

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Coalition Representing Major U.S. Tracks Announces Lasix Ban For 2-Year-Old Races, Then Stakes

A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new horse racing initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021.  Coalition racetracks that have signed on to this initiative […]

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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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Four Fillies Share Fastest Eighth Time At Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Breeze Show

Four fillies clocked an eighth-mile in :10 2/5 on Sunday at Lone Star Park during the under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be held this Wednesday at noon. The sale is sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. “We saw some […]

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