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Too Much Bling Yearlings Top Texas Summer Yearling And Mixed Sale

A pair of Texas-bred yearlings by leading Texas stallion Too Much Bling topped Monday’s Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale at Lone Star Park with bids of $100,000 apiece. The auction was run by the Texas Thoroughbred Association for the second year after taking over operations from Fasig-Tipton. The yearling portion of the auction posted solid gains […]

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Texas Thoroughbred Association Catalogs 139 For Aug. 21 Yearling, Mixed Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced a catalog of 139 head for its Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale on August 21 at Lone Star Park. There are 102 yearlings in the catalog with a mixed session of 37 head. The catalog is nearly identical in size to last year’s, which offered 105 yearlings and […]

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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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‘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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Five Win-Day At Louisiana Downs Earns Richard Eramia Jockey Of The Week Title

With more wins than any other North American jockey last week and a five-win race day at Louisiana Downs, Richard Eramia was named Jockey of the Week for June 19-25, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Former Landscaper Hukill Overcomes Tragic Barn Fire, Re-Builds Training Career

There are many Thoroughbred trainers who pursue the profession because their families were horsemen, and their love for racing was passed down from previous generations. But Charles Hukill took a very different route. Hukill was born in Dallas, Texas and built a very successful landscaping and sprinkler business in Plano, 20 miles northeast of downtown […]

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Danzing Candy Unchallenged In Lone Star Park Handicap

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith had Halo Farms and Jim and Diane Basher’s Danzing Candy out of the starting gates quickly in Sunday’s G3 Lone Star Park Handicap, taking the 4-year-old son of Twirling Candy straight to the lead. Unchallenged throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest, the Bob Baffert trainee swept over the muddy main […]

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Texas Racing Faces Possible Shutdown As Result Of Funding Shortfall

Texas horse racing is facing a possible shutdown once again if legislators in the state House fail to act on two bills prior to adjournment on Monday. In an ’11th-hour’ agreement last year, the Texas Legislature approved funding for the Texas Racing Commission (TRC) after the commission dropped its push to have historical racing games […]

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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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Mor Spirit Goes Wire-To-Wire To Take G3 Sexton Mile

Mor Spirit took the lead at the start and never looked back as he cruised to a 5 3/4-length victory in the G3 Steve Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park May 7. The Steve Sexton Mile was formerly named the Texas Mile; the track renamed the race in honor of Steve Sexton, who was an original […]

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