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Texas-Breds Take Center Stage Saturday Night At Sam Houston

Sam Houston Race Park will present four stakes on Saturday, February 22 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit; $75,000 Two Altazano; $75,000 Houston Turf and $75,000 Miss Houston Turf. The inaugural event serves as a preview for next month’s Texas Champions Day, which […]

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Sophomore Filly Taylor’s Spirit May Take On Males In Super Derby Prelude

Nominations for the annual Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 3 have closed with considerable interest from local and nationally prominent horsemen. The Louisiana Cup Day program will feature six divisional stakes for accredited Louisiana-breds and the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on the main […]

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In The Navy Sails To Mr. Sulu Victory

Kendel Standlee’s In The Navy stalked the pace and strolled to victory on Friday afternoon to add a second stakes victory to his resume in the $50,000 Mr. Sulu Overnight Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Trained by Scott Gelner, the 4-year-old son of Midshipman was second in the race’s early stages under […]

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Priorities Keeping Trainer Gelner From Saddling Filly For Churchill Downs Stakes

Trainer Scott Gelner is a busy man. He is currently running horses at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs and on Saturday sends Norman Stables’ Taylor’s Spirit to Churchill Downs to run in the Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas. Shaun Bridgmohan will pilot the Kentucky-bred daughter of Algorithms, who is undefeated in three starts for Gelner. She stretched out […]

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‘I Didn’t Do It Alone’: Albarado Rides 5,000th Winner Sunday

Jockey Robby Albarado joined an elite group on Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when earning his 5,000th career victory. The 43-year-old Lafayette, Louisiana, native became only the 33rd rider to reach the milestone when guiding Oak Tree Stables’ Scott Gelner-trained Vivacious V. V. to victory in the day’s first race. Albarado began […]

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Gross, Average Decline In Equine Sales Company’s Louisiana Open Yearling And Mixed Sale

A colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Justin Phillip topped the Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale on Sunday in Opelousas, Louisiana. A total of 114 head sold from 181 offered for $305,000. The average was $2,675 with a median of $1,550. Those numbers were off from last year’s auction […]

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