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Texas Chrome Earns Second ‘Texas Horse Of The Year’ Title

Texas Chrome, who last year joined Groovy as just the second Texas-bred millionaire in history, will be named the Texas Horse of the Year for the second consecutive time at the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s annual meeting and awards banquet on June 23 at Lone Star Park. The 2017 Texas champions were determined by points earned […]

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Texas Chrome Takes On Nine Challengers In $200,000 Downs At Albuquerque Handicap

Keene Thoroughbreds’ Texas Chrome, Thoroughbred racing’s newest millionaire, drew the rail post for Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile, $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap at Albuquerque Downs. The Downs at Albuquerque Handicap is the track’s signature race for Thoroughbreds. The purse of the stakes was $150,000 in 2015 and has been increased in $25,000 increments every year since. […]

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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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Iron Fist Fends Off Texas Chrome In Cornhusker Handicap

Whispering Oaks Farm’s Iron Fist tracked the pacesetter in Saturday evening’s G3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows, then launched clear in the lane to hold off a late run from Texas Chrome, winning by two lengths at the wire. Ridden by Ricardo Santana for trainer Steve Asmussen, the 5-year-old son of Tapit covered 1 1/8 […]

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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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Gun Runner Busca Su Pase A La Breeders’ Cup Classic En El Stephen Foster Handicap

El purasangre #4 del mundo, según el ranking de Longines, regresa a la acción. Luego de su viaje a Meydan, donde llegó segundo detrás de Arrogate en la Dubai World Cup (G1), Gun Runner, propiedad de Winchell Thoroughbreds y WinStar Farm, está listo para buscar un nuevo triunfo este sábado, cuando enfrente a siete rivales […]

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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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Midnight Storm ‘Full Of Himself’ Ahead Of Saturday’s Oaklawn Handicap

Alex Venneri and Little Red Feather’s Midnight Storm is on track for a start in Saturday’s G2 Oaklawn Handicap, reported drf.com. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile was most recently second to Shaman Ghost in the Santa Anita Handicap, but trainer Phil D’Amato said that he has been training very well leading up to […]

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Untrapped, Lookin At Lee Record Easy Half-Mile Works For Arkansas Derby

Untrapped and Lookin At Lee worked easy half-miles in :51 Sunday morning at Oaklawn for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen in preparation for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), which headlines the closing-day program. Untrapped and Lookin At Lee, who breezed over a fast track approximately an hour apart, are among 10 probables for […]

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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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