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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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Oklahoma Star Welder ‘At The Top Of His Game,’ To Try Hot Springs Stakes

Welder has been nearly unbeatable in Oklahoma and now he will begin trying to build his resume in Arkansas with a workout Sunday morning at Oaklawn. If all goes well, trainer Theresa Sue Luneack said Welder will return to Oaklawn for the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 9, which would mark just […]

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Will Rogers Downs Looks To Boost Field Size, Handle, Simulcast Coverage For Thoroughbred Meet

The trainers, jockeys and equine athletes alike are arriving once again for the 28-day Thoroughbred meet returning to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on March 25. Track representatives are optimistic about a strong handle and a full field in its 13th year of operation, abandoning the traditional calendar for a later start date, allowing for […]

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Video Of Jockeys Room Fight At Will Rogers Downs Goes Viral

Quarter Horse jockeys James Flores and Omar Reyes, who battled it out for leading rider this year at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, elevated their rivalry to new heights in a Sept. 30 jockeys room brawl at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. Jockeys room fights aren’t that unusual, but this one was captured on […]

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Injured Rider Paul Nolan: ‘My Choice Is To Be Happy’ Despite Arduous Road To Recovery

Former Canterbury Park jockey Paul Nolan still faces a tough road to recovery more than a year after a devastating spill at Will Rogers Downs. The incident in a race April 18, 2017 left Nolan with a deep vertebra contusion, having to re-learn to walk and fully use his arms and legs. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune┬áhas […]

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Woman Dies After Sustaining Kick From Horse At Will Rogers Downs

A worker at Will Rogers Downs died earlier this week after being kicked by a horse, according to USA Today. Jennifer Peterson of Beggs, Okla. was loading a horse in a trailer when she was kicked in the chest. Peterson was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died. Police in the area did […]

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Updated: ‘Part Of The Family,’ Jockey Mario Chavez Killed In Accident At Will Rogers Downs

Jockey Mario Chavez was aboard Fishin Paint in Saturday’s third race at Will Rogers Downs, breaking from the inside post position in a 350-yard Futurity for 2-year-old Paints and Appaloosas. The horse broke a bit awkwardly, but Chavez was able to straighten him out and put him back into the race. Less than 100 yards […]

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He Was A She: Wrong Horse Runs, Wins At Remington Park

The winner of Saturday night’s fifth race at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., Collateral Kitten, listed on the official track program as a 4-year-old gelding, was actually a 6-year-old mare named Onemorefastdance. Karl Broberg, the trainer of both horses, confirmed the mistaken identity to the Paulick Report. The error was brought to the attention […]

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Long Journey Home: Paralyzed Jockey Nolan Maintains His Sense Of Humor In Minnesota

English jockey Paul Nolan has been in the United States since the 1980s, and became a popular local rider at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park where he earned the nickname “The Sod Surgeon” for his skill on the turf course. In April of 2017, Nolan was paralyzed in a riding accident at Will Rogers Downs, after which […]

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