Tag Archive for Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred Racing Facing Closure Threat Letter Says to Members

Dear TTA Members: The Texas Racing Commission will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9th, with a short agenda containing two items critical to the Texas horse racing industry. Item III.B.5 is the “Report on the Executive Director’s Plan…

News From Texas Thoroughbred Association

ACCREDITED TEXAS –BREDS IN WEEKEND STAKES ACTION More Than Most (Indygo Mountain – Better Than Most) takes on a full field in this afternoon’s $50,000 Joseph E. “Spanky” Broussard Overnight Stakes at the Fair Grounds.  Bret Calhoun will saddle the…

Texas Track Extends Racing to Thursday Nights

LIVE RACING RETURNS TO THURSDAYS NIGHTS AT LONE STAR PARK   GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Lone Star Park) – A reminder to all race fans, live racing is back on Thursdays beginning October 15 and continuing through the end of the…

Horse Racing in Jeopardy in Texas

TTA MEMBER ACTION ALERT! We have learned that if funding is not received by November 1, the Texas Racing Commission will begin the process of shutting down the agency. Please call your elected representatives and the members of the Legislative…

Hundreds of Horses Headed To Turf Paradise For Historic 60th Season

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Opening Day Is October 17th PHOENIX (Turf Paradise) – Nearly 500 race horses have arrived at the stables at Turf Paradise in preparation for the tracks 60th season which begins October 17th. Thoroughbreds, trainers, and owners from all over the…

Rock You Scores Narrow Upset in $200,000 All American Gold Cup

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  RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (September 5, 2015) – Grade 1 stakes action at Ruidoso Downs on All American weekend started with a 23-1 upset when Reliance Ranches’ Rock You hung on to gain a narrow win in the $200,000…

Texas Racing Brought to a Standstill by Politics

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There were a lot of stories, rumors and misinformation yesterday, concerning the situation with the funding of the Texas Racing Commission. The only facts which can be verified are: At 12:01 last night, the TxRc had not received its funding…

Churchill Downs Announces $18 Million in Upgrades to Iconic Track

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Latest Capital Improvement Project Scheduled for Completion by 2016 Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Racetrack, one of the world’s most recognized sports venues and home of the Kentucky Derby, has announced an extensive…

Ruidoso Upset at 17-1

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Queen Catherine Pulls Off 17-1 Upset In John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (August 1, 2015) – Hay Racing’s Queen Catherine won the shake for the 10th and final qualifying spot and made the most of her…

Big Day in San Antonio Sunday

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RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (July 20, 2015) ‑ David and Sandra Barrett’s Carson City Girl brings fastest-qualifier honors and a bright future into the richest event, the Restricted Grade 1 $379,896 Zia Quarter Horse Futurity, on the ultimate day of…