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Update on Texas Racing Commission Closure
AUSTIN, TX—SEPTEMBER 1, 2015—There have been 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 as follows:

At 12:01 last night, the Texas Racing Commission had not received its funding and was effectively shut down.

An official letter was sent from the Texas Racing Commission to all of the Texas tracks, rescinding permission to send or receive simulcast signals and to conduct live racing.

Retama Park has issued the following statement:
At midnight last night, the Texas Racing Commissio .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Walk Thru Crystal 5500$551,720
Bv Midnite Express 5310$551,252
First Valiant Sign 5221$498,680
Regard With Respect 4301$488,822
Jessa Louisiana Zoom 4400$473,153

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Bella Vista Farms 561387$757,027
Edward C. Allred 262444050$743,887
Eg High Desert Farms 88241711$697,584
Terry D. Stennett 35954$510,519
Bryant, Scott, Brooks, Joe Dee, Lewis, Lee R. and Hubbard, Derrol 5221$498,680

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Edward C Allred 866142115127$2,233,767
Bobby D Cox 650959597$1,425,492
Steve D Burns Dvm 430727357$1,174,714
Mike Abraham 329412637$1,012,336
The Mixer Ranch 28954$857,415

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Paul C. Jones 66811910293$2,233,734
Wesley T. Giles 322614837$1,310,473
Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. 312525333$1,288,235
Michael W. Joiner 119221617$1,054,295
Martin Trejo 190583924$1,042,661

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
G. R. Carter, Jr. 512815876$2,220,423
Raul Ramirez, Jr. 4811006675$1,758,448
Ricky Ramirez 348515439$1,746,279
Omar Reyes 511745864$1,598,207
John Hamilton 5511099970$1,581,513

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Embrace Extravagence Returns To Win Picov Derby at Ajax Downs
AJAX, ONT—AUGUST 30, 2015—Fastest qualifier Embrace Extravagence dominated her competitors Sunday scoring a three-quarter length win over Fiesty Icon in the $82,302(US) Picov Derby at Ajax Downs. Toodles Destiny finished half-a-length back in the show position.

Cassandra Jeschke rode the lightly raced Embrace Extravagence to her third win four career starts. The time of the race was not available from Equibase.

Michelle Woodley conditions the Wild Boyz filly out of Special Royal Takeon, by Strawfly Special, for owners Patricia Ball and Michelle and Gary McNichol. The $34,143(US) winner's purse boosted the sorrel filly's .. Read More

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Micmac Warrior Sets Sights on $303,777 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) on Saturday
By Martha Claussen

NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 31, 2015—A very solid group of accredited Louisiana-breds will close out the Fair Grounds Race Course Quarter Horse meet in style on Saturday, September 5. The ten finalists from trials on August 15 return to action in the $303,777 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1).

Fastest qualifier, Micmac Warrior won his 350-yard trial in a blazing :17.724 seconds under rider Alfonso Lujan. It was a maide .. Read More