News and Notes for March 30, 2018

Stakes placed He’s So Zazzy (Oratory – Super Delicious) is in a field of 7 for the $50,000 Highland Ice Stakes for colts and geldings 3 & up going 6 furlongs at Will Rogers Downs on April 3rd. The 5-year-old gelding was bred by Pam Wright and is now owned by Thomas Julian. He’s So Zazzy finished 3rd in a starter allowance on March 8th at Oaklawn Park last time out.

The Lone Star Park Racing Club is a racehorse ownership experience for an extremely reasonable, one-time fee. Participants will experience Thoroughbred racehorse ownership with a horse that will be selected and trained by multiple graded stakes winning trainer J.R. Caldwell.

The club is a low cost, low risk glimpse into the life of a Thoroughbred owner. There is simply a $500 one time membership fee, used to purchase a horse and pay for training fees & expenses, with no additional expenses.

Some perks of being a club member include a behind the scenes look at horse ownership, breakfast during select morning workouts to watch the club’s horse prepare for racing and learn from J.R. Caldwell about his approach to training your horse, privileged access to the Paddock Area before the club’s horse races, exclusive Racing Club events at Lone Star Park, free General Admission for you and a guest for the full 2018 Lone Star Park Thoroughbred racing season and one (1) season-long Owner parking pass.

For more information contact Lone Star Park.

We anticipate that ATB awards checks for the recently concluded Thoroughbred meet at Sam Houston Race Park will mail by April 16th.

We will post the percentages when we have all the information from TRC necessary to calculate the award amounts.

Art Preston, who campaigned the likes of GI Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop, GI Breeders’ Cup Mile hero Da Hoss and MGISW Flat Out with his brothers J.R. and Jack, passed away last Saturday. In the late 1970’s Preston and his brothers founded Preston Farm near Quanah, TX, then eventually developed Prestonwood Farm near Lexington, where they stood top sires Kris S. and Groovy.

A former TTA director, Preston is survived by his former wife Stephanie  and 16-year-old son Cole Dyer Preston, who will take over what remains of Preston’s Thoroughbred holdings. A wake was held on March 29 at Oxbow Farm in Paris, Kentucky.

NOTES: Three more horses have been added to the April 10 Texas 2-Year-Old Sale.  See the catalog at…For a great story about Texas’ Peacock family, go to…Also check out Denis Blake’s article on Larry Hirsch’s new Highlander Training Center in the March 24 edition of BloodHorse.