Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall. Thoroughbred racing, the Kentucky Derby, and the Kentucky Oaks have run continuously at Churchill Downs Racetrack since 1875.
“When my mother was just a little girl, some 80-odd years ago, she rode her bicycle around the dirt track. She probably clocked the distance faster than some horses I have bet on. LOL. But…It was only a matter of time before the world’s most renown racetrack became my “home track.” Only a matter of time.” – Gene McLean
Equine transportation company owned and operated by 5th generation horsemen. WE KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN, SO WE KNOW WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM US ON THE ROAD.
“This horse transportation company is truly a family affair, created and now chartered by two brothers who were literally born and raised in the Thoroughbred industry. Would not surprise me a little if they were foaled in a stall next to the pregnant mares. LOL. From the time they were old enough to hold a shank, they have been working with horses, and tutored by one of the best hard boot trainers I have ever known. They learned their lessons well. Today, no-one loves, cherishes or cares for the horse more or better than they do. No. One.” – Gene McLean
Indiana Grand Race Cource
“In 2020, right in the midst of the world’s greatest pandemic, I got the opportunity to race a filly at this beautiful racing facility in rural Indiana. I found a gem that matched our horse’s name — Diamond Solitaire. If you have not been to this amazing facility, do yourself and go. The people treat you with Grad 1 hospitality and respect. The racing is some of the best in the country. And, the facility is absolutely beautiful. Racing, truly, as it was meant to be.” – Gene McLean
Exacta Systems was founded in 2012 to answer a growing market need: fresh, innovative thinking and product development in an exciting new entertainment business known as Historical Horse Racing.
We are investing in the future of horse racing by bringing to market an unprecedented line of electronic games capable of delivering a great player experience and a welcome business uplift for racing – millions of dollars of documented direct revenue benefits for authorizing states, track operators, horse owners, trainers, breeders and other vital industry stakeholders.
Arlington International Racecourse (formerly Arlington Park, the name was Arlington Park Jockey Club from as soon as 1948 up to 1955) is a horse race track in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Horse racing in the Chicago region has been a popular sport since the early days of the city in the 1830s, and at one time Chicago had more horse racing tracks (six) than any other major metropolitan area. Arlington International was the site of the first thoroughbred race with a million-dollar purse in 1981. It is located near the Illinois Route 53 expressway. It was serviced by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The premier event at Arlington Park is the International Festival of Racing, held in early August, which features three Grade 1 races on turf: the Arlington Million Stakes, Beverly D. Stakes and Secretariat Stakes.
“Undoubtedly, Arlington Park is one of the most beautiful and scenic racing venues in the entire world. It was rebuilt after a devastating fire by the legendary horseman and entrepreneur Richard L. Duchossois. He spared no expense. And, both the facility and the beautiful grounds show all the investment of money and love of the sport. I remember the first time I had a horse race over the grass course at Arlington Park. Truly, I got so caught up in the beauty of the race that I almost forgot to watch my horse perform. We happened to win that day, and that filly was later shipped to California where she became a Graded Stakes winner over the turf at Santa Anita. But I am convinced that she would not have accomplished any of that without having gotten her start in Chicago. It is a masterpiece. Without a doubt.”
– Gene McLean
It’s a tough time to get started in the racing business, but Kentucky has its share of young trainers. Stephen Lyster, a 26-year-old Kentucky native with a small stable at Keeneland and a family background in the business, said he wanted a challenge, and he got it. Lyster is the son of Warren Lyster, who owns Tarleton Farm near Paris, Ky., and the nephew of Wayne Lyster, who operates Ashview Farm near Versailles, Ky., and is a former chairman of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. After Warren Lyster gave up training, his son began overseeing the racehorses.
Deerfield Farm LLC
Deerfield Farm is a horse-riding facility offering world-quality education to the greater Seattle area. Deerfield Farm is a simple family owned farm built by the owners over the past 35 years.
However, don’t let the simplicity of the facility fool you. Deerfield Farm is a private, full service equestrian facility nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, just outside of Issaquah, Washington.
We service a large area that includes Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Snoqualmie and North Bend Washington.
While we are known for our world class competitive riding program, we thrive on teaching horseback riding lessons to children and adults of all ages. It doesn’t matter if you have never ridden a day in your life or you have been taking lessons for years, we invite people of all skill levels to join our Deerfield community. Our riding lessons are popular with children and adults alike, and we offer opportunities for all to ride.
Majestic Harbor, a bay horse foaled on April 6, 2008 by Rockport Harbor, was the leading runner for his sire; a very accomplished G1 and multiple Graded Stakes winner; and now proving to be a very successful sire, as well.
The horse — raced by a partnership that was led by Oldham County’s own Deerfield Farm of Loren Hebel-Osborne and David Osborne — retired with earnings of $1,295,614. His race record was 10-8-7 in 42 lifetime starts. And, his victories included wins in:
— G1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita
— G2 Alyshebga Stakes at Churchill Downs
— G3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds
— G3 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita
In addition, Majestic Harbor gained “black type” in the following:
— 3rd in the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap
— 2nd in the G2 Marathon Stakes
— 2nd in the G3 Greenwood Cup Stakes
— 3rd in the G3 West Virginia Governor’s Stakes
— 3rd in the G2 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap
— 3rd in the G2 California Stakes
— 2nd in the G2 San Pasqual Stakes
If that isn’t impressive enough?
Majestic Harbor was on the board in 31 of 42 lifetime starts — including 14 times in Graded Stakes and he also ran in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Well now, he is extending his career as a promising young stallion in California.
MAJESTIC HARBOR is the 2020 LEADING FRESHMAN SIRE in California!
His first crop yielded 50% runners to foals and a remarkable 28.6% Black-type horses to runners. Nationally, that percentage ranks #3 on the Freshman Sire List for stallions with five or more runners.