It's almost time to get back to the track! The 2021 Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses and mixed breeds is set to begin on Friday, September 17 and will run through Saturday, December 18.
John and Kathy Lee, co-owners of All American Futurity champion KJ Despardo, were on their way home to their ranch in Chandler, Arizona today. That’s a long-enough drive to think about what happened this summer at the races and also time to talk about the immediate and long-term future for their new racing star. © Jake Rogers/Ruidoso Downs
G.R. Carter is set to receive the Uphill Push Award on Saturday at the Caesars Entertainment Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser at Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey. The award is given annually to the single person who did the most to aid disabled former jockeys.
A horse demonstrating signs of heat stress – either subtle or obvious – could signal impending metabolic collapse. If any of these signs are seen, then it is necessary to stop the horse’s exercise immediately and begin implementing cooling strategies, described below. If the horse’s rectal temperature does not begin to return to normal within 15 minutes or so, a veterinarian should be contacted immediately.
Beginning in the 1950s, in addition to rodeoing, Duayne rode, bred, trained, and bought and sold racehorses. Then, beginning around the mid-1970s, his interests evolved into administration. Since then, he’s mainly worked behind the scenes to regulate and promote the sport. Although his career hasn’t been all roses, it has been innovative and fulfilling. And in his nearly 65 years in the horse world, he has accomplished much.
Special Effort is more than simply a confluence of his breeding, conformation and natural talent. From March 29th, when he made his racing debut, through Labor Day he earned a place among the breed’s all-time great sprinters. When he enters the stud he will undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after sires ever.