Updates for the racing community regarding industry changes due to COVID-19 concerns. Per AQHA
Effective Monday, April 6, Robicheaux Ranch will go to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday stallion collection schedule instead of the normal every other day schedule our customers are accustomed to.
“As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn’t any 'more.' No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.
Blaine Allan Hadley peacefully rode the trail that meets the sky on March 29, 2020, in Ogden, Utah.
With Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s announcement Tuesday that the current orders will remain in place through April 30th, May 1st will be the earliest date that horses and horsemen will arrive at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.
Today, an agreement was reached between Retama Park and Texas Horsemen’s Partnership to allow the stable area at Retama to remain open for at least 30 days.
All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC, the partnership consisting of Stan Sigman, Johnny Trotter, and Chicho Flores, which operates the track and casino, have decided to postpone until further notice the arrival of horsemen and horses to the Ruidoso Downs barn area.
According to a text message sent to horsemen by the Texas Thoroughbred Association (Saturday), Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNGI) notified the Texas Horsemen's Partnership, Texas Thoroughbred Association and Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA) that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Retama Park training center will be closed for training beginning Tuesday (March 31) and all people and horses must vacate the premises by April 7.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Steve May of Georgetown, Kentucky, as the next executive director of the Minnesota Racing Commission.
A private burial was held this week for longtime Oklahoma horseman Jud Little who passed away peacefully at his home on the Jud Little Ranch near Ardmore, Oklahoma March 25 following a short illness. A celebration of life will be held later.
Grants Pass Downs in Grants Pass, Oregon, has announced today that it has cancelled its 2020 spring racing season, which was scheduled to begin May 10.
Amid the world’s turmoil, trauma and anxiety, there are a few small bright spots in the form of Remington Park and Los Alamitos, where management has worked to keep horsemen racing, offering big stakes held in front of empty grandstands.
Racing at Remington Park will continue as planned under current restrictions after the Oklahoma Racing Commission confirmed today with the Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur that live horse racing is a product of agriculture.
Trainer John Cooper announced on Tuesday afternoon that Cartel Jess Rockin will not race in the Los Alamitos Oaks and will be retired after having successful surgery to repair a leg fracture that occurred during the running of her trial to the Los Alamitos Oaks on March 7.
Important notice for all horsemen entered into the 2020 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1.
Supreme Race Horse, multiple Grade 1 winner and fan favorite BH Lisas Boy has been retired by breeder, owner and trainer Bill Hoburg, reported TRACK Magazine on March 24.
Sam Houston Race Park statement regarding the Thoroughbred Meet and Quarter Horse Meet in 2020
Boyd Gaming has responded to the Louisiana State Racing Commission's order (see related story) on Friday (March 20) for all Louisiana racetracks to allow horses to move customarily between tracks to each trainer’s allocated stalls and to continue training.
Long-time Louisiana based Quarter Horse trainer Ronald Briley passed away of natural causes today at his home surrounded by his family at age 82.