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Wyoming Downs Wraps Up Successful 2020 Season

Wyoming Downs Wraps Up Successful 2020 Season

With live racing handle equaling and most days surpassing the prior year, Wyoming Downs wraps up a surprisingly successful 2020 season this weekend as one of the few tracks in the country operating with spectators. Read More
Zia Park Still Unable to Reopen

Zia Park Still Unable to Reopen

Due to the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the fall meet at Zia Park, scheduled to run 54 days beginning September 21 and running through December 22, is uncertain. Read More
Elliot Clark Sr, Owner of Mr Jess Perry, Passes Away

Elliot Clark Sr, Owner of Mr Jess Perry, Passes Away

Louisiana horseman Elliot Clark, Sr., who raced champion and legendary sire Mr Jess Perry, died Saturday (August 8) in Opelousas, Louisiana due to complications from COVID-19. He was 84. Read More
Last Call 2020 Mystery Futurity & Derby Late Nominations

Last Call 2020 Mystery Futurity & Derby Late Nominations

Final payments for the 2020 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association $175,000-est. Quarter Horse Mystery Futurity and the $75,000-est. Quarter Horse Mystery Derby, to be held at Will Rogers Downs, are due Saturday (Aug. 15). Read More
A Look Back: Flight 109

A Look Back: Flight 109

Flight 109 is a perfect name for a fast Quarter Horse. And boy, could the Kansas-bred Flight 109 fly like a jet. Read More
Elko County Fair Cancelled

Elko County Fair Cancelled

The Elko County Fair Board voted unanimously Wednesday to postpone horse racing until next year — citing financial and feasible difficulties to carry out the events due to state mandates of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
The Downs at Albuquerque Kicks Off Meet

The Downs at Albuquerque Kicks Off Meet

The Downs at Albuquerque will kick off their 2020 meet Saturday with some changes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The purse structure remains the same and the New Mexico track will again host the American Quarter Horse Association’s annual Bank of America Challenge Championships this fall. Read More
The Comeback: One Famous Glass and Cody Sabila

The Comeback: One Famous Glass and Cody Sabila

Cody Sabila was only 7-years-old when One Famous Glass was in the midst of his Horse of the Year campaign at Ajax Downs in 2013. Read More
2019 Medication Testing Summation Shows 99.45% of Samples Clean

2019 Medication Testing Summation Shows 99.45% of Samples Clean

U.S. racing commissions sent 263,783 biological samples from horses participating in professional horse races to the testing laboratories. Of those tests, there were 1,461 adverse analytical findings accounting for 0.55% of all samples, reports the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Read More
Eysa Jess Jumpn Returns to Racing

Eysa Jess Jumpn Returns to Racing

Superstar filly Eysa Jess Jumpn, who strung together a perfect 9-for-9 season last year, worked from the gate today at Delta Downs in anticipation of her return to racing before the end of the Delta Downs race meet. Read More
White Pine Race Meet Cancelled

White Pine Race Meet Cancelled

The White Pine Horse Race board of directors has announced that the three-day race meet at Ely, Nevada, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Lone Star Park Hires Tony Patterson As Racing Secretary

Lone Star Park Hires Tony Patterson As Racing Secretary

Lone Star Park is pleased to announce Tony Patterson will join the Lone Star Park Team as the new Racing Secretary for both the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets. Read More
Grants Pass Handled Over $2 Million During Meet

Grants Pass Handled Over $2 Million During Meet

Grants Pass Downs concluded its second commercial meet on July 8, following a four-week run of Tuesday and Wednesday racing. Read More
Turf Paradise Delays Start of 2020-21 Season Due to COVID-19

Turf Paradise Delays Start of 2020-21 Season Due to COVID-19

Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona, has rescheduled opening day of its 2020-21 season to the day after Thanksgiving, November 27. Read More
OQHRA Announces Will Rogers Downs QH, Paint & App Purse Scale

OQHRA Announces Will Rogers Downs QH, Paint & App Purse Scale

Many of you know that this year has been a tough year. However, our horsemen and women have yet again shown how tough and resilient you all are in the face of adversity. Read More
Cravens Ready To Be A Part Of Their First QH Futurity

Cravens Ready To Be A Part Of Their First QH Futurity

An enjoyable evening experiencing all of the excitement of live racing at Los Alamitos Race Course about 10 years ago has blossomed into many truly memorable nights of thrilling Quarter Horse racing for Jeff and Michelle Cravens, the owners and breeders Favorite Colossus, one of the leading contenders in the $322,000 Governor's Cup Futurity on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Read More
Arizona Downs 2020 Season Cancelled Due to Pandemic Concerns

Arizona Downs 2020 Season Cancelled Due to Pandemic Concerns

Citing concerns for public safety and new state orders restricting gathering in public places, local officials have prohibited Arizona Downs from opening this racing season. Read More
Wyoming Voters to Decide On Legalized Gambling in Park County

Wyoming Voters to Decide On Legalized Gambling in Park County

According to an article posted on the WyomingBusinessReport.com website, Wyoming voters in Park County will be asked on this year’s general election ballot if they want to approve pari-mutuel gambling in their community. Read More
TQHA Yearling Sale Update

TQHA Yearling Sale Update

Due to the COVID Health Guidelines, Bexar County and the AT&T Center are limiting the TQHA Yearling Sale, scheduled July 24 and Saturday July 25 in "Expo Hall B" at the Exposition Hall at the Freeman, to 100 people in the sale ring area. Read More
CHRB Approves Los Alamitos' Safety Plan

CHRB Approves Los Alamitos' Safety Plan

In a special teleconference meeting today (July 20), the California Horse Racing Board voted unanimously to approve a new equine and rider safety plan provided by Los Alamitos Race Course after the racetrack was put on probation July 10th, following a CHRB emergency meeting due to a recent spike in equine fatalities at the Orange County racetrack. Read More

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