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Ruidoso Downs Welcomes "Masked Rider"

Ruidoso Downs Welcomes "Masked Rider"
Emily Brodbeck, the Masked Rider for Texas Tech University and Fearless Champion, will be at Ruidoso Downs for "Red Raider Weekend." © Courtesy Texas Tech

Arizona Downs Suspends Live Race Meet

Arizona Downs Suspends Live Race Meet
Arizona Downs has informed employees and horsemen that the racetrack's summer season is being suspended due to ongoing issues in the battle for fair and equal access to out-of-state racing signals for its Off Track Betting (OTB) system. Pending additional financing, the final live race days for the 2019 summer meet are June 22 and 23.

Delta Downs Announces 12-Race Program

Delta Downs Announces 12-Race Program
Delta Downs Racing announced today that due to the cancellation of live racing on Wednesday, June 19, they will host 12-race programs beginning Saturday, June 29 thru closing night, Saturday, July 6.

Marvin Willhite Passes Away

Marvin Willhite Passes Away
Funeral services for American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Marvin Willhite, 88, will be held today (June 18) at 2 p.m. (MDT) at the Holly United Methodist Church. Willhite died Wednesday, June 12 at the Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, Colorado. © Courtesy Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel

Funeral Services Set for E.D. Calvert

Funeral Services Set for E.D. Calvert
E.D. "Tooter" Calvert, 81, of Denton, died Tuesday (June 11) at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Denton. Funeral service will be held at 2pm Monday (June 17) at Gateway United Baptist Church in Denton, Texas. Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Old Alton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (June 16) at Gateway United Baptist Church.

Texas Gov. Signs Legislation Benefitting State Racing Industry

Texas Gov. Signs Legislation Benefitting State Racing Industry
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a piece of legislation last week that will benefit the Texas racing industry.

"Bubba" Werner's Memorial Set for July 4th

"Bubba" Werner's Memorial Set for July 4th
The family of Ruidoso Race Horse Hall Of Famer H.C. "Bubba" Werner have announced that a race at Ruidoso Downs on the July 4th card will be named in honor of the longtime trainer.

Funeral Services Set for Jim Pitts

Funeral Services Set for Jim Pitts
Services are set Wednesday for longtime Quarter Horse owner Jim Pitts, 82, of Wichita Falls. He passed away Sunday, June 9.

Political Attraction Voted Remington Park Horse of The Meet

Political Attraction Voted Remington Park Horse of The Meet
Political Attraction won three stakes races in three starts during the 2019 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season, culminating in a victory over a multiple AQHA World Champion in the Remington Park Championship, thus being named Horse of the Meeting. Photo by Dustin Orona

Registration Reminder for Indiana Breeders

Registration Reminder for Indiana Breeders
The end of the 2019 breeding and foaling season leaves Indiana Quarter Horse breeders already thinking about the 2020 foaling season with the mare registration deadline looming on July 1. Any mare that has been bred for an Indiana-bred foal in 2020 must be residing in the state of Indiana and registered with the Indiana Quarter Horse Breed Development Program by July 1, 2019. The mare must remain in the state from July 1 through foaling. © Coady Photography

A Successful Month of May For These Horsemen

A Successful Month of May For These Horsemen
Now that the calendar page has turned to the month of June, let's recognize the horsemen that set the pace in the standings during the month of May at Los Alamitos Race Course. - © Los Alamitos

Remington Park 2019 QH Meet Leaders

Remington Park 2019 QH Meet Leaders
Trainer Eddie Willis was dominant in the early part of this decade, winning five consecutive training titles at Remington Park from 2010-2014. - Photo by Dustin Orona Photography

Champion First Moonflash Euthanized at 14

Champion First Moonflash Euthanized at 14
Champion and champion sire First Moonflash SI 122 was euthanized today (May 29) due to complications from laminitis. The young sire had been battling laminitis and he was humanely put down. © Coady Photography

American Humane Rescue Team Helping Animals Caught in Deadly Oklahoma Storms

American Humane Rescue Team Helping Animals Caught in Deadly Oklahoma Storms
The American Humane Rescue team, first to serve in saving and sheltering animals for more than 100 years, has deployed with a veterinarian, trained swift and floodwater responders, rescue boats, critical medical and sheltering supplies, and one of its giant 50-foot animal rescue vehicles to save animals caught in the deadly Oklahoma floods.

Andreini Scholarship Winners Presented

Andreini Scholarship Winners Presented
Four of the six winners of a John Andreini Scholarship from the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation (AARDF) were present for a presentation at Ruidoso Downs on Monday. © Jake Rogers/Ruidoso Downs

Robert "Bob" Pulse Passes Away

Robert "Bob" Pulse Passes Away
Horseman Robert “Bob” F. Pulse of Yakima, Washington, died May 7, 2019, a day before his 93rd birthday.

Arizona Horse Racing Returns Memorial Weekend

Arizona Horse Racing Returns Memorial Weekend
Year-round horse racing returns to Arizona on Memorial Day weekend when the newly renovated Arizona Downs racetrack kicks off its inaugural summer racing season.

Celebration of Life Set on May 24 for Nolan Pevehouse

Celebration of Life Set on May 24 for Nolan Pevehouse
Longtime Oklahoma horseman Nolan D. Pevehouse, 87, of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma passed away on Monday (May 20). A celebration of Nolan’s life will be held 10:00 am Friday (May 24) at Muskogee First Assembly of God Church with Chaplain Justin Haywood officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah, Oklahoma.

Albuquerque Downs Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule

Albuquerque Downs Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule
Albuquerque Downs has released its track-record 34-race, $3.647-million stakes schedule for its 2019 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens Friday, June 28.

Caesars Launches "Empire of Hope" for retired Race Horses

Caesars Launches "Empire of Hope" for retired Race Horses
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), today announced the launch of Empire of Hope, a new program designed to help raise awareness and funding for the care of horses after their racing careers are over. Developed with support from accredited racehorse aftercare programs, Empire of Hope will directly assist efforts to relocate, rehabilitate and repurpose retired horses.

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