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Ed Burgart's Final Weekend as Los Alamitos Track Announcer

Ed Burgart's Final Weekend as Los Alamitos Track Announcer
You would be hard pressed to find an announcer more closely identified with a racetrack than Ed Burgart and Los Alamitos Race Course.

Race Track Industry Program Symposium

Race Track Industry Program Symposium
The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program Symposium will kick off on Monday, December 9, and runs through the 11th.

Sunland Park Opening Day Dec. 26

Sunland Park Opening Day Dec. 26
Live racing at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is only three weeks away. The 61st live racing season begins on Thursday, December 26 and extends through Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Corona Cartel's Halter Up For Auction

Corona Cartel's Halter Up For Auction
Bidding began December 2 and will continue for one week for halters of history-making racehorses, stallions and broodmares on the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, an industry 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, eBay page. All proceeds from this auction go to the RMTC’s Tactical Research Program, which funds studies focused on the identification and detection of illicit substances impacting racing integrity and safety.

Louisiana Downs Announces Its 2020 Stakes Schedule

Louisiana Downs Announces Its 2020 Stakes Schedule
The 2020 Quarter Horse racing season will get underway at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, January 4. The 46-day meet will include 12 stakes highlighted by the first official futurity of the year, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on Saturday, March 14.

Grants Pass Downs Wrapps Up Inaugural Race Meet

Grants Pass Downs Wrapps Up Inaugural Race Meet
Grants Pass Downs, Oregon's premier horse racing track, concluded its first commercial meet on November 4, following a successful seven-week run of Sunday and Monday racing. The meet, which began September 22, carded 123 races over 14 dates and drew about 25,000 racing fans to Grants Pass Downs. Hundreds of horsemen from around Oregon and across the West participated, with competitors coming from as far away as South Dakota.

Funeral Services Set For Utah Horseman Kirk Favero

Funeral Services Set For Utah Horseman Kirk Favero
Funeral services for Utah horseman Thomas Kirk Favero will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 at the Taylor Stake Center, 2200 South 4300 West in Taylor, Utah. Photo Courtesy of Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemetaries.

2020 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale Catalog ONLINE

2020 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale Catalog ONLINE
The 2020 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale Catalog is available online at their website. User's should allow for a little extra initial download time due to the size of the book, depending on their connection.

Governor Appoints Members to Quarter Horse Advisory Committee

Governor Appoints Members to Quarter Horse Advisory Committee
Indiana’s Governor Eric Holcomb recently made appointments to the state's breed development advisory committees and advisory board within the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

North Dakota Granted 18 Race Days in 2020

North Dakota Granted 18 Race Days in 2020
Live horse racing will return to the North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo and Chippewa Downs near Belcourt in 2020, after the North Dakota Racing Commission approved 18 days of racing between the two tracks last week.

One Valiant Hero and Jess Lips Move to Dunn Ranch

One Valiant Hero and Jess Lips Move to Dunn Ranch
One Valiant Hero and Jess Lips will stand the 2020 season at Dunn Ranch near Wynnewood, Oklahoma

Scholarship Drawings Take Place on LQHBA Louisiana Million Night

Scholarship Drawings Take Place on LQHBA Louisiana Million Night
Saturday, December 7 at Evangeline Downs will be a memorable night, not just for Quarter Horse racing, but for Louisiana students as well. In addition to a stakes-filled evening, highlighted by the running of the rich LQHBA Louisiana Million (RG1), the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) will award a total of $15,000 in scholarships to high school students as well as graduates planning to further their education.

Louisiana Downs Announces Policy on Horses Shipping From Oklahoma

Louisiana Downs Announces Policy on Horses Shipping From Oklahoma
Due to the outbreak of EHV-1 in Oklahoma City, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will not allow horses from Remington Park or Will Rogers Downs to access its grounds. This decision was made on Friday, November 21 and will be in effect until further notice.

Los Alamitos New Horse Racing Wagering Room Named After Ed Burgart

Los Alamitos New Horse Racing Wagering Room Named After Ed Burgart
Burgart’s at Los Alamitos Race Course unveiled its brand new horse racing wagering room and sports bar to great fanfare, while also unveiling its brand new name: Burgart's, in honor of the legendary Ed Burgart, Quarter Horse racing’s greatest announcer.

New Format For 2020 Prairie Meadows Meet

New Format For 2020 Prairie Meadows Meet
The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino's 31st season of live horse racing. Prairie Meadows, Iowa HBPA. ITBOA and IQHRA all worked together to create a new racing format which will begin on May 1, 2020.

Champion Producing Thoroughbred Mare Shameful now at Lazy E

Champion Producing Thoroughbred Mare Shameful now at Lazy E
Hal and Patti Earnhardt's Champion producing Thoroughbred mare Shameful is at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma, her new permanent home.

Robicheaux Ranch Inc. and Spendthrift Announce Exclusive Opportunity

Robicheaux Ranch Inc. and Spendthrift Announce Exclusive Opportunity
Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. in partnership with Spendthrift Farm of Lexington, Kentucky have announced an exclusive opportunity for Quarter Horse mares to breed to two of the world's leading Thoroughbred Stallions in 2020. Photo from Spendthriftfarm.com © Barbara Livingston Photo

Ada County Proposes New Projects for Le Bois

Ada County Proposes New Projects for Le Bois
In a meeting by the Ada County Board of Commissioners (Idaho) November 13th commission president Kendra Kenya said "Horse racing is done."

Grand Opening of The Lounge at Los Alamitos

Grand Opening of The Lounge at Los Alamitos
Providing a top fan experience, and the most visitor-friendly atmosphere in racing have always been of the utmost important at Los Alamitos Race Course. The track is home to the Vessels Club, one of the premier turf clubs in all of racing, and now Los Alamitos Race Course will unveil The Lounge, a new 7,000 square foot wagering room and sports bar, continuing on the commitment of providing sports fans a great time at the races during their visits to the Orange County track.

Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed In Oklahoma

Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed In Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has received laboratory results from Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory that confirm one horse stabled at Remington Park has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1.

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