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Memorial Service Set for Charles Leggett

Memorial Service Set for Charles Leggett
A memorial service for longtime Oklahoma horseman Charles Leggett, 82, will be held Monday (March 2). Leggett passed away Monday, February 24.

Fred Scane Passes Away

Fred Scane Passes Away
Fred Scane, a Quarter Horse owner, breeder and stallion manager for over 40 years, passed away on Tuesday night. He was 82.

Stel Corona Passes Away

Stel Corona Passes Away
Burns Ranch reported today their multiple stakes winner and multiple champion sire Stel Corona died suddenly today. He was 20-year-old.

Ron Hartley Celebration of Life Being Held March 19

Ron Hartley Celebration of Life Being Held March 19
A celebration of life in honor of Ron Hartley will be held in the Vessels Club at Los Alamitos Race Course on Thursday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m.

World Champion Sire Winners Award Dies

World Champion Sire Winners Award Dies
World champion sire Winners Award, 18, was euthanized today due to complications from colic. Owned by the Winners Award Partnership at the time of his death, the Texas-bred son of Runaway Winner was bred and raced by Jerry Windham. © Don Shugart

Mary Parsons Passes Away

Mary Parsons Passes Away
Mary Lynette Parsons of Anaheim, California died on Tuesday surrounded by her loving husband and adoring children. She was 67. Please enjoy this Industry Profile Speedhorse wrote about Mary and her husband, Mark, in May of 2012.

Jennifer Sokol Named Harrah's Louisiana Downs Racing Operations Mangager

Jennifer Sokol Named Harrah's Louisiana Downs Racing Operations Mangager
David Heitzmann, Director of Racing at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, announced that Jennifer Sokol has accepted the position of Racing Operations Manager at the Shreveport racetrack.

Anne Marion Passes Away

Anne Marion Passes Away
Texas oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion, has died. She was 81. ©The Burnett Foundation

Remington Park Hair Testing Information

Remington Park Hair Testing Information
Monday, February 17 is the last "safe day" to have horse's hair tested to make sure the results are back in time for trainers who plan to enter for races during the opening weekend (March 6) at Remington Park. This includes the Oklahoma Futurity and Derby trails for both Quarter Horses and Paints.

Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame
The selection committee for the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame voted in a meeting last week to induct five individuals during their annual Gala at Retama Park next summer.

Richest Overnight Purses in Decade at Lone Star Park

Richest Overnight Purses in Decade at Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park officials have announced an increase of nearly 43% to overnight race purses for the upcoming Thoroughbred Racing Season. Overnight race purses this year average $200,000 per day compared to $140,000 per day in 2019.

LQHBA Hall of Fame

LQHBA Hall of Fame
Outstanding Louisiana Quarter Horse breeder and owner, Dale Rogers and exceptional racing champion Vals Fortune will be inducted into this year’s Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Hall of Fame.

Prairie Meadows Releases First 2020 Condition Book

Prairie Meadows Releases First 2020 Condition Book
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of Condition Book 1, which covers the first 18 racing days, May 1 - June 1, of the 2020 Mixed Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing season at Prairie Meadows.

Lone Star Park to Race 70 Days in 2020

Lone Star Park to Race 70 Days in 2020
Lone Star Park was granted 70 live racing dates during 2020 by the Texas Racing Commission including a 44-date Thoroughbred Racing Season that will be held from April 16 through July 19 and a 26-night Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses that will run from September 11 through November 28, 2020.

LQHBA 2019 Champions

LQHBA 2019 Champions
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is pleased to announce the 2019 association’s annual Champions. In 2019, the state hosted 146 race days and handed out more than $22.2 million in purses.

Eric Halstrom Named Vice President/General Manager of Racing at Indiana Grand

Eric Halstrom Named Vice President/General Manager of Racing at Indiana Grand
Longtime racing executive Eric Halstrom has been named Vice President, General Manager of Racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, pending all regulatory approvals. Halstrom becomes only the second individual to hold the position, succeeding Jon Schuster, who had been with the facility since its inception in 2002. Schuster passed away in late 2019.

Jesus Ayala Named Rising Star Jockey Award Winner

Jesus Ayala Named Rising Star Jockey Award Winner
The multiple Grade 1 winning California-based jockey, Jesus Ayala, has been named the first recipient of the StallioneSearch Rising Star Jockey Award for 2019.

Hes Relentless Rising Star Sire Award Winner

Hes Relentless Rising Star Sire Award Winner
Champion and leading first-crop sire of 2019, Hes Relentless, has been named the first recipient of the StallioneSearch Rising Star Sire Award for 2019. Each year StallioneSearch will honor the industries' leading first-crop sire of Money Earners with this annual award. ©Cappy Jackson

TQHA 2019 Racing Champions

TQHA 2019 Racing Champions
On Saturday the Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA) awarded their racing champions for 2019 during the association's annual awards banquet held at The Hangar Hotel in Fredricksburg.

Ron Hartley Passes Away

Ron Hartley Passes Away
Ron Hartley, who campaigned four-time AQHA champion gelding Moonist and 2019 champion 2-year-old filly Cartel Jess Rockin, and was a fixture in California racing since 1955 - from groom to racing official and from racing steward to major Quarter Horse owner and breeder - passed away on Monday night following health complications. Hartley was 81-years-old.

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