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Ruidoso Downs Opens For Training

Ruidoso Downs Opens For Training
The Ruidoso Downs summer racing season quickly approaches on May 10 and the track opened for training on Monday morning.

Annual Remington Park Free Health Screenings

Annual Remington Park Free Health Screenings
On Thursday, May 2nd a team of doctors and nurses will be available for health screenings and to answer medical questions at the Remington Park track kitchen in Oklahoma City.

Prairie Meadows, IQHRA Announce Addendum to Conditions for 2019 Futurities and Derbies

Prairie Meadows, IQHRA Announce Addendum to Conditions for 2019 Futurities and Derbies
Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association (IQHRA) has sent out an addendum letter to the "General Conditions" regarding four Quarter Horse futurities and four Quarter Horse derbies slated for the 2019 racing season at the Iowa racetrack.

Fair Grounds Race Course QH Season Opens August 16

Fair Grounds Race Course QH Season Opens August 16
Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, will run a 10-day Quarter Horse meet, beginning on Friday August 16 through Saturday September 7, 2019. The nation’s third-oldest racetrack has a rich history of crowning both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions.

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Remington Park Reschedules Cancelled Races

Remington Park Reschedules Cancelled Races
Remington Park will race Monday, April 29, as a makeup day for the Saturday night card that was canceled due to weather-related safety issues; first post time will be 11:30 a.m.

A Letter to the LQHBA Membership

A Letter to the LQHBA Membership
A letter to the LQHBA Membership from J.E. Jumonville, Jr.

LQHBA Honors 2018 Champions and Hall of Fame Inductees

LQHBA Honors 2018 Champions and Hall of Fame Inductees
LQHBA held their annual Awards Banquet tonight (Saturday) in the events center at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas. The 2018 LQHBA racing champions were honors as well as J.E. Jumonville, Jr. and Mr Jess Perry were inducted into the LQHBA Hall of Fame.

LQHBA 2018 Champion Awards Banquet April 13

LQHBA 2018 Champion Awards Banquet April 13
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association (LQHBA) will honor their 2018 LQHBA Racing Champions on Saturday during the association's annual awards banquet at the Evangeline Downs Event Center in Opelousas.

Ruidoso Downs Announces Major Corporate Sponsors for 2019

Ruidoso Downs Announces Major Corporate Sponsors for 2019
Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino welcomes major corporate sponsors City Bank, Admiral Beverage Inc., and Sierra Blanca Motors for the upcoming 2019 Horse Racing Season.

Sam Houston Begins 2019 Quarter Horse Meet on April 12

Sam Houston Begins 2019 Quarter Horse Meet on April 12
The 2019 Quarter Horse racing season at Sam Houston Race Park gets underway on Friday. It will be an action-packed opening weekend with trials for the $35,000 added Sam Houston Derby (G3) (see related story) on Friday night and 15 trials for the $100,000-added Sam Houston Futurity (G2) (see related story) on Saturday. Post time for Saturday has been moved up to 4:00 pm.

Heritage Place Announces Format for 2019/2010 Sales

Heritage Place Announces Format for 2019/2010 Sales
Heritage Place Sale Company, the premier Quarter Horse racing sales company in the US, announced updates to their sale format as well as updates to the their 2019/2020 sales schedule earlier this week.

AQHA Statement on Racing Industry Reform

AQHA Statement on Racing Industry Reform
The American Quarter Horse Association has a paramount concern for the welfare of the American Quarter Horse, as well as the integrity of the races in which they compete.

Canada's Newest Track Opens for Live Racing in April

Canada's Newest Track Opens for Live Racing in April
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in South Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will open its inaugural Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season on April 28.

PCQHRA President Dominic "Bud" Alessio Passes Away

PCQHRA President Dominic "Bud" Alessio Passes Away
Dominic "Bud" Alessio, a long-time Quarter Horse owner and breeder who also served the industry as President of the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Board of Directors since 1993, passed away on Tuesday evening. He was 77.

Bruce Salard Named LQHBA Executive Director

Bruce Salard Named LQHBA Executive Director
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Salard has been named executive director of the state-bred racing association. He will replace the position vacated by Tony Patterson, who served as executive director of LQHBA, before resigning last month.

OQHRA Hair Testing Update

OQHRA Hair Testing Update
According to OQHRA there will be no hair testing collections on April 26 or April 27. Horsemen and women are asked to plan accordingly.

Minnesota Racing Commission Announces New Deputy Director

Minnesota Racing Commission Announces New Deputy Director
The Minnesota Racing Commission announced on Thursday that deputy director Joe Scurto will be leaving the commission in June to return to the private sector.

TVG PDJF Telethon on April 7

TVG PDJF Telethon on April 7
Hall of Fame jockeys and TVG talent will team up Sunday, April 7th as they host the second annual telethon to raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) live on TVG, America's Horse Racing Network.

Portland Meadows Closing After More Than 70 Years

Portland Meadows Closing After More Than 70 Years
Portland Meadows a longtime Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racetrack in the Pacific Northwest is closing for good according to an article published this week on the PortlandMonthly.com website.

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