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500th Win for Jockey Francisco Calderon

500th Win for Jockey Francisco Calderon
Jockey Francisco Calderon rode his 500th career winner on Friday when he won the 4th race at Retama Park aboard Total Texas. It was the first win in four career starts for the son of Total Resolve, a homebred racing for Chavez Enterprises and trained by Fernando Chavez.

2020 Bank of America Challenge Championships at Albuquerque Downs

2020 Bank of America Challenge Championships at Albuquerque Downs
For the first time in its history, the Bank of America Challenge Championships will call The Downs Racetrack & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, home for the next two years.

Trainer Hubert Blankenship Passes Away

Trainer Hubert Blankenship Passes Away
Funeral services for longtime horse trainer Hubert Blankenship, 86, who passed away Sunday (JUL 28) will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery.

Vesicular Stomatitus Virus Confirmed in Oklahoma

Vesicular Stomatitus Virus Confirmed in Oklahoma
On July 29, 2019, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis virus, also known as VSV, at a premise in Tillman county. This horse showed erosions in its mouth.

FDA Issues Warning After Compounded EPM Medication Kills Three Horses

FDA Issues Warning After Compounded EPM Medication Kills Three Horses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting horse owners and veterinarians that one lot of a compounded combination drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril has been associated with adverse events in at least three horses. Two horses in Maine and one in Ohio ultimately died or were euthanized as a result.

"Empire of Hope" Showcases Racehorse Aftercare at Indiana Grand

"Empire of Hope" Showcases Racehorse Aftercare at Indiana Grand
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will put the spotlight on racehorse aftercare programs Saturday, July 20 as part of Caesars Entertainment Racing properties’ "Empire of Hope." The entire evening will be dedicated to raising funding and awareness for racehorses once their careers on the track are completed. © Linscott Photography

Louisiana State Racing Commission to Hold Meeting Monday

Louisiana State Racing Commission to Hold Meeting Monday
The Louisiana State Racing Commission posted a notice today that it will hold a meeting on Monday (July 22) at 10 am in the conference room of the Louisiana State Racing Commission at 320 North Carrollton Avenue, Suite 2-B, in New Orleans.

Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Confirmed in New Mexico

Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Confirmed in New Mexico
As fair season approaches, the New Mexico Livestock Board has announced several recommendations as a result of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) cases in New Mexico horses.

Fredda Draper Passes Away

Fredda Draper Passes Away
Respected quarter horse owner and breeder Fredda Draper of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico died on July 13 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 77.

OQHRA Members: Important Reminder!

OQHRA Members: Important Reminder!
The annual election of directors will take place beginning in September. There will be at least seven Oklahoma Director Positions to be filled in the election for 2020 directors. Your membership must be current as of SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.

First Crop Sires Off To Great Start In 2019

First Crop Sires Off To Great Start In 2019
It's only been half-the-year but 2019 is already looking to be a banner year for first-crop sires in the Quarter Horse industry.

OQHRA Open Horsemen Meeting on July 13

OQHRA Open Horsemen Meeting on July 13
The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA) will host an "Open Horsemen Meeting" on Saturday (July 13) at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2019 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale

2019 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale consignors who advertised with us. This Flipping Book will let you get a preview of their horses before the sale. The Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale will be held at the Ruidoso Sale Pavillion in New Mexico on August 30th to September 1st.

2019 Ruidoso New Mexico Bred Sale

2019 Ruidoso New Mexico Bred Sale
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Ruidoso New Mexico Bred consignors who advertised with us. This Flipping Book will let you get a preview of their horses before the sale. The Ruidoso New Mexico Bred sale is August 16th and 17th at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavillion.

Ruidoso Hall of Fame Inducted July 12

Ruidoso Hall of Fame Inducted July 12
The 2019 class of the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame will be inducted on Friday night at Ruidoso Downs.

Texas Horsemen Reach Agreement

Texas Horsemen Reach Agreement
Yesterday (July 9), representatives of the Texas Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (Quarter Horse and Paint), the Texas Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (TB and Arabian), the Texas Quarter Horse Association and the Texas Thoroughbred Association met and came to a unanimous agreement.

2019 LQHBA Yearling Sale

2019 LQHBA Yearling Sale
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association consignors who advertised with us. This Flipping Book will let you get a preview of their horses before the sale. The Louisiana Quarter Horse Select Yearling Sale is August 1-3 in Kinder, Louisiana.

TQHA Yearling Sale Consignors

TQHA Yearling Sale Consignors
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Texas Quarter Horse Association consignors who advertised with us in a Flipping Book to let you get a preview of their horses before the sale. The Texas Quarter Horse Sale is July 26th and 27th in San Antonio, Texas.

2-Time World Champion Arrives at Ruidoso Downs

2-Time World Champion Arrives at Ruidoso Downs
Ted Abrams' two-time world champion homebred Jessies First Down arrived at Ruidoso Downs on Wednesday night and will probably point at the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup at 440 yards on September 1 at Ruidoso Downs.

Arizona Downs Resumes Summer Racing on July 20

Arizona Downs Resumes Summer Racing on July 20
According to an article published today on the PrescotteNews.com Arizona Downs will resume live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at the racetrack on July 20, and continue every weekend through Labor Day weekend. The article said the track's owners have secured an investor who will provide additional financing to the Prescott Valley facility.

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