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Funeral Services Set for Jimmy Lowell Hart

Funeral Services Set for Jimmy Lowell Hart
Funeral services for Jimmy Lowell Hart, 85, will be held Wednesday in Royston, Georgia. Hart, of Royston, passed away Sunday (Mar. 24) at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.

Leading Jockey, Trainer and Owner of the Meet Honored at Louisiana Downs

Leading Jockey, Trainer and Owner of the Meet Honored at Louisiana Downs
The final day of the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season today (Wednesday) also included presentations for the meet’s leading jockey, trainer and owner.

Successful Innovative Equine Wellness Program at Rillito Park

Successful Innovative Equine Wellness Program at Rillito Park
One of the first programs of its kind in the country, Rillito Race Track implemented an Equine Wellness Program during the 2019 Winter Meet. The program was a resounding success, as there were no horse breakdowns during 96 races at the meet this year.

No Live Racing at Los Alamitos Race Course March 22-24 Due to Track Rehabilitation

No Live Racing at Los Alamitos Race Course March 22-24 Due to Track Rehabilitation
Los Alamitos Race Course will not race on Friday, March 22nd thru Sunday, March 24th to conduct moderate rehabilitation of the track surface. The track will remain open for morning training at the regularly scheduled hours with the rehabilitation work beginning after the end of training. Saturday’s gate works will be held at the usual starting time of 10 a.m.

Indiana Commission Approves Prohibiting Albuterol in Quarter Horses

Indiana Commission Approves Prohibiting Albuterol in Quarter Horses
At the March 12 meeting of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the commission voted unanimously to prohibit the use of albuterol in American Quarter Horses.

A Delightful Legacy Dies at 18 Years of Age

A Delightful Legacy Dies at 18 Years of Age
All American Juvenile(RG3) winner and champion producer A Delightful Legacy died Mar. 16. She was 18-year-old old.

LQHBA Scholarship Fund Assists Two Students

LQHBA Scholarship Fund Assists Two Students
A thrilling day of Quarter Horse racing took place Saturday, March 16 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. Hh Gailforce won the prestigious $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2), the first official test for 2-year-olds in the country and Tdz Louisiana Toast was an impressive champion in the $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby. © Hodges Photography/Ann Switalski

AQHA Reiterates Position on Race-Day Medication Use

AQHA Reiterates Position on Race-Day Medication Use
On March 14, a press release from The Stronach Group announced that its California tracks, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, would implement a zero tolerance for race-day medication. The sole race-day medication permitted in California is Salix, also commonly called Lasix.

Montana Bill Explores Historical Horse Racing

Montana Bill Explores Historical Horse Racing
A bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Blasdel-R Kalispell to study historical horse racing, which had been pulled from defeat two earlier and brought back to the floor, was tentatively approved by the Montana state Senate 26-23.

OQHRA Hair Testing Collection Updated Schedule

OQHRA Hair Testing Collection Updated Schedule
Starting Monday (March 18) OQHRA Hair Testing Collection at Remington Park will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am thru 2:00pm. (No Collection on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday).

Statement of RCI President Martin on Re-introduction of Barr-Tonko Bill

Statement of RCI President Martin on Re-introduction of Barr-Tonko Bill
REACTION AND STATEMENT OF ARCI PRESIDENT ED MARTIN ON REINTRODUCTION OF THE BARR-TONKO LEGISLATION:

Star-Studded Lineup Scheduled for 2019 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Star-Studded Lineup Scheduled for 2019 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
he legendary Ray Benson’s Asleep at the Wheel leads the featured concerts scheduled for a landmark 30th annual edition of Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium held on October 10-13 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.

Sam Houston Park Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule

Sam Houston Park Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule
Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 Quarter Horse racing season on Friday, April 12. The 20-day meet continues through Saturday, May 25.

2019 Stakes Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

2019 Stakes Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
A total of 19 stakes will be highlighted during the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The stakes, totaling more than $1.5 million, will be spread throughout the 120-day race meet that includes both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing with six nights dedicated to all-Quarter Horse action.

Longtime Horseman Henry "Butch" Southway Passes Away

Longtime Horseman Henry "Butch" Southway Passes Away
Funeral services are set Saturday for Henry "Butch" Southway, co-owner of AQHA Racing Champion Hotstepper, who passed away at the age of 77 last Thursday (March 7) in El Paso, Texas.

2019 AQHA Hall of Fame Inductees Honored in Ft. Worth

2019 AQHA Hall of Fame Inductees Honored in Ft. Worth
The 2019 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet on March 10 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. © AQHA

LQHBA Announces Its 2018 Champions

LQHBA Announces Its 2018 Champions
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is pleased to announce the 2018 association’s annual Champions. Each of the recipients will be honored at the annual LQHBA Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13 at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

2019-2020 AQHA Executive Committee Elected at AQHA Convention in Fort Worth

2019-2020 AQHA Executive Committee Elected at AQHA Convention in Fort Worth
From left: Member Dr. Scott Myers, First Vice President F.E. "Butch" Wise, President Stan Weaver, Second Vice President Norman Luba and Member Kenneth Banks. © AQHA

2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle Retired From Racing

2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle Retired From Racing
AQHA Past-President Johnny Trotter confirmed over the weekend his 2018 AQHA Racing World Champion Bodacious Eagle has been retired from racing and is now being trained for "Halter" by Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas.

Quarter Horse Trainer Toby Keeton Injured at Remington Park

Quarter Horse Trainer Toby Keeton Injured at Remington Park
Leading Quarter Horse trainer Toby Keeton is recovering in the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City following an accident Sunday morning at Remington Park.

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