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Two Graded Stakes Geldings Die

Two Graded Stakes Geldings Die

Grade 1-runners Jess Featureme Quick and Capones Vault both died in mid-December. Read More
Indiana Grand Offers Table Games

Indiana Grand Offers Table Games

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino launched the latest addition to its expansive menu of entertainment options at Noon Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at the Shelbyville, Ind. facility. Several hundred new team members took their place behind more than 40 tables as the stage was set for the historic event. Read More
2021 Los Alamitos Oaks Has $500,000 Projected Purse

2021 Los Alamitos Oaks Has $500,000 Projected Purse

With track management at Los Alamitos Race Course always looking for ways to improve on its unmatched tradition of a great stakes schedule for fillies and mares, the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association announced on Monday that the 2021 Los Alamitos Oaks will have a projected $500,000 purse, which would likely make it the richest race in the nation for 3-year-old fillies. Read More
AQHA 2019 Racing Champion Nominees

AQHA 2019 Racing Champion Nominees

The Racing Champions Ceremony is at 6 p.m. CST on January 15 at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. Here are the contenders for the 2019 AQHA Racing Champion titles. The winners will be announced on January 15 at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, in a ceremony on the day immediately preceding the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale that runs January 16-18. Read More
Louisiana Downs 2020 Meet

Louisiana Downs 2020 Meet

The 2020 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah's Louisiana Downs begins on Saturday, January 4. The 46-day meet includes 12 stakes highlighted by the first official championship for 2-year-olds, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on March 14. Read More
Indiana Grand's VP & GM of Racing Jon Schuster Passes Away

Indiana Grand's VP & GM of Racing Jon Schuster Passes Away

Jonathan Blair Schuster, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 25) at his residence. He was Vice President & General Manager of Racing at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More
Champion Jess Louisiana Blue Passes Away

Champion Jess Louisiana Blue Passes Away

Champion and leading sire Jess Louisiana Blue died of natural causes on Friday (Dec. 21). He was 21-years-old. Bred-owned and raced by J.E. III, D.C. and C.T. Jumonville, he was a son of #3 all-time leading sire of money earners Mr Jess Perry from the multiple stakes producing Louisiana Slew (TB) mare The Louisiana Girl. He stood his entire career at Jumonville Farms in Ventress, Louisiana. Photo © Gabriel Oliveira Read More
Update to AQHA Racing Awards and Publicity Policy

Update to AQHA Racing Awards and Publicity Policy

The American Quarter Horse Association is committed to the welfare of horses, as well as the integrity of American Quarter Horse racing. Read More
Canterbury Park 2020 Racing Dates Approved

Canterbury Park 2020 Racing Dates Approved

Canterbury Park’s 2020 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season will run May 15 through Sept. 12, a 65-day meet approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission. Read More
Ohio's New Regulatory Medication Thresholds

Ohio's New Regulatory Medication Thresholds

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) reminds Ohio horsemen that the new therapeutic medication resolution for regulatory thresholds takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Read More
U.S. House Extends Three Year Tax Depreciation

U.S. House Extends Three Year Tax Depreciation

A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 297-120. The racehorse provision is part of a larger tax package agreed to by Republican and Democratic leaders and now expected to be taken up by the Senate in the next several days. Read More
Evangeline Downs Announces Meet Leaders

Evangeline Downs Announces Meet Leaders

There wasn’t much suspense entering the final weekend of the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs regarding the jockeys’ and trainers’ standings. Everardo Rodriguez and Kenny Roberts had dominated the season to the extent that they had the titles well in hand in their respective categories. Read More
Corona Cartel 1994 - 2019

Corona Cartel 1994 - 2019

Speedhorse would like to express our condolences to the connections of Corona Cartel. Corona Cartel passed away on Dec. 18, 2019. The bay stallion was the all-time leading living sire of money earners with over $63 million at the time of his passing, and is now the #2 all-time leading sire of money earners behind only First Down Dash. Corona Cartel son PYC Paint Your Wagon now assumes the position as the #1 all-time leading living sire of money earners with over $35 million (behind the pensioned Read More
Funeral Services for Larry Sharp

Funeral Services for Larry Sharp

Funeral services for longtime horseman Larry Ray Sharp are set Friday (Dec. 20) at 1 p.m. at the Greenlawn Funeral Home North (3506 N National Avenue) in Springfield, Missouri. Interment will be at the Mt. Comfort Cemetery (2376 E Farm Rd Lane) in Springfield. Read More
3-Time Champion Jockey Cody Jensen Retires

3-Time Champion Jockey Cody Jensen Retires

Three-time AQHA champion jockey Cody Jensen has announced that he will be retiring at the end of 2019. Read More
Apollitical Jess Breaks His Own Single-Season Record Earnings

Apollitical Jess Breaks His Own Single-Season Record Earnings

Milestones in Apollitical Jess' stud career are accumulating to the point where his own bar of success will be his biggest hurdle. Today he crossed that hurdle! ©Amanda Glidden Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More

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