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Historical Horse Racing Expected to Qualify for State Wide Ballot in Idaho

Historical Horse Racing Expected to Qualify for State Wide Ballot in Idaho
Advocates hoping to legalize historical racing machines in Idaho appear to have collected enough signatures to qualify the initiative for the November ballot.

American Horse Publications 2018 Equine Media Awards

American Horse Publications 2018 Equine Media Awards
Speedhorse received three awards at the annual American Horse Publications (AHP) 2018 Equine Media Awards for material published in 2017

Downs at Albuquerque Releases Stakes Schedule

Downs at Albuquerque Releases Stakes Schedule
The Albuquerque Fall Championship has been granted Grade 1 status and will offer a stakes-record $300,000 purse in 2018.

Former Yavapai Downs Reopening as Arizona Downs

Former Yavapai Downs Reopening as Arizona Downs
Arizona Downs is currently undergoing over $2 million in renovations. © Les Stukenberg

Fair Grounds Releases Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule for 2018

Fair Grounds Releases Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule for 2018
Fair Grounds Race Course have released their 2018 QH stakes schedule

Utah Quarter Horse Racing Association Announces Positive Tests

Utah Quarter Horse Racing Association Announces Positive Tests
UQHA announced hair test positives on recent trial races.

Jessies First Down Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meet

Jessies First Down Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meet
Two-time World Champion Jessies First Down was named Remington Park Horse of the Meet.

AQHA Racing Council Members

AQHA Racing Council Members
AQHA Racing Council has two new members

K9s4COPs Grants K9 to the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

K9s4COPs Grants K9 to the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino
Texas based non-profit K9s4COPs has donated one trained K9 police officer to the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico.

Ruidoso Downs Announces 10% Purse Increase Effective Immediately

Ruidoso Downs Announces 10% Purse Increase Effective Immediately
Effective immediately Ruidoso Downs will increase overnight purses 10-percent.

Ruidoso Downs Trainer John M. Cooper and Son Killed in Plane Crash

Ruidoso Downs Trainer John M. Cooper and Son Killed in Plane Crash
Ruidoso Downs trainer John M. Cooper and his son Gavyn were killed when their Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Midland International Airport on May 30.

Remington Park To Host Annual Betting On A Cure Saturday

Remington Park To Host Annual Betting On A Cure Saturday
This year for Betting On A Cure is not just pink, it is multicolored, Grey for Brain Cancer, Gold for Childhood Cancer, Black for Melanoma, Purple for Pancreatic Cancer and more. Photo Courtesy OQHRA

Dept. of Homeland Security Announces 15,000 Additional H-2B Visas for 2018

Dept. of Homeland Security Announces 15,000 Additional H-2B Visas for 2018
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen raised the cap on H-2B visas after determining there were not enough qualified US workers to meet the needs of American employers.

James Flores Rides 3 More Winners Saturday at Remington Park

James Flores Rides 3 More Winners Saturday at Remington Park
ockey James Flores continued his hot riding holiday weekend at Remington Park on Saturday night. Just one night removed from a five-win evening, Flores put three more of his mounts in the winner’s circle to open his lead in the local jockey standings.

Hair Testing Begins in Indiana with Harley Greene Derby Finalists

Hair Testing Begins in Indiana with Harley Greene Derby Finalists
All 10 finalists to the June 2 Harley Greene Derby at Indiana Grand have been hair-tested for Clenbuterol.

Ruidoso Downs Celebrates Memorial Day the 'Cowboy Way'

Ruidoso Downs Celebrates Memorial Day the 'Cowboy Way'
Seventy Lincoln and Otero County children unfurl the flag over the Ruidoso track while Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunkhouse Band play patriotic songs. © Ruidoso Downs / Instagram

Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award Nominees

Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award Nominees
Quarter Horse jockeys Jorge Martin Bourdieu, Jimmy Brooks, John Hamilton and Ricky Ramirez have been nominated for the Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award.

Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Trials

Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Trials
The $254,300 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Trials were ran at Remington on May 19. Photos are by Susan Bachelor

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