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Grants Pass Cancels 2020 Meet

Grants Pass Cancels 2020 Meet
Grants Pass Downs in Grants Pass, Oregon, has announced today that it has cancelled its 2020 spring racing season, which was scheduled to begin May 10.

Q-Racing Blog: Big Nights

Q-Racing Blog: Big Nights
Amid the world’s turmoil, trauma and anxiety, there are a few small bright spots in the form of Remington Park and Los Alamitos, where management has worked to keep horsemen racing, offering big stakes held in front of empty grandstands.

Remington Park & Los Alamitos to Continue Racing

Remington Park & Los Alamitos to Continue Racing
Racing at Remington Park will continue as planned under current restrictions after the Oklahoma Racing Commission confirmed today with the Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur that live horse racing is a product of agriculture.

2019 Champion Cartel Jess Rockin Retires

2019 Champion Cartel Jess Rockin Retires
Trainer John Cooper announced on Tuesday afternoon that Cartel Jess Rockin will not race in the Los Alamitos Oaks and will be retired after having successful surgery to repair a leg fracture that occurred during the running of her trial to the Los Alamitos Oaks on March 7.

NOTICE: Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1

NOTICE: Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1
Important notice for all horsemen entered into the 2020 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1.

BH Lisas Boy Retired

BH Lisas Boy Retired
Supreme Race Horse, multiple Grade 1 winner and fan favorite BH Lisas Boy has been retired by breeder, owner and trainer Bill Hoburg, reported TRACK Magazine on March 24.

Sam Houston Race Park Press Release

Sam Houston Race Park Press Release
Sam Houston Race Park statement regarding the Thoroughbred Meet and Quarter Horse Meet in 2020

Boyd Gaming Files Temporary Restraining Order

Boyd Gaming Files Temporary Restraining Order
Boyd Gaming has responded to the Louisiana State Racing Commission's order (see related story) on Friday (March 20) for all Louisiana racetracks to allow horses to move customarily between tracks to each trainer’s allocated stalls and to continue training.

Ronald Briley Passes Away

Ronald Briley Passes Away
Long-time Louisiana based Quarter Horse trainer Ronald Briley passed away of natural causes today at his home surrounded by his family at age 82.

Veterinarian Gets Eight Charges of Influencing Races in Texas

Veterinarian Gets Eight Charges of Influencing Races in Texas
A Bexar County grand jury has handed down a felony indictment against Dr. Justin Robinson, the veterinarian who in 2017 was named in connection with a series of Class 1 positives in Quarter Horse racing. Robinson was hit with eight charges related to illegal influence of a race outcome and administering a prohibited substance to horses between May 22, 2017 and June 17, 2017.

Ex-Racehorse Teams With High School Freshman For New Career

Ex-Racehorse Teams With High School Freshman For New Career
Ex-racehorse DM Legacy, a gelding by champion Carters Cartel, visited the winner’s circle after a nice victory at Los Alamitos for trainer Patricia Visscher and owners/breeders Edward and Theresa DeNike back in 2014.

LQHBA Board of Directors 2020 Election

LQHBA Board of Directors 2020 Election
Due to cancellation of the LQHBA Membership and Awards Banquet, the 2020 Board of Directors election will be conducted via mail. LQHBA members eligible to vote will receive a ballot via Fedex or regular mail.

AQHA Walk-In Service Temporarily Suspended

AQHA Walk-In Service Temporarily Suspended
AQHA will temporarily close to walk-in customers to protect the health and safety of AQHA customers, staff and the local community.

Sam Houston Race Park Cancels 2020 Quarter Horse Meet

Sam Houston Race Park Cancels 2020 Quarter Horse Meet
Sam Houston Race Park in Houston announced today that it will cancel the upcoming Quarter Horse meet, which was scheduled to begin on April 10, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Prairie Meadows Closes Temporarily

Prairie Meadows Closes Temporarily
In the best interest of our team members, guests, and the central Iowa community, we are temporarily closing Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel effective March 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. (CDT).

Remington Park Closes Casino

Remington Park Closes Casino
We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy entertainment experience for our patrons and employees. We have had no known cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Remington Park but have remained in close consultation with the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, which licenses and regulates our operations, and with Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt throughout the current public health challenge.

OQHRA Press Release

OQHRA Press Release
Today the OHRC and the Oklahoma City Mayor directed the Remington Park Casino and on-track betting room to close temporarily.

2020-2021 AQHA Executive Committee

2020-2021 AQHA Executive Committee
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 AQHA Convention, the AQHA Executive Committee has filled the vacancy on the Executive Committee per AQHA Bylaw Article IV Section 3.

LQHBA 2020 Membership & Awards Banquet Canceled

LQHBA 2020 Membership & Awards Banquet Canceled
LQHBA Board of Directors announced today they voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet due to concerns for the general public and its members related to guidance from National and State of Louisiana Health Officials in regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Louisiana Downs Announces Meet Leaders

Louisiana Downs Announces Meet Leaders
In response to growing concerns and state mandates regarding COVID-19, Harrah's Louisiana Downs announced that the remaining two days of the 2020 Quarter Horse meet have been canceled (see related story).

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