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All American Qualifiers

All American Qualifiers
The highly anticipated All American festivities are well on their way. 2019's events started with this past weekend's qualifiers and will continue next Thursday. See qualifier photos here and stay tuned for the All American Countdown.

Lawsuit Targets New Mexico Horse Racing

Lawsuit Targets New Mexico Horse Racing
A horse owner and a trainer from Texas filed a lawsuit claiming officials in New Mexico are failing to follow their own policies and regulations in overseeing the state's multimillion-dollar racing industry.

Indiana Grand Set To Make History

Indiana Grand Set To Make History
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will make history Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 as it becomes the first Sports Book in the state. A special pep rally will lead into the commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Winner’s Circle Race, Sports, Pub.

Former Quarter Horse Jockey Randy Romero Passes Away

Former Quarter Horse Jockey Randy Romero Passes Away
Thoroughbred Hall of Fame jockey Randy Paul Romero died August 28 following decades-long battle with severe health issues. He was 61.

Deena Pitman Named IHRC Executive Director

Deena Pitman Named IHRC Executive Director
After conducting a nation-wide search of qualified candidates, members of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission named Deena Pitman as its newest Executive Director. Pitman replaces Mike Smith, who announced plans for retirement earlier this year.

Midday News Wins Shake for All American Derby

Midday News Wins Shake for All American Derby
Ruidoso Downs reported this morning (Monday) that Midday News won the shake for the 10th and final spot in the Grade 1, $1,550,855 All American Derby.

Albuquerque Downs' Jockeys Visit Children's Hospital

Albuquerque Downs' Jockeys Visit Children's Hospital
Ten jockeys currently riding at Albuquerque Downs, accompanied by track chaplain Donald Stover, visited the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque on Thursday, August 15.

Memorial Service for Debbie Schauf

Memorial Service for Debbie Schauf
A memorial services for Debara Kay Schauf, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Place, 2829 South MacArthur, Oklahoma City, OK.

Champion Flying Cowboy 123 Standing at Bob Moore in 2020

Champion Flying Cowboy 123 Standing at Bob Moore in 2020
Paragon Farms, LLC's grade 1 champion Flying Cowboy 123 will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Bob Moore Farms near Norman, Oklahoma it was announced today.

2019 Heritage Place Yearling Sale

2019 Heritage Place Yearling Sale
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale consignors who advertised with us. This Flipping Book will let you get a preview of their horses before the sale. The Heritage Place Yearling sale is September 19-20

New Mexico Racing Commission Open Letter

New Mexico Racing Commission Open Letter
The New Mexico Racing Commission announced on August 12 that horses previously trained by Trey Wood will be allowed to run in the trials to the All American Futurity, but under the care of their new trainers. The trials are slated to be contested on August 16-17 at Ruidoso Downs. Below is an August 13 open letter addressed to the "The Racing Community" from the NMRC, explaining the commission’s decision to allow those horses to run in the trials.

OQHRA Executive Director Debbie Schauf Dies

OQHRA Executive Director Debbie Schauf Dies
Debbie Schauf, executive director of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, died earlier today (Aug. 11).

2019 Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame

2019 Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame
The three most accomplished jockeys in the 30-year history of this Altoona, Iowa racetrack –Alex Birzer, Glenn Corbett, and vTerry Thompson– were inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame along with champion Quarter Horse Ajs High on Saturday August 10, 2019.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Donates $100,000

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Donates $100,000
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is donating $100,000 to be distributed between the El Paso Community Foundation’s El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund.

Upcoming Performance Horse Sales

Upcoming Performance Horse Sales
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Performance Horse Sale consignors who advertise with us. This Flipping Book will let you get a preview of their horses before the sales.

Evangeline Downs Prepping for 2019 Quarter Horse Season

Evangeline Downs Prepping for 2019 Quarter Horse Season
Evangeline Downs will be conduction its 2019 American Quarter Horse season with 46 racing days scheduled to be run on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule from Friday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 14.

Blue Ribbon Downs Reunion

Blue Ribbon Downs Reunion
A Blue Ribbon Downs reunion of horsemen, jockeys, parimutuel tellers, vets and anyone else who has a "family" tie to the first parimutuel racetrack in Oklahoma will be held August 10

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.

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