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.
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.
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.
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
The American Quarter Horse Association is committed to the welfare of horses, as well as the integrity of American Quarter Horse racing.
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.
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) reminds Ohio horsemen that the new therapeutic medication resolution for regulatory thresholds takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
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.
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.
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
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.
Three-time AQHA champion jockey Cody Jensen has announced that he will be retiring at the end of 2019.
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
You would be hard pressed to find an announcer more closely identified with a racetrack than Ed Burgart and Los Alamitos Race Course.
The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program Symposium will kick off on Monday, December 9, and runs through the 11th.
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.
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.
The 2020 Quarter Horse racing season will get underway at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, January 4. The 46-day meet will include 12 stakes highlighted by the first official futurity of the year, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on Saturday, March 14.
Grants Pass Downs, Oregon's premier horse racing track, concluded its first commercial meet on November 4, following a successful seven-week run of Sunday and Monday racing. The meet, which began September 22, carded 123 races over 14 dates and drew about 25,000 racing fans to Grants Pass Downs. Hundreds of horsemen from around Oregon and across the West participated, with competitors coming from as far away as South Dakota.
Funeral services for Utah horseman Thomas Kirk Favero will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 at the Taylor Stake Center, 2200 South 4300 West in Taylor, Utah. Photo Courtesy of Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemetaries.