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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Louisiana Downs Announces Its 2020 Stakes Schedule

Louisiana Downs Announces Its 2020 Stakes Schedule
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 Wrapps Up Inaugural Race Meet

Grants Pass Downs Wrapps Up Inaugural Race Meet
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 Set For Utah Horseman Kirk Favero

Funeral Services Set For Utah Horseman Kirk Favero
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.

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