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Turf Paradise to Begin Pre-Race Vet Exams

Turf Paradise to Begin Pre-Race Vet Exams
Turf Paradise announced plans to start giving pre-race veterinary examinations to all horses in an attempt to curb a recent rise in fatalities.

Regulation, Testing Emphasized at Vet Conference

Regulation, Testing Emphasized at Vet Conference
An emphasis on regulating medication and developing enforcement strategies marked the second and final day of the Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE19) presented by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., March 4-5.

Allred Offers to Run Santa Anita Race Dates at Los Alamitos

Allred Offers to Run Santa Anita Race Dates at Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos Race Course owner Ed Allred presented an offer to the California Horse Racing Board to run races at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress should the suspension of racing at Santa Anita Park continue for an extended period of time.

History is Made at RFD-TV's The American Finals

History is Made at RFD-TV's The American Finals
It's a cold night in Arlington, Texas but The American’s newly crowned champions brought the heat inside AT&T Stadium. RFD-TV’s 2019 The American Rodeo Finals concluded this evening after the event’s sixth year.

Purse Increases for Louisiana Downs

Purse Increases for Louisiana Downs
Harrah's Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce that overnight purses have been increased by $1,200 for the remainder of the 2019 Quarter Horse meet. The adjustment was implemented on Saturday, March 2 and will continue through the conclusion of the racing season on Wednesday, March 20.

Jesus Rio Ayala Successful in February

Jesus Rio Ayala Successful in February
Since his breakthrough campaign in 2016, jockey Jesus Rios Ayala has been the epitome of consistency at Los Alamitos Race Course.

Jockey Elias Gutierrez Injured in Fall at Rillito Park

Jockey Elias Gutierrez Injured in Fall at Rillito Park
Jockey Elias Gutierrez suffered injuries on Sunday when his mount stumbled at the 8th pole in the Rillito Derby and causing the rider to fall.

De Alba Saddles First Starter at Santa Anita

De Alba Saddles First Starter at Santa Anita
Former Los Alamitos leading Quarter Horse jockey Cesar De Alba began his racehorse training career by saddling Pied N True to a second place finish in Saturday's third race at Santa Anita, a $16,000 claiming event for fillies and mares at 6 furlongs. © CDA Racing

Spike In Corticosteroid Tests Highlights Growing Pains in New Mexico - The Paulick Report

Spike In Corticosteroid Tests Highlights Growing Pains in New Mexico - The Paulick Report
Change is never easy, even when it's for the better. Horsemen and officials in New Mexico have been learning that the hard way over the past few months. In June 2018, the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) began a new drug testing contract with a new laboratory and, almost immediately, saw a rise in corticosteroid overages. In the 685 days before the switch, New Mexico had 52 corticosteroid overages. In the first 73 days of the new contract, it had 34.

Looking Back - The Speedhorse Legacy

Looking Back - The Speedhorse Legacy
Walt Wiggins Jr. and others reminisce about Speedhorse founder Walt Wiggins Sr. and the magazine’s rich history and lasting legacy

Wyoming Downs Second Annual Mixed Horse Sale

Wyoming Downs Second Annual Mixed Horse Sale
Wyoming Downs Racetrack in Evanston, Wyoming has set its second annual “Select Mixed Horse Sale” for August 3, 2019 immediately following the track’s race day at approximately 5:30 p.m. © Wyoming Downs

Mr Jess Perry & J.E. Jumonville Jr. to be Inducted Into 2019 LQHBA Hall of Fame

Mr Jess Perry & J.E. Jumonville Jr. to be Inducted Into 2019 LQHBA Hall of Fame
Outstanding Louisiana Quarter Horse breeder and owner, J. E. Jumonville, Jr. and exceptional racehorse and stallion Mr Jess Perry will be inducted into this year’s Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Hall of Fame.

Remington Park Opening Night Gala

Remington Park Opening Night Gala
Remington Park is proud to host the first Opening Night Gala to benefit our charitable partners. The Opening Night Gala is set for Friday, March 8 at 6pm, in conjunction with the beginning of the 2019 American Quarter Horse Season.

Bill Seeks to Legalize Betting on Horse Racing in Utah

Bill Seeks to Legalize Betting on Horse Racing in Utah
According to an article by Bob Bernick and Bryn Schott published on the utahpolicy.com website, a bill sponsored by Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, will give Utah counties the option of allowing horse track racing and betting.

OQHRA Legislative Steak Feed Rescheduled March 26

OQHRA Legislative Steak Feed Rescheduled March 26
he annual OQHRA Legislative Steak Feed scheduled tonight (Feb. 19) in Oklahoma City has been canceled due to expected inclement weather in the OKC area.

Country Boy 123 Earns Third Straight Horse of the Year Title

Country Boy 123 Earns Third Straight Horse of the Year Title
The class of 2018 in Quarter Horse racing in Ontario was honored Feb. 16 at Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Awards Banquet at Ajax Convention Centre

2019 Indiana Grand Quarter Horse Racing Stakes Schedule

2019 Indiana Grand Quarter Horse Racing Stakes Schedule
The $150,000-added Gordon Mobley Futurity in June and the $150,000-added Miss Roxie Little Futurity in October will anchor a strong QHRAI stakes schedule at Indiana Grand Race Course and Casino this year.

Indiana Commission to Consider Prohibiting Albuterol for Quarter Horses

Indiana Commission to Consider Prohibiting Albuterol for Quarter Horses
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission will consider adopting rules which add Albuterol to the list of prohibited substances for American Quarter Horses racing in Indiana.

Lawmaker Pushes Bill to Abolish Arizona Horse Racing Commission

Lawmaker Pushes Bill to Abolish Arizona Horse Racing Commission
Rep. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge this week submitted a bill to abolish the Arizona State Racing Commission just as Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of a new member to the board that regulates Arizona horse racing.

AAEP Foundation Celebrates 25 Years as Advocate for Horse Welfare

AAEP Foundation Celebrates 25 Years as Advocate for Horse Welfare
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the AAEP Foundation, an organization whose commitment to the equine and veterinary communities profoundly impacts the health and welfare of horses across the globe.

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