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Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Saturday, September 26

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Saturday, September 26
Day three of the 37th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26 with hip numbers 591 through 895 selling.

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Friday, September 25

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Friday, September 25
Many sale attendees came out early Friday morning to hear an update given by Texas Quarter Horse Association Director of Racing Rob Werstler concerning the racing situation in Texas. After the meeting, day two of the 37th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. without a hitch.

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Thursday, September 24

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Thursday, September 24
As promised by the power company, the lights were back on Thursday morning after Wednesday’s electrical mishap. Day One of the 37th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. with auctioneers Danny Green and Randy Woodward.

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Wednesday, September 23

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Wednesday, September 23
The 37th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale kicked off with a bang... literally. The PreSale party started at 5:00 p.m. the evening before the big event. Just as the party got started, an oilfield truck across the street hooked a power line and pulled down 4 poles.

House Rules at Albuquerque

House Rules at Albuquerque
The Downs at Albuquerque institutes strict regulations for stakes qualifiers. There is nothing like personal experience to make reality hit home. The owner and CEO of The Downs At Albuquerque speaks from experience.

All American Weekend - Day 1 - Monday, Sept. 7

All American Weekend - Day 1 - Monday, Sept. 7
The traffic was moving slow Monday getting to Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Labor Day for the long awaited $3,000,000 All American Quarter Horse Futurity-G1. There were 12 races scheduled at Ruidoso Downs, but race 11 was the one everyone had been waiting for.

All American Weekend - Day 2 - Sunday, Sept. 6

All American Weekend - Day 2 - Sunday, Sept. 6
Cars overflowed to the highway at Ruidoso Downs Race Track Sunday afternoon! Shuttles were running nonstop to take race enthusiasts to and from the track for a big day of racing. After the races were over the third day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale started at 6:00 p.m.

All American Weekend - Day 3 - Saturday, Sept. 5

All American Weekend - Day 3 - Saturday, Sept. 5
There was a full day of racing at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday. There were three quarter horse races scheduled for the day - the All American Gold Cup, the Bill Reed Memorial and a two-year-old maiden race. Later that evening the second day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale resumed after racing was concluded.

All American Weekend - Day 4 - Friday, September 4

All American Weekend - Day 4 - Friday, September 4
The day began bright and early with a few morning workouts at Ruidoso Downs. Later in the day, Ruidoso Downs had a full day of racing for All American enthusiasts to enjoy gearing up for the big races. Later that evening the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale took place at the sale pavilion.

All American Weekend - Day 5 - Thursday, Evening

All American Weekend - Day 5 - Thursday, Evening
Hundreds lined the sale barn area at Ruidoso Downs Thursday evening to preview Lazy E's 125 Yearlings for the 2015 Sale. While Lazy E was having their yearling preview the All American Qualifiers were enjoying a dinner that began with a cocktail hour in the Ruidoso Downs Race Horse Hall of Fame.

All American Weekend - Day 5 - Thursday Morning

All American Weekend - Day 5 - Thursday Morning
The 2015 All American Finals Weekend got off to a good start. Early Thursday morning people gathered to take a sneak peak at the yearlings in the sale barn while others attended the All American brunch and post position draw.

All American Futurity Qualifiers

All American Futurity Qualifiers
A total of 326 two-year-old Quarter Horses entered 34 trials to the $3,000,000 All American Futurity-G1 at Ruidoso Downs. The trials were contested over two days, Aug. 21-22, with 17 heats run each day.

All American Juvenile Qualifiers

All American Juvenile Qualifiers
A total of 326 two-year-old Quarter Horses entered the $3,000,000 All American Futurity-G1 at Ruidoso Downs. From 34 trials over two days, Aug. 21-22, only the 10 fastest made it and the next ten fastest were invited back to the make up Juvenile with an increased purse of $200,000.

All American Derby Qualifiers

All American Derby Qualifiers
A total of 12 trials to the Grade 1 All American Derby were held on Aug. 23 at Ruidoso Downs. The three year olds with the 10 fastest times earned a starting spot in the $2,378,383 All American Derby on Sept. 6.

2015 NM Bred Sale

2015 NM Bred Sale
The New Mexico-Bred Sale, which was held Aug. 21-22 at the Ruidoso Downs Sales Pavilion, was split into two sessions. Quarter Horse yearlings sold Friday and Thoroughbreds sold Saturday. There were, however, several Quarter Horse mares that sold on Saturday as well.

Faces at Ruidoso

Faces at Ruidoso
The Village of Ruidoso welcomed some of Quarter Horse Racing’s most avid fans the weekend of August 21-23, 2015. Families of up to four and five generations met at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack as spectators and participants in the qualifying heats for the richest races of the summer.

Speedhorse Triple Crown

Speedhorse Triple Crown
The Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown awards two Champions - The Triple Crown Champion and The High Point Champion. 2015 marks the fourth year of the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown.

Speedhorse Races

Speedhorse Races
Butch Parsons of Nocona, Texas, has fun racing one or two horses a year, something the 72-year-old has done since the late 1960s. It doesn’t get more enjoyable than the evening he spent recently at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when his Fast N Fancy captured the Speedhorse Futurity-G3 in dramatic fashion.

Remington Park Ends 2015 Meet, Declares Champions

Remington Park Ends 2015 Meet, Declares Champions
Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, set record statistics for the 2015 Quarter Horse season, the longest Quarter Horse meet at 51 race days.

Matt Crawford Named Director of Racing at Canterbury Park

Matt Crawford Named Director of Racing at Canterbury Park
Canterbury Park Racetrack has hired Matt Crawford to be its director of racing and racing secretary.

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