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2016 OQHRA Champions

2016 OQHRA Champions
The 2016 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association Champion Banquet took place on February 18 at the Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Photos are by: Susan Bachelor

Put Kansas Back in the Winner’s Circle

Put Kansas Back in the Winner’s Circle
Support legislation to create tax parity between state-owned/protected casinos and privately-owned and operated racetracks. The simple change would impact jobs and generate revenues.

Oklahoma Medication Issues Discussed in Historic Meeting

Oklahoma Medication Issues Discussed in Historic Meeting
Hosted by the Oklahoma QHRA, the meeting covered several topics. The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association organized a medication meeting, which was held on Friday at Heritage Place.

Happy Trails Children's Foundation Holding Drawing For Red Ryder Saddle

Happy Trails Children's Foundation Holding Drawing For Red Ryder Saddle
Formed in 1982, the nonprofit foundation helps children in crisis with a mission to hinder the rising tide of child abuse, neglect, abandonment and death

2016 AQHA Champions

2016 AQHA Champions
The 38th Annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale kicked off with the much-anticipated annual Pre-Sale Party hosted by Heritage Place. The 2016 AQHA Champion announcements began at 6:00 p.m. and included a webcast for those who could not attend.

The Allred Bros. Influence

The Allred Bros. Influence
If you have been around quarter horse racing for any length of time and you hear the name Allred Brothers you automatically think of successful Quarter Horse racing. The Allred Brothers—Harvey, Dale and Jerry, now all deceased—parlayed their 50-plus years of racehorse breeding and racing into an induction to the AQHA Hall of Fame because of their success in this endeavor.

Equine Health: Care of Older Horses

Equine Health: Care of Older Horses
Research continues to discover more about ways to keep older horses healthy, and we’ve learned a lot about geriatric horse care in the past several decades. Fifty years ago, most horsemen considered a horse “old” by age twenty, but today we often see horses continuing athletic careers into their late twenties and enjoying retirement in their thirties. Longevity is partly genetic (just as in humans), but also partly due to good care.

2017 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees

2017 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees
2017 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees January 13, 2017 Embassy Suites, Oklahoma City, OK

The Tail Female Line & Inbreeding

The Tail Female Line & Inbreeding
The study of the tail female line is an ongoing part of pedigree research. The tail female line is that bottom line on a bracket pedigree. It starts with the horse’s dam and flows along that bottom line ending with the taproot mare, which is the foundation of that tail female line.

Hauling: Minimizing Transport Stress in Horses

Hauling: Minimizing Transport Stress in Horses
All horses are stressed by travel, especially if it involves a long time in transport, but some are stressed more than others. The circumstances of shipping may make a difference in the level of stress.

Imperial Eagle Fulfills His Destiny

Imperial Eagle Fulfills His Destiny
It was certainly their turn to achieve the All American dream, and they made the most of their opportunity, fulfilling their destiny to win this race

A Pedigree Pattern For The Ages

A Pedigree Pattern For The Ages
One of the common pedigree patterns we see in our horses is what can be stated in simple terms as “Returning the blood.” Returning the blood is based on breeding mares to a stallion that carry the blood of the stallion’s dam.

Fire Water Flit aka "Milo"

Fire Water Flit aka "Milo"
Fire Water Flit took his famous bloodlines with his limited show record and proved that he was a great sire.

Jess Good Candy and the 2015 All American Pedigree

Jess Good Candy and the 2015 All American Pedigree
A win in the All American Futurity has a sweetness that is only savored by a few people. You might say it is the sweetest candy you can enjoy as a winner, allowing you to join this elite club. It becomes even sweeter when the winner is a homebred. So, when Jess Good Candy, the 2015 All American Futurity-G1 winner, crossed the finish line, he brought a special sweetness to the family of his breeder, the late Carl C. Pevehouse.

Riding Herd: Part 2

Riding Herd: Part 2
Cue the racetrack outriders: It’s their job to prevent all the wrecks that they can and to minimize those that they can’t.

Riding Herd: Part 1

Riding Herd: Part 1
The show must go on, but not without outriders and pony horses. It’s the job of the pony horses, outriding horses and their riders to get the race horses on and off the track with as little risk and limited danger as possible.

Los Alamitos Equine Sale - Day 2

Los Alamitos Equine Sale - Day 2
Day two of the 12th Annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, October 4 with hip numbers 162 through 322. Sales were up for the day compared to day one’s totals.

Los Alamitos Equine Sale, Day 1

Los Alamitos Equine Sale, Day 1
Day one of the 12th Annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale, the west coast's premier sale of Quarter Horse Yearlings & Mixed Stock, kicked off Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with auctioneers Keith Babb and Associates overseeing the sale of hip numbers 1 through 161.

Crossover Connection

Crossover Connection
Looking at the influence of racing stallions such as Dash Ta Fame, Dash For Cash, Easy Jet, Ivory James, Judge Cash, PYC Paint Your Wagon and Tres Seis

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Saturday, September 24

Heritage Place Yearling Sale - Saturday, September 24
Day three of the 38th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24 with hip numbers 558 through 834 selling.

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