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AQHA Permanently Cancels 2020 Convention

AQHA Permanently Cancels 2020 Convention
On March 9, the American Quarter Horse Association cancelled the 2020 AQHA Convention, due to rapidly escalating health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Los Alamitos: COVID-9 Update

Los Alamitos: COVID-9 Update
Under strong recommendation from California Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Alamitos Race Course will reluctantly close to the public for live racing and simulcasting effective today.

Lone Star Park: COVID-19

Lone Star Park: COVID-19
Lone Star Park releases a note to guests and patrons today in reference to the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Sam Houston to Race Without Spectators

Sam Houston to Race Without Spectators
In a statement released tonight (Thursday) to race fans, Sam Houston Race Park Vice-President & General Manager Dwight Berube said due to COVID-19 outbreak concerns, Harris County Judge Hidalgo recommended that large public gatherings of 250+ people should be cancelled.

2020 Ruidoso Downs Season Opens Memorial Day Weekend

2020 Ruidoso Downs Season Opens Memorial Day Weekend
Ruidoso Downs Race Track kicks off its summer racing season over Memorial Day Weekend when live racing begins on Friday, May 22.

2020 AQHA Convention CANCELLED

2020 AQHA Convention CANCELLED
The American Quarter Horse Association has cancelled the 2020 AQHA Convention, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The convention was originally scheduled for March 13-16 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The cancellation of the 2020 AQHA Convention follows the rise in confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and recent announcements of organizations and companies initiating travel bans worldwide.

Randy Evers Named President of Grants Pass Downs

Randy Evers Named President of Grants Pass Downs
Oregon's Grants Pass Downs has named racing industry veteran Randy Evers its new president. Evers will be responsible for overseeing racing operations and executing the organization's vision to establish Grants Pass Downs as a top tier racing destination on the West Coast.

$3.2 Million Distributed To Wyoming Breeder Awards Fund

$3.2 Million Distributed To Wyoming Breeder Awards Fund
Oregon's Grants Pass Downs has named racing industry veteran Randy Evers its new president. Evers will be responsible for overseeing racing operations and executing the organization's vision to establish Grants Pass Downs as a top tier racing destination on the West Coast.

The Sarah In Sarah-Toga

The Sarah In Sarah-Toga
Looking Back - An excerpt from July 1982 issue - "She created her own image and then made darned certain she lived up to it every inch of the way."

Record Purses at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Record Purses at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Quarter Horse racing in the state of Indiana has reached new levels in 2020. The 18th season of action at Indiana Grand, which gets underway Tuesday, April 14, will feature the most money ever offered for the sprinters in the 24-year history of pari-mutuel Quarter Horse racing in the state of Indiana.

AQHA Opens First Satellite Office in OKC

AQHA Opens First Satellite Office in OKC
The American Quarter Horse Association has opened their first satellite office in Oklahoma City. The first permanent service center, outside of the Amarillo, is located at Heritage Place Sales Company on 2829 South MacArthur Blvd. in Oklahoma City, OK.

Sarah Henderson Passes Away

Sarah Henderson Passes Away
Sarah Henderson was about as far from conventional as the pendulum can swing, which is why her family and friends decided a conventional obituary would be just totally inappropriate. So, no apologies are offered for those who may be uncomfortable with the non-traditional.

Purse Increase Anticipated for Sam Houston QH Meet

Purse Increase Anticipated for Sam Houston QH Meet
Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2020 Quarter Horse racing season on Friday, April 10. The 23-day meet continues through Saturday, May 30.

Longtime Jockey Richard Gamez Dies After Fall at Rillito Park

Longtime Jockey Richard Gamez Dies After Fall at Rillito Park
Jockey Richard Gamez died after falling from his mount during a race at Rillito Park Racetrack on Sunday.

SunRay 2020 Season Begins April 24

SunRay 2020 Season Begins April 24
SunRay Park, located in Farmington, New Mexico, is set to open its 2020 live racing season on April 24.

CHRB's New Medication Cutoff Rule

CHRB's New Medication Cutoff Rule
New medication rules are going into effect in California tightening what already are the strictest drug regulations in North American horse racing.

Equine Wellness Program Rillito Park

Equine Wellness Program Rillito Park
One of the first programs of its kind in the country, Rillito Race Track implemented an Equine Wellness Program during the 2019 Winter Meet.

Memorial Service Set for Charles Leggett

Memorial Service Set for Charles Leggett
A memorial service for longtime Oklahoma horseman Charles Leggett, 82, will be held Monday (March 2). Leggett passed away Monday, February 24.

Stel Corona Passes Away

Stel Corona Passes Away
Burns Ranch reported today their multiple stakes winner and multiple champion sire Stel Corona died suddenly today. He was 20-year-old.

Ron Hartley Celebration of Life Being Held March 19

Ron Hartley Celebration of Life Being Held March 19
A celebration of life in honor of Ron Hartley will be held in the Vessels Club at Los Alamitos Race Course on Thursday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m.

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