The All American weekend festivities continued on Friday, September 2. More people started arriving to the mountain to attend the first day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Before the sale started there was racing down on the track. The Bill Reed Memorial Stakes was the only quarter horse stakes race on the program for the day.
Thursday kicked off the countdown to the 2016 All American Futurity Weekend. Mid morning Thursday, people gathered in the Turf club for the All American Futurity & Derby Draw & Brunch. Later in the evening guests attended the All American Futurity & Derby Dinner Banquet at the racetrack while the Lazy E Ranch Preview was happening up the road in the Sale Pavilion.
Ruidoso Downs hosted the trials for the All American Futurity-Grade 1 and All American Derby-G1 on August 19-21. Thirty trials were on tap for the futurity and thirteen trials to the Derby with the top ten times in each race advancing on to the finals on September 4.
Speedhorse Races ran at Fair Meadows in Tulsa on July 30th. The Grade 3 Speedhorse Quarter Horse Futurity was won by Accountably (American Runaway-Check The Account) while the Speedhorse Quarter Horse Derby was won by Card Games (Apollitical Jess-Stellar Shay). The Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity was won by Truck Yeah (SF Royal Quick Flash-Crazy Mother Trucker). It was a spectacular weekend of racing!
Usually, once a Triple Crown begins, only one horse has the opportunity to sweep all of the races. But following the Grade 1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Remington Park on June 4, two horses will have that chance because Ivoriona and PHQ Goodbye Earl dead-heated for first.
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) will make several charitable donations on Saturday, July 9 at Delta Downs. The well-attended event is the final night of the 2016 Quarter Horse racing season and will include several quality stakes...
The AQHA on March 29 announced the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees. The five individuals are: Marvin Barnes, Peter J. Cofrancesco III, Bobby D. Cox, Dick Monahan and Sandra Vaughn. The five horses are: Casey's Ladylove, Dashing Phoebe, Majestic Scotch, Strawfly Special and Zips Chocolate Chip.
A March 30 tornado injured several horses and damaged several stables, including the receiving barn, at the Cherokee Casino-Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma.
A key Florida Senate committee removed two massive gambling deals from its docket on Tuesday. These bills included “decoupling” of horse tracks from the casinos.
To Hialeah Horsemen: First of all let us say that all money for non tested horses has been released since day one. Florida statute 550.2415 is copied (1)(a) and (4) is highlighted for your review. You will notice that in (1)(a) and (4) the statute basically says the identity of the animal, trainer and owner and the test results of any “positive tests” are confidential for 10 days after the results have been reported to the director of the division OR administrative action has been commenced.
I desperately hope by now all of you have heard and are beginning to understand how devastating to Oklahoma's horse industry it will be if we end up with an Equine Herpes Virus outbreak like is underway in New Mexico. At Remington Park the track management is taking every precaution reasonably possible to insure there is no residual contamination before the horses arrive.
To date, at least 9 different herpes viruses are known to infect horses, according to Dr. Frank Cook, Research Associate Professor at the Maxwell Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky.
The sale wrapped up with day three of the 38th Annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale, beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. with hip numbers 615 through 917 selling.
Day two of the 38th Annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. with hip numbers 307 through 614 selling. Prior to the sale, a medication town-hall meeting hosted by the American Quarter Horse Association was held at 8:00 a.m. and OQHRA hosted a party immediately following the sale.
Day one of the 38th Annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. with auctioneers Danny Green, Randy Woodward and Justin Holmberg, and announcers Brian Rigby and Jayson Jackson selling hip numbers 1 through 306.
The 38th Annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale kicked off with the much-anticipated annual Pre-Sale Party hosted by Heritage Place. The party started at 5:00 p.m. with drinks and hors d'oeuvres and was followed by the AQHA Champion awards ceremony.
The 38th annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale and AQHA Champion announcements will be happening Wednesday January 20 through Saturday January 23.
Painted Turnpike (PYC Paint Your Wagon QH-High Class Turnpike, Royal Quick Flash) was named the first ever Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown winner on Oct. 30 after winning the final leg.
The grade 1 Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Trials ran on October 17, 2015. Entrants came from two states: Oklahoma and Texas.
Here in Texas, we take great pride in our state and all that it’s known for—our warm people, hot summers and hottest salsas; our wide-open spaces; our storied history; business opportunities; food; music; ranches and farms; and of course, cattle and horses.