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LQHBA Scholarship Fund Assists Two Students

LQHBA Scholarship Fund Assists Two Students
A thrilling day of Quarter Horse racing took place Saturday, March 16 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. Hh Gailforce won the prestigious $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2), the first official test for 2-year-olds in the country and Tdz Louisiana Toast was an impressive champion in the $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby. © Hodges Photography/Ann Switalski

AQHA Reiterates Position on Race-Day Medication Use

AQHA Reiterates Position on Race-Day Medication Use
On March 14, a press release from The Stronach Group announced that its California tracks, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, would implement a zero tolerance for race-day medication. The sole race-day medication permitted in California is Salix, also commonly called Lasix.

Montana Bill Explores Historical Horse Racing

Montana Bill Explores Historical Horse Racing
A bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Blasdel-R Kalispell to study historical horse racing, which had been pulled from defeat two earlier and brought back to the floor, was tentatively approved by the Montana state Senate 26-23.

OQHRA Hair Testing Collection Updated Schedule

OQHRA Hair Testing Collection Updated Schedule
Starting Monday (March 18) OQHRA Hair Testing Collection at Remington Park will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am thru 2:00pm. (No Collection on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday).

Statement of RCI President Martin on Re-introduction of Barr-Tonko Bill

Statement of RCI President Martin on Re-introduction of Barr-Tonko Bill
REACTION AND STATEMENT OF ARCI PRESIDENT ED MARTIN ON REINTRODUCTION OF THE BARR-TONKO LEGISLATION:

Star-Studded Lineup Scheduled for 2019 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Star-Studded Lineup Scheduled for 2019 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
he legendary Ray Benson’s Asleep at the Wheel leads the featured concerts scheduled for a landmark 30th annual edition of Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium held on October 10-13 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.

Sam Houston Park Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule

Sam Houston Park Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule
Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 Quarter Horse racing season on Friday, April 12. The 20-day meet continues through Saturday, May 25.

2019 Stakes Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

2019 Stakes Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
A total of 19 stakes will be highlighted during the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The stakes, totaling more than $1.5 million, will be spread throughout the 120-day race meet that includes both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing with six nights dedicated to all-Quarter Horse action.

Longtime Horseman Henry "Butch" Southway Passes Away

Longtime Horseman Henry "Butch" Southway Passes Away
Funeral services are set Saturday for Henry "Butch" Southway, co-owner of AQHA Racing Champion Hotstepper, who passed away at the age of 77 last Thursday (March 7) in El Paso, Texas.

2019 AQHA Hall of Fame Inductees Honored in Ft. Worth

2019 AQHA Hall of Fame Inductees Honored in Ft. Worth
The 2019 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet on March 10 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. © AQHA

LQHBA Announces Its 2018 Champions

LQHBA Announces Its 2018 Champions
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is pleased to announce the 2018 association’s annual Champions. Each of the recipients will be honored at the annual LQHBA Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13 at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

2019-2020 AQHA Executive Committee Elected at AQHA Convention in Fort Worth

2019-2020 AQHA Executive Committee Elected at AQHA Convention in Fort Worth
From left: Member Dr. Scott Myers, First Vice President F.E. "Butch" Wise, President Stan Weaver, Second Vice President Norman Luba and Member Kenneth Banks. © AQHA

2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle Retired From Racing

2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle Retired From Racing
AQHA Past-President Johnny Trotter confirmed over the weekend his 2018 AQHA Racing World Champion Bodacious Eagle has been retired from racing and is now being trained for "Halter" by Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas.

Quarter Horse Trainer Toby Keeton Injured at Remington Park

Quarter Horse Trainer Toby Keeton Injured at Remington Park
Leading Quarter Horse trainer Toby Keeton is recovering in the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City following an accident Sunday morning at Remington Park.

Les Barlow Passes Away

Les Barlow Passes Away
Funeral services for Leslie "Les" Phillip Barlow, 72, of Idaho Falls, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, (March 11) at the Idaho Falls Park Taylor Ward, 1291 W. 6500 S. in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Bishop Jes Hurst, will officiate. © Courtesy Wood Funeral Home

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.

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