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Canterbury Track Enjoys Handle Increases

Canterbury Track Enjoys Handle Increases
Canterbury Park enjoyed an increase in handle for it's just completed 69-day Quarter Horse Meet

Portland Meadows Celebrates 73 Years

Portland Meadows Celebrates 73 Years
The season of racing is getting ready for action at Portland Meadows as the Sept. 30th opening day draws near.

Total Handle Increases 24% During New Mexico State Fair

Total Handle Increases 24% During New Mexico State Fair
Albuquerque Downs registered a 24% increase in total wagering handle during the 11-day New Mexico State Fair portion of its 2018 Quarter Horse race meet.

Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Announces Rulebook Changes

Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Announces Rulebook Changes
Rulebook changes go into effect on Sept. 14 and have been posted on the OQHRA and OHRC websites.

Louisiana Goes Zero Tolerance on Clenbuterol

Louisiana Goes Zero Tolerance on Clenbuterol
Horsemen and women are reminded effective October 3, that Louisiana has gone to zero tolerance on clenbuterol for Quarter Horses.

Kentucky Commission May Finally Move On Application for Crobin Racetrack

Kentucky Commission May Finally Move On Application for Crobin Racetrack
Multiple sources within the Kentucky Racing Commission have confirmed that the commission may begin reviewing applications for two new racing licenses with a goal of taking official action by the end of 2018.

Fair Grounds Concludes 2018 Meet

Fair Grounds Concludes 2018 Meet
Jose Luis Sanchez III Earns First Training Title at Fair Grounds

Ruidoso Downs Concludes First Season Under New Ownership

Ruidoso Downs Concludes First Season Under New Ownership
Ruidoso Downs saw increases across the board for the 2018 meet

Changes to Albuquerque Downs' Live Racing Schedule

Changes to Albuquerque Downs' Live Racing Schedule
This week's start of the New Mexico State Fair will bring changes to live racing at Albuquerque Downs. © Coady Photography

Funeral Services for Col. Earl Lilley

Funeral Services for Col. Earl Lilley
Funeral serviced were held today (Thursday) for AQHA Director Emeritus Col. Earl A. Lilley, 97, of Emmett, Idaho, died August 28.

Delta Downs 2019 American Quarter Horse Season Dates

Delta Downs 2019 American Quarter Horse Season Dates
Delta Downs 2019 American Quarter Horse live 46-day season will run from April 19 through July 19

All American Futurity & Juvenile

All American Futurity & Juvenile
The long awaited $3,000,000 All American Quarter Horse Futurity-G1 ran Monday afternoon, as well as the $200,000 All American Juvenile. It was a full day of racing and events. Cheryl Pevehouse and her daughter Shawn Ellis sang the Star Spangled Banner to open the ceremony.

All American Countdown - Sunday

All American Countdown - Sunday
Cars overflowed to the highway at Ruidoso Downs Race Track Sunday afternoon for the All American Derby and several other prestigious Quarter Horse races. After the races were over the final day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale started over at the sale pavilion.

All American Countdown - Saturday

All American Countdown - Saturday
There were six Quarter Horse races scheduled for the day, including the $25,000 First Moonflash Stakes and the $20,000 Cesar Gomez Memorial. The second day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale resumed after racing was concluded, bringing in a total of $5,535,500.

All American Countdown - Friday

All American Countdown - Friday
The day began bright and early Friday with a few morning workouts at Ruidoso Downs followed by a full day of racing for All American enthusiasts to enjoy while gearing up for the big races. Later in the evening, people gathered at the sale barn for the first night of the 2018 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

All American Countdown - Thursday

All American Countdown - Thursday
The 2018 All American finals weekend got off to a good start. Thursday evening, hundreds lined the sale barn area to preview Lazy E Ranch’s 113 yearlings for the 2018 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale while the All American qualifiers dinner was happening over at Ruidoso Downs.

Prairie Meadows Inducts Derron Heldt, Lamont Marks, and Tom Benjamin into Hall of Fame

Prairie Meadows Inducts Derron Heldt, Lamont Marks, and Tom Benjamin into Hall of Fame
Prairie Meadows recently honored three longtime racing department employees. Vice President of Racing Derron Heldt, Tack Superintendent Lamont Marks, and Starter Tom Benjamin were inducted into Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame on Friday, August 10.

All American Futurity & Derby Countdown

All American Futurity & Derby Countdown
The 2018 All American Futurity & Derby weekend festivities are about to begin. Speedhorse will be showcasing the events as they unfold again this year with the Annual Speedhorse All American Countdown.

Lone Star Park Releases 2018 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

Lone Star Park Releases 2018 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule
"The world's fastest athletes are set to return to Lone Star Park for the 2018 Quarter Horse Season which begins Friday, September 21 and runs through Saturday, November 10.

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame to Add Four Members

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame to Add Four Members
The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Committee announced the Class of 2018 inductees.

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