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Indiana Grand Offers Special Racing Experience

Indiana Grand Offers Special Racing Experience
For the third straight year, the Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) is hosting its popular event at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana. The event will follow a slightly altered program from past years and will include some afternoon and evening sessions, tagged with a new name "Grand Experience" in 2019.

Racing Returns to Cochise County Fairground May 18-19

Racing Returns to Cochise County Fairground May 18-19
According to Dominique Valenzuela, General Manager at the Cochise County Fairgrounds (CCF) in Douglas, Arizona, racing facilities at the fairgrounds have passed inspection from the Arizona Department of Gaming and horses will be racing Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19.

Fair Meadows Completes Renovations

Fair Meadows Completes Renovations
Fair Meadows at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma is putting the finishing touches on a $17.5 million two-year project that included a new barn with 138,000 square feet of space.

2019 Sunland Park Meet Leaders

2019 Sunland Park Meet Leaders
Manuel Gutierrez and Cynthia Gonzalez were honored Sunday on Sunland Park 2018-2019 live racing season closing day with the leading Quarter Horse jockey and training titles for the meet.

Early Opening for Ruidoso Downs

Early Opening for Ruidoso Downs
The summer Ruidoso Downs racing season begins earlier than previous years and the gates open on Friday (May 10) with the opening day highlighted by seven strong trials to the $116,840 Maiden Stakes.

First Andreini Scholarship Recipients Announced

First Andreini Scholarship Recipients Announced
The first class of John Andreini Scholarship recipients have been announced with six students receiving $1,000 each from the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation (AARDF).

Wyoming Youth Racing Experience

Wyoming Youth Racing Experience
Wyoming Downs is hosting a Youth Racing Experience on August 16-18 in Evanston, Wyoming.

50 Years of Quarter Horse Racing at Ajax Downs

50 Years of Quarter Horse Racing at Ajax Downs
In 1969 Alex Picov and his family opened the gates on their 65 acre family farm to friends and the community creating the Picov Downs "J" Track.

Champion Trainer Pat Thompson Memorial Services

Champion Trainer Pat Thompson Memorial Services
A memorial service was held Tuesday for L.R. "Pat" Thompson, 91 of Merino, Colorado, who trained numerous AQHA Racing champions. He passed away Wednesday, April 24. Pastor Jerry Bellis officiated the served at the Berean Church in Sterling. Pat was born April 21, 1928 in North Platte, Nebraska . He married Lorraine Harn on October 19, 1956.

Champion Sire Volcom Euthanized

Champion Sire Volcom Euthanized
Lazy E Ranch has reported that Volcom, a longtime stallion at the Guthrie, Oklahoma facility, was humanely euthanized today due to continuing effects of laminitis.

Ajax Downs Opens 50th Season

Ajax Downs Opens 50th Season
Hold on to your hats, the Quarter Horses are back! The 50th anniversary of Quarter Horse Racing at Ajax Downs kicks off Sunday May 5, the first of 25 exciting racing days and special events to celebrate half a century of the popular sport.

Century Mile Racetrack and Casino Opens for Live Racing

Century Mile Racetrack and Casino Opens for Live Racing
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, a new racetrack in Edmonton, Alberta Canada opened today (April 28) for live-racing.

Stakes Races Upgraded at Remington Park

Stakes Races Upgraded at Remington Park
Starting in 2020, Remington Park will have four Grade 1 stakes races during the American Quarter Horse / Paints / Appaloosas meet as the AQHA Graded Stakes Committee on Friday upgraded the Junos Request Stakes to top status.

AQHA Releases 2020 Graded Stakes List

AQHA Releases 2020 Graded Stakes List
The 2020 AQHA Graded Stakes have been approved and are now available at AQHA's website.

New Mexico Governor Names New Racing Commission

New Mexico Governor Names New Racing Commission
According to an AP report published in the San Francisco Chronicle today (Thursday) New Mexico's Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham-D has appointed a new racing commission to oversee the state's horse racing industry.

Michael Shamburg to Return as Zia Park Racing Secretary

Michael Shamburg to Return as Zia Park Racing Secretary
Michael Shamburg will be returning to Zia Park in New Mexico as new racing secretary for the 2019 racing season that kicks off Sept. 21. Shamburg previously served as racing secretary for Zia Park from 2008 to 2011. ©Coady Photography

Upgrades and Renovations Ready for Ruidoso Downs May Opening

Upgrades and Renovations Ready for Ruidoso Downs May Opening
The extensive upgrades and renovations at Ruidoso Downs begin when people first see the new Ruidoso Downs’ street sign and continue to the All American Turf Club and the Billy The Kid Casino. All of the improvements are ready for the May 10 opening of the Ruidoso Downs summer season.

H.C. "Bubba" Werner Jr. Passes Away

H.C. "Bubba" Werner Jr. Passes Away
H.C. Werner, Jr., a member of the Ruidoso Hall of Fame and former leading Quarter Horse trainer, died Friday (April 19) following a lengthy battle with cancer. Known among friends and in his profession by his boyhood nickname, "Bubba", he was 82.

Ruidoso Downs Opens For Training

Ruidoso Downs Opens For Training
The Ruidoso Downs summer racing season quickly approaches on May 10 and the track opened for training on Monday morning.

Annual Remington Park Free Health Screenings

Annual Remington Park Free Health Screenings
On Thursday, May 2nd a team of doctors and nurses will be available for health screenings and to answer medical questions at the Remington Park track kitchen in Oklahoma City.

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