Seven countries will be represented Saturday for the sixth annual World Jockey Challenge. A total of 36 jockeys, both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse, are slated to ride and will accumulate points for their individual countries by finishing among the top four during the 10-race card that begins at 6:15 p.m.
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) will award a $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships to further the education of Louisiana students on Saturday, July 6 at Delta Downs. The final night of the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season will feature several quality stakes, including the $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) and the $308,863 Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby (RG3).
The California legislature approved a bill that would grant the California Horse Racing Board the authority to suspend or move racing days without a 10-day public notice period. Photo © David McNew/Getty Images
Emily Brodbeck, the Masked Rider for Texas Tech University and Fearless Champion, will be at Ruidoso Downs for "Red Raider Weekend." © Courtesy Texas Tech
Arizona Downs has informed employees and horsemen that the racetrack's summer season is being suspended due to ongoing issues in the battle for fair and equal access to out-of-state racing signals for its Off Track Betting (OTB) system. Pending additional financing, the final live race days for the 2019 summer meet are June 22 and 23.
Delta Downs Racing announced today that due to the cancellation of live racing on Wednesday, June 19, they will host 12-race programs beginning Saturday, June 29 thru closing night, Saturday, July 6.
Funeral services for American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Marvin Willhite, 88, will be held today (June 18) at 2 p.m. (MDT) at the Holly United Methodist Church. Willhite died Wednesday, June 12 at the Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, Colorado. © Courtesy Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel
E.D. "Tooter" Calvert, 81, of Denton, died Tuesday (June 11) at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Denton. Funeral service will be held at 2pm Monday (June 17) at Gateway United Baptist Church in Denton, Texas. Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Old Alton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (June 16) at Gateway United Baptist Church.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a piece of legislation last week that will benefit the Texas racing industry.
The family of Ruidoso Race Horse Hall Of Famer H.C. "Bubba" Werner have announced that a race at Ruidoso Downs on the July 4th card will be named in honor of the longtime trainer.
Services are set Wednesday for longtime Quarter Horse owner Jim Pitts, 82, of Wichita Falls. He passed away Sunday, June 9.
Political Attraction won three stakes races in three starts during the 2019 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season, culminating in a victory over a multiple AQHA World Champion in the Remington Park Championship, thus being named Horse of the Meeting. Photo by Dustin Orona
The end of the 2019 breeding and foaling season leaves Indiana Quarter Horse breeders already thinking about the 2020 foaling season with the mare registration deadline looming on July 1. Any mare that has been bred for an Indiana-bred foal in 2020 must be residing in the state of Indiana and registered with the Indiana Quarter Horse Breed Development Program by July 1, 2019. The mare must remain in the state from July 1 through foaling. © Coady Photography
Now that the calendar page has turned to the month of June, let's recognize the horsemen that set the pace in the standings during the month of May at Los Alamitos Race Course. - © Los Alamitos
Trainer Eddie Willis was dominant in the early part of this decade, winning five consecutive training titles at Remington Park from 2010-2014. - Photo by Dustin Orona Photography
Champion and champion sire First Moonflash SI 122 was euthanized today (May 29) due to complications from laminitis. The young sire had been battling laminitis and he was humanely put down. © Coady Photography
The American Humane Rescue team, first to serve in saving and sheltering animals for more than 100 years, has deployed with a veterinarian, trained swift and floodwater responders, rescue boats, critical medical and sheltering supplies, and one of its giant 50-foot animal rescue vehicles to save animals caught in the deadly Oklahoma floods.
Four of the six winners of a John Andreini Scholarship from the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation (AARDF) were present for a presentation at Ruidoso Downs on Monday. © Jake Rogers/Ruidoso Downs
Horseman Robert “Bob” F. Pulse of Yakima, Washington, died May 7, 2019, a day before his 93rd birthday.
Year-round horse racing returns to Arizona on Memorial Day weekend when the newly renovated Arizona Downs racetrack kicks off its inaugural summer racing season.