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John Hamilton & Luis Vivanco Share Riding Title at Evangeline Downs

John Hamilton & Luis Vivanco Share Riding Title at Evangeline Downs
Luis Vivanco (shown aboard Mpshinning) caught up to John Hamilton on the final night of racing to tie for Evangeline Downs' leading rider title. © Coady Photography

Flash And Roll & Bodacious Eagle Make Big Moves in the Polls

Flash And Roll & Bodacious Eagle Make Big Moves in the Polls
After a big weekend of racing at Los Alamitos in Southern California, there were major changes in both AQHA Racing National Polls. In the 2-year-old poll, Flash And Roll overtook Apocalyptical Jess for the No. 1 spot following a win in the $1,836,425 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1), and Bodacious Eagle soared up to No. 2 in the older-horse ranks after capturing the $600,0000 Champion of Champions (G1).

LQHBA Scholarship Fund

LQHBA Scholarship Fund
Saturday, December 15 was a memorable night for the connections of Mpshinning, winner of the LQHBA Louisiana Million (RG1) at Evangeline Downs. Six Louisiana students were also elated as recipients of $15,000 in scholarships courtesy of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Scholarship Fund. ©Coady Photo

World Champion Heza Dasha Fire Retired

World Champion Heza Dasha Fire Retired
Don, Kathy and Shawn Meneely of S-Quarter K LLC have retired the great Heza Dasha Fire, the 2015 AQHA World Champion, following his seventh place finish in the Champion of Champions on Saturday night.

Canterbury Park 2019 Racing Dates Approved

Canterbury Park 2019 Racing Dates Approved
Canterbury Park will begin their 66-day 2019 live racing season on May 9 and continue through Sept. 14.

Quarter Horse Jockey Cesar DeAlba Plans Career Change

Quarter Horse Jockey Cesar DeAlba Plans Career Change
Leading Quarter Horse jockey Cesar DeAlba is planning to retire from riding on Sunday after the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1.

Copper Springs Ranch Offers $220,000 Louisiana Racing Incentive for Furyofthewind 2 Year Olds

Copper Springs Ranch Offers $220,000 Louisiana Racing Incentive for Furyofthewind 2 Year Olds
opper Spring Ranch of Bozeman, Montana announced an ongoing $220,000 Louisiana Racing Incentive that begins with the 2019 crop of two-year-olds sired by their champion siring stallion Furyofthewind. Photo by Amanda Glidden/Plugged in Marketing

Harrah's Louisiana Downs Announces Its 2019 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

Harrah's Louisiana Downs Announces Its 2019 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule
The 2019 Quarter Horse racing season will get underway at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, January 5. The 46-day meet will include 12 stakes highlighted by the first official futurity of the year, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on Saturday, March 16.

New Mexico Racing Commission Tables Decision on Sixth Racino

New Mexico Racing Commission Tables Decision on Sixth Racino
In a unanimous motion Thursday, the New Mexico Racing Commission voted to table an expected selection of a winning bid for the state’s sixth and final racetrack-casino or if they would not issue a racino license this year.

8-Year-Old Louisiana Boy with Terminal Brain Tumor Only Wants Christmas Cards for Christmas

8-Year-Old Louisiana Boy with Terminal Brain Tumor Only Wants Christmas Cards for Christmas
Southwest Louisiana community and beyond are asked to send Christmas cards to a Vinton boy.

New Mexico Racing Commission to Hold Special Meeting on Tuesday

New Mexico Racing Commission to Hold Special Meeting on Tuesday
The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold a special meeting/public hearing in Albuquerque on Dec. 6.

Horsemen Look to Create Official Quarter Horse Racing in Argentina

Horsemen Look to Create Official Quarter Horse Racing in Argentina
Photo: The American delegation pictured with members of the Criadores Argentinos de Caballos Cuarta Milla (CACCM) at the Palermo Racetrack in Buenos Aires. © Sann Suarez

Sunland Park's 60th Live Racing Season Begins Dec. 28

Sunland Park's  60th Live Racing Season Begins Dec. 28
The $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) and $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1) punctuates $5 million stakes schedule this year.

Jockey Martin Bourdieu Undergoes Surgery After Spill

Jockey Martin Bourdieu Undergoes Surgery After Spill
Leading Quarter Horse rider at Turf Paradise, Martin Bourdieu, undergoes surgery on broken leg after a spill on Nov. 24.

Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale Date Change

Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale Date Change
2019 Winter Mixed Sale will be conducted in 2 days, rather than 3, with 749 head catalogued featuring premier consignment you want to miss.

Grade 1 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship Rescheduled

Grade 1 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship Rescheduled
The Grade 1 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 2.

Champion Sire Mr Eye Opener Dies at 28 Years Old

Champion Sire Mr Eye Opener Dies at 28 Years Old
Mr Eye Opener, a grade 1 winner and sire of 2000 All American Futurity(G1) winner Eyesa Special, died today (Nov. 17), according to Dee and Betty Raper, who stood the stallion at their Belle Mere Farm, Ltd. near Norman, Oklahoma.

New Mexico Racing Commission Releases Racino Feasibility Report

New Mexico Racing Commission Releases Racino Feasibility Report
The New Mexico Racing Commission has released the results of a feasibility study regarding the viability of a sixth racino in the state.

Lone Star Park Ends 2018 Quarter Horse Season With Increase to Live Wagering Handle

Lone Star Park Ends 2018 Quarter Horse Season With Increase to Live Wagering Handle
Last Saturday marked the final day of Lone Star Park's 21st Quarter Horse Racing Season. The 16-day live racing season was the shortest Quarter Horse Season at the track since it opened in 1997.

Canterbury Park Requests 66 Race Days in 2019

Canterbury Park Requests 66 Race Days in 2019
Canterbury Park requests 66 race days in 2019.

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