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Eric Halstrom Named Vice President/General Manager of Racing at Indiana Grand

Eric Halstrom Named Vice President/General Manager of Racing at Indiana Grand
Longtime racing executive Eric Halstrom has been named Vice President, General Manager of Racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, pending all regulatory approvals. Halstrom becomes only the second individual to hold the position, succeeding Jon Schuster, who had been with the facility since its inception in 2002. Schuster passed away in late 2019.

Jesus Ayala Named Rising Star Jockey Award Winner

Jesus Ayala Named Rising Star Jockey Award Winner
The multiple Grade 1 winning California-based jockey, Jesus Ayala, has been named the first recipient of the StallioneSearch Rising Star Jockey Award for 2019.

Hes Relentless Rising Star Sire Award Winner

Hes Relentless Rising Star Sire Award Winner
Champion and leading first-crop sire of 2019, Hes Relentless, has been named the first recipient of the StallioneSearch Rising Star Sire Award for 2019. Each year StallioneSearch will honor the industries' leading first-crop sire of Money Earners with this annual award. ©Cappy Jackson

TQHA 2019 Racing Champions

TQHA 2019 Racing Champions
On Saturday the Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA) awarded their racing champions for 2019 during the association's annual awards banquet held at The Hangar Hotel in Fredricksburg.

Ron Hartley Passes Away

Ron Hartley Passes Away
Ron Hartley, who campaigned four-time AQHA champion gelding Moonist and 2019 champion 2-year-old filly Cartel Jess Rockin, and was a fixture in California racing since 1955 - from groom to racing official and from racing steward to major Quarter Horse owner and breeder - passed away on Monday night following health complications. Hartley was 81-years-old.

Pocatello Downs 2020 Stakes Schedule

Pocatello Downs 2020 Stakes Schedule
Pocatello Downs released their 2020 stakes schedule today. The track's 2020 season will get underway on Sunday, May 3rd and run the Sunday, September 27th.

Had To Be Ivory Named QROOA 2019 Horse of the Year

Had To Be Ivory Named QROOA 2019 Horse of the Year
Ontario-bred Had To Be Ivory was named the 2019 Horse of the Year at Ajax Downs by the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario, January 25 at its annual awards banquet. Photo © Clive Cohen

2019 World Champion He Looks Hot Retires

2019 World Champion He Looks Hot Retires
AQHA Racing's 2019 World Champion He Looks Hot has been retired after finishing last of six in a division of the Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship trials on Jan. 19.

Wyoming Downs 2020 Stakes Schedule

Wyoming Downs 2020 Stakes Schedule
Wyoming Downs Racetrack in Evanston, Wyoming is announcing its 2020 Stakes Schedule with initial total value-added amounts increasing approximately 25% over 2019, from $148,000 to $199,500 in 2020.

He Looks Hot is PCQHRA Horse of the Year

He Looks Hot is PCQHRA Horse of the Year
he honors and accolades continue to flow for Ed Allred's homebred He Looks Hot, as the now 8-year-old gelding by Walk Thru Fire out of the Check Him Out mare Look Her Over was named the 2019 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Horse of the Year at the annual awards gala on Thursday evening at Los Alamitos.

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino to Honor Jon Schuster

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino to Honor Jon Schuster
The 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will begin Tuesday, April 14, but for the first time in the history of the track, one person will be noticeably missing.

Ajax Downs Champions Crowned Jan. 25

Ajax Downs Champions Crowned Jan. 25
The stars of the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season at Ajax Downs, its 50th year of racing, will be celebrated at the QROOI's annual Awards Banquet, Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Ajax Convention Centre.

Rillito Park Expands Equine Wellness Program

Rillito Park Expands Equine Wellness Program
Rillito Park racetrack will expand its Equine Wellness Program in the 2020 Season. One of the first programs of its kind in the country, Rillito Race Track implemented the program during 2019 with resounding success with no horse breakdowns during 96 races.

Jim Walker Passes Away

Jim Walker Passes Away
Jim Walker, who bred and raised AQHA Supreme Racehorse and 2016 Champion of Champions winner Zoomin For Spuds, died on Tuesday, January 21. He was 87.

Canterbury Park 2020 Stakes Schedule

Canterbury Park 2020 Stakes Schedule
Canterbury Park racing officials have announced an $800,000 quarter horse racing stakes schedule for the 2020 mixed-breed season that runs 65 days, May 15 through Sept. 12.

2020 Indiana Grand Live Racing Schedule

2020 Indiana Grand Live Racing Schedule
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) has approved racing dates for the upcoming 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Racing will begin Tuesday, April 14 and conclude Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 with a slightly altered schedule for the 120-day race meet.

He Looks Hot Named 2019 World Champion

He Looks Hot Named 2019 World Champion
Dr. Ed Allred's homebred He Looks Hot has had a tremendous career, and it hit a peak in his 7-year-old season when he was voted the 2019 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse.

Ed Burgart Among Those to Receive Awards

Ed Burgart Among Those to Receive Awards
Each year, the American Quarter Horse Association recognizes the hard work of several individuals in the racing industry. For 2019, the John Andreini Special Recognition Award goes to Ed Burgart; the Mildred N. Vessels Special Achievement Award to Melodie Knuchell; and the Gordon Crone Special Achievement Award to Dr. Leonard Blach.

Beach Treat Named Indiana Bred Quarter Horse of the Year

Beach Treat Named Indiana Bred Quarter Horse of the Year
The 2019 racing season in Indiana was highlighted by growth and a powerhouse gelding named Beach Treat. On January 4, the Indiana Quarter Horse Breed Development Program (IQHBDP) and the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana (QHRAI) honored Beach Treat and other top Indiana-bred Quarter Horses at the annual Quarter Horse racing year-end awards banquet. Photo © Coady Photography

Prairie Meadows 2020 QH Stakes

Prairie Meadows 2020 QH Stakes
The Prairie Meadows racing office is excited to announce the availability of our 2020 Quarter Horse Stakes Program information. All Futurity and Derby nomination forms as well as the official full listing of our 2020 stakes races slated for the Quarter Horse racing season will be included.

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