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Celebration of Life Set on May 24 for Nolan Pevehouse

Celebration of Life Set on May 24 for Nolan Pevehouse
Longtime Oklahoma horseman Nolan D. Pevehouse, 87, of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma passed away on Monday (May 20). A celebration of Nolan’s life will be held 10:00 am Friday (May 24) at Muskogee First Assembly of God Church with Chaplain Justin Haywood officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah, Oklahoma.

Albuquerque Downs Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule

Albuquerque Downs Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule
Albuquerque Downs has released its track-record 34-race, $3.647-million stakes schedule for its 2019 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens Friday, June 28.

Caesars Launches "Empire of Hope" for retired Race Horses

Caesars Launches "Empire of Hope" for retired Race Horses
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), today announced the launch of Empire of Hope, a new program designed to help raise awareness and funding for the care of horses after their racing careers are over. Developed with support from accredited racehorse aftercare programs, Empire of Hope will directly assist efforts to relocate, rehabilitate and repurpose retired horses.

ARCI Committee Asking For Feedback on Draft Penalty Guideline Rewrite

ARCI Committee Asking For Feedback on Draft Penalty Guideline Rewrite
The Drug Testing Standards and Practices (DTSP) Committee of the Association of Racing Commissions International (ARCI) has released for industry and public comment Proposed Revised Penalty Guidelines for violations of the antidoping or medication rules in horse racing.

Los Alamitos To Host Salute To First Responders on June 8

Los Alamitos To Host Salute To First Responders on June 8
Los Alamitos Race Course will host its inaugural Salute to First Responders on Saturday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m. during the evening’s Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing program. The inaugural event will also feature fun and interactive events and displays in a family-friendly setting.

Jockey Wins Stakes Race After 18-Year Hiatus

Jockey Wins Stakes Race After 18-Year Hiatus
Jockey Joseph Gordon Jr. won his first race back after an 18-year hiatus from the saddle, as the rider piloted Shake Em Rocks to victory in Friday's 110-yard, $15,000 Texas Twister Stakes (see related story) at Sam Houston Race Park. © Coady Photo

Betting On A Cure 10th Anniversary June 1

Betting On A Cure 10th Anniversary June 1
The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA) is gearing up for the 10th Anniversary of Betting On A Cure at Remington Park on Saturday, June 1st. The annual event benefits Rein In Cancer a 501c3 charity that provides support for cancer patients.

Prairie Meadows' 2019 QH Condition Book Available

Prairie Meadows' 2019 QH Condition Book Available
Opening day of the 2019 Quarter Horse season at Prairie Meadows is marked on the racing calendar for Saturday, August 17. Even though that date is 13 weeks away, the racetrack has already released the first condition book for the 2019 meet.

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.

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