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First John Andreini Scholarship

First John Andreini Scholarship
The first scholarship award in memory of the late John Andreini has been announced for Fall 2019. Applications will be open February 15 and close on April 15 through the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation (www.aardfoundation.org).

Ed Allred Becomes First Owner in History to Have 1,500 QH Wins

Ed Allred Becomes First Owner in History to Have 1,500 QH Wins
Ed Allred, Quarter Horse racing's all-time leading owner and breeder, reached another milestone when he became the first owner to reach the milestone of 1,500 career Quarter Horse victories on Friday at Los Alamitos. © Scott Martinez

Remington Park Looking to Hire Nearly 100 Employees for Upcoming QH Season

Remington Park Looking to Hire Nearly 100 Employees for Upcoming QH Season
Remington Park will host a job fair on Feb. 11 to fill between 80 and 100 full-time & part-time positions.

Rillito Park Launches Equine Wellness Program

Rillito Park Launches Equine Wellness Program
Rillito Park racetrack in Tucson, Arizona, is partnering with the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to launch the Rillito Equine Wellness Program. The purpose of the Equine Wellness Program is to create a racing environment whereby the health and safety of horses and riders is a primary objective.

Ed Allred Nears QH Racing Milestone of 1500 Wins

Ed Allred Nears QH Racing Milestone of 1500 Wins
AQHA Hall of Fame member Dr. Ed Allred is one victory away from becoming the first owner to reach the 1500 win milestone in Quarter Horse Racing.

Samples Stolen in Louisiana Downs Test Barn Break-In

Samples Stolen in Louisiana Downs Test Barn Break-In
Officials are investigating a break-in at the Louisiana Downs test barn on Jan. 12

He Looks Hot Named Supreme Race Horse

He Looks Hot Named Supreme Race Horse
Ed Allred's He Looks Hot becomes the 43rd horse to earn the title AQHA Supreme Race Horse.

Canterbury Park Releases 2019 QH Stakes Schedule

Canterbury Park Releases 2019 QH Stakes Schedule
Canterbury Park’s quarter horse racing stakes schedule was announced today and includes 17 races during the 66-day season that begins May 3

AQHA Exploring Possibility of Relocation

AQHA Exploring Possibility of Relocation
AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffines shares information regarding efforts from key industry stakeholders, external to AQHA staff, to raise funds to potentially relocate AQHA Headquarters.

La Primera Del Ano Derby Enhanced for 2020

La Primera Del Ano Derby Enhanced for 2020
La Primera Del Ano Derby enhanced for 2020, renames it Los Alamitos Oaks with projected $400,000 purse

Jerry Nicodemus Dies

Jerry Nicodemus Dies
Famed American Quarter Horse jockey Jerry “Nic” Nicodemus died January 30.

New Mexico Racing Commission Passes No-Tolerance Albuterol Rule

New Mexico Racing Commission Passes No-Tolerance Albuterol Rule
On January 16, the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) Rules and Medication Committee voted to pass a rule that would make the drug albuterol a zero tolerance drug in the State of New Mexico. The new rule is intended to go into effect around May 1, 2019.

Top Indiana Quarter Horses Recognized for 2018

Top Indiana Quarter Horses Recognized for 2018
The QHRAI honored WRS Valentino as their Horse of the Year. WRS Valentino is owned and bred by Williams Racing Stables LLC and trained by Randy Smith. The 2-year-old gelding by Mighty B Valiant had five starts, winning three and placing second in two. His two biggest wins from the 2018 season at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino was the $100,000 Governors Stake and the $100,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity. His total earnings were $152,000 racing in Indiana alone. © Linscott Photo

Jesstacartel is PCQHRA Horse of the Year

Jesstacartel is PCQHRA Horse of the Year
Owned and bred by Lesley Joyner, Jesstacartel was named the 2018 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Horse of the Year at the annual awards presentation on Thursday night at Los Alamitos. The PCQHRA Awards celebrate the achievements of California’s Quarter Horse breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys and champion horses of the 2018 season.

NMHBA Honors its 2018 Champions

NMHBA Honors its 2018 Champions
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2018 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on January 24. © Coady Photography

Champion Sire Heza Fast Dash Passes Away

Champion Sire Heza Fast Dash Passes Away
Heza Fast Dash, the #8 AQHA Racing All-Time Leading Sire of Money Earners, was euthanized late Thursday following complications from laminates. The 20-year-old son of champion sire Heza Fast Man will be buried at Robicheaux Ranch in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where he stood his entire stallion career. Photo by Amanda Glidden

New ARCI Standards Expand Drug Classifications

New ARCI Standards Expand Drug Classifications
On Wednesday (Jan. 23) the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) published new racing regulatory standards as part of its continuing process to adapt standards to current integrity threats as well as new technologies and innovation.

Arizona Downs on Schedule to Open in May

Arizona Downs on Schedule to Open in May
Arizona Downs is scheduled to open in May after a new racing surface has been installed. © Arizona Downs

Turf Paradise Seeks University Help, State Assistance to Address Injury Spike

Turf Paradise Seeks University Help, State Assistance to Address Injury Spike
Phoenix-based Turf Paradise, Arizona’s largest horseracing track, has one of the longest racing seasons in the nation. It also provides opportunities for horses just starting their racing careers. That combination creates challenges for the track which is why Turf Paradise has one of the most aggressive safety protocols in the nation in addition to innovative techniques to prevent injuries.

Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship Trials

Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship Trials
The top five finishers from each of the two trials to the Grade 1 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship held on Sunday have been selected by the racing stewards to compete in the 400-yard final to be held on Sunday, February 10.

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