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World Champion Jessies First Down Arrives at Remington Park

World Champion Jessies First Down Arrives at Remington Park
When a horse’s path has led down a road to millionaire success, the tendency is to follow that road of gold. That is exactly what the connections for Jessies First Down expect to do here at Remington Park this spring.

No Live Racing for Ft. Pierre in 2019

No Live Racing for Ft. Pierre in 2019
The Verendrye Benevolent Association has voted unanimously to NOT host a live horse racing event at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Ft. Pierre for the 2019 racing season.

TQHA Expects Accredited Texas Broodmare Rule to Change

TQHA Expects Accredited Texas Broodmare Rule to Change
At the March 19, 2019 meeting of the Texas Racing Commission the Texas Quarter Horse Association proposed a rule change to Accredited Texas-bred rules regarding requirements for Accredited Texas Broodmares.

LQHBA Announces Resignation of Executive Director Tony Patterson

LQHBA Announces Resignation of Executive Director Tony Patterson
In an open letter to membership Monday, LQHBA President Ryan Robicheux informed the association that LQHBA Executive Director Tony Patterson submitted his resignation to the LQHBA board earlier this month.

SunRay Park Live Racing Begins May 3

SunRay Park Live Racing Begins May 3
The 2019 live racing season at SunRay Park and Casino begins on Friday, May 3, offering a daily purse structure expected to exceed $200,000. The Farmington, New Mexico-based track will be running a boutique meet this season, consisting of 17 days of live racing, campaigning primarily on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Funeral Services Set for Jimmy Lowell Hart

Funeral Services Set for Jimmy Lowell Hart
Funeral services for Jimmy Lowell Hart, 85, will be held Wednesday in Royston, Georgia. Hart, of Royston, passed away Sunday (Mar. 24) at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.

Leading Jockey, Trainer and Owner of the Meet Honored at Louisiana Downs

Leading Jockey, Trainer and Owner of the Meet Honored at Louisiana Downs
The final day of the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season today (Wednesday) also included presentations for the meet’s leading jockey, trainer and owner.

Successful Innovative Equine Wellness Program at Rillito Park

Successful Innovative Equine Wellness Program at Rillito Park
One of the first programs of its kind in the country, Rillito Race Track implemented an Equine Wellness Program during the 2019 Winter Meet. The program was a resounding success, as there were no horse breakdowns during 96 races at the meet this year.

No Live Racing at Los Alamitos Race Course March 22-24 Due to Track Rehabilitation

No Live Racing at Los Alamitos Race Course March 22-24 Due to Track Rehabilitation
Los Alamitos Race Course will not race on Friday, March 22nd thru Sunday, March 24th to conduct moderate rehabilitation of the track surface. The track will remain open for morning training at the regularly scheduled hours with the rehabilitation work beginning after the end of training. Saturday’s gate works will be held at the usual starting time of 10 a.m.

Indiana Commission Approves Prohibiting Albuterol in Quarter Horses

Indiana Commission Approves Prohibiting Albuterol in Quarter Horses
At the March 12 meeting of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the commission voted unanimously to prohibit the use of albuterol in American Quarter Horses.

A Delightful Legacy Dies at 18 Years of Age

A Delightful Legacy Dies at 18 Years of Age
All American Juvenile(RG3) winner and champion producer A Delightful Legacy died Mar. 16. She was 18-year-old old.

LQHBA Scholarship Fund Assists Two Students

LQHBA Scholarship Fund Assists Two Students
A thrilling day of Quarter Horse racing took place Saturday, March 16 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. Hh Gailforce won the prestigious $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2), the first official test for 2-year-olds in the country and Tdz Louisiana Toast was an impressive champion in the $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby. © Hodges Photography/Ann Switalski

AQHA Reiterates Position on Race-Day Medication Use

AQHA Reiterates Position on Race-Day Medication Use
On March 14, a press release from The Stronach Group announced that its California tracks, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, would implement a zero tolerance for race-day medication. The sole race-day medication permitted in California is Salix, also commonly called Lasix.

Montana Bill Explores Historical Horse Racing

Montana Bill Explores Historical Horse Racing
A bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Blasdel-R Kalispell to study historical horse racing, which had been pulled from defeat two earlier and brought back to the floor, was tentatively approved by the Montana state Senate 26-23.

OQHRA Hair Testing Collection Updated Schedule

OQHRA Hair Testing Collection Updated Schedule
Starting Monday (March 18) OQHRA Hair Testing Collection at Remington Park will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am thru 2:00pm. (No Collection on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday).

Statement of RCI President Martin on Re-introduction of Barr-Tonko Bill

Statement of RCI President Martin on Re-introduction of Barr-Tonko Bill
REACTION AND STATEMENT OF ARCI PRESIDENT ED MARTIN ON REINTRODUCTION OF THE BARR-TONKO LEGISLATION:

Star-Studded Lineup Scheduled for 2019 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Star-Studded Lineup Scheduled for 2019 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
he legendary Ray Benson’s Asleep at the Wheel leads the featured concerts scheduled for a landmark 30th annual edition of Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium held on October 10-13 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.

Sam Houston Park Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule

Sam Houston Park Releases 2019 Stakes Schedule
Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 Quarter Horse racing season on Friday, April 12. The 20-day meet continues through Saturday, May 25.

2019 Stakes Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

2019 Stakes Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
A total of 19 stakes will be highlighted during the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The stakes, totaling more than $1.5 million, will be spread throughout the 120-day race meet that includes both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing with six nights dedicated to all-Quarter Horse action.

Longtime Horseman Henry "Butch" Southway Passes Away

Longtime Horseman Henry "Butch" Southway Passes Away
Funeral services are set Saturday for Henry "Butch" Southway, co-owner of AQHA Racing Champion Hotstepper, who passed away at the age of 77 last Thursday (March 7) in El Paso, Texas.

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