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Bobby Cox Purchases Half-Interest in Favorite Cartel

Bobby Cox Purchases Half-Interest in Favorite Cartel
Two-time AQHA Racing champion breeder and owner Bobby D. Cox has purchased half-interest in the 2019 Leading 2-Year-Old Sire of Money Earners Favorite Cartel.

Julianna Hawn Holt Repurchases Champion Flash And Roll

Julianna Hawn Holt Repurchases Champion Flash And Roll
According to an article published last week in TRACK Magazine's Monday Report, AQHA Racing's Champion Flash And Roll has been repurchased by her breeder Julianna Hawn Holt. Photo © Los Alamitos

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association Update

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association Update
As you are preparing your babies for the track, OQHRA is working with Remington Park to prepare for the first Quarter Horse meet of the season!

Amanda Greer Passes Away

Amanda Greer Passes Away
Long-time Ruidoso Downs employee Amanda Greer, who acted as executive administrative assistant at the racetrack for a number of years, passed away on December 31, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

Two Graded Stakes Geldings Die

Two Graded Stakes Geldings Die
Grade 1-runners Jess Featureme Quick and Capones Vault both died in mid-December.

Indiana Grand Offers Table Games

Indiana Grand Offers Table Games
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino launched the latest addition to its expansive menu of entertainment options at Noon Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at the Shelbyville, Ind. facility. Several hundred new team members took their place behind more than 40 tables as the stage was set for the historic event.

2021 Los Alamitos Oaks Has $500,000 Projected Purse

2021 Los Alamitos Oaks Has $500,000 Projected Purse
With track management at Los Alamitos Race Course always looking for ways to improve on its unmatched tradition of a great stakes schedule for fillies and mares, the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association announced on Monday that the 2021 Los Alamitos Oaks will have a projected $500,000 purse, which would likely make it the richest race in the nation for 3-year-old fillies.

AQHA 2019 Racing Champion Nominees

AQHA 2019 Racing Champion Nominees
The Racing Champions Ceremony is at 6 p.m. CST on January 15 at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. Here are the contenders for the 2019 AQHA Racing Champion titles. The winners will be announced on January 15 at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, in a ceremony on the day immediately preceding the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale that runs January 16-18.

Louisiana Downs 2020 Meet

Louisiana Downs 2020 Meet
The 2020 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah's Louisiana Downs begins on Saturday, January 4. The 46-day meet includes 12 stakes highlighted by the first official championship for 2-year-olds, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on March 14.

Indiana Grand's VP & GM of Racing Jon Schuster Passes Away

Indiana Grand's VP & GM of Racing Jon Schuster Passes Away
Jonathan Blair Schuster, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 25) at his residence. He was Vice President & General Manager of Racing at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

Champion Jess Louisiana Blue Passes Away

Champion Jess Louisiana Blue Passes Away
Champion and leading sire Jess Louisiana Blue died of natural causes on Friday (Dec. 21). He was 21-years-old. Bred-owned and raced by J.E. III, D.C. and C.T. Jumonville, he was a son of #3 all-time leading sire of money earners Mr Jess Perry from the multiple stakes producing Louisiana Slew (TB) mare The Louisiana Girl. He stood his entire career at Jumonville Farms in Ventress, Louisiana. Photo © Gabriel Oliveira

Update to AQHA Racing Awards and Publicity Policy

Update to AQHA Racing Awards and Publicity Policy
The American Quarter Horse Association is committed to the welfare of horses, as well as the integrity of American Quarter Horse racing.

Canterbury Park 2020 Racing Dates Approved

Canterbury Park 2020 Racing Dates Approved
Canterbury Park’s 2020 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season will run May 15 through Sept. 12, a 65-day meet approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Ohio's New Regulatory Medication Thresholds

Ohio's New Regulatory Medication Thresholds
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) reminds Ohio horsemen that the new therapeutic medication resolution for regulatory thresholds takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

U.S. House Extends Three Year Tax Depreciation

U.S. House Extends Three Year Tax Depreciation
A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 297-120. The racehorse provision is part of a larger tax package agreed to by Republican and Democratic leaders and now expected to be taken up by the Senate in the next several days.

Evangeline Downs Announces Meet Leaders

Evangeline Downs Announces Meet Leaders
There wasn’t much suspense entering the final weekend of the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs regarding the jockeys’ and trainers’ standings. Everardo Rodriguez and Kenny Roberts had dominated the season to the extent that they had the titles well in hand in their respective categories.

Corona Cartel 1994 - 2019

Corona Cartel 1994 - 2019
Speedhorse would like to express our condolences to the connections of Corona Cartel. Corona Cartel passed away on Dec. 18, 2019. The bay stallion was the all-time leading living sire of money earners with over $63 million at the time of his passing, and is now the #2 all-time leading sire of money earners behind only First Down Dash. Corona Cartel son PYC Paint Your Wagon now assumes the position as the #1 all-time leading living sire of money earners with over $35 million (behind the pensioned

Funeral Services for Larry Sharp

Funeral Services for Larry Sharp
Funeral services for longtime horseman Larry Ray Sharp are set Friday (Dec. 20) at 1 p.m. at the Greenlawn Funeral Home North (3506 N National Avenue) in Springfield, Missouri. Interment will be at the Mt. Comfort Cemetery (2376 E Farm Rd Lane) in Springfield.

3-Time Champion Jockey Cody Jensen Retires

3-Time Champion Jockey Cody Jensen Retires
Three-time AQHA champion jockey Cody Jensen has announced that he will be retiring at the end of 2019.

Apollitical Jess Breaks His Own Single-Season Record Earnings

Apollitical Jess Breaks His Own Single-Season Record Earnings
Milestones in Apollitical Jess' stud career are accumulating to the point where his own bar of success will be his biggest hurdle. Today he crossed that hurdle! ©Amanda Glidden

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