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2019 LQHBA Yearling Sale

2019 LQHBA Yearling Sale
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association consignors who advertised with us. This Flipping Book will let you get a preview of their horses before the sale. The Louisiana Quarter Horse Select Yearling Sale is August 1-3 in Kinder, Louisiana.

TQHA Yearling Sale Consignors

TQHA Yearling Sale Consignors
Speedhorse is showcasing this year's Texas Quarter Horse Association consignors who advertised with us in a Flipping Book to let you get a preview of their horses before the sale. The Texas Quarter Horse Sale is July 26th and 27th in San Antonio, Texas.

2-Time World Champion Arrives at Ruidoso Downs

2-Time World Champion Arrives at Ruidoso Downs
Ted Abrams' two-time world champion homebred Jessies First Down arrived at Ruidoso Downs on Wednesday night and will probably point at the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup at 440 yards on September 1 at Ruidoso Downs.

Arizona Downs Resumes Summer Racing on July 20

Arizona Downs Resumes Summer Racing on July 20
According to an article published today on the PrescotteNews.com Arizona Downs will resume live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at the racetrack on July 20, and continue every weekend through Labor Day weekend. The article said the track's owners have secured an investor who will provide additional financing to the Prescott Valley facility.

LQHBA Board of Directors Meeting July 11

LQHBA Board of Directors Meeting July 11
A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors has been changed to Thursday, July 11, in the LQHBA office at 105 Carlyon Office, Alexandria, LA 71303.

Albuquerque Downs Records Substantial Increases

Albuquerque Downs Records Substantial Increases
Albuquerque Downs recorded substantial increases in on-track attendance and total handle during opening weekend of its 2019 season, June 28-30.

Ruidoso Downs Dedicates New Prayer Garden

Ruidoso Downs Dedicates New Prayer Garden
Tourists traveling west on Highway 70 coming into Ruidoso will have a new view looking to the right on the grounds of Ruidoso Downs Race Track. They will see a large cross that is part of the new God’s Prayer Garden. © Ruidoso Downs

6th Annual World Jockey Challenge to Be Featured at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

6th Annual World Jockey Challenge to Be Featured at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Seven countries will be represented Saturday for the sixth annual World Jockey Challenge. A total of 36 jockeys, both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse, are slated to ride and will accumulate points for their individual countries by finishing among the top four during the 10-race card that begins at 6:15 p.m.

LQHBA Offers Scholarship Drawings at Delta Downs on July 6

LQHBA Offers Scholarship Drawings at Delta Downs on July 6
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) will award a $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships to further the education of Louisiana students on Saturday, July 6 at Delta Downs. The final night of the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season will feature several quality stakes, including the $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) and the $308,863 Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby (RG3).

Bill Allowing Horse Racing Suspension Approved in California

Bill Allowing Horse Racing Suspension Approved in California
The California legislature approved a bill that would grant the California Horse Racing Board the authority to suspend or move racing days without a 10-day public notice period. Photo © David McNew/Getty Images

Ruidoso Downs Welcomes "Masked Rider"

Ruidoso Downs Welcomes "Masked Rider"
Emily Brodbeck, the Masked Rider for Texas Tech University and Fearless Champion, will be at Ruidoso Downs for "Red Raider Weekend." © Courtesy Texas Tech

Arizona Downs Suspends Live Race Meet

Arizona Downs Suspends Live Race Meet
Arizona Downs has informed employees and horsemen that the racetrack's summer season is being suspended due to ongoing issues in the battle for fair and equal access to out-of-state racing signals for its Off Track Betting (OTB) system. Pending additional financing, the final live race days for the 2019 summer meet are June 22 and 23.

Delta Downs Announces 12-Race Program

Delta Downs Announces 12-Race Program
Delta Downs Racing announced today that due to the cancellation of live racing on Wednesday, June 19, they will host 12-race programs beginning Saturday, June 29 thru closing night, Saturday, July 6.

Marvin Willhite Passes Away

Marvin Willhite Passes Away
Funeral services for American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Marvin Willhite, 88, will be held today (June 18) at 2 p.m. (MDT) at the Holly United Methodist Church. Willhite died Wednesday, June 12 at the Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, Colorado. © Courtesy Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel

Funeral Services Set for E.D. Calvert

Funeral Services Set for E.D. Calvert
E.D. "Tooter" Calvert, 81, of Denton, died Tuesday (June 11) at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Denton. Funeral service will be held at 2pm Monday (June 17) at Gateway United Baptist Church in Denton, Texas. Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Old Alton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (June 16) at Gateway United Baptist Church.

Texas Gov. Signs Legislation Benefitting State Racing Industry

Texas Gov. Signs Legislation Benefitting State Racing Industry
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a piece of legislation last week that will benefit the Texas racing industry.

"Bubba" Werner's Memorial Set for July 4th

"Bubba" Werner's Memorial Set for July 4th
The family of Ruidoso Race Horse Hall Of Famer H.C. "Bubba" Werner have announced that a race at Ruidoso Downs on the July 4th card will be named in honor of the longtime trainer.

Funeral Services Set for Jim Pitts

Funeral Services Set for Jim Pitts
Services are set Wednesday for longtime Quarter Horse owner Jim Pitts, 82, of Wichita Falls. He passed away Sunday, June 9.

Political Attraction Voted Remington Park Horse of The Meet

Political Attraction Voted Remington Park Horse of The Meet
Political Attraction won three stakes races in three starts during the 2019 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season, culminating in a victory over a multiple AQHA World Champion in the Remington Park Championship, thus being named Horse of the Meeting. Photo by Dustin Orona

Registration Reminder for Indiana Breeders

Registration Reminder for Indiana Breeders
The end of the 2019 breeding and foaling season leaves Indiana Quarter Horse breeders already thinking about the 2020 foaling season with the mare registration deadline looming on July 1. Any mare that has been bred for an Indiana-bred foal in 2020 must be residing in the state of Indiana and registered with the Indiana Quarter Horse Breed Development Program by July 1, 2019. The mare must remain in the state from July 1 through foaling. © Coady Photography

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