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2019 AQHA Hall of Fame Inductees Honored in Ft. Worth

2019 AQHA Hall of Fame Inductees Honored in Ft. Worth
The 2019 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet on March 10 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. © AQHA

LQHBA Announces Its 2018 Champions

LQHBA Announces Its 2018 Champions
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is pleased to announce the 2018 association’s annual Champions. Each of the recipients will be honored at the annual LQHBA Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13 at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

2019-2020 AQHA Executive Committee Elected at AQHA Convention in Fort Worth

2019-2020 AQHA Executive Committee Elected at AQHA Convention in Fort Worth
From left: Member Dr. Scott Myers, First Vice President F.E. "Butch" Wise, President Stan Weaver, Second Vice President Norman Luba and Member Kenneth Banks. © AQHA

2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle Retired From Racing

2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle Retired From Racing
AQHA Past-President Johnny Trotter confirmed over the weekend his 2018 AQHA Racing World Champion Bodacious Eagle has been retired from racing and is now being trained for "Halter" by Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas.

Quarter Horse Trainer Toby Keeton Injured at Remington Park

Quarter Horse Trainer Toby Keeton Injured at Remington Park
Leading Quarter Horse trainer Toby Keeton is recovering in the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City following an accident Sunday morning at Remington Park.

Les Barlow Passes Away

Les Barlow Passes Away
Funeral services for Leslie "Les" Phillip Barlow, 72, of Idaho Falls, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, (March 11) at the Idaho Falls Park Taylor Ward, 1291 W. 6500 S. in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Bishop Jes Hurst, will officiate. © Courtesy Wood Funeral Home

Turf Paradise to Begin Pre-Race Vet Exams

Turf Paradise to Begin Pre-Race Vet Exams
Turf Paradise announced plans to start giving pre-race veterinary examinations to all horses in an attempt to curb a recent rise in fatalities.

Regulation, Testing Emphasized at Vet Conference

Regulation, Testing Emphasized at Vet Conference
An emphasis on regulating medication and developing enforcement strategies marked the second and final day of the Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE19) presented by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., March 4-5.

Allred Offers to Run Santa Anita Race Dates at Los Alamitos

Allred Offers to Run Santa Anita Race Dates at Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos Race Course owner Ed Allred presented an offer to the California Horse Racing Board to run races at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress should the suspension of racing at Santa Anita Park continue for an extended period of time.

History is Made at RFD-TV's The American Finals

History is Made at RFD-TV's The American Finals
It's a cold night in Arlington, Texas but The American’s newly crowned champions brought the heat inside AT&T Stadium. RFD-TV’s 2019 The American Rodeo Finals concluded this evening after the event’s sixth year.

Purse Increases for Louisiana Downs

Purse Increases for Louisiana Downs
Harrah's Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce that overnight purses have been increased by $1,200 for the remainder of the 2019 Quarter Horse meet. The adjustment was implemented on Saturday, March 2 and will continue through the conclusion of the racing season on Wednesday, March 20.

Jesus Rio Ayala Successful in February

Jesus Rio Ayala Successful in February
Since his breakthrough campaign in 2016, jockey Jesus Rios Ayala has been the epitome of consistency at Los Alamitos Race Course.

Jockey Elias Gutierrez Injured in Fall at Rillito Park

Jockey Elias Gutierrez Injured in Fall at Rillito Park
Jockey Elias Gutierrez suffered injuries on Sunday when his mount stumbled at the 8th pole in the Rillito Derby and causing the rider to fall.

De Alba Saddles First Starter at Santa Anita

De Alba Saddles First Starter at Santa Anita
Former Los Alamitos leading Quarter Horse jockey Cesar De Alba began his racehorse training career by saddling Pied N True to a second place finish in Saturday's third race at Santa Anita, a $16,000 claiming event for fillies and mares at 6 furlongs. © CDA Racing

Spike In Corticosteroid Tests Highlights Growing Pains in New Mexico - The Paulick Report

Spike In Corticosteroid Tests Highlights Growing Pains in New Mexico - The Paulick Report
Change is never easy, even when it's for the better. Horsemen and officials in New Mexico have been learning that the hard way over the past few months. In June 2018, the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) began a new drug testing contract with a new laboratory and, almost immediately, saw a rise in corticosteroid overages. In the 685 days before the switch, New Mexico had 52 corticosteroid overages. In the first 73 days of the new contract, it had 34.

Looking Back - The Speedhorse Legacy

Looking Back - The Speedhorse Legacy
Walt Wiggins Jr. and others reminisce about Speedhorse founder Walt Wiggins Sr. and the magazine’s rich history and lasting legacy

Wyoming Downs Second Annual Mixed Horse Sale

Wyoming Downs Second Annual Mixed Horse Sale
Wyoming Downs Racetrack in Evanston, Wyoming has set its second annual “Select Mixed Horse Sale” for August 3, 2019 immediately following the track’s race day at approximately 5:30 p.m. © Wyoming Downs

Mr Jess Perry & J.E. Jumonville Jr. to be Inducted Into 2019 LQHBA Hall of Fame

Mr Jess Perry & J.E. Jumonville Jr. to be Inducted Into 2019 LQHBA Hall of Fame
Outstanding Louisiana Quarter Horse breeder and owner, J. E. Jumonville, Jr. and exceptional racehorse and stallion Mr Jess Perry will be inducted into this year’s Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Hall of Fame.

Remington Park Opening Night Gala

Remington Park Opening Night Gala
Remington Park is proud to host the first Opening Night Gala to benefit our charitable partners. The Opening Night Gala is set for Friday, March 8 at 6pm, in conjunction with the beginning of the 2019 American Quarter Horse Season.

Bill Seeks to Legalize Betting on Horse Racing in Utah

Bill Seeks to Legalize Betting on Horse Racing in Utah
According to an article by Bob Bernick and Bryn Schott published on the utahpolicy.com website, a bill sponsored by Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, will give Utah counties the option of allowing horse track racing and betting.

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