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Sam Houston Race Park Cancels 2020 Quarter Horse Meet

Sam Houston Race Park Cancels 2020 Quarter Horse Meet

Sam Houston Race Park in Houston announced today that it will cancel the upcoming Quarter Horse meet, which was scheduled to begin on April 10, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Read More
Prairie Meadows Closes Temporarily

Prairie Meadows Closes Temporarily

In the best interest of our team members, guests, and the central Iowa community, we are temporarily closing Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel effective March 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. (CDT). Read More
Remington Park Closes Casino

Remington Park Closes Casino

We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy entertainment experience for our patrons and employees. We have had no known cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Remington Park but have remained in close consultation with the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, which licenses and regulates our operations, and with Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt throughout the current public health challenge. Read More
OQHRA Press Release

OQHRA Press Release

Today the OHRC and the Oklahoma City Mayor directed the Remington Park Casino and on-track betting room to close temporarily. Read More
2020-2021 AQHA Executive Committee

2020-2021 AQHA Executive Committee

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 AQHA Convention, the AQHA Executive Committee has filled the vacancy on the Executive Committee per AQHA Bylaw Article IV Section 3. Read More
LQHBA 2020 Membership & Awards Banquet Canceled

LQHBA 2020 Membership & Awards Banquet Canceled

LQHBA Board of Directors announced today they voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet due to concerns for the general public and its members related to guidance from National and State of Louisiana Health Officials in regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Louisiana Downs Announces Meet Leaders

Louisiana Downs Announces Meet Leaders

In response to growing concerns and state mandates regarding COVID-19, Harrah's Louisiana Downs announced that the remaining two days of the 2020 Quarter Horse meet have been canceled (see related story). Read More
Lone Star Park Update: Coronavirus

Lone Star Park Update: Coronavirus

The health and safety of our patrons and employees is of paramount importance. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Lone Star Park, we will close Bar & Book at Lone Star Park in accordance with Dallas County and health official directives that bans all restaurants, bars and gyms to slow the transmission of this virus. This closure will begin tonight, Monday, March 16 at midnight until March 31. Read More
Louisiana Downs Cancels Remainder of Live Meet

Louisiana Downs Cancels Remainder of Live Meet

Based on the changing circumstances and in the interest of public health, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board ordered the state's 20 casinos, including Harrah's Louisiana Downs, to suspend Gambling Operations for up to 30 days beginning at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Read More
AQHA Hall of Fame & Museum Closed Until April 1

AQHA Hall of Fame & Museum Closed Until April 1

The American Quarter Horse Foundation, in conjunction with the American Quarter Horse Association, has been continuing to monitor developments in the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the potential impact on the Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas. Read More
Warren R. Garrels Dies

Warren R. Garrels Dies

Warren R. Garrels, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, died Friday (March 13), at Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Mt. Pleasant. Read More
Ruidoso Casino Closes Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Ruidoso Casino Closes Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The Billy the Kid Casino located at Ruidoso Downs Race Track closed Sunday due to COVID-19 concerns in the state of New Mexico. Read More
Ron Hartley Memorial Postponed

Ron Hartley Memorial Postponed

Los Alamitos Race Course and the Hartley family has postponed the celebration of life honoring the late Ron Hartley which was scheduled in the Vessels Club for this Thursday, March 19. We are hopeful that the event will be rescheduled in the near future. Read More
Turf Paradise Ending 2019-20 Season Immediately

Turf Paradise Ending 2019-20 Season Immediately

Turf Paradise is ending its season immediately due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to assist Arizona in slowing the spread of the illness. As state and federal officials discourage gatherings of large crowds, Turf Paradise feels compelled to do the responsible thing and end the season early. Read More
Louisiana Downs Live Racing Closed to Spectators

Louisiana Downs Live Racing Closed to Spectators

In response to growing concerns and state mandates regarding COVID-19, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs announced that the remainder of the Quarter Horse meet (which culminates on Wednesday, March 18, 2020) will be closed to spectators. Read More
Sunland Park to Close For Three Weeks

Sunland Park to Close For Three Weeks

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has announced that the entire facility will be closed to the public for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16, at 1 a.m. This decision was made after high-level discussions between Sunland Park management, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Racing Commission, and the state’s Gaming Control Board. Today’s decision also means that next weekend’s Sunland Derby and Sunland Park Oaks horse races will not take place as scheduled. Read More
AQHA Permanently Cancels 2020 Convention

AQHA Permanently Cancels 2020 Convention

On March 9, the American Quarter Horse Association cancelled the 2020 AQHA Convention, due to rapidly escalating health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More
Los Alamitos: COVID-9 Update

Los Alamitos: COVID-9 Update

Under strong recommendation from California Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Alamitos Race Course will reluctantly close to the public for live racing and simulcasting effective today. Read More
Lone Star Park: COVID-19

Lone Star Park: COVID-19

Lone Star Park releases a note to guests and patrons today in reference to the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read More
Sam Houston to Race Without Spectators

Sam Houston to Race Without Spectators

In a statement released tonight (Thursday) to race fans, Sam Houston Race Park Vice-President & General Manager Dwight Berube said due to COVID-19 outbreak concerns, Harris County Judge Hidalgo recommended that large public gatherings of 250+ people should be cancelled. Read More

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