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2020 Ruidoso Downs Season Opens Memorial Day Weekend

2020 Ruidoso Downs Season Opens Memorial Day Weekend

Ruidoso Downs Race Track kicks off its summer racing season over Memorial Day Weekend when live racing begins on Friday, May 22. Read More
2020 AQHA Convention CANCELLED

2020 AQHA Convention CANCELLED

The American Quarter Horse Association has cancelled the 2020 AQHA Convention, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The convention was originally scheduled for March 13-16 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The cancellation of the 2020 AQHA Convention follows the rise in confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and recent announcements of organizations and companies initiating travel bans worldwide. Read More
Randy Evers Named President of Grants Pass Downs

Randy Evers Named President of Grants Pass Downs

Oregon's Grants Pass Downs has named racing industry veteran Randy Evers its new president. Evers will be responsible for overseeing racing operations and executing the organization's vision to establish Grants Pass Downs as a top tier racing destination on the West Coast. Read More
$3.2 Million Distributed To Wyoming Breeder Awards Fund

$3.2 Million Distributed To Wyoming Breeder Awards Fund

Oregon's Grants Pass Downs has named racing industry veteran Randy Evers its new president. Evers will be responsible for overseeing racing operations and executing the organization's vision to establish Grants Pass Downs as a top tier racing destination on the West Coast. Read More
The Sarah In Sarah-Toga

The Sarah In Sarah-Toga

Looking Back - An excerpt from July 1982 issue - "She created her own image and then made darned certain she lived up to it every inch of the way." Read More
Record Purses at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Record Purses at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Quarter Horse racing in the state of Indiana has reached new levels in 2020. The 18th season of action at Indiana Grand, which gets underway Tuesday, April 14, will feature the most money ever offered for the sprinters in the 24-year history of pari-mutuel Quarter Horse racing in the state of Indiana. Read More
AQHA Opens First Satellite Office in OKC

AQHA Opens First Satellite Office in OKC

The American Quarter Horse Association has opened their first satellite office in Oklahoma City. The first permanent service center, outside of the Amarillo, is located at Heritage Place Sales Company on 2829 South MacArthur Blvd. in Oklahoma City, OK. Read More
Sarah Henderson Passes Away

Sarah Henderson Passes Away

Sarah Henderson was about as far from conventional as the pendulum can swing, which is why her family and friends decided a conventional obituary would be just totally inappropriate. So, no apologies are offered for those who may be uncomfortable with the non-traditional. Read More
Purse Increase Anticipated for Sam Houston QH Meet

Purse Increase Anticipated for Sam Houston QH Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2020 Quarter Horse racing season on Friday, April 10. The 23-day meet continues through Saturday, May 30. Read More
Longtime Jockey Richard Gamez Dies After Fall at Rillito Park

Longtime Jockey Richard Gamez Dies After Fall at Rillito Park

Jockey Richard Gamez died after falling from his mount during a race at Rillito Park Racetrack on Sunday. Read More
SunRay 2020 Season Begins April 24

SunRay 2020 Season Begins April 24

SunRay Park, located in Farmington, New Mexico, is set to open its 2020 live racing season on April 24. Read More
CHRB's New Medication Cutoff Rule

CHRB's New Medication Cutoff Rule

New medication rules are going into effect in California tightening what already are the strictest drug regulations in North American horse racing. Read More
Equine Wellness Program Rillito Park

Equine Wellness Program 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. Read More
Memorial Service Set for Charles Leggett

Memorial Service Set for Charles Leggett

A memorial service for longtime Oklahoma horseman Charles Leggett, 82, will be held Monday (March 2). Leggett passed away Monday, February 24. Read More
Stel Corona Passes Away

Stel Corona Passes Away

Burns Ranch reported today their multiple stakes winner and multiple champion sire Stel Corona died suddenly today. He was 20-year-old. Read More
Ron Hartley Celebration of Life Being Held March 19

Ron Hartley Celebration of Life Being Held March 19

A celebration of life in honor of Ron Hartley will be held in the Vessels Club at Los Alamitos Race Course on Thursday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. Read More
World Champion Sire Winners Award Dies

World Champion Sire Winners Award Dies

World champion sire Winners Award, 18, was euthanized today due to complications from colic. Owned by the Winners Award Partnership at the time of his death, the Texas-bred son of Runaway Winner was bred and raced by Jerry Windham. © Don Shugart Read More
Mary Parsons Passes Away

Mary Parsons Passes Away

Mary Lynette Parsons of Anaheim, California died on Tuesday surrounded by her loving husband and adoring children. She was 67. Please enjoy this Industry Profile Speedhorse wrote about Mary and her husband, Mark, in May of 2012. Read More
Jennifer Sokol Named Harrah's Louisiana Downs Racing Operations Mangager

Jennifer Sokol Named Harrah's Louisiana Downs Racing Operations Mangager

David Heitzmann, Director of Racing at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, announced that Jennifer Sokol has accepted the position of Racing Operations Manager at the Shreveport racetrack. Read More
Anne Marion Passes Away

Anne Marion Passes Away

Texas oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion, has died. She was 81. ©The Burnett Foundation Read More

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