AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JUNE 21, 2017—The $960,000 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos on Sunday, easily the biggest race of the past weekend, had an impact on the AQHA Racing National Poll for 2-year-olds, as winner KVN Corona debuted in the fourth spot to complete a quintet of Grade 1 winners at the top. The son of Corona Cartel, owned by Keith Nellesen and trained by Paul Jones, won for the third time in as many starts. Last week’s poll had a tie at the top between Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Nymeria and Eagle Jazz, winner of the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) in a dead heat. This week, Eagle Jazz emerged with a slight advantage over Nymeria, and Uptown Fantasy, the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 20, 2017—The recently completed 2017 American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park provided the first stars of the year in the sport and an increase in pari-mutuel handle over the previous season. Nymeria won the season’s richest race, the Grade 1, $1,154,700 Heritage Place Futurity, on the final night of the season, June 3. Her effort, along with those of many other featured stakes winners through the season, will set those racing stars on a path to compete for end of year championship honors. The highest quality Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa racing helped draw more interest from horseplayers this year as total handle on Remington Park racing increased by 7.3% over the 2016 season. Remington Park’s 565 races, two more than a year ago, had total ...


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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 19, 2017—A rally for victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship proved to be enough to give Zoomin Effortlessly the Horse of the Meeting title for the recently completed 2017 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season. Owned by Telesforo Perrett of Houston and trained by Edelmiro Carrizales, Zoomin Effortlessly was ridden by Santos Carrizales. A 6-year-old Texas-bred gelding by Zoomin For Bux from the Royal Quick Dash mare Royal Quick Affair, Zoomin Effortlessly won his 16th career start when crossing the finish in the Remington Park Championship. He also was voted the Champion Older Male in balloting by media covering the season and by ...



By JEFF MILLER — Orange County Register CYPRESS, CA—JUNE 18, 201—He has one of the favorites, an entry that loves to get out and run, that swept to the finals faster than all the rest. What else would you expect for someone with close ties to the Golden State Warriors? Terry Knight has trained some 900 winners in a career more than 40 years and 4,200 starts old, his latest star, Platki, a ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 17, 2017—The annual Family Day celebration just keeps growing every year and it continued that tradition on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The activities, geared towards kids, are led by the stick-horse races. Children are given a stick horse and they race about 50 yards out of the starting gate. The ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 18, 2017— The Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana (QHRAI) held their annual Youth Racing Experience event Saturday at Indiana Grand. The program designed to teach 16-18 year olds about Quarter Horse racing drew a total of 13 students from both Indiana and Illinois for the day-long event. Students arrived at 8 ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JUNE 16, 2017—The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday approved 2018 race dates for the state’s five tracks. The 2018 calendar will get underway with a 72-day meet at Sunland Park from December 15, 2017-April 17, 2018. SunRay Park in Farmington will conduct a 33-day season from April 21-June 18, followed by a 47-day season at Ruidoso Downs from May 25-September 3. Albuquerque Downs’ 38-date season will run from June 29-September 1 and will be followed by a 17-date New Mexico State Fair meet conducted at Albuquerque Downs from September 2-23. Zia Park in Hobbs will conduct a 56-day season from September 8-December 11. All New Mexico tracks will conduct mixed meets for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JUNE 7, 2017—An unprecedented weekend at Ruidoso Downs featuring dead heats in both the Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby and Futurity shook up the AQHA Racing National Polls, resulting in yet another tie at the top of the 2-year-old poll. The $1 million Ruidoso Futurity ended with Eagle Jazz and Uptown Dynasty hitting the wire in unison. As a result, this week’s 2-year-old poll has Eagle Jazz in a tie at the top with last week’s leader, Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Nymeria. Uptown Dynasty debuted in the poll at the No. 3 spot, with voters likely giving extra credit to Eagle Jazz for his runner-up finish in the Remington Park Futurity (RG2). Uptown Dynasty was making his stakes debut in the Ruidoso ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 9, 2017—The final opportunity to supplement a foal of 2016 to all three 2018 Grade 1 futurities – the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity, the $1-million Rainbow Futurity (est.) and the $3-million All American Futurity (est.) – with a single payment is due on June 15. That supplemental payment of $2,200 also makes those supplemental nominees eligible to the 2019 runnings of the three Grade 1 derbies, provided all sustaining payments are paid. They are the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Derby, $1.3-million (est.) Rainbow Derby and the $1.5-million (est.) All American Derby. There is also a $400 sustaining payment due on June 15 for foals of 2016 that are already nominated to the three futurities. There is a total of nearly $10-million in total purses, including juveniles attached to the futurities and ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JUNE 8, 2017—On May 25, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 to the House of Representatives. In summary, the bill requires "a uniform anti-doping and medication control program to be developed and enforced by an independent Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 8, 2017—Rodney Prescott, Indiana’s all-time leading Thoroughbred jockey, scored his 3,500th career victory at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Friday, June 2. The win was one of two on the day for the Portland, Ind. native who earned the milestone win aboard Stand On It trained by Wayne Mogge in the fourth race. The win also ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JUNE 7, 2017— The megacard of stakes on closing day at Remington Park on Saturday shook up both AQHA Racing National Polls as Zoomin Effortlessly took the top spot in the poll for older horses and Nymeria debuted in the No. 1 position for 2-year-olds. With a head victory in the $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) over reigning world champion and last week’s No. 1-ranked Jessies First Down, Telesforo Perrett’s Zoomin Effortlessly zoomed to the top of the rankings. With Santos Carrizales up for trainer and brother Edelmiro Carrizales, the Zoomin For Bux gelding also earned a berth in the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 7, 2017—On August 12, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is hosting a FREE marketing and advertising seminar for all Quarter Horse stallion owners, breeders and owners to help them understand the basics of advertising. From learning, how important it is to have a professional conformation photo to how to know ...