AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—In November the four new owners of Ruidoso Downs pledged $10,000 to the American Quarter Horse Foundation’s equine research fund in honor of AQHA Past President Dr. Glenn Blodgett. Dr. Blodgett worked on developing a new set of drug protocols that will be implemented by Ruidoso Downs to better protect the American Quarter Horse. Ruidoso Downs Racetrack was acquired in October by Stan Sigman, Johnny Trotter, John Andreini and Narciso “Chicho” Flores. Along with the new manager, Jeff True, the new ownership group is actively pursuing new ways to safeguard the American Quarter Horse. “The new ownership is dedicated to the welfare of our equine athletes. We felt it was ...



MILES CITY, MT—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—According to an article published Thursday on the BillingsGazette.com, the Montana Board of Horse Racing have approved live horse racing meets in 2018 for Miles City and Great Falls. The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale race meet in Miles City will have racing on May ...


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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Leland Decker and Bill Absher, a pair of longtime horsemen from Chowchilla, California, have a gem in the aptly named Chowchilla Chickadee, a Foose filly going after her fourth win in a row in Saturday's Corona Chick Handicap. "We had no idea of how good she would be," said Decker, an Oklahoma native with a strong racing and ranching background. "We had ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVEMBER 16, 2017—Bloomberg News reported earlier ths week that Caesars Entertainment Corp. is near the end of negotiations to buy Indiana Grand Casino and Hoosier Park in a deal that could top $1 billion. Indiana Grand Racetrack and Casino in Shelbyville just concluded a 120 day meet for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horses ...



DALLAS, TX—NOVEMBER 16, 2017—Myrna Rheudasil, a longtime Texas horsewoman from Dallas, died Wednesday (Nov. 15) after complications from a stroke she suffered on November 4. Her life will be celebrated on Monday, November 20 at noon at the Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home on 7405 Northwest Highway in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. there on Sunday. Myrna and her late ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 16, 2017—Nominations for the 2017 Louisiana Champions Day, for accredited Louisiana-bred Quarter Horses, will close Tuesday, November 21. Set for Saturday, December 9 at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans the annual "Champions Day" card will include:
  • $100,000-Guaranteed Louisiana Champions Day ...



GUTHRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 15, 2017—The Four Sixes Ranch is deeply saddened to report that Mr Jess Perry was laid to rest today at the age of 25. “His complications from laminitis, along with his aging body, finally required the tough decision that has been facing me for some time. He has lived a long, productive life and he has been a blessing to not just the Four Sixes, but the entire Quarter Horse industry,” said Dr. Glenn Blodgett, Four Sixes Ranch Horse Division Manager. Mr Jess Perry first gained acclaim as a racehorse when he was named AQHA Racing Champion 2-Year-Old and Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 15, 2017—S-Quarter K LLC’s Ima Fearless Hero, the AQHA champion 2-year-old gelding in 2015 and the winner of that year’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, was laid to rest on today (Wednesday) following complications with ringbone. A half-brother of 2015 AQHA World Champion Heza Dasha Fire, Ima Fearless ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Canterbury Park intends to race 70 days in 2018. Officials of the Shakopee, Minn. thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack this week submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval of a schedule that would begin Friday, May 4 and conclude Sept. 15. The MRC is expected to act on ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 15, 2017—Portland Meadows saw a jump in the wagering handle this past week with its Monday and Tuesday racing program which offered ten races each day. With over $650,000 wagered on Monday and Tuesday’s handle closing in on the one-million-dollar mark at $916,000 plus, each day was up significantly ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 15, 2017— After a big weekend of racing with a trio of Grade 1 events at Lone Star Park and Los Alamitos Race Course, the winners of those three races all jumped into the top 10 of the AQHA Racing National Polls. In the poll for 3-year-olds and up, Chazaq, who won the $956,500 Los Alamitos Super ...



By Martha Claussen VINTON, LA—NOVEMBER 14, 2017—On Saturday, July 8, Delta Downs closed out their live Quarter Horse season with a stakes-filled program. While the rich Lee Berwick Futurity might have gotten the lion’s share of attention, there was another extremely memorable race that evening. Louisiana-bred Magic Black Jack delivered ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 14, 2017—Live racing at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino returns on Friday, Dec. 15, and the 72-day meet will be energized by the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (Gr. 1) for Quarter Horses, the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) for Thoroughbreds and a highly lucrative stakes schedule worth over $5 million. World class Quarter Horse racing will also be part of the Sunland product. The 17th running of the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (Gr. 1) and the $200,000 Sunland Park Juvenile Championship are set for Sunday, Dec. 31. The $150,000 est. West Texas Derby will be run on Saturday, March 31. The ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 24, 2017—Horsemen and women are urged take advantage of a consignment deadline extension for the 2018 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City. The annual sale will be held January 18-20, 2018 at the Heritage Place Sale's pavilion in Oklahoma City. AQHA will hold their annual Racing Champions announcements for 2017 in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale on Wednesday, January 17. For an additional $50, consignors have until Friday, November 17th to get their entries in for the industry's leading annual mixed sale for stallions, mares, short yearlings (foals of 2017), horses of racing age, ...