POCATELLO, ID—MAY 28, 2020—Pocatello Downs has been approved for "Live Horse Racing" to begin June 3rd Initially races will be conducted spectator-free with licensed essential personnel only. Opening day will be highlighted with trials to the $10,000 added “Crush The Curve” open Futurity along with the $7,500 added “Ice Breaker” Quarter Horse sprint. Pocatello Downs Plans first post time @ 4:30 pm (MDT) on Wednesdays through much of the summer. The track's primary goal is to provide intermountain horsemen and woman a place to come and race safely. Many tracks throughout our region are struggling to reopen due to the Covid19 Pandemic. For the first time Pocatello ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 28, 2020—Oklahoma District Court Judge Natalie Mai denied a “Petition for Temporary Restraining Order, Temporary Injunction and Permanent Injunction” on Tuesday that would have allowed AQHA Racing's 2019 Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding Trump My Record to compete in Saturday's Grade 2 $248,000 Heritage Place Derby at Remington ...


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SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 28, 2020—The Indiana Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved Indiana Grand’s modified request for race dates in 2020. The 94-day season will begin on Monday, June 15th and finish on Wednesday, November 18th on a Monday through Thursday basis with four select Saturdays of Quarter Horse-only racing over the span of the meet. Also approved as a part of the agenda was a request by Indiana Grand and the Indiana horsemen’s groups to offer what is believed to be the lowest takeout on any wager in North America. The request asking for the Pick 5 to be offered at a takeout of 11.99% was also approved unanimously and will take place on the last five thoroughbred ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 27, 2020—Remington Park has announced that, with the health and safety of its patrons as its number one priority, it will begin to reopen its facilities to patrons. The racetrack will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements, and has ...



ALTOONA, IA—MAY 27, 2020—A revised stakes schedule for the 2020 Prairie Meadow Quarter Horse meet is now available on the IQHRA website. The Prairie Meadows Board of Directors approved a recommendation last week by the track's President and CEO, Gary Palmer, to open the track's backstretch June 1, 2020. Backstretch safety protocols, due to the COVID-19 virus, will be announced soon. In conjunction with the backstretch opening, racing dates have been tentatively requested and will go to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s June 4 meeting for their approval. For Quarter Horses, those tentative racing dates are from June 26-September 26, a total of 54 days of racing. Racing will be ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—MAY 27, 2020—LQHBA will conduct their "hip-drawing" for the 2020 LQHBA Yearling Sale on Thursday, June 4th at the association office in Alexandria. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this year's drawing will be conducted under the oversight of by LQHBA Board Members only. "We regret the protocol, but we want to ensure the ...



AJAX, ONT—MAY 25, 2020—The fastest horses in the land will be back in action at Ajax Downs on Wednesday June 10, opening day of the 21-card Quarter Horse racing season.

Racing will be held each Wednesday through the summer with a post time of 12:55 p.m. (EDT).

For the time being, there will not be any spectators allowed at the track thus the change this year from the usual Sunday afternoon race and event days to Wednesdays. Fans, can, however, watch the tracks live feed on the Ajax Downs website by CLICK HERE and can wager through Horseplayer Interactive. As with all other racetracks in Ontario, Ajax Downs' is getting a late start to its 2020 racing season due to the COVID-19 ...




OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 24, 2020—The Grade 1, $210,000 Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship on the final day of the season, Saturday, May 30, may turn out to be the most competitive stakes race of the meet. Of the 14 horses nominated for this race at 440 yards, five have won stakes races at Remington Park this season and another is the 2018 All American Futurity winner. Among the rest of the nominees, five missed winning a stakes race here by less than a length. The five stakes winners this season are Eagles Fly Higher, who has twice been to the winner’s circle in stakes events at Remington Park in 2020 – the $50,000 Eastex Stakes on March 21 and the $84,000 Sooner State Stakes on April 18 when he upset Apocalyptical Jess. That horse won the richest race in American ...



ALTOONA, IA—MAY 22, 2020—Today Gary Palmer, President and CEO of Prairie Meadows, on behalf of the executive staff, recommended the backside be opened June 1st. This recommendation was then approved by a vote of the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors. Backside safety protocols, due to the COVID-19 virus, will be announced soon. In conjunction with the backside opening, racing dates have been tentatively requested and will go to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s June 4th meeting for their approval. For quarter horses, those tentative racing dates are from June 26th-September 26th, a total of 54 days of racing. Racing will be ...



SHAKOPOEE, MN—MAY 22, 2020—After last week submitting for approval to the Minnesota Racing Commission a revised 52-day race meet schedule beginning June 10, Canterbury Park officials today announced an estimated $10 million purse structure and stakes schedule. Daily purse distribution will average nearly $200,000 per race day and the stakes schedule has been reduced to a total distribution of approximately $2.3 million, with several stakes eliminated and others taking purse cuts. The adjustments are a result of a shortened meet and anticipated loss in purse revenues generated by Canterbury Park’s operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The revised overnight purse and stakes schedules are contingent on finalizing an amendment to the SMSC (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux ...



CASPER, WY—MAY 22, 2020—During the Wyoming Gaming Commission Special Meeting held Thursday, the Wyoming Gaming Commission approved a request from Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC to amend their races dates for 2020. The request was based on the impacts of the Coronavirus and from a health and safety standpoint as well as the economic downturn of ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 22, 2020—Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has released its revised Quarter Horse Condition Book and Stakes Schedule for the 2020 season. Both are contingent upon the approval of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on the recently proposed racing dates of a 94-day season beginning on Monday, June 15th and finishing on ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 22, 2020—Consignments to the 42nd Annual Heritage Place Quarter Horse Yearling Sale are due Friday, June 12. The 42nd Annual Heritage Place Quarter Horse Yearling Sale will be held on September 25 & 26, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NEW! Online bidding will be available as an option for bidding on horses this ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—MAY 21, 2020—Bar & Book at Lone Star Park will reopen Friday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. (CDT) with occupancy limited to 25% capacity and all appropriate physical distancing measures in place. The health and safety of our patrons and employees continues to be our top priority. We continue to monitor closely all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements, and we have implemented operational procedures and protocols throughout Bar & Book. Lone Star Park's 2020 Thoroughbred Racing season will also begin Friday, May 22. At this time, racing operations will be conducted with no spectators. We will post updates to our website based upon the best available information and through social media as they occur. ...



BATON ROUGE, LA—MAY 20, 2020—In an emergency meeting held today (Wednesday) the Louisiana State Racing Commission unanimously approved the request to amend the 2020 Quarter Horse racing dates for Delta Downs. Originally scheduled to kick off on April 17th, but delayed due to the Governor's COVID-19 restrictions, Delta Downs 2020 Quarter Horse meet will now get underway on June 10th and continue for 36 race days through August 22. Delta Downs released an amended Quarter Horse stakes schedule on Tuesday (see related story). The track will ...