GUTHRIE, OK — JANUARY 16, 2018 — The first foal by undefeated, 2-time Champion Jess Good Candy, made her debut at Lazy E Ranch on New Year's Day. The sorrel filly is out of the Tres Seis mare Tres Seis Folszookie and is a 1/2 sister to multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Hold Air Hostage ($1,216,317). The filly ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 16, 2018—Due to freezing temperatures and snow, officials have canceled today's (Jan. 16) race card at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Racing will resume on Saturday, January 20 with this week’s feature, the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (see related story). The stakes drew a competitive field of ten accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds going 350 yards.

Louisiana Downs Dates and Post Times The 2018 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs got underway on Saturday, January 6. The 46-day meet includes 12 stakes highlighted by the first official championship for 2-year-olds, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity on March 17. Live racing will take place Saturday, Sunday, Monday and ...



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By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—JANUARY 15, 2018—Jockey Kassie Guglielmino recorded a riding triple at Portland Meadows on the Monday program which offered nine races. Guglielmino struck first with L Bar D Genuine Red in the third race of the day at 300 yards. Owned and Trained by Hillary Durham, Guglielmino has been the exclusive rider for the four year old son of Genuine Strawfly spanning all the way back to his two year old career. She then guided First Ballot to victory upon arrival from Santa Anita in the sixth race at five and one half furlongs. The young equine pilot completed the hat trick with a score atop Kalakala in the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JANUARY 15, 2018—AQHA Racing Champions for 2017 will be announced during a ceremony Wednesday evening at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. The 2018 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale will kick off on Thursday and run through Saturday. A pre-sale party will be held at 5:00 p.m. (CST) prior to the Racing Champions announcements. The Racing Champions Ceremony will start at 6 p.m. and will also be aired live via a webcast at aqha.com/racing. The public is invited to attend. Dress code for men in coat and tie and ladies cocktail attire. Anyone planning to attend should email their RSVP to jhanke@aqha.org. For a complete list of contenders by division CLICK HERE. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JANUARY 15, 2018—Visit AQHA representatives in the arena of Heritage Place to:
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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 14, 2018—Los Alamitos Race Course had a record Pick Four pool for a Saturday night of $208,300 on January 13, a figure that is also the second highest ever for a night program at the southern California oval.

The pool is second only to the $239,868 wagered on Sunday, May 7, 2017. These are the only two occasions in which the early Pick Four pool has gone over the $200,000 mark during a night program at Los Alamitos.

The new early Pick Four mark for a Saturday evening crushed the previous track record of $172,805 posted on Saturday, May 3, 2014. A new Saturday record was already in place as nearly $180,000 had already been added to the pool while the ...




PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ—JANUARY 12, 2017—J and J Equine Enterprises, a Phoenix-based ownership group, has purchased Yavapai Downs in Prescott Valley, Arizona from a federal bankruptcy court for $3.22 million. The new owners, who plan to invest millions of dollars in improvements, include Tom, Dave, and Mike Auther, Joe Jackson, and Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen. The 120-acre track property includes a 90,000 square-foot clubhouse/grandstand and accommodations for 800 horses. The group say they are planning a first-rate facility that will draw on the area's growing population.

According to Johnsen the next step will be to get a racing license and simulcast license ...




SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 12, 2018—Sunland Park Racetrack Casino and Hotel features the best in Tequila and Margaritas on Saturday afternoon. The third annual Tequila and Margarita at The Park Festival will feature over 45 tequilas and a variety of flavored margaritas. Guests can purchase 10 sample tickets for $20. There will also be live ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JANUARY 11, 2017—The OQHRA Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on February 24, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Champions of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Oklahoma Bred Program, the American Quarter Horse Racing ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 11, 2018—J Fire Up, winner of the Los Alamitos Two Million and Golden State Million futurities last year, and Mr Pyc To You, victorious in the $750,000 Champion Of Champions last December, are among nominees for year-end honors to be presented at the 2017 PCQHRA Awards Banquet ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JANUARY 10, 2018—Caesars Entertainment's purchase of Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson cleared a federal regulatory hurdle this week. According to industry news reports, the Federal Trade Commission has waived the waiting period mandated under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. Caesars, which emerged from bankruptcy in October, is purchasing Centaur Gaming, owner of the two Indiana racinos, for $1.7 billion. "This important milestone brings us one step closer to completing this acquisition, which is part of our post-emergence, inorganic growth strategy," Frissora said in a media ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JANUARY 10, 2017—The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association has set its agenda for its annual business meeting, to be held at the Albuquerque Uptown Marriott Hotel at 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE on Thursday, January 25. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. (MST). Nomination and voting for trustees will begin at 1:30 and will be ...



ALTOONA, IA—JANUARY 10, 2017— The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has approved more than $8 million in renovations for two projects at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Prairie Meadows chief executive officer Gary Palmer said that $6 million of the renovations are for the convention center area adjacent to the casino. "It’s going ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JANUARY 9, 2018—Remington Park live racing will resume in two months from today when the 2018 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season gets underway on March 9. A lucrative stakes schedule awaits horsemen and horses with an estimated $5.3 Million ready to be distributed to worthy competitors. The Grade 1, $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity is the richest single event of the season, taking place on the final day of the meeting on Saturday, June 2. The Heritage Place Futurity, a 350-yard event, will lead a program filled with eight stakes races to close the schedule. The Heritage Place Futurity, with trials on May 11 & 12, will cap the series of three lucrative futurities for talented ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 9, 2017— Stan Fulton, owner of Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino and pioneer of slot machines, died January 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada where he lived. He was 86. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, at Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St., Hancock, Maryland. Born and raised in Maryland, ...