LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 26, 2020—Fred Scane, a Quarter Horse owner, breeder and stallion manager for over 40 years, passed away on Tuesday night. He was 82. A leading breeder and owner of some of the biggest names in the sport, Scane’s vast experience in the racing industry included owning Scane Ranch in Chino, where leading stallion Merridoc stood, and later a ranch in Murrieta, where he boarded Quarter Horses for many leading ...



MUSKOGEE, OK—FEBRUARY 26, 2020—A memorial service for longtime Oklahoma horseman Charles Leggett, 82, will be held Monday (March 2). Leggett passed away Monday, February 24. Services will begin at 11:00 am (CST) at the Martin Luther King Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, 300 W. Martin Luther King Street. Born September 1, 1937, Charles was an avid owner and breeder, and a longtime member of AQHA and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing ...


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ALEXANDRIA, LA—FEBRUARY 26, 2020—LQHBA released key dates for horsemen and women to pay attention to for the coming month of March. They include:
  • MAR 01: 2020 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) 2nd payment: $250
  • MAR 01: 2020 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity Trials (LAD)
  • MAR 04: 2020 Delta Downs Lassie and Laddie 3rd Payment(s): ...



HOUSTON, TX—FEBRUARY 25, 2020—Horsemen wanting stalls for the 2020 Sam Houston Park American Quarter Horse Meet must get their applications into the Houston racetrack's racing office by Friday, March 6 In 2020, Sam Houston Race Park will host 23 days of live Quarter Horse racing from April 10 through May 30. The usual $450,000-est. Sam Houston Futurity(G2) and the $200,000-est. Sam Houston Derby(G3) will again be among the Quarter Horse racing season highlights. To download a 2020 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse stall application CLICK HERE. Additional information that horsemen and women should be aware of for the 2020 meet ...



MENIFEE, CA—FEBRUARY 24, 2020—Burns Ranch reported today their multiple stakes winner and multiple champion sire Stel Corona died suddenly today. He was 20-year-old. In statement on Burn Ranch's Facebook they said "We are saddened to say we lost an amazing stallion. He will be missed at Burns Ranch." Owned by a syndicate, the son of leading sire Corona Cartel was a Grade 2 stakes winner. He won or placed in 16 of 25 career starts and earned $111,584. Trained by Paul Jones he won the PCQHRA Breeders' Derby(G2), Sooner Trailer Stakes, Huntington Habour Handicap and was second in the Pomona Express Stakes and 3rd and Burbank Handicap. He was also a ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 22, 2020—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. Horsemen, horsewomen, friends, and family are invited to attend the gathering to remember the longtime Quarter Horse owner, breeder and racing official. Hartley ...



PLEASANTON, TX—FEBRUARY 21, 2020—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. Winners Award won or placed in eight of 18 career starts and earned $80,148. He won the TQHA Sires' Cup Stakes and was third in the Dash For Cash Derby(G1). He also was a finalist in the Ruidoso Futurity(G1), Texas Classic Derby(G1), Ruidoso Derby(G1), All American Juvenile Invitational (RG3), TQHA Classic(RG3), West Texas Juvenile Invitational and Santa Rosa Handicap. From a limited number ...



HOBBS, NM—FEBRUARY 21, 2020—Zia Park released nomination forms today for four 2020 Quarter Stakes schedule to run at New Mexico racetrack this fall. Distances for the tracks four major Quarter Horse races have reduced for the first time in the track's 16-year-history. OPEN BRED NOMINATIONS
Hobbs America Futurity(G2)
American Quarter Horses foals of 2018 can nominate to the $225,000-est. Grade 2 Hobbs America Futurity April 15th for $100. Trails for the Grade 2 ...



ANAHEIM, CA—FEBRUARY 20, 2020—Mary Lynette Parsons of Anaheim, California died on Tuesday surrounded by her loving husband and adoring children. She was 67. She and her husband, Mark, raced numerous horses at Los Alamitos Race Course including Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby winner Kobe. Mary was born March 3, 1952. She and Mark ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—FEBRUARY 20, 2020—A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors will be conducted Friday, February 28th, at the association's office in Alexandria, Louisiana on 105 Carlyon Lane. Set for 10:00 am (CST), all LQHBA members and the public are invited but not required to attend. For additional information visit the ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—FEBRUARY 19, 2020—Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will host its 24th annual National Anthem auditions on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (weather permitting). Soloists, duos, groups, choirs and instrumentalists are invited to try out for a chance to sing the National Anthem on one of Lone Star Park's 70 live racing dates in 2020. The auditions will be held outdoors in the winner's circle, and performers will be shown and recorded on the racetrack's infield Daktronics board. Hopefuls will have two minutes to perform their version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" - a cappella for vocalists - and will be judged by Lone Star Park officials. This year we are not taking reservations. Only walk-ups, so come ...



EVANSTON, WY—FEBRUARY 18, 2020—Stakes schedules for the 2020 Energy Downs and Sweetwater Downs was released today. Energy Downs will host the live race meet June 12 thru June 28 and Sweetwater Downs will run seven days August 28 thru September 13. A spokesperson for the tracks said they estimate purses for the 2020 race season to be $900,000 from WHR and with Horsemen's funds for nominations and entry fees total purses could reach around $1.5 million. Below is the complete stakes schedules for both tracks:
Gillette Energy Downs 2020 Stakes Schedule
2020 Live ...



ALTOONA, IA—FEBRUARY 17, 2020—Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of a preview condition book for Quarter Horse races offered from June 12 through June 29. The full 2020 Mixed Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing season at Prairie Meadows begins on May 1 when Thoroughbred racing will lead off the 84-day season from May 1 - June 8. Quarter Horse racing will join the daily program starting June 12 through the remainder of the season, which ends September 26. The Quarter Horse preview condition book, available at prairiemeadows.com or Prairie Meadows’ Racing Office, includes a listing of races offered ...



HOUSTON, TX—FEBRUARY 14, 2020—Sustaining payments and late nominations for the 2020 Grade 2 $450,000-est. Sam Houston Futurity and the 2020 Grade 3 $200,000-est. Sam Houston Derby, to be held at Sam Houston Race Park, are due Saturday (Feb. 15). Nominated Quarter Horse foals of 2018 must pay a sustaining fee of $400 to remain eligible for the $100,000-added 330 yard Sam Houston. Trials will be contested Saturday; April 18 and the finals will be run back on Saturday May 9. Late nominations to the 2020 Sam Houston Futurity(G2) can ...