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JENNINGS, LA—NOVEMBER 30, 2021—A Funeral Mass for Dr. Barry James Petry, 61, will be held on Wednesday, December 1, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Susil Fernando officiating. Visitation will be held at Miguez Funeral Home on today (Nov. 30) from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Cremation will ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX— NOVEMBER 28, 2021—-StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the 2021 Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and Texas Classic Derby(G1) weekend on Stallionesearch.com and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand Saturday night to capture the 28th running of running of the $1,114,815 Texas ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX— NOVEMBER 28, 2021—-StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the 2021 Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and Texas Classic Derby(G1) weekend on Stallionesearch.com and on Facebook.

On this episode, Stallionesearch.com was on hand Saturday night to capture the 28th running of running of the Grade 1 $393,415 Texas ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 27, 2021—The points series at 1,000 yards culminates with $110,000 in purse money on the line on Saturday night with the $50,000 final and a pair of $30,000 undercard finals also on tap. The $50,000 final brings together all of the top runners at this distance led by points leader Castle Gate, the win machine named ...



By Martha Claussen GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS—NOVEMBER 23, 2021—The lion’s share of attention on Saturday’s Texas Classic card at Lone Star Park may be on the $1.1 million Texas Classic Futurity (G1). But star power will also be on display in the Texas Classic Derby (see related story) as ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—NOVEMBER 22, 2021—The highly anticipated Sunland Park live racing season begins on Friday, December 31. Post time to start the 62nd season will be 12:25 p.m. A 55-day meet is planned and extends through Sunday, April 3, 2022. Well-armed with a dazzling array of stakes races, Sunland Park offers some of the most ...



By Martha Claussen GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS—NOVEMBER 20, 2021—It’s universal in sports that most win streaks have to end at some point and it’s never easy. At Ruidoso Downs on Sunday, September 5, Empressum, the ultra-talented Oklahoma-bred gelding, lost his bid to win his ninth consecutive race of the year and complete Quarter Horse racing’s ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 20, 2021—Fourteen trials to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity are on tap for this Sunday night. At stake will be the 10 qualifying spots to the Grade 1 400-yard final, which will offer its richest purse since 2014. ...



SACRAMENTO, CA—NOVEMBER 18, 2021---The California Horse Racing Board approved two license applications for racing at Los Alamitos during a teleconference meeting on Wednesday (Nov 17). The traditional night Quarter Horse meet conducted by the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association, will open December 26, 2021 and run through ...



NORMAN, OK—NOVEMBER 15, 2021— Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday (Nov. 18) at the Primrose Funeral Service, 1109 North Porter Avenue in Norman, Oklahoma for longtime Oklahoma horseman Andrew "Andy" Smith. Smith, of Norman, died on November 10th following a long battle with kidney disease and diabetes. He was 71. Mr. ...



FINLEY, WA—NOVEMBER 15, 2021—Harry James MacRoberts, 74, of Finley, Washington, while surrounded by loving family, passed away at his home on Monday, November 8, 2021, from complications of bone cancer. The family expresses deep, heartfelt gratitude to Chaplaincy Hospice Care for fulfilling Harry’s desire to begin his new journey on his own ...



GUTHRIE, OK—NOVEMBER 14, 2021—In a special TRACK Magazine Monday Report published today (Nov. 14), Lazy E Ranch announced Monty McNair will join the Lazy E Ranch management team. "We are extremely excited to add someone with Monty's experience and credentials here at Lazy E Ranch," Butch Wise ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—NOVEMBER 12 2021—Nominations for the 2022 $100,000 added Grade 2 West Texas Futurity are due Monday, November 15 and for the 2022 $175,000-added restricted Grade 2 New Mexico Spring Futurity are due Wednesday, December 1. For Quarter Horse foals of 202, the 62nd running of the West Texas Futurity will contest trials valued ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVEMBER 12, 2021—The 19th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing ended Thursday (Nov. 11th) completing 123 days of racing. The meet Both breeds brought in record numbers for the year, showing a 47 percent increase in overall handle compared to similar dates in 2019. With the shortened season in 2020 due to ...



SHAKOPOEE, MN—NOVEMBER 12, 2021—Canterbury Park officials intend to offer 65 days of live horse racing in 2022. A request for a meet that would run Wednesday, May 18 through Saturday, Sept. 17 has been submitted for approval to the Minnesota Racing Commission. Purses are projected at $225,000 per day, similar to the 65-day 2021 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 12, 2021— he Grade 1 Champion of Champions is only a month away and the final presumptive berths to the $600,000 race are up for grabs this Sunday at Los Alamitos. Two divisions of the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials, which serve to the decided the final spots to the Champion of Champions, headline the weekend ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVEMBER 12, 2021—What a year it was for Mr Michel. The two-year-old son of the #2 leading third-crop sire Kiss My Hocks turned in numerous outstanding performances to score the most wins of the meet and earn the title of Leading Quarter Horse of the 2021 racing season at Indiana ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVEMBER 12, 2021—It was another great year for Williams Racing at Indiana Grand. The husband and wife team of Gwen and Randy Williams of LaCenter, Ky. topped the standings in the Leading Quarter Horse Owner category for the second straight year to earn the title. Horses owned by Williams Racing won 11 of 36 starts and were ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2021—Nominations for the 2022 $1-million-est. Heritage Place Futurity(G1), $250,000-est. Heritage Place Derby(G2) and new $100,000-est. Heritage Place Oaks are due Monday, November 15th. The $275,000-added 350 yard Heritage Place Futurity(G1), Oklahoma's richest horse race, is open ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 22, 2021—Horsemen and women wanting stalls for the 2022 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Meet must get their applications into the Oklahoma City racetrack's racing office by Tuesday, December 21st. In 2022, Remington Park will again host 50 days of live Quarter Horse racing from March 3 through May 28. ...



JUNO BEACH, FL—NOVEMBER 11, 2021—The Jockeys and Jeans Great American Stallion Season Sale is the only Stallion Season Auction that brings together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Stallions in one sale. This is a true opportunity to show the world that Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horse people will stand up for those who can no longer stand for ...



AMARILLO, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in a 2021 "Stakes Race" that required disqualifications due to medication positives.
  • AZARA has been disqualified from 6th place in the Zia Futurity race held on August 1, 2021 due to a medication violation ...



BLANCO, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2021—Cross Triangle Ranch announced today they have retired Grade 1 winner Apollitical Patty and Grade 2 winner Aint She Tempting from racing and they are slated to join Julianna Hawn Holt's premier broodmare band in 2022. Both are multiple graded stakes winning 3-year-old fillies. APOLLITICAL PATTY Grade 1 winner Apollitical Patty finished second in her last start, the Grade 1 $925,650 Los Alamitos ...



HELENA, MT—NOVEMBER 9, 2021—The Montana Board of Horse Racing has issued a total of 14 live race dates to tracks in Miles City and Great Falls. The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale meet will run seven days in 2022, up from four days in 2021. The dates for the Miles City meet are May 7-8, 14-15, and 20-22. The Great Falls Turf Club was ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—NOVEMBER 8, 2021—The 2022 Quarter Horse racing season will get underway at Louisiana Downs on Monday, January 10. The 46-day meet will conclude on Thursday, April 7. Louisiana Downs is now under new ownership. Rubico Acquisition Corporation purchased the Bossier City racetrack for $22 million with approval from both the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 5, 2021— The Los Alamitos Super Derby, the richest race for 3-year-olds of the meet at the Orange County oval, will headline the Quarter Horse weekend action here. As such, the Super Derby is one of the key races that will go under the microscope as part of episode 15 of the Los Alamitos Preview Show. The webcast show includes interviews four trainers with horses in the Super Derby. They are Jaime Gomez, who will saddle fastest qualifier Flash Bak, Mike Robbins, who conditions A Dash Of Sign and SC Divas Cartel Man, and Monty Arrossa, who trains Apollitical Patty and Fallout. The show will also take a look at the outstanding field in Saturday’s ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 4, 2021—Not only is it Breeders' Cup weekend, it's exciting live Quarter Horse racing at its best! For the first time in history Lone Star Park will divide the trials for the Grade 1, $1 Million Texas Classic Futurity into two nights, Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7. A total of 162 juveniles have ...



FARGO, ND—NOVEMBER 4, 2021—Horse Race North Dakota (HRND) is seeking a full-time General Manager to manage the North Dakota Horse Park located in Fargo, North Dakota. Duties will include, but are not limited
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the track
  • Conducting annual live race meet, including completing grant ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 3, 2021—The Quarter Racing Journal is a printed semi-annual, special-interest publication for the Association’s racing owners, breeders and fans. Within the pages of the Quarter Racing Journal, you’ll find in-depth stories and statistics. Here are some of the features in the December 2021 Quarter Racing Journal:
  • Pore through these stallion statistics to find the perfect cross for your mare
  • Recall the stories of the game changer sires – Dash For Cash and First Down Dash
  • Three stake records fell during the Bank of America Challenge Championships, do you know which ones?
  • The influence of the right kind of Thoroughbred is profound.
Be the first to receive the digital Quarter Racing Journal, sent right to your inbox as soon as it is released. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 2, 2021—AQHA On-Site Member Services will be at the Heritage Place 44th Annual Fall Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City to assist you with your AQHA business. Visit with an AQHA Member Experience representative to:
  • Check the status of pending paperwork.
  • Transfer a horse, no matter ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 30, 2021—StallioneSearch.com provides coverage of the 2021 $382,415 LQHBA Sale Futurity with a recap of the restricted Grade 1 race run tonight (Oct. 30) at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana.

StallionSearch.com was on hand to capture video of the running of the 350-yard stakes event ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 29, 2021—It’s Golden State Million Futurity weekend and episode 14 of the Los Alamitos Preview Show dives in to cover all the angles of this outstanding Grade 1-million-dollar race on Sunday night. The webcast show includes interviews with many of horsemen involved in the race led by assistant trainer Kasey Willis, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 29, 2021—Jockey Jose Cedillo enjoyed his first professional Quarter Horse victory after piloting Jose Beltran and Francisco Diaz’s Cartel Love to his second allowance win of the season in the ninth race on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The 22-year-old pilot was picking up his first win in only his 11th mount. ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2021—The Indiana Horse Racing Association (IHRA) held its annual banquet to honor and induct two new members to the Hall of Fame Sunday, Oct. 24 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Dr. James Carmichael, inducted posthumously, and Ernie Gaskin were the 18th and 19th individuals added to the prestigious list of leaders who have worked tirelessly to promote and support horse racing in the state of Indiana. Rachel McLaughlin served as emcee for the ceremony. ...



LEXINGTON, OK—OCTOBER 27, 2021—Funeral services F. Bert Lamb, 82, of Lexington, Oklahoma, will be held Monday, October 25, at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4401 East Maguire Road, Noble, OK 73068. Viewing will be Sunday, October 24, from 3-5 p.m. at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home, 127 S. Canadian Ave, ...



by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch.com ODESSA, TX—OCTOBER 26, 2021—-One of the top older-horses in the nation is reported to be on the road to full-recovery after a paddock accident that took place prior to the running of the 2021 $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship(G1) at The Downs at Albuquerque this past weekend. While the ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—OCTOBER 26, 2021—According to an article published today on the Shreveport Times website ( www.shreveporttimes.com) the Louisiana's Racing Commission approved the $22 million sale of Harrah's Louisiana Downs Racetrack & Casino to Rubico Gaming. The approval came after the ...



ROMA, TX—OCTOBER 26, 2021—A "Celebration of Live" for Simon Escamilla will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 28th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rio Grande City, Texas. Viewing will begin Wednesday (Oct. 27) and a Rosary is set for 6 pm at the Sanchez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City. Escamilla, 81, a longtime ...



SELMA, TX—OCTOBER 25, 2021—Five men will be inducted into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame during a ceremony set to be held November 20 at Lone Star Park. The inductees include AQHA Past President Dr. Jim Heird, Mike Robbins, Tommy Azopardi, Kenny Trout and Hal Wiggins. The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame memorializes the horses, jockeys, trainers and breeders who have significantly influenced and contributed to the history of horse racing in Texas. Also being recognized with the JoAnn Weber Distinguished Service Award is Jennifer Gibbs. The event’s special keynote speaker is American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame member ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—OCTOBER 22, 2021—Nominations for the 2022 $65,000-added West Texas Derby(G3) are due Monday, November 1st. For Quarter Horse foals of 2018, $8,900-est. trial races for the 58th running of the West Texas Derby will be contested over 400 yards on Friday, January 14, 2022. The final will runback on Saturday, February 5, 2022. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 22, 2021—Strong fields plus the running of the $20,000 Aqualina Handicap for 2-year-old fillies headline the Saturday card at Los Alamitos. The Los Alamitos crew covers the racing action during episode 14 of a fast moving 33-minute Preview Show now available at on demand on ...



TUCSON, AZ—OCTOBER 21, 201—The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has released the agenda for its 47th annual Global Symposium on Racing, to be held December 6-8 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson. Members of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) will be featured in a panel held on December 8. Also, ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 21, 2021—Turf Paradise announced on Wednesday that overnight purses will get a 30-percent increase and the track's stakes program will receive a $1-million infusion. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Turf Paradise will open its 2021-22 season on November 5. The 125-day meet will run five days a week through May 7, 2022. "The increases are a result of state and federal subsidies for horsemen's purses," said Turf Paradise general manager Vincent Francia. During Turf ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 20, 2021—LQHBA announced today they will award three scholarships totaling $6,000 during a live drawing to be held Saturday, October 30th at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas. Applicants must register in person beginning at 4:30 p.m. (CT) at Evangeline Downs on Saturday, October 30th. Registration will close promptly ...



RIRIE, ID—OCTOBER 19, 2021—Heaven gained another cowboy as Danny (Dan) Alvin Moon left this Earth on October 16, 2021, with his family at his side, after a battle with idiomatic pulmonary fibrosis. Dan was born on what is assumed to have been a sunny day on July 10, 1943, in Ellensburg, Washington, but then again, in Washington, it could ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 19, 2021—The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met Tuesday, Oct. 19 and approved a request for dates for the 2022 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The 127-day racing season will begin April 19 and end November 23, 2022. The schedule marks the most racing dates in one season for Indiana Grand ...



AMARILLO, TX—OCTOBER18, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in a 2021 "Stakes Race" that required disqualifications due to medication positives.
  • JESS A SATIN FLASH has been disqualified from 1st place in the First Moonflash Stakes race held on September 5, 2021 ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 17, 2021—There were five claims in the fourth race, a $12,400 2-year-old accredited Texas-Bred Quarter Horse $5,000 maiden claiming at 300 yards on Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Zsuzannah, a daughter of multiple stakes sire Hez Fast As Cash, was a 1-½ length winner under jockey Mario Delgado. Trainer James ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 15, 2021—Five trials to the Grade 1, Los Alamitos Super Derby headline the racing weekend at the Orange County track and are covered in depth during episode 13 of the Los Alamitos Race Course’s webcast show. Special guest on the show is PCQHRA president, owner, breeder and racing manager Vince Genco, who oversees ...



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