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GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–NOVEMBER 20, 2022–StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the 2022 GRADE 1 Texas Classic Futurity and  GRADE 1Texas Classic Derby(G1).

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture KJ Desparado becoming only the fourth horse in history to ever pull off winning both the Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA–NOVEMBER 18, 2022–Today the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said congress unconstitutionally gave too much power to a nonprofit authority  it created in 2020 to develop and enforce horseracing rules.

The federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), is "facially ...



TUCSON, AZ–NOVEMBER 18, 2022–The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program will host the 48th annual Global Symposium on Racing from December 5 – 7, ...



By Brande J. Koltiska Wyoming Gaming Commission

CASPER, WY–NOVEMBER 17, 2022–During the Wyoming Gaming Commission meeting held Wednesday (NOV 16) in Casper, Wyoming the Commissioners approved the request by state operators to conduct 52 live race dates in Wyoming for 2023, the second year in a row ...



NEW YORK, NY–NOVEMBER 17, 2022–Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that defendants LOUIS GRASSO, RICHARD BANCA, and RENE ALLARD were sentenced to 50 months in prison, 30 months in prison, and 27 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in distributing adulterated and misbranded drugs in service of a racehorse doping scheme. 

Each defendant previously pled guilty to felony drug ...



SHAKOPEE, MN–NOVEMBER 17, 2022–Canterbury Park racing officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for a 54-day mixed-breed horse racing season in 2023.

The proposed meet would begin Saturday, May 27 and conclude Saturday, Sept. 16. Four days of racing per week would be conducted from July 12 through August 20 with racing on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. central and Sunday at 1 p.m. Three-day weeks would ...



ELGIN, TX–NOVEMBER 15, 2022–Scott Sherwood, Director of Racing for the Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA), released the following TQHA News and Notes today.

2023 TQHA Stallion Auction:

Starts December 1, 2022 and closes at NOON on ...



HOUSTON, TX—NOVEMBER 14, 2022—Nominations to the Grade 2 $450,000-est. Sam Houston Futurity and the Grade 3 $50,000-added Sam Houston Derby are due Thursday, December 15th.

The Sam Houston Futurity trials will be contested over 330 yards on Saturday, May 13th and final for the $75,000 added race will run-back at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, June 3rd.

Horsemen may nominate American Quarter Horse foals of 2021 by paying a nomination fee of $150 on or before Thursday, December 15th.

CLICK HERE to download a nomination and conditions form for the 2023 Sam Houston Futurity.

Make checks payable to Sam Houston Futurity and mail to: Sam Houston Race Park, Racing Office Attn: Sam Houston Futurity, 7575 N. Sam ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–NOVEMBER 13, 2022–Consignment deadline for Heritage Place Sales Company's first "Champions of The Future" Foal in Utero Sale are due Monday, November 14.

The Heritage Place "Champions of The Future" Foal in Utero Sale to be conducted online December 13 thru 15, 2022.

"The "Champions of The Future Sale" will be unique and a first for Heritage Place and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 11, 2022–Valeriano Racing Stables’ A Pollitical Candy V, Robert Harrison’s Pattys Saint, and Rosenthal Ranch’s Bomb Cyclone have accepted invitations to participate in the 50th running of the Grade 1 Champion of Champions to be held on Saturday, December 10 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

The golden anniversary running of the Champion of Champions will feature a $750,000 purse and one of the best fields in the 440-yard classic’s great history.

A Pollitical ...



DALLAS, TX—NOVEMBER 10, 2022— A New Mexico Racing Commission ruling to reverse a prior disqualification ...



DALLAS, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2022— StallioneSearch releases episode 28 of the QH Racing Talk Podcast today, featuring a discussion with Hall of Fame jockey and two-time Champion of Champions winner James Lackey.

On this episode,  Greg Thompson of StallioneSearch.com interviews the 1987 AQHA World Champion jockey James Lackey about his upbringing in Oklahoma to his career highlights during what industry historians feel was the heyday of racing in ...



DALLAS, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2022—A recent ruling filed by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission for a 2022 Stakes race that required a disqualification due to a medication positive.

SNOW CLOUD CARTEL has been disqualified from 4th place in the Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA–NOVEMBER 8, 2022–Nominations for the 2023 300 yard $400,000-est. Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) are due Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

Trials $100,000-added race for 2-year-old Louisiana-breds are set March3 and 4 and the final will run back on March 25.

The 2022 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) had a record purse of $394,690

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–NOVEMBER 6, 2022–StallioneSearch.com cpmc;ides its webcast coverage of the three-day 2022 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand at the third and final-session to capture footage of the top three-sellers from the closing day of the 2022 November sale in ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–NOVEMBER 5, 2022–StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the three-day 2022 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand at the third-session to ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–NOVEMBER 4, 2022–StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the three-day 2022 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand at the first session to capture footage of the top three-sellers from the first day of the 2022 November sale in Oklahoma City. 

Three-yearlings headlined the opening session as ...



ASHLAND, KY–NOVEMBER 4, 2022–The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve new partners in the racetrack and equestrian center set to be built in eastern Kentucky.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will serve as a financial partner to Revolutionary Racing Kentucky, while Keeneland Association will also be a partner. Both ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—NOVEMBER 3, 2022—Nominations for the 2023 $65,000-added West Texas Derby (G3) are due Tuesday, November 15th.

Open to Quarter Horse foals of 2020, the West Texas Derby trials will be contested on Saturday, February 4th and the 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Sunland Park to compete in the 400-yard final on Saturday, February 25th, ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—NOVEMBER 2, 2022—The 2023 Quarter Horse live racing season will get underway at Louisiana Downs on Thursday, January 5. The 46-day meet will conclude on Saturday, April 1. Live racing will be conducted Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Post time will be 1:35 p.m. (Central).

Stall applications are due by ...




BLUFF DALE, TX–NOVEMBER 2, 2022–C.W. "Bubba" Cascio, 90, a race horse trainer, and two-time winner of the All American Futurity, having won in 1968 with Three Oh's, and again in 1970 with Rocket Wrangler, passed away today.

In 2002, Cascio was ...



ALTOONA, IA—NOVEMBER 2, 2022—The long-awaited day is this week for locally based Tyler’s Tribe, a stakes winner from Prairie Meadows’ 2022 Thoroughbred racing season, and its fanatic following of supporters.

The Iowa-bred two-year-old sensation will take part in Future ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 2, 2022—Heritage Place Sale Company will kick off festivities for their 45th Annual Heritage Fall Mixed Sale with the annual pre-sale party this evening, Wednesday (Nov. 2nd), in Oklahoma City.

The sale company will host the pre-sale event will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (CDT) with entertainment, drinks and viewing session. ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 2, 2022—A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors will be conducted Friday, November 18th at the in the John Henry Room at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana

Set for Noon to 4:30 p.m. (CST) all LQHBA members and the public are invited but not required to attend.

Please notify the LQHBA via phone or email if you plan to attend to ensure we have adequate seating and ...



ASHLAND, KY–OCTOBER 28, 2022–Joined by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, dozens of state and local officials and hundreds of supporters, Revolutionary Racing Kentucky broke ground Friday on what will be a world-class Quarter Horse track, equestrian center and entertainment complex.

The $55 million investment in eastern Kentucky is expected to create hundreds of union construction jobs over the next year and, when complete, more than 200 good-paying, full-time positions. The track is expected to open for the 2024 racing season.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to take this step and we are excited about ...



AMARILLO, TX–OCTOBER 28, 2022–The 2023 AQHA Convention is slated for February 24-27 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Convention is a chance for breeders, trainers, owners and horse lovers to talk about issues affecting the industry and discuss proposed changes to the way AQHA does business.

Join AQHA at the convention to:

• Make a difference in your Association • ...




OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–OCTOBER 27, 2022–We appreciate you choosing to participate in our races and everyone making their payment on or before the 15th of the month.

Recurring payments will be automatically deducted on the 15th of each month. If you need to drop your horse from the race or stop the automatic deduction, notify OQHRA in writing 5 days prior to ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 27, 2022—The 2022 racing season at Prairie Meadows proved beneficial for local Quarter Horse qualifiers to the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championships held at Horseshoe Indianapolis on Saturday, October 22.

Valiant Miss Priss and Nothin Like You both won ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 26, 2022–Nominations for the 2022 StallioneSearch.com Claimers Cup Series at Lone Star Park close on Friday (OCT 28).

The StallioneSearch.com Claimers Cup is a series of three-races at Lone Star Park to be contested December ...



ASHLAND, KY–OCTOBER 24, 2022–Ground will be broken Friday for the construction of a world-class horse racing facility in eastern Kentucky. The ceremony begins ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 23, 2022–StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championship weekend on StallioneSearch.com and Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the running of ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 23, 2022–StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championship weekend on StallioneSearch.com and Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the running of ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 23, 2022–StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championship weekend on StallioneSearch.com and Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the running of the Grade 2 $158,127 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship on ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 23, 2022–StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championship weekend on StallioneSearch.com and Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the running of ...



BROWNSVILLE, TX–OCTOBER 21, 2022–Visitation will be today f(Oct. 21) from noon until to 8pm with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 pm at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home for Manuel Pizana, 30 of Brownsville, Texas. The devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away Sunday, October 16th, 2022. Visitation continues Saturday (Oct. 22) from noon to 8pm. Chapel opens at 8am on Sunday, (Oct. 23) with a chapel ...



VILLE PLATTE, LA–OCTOBER 21, 2022–Funeral services for Leroy Larouse Fontenot, 69, will be held at 7PM Monday October 24, 2022, in the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will begin at 10AM until the time of services.

Mr. Fontenot, a resident of Ville Platte, passed away Thursday October 20, 2022 at his residence. He was a lifelong businessman, described as helpful ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–OCTOBER 20, 2022–The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association will be recognizing members of the Oklahoma quarter horse racing industry at the OQHRA Awards Banquet Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Grand Casino in Shawnee, OK.

To nominate a horse, person or ranch/business to the OQHRA Hall of Fame you will need to submit a nomination form by Dec. 1st to the OQHRA office. Nomination forms can be found on the OQHRA website, both in PDF and online versions. Be sure to submit your nominations by Dec. 1st.

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SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 19, 2022–Five AQHA Bank of America Challenge Championships will lead an action-packed card for Quarter Horse racing Saturday (OCT 22) at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

By Martha Claussen

SHELBYVILLE, INDIANAOCTOBER 14, 2022–An influx of Quarter Horse breeders, trainers, owners and industry leaders will arrive in Indiana this month for the Bank of America Challenge Championships.

It will be the first time for Horseshoe Indianapolis to host the prestigious event and the track and members of the Indiana Quarter Horse Racing Association (QHRAI) are ready for the big night on October 22.

Those first-time visitors ...



DALLAS, TX—OCTOBER 14, 2022—StallioneSearch.com launched its annual "Bank of America Challenge Championship Preview" section today.

This special section posted each year, prior to the Bank of America Challenge Championships, includes bios, pedigree, photo, owner, trainer and jockey information on the finalist ...



JAMAICA, NY–OCTOBER 11, 2022–Andrew Offerman, who hold advisory and governance positions on a number of horse racing organizations including the AQHA Racing Committee has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Operations for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).

He will oversee frontside operations ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM–OCTOBER 11, 2022–The New Mexico Horsemen's Association claimed victory in a funding dispute with the state's racing commission and racetracks, citing a recent  order by New Mexico District Court Judge Victor S. Lopez.

The organization distributed a press release today stating that Lopez determined the New Mexico Racing Commission improperly required horsemen, through their purse accounts, ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—OCTOBER 11, 2022—Nominations for the 2023 $125,000-added Shue Fly (RG3) are due Tuesday, November 1st.

For New Mexico-bred foals of 2020, The Shue Fly will contest trials on Sturday, January 7th and the 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Sunland ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–OCTOBER 11, 2022–Recipient 'Mare Forms' for the Oklahoma Breeders and Development Program are due Tuesday, November 1, 2023.

Foals being carried by recipient mares will not be Oklahoma Bred eligible if this form is nOt turned in by November 1. Breeders are urged to send in the form, even if ...



DALLAS, TX—OCTOBER 10, 2022—With a closing nomination date of October 28th for the three upcoming StallioneSearch.com Claimers Cup Stakes events set to debut during the 2022 Fall Meeting of Champions at Lone Star Park, track officials will host an ...



LETTSWORTH, LA–OCTOBER 9, 2022–Funeral services for LQHBA Hall of Famer Sanford "Dale" Rogers will be conducted Tuesday (OCT 11) at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) at Escude Funeral Home in Moreauville, Louisiana.

Brother Larry Thibodeaux will officiate.  ...



BLANCHARD, OK–OCTOBER 9, 2022–Jody Miller, a Grammy award winning county-pop music pioneer with ties to the Quarter Horse racing industry, died on October 6 ...




ROCK SPRINGS, WY–OCTOBER 8, 2022–Nominations for the 2023 $150,000-est. Sweetwater Downs Futurity are due Tuesday, November 1st.

Open to Quarter Horse foals of 2021 the $50,000 added race will be contested over 350 yards. The dates for trails and finals are to be determined. The 2022 Sweetwater Downs Futurity final ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 7, 2022— It’s an all-stakes Late Pick Four on Saturday night at Los Alamitos with the $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship being the final leg of this action-packed sequence ...



CARENCRO, LA–OCTOBER 5, 2022–Funeral services for longtime jockey . Donald Ray Watson, Sr. are Saturday in Opelousas, Louisiana. Watson, 57, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 4). He was born July 7, 1965.

Service will begin at 11:00 AM  (CDT) Saturday (OCT 8) at Bellevue Street Baptist Church in Opelousas. Interment will ...