GRANTS PASS, OR—NOVEMBER 25, 2020—Grants Pass Downs, Oregon's premier horse racing track, capped its 2020 fall commercial meet on November 10 with a banner final week that saw more than $1.3 million wagered, including a record-shattering $868,632 on closing day. The meet, which featured 16 race dates and 144 races, boasted a daily average of $67,086 in purses and an average field size of 8.03 starters per race. It was Grants Pass Downs' most successful commercial meet yet, with a total handle exceeding $6 million – a new record for the track. Spotlighting several prominent races including the Grants Pass Mile, the Luckii Sprint Series, the Far West Quarter Horse Futurity, and ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 25, 2020—A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors will be conducted Wednesday, December 9th, at Evangeline Downs. in the Pre-Function Room, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas. Set for 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (CST), LQHBA members and the public are invited but not required to attend. Evangeline Downs will allow ...


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BLANCO, TX—NOVEMBER 23, 2020—Leading commercial breeder Juliana Hawn Holt has purchased the Grade 3 winning two-year-old daughter of champion and champion sire Tempting Dash, Aint She Tempting, from owners Levings Racing LLC and Dunn Ranch. Sunday night Aint She Tempting won her trial for the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1), qualifying with the ninth fastest time from the 98 two-year-old's participating in 12 trials at Los Alamitos Race Course. The $1,977,250 final will run back on Sunday, December 13th. Bred in Utah by McColee Land & Livestock LLC, the sorrel filly has compiled a (7) 3-3-1 record this season, earning $489,378. She ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVEMBER 23, 2020—Indiana Grand Racing & Casino completed its 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Thursday, Nov. 18. The abbreviated 96-day season offered 92 days of combined Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing along with four days dedicated directly to the sprinters to set a new record of $198,960,722 ...



DALLAS, TX—NOVEMBER 22, 2020—Javier Rosique's Grade 2 winner Jordan Eagle, a son of leading sire One Famous Eagle, died Saturday from colic. The multiple stakes winner was scheduled to start in the $100,000 B.F. Phillips Stakes(RG3) at Lone Star Park Saturday night but fell ill earlier in the day. Bred in Texas by Weetona Stanley, Jordan Eagle won or placed in nine of 12 career starts and earned. $260,858. Conditioned by Alonso Neri, he made his first start in the Dash For Cash Futurity(G2) trial a year ago, qualifying and winning the Dash For Cash Juvenile Stakes. He finished his 2-year-old season with four consecutive wins including the Evangeline Downs Futurity. This season ...



Q RACING—NOVEMBER 20, 2020—In the Quarter Horse racing world, Bobby Cox is a household name. The Fort Worth, Texas, resident has been running—and winning—with Quarter Horses since the 1970s. Currently an American Quarter Horse and Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame member, Cox is adding another feather to his cap with the induction to the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVEMBER 09, 2020—It’s been another stellar season for the Randy Smith Stable at Indiana Grand. The track’s all-time leading Quarter Horse trainer earned his sixth straight title and those associated with his barn swept the other categories for Quarter Horse racing during the 2020 racing season. Horses from the Smith Stable won 54 races during the abbreviated 96-day racing season with total purse money in excess of $1.4 million. Both tallies eclipsed the records set by Smith during the 2015 racing season, which included 120 racing days, making the new records even more impressive. Smith also won seven races on the Saturday, Oct. 3 racing program, which matched ...



SACRAMENTO, CA—NOVEMBER 19, 2020—According to an article by Bryon King published today on Bloodhorse.com the California Horse Racing Board tabled a vote to approve the license for Los Alamitos Race Course until next month, pending the track's written plan to reduce the number of racehorses receiving ...



COLLEGE STATION, TX—NOVEMBER 17, 2020—A significant part of the West Texas A&M University campus that includes the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) Building and the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) now bears the name of Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Charles W. "Doc" Graham '53, one of the world's top equine veterinarians. The naming of the Charles W. "Doc" Graham '53 DVM, The Texas A&M University System Center was recently approved during the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents' quarterly meeting. "Dr. Graham is held in such esteem around Texas and around the country for his brilliance in the field of equine ...



SACRAMENTO, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2020—Darrel J. Vienna, a Bonsall, California based attorney, filed a formal complaint with the California Horse Board late Tuesday on behalf of Pat Guthrie, co-owner of multiple grade 1 winner Danjer. According to the complaint, Guthrie is seeking the intervention of the California Horse Racing Board as a result ...



SHAKOPOEE, MN—NOVEMBER 16, 2020—Canterbury Park racing officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for 65 racing dates in 2021 beginning May 18 and running through Sept. 16. With the request came the caveat that future impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic may necessitate an amendment to the request. ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 13, 2020—New restricted COVID-19 restrictions announced today (Nov. 13) by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has forced "live racing" to be suspended at Zia Park through November 30. The New Mexico restrictions close in-person activities at nonessential businesses, including horse racing, from Nov. 16-30. The ...