AMARILLO, TX—APRIL 9, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in 2020 "Stakes Races" that required disqualifications due to medication positives. MAJOR BITES has been disqualified from 1st place in the Jess Burner Memorial Handicap(RG2) race held on January 4, 2020 due to a medication violation. Freedom Flash, a son of champion First Moonflash, was moved to first and received earnings of $60,000 to increase his lifetime mark of $225,957. Rime Chime, a 5-year-old son of Sign To Be A Runaway, was move to second, earnings of $20,000 and Jess A Satin Flash, also by ...



LAS VEGAS, NV—APRIL 9, 2020—Boyd Gaming Corp. said this week it will place most of its 25,000 employees on unpaid furlough starting Saturday, a move predicated by the nearly month-long shutdown of its nationwide casino business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas-based Boyd, which operates 29 properties in 10 states, had ...


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GREAT FALLS, MT—APRIL 9, 2020—Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the board of the Great Falls Turf Club voted to cancel their 2020 State Fair Race Meet to be held in Great Falls, Montana July 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26. The Great Falls Turf Club is a non-profit organization that is financially responsible for the Great Falls race meet. With the ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—APRIL 9, 2020—Outstanding Louisiana Quarter Horse breeder and owner, Dale Rogers and exceptional racing champion Vals Fortune will be inducted into this year’s Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Hall of Fame. This is the fifth year that LQHBA has named its recipients, who add their names to an illustrious group of past honorees. Dale Rogers Dale Rogers has been a prominent Louisiana Quarter Horse breeder and racehorse owner for 50 years. Born in ...



By Nicole Lyn Mitchell
Special Contributor to StallioneSearch.com RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MARCH 31, 2020—The Kentucky Derby has traditionally run on the first Saturday in May since 1875. The recent rescheduling of the 2020 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodward Reserve, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, may result in a negative deficit for Quarter Horse wagering during All American weekend at Ruidoso Downs. However, It could also provide a connection to an undeveloped audience. With the exposure of racing as a whole that the Kentucky Derby brings, it would be assumed that the Derby running as a prelude to the All American weekend ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 8, 2020—Attention Horsemen - In addition to the protocols previously put into place by Remington Park regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the following procedures will go into effect immediately.
  • UPDATE April 8, 2020 - The new mask protocol will be in effect with all racing operations. You will be ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—APRIL 8, 2020—We know the excitement that you experience when registering or purchasing an American Quarter Horse is the best feeling in the world; it can only be rivaled by receiving the horse’s official AQHA certificate of registration in the mail. We are excited to announce a new added member benefit for American Quarter Horse owners! Effective April 2, once the AQHA paperwork is completed for a registration, transfer, duplicate or corrected certificate, owners will now automatically receive an emailed digital copy of the original registration certificate, if AQHA has an email address on file ...



ELGIN, TX—APRIL 8, 2020—Nominations for the 2020 TQHA Sires' Cup races are due Wednesday, April 15. Nominations are open to foals sired by TQHA Sires' Cup eligible stallions. CLICK HERE for a complete list of 2020 eligible stallions for the futurity and derby. ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 7, 2020—Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino announced today that the Stanley E. Fulton Family Foundation is making a commitment of $2,000,000 to assist New Mexicans. The Stanley E. Fulton Family Foundation was endowed by the long-time owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, the late Stanley E. Fulton. The gift will go to the All Together NM Fund, which will oversee the distribution of the gift to local charities and food banks in the areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. "I am immensely grateful every single day when I hear stories of generosity and compassion from all across the state as we grapple with this pandemic," said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. "This gift ...



EL PASO, TX—APRIL 7, 2020—Horse racing in New Mexico is facing a crisis. In a story by Felix Chavez published today in the El Paso Times, it is the consensus among horsemen that New Mexico should have live racing. Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, no live racing has been held in New Mexico since March 15 when Sunland Park Racetrack & ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—APRIL 7, 2020—In a Facebook post today, Harrah's Louisiana Downs announced they have extended their closures. The post said: "For the well-being of our team members and guests, Harrah's Louisiana Downs will be extending our temporary closure until further notice. Harrah's Louisiana Downs will monitor the evolving situation and work with local officials on a reopening date and a future announcement regrading reopening will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for our support in this matter." ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—APRIL 7, 2020—Bruce Salard, Executive Director of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association (LQHBA) said today that they LQHBA offices located in Alexandria will be closed on Friday, April 10. For additional information call (318) 487-9506 Or visit the LQHBA website at lqhba.com. ...



AJAX, ONT—APRIL 7, 2020—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ajax Downs has delayed its start to the 2020 Quarter Horse racing season which had been scheduled for Sunday, May 10. Training sessions at Ajax Downs, which were set to begin Apr. 20, have also been postponed indefinitely. Once a new start date to the racing season is announced, ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—APRIL 2, 2020—Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction (LACER) announced today they have gone to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday collection schedule instead of the normal every other day schedule our customers are accustomed to. "We have had to make several ...



SHAKOPOEE, MN—APRIL 6, 2020—Canterbury Park racing officials along with the Minnesota Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, the organization which represents owners, trainers and jockeys working at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, are continuing to formulate plans for a 2020 live racing season with a modified schedule. Prior to the ...



ELGIN, TX—APRIL 6, 2020—Sustaining payments for the 2020 $1 million-est. Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and the $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby(G1) are due Wednesday, April 15. A $400 payment is due April 15, 2020 to sustain American Quarter Horse foals of 2018 to the 2020 Texas Classic Futurity(G1). Trials will for the 400 yard race will ...