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CYPRESS, CA—OCTOBER 6, 2018—StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2018 Los Al Equine Sale Weekend from Los Alamitos Race Course on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the top-four high-sellers from the opening session at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale in Cypress, California. The Los Alamitos Equine Sale is a two-day event, concluding on Sunday October 7th. The final session, Hips 168 thru 333, will get underway promptly at 10 a.m. (PDT) . CLICK HERE to watch: 2018 Los Al Equine Sale Recap: Day 1. Coverage of the 2018 Los Alamitos Equine Sale ...



CYPRESS, CA—OCTOBER 5, 2018—-StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2018 Los Alamitos Equine Sale Weekend of coverage on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com visited the barn of trainer Mike Robbins at Los Alamitos Racecourse in Cypress, California. Robbins trains the second fastest qualifier Conquering Marie going into the $365,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2). Conquering Marie is a homebred daughter of leading first-crop sire Coronado Cartel, and was bred in Oklahoma and is owned by Reliance Ranches. CLICK HERE to watch: PCQHRA ...



Important Notice for Horsemen Remington Park and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association with approval of the OHRC have jointly agreed to implement a House Rule during the 2019 QH Mixed Meet requiring a clean hair test free of any prohibited drugs be submitted for every horse prior to entry in any race at the meet. It is very important for all owners and trainers planning to race at the Remington Park Quarter Horse Mixed meet in 2019 to be aware that every horse will be required to provide a clean hair test prior to being eligible to enter any races. Certain prohibited drugs have the ability to affect performance long ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 3, 2018—Trainer Jesus Nunez is continuing his recovery following triple bypass surgery at Anaheim Regional Medical Center on Sunday, September 30. Nunez said on Friday morning that he was hoping to be released as early as today. “It’s been tough,” Nunez said. “I had 14 stents put in a few years ago. I should be good now for a long time.” Nunez, the meet’s leading Thoroughbred trainer in 2017 and currently the breed’s leading trainer this season, was working ...



MUSKOGEE, OK—OCTOBER 5, 2018—James E. “Jimmy” Doolin, 68, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, September 26. He was born on July 22, 1950, to James Ethan Doolin and LaVerna Christine (Anderson) Doolin in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Jimmy graduated from Gore High School with the class of 1968. He then attended Connors State College and St. ...



CYPRESS, CA—OCTOBER 5, 2018—-StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the 2018 Los Alamitos Equine Sale Weekend of coverage on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com visited the barn of trainer Danny Montes at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California. Montes will saddle Estelline, the fastest qualifier going into Saturday's $365,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2). Montes discussed with StallioneSearch about his perspective of the Carters Cartel filly's trial race, as well as how the horse has been training since the trial. ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 4, 2018—Albuquerque Downs ended its 54-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet on September 23, recording increases in total wagering handle and average-per-race purse distribution. According to statistics provided to Equibase, total of $13,744,369 was wagered on Albuquerque Downs’ 515 live races, an increase of 5 percent over the $13,078,837 wagered on the track’s 543 live races during its 57-day season in 2017. The track’s average-per-race handle reached ...



ELGIN, TX—OCTOBER 4, 2018—Time of Entry payments for the 2018 $1 million-est. Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity and $400,000-est. Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby are next week. TQHA has reported that 262 two-year-old's remain eligible as of August 31 for the ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—OCTOBER 3, 2018—The AQHA Racing National Polls for 2-year-olds and older horses were both unchanged this week after a quiet weekend of stakes races, but a full slate of graded events this coming weekend has the potential to influence next week’s rankings. Even so, the leader of each poll – Jessies First Down in the older horse rankings and Apocalyptical Jess in the 2-year-old poll – look to be firmly entrenched at least until some of the Grade 1 stakes later this year. Only one ranked horse – No. ...



DALLAS, TX—OCTOBER 3, 2018—StallioneSearch.com continues the Film Of The Month series of short films being sponsored by Horse Logic on Stallionesearch.com, as well as on Facebook. The installment for the month of October is the first of a multi-part series where StallioneSearch.com's resident film maker, Greg Thompson, explores the dynamics of setting up a hypothetical Quarter Horse racing partnership called Millionaire 2B Partners. In the hypothetical setting, a 10-way partnership is formed to purchase four different yearlings, from four different yearling sales in ...



SOMERSET, WI—OCTOBER 2, 2018—Former Quarter Horse breeder John "Jack" Walsh, who was inducted into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame last month, died September 27. Walsh, 86, bred Quarter Horses in the 1970s and 1980s, before switching Thoroughbreds when Canterbury Park opened in 1985. He taught equine law for a number of years and ...



DALLAS, TX—OCTOBER 1, 2018—On Wednesday (Oct 3) StallioneSearch.com will continue its Film Of The Month series of short films sponsored by Horse Logic on Stallionesearch.com, as well as on Facebook. The installment for the month of October is the first of a multi-part series where StallioneSearch.com's resident film maker, Greg Thompson, explores the dynamics of setting up a hypothetical Quarter Horse racing partnership called Millionaire 2B Partners. In the hypothetical setting, a 10-way partnership is formed to purchase ...



JONES, OK—SEPTEMBER 30, 2018—A memorial service for longtime Oklahoma horseman John Lee Caldwell, better known to many as "Fat John", will be held at Remington Park Racetrack on Track North at 1:30 PM on Tuesday (Oct. 2). John passed from this life on Saturday (Sept. 29). A celebration of John's life with refreshments at the IOOF Lodge (7 ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 30, 2018—The Lone Star Park Racing Club presented the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund with a donation of $11,9243.34 on Saturday. The Lone Star Park Racing Club is a 501(c)(7) not for profit club that, for a minimal membership fee, provides insight into race horse ownership. The prodigious season experienced ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 27, 2018—The American Quarter Horse Association has policies concerning awards and publicity of horses and trainers with racing medication positives for a Class 1 substance, Class 2 substance, Clenbuterol, any prohibited substances in the presiding jurisdiction, or any medications other than those ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 27, 2018—Oscar Andrade Jr., the son of record setting jockey Oscar Andrade Sr. and graded stakes winning trainer Elena Andrade, will make his riding debut aboard My Friend Cindy in the seventh race on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Andrade Jr., who turned 17-years-old just a week ago, will pilot the Come On Boots ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—SEPTEMBER 27, 2018—Live racing will return to Evangeline Downs in less than a week with the start of the American Quarter Horse season on Wednesday, October 3. The 46-day meeting will run through December 18 and racing will be conducted on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule with a regular post time of 5:35 pm Central Time. ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—SEPTEMBER 27, 2018—Horsemen and women are reminded there are nominations due in November for three 2019 stakes races to be held during the 2019 American Quarter race meet January 8th thru March 21st at Louisiana Downs. A $200 nomination fee for the $100,000-est. 2019 Mardi Gras Derby is due Thursday, November 1. The 400 ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 26, 2018— essies First Down, who has topped the AQHA Racing National Poll for older horses virtually the entire racing season, on Sunday made his first start in more than three months, and he solidified his ranking with a victory in the $300,000 Albuquerque Fall Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs. In addition to maintaining his spot in the latest poll, the two-time reigning world champion earned a berth in the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1) on December 30. This latest victory was the 7-year-old FDD Dynasty gelding’s third Grade 1 ...



PRESCOTT, AZ—SEPTEMBER 25, 2018—The new Arizona Downs off-track-betting operation triggered a 25-percent surge in simulcast wagering for August, the facility’s first full month in business, over the same time frame in 2017, according to the state's racing commission.

Arizona Downs brought back wagering on racetracks across the country to the site of the old Yavapai Downs on July 13. The track, which last ran in 2010, was purchased in January by J&J Equine Enterprises LLC, an entity formed by brothers and Phoenix-based JACOR Partners principals Tom, Dave and Mike Auther and their partner Joe Jackson, along with longtime racing executive Corey Johnsen.

Renamed Arizona Downs, ...




OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-SEPTEMBER 23, 2018—- StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the 2018 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch was on hand was on hand during session three to recap the top-three highest sellers from the final day of the 2018 sale in Oklahoma City. CLICK HERE watch: Day 3 Recap of the 2018 Heritage Place Yearling Sale

Coverage of the 2018 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale is sponsored on StallioneSearch.com by Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Heritage ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—- StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2018 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch was on hand at session two to recap the top-three highest sellers from the second day of the 2018 sale in Oklahoma City. CLICK HERE watch: Day 2 Recap of the 2018 Heritage Place Yearling Sale

Coverage of the 2018 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale is sponsored on StallioneSearch.com by Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Heritage Place will also host the upcoming Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale on ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-SEPTEMBER 20, 2018—- StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the 2018 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook.

On this episode, StallioneSearch was on hand at session one to recap the top two sellers from the opening day of the 2018 sale in Oklahoma City. CLICK HERE watch: Day 1 Recap of the 2018 Heritage Place Yearling Sale Coverage of the 2018 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale is sponsored on StallioneSearch.com by Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Heritage Place will also host the upcoming ...



RUIDOSO, NM—SEPTEMBER 18, 2018—Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, America’s preeminent quarter horse race track, in conjunction with Rainmakers Resort and Club and the Spencer Performing Arts Theater, jointly announce the inaugural RAIN DANCE gala event to take place in July of 2019 in the Sacramento Mountains near Ruidoso, New Mexico. ...



SOROCABA, SP BRZ—SEPTEMBER 20, 2018—About 130 people, including breeders, owners, trainers, veterinarians, and students of veterinary medicine participated in the "Quarter Horse Clean Sport" Lecture at the Sorocaba Jockey Club in Sorocaba, San Paulo last month. The lecture is an initiative of the Jockey Club to publicize the importance of ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 20, 2018—If you feel the need, the need for speed, join us for Live Quarter Horse Racing featuring the world’s fastest horses. Lone Star Parks 2018 Quarter Horse season opens Friday, September 21 and runs through Saturday, November 10. Live racing will be held each Friday and Saturday night. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time is 6:05 p.m. central time for all dates. Opening weekend features some top three-year-olds competing to solidify a berth in the Grade 3, $200,000 Dash For Cash Derby on Friday and top two-year-olds on Saturday competing to advance to the Grade 2, $400,000 Dash For Cash ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—SEPTEMBER 20, 2018—A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors will be conducted Wednesday September 26, in the Event Center Prefunction Room at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas. Set for 10 am (CDT), all LQHBA members and the public are invited to attend. At approximately 3:00 PM – LQHBA will have an open forum ...



BOISE, ID—SEPTEMBER 20, 2018—On Monday, the Idaho Racing Commission passed a temporary hair-testing rule. Testing hair samples can detect the presence of medications such as clenbuterol, albuterol, zilpaterol and ractopamine. A few of these medications can be used for therapeutic reasons, but all can have anabolic effects on horses and can be abused as a performance-enhancing drug. Horses in Idaho raced at Pocatello Downs May 6-28, Sandy Downs June 8-July 20, Jerome Co. Fair June 10-24, Rupert Downs on July 1-8, Oneida Co. Fair on August 4-12, Cassia Co. Fair on August 17-18 and the Eastern Idaho Fair on September 2-8. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 19—North America’s No.1-ranked older horse in the AQHA Racing National Polls, Jessies First Down, is expected to be in action this coming weekend in the $300,000 Downs at Albuquerque Fall Quarter Horse Championship (G1) on Sunday, closing day of the New Mexico track. The two-time reigning world champion who has held the top spot in the poll virtually all this year, Jessies First Down will be making his first start since winning the Remington Park Invitational Championship Stakes (G1) on June 2 in Oklahoma City. Also in the older-horse ...



HOBBS, NM—SEPTEMBER 19, 2019— Zia Park in Hobbs, New Mexico, will open its 53-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet with a nine-race program on Saturday. First post time is set for 12 p.m. (MDT). Zia Park will offer live racing primarily on a Saturday-through-Tuesday schedule, with special Wednesday racing on November 21, when the track will present its annual “Land of Enchantment Day” program, which features seven Thoroughbred stakes worth a total of $950,000, topped by the 1 1/16-mile, $250,000 Zia Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, and the 1 1/16-mile, $250,000 Zia Park Derby for 3-year-olds. Other stakes on Zia Park’s Land of Enchantment card include the 1 1/8-mile, $150,000 Zia Park Thoroughbred Championship for 3-year-olds and older; the 6-furlong, $100,000 Zia Park ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 18, 2018—The Rainbow Derby will add an optional race restricted to three-year-old fillies, named the Rainbow Oaks, in addition to the current Grade 1 Rainbow Derby for three-year-olds of both sexes beginning in 2020. This matches the recent announcement of the All American Oaks. The format for foals of 2017 ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—SEPTEMBER 18, 2018—Canterbury Park enjoyed an increase in handle for it's just completed 69-day Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Meet ended September 15th. According to track figures, all-sources average daily handle of $697,720 In 2018, was up 7% compared to $651,830 last year. Average handle per race also rose 7% to $72,178 ...



LAFAYETTE, LA—SEPTEMBER 18, 2018—Funeral services for Susan Harris Domingue, wife of longtime Louisiana Quarter Horse breeder and LQHBA member Dale Domingue, will be held Thursday (Sep. 20). Pastor James W. Baker will officiate the 10 am (CDT) service at the Faith Community United Methodist Church in Broussard. Visitation will be held ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—SEPTEMBER 17, 2018—The season of racing is getting ready for action at Portland Meadows as the September 30th opening day draws near. The track opened for training earlier this month as horses are beginning to settle in for the wintertime Pacific Northwest home of racing. The traditional Opening Day feature will ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 17, 2018— Albuquerque Downs registered a 24-percent increase in total wagering handle during the 11-day New Mexico State Fair portion of its 2018 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet. According to figures reported to Equibase, a total of $3,010,221 was wagered on The Downs’ 104 live races from September 6-16, ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 14, 2018—The Texas Quarter Horse Foundation supports scholarships that help further the education of our industry’s future leaders. Scholarship recipients are selected by Foundation Committee members on the basis of academic records, leadership & extracurricular accomplishments with the emphasis on participation in TQHYA, AQHYA, 4-H & FFA. Applications are due in the TQHA office by December 1, 2019 - No exceptions and TQHA Foundation applicants must be TQHA/TQHYA members. Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and Texas Quarter Horse ...



by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch.com DALLAS, TX—SEPTEMBER 13, 2018—After having an amazing summer at the recently concluded 2018 Ruidoso race meet, jockey Raul "Chico" Ramirez, Jr. is hoping to harness the momentum of winning both the Ruidoso Futurity(G1) and the All American Futurity(G1) to catapult his riding career to even greater heights. Around the racing world, Thoroughbred or Quarter Horse, there are certain riders who seem to rise to the occasion (and those that seem to flounder) in races of great magnitude. There is not a statistic or a true measurement of this moniker of being known as a 'money rider', as much as it is just an earned reputation. Even prior to winning the huge futurities of the summer meet in ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—SEPTEMBER 13, 2018—The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission this week announced several changes to their racing rulebook that will take effect Friday, September 14th. Amendments have been made to the following Chapters:
  • CHAPTER 40, VETERINARIAN PRACTICES & RESTRICTIONS
  • CHAPTER 45, PROHIBITED PRACTICES AND EQUINE TESTING
    THE EMERGENCY RULES [MADE EFFECTIVE 12-18-17] HAVE BEEN MADE PERMANENT
  • CHAPTER 65, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING
    325:65-9-6, WIN THREE POOLS 325:65-9-8, PLACE PICK (9) POOLS
  • CHAPTER 75, OKLAHOMA-BRED PROGRAM
    325:75-1-3, DEFINITION OF ACCREDITED OKLAHOMA-BRED THOROUGHBRED ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 13, 2018—The Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) voted unanimously July 16th to go to zero tolerance on clenbuterol for Quarter Horses. Horsemen and women who will be racing in the state this fall are reminded the new rule takes effect on October 3rd—opening day of the 2018 Evangeline Downs Quarter ...



DENVER, CO—SEPTEMBER 13, 2018—Leading Idaho-based jockey Nikeela Black, who was injured in a riding accident September 2nd at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot, was transferred from a Salt Lake City hospital yesterday to Craig Hospital in Denver where she will begin rehab. "This feels like my first day of school, I don't really ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 12, 2018—Horsemen are reminded that nominations for the 440-yard, $300,000 Albuquerque Fall Quarter Horse Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs close on Friday, September 14, at 5 p.m. (MDT). This year’s Albuquerque Fall Championship, presented by South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, had its inaugural running in 2015, and this year it will be run as a Grade 1 stakes for the first time in its short history. Past winners include AQHA world champions JRC Callas First (2015) and Jessies First Down (2017). There is no nomination fee, a $3,500 fee to pass the entry box, and a $6,000 fee to start. The winner will earn $165,000 and a berth to this ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 12, 2018—Following a week of big changes in the AQHA Racing National Polls after All American weekend at Ruidoso Downs, the latest rankings for this week were unchanged as the fall racing season approaches. Apocalyptical Jess, who last week took over the top spot in the 2-year-old poll following ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—SEPTEMBER 12, 2018—There are many people at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino that may not recognize the name Arthur James Andrus, but almost everyone knows the name "T-Boy." Andrus picked up the nickname "T-Boy" at a young age and the groom is now a well-liked fixture in the Quarter Horse barn at Indiana Grand. Born in ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 10, 2018—Trainer Jose Luis Sanchez III, a native Laredo, Texas, earned his first Fair Grounds training title, while veteran jockey John Hamilton garnered another riding title and Rogelio Marquez, Jr. and Jose Ortiz were tied for the leading owners at the just concluded Fair Grounds Race Course Quarter Horse meet in New Orleans. Sanchez, who also trained the winner of Saturday's $434,538 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1), compiled an (21) 8-1-4 record and his stable banked $337,129 at the Fair Grounds. Trainers Barbara Alcantara and Kenneth Weeks were tied for ...



By Greg Thompson NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—StallioneSearch.com is in New Orleans, Louisiana to cover the running of the 2018 LQHBA Sales Futurity(RG1) from the Fair Grounds. This year's $434,538 purse for the LQHA Sale Futurity is the largest purse in history of the event. StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the 350-yard restricted-Grade 1 event, as well as to conduct a post-race interview with winning trainer Jose Sanchez III. He talks about the biggest win of his career with the Five Bar Cartel filly Amending The Bar, a ...



CORBIN, KY—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—According to Gene McLean at "The Pressbox" multiple sources within the Kentucky Racing Commission have confirmed that the commission may begin reviewing applications for two new racing licenses with a goal of taking official action by the end of 2018. Previously the commission indicated it would not take action on the applications for new racing licenses submitted as part of a joint project by Keeneland and Churchill Down, which included a proposed Quarter Horse track in Corbin. "It is my understanding that this is part of the next step," said Corbin Industrial Development Director Bruce Carpenter. "I feel positive it is still moving forward." Cumberland Run, the track in Corbin, is planned on 149 acres of property off of the Corbin bypass between Allison and Buchanan Blvd. The Corbin Planning ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 6, 2018— The first season of racing at Ruidoso Downs under the new ownership of All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC (AARD) has been deemed a tremendous success. "Our first season was gratifying to the extent we made some policy choices and some investments that fans and horsemen responded to favorably," said True, president and general manager. The infrastructure and product improvements included a new roof on the main building, a new corporate network, improved security elements and practices, new surveillance room, 100 new machines on the casino floor, and the operational and promotional improvements all combined to build the business. Total ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 6, 2018— With Raul Ramirez Jr. riding for trainer Blane Wood and owner Bill T. Robbins, Apocalyptical Jess, the gelding by leading sire Apollitical Jess, dashed 440 yards in :21.393 for his first stakes win in front of a crowd of more than 13,000 at the New Mexico track. In the process, the Oklahoma-bred made history as his trainer completed the first father-son combination to win the All American Futurity. Wood’s late father, Leo, won the 1979 All American with champion Pie In The Sky. MM Fourinthemorning, who came into the All American with the ...



SALT LAKE CITY, UT— SEPTEMBER 6, 2018—Popular Idaho based jockey Nikeela Black is recovering at a Salt Lake City hospital after suffering serious injuries over the weekend. Black, whose is also a Boise attorney, was riding in several races at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot on Sunday when the accident occurred. "She's so strong, she has been hurt before," Black's husband Lee Abrams, told KTVB Channel 7 in Boise. A jockey for nearly 15 years, Black gained notoriety as a leading rider at many race tracks. "It sounds like she clipped heels with the horse on the outside of her, she was on the rail, and her horse went ...



VINTON, LA—SEPTEMBER 5, 2017— Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has released its 2019 American Quarter Horse season dates and has made nomination blanks available for each major stakes race that will take place during the season. The 46-day stand will run from April 19 through July 6 with first post time set for 6:15 pm Central Time each Wednesday through Saturday night. Delta Downs hosts one of the top Quarter Horse seasons in the country each year. One of the reasons for that is the tremendous stakes schedule offered to horsemen for both Louisiana-bred and open-bred horses. Next year’s major stakes activity will begin with the Old South Derby and Futurity for open-bred runners that will take place on May 10 and 11 ...