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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 12, 2020—Horsemen and women have until Friday (November 13) to consign horses for the 2021 43rd Annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale. The 43rd annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale will held January 14, 15 and 16th in Oklahoma City. The consignment fee is $650. "This sale has proven to be a great option ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2019—Nomination for the $1,000,000-est. Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity and the $250,000-est. Grade 2 Heritage Place Derby are due on or before Simdau, November 15th for both races scheduled for the 2021 Remington Park Quarter Horse Meeting. For foals of 2019, the $1,000,000-est Heritage Place Futurity(G1), the richest race run in Oklahoma, also offers a $100,000-Guaranteed Juvenile. Trials will be contested May 14-15 at Remington Park and the final and juvenile are scheduled for June 5th (dates are subject to OHRC approval). In addition all ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2020—Horsemen wanting stalls for the 2021 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Meet must get their applications into the Oklahoma City racetrack's racing office by Tuesday, December 22. In 2021, Remington Park will again host 50 days of live Quarter Horse racing from March 4 through May 29 with daily purse ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—NOVEMBER 11, 2020—A gaming, entertainment and dining venue The Flying Lark is coming to Grants Pass, Oregon in the fall 2021. Founded by entrepreneur and Grants Pass native Travis Boersma, as part of a larger effort to revitalize the horse racing industry in Oregon, The Flying Lark is a significant, long-term investment in ...



JAY, OK—NOVEMBER 10, 2020—Nomination for the $150,000 est. 2021 PSBA American Paint Classic Futurity is due Sunday, November 15. APHA foals of 2019 by member sires of 2018 are eligible to nominate to the 350 yard race. The member sires include Awesome Chrome, Barracuda, Cocked An Loaded, Country Quick Dash, CRM Livewire, Dos Poruno, Easy On ...



AMARILLO, TX—NOVEMEBER 10, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in a 2020 "Stakes Races" that required disqualifications due to medication positives.



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 9, 2020—Nominations for the 2021 restricted Grade 2 $250,000-est. Mardi Gras Futurity are due Sunday, November 15th. All accredited Louisiana-bred foals of 2019 are eligible to nominate to the $100,000 added 300 yard race for 2-year-olds. Horsemen and women must pay $300 to nominate on or before November 15th. A ...



AMARILLO, TX—NOVEMEBER 9, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in a 2019 "Stakes Races" that required disqualifications due to medication positives.
  • MIGHTY OH 5, a colt by Mighty B Valiant owned-and-trained by Antonio Hernandez, has been disqualified from 4th place in ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 06, 2020—You couldn't ask for a better weekend of horse racing at Lone Star Park than we have lined up. Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be simulcast live beginning today (Friday) and continue Saturday. Here are the details for the two days of Breeders' Cup Action: Friday, November 6 Breeders' Cup Future Stars
  • Bar & Book opens at 9:30AM
  • 2nd floor of Grandstand open ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 06, 2020—Nominations for the 2020 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse stakes are due on or before Monday, November 23. Accredited Louisiana-Bred Quarter Horses may nominate to the following Louisiana Champions Day stakes races set for Saturday, December 12th at Fair Grounds Race Course in New ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 5, 2020—According to an article by T.D. Thornton published Thursday on the Thoroughbred Daily News website an assistant starter has been ruled off by Zia Park's track’s stewards for six months after slapping a filly while she was locked in the starting gate prior to ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 3, 2020—The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association (LQHBA) released a list of Louisiana-bred foals for the 2019 foaling year. "This list represents foals of 2019 that have been issued an accredited Louisiana Bred Certificate," LQHBA Executive Director Bruce Salard said today. "The number to date is 1,052 accredited foals for 2019." This list will be utilized by all four Louisiana racetracks to assist in identifying "Accredited Louisiana Bred foals of 2019". Salard also indicated the association has received over 50 applications and payments that require owner verification, lease verification, partnership documentation and/or 2019 membership dues owing. "We have notified all owners by mail ...



AMARILLO, TX—NOVEMBER 3, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in a 2020 "Stakes Races" that required disqualifications due to medication positives.
  • HEZA FUMAR RED has been disqualified from 2nd place in the Heartland Futurity at Indiana Grand held on July 22, 2020 due ...



By Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch.com OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—NOVEMBER 1, 2020—StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage the 2020 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale with the with a recap of the first-session. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com captures the three-top selling consignments in the final session of the 2020 Heritage Place Fall ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 31, 2020—The top ten (10) qualifiers for the Texas Classic Futurity and the top ten (10) qualifiers for the Texas Classic Derby MUST remain in the barn area of Lone Star Park between the trials and finals. Any qualifier that leaves the Lone Star Park barn area for any reason between trials and finals will not ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—OCTOBER 31, 2020—Danjer, winner of the richest race during Saturday’s Bank of America Challenge Championships at The Downs at Albuquerque, jumped from unranked to No. 3 in the latest AQHA Racing National Poll for older horses. Gold Heart Eagle V, who captured ...



By Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch.com OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—October 31, 2020—StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage the 2020 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale with the with a recap of Friday's first day. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com captures the three top selling consignments on Day One of the 2020 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. With the sale enjoying across the board increases in gross, average and median on Day 1, three yearlings scored the top-three spots in the mixed sale. Trainer ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—OCTOBER 29, 2020—Heritage Place Sale Company will kick off festivities for their 42nd Annual Heritage Fall Mixed Sale with the annual pre-sale party this evening (Thursday) in Oklahoma City. The sale company will host the pre-sale party from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (CDT) with entertainment and drinks. Everyone is invited. ...



GREAT FALLS, MT—OCTOBER 28, 2020—Cascade County commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with the Great Falls Turf Club that will return horse racing to Montana ExpoPark next year. The 2020 Montana State Fair, including horse racing, was canceled due to COVID-19, however the 2021 dates are set for July 24-25, July 30-31 and August 1. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2020—Los Alamitos Race Course, which is currently housing 87 horses that had to be evacuated from their homes due to the Silverado Canyon Fire and Blue Ridge Fire currently blazing in Orange County, is prepared to assist 250 more displaced horses if needed. "We are working closely with various groups in the ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—OCTOBER 26, 2020—The AQHA Member Experience Team will be at the 2020 Heritage Place 43rd Annual Fall Mixed Sale October 30-31 at Heritage Place Inc. in Oklahoma City to assist you with your AQHA business. Visit with an AQHA Member Experience representative to:
  • Check the status of pending ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 24, 2020—- StallioneSsearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2020 Bank Of America Challenge Championship weekend on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson looks at looks at the top contenders for both the John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship(G2), ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 23, 2020—- StallioneSsearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the 2020 Bank Of America Challenge Championship weekend on StallioneSearch.com, and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson looks at the top contenders for both the Grade 1 AQHA Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship and ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—OCTOBER 23, 2020—StallioneSearch.com releases its webcast coverage of the 2020 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) from the Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson was on hand to capture A Double Corona's track-record setting victory in the $400,000 restricted grade 1 race for foals who passed through the 2019 LQHBA Yearling Sale ring in Kinder, Louisiana. Thompson gets ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 22, 2020—The remainder of the racing program at Indiana Grand was canceled following the second race Tuesday, Oct. 20.

After the area received several inches of continuous rain over the prior 36 hours with more in the immediate forecast the area decision was made between jockeys, track management and horsemen to call the cancellation of the remaining eight races, which included seven Thoroughbred and one Quarter Horse event.

Cancellation will provide the track maintenance department adequate time to ...




FORT COLLINS, CO—OCTOBER 20, 2020—Longtime horseman Vaughn M. Cook passed away October 19, 2020, at his home peacefully, after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, pepaw, friend, leader, mentor and ambassador of the American Quarter Horse. Vaughn was born May 3, 1950, in Walsh, CO, to Neil and Erma Cook, where he grew up helping on the family farm. He graduated from Walsh High School in 1968, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University in 1972. ...



EL PASO, TX—OCTOBER 19, 2020—Johnnie Fillmore Jamison, 63, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Johnnie was born December 16, 1956, in Sunnyslope, Arizona, to Fannie Jamison and O.D. Jamison Sr. The second-generation horseman was dedicated to the maintenance of ground at racetracks and arenas. He began working at racetracks in 1977 and served as track superintendent at racetracks such as Lone Star Park, Sunland Park, Indiana Grand, Gulfstream Park, Canterbury Park and Palm Meadows, as well as an official ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 19, 2020— Turf Paradise and the Arizona Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (AZHBPA) have agreed to resume live racing at the Phoenix oval with an 84-day meet starting January 2, 2021. The meet would run on a five-day-a-week schedule, Saturdays through Wednesdays, through May 1, 2021. Horsemen can arrive ...



WASHINGTON, DC—OCTOBER 17, 2020—Jerry Black, a visiting professor with the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, has been named to the nominating committee that will select the board of directors for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) Authority and members of two standing committees. Black, ...



DALLAS, TX—OCTOBER 16, 2020—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 for each division of the ...



Q RACING—OCTOBER 14, 2020—This letter from AQHA Chief Racing Officer Janet VanBebber goes out to all Challenge Championship participants: Dear participant in the AQHA Bank of America Racing Challenge, Yesterday New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham mandated tougher restrictions regarding COVID-19, to be implemented on Friday, October 16th. CLICK HERE for details. Unfortunately, her mandate impacts our Challenge Championships. As of today, October 14, 2020, current protocol dictates that those travelling from out of state do not have to quarantine if they provide a negative for ...



Q RACING—OCTOBER 13, 2020—The Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships will be held Saturday, October 24 at The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events usually held in conjunction with this event will be more limited than in a normal year. Here is a schedule of events for the 2020 event:
  • On Wednesday, October 21, the post-position draw will be conducted via audio conference. The draw will be held at 11:30 a.m. MST. Everyone is welcome to call in. The number is 425-436-6200 and access code is 152639.
  • On Saturday, October 24, the Owner ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—OCTOBER 11, 2020—Please note that the LQHBA office in Alexandria flooded as a result of Hurricane Delta, according to Bruce Salard, the association's Executive Director. The office will be closed for repairs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Updates on re-opening will be made as they become available. For additional information visit the association website at lqhba.com. ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 8, 2020—In a tweet this morning from track announcer Michael Chamberlin, living racing at Evangeline Downs has been canceled for today (Oct. 8) thru Saturday, October 10th due to the impending weather expected from Hurricane Delta. The $25,000 Fauborg St John Stakes was on Saturday's card for the 9th race. Racing is scheduled to resume on Thursday, October 15th. According to the Weather Channel Hurricane Delta has strengthened back into a Category 2 as it heads for a Friday landfall on the Gulf Coast with storm surge flooding, damaging winds and rainfall ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—OCTOBER 8, 2020—Hurricane Delta, intensifying as it churns over the Gulf of Mexico, still aims to strike southwestern Louisiana on Friday at Category 2 strength, and with its range due to grow, hurricane-force winds soon could extend across a stretch of Texas coast. LQHBA will close their office in Alexandria at 1 p.m. (CDT) ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 7, 2020—Chris Polzin, longtime director of racing and racing secretary at Arlington Park near Chicago, has accepted the same position at Indiana Grand. Polzin will assume his new duties in Indiana beginning October 26. "I'm very excited and looking forward to joining the Indiana racing program," said Polzin. "The breeding industry in Indiana right now is fantastic and the purse structure is very solid. I have also seen how dedicated track management is to the horsemen and the racing program. Their commitment to ...



JAY, OK—OCTOBER 5, 2020—Nomination for the $180,000 est. 2021 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Futurity are due on Thursday, October 15. APHA and ApHC foals of 2019 are eligible to nominate to the 300 yard race. Trials will be run at Remington Park on opening night, Friday, March 12 with the final set on Saturday, March 27. The race includes $75,000 est. added money plus $5,000 added in Oklahoma Bred money (if eligible). A nomination fee of $400 is due on or before October 15. CLICK HERE to download a nomination form and race conditions for the 2021 Oklahoma Paint and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 4, 2020—StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale Weekend on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson attended the second and closing session of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale at Los Alamitos, California, and captured footage of the top-three yearlings from the last session of the two-day sale. Edward Allred paid $110,00 for Sunday's high-seller and the overall co-high-seller Hip 298 Cleared To Fly. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 4, 2020—StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale Weekend on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson was on hand to capture the 2020 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2) at Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday night with a reduced field of nine due to the scratch by the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 3, 2020—StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale Weekend on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson attended the opening session of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale at Los Alamitos, California, and captured footage of the top-four sellers from the first session of the two-day sale. Legacy Ranch, Inc. paid $110,000 for Saturday's high-seller, Hip 66 Glass Ceiling, a daughter ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 3, 2020—Trainer Randy Smith is currently leading the standings once again in 2020 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casno, a feat he has done for the past six years. He is on the verge of breaking his own training records in a year that has been shortened by COVID-19 shutdowns. He is currently resting at $998,701 in purse earnings this season, which isn't far off the record of $1,104,209 set in 2015 for Quarter Horse trainers. Smith also has 42 wins this year, which is just four off the record for most wins in one ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 3, 2020—StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale Weekend on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson was on hand to capture Jess A Little More's victory in the 2020 $140,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Derby(G2) at Los Alamitos Race Course Friday night in front of a reduced crowd of spectators due to COVID-19 restrictions. Trainer Danny Montes saddled the Texas-bred son of leading sire Favorite Cartel for owner Silvia Aparicio. Jockey Ruben Lozano had the riding call aboard the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—OCTOBER 3, 2020—Nomination for the $1.1 million-est. 2021 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity(RG1), $365,000-est. Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby(RG2), $100,000-added Oklahoma Futurity(G2) and the $100,000-added Oklahoma Derby(G3) are due Thursday, October 15th. Accredited Oklahoma-bred foals of 2019 are eligible to ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 1, 2020—StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale Weekend on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson talked with trainer Jose Flores, about his three-qualifiers going into Saturday's $375,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2).

Flores trainee, Opt Out, is a son of Favorite Cartel that finished with the second fastest-time in the trials for the graded 350-yard event, for owner Bella A. Valenzuela. Flores also trains Jim ...




OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—OCTOBER 2, 2020—Speedhorse LLC has announced changes to the 2021 running of the Speedhorse Graham Derby for Three-year-old Paints and Appaloosas. Traditionally a Derby administered by Speedhorse, the 2021 running of the Speedhorse Graham Derby will be conducted as an Overnight Stakes and will be renamed; The Speedhorse ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 1, 2020—StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the 2020 Los Al Equine Sale Weekend on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson talked with AQHA Racing Champion Trainer Chris O'Dell about Runforyourlife, the fastest qualifier going into Friday's $140,000 PCQHRA Breeders Derby(G2) at Los Alamitos Race Course. The son of leading sire Favorite Cartel won the last year's Grade 1 Golden State Million ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 1, 2020—The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved two additional 2020 racing dates for Indiana Grand at their regular monthly meeting today (Oct. 1). The two dates will be included on the final week of racing, increasing the schedule to 92 days for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse action and a total of 96 days ...



By Martha Claussen PEASTER, TX—OCTOBER 1, 2020—The Quarter Horse industry lost one of its finest ambassadors with the passing of trainer John Buchanan on August 28. He was in Ruidoso, New Mexico when he suffered a heart attack and died the age of 69. Although he was born in Tennessee, he and his wife, Iris, resided in Peaster, Texas ...



AUSTIN, TX—SEPTEMBER 30, 2020—The Texas Racing Commission on Tuesday approved the state's 2021 race dates. Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, will run a 23-day Spring Quarter Horse meet from April 23 thru June 12. Retama Park near San Antonio will kick off their 20-day straight Quarter Horse meeting on June 24th and conclude August 7th. The Gillespie County Fairground in Fredericksburg was approved for its standard eight-day mixed meet over four weekends in July and August. Lone Star Park near Dallas will conduct a 27-day Quarter Horse season from September 10th thru November 27th. ...



PRAIRIE HILL, TX—SEPTEMBER 30, 2020—Funeral services are set Friday at 10:30 a.m. (family only due to COVID) for longtime Texas horseman James Dudley "Jim" Middleton. Jim passed away peacefully in his home in Prairie Hill, Texas on Monday (September 28) . Viewing will be Thursday (Oct. 1) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bellmead Funeral Home in ...