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NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 12, 2017—The Louisiana State Racing Commission has renewed a rule required testing for piroplasmosis, effective October 4. The rule states that no horse will be allowed to enter the confines of a Louisiana racetrack unless it has a test for Equine Piroplasmosis taken within 12 months of the date of entry of the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—The great Quarter Horse champion stallion First Down Dash will soon have its own coffee label as part of a fundraising effort launching later this month at eriecoffeeroasters.com. Profits from the sale of the coffees will go to fund horse retirement, re-homing, and retraining facilities. efforts. In addition, 10% of the profits will go to equine based charities as directed by the owner of the horses whose ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—SEPTEMBER 11, 2017—A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors will be conducted Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Pre-function room of the Event Center at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas. Following the board meeting (approximately 3:00 pm-CDT) – there will be an open forum discussion regarding future LQHBA ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA— SEPTEMBER 10, 2017–StallioneSearch releases the recap episode of the 2017 Restricted G1 LQHBA Sales Futurity, which highlights the Quarter Horse racing action of the 2017 Quarter Horse meet at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana.

StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson was on hand in New Orleans, Louisiana to capture Jrs Taylors Runnaway's victory in the $297,200 futurity on the closing day of the Quarter Horse meet. Watch post-race interview with winning jockey David Alvarez CLICK HERE to watch the futurity recap. The 2017 Fair Grounds RG1 LQHBA Sales Futurity ...



AUSTIN, TX—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Texas Racing Commission stewards did not lift summary suspensions for three Quarter Horse trainers following a formal hearing held Wednesday (Sept. 6). Evidence, testimony and arguments related to the July 31 summary suspensions of Judd Kearl, Jose Sanchez and Brian Stroud was presented. All three trainers testified they did not personally administer or cause to be administer nomifensine to the horses in their care. All three stated they employed Dr. Justin Robinson as their veterinarian. According to the commission, Darrell Vienna, a lawyer representing Kearl and Sanchez, "gave hearsay testimony that Dr. Justin Robinson admitted to him that ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—Five trials and 25 jockeys will take part in five trial races on Wednesday, September 20th for the Heritage Place Pony Hop Races For Charity. The event set for 6:00 p.m. (CDT) will be held during the annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale Pre-Sale Party festivities prior to the annual Heritage Place Quarter Horse Yearling Sale, set September 21-23 in Oklahoma City. Wagering on each trial and finals will be done by purchasing tickets for $5 each and dropping them in the bucket of the "jockey" that you think will win. One ticket will be drawn from the winning jockey's bucket after each race. Winning tickets for each trial will pay $200 and the winning ticket for the finals will pay $500. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 7, 2017— After an impressive victory in Monday’s $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, Fly Baby Fly made her debut in this week’s AQHA Racing National Poll for 2-year-olds and landed at the top of the list with 96 of 100 possible votes. The Oklahoma-bred filly earned $1.5 million for her 1½-length win in the 440-yard contest, which boosted her bankroll to $1,585,200 to lead all horses this year. She joined her sire, One Famous Eagle, and her dam, Higher Fire, as a millionaire. Eagle Jazz, winner of the Grade 1 Ruidoso and Rainbow futurities at Ruidoso, dropped from first to ...



HOBBS, NM—SEPTEMBER 7, 2017—Zia Park Racetrack will open its 56-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet with a nine-race program on Saturday. Post time for the first race is set for 12 p.m. (MDT). Located in Hobbs, New Mexico, Zia Park will offer horsemen a 32-race stakes schedule, 19 for Thoroughbreds and 13 for Quarter Horses. The ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 7, 2017—Grade 1 winners Fly Baby Fly, Hold Air Hostage and Jessies First Down, who captured the big three All American races over the Labor Day weekend at Ruidoso Downs are expected to ship to Lone Star Park, trainer Jimmy Padgett II told Daily Racing Form Wednesday. Fly Baby Fly, winner of the $3 million All American Futurity(G1), is eligible for the October 21st trials for the $1 million Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park. Padgett said Hold Air Hostage, winner of the $1.3 million All American Derby(G1) on Sunday, could be pointed for the Grade 1 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos. Reigning AQHA Racing world champion Jessies First ...



RUIDOSO, NM–SEPTEMBER 6, 2017–StallioneSearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with Sunday's Grade 1 All American Gold Cup(G1). On this episode, StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson was on hand to put our users in the grandstand as if you're watching at Ruidoso Downs. Includes a post-race interview with winning trainer Jimmy Padgett, II. CLICK HERE to watch All American Gold Cup. The coverage of the 2017 All American coverage from ...



RUIDOSO, NM–SEPTEMBER 5, 2017–StallioneSearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with Monday's Grade 1 All American Futurity(G1). On this episode, StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson was on hand to put our users in the grandstand as if you're watching the 2017 All American Futurity(G1) at Ruidoso Downs for. Included are post-race interviews with winning trainer Jimmy Padgett, II and jockey Jose Alvarez. CLICK HERE to watch All American Daily Show - Trainer Pedro Lopez. The coverage of the 2017 All American coverage from Ruidoso ...



RUIDOSO, NM–SEPTEMBER 4, 2017–StallioneSearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with the Sunday's Grade 1 All American Derby. On this episode, StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson was on hand to put our users in the the grandstand as if your watching at Ruidoso Downs. Includes a post-race interview with winning trainer Jimmy Padgett, II. CLICK HERE to watch All American Derby Day. The coverage of the 2017 All American coverage from Ruidoso Downs is sponsored in its entirety by ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 4, 2017—This week’s start of the New Mexico State Fair will bring changes to the live racing schedule at Albuquerque Downs. Starting on Wednesday, September 6, there will be live racing at The Downs every day through closing day of the State Fair, Sunday, September 17. Post times will vary. Below is The Downs’ ...



RUIDOSO, NM–SEPTEMBER1, 2017–StallioneSearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with the All American Daily Show. On this episode, StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson was on hand to trainer Pedro Lopez about this second fastest qualifier to the $3 million All American Futurity(G1) Shakem Bye Perry. Thompson also has an update on Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, session 1, that was cut short due to a power outage on Friday night. CLICK HERE to watch All American Daily Show - Trainer Pedro Lopez. The coverage of the 2017 All American coverage from Ruidoso Downs is sponsored in its entirety by the stallions of Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 1, 2017—A city wide power outage on Friday night in Ruidoso Downs caused the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company to postpone their opening session after only 50 horses had gone through the ring. The sale will pick-up again on Saturday at 4:40 PM (MDT) with Hip 51. The sale company will continue through the catalog's opening session horses (Hip 144), then go straight into Saturday's session, Hips 145 thru 288. Sunday's closing session, Hips 289 thru 432, will not change and will start shortly after the final race on Sunday's card at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. For additional information contact the Ruidoso ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER, 2017—The $3-million All American Futurity on Monday and the $1.3-million All American Derby on Sunday will receive extensive live television coverage. The All American Futurity and the All American Derby will be covered by RIDETV on Dish channel 248. Sunday’s All American Derby telecast will run from 3:30 to the end of the derby post-race interviews with the All American Futurity telecast being shown from 4:00 to the end of relevant coverage. All times are mountain time. Saturday’s coverage will include live coverage of the $200,000 All American Gold Cup and Monday’s show includes the $200,000 All ...



RUIDOSO, NM–SEPTEMBER1, 2017–StallioneSearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with the All American Daily Show. On this episode, StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson was on hand to talk to trainer Wes Giles about this two qualifiers to the $3 million All American Futurity(G1) Uptown Dynasty and Bigg Daddy. Thompson also has an ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 31, 2017—The Wes Giles-trained pair of Uptown Dynasty (5-2 odds) and Zia Futurity winner Bigg Daddy (9-2 odds) are among the projected favorites on the morning line to the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs. Rainbow Derby winner and All American Derby winner Hold Air Hostage (2-1 odds), the nation’s top-ranked quarter horse, is the morning-line favorite in the $1.3-million All American Derby on Sunday afternoon. The extremely deep $200,000 All American Gold Cup, with the earners of $5.7-million, has Zoomin Effortlessly (2-1 odds) as the morning-line choice on Sunday afternoon. There are special post times over Labor Day weekend at Ruidoso Downs. The first post ...



RUIDOSO, NM–AUGUST 31, 2017–StallioneSearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with the introduction of the All American Daily Show. On this episode, StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson was on hand to talk to trainer Jimmy Padgett about three of his six All American entries this weekend: $200,000 All American Gold Cup(G1), Jessies First Down; $1.36 million All American Derby Hold Air Hostage; and $3 million All American Futurity(G1) Hawkeye. CLICK HERE to watch All American Daily Show - Trainer Jimmy Padgett. The coverage of the 2017 All American coverage from Ruidoso Downs is sponsored in its entirety by the stallions of ...



BLACKFOOT, ID—AUGUST 17, 2017—Funeral services will be held Friday for longtime horseman Dennis "Dennie" Hill, 69 of Blackfoot, Idaho. Hill and his wife Kris campaigned the AQHA Racing Champion Filly Ab What A Runner who won the 2002 All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rose Ward Building Building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 403 North 150 West, Blackfoot, Idaho. Viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Family will meet with friends and relatives on Thursday (Aug. 31) from 6:00-8:00 pm. at Hawker Funeral Home, ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—AUGUST 30, 2017—The management of Gillespie County Fair informed the Texas Racing Commission of their intent to cease live racing and simulcasting operations today (Aug. 30). In a letter to the commission the racetrack said they won't pay license fees for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts Friday (Sep. 1). ...



Q-RACING—AUGUST 30, 2017—The fields for the All American Futurity and All American Derby, as well as the consolation races - the All American Juvenile and First Down Dash - have all come back with clean hair tests. The New Mexico Racing Commission implemented hair testing on July 1. The rule allows the NMRC to place a horse on the stewards ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—AUGUST 30, 2017—All American Weekend featuring three Grade 1 stakes at Ruidoso Downs always brings out many of the top-ranked American Quarter Horses, and the 2017 edition is certainly no exception. It’s shaping up to be a tremendous festival of racing. There were virtually no changes in either AQHA ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 29, 2017—The second annual Sam Thompson Memorial "Racing Youth" Scholarship Fundraiser will be held September 1 thru 3 in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. A silent auction will be conducted in the Ruidoso Super Select Sale Pavilion at 100 Joe Welch Drive in Ruidoso Downs. Thanks to generous donors and buyers the Sam Thompson Foundation awarded $33,000 in scholarships to "Racing Youth" last year. "I will be the first in my family to receive a bachelor's degree," 2016 scholarship recipient Lana Grubb told the Sam Thompson Foundation personnel. "I have heard from so many of my racetrack friends stating they wish they could do the same. My hope is, they will realize if I can do it so can they. Your scholarship fund will allow others to follow their dreams as ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 29, 2017—According to an article published Monday on the PaulickReport.com, Quarter Horse trainer Kenneth Laymone his assistant Victor Ibarra and veterinarian Verlin Jones have been summarily suspended by Stewards at Prairie Meadows. The three were suspended after an assistant was seen by track security Victoria Palmer hiding syringes in the barn area. A stewards' ruling earlier this week said Palmer was conducting a barn patrol when she saw Ibarra place something behind a bale of hay. After Ms. Palmer asked him to give her what he just stuffed behind the bale, two syringes encased in bubble wrap were handed over containing 12 ml of an unknown red substance. When questioned, Ibarra told Palmer that veterinarian Verlin Jones had given him the syringes and said to ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 28, 2017—The American Quarter Horse's version of the Kentucky Derby week will hit Ruidoso Downs this week with a full-schedule of events as horses, horsemen and horsewomen ready themselves for the $3 million All American Futurity(G1) on Labor Day and the $1.36 million All American Derby(G1) on Sunday. CLICK HERE to get complete bios and videos on the qualifiers, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys for both races. StallioneSearch's com's Greg Thompson will be on hand in the mountains of Southern New Mexico beginning Wednesday night with All American ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—AUGUST 28, 2017—Three stakes races canceled, due to weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, last Sunday at the Gillespie County Fairground have been rescheduled for this weekend at Retama Park in Selma, Texas. G.C.F.A. racing secretary Shyrl Hopkins said today that Retma Park has agreed to add the races to ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—AUGUST 27, 2017—Gillespie County Fairground was forced to cancel their 10-race card today (Sunday) due to weather conditions from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that hit the South Texas Coast late Friday night. Tropical Storm Harvey continued to hit southeastern Texas on Sunday with "catastrophic flooding" in Houston and surrounding areas, forcing residents to flee to their roofs and higher ground as officials respond to thousands of 911 calls for rescues in the "unprecedented" event. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference Sunday afternoon that Texas has now activated 3,000 National and State Guard members to combat the severe flooding and damage resulting from the storm. Abbott added that 500 vehicles and 14 aircraft have been put into ...



By Greg Thompson, Stallionesearch.com RUIDOSO, NM—AUGUST 26, 2017—According to sources in Ruidoso, New Mexico, third-fastest qualifier in the 2017 All American Futurity(G1), Heza Streakin Legacy, was deemed ineligible to participate in the $3 Million All American Futurity(G1) trials due to pre-trial race testing results. The 11th-fastest qualifier, Dash For Stone, now will move up to claim the 10th spot in the Labor Day futurity. This is the first-time, according to multiple longtime Ruidoso racing historians, that this type of action has been taken to move a horse into the field due to ineligibility of a qualifier. "It’s kind of something unprecedented," said Izzy Trejo, executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission, told the Daily Racing Form over the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—AUGUST 25, 2017—The nation's oldest continuously run Futurity has undergone a major change in conditions for 2018. The OQHRA Board of Directors, operating under the belief that there are many owners racing Quarter Horses that would prefer to participate in an Open to the World Futurity and Derby with stringent drug testing requirements, has implemented very stringent requirements for drug testing in an effort to make the playing field as level as possible. The Oklahoma Futurity and Derby are both open races and any horse is eligible to enter, the races are not restricted to Oklahoma bred horses. There will be $100,000 added to each final. There is also a $50,000 guaranteed juvenile for eligible futurity horses. After an open horsemen’s meeting in July it was apparent that many of our members want OQHRA to ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—AUGUST, 25, 2017—All horses entering the September 24, $250,000 Albuquerque Fall Quarter Horse Championship will be required to have a negative hair test. The negative test results will need to be submitted to the New Mexico Racing Commission by September 8. Nominations for the 440-yard stakes, which will for the first time ...



RUIDOSO, NM–AUGUST 25, 2016–StallioneSsearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with the reintroduction of the short films entitled: StallioneSearch Shorts. On this episode, StallionSearch.com was on hand over the weekend for the 2017 $3 million All American Futurity(G1), and $1.36 million All American Derby(G1) trials in ...



BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA—AUGUST 25, 2017—All American Futurity(G1) winning jockey, John Watson, passed away today at the age of 73 in his hometown of Bristow, Oklahoma.

Watson was part of a sensational jockey colony that included all-time greats Bobby Adair, Charles Smith, Kenneth Hart, James Dreyer, Danny Cardoza, Terry ...




BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA—AUGUST 25, 2017—Funeral services were held Wednesday for Oklahoma horseman John Benjamin Purcell, 77, who died on August 20 at an Oklahoma City hospital. Dr. Bob Payne officiated at the Colbert Baptist Church in Ada. Burial was in the Oakman Cemetery. The Chickasaw Honor Guard conducted military honors. He was born ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST, 25, 2017—Due to the potential hazardous weather from Hurricane Harvey and the uncertainty of its path, the August 28, 2017 the Louisiana State Racing Commission Meeting has been postponed. The Commission will notify everyone as soon as a new Meeting date has been set. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—AUGUST 24, 2017—After an impressive 3 ½-length victory with the fastest qualifying time in Sunday’s All American Derby (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs, Hold Air Hostage jumped to the top of this week’s AQHA Racing National Poll for 3-year-olds and up. A gelded son of Apollitical Jess, Hold Air Hostage has won five of seven starts this year, including the Rainbow Derby (G1) and Heritage Place Derby (G2). His 440-yard qualifying time of :21.109 – more than 3/10ths of a second faster than the second qualifier – sets him up to be the strong favorite in the $1,365,907 final on September 3. Zoomin Effortlessly, who hasn’t raced since winning the Remington Park ...



RUIDOSO, NM–AUGUST 23, 2016–StallioneSsearch.com continues its 2017 All American coverage with the reintroduction of the short films entitled: StallioneSearch Shorts. On this episode, StallionSearch.com was on hand over the weekend for the 2017 $3 million All American Futurity(G1), and $1.36 million All American Derby(G1) trials in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. Trainer Shae Cox, who qualified her very first runner into the $3 Million Labor Day classic, spoke to Stallionesearch about her trainee Believe Me Irene. CLICK HERE to watch StallioneSearch Shorts: Trainer Shae Cox. The coverage of the 2017 All American coverage from Ruidoso ...



Q-RACING—AUGUST 16, 2017—Lone Star Park will offer stakes purses worth a total of $2.46 million during its fall American Quarter Horse meet, which opens September 15. Live racing will be held on a Thursday-through-Saturday schedule through November 11. First post time is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. local time. Lone Star Park's stakes schedule is topped by the 400-yard, $1-million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) on closing night. The Texas Classic Futurity is the state's richest race for any breed. Other stakes highlights include the 440-yard, $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby (G1) on closing night; the 400-yard, $450,000-est. Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) and 440-yard, $175,000-est. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—AUGUST 22, 2017—Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program since 2011, presents its sixth live lesson premiere of the season at 8:30 ET tonight (Aug. 22). The 90-minute interactive audio and live chat presentation features the sixth of 10 "Handicapping Duos" to be featured monthly throughout 2017. Tonight's guest instructors will be TVG racing analyst Dave Weaver and Capital OTB host/handicapper Seth Merrow, curator of the Equidaily.com website. v The pair will discuss their handicapping styles and backgrounds, as well as look ahead to major racing events like the Travers and All American Futurity. Go to the Night School Page Fans are encouraged to participate in the process by posing ...



RUIDOSO, NM–AUGUST 21, 2016–StallioneSsearch.com begins its 2017 All American coverage with the reintroduction of the short films entitled: StallioneSearch Shorts. On this episode, StallionSearch.com was on hand over the weekend for the 2017 $3 million All American Futurity(G1), and $1.36 million All American Derby(G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. Trainer Jimmy Padgett, who qualified two runners into both the futurity and the derby, spoke to StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson at the conclusion of a successful weekend of qualifying for his stable. CLICK HERE to watch StallioneSearch Shorts: Trainer Jimmy Padgett. The ...



HOUSTON, TX—AUGUST 18, 2017—David Mackie, co-owner of Mackie Racing with his wife Susan, passed away on Monday (Aug. 14). David gallantly and with great determination and strong family and medical support survived a struggle with cancer lasting nearly eleven years. David was born in Kansas City on the 13th of April 1937. He was the son of David Charles Mackie (1901-1972) and Virginia French Mackie (1900-2005), from whom he inherited not only his brilliant mind, but his incredible strength. She was still teaching music to professional musicians when she fell and broke her leg at 104 years of age. David grew up in Kansas City, graduated Valedictorian of his class at ...



CLAREMORE, OK—AUGUST 18, 2017—The stables are filling up once again with the stocky build of some of the top American Quarter Horse competitors as fall racing returns to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. The horses are set to contend for the lead position in high-paying races to be held on the grounds. Racing begins Sept. 9. The 2017 Will Rogers Downs racing schedule features 28 AQHA, Appaloosa and Paint stakes races through Nov. 12. Races post at noon every Sunday, Friday and Saturday, with each day featuring 12 races. "Will Rogers Downs put on an excellent meet for Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas last year, and we only hope to grow that in 2017," said John Lies, racing secretary, announcer and oddsmaker at ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 17, 2017—Fair Grounds Race Course will kick off its 10-date meet for Quarter Horses that opens Friday. The track will run in New Orleans will run 11 stakes during the meet with five of those races on its closing-day card Saturday, Sept. 9. The stakes program is worth a total of $585,000. The first card of the season comprises 10 trial races for the $285,000 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale Futurity, a restricted Grade 1 (see related story). The finale, the richest offering of the meet, anchors the card Sept. 9. Fair Grounds has scheduled three exhibition camel and ostrich races ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—AUGUST 16, 2017—The AQHA Racing National Polls again remained virtually unchanged this week, but a big weekend of racing is on tap with four horses in each poll entered in the trials for the All American Futurity (G1) on Friday and Saturday and the All American Derby (G1) on Sunday at Ruidoso Downs. In the 2-year-old poll, the unanimous No. 1-ranked Eagle Jazz will race in the 13th of 14 heats on Saturday in his quest to advance to the $3 million final on Labor Day. If he does, the One Dashing Eagle gelding will have a chance to earn the $4 million All American Triple Crown bonus after earlier winning the ...



by Greg Thompson, Stallionesearch.com RUIDOSO, NM—AUGUST 15, 2017—Quarter Horse racing fans, we can all agree that these seem like tumultuous times currently playing out in the sport. The daunting headlines within the passing month have not enhanced the aura or ambience that surrounds ‘our’ magical time of the year leading up to the yearly-pinnacle of Quarter Horse racing calendar in Ruidoso on Labor Day. The fact is…we are on the verge of what could be a historical year in our sport. Eagle Jazz has won two-thirds of the Ruidoso Triple Crown, and is going into the trials this Saturday with the chance to become only one of two horses ever to pull off such a feat. Stated ...



WILLOW PARK, TX—AUGUST 12, 2017—According to an article published Friday on the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.com website former Quarter Horse track Trinity Meadows near Weatherford, Texas will be torn down the first week of September. The racetrack has been sitting vacant for more than 20 years. ...



OLYMPIA, WA—AUGUST 12, 2017—The Washington Horse Racing Commission upheld the original steward's disqualification ruling of Long Lost Buddy and Kool Odds after hearing trainer Mark Hanson's appeal on Friday. Hair testing of Pot O'Gold Futurity winner Kool Odds and AQHA Derby Challenge winner Long Lost Buddy were found to contain ...



By Wyatt Didericksen

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 12, 2017—Longtime Quarter Horse racing aficionados immediately recognized the name of Roman Figueroa when they saw the entries for last weekend’s racing action at Los Alamitos. "Fig" as he’s known at the track was a top jockey at Los Alamitos in the 1980s and ‘90s and just a few weeks ago he began training horses at the Orange County oval. Figueroa, the trainer, found immediate success, as he saddled Kissed By An Eagle to the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 2 Golden State Derby to be ...




PHOENIZ, AZ—AUGUST 11, 2017—A statement released today by the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division in response to an earlier report says there are no plans to shut down racing in Arizona in the coming fiscal year. "We are confident that we will effectively regulate live horse racing through the coming season," Greg Stiles, Enforcement Manager of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division said. "Like any state agency faced with an adjusted budget, leadership confers, strategizes and makes the necessary moves to match the money appropriated for our regulatory efforts. When the budget was passed in May 2017, the Division immediately made and implemented cost saving ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—AUGUST 11, 2017—AQHA is now accepting registrations to the 38th Annual Jay Pumphrey Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament. "The Pumphrey" coincides each year with the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale and All American Week at ...