BATON ROUGE, LA—MAY 23, 2017—Last Saturday Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism unveiled a new Louisiana Horse Tourism program, intended to draw visitors to state parks, racetracks, campgrounds, therapeutic riding centers, and other events and facilities. The announcement was made during an exclusive press conference in conjunction with the 4th Annual Louisiana Quarter Horse Association Crawfish Classic Series, a leading equine event held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on Louisiana State University’s campus. "From riding and breeding to racing, Louisiana is home to some of the finest equestrian services in the country," said Lt. Gov. Nungesser. "Many top performing athletes and horses call Louisiana home ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 22, 2017—The 2017 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse Meet concluded on Monday afternoon with twelve races. This Is An Eagle, a 2-year-old son of One Famous Eagle out of the First Down Dash mare Lady Lilia, was named 2017 Horse of the Meet. ...


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AJAX, ONT—MAY 21, 2017—Ajax Downs cancelled races three through eight on Sunday's eight race card following an equipment malfunction at the Ontario racetrack following the second race. Two trials for the Bank of America Maiden Challenge and two trials for the $50,000-added Picov Maturity set for Sunday's 3rd and 4th and 6th and 7th races will be rescheduled. Racing will resume at the track on Sunday, May 28th. For additional information visit the track's website at ajaxdowns.com. ...



by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch VINTON, LA—MAY 21, 2017—Stallionesearch.com has continues its webcast coverage of the 2017 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. On this episode, Stallionesearch.com was on hand to capture the 2017 running of the LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2), as well as post-race interviews with both the winning jockey Noe Castaneda and his dad trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. CLICK HERE to watch the Stallionesearch.com webcast of the 2017 LQHBA ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 20, 2017—The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA) offers two $1,000 scholarships to young people planning on making a career in the Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred business. Applications for the scholarship are due June 15. The scholarship is offered to young people planning to make a career in the Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred business, preferably, but not limited to the racehorse industry. Scholarship recipients’ chosen career field may include, but again are not limited to, training, veterinary, track or farm management, breeding, marketing, diagnostics, journalism, research, etc. Applicants may reside in any U.S. state and are not required to hold any equine association memberships. The recipient ...



by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch VINTON, LA—MAY 20, 2017—Stallionesearch.com has continues its webcast coverage of the 2017 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. On this episode, Stallionesearch.com was on hand to capture the 2017 running of the LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2), as well as post-race interviews with both the winning jockey Eddie Sanchez and his dad trainer Jose Sanchez. CLICK HERE to watch the Stallionesearch.com webcast of the 2017 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) preview from Delta Downs. The coverage of the Lassie and Laddie Futurities is the fourth ...



AURORA, CO—MAY 19, 2017—Arapahoe Park cancelled the remainder of Friday's opening day card of the 2017 season after the third race because of cold and rainy weather. Racing will resume on Saturday at 1 p.m. with nine live races as well as simulcasting of the Preakness card from Pimlico Race Course. Saturday’s feature race at Arapahoe ...



ELK CITY, OK—MAY 19, 2017—Lake and Ladonna Newcomb of Newcomb Cattle Company suffered near destruction of their home and barns after a tornado hit Elk City, Oklahoma in Beckham County, Tuesday (May 16) afternoon. At least 100 structures were damaged and more than 50 were destroyed in the area. There are 10 reported injuries. The Elk City Police Chief told a local News station that some people were trapped inside of tornado-damaged homes. Incident Communication Officer Danny Ringer confirmed one fatality occurred. Newcomb's, who have long been leading breeders in the Quarter Horse racing industry, also lost many of their animals. Lake, a past president of the OQHRA, currently serves as a director for the state racing ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 18, 2017—Severe weather was the norm on Thursday night throughout most of western Oklahoma. As the storms moved to the Oklahoma City metro area, straight-line winds in excess of 50mph knocked out power to the track lighting system, ending the Thursday night program after six races. The mid-card cancellation is the ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MAY 18, 2017—Quarter Horse twilight racing, after the March 2018 time change, could be on the agenda for the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino's 2017-18 race meet. The southern New Mexico racetrack plans to submit its 2017-18 race meet format to the New Mexico Racing Commission during the commission’s June 15 meeting in ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—MAY 17, 2017—The latest AQHA Racing National Poll for 2-year-olds welcomed a new face, as Fire And Sass, winner of Sunday’s Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G3) at Los Alamitos, debuted in the fourth spot behind a trio of runners in a near-three-way tie. La Vencedora, the leader last week and winner of ...



CLAREMORE, OK—MAY 17, 2017—Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is welcoming gaming and horse racing fans alike with a fresh face. The casino and race track underwent extensive renovations to provide guests an even better entertainment experience. Guests can now enjoy an upgraded dance floor and entertainment venue, an impressive bar, a new ...



NORMAN, OK—MAY 17, 2017—Five Quarter Horse jockeys have been nominated for the 2017 Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award, which honors riders whose lives and character positively impact the Quarter Horse racing industry, both on and off the racetrack. The nominees are: Cesar De Alba, Jorge Martin Bourdieu, Alfonso Lujan, Esgar Ramirez, and Ricky ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—MAY 17, 2017—A $200 fee is due June 1st for any mare owned by an out of state entity participating in the LQHBA Bred program. The mare is also required to reside in Louisiana, from the time she is bred to a Louisiana stallion, until the foal is born and accredited. Breeders must submit the LQHBA 2017 Out-of-State Mare Report ...