RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MARCH 28, 2020—All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC, the partnership consisting of Stan Sigman, Johnny Trotter, and Chicho Flores, which operates the track and casino, have decided to postpone until further notice the arrival of horsemen and horses to the Ruidoso Downs barn area. Ruidoso Downs Race Track originally planned for an April 15 opening for horses and in light of racing shutdowns in March, offered an earlier date of April 5 to accommodate horsemen. That earlier date is now in conflict with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health's ...



SELMA, TX—MARCH 28, 2020-According to a text message sent to horsemen by the Texas Thoroughbred Association (Saturday), Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNGI) notified the Texas Horsemen's Partnership, Texas Thoroughbred Association and Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA) that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Retama Park training center ...


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COLUMBUS, MN—MARCH 28, 2020—Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Steve May of Georgetown, Kentucky, as the next executive director of the Minnesota Racing Commission. May will assume his new duties in late April. He succeeds Tom DiPasquale, who retired in February after serving as director since 2013. May is the Director of ...



ARDMORE, OK—MARCH 28, 2020—A private burial was held this week for longtime Oklahoma horseman Jud Little who passed away peacefully at his home on the Jud Little Ranch near Ardmore, Oklahoma March 25 following a short illness. A celebration of life will be held later. Jud Quintin Little was born in Sherman, Texas, November 26, 1946 to Quintin and Carrie Lou Scott Little. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He attended Ardmore Public Schools during his elementary and middle ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—MARCH 27, 2020—Grants Pass Downs in Grants Pass, Oregon, has announced today that it has cancelled its 2020 spring racing season, which was scheduled to begin May 10. "Grants Pass Downs has made the decision to cancel the upcoming spring race meet due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak," said track president Randy Evers in a statement released by the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. "As a result, the backside will not open for training in April. "Grants Pass Downs ...



AMARILLO, TX—MARCH 27, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in 2019 "Stakes Races" that required disqualifications due to medication positives. KISS ME LOTZ has been disqualified from 6th place in the Gillespie County Fair Futurity race held on August 25, 2019 due to a medication ...



Q-RACING —MARCH 26, 2020—This is a compilation of industry notifications due to COVID-19 concerns as of 3/25/20 1:33 p.m. (CDT). This is a fluid situation, and changes happen rapidly. This page will be updated as quickly as possible, but may be delayed. ARIZONA
  • Rillito Park – Postponed, tentatively rescheduling
  • Turf Paradise – Cancelled, stable area open until May 1
CALIFORNIA
  • Ron Hartley Memorial – Postponed
  • Los Alamitos Race Course – Racing as scheduled, closed to public
COLORADO
  • Arapahoe Park – No announcements (meet set to open May 23)
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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 21, 2020, 2020—Trainer John Cooper announced on Tuesday afternoon that Cartel Jess Rockin will not race in the Los Alamitos Oaks and will be retired after having successful surgery to repair a leg fracture that occurred during the running of her trial to the Los Alamitos Oaks on March 7. Cooper reported that the 2019 AQHA champion filly is doing great and will be heading to Firth Ranch this weekend to begin her ...



Q-RACING —MARCH 25, 2020—Racing at Remington Park will continue as planned under current restrictions after the Oklahoma Racing Commission confirmed today with the Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur that live horse racing is a product of agriculture. As such, this essential business can continue under the restrictions that have been set in place. This includes the facility being closed to the public, and workers and horsemen working ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—MARCH 25, 2020—The Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana (QHRAI) realizes that this is a difficult time for many of our horsemen. As is customary, the QHRAI will still be taking the April 1 stake entry nominations, however the nomination date is being extended to May 1. At this time, both the nomination and sustaining ...



DALLAS, TX—MARCH 25, 2020—StallioneSearch.com continues its newest format of Quarter Horse racing news with the release of episode 4 of the new podcast talk-show on StallioneSearch entitled "QH Racing Talk With Greg and Freddy." Episode 4 features a discussion with legendary, and now-retired track announcer Ed Burgart about his ...



Q-RACING —MARCH 25, 2020—Supreme Race Horse, multiple Grade 1 winner and fan favorite BH Lisas Boy has been retired by breeder, owner and trainer Bill Hoburg, reported TRACK Magazine on March 24. The 2012 gelding is by Mighty Invictus and out of Hoburg’s mare Apollo Snowbound, a daughter of Snowbound (TB). In a career that spanned ...



AMARILLO, TX—MARCH 25, 2020—The American Quarter Horse Association released the following ruling for a horse who competed in 2019 "Stakes Races" that required disqualifications due to medication positives. HOTSEMPTING has been disqualified from 2nd place in the Grade 1 Rainbow Quarter Horse Futurity race held on July 21, 2019 due to a ...



HOUSTON, TX—MARCH 24, 2020—Sam Houston Race Park cancelled its Quarter Horse meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and today announced that all cleared payments made for the months of December, January and February will be fully refunded by Sam Houston Race Park. Due to ongoing restrictions made by Harris County officials effective on March ...