AUSTIN, TX—JUNE 17, 2019—Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a piece of legislation last week that will benefit the Texas racing industry. House Bill 2463/Senate Bill 1991 is a purse matching bill that would take a portion of the money collected by the state on the taxable sale of horse products, to create an incentive fund that would increase purses to bring quality race horses and breeding operations back to Texas. Proponents of the bill, which creates no new taxes, say it will make Texas racing regionally competitive again. According to a study prepared for racing industry consultants by TXP Inc. in Austin, in the early 2000 bettors in Texas wagered $900 million and horse breeders and owners enjoyed $32.5 million in purse money. Last year those number had dropped to ...



DENTON, TX—JUNE 15, 2019—E.D. "Tooter" Calvert, 81, of Denton, died Tuesday (June 11) at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Denton. Funeral service will be held at 2pm Monday (June 17) at Gateway United Baptist Church in Denton, Texas. Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Old Alton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (June 16) at Gateway United Baptist Church. Tooter was born on November 13, 1937, in Denton County, Texas, to Ernest Dewey Calvert Sr. and Willie Beatrice (McDaniel) Calvert. He was married to ...


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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 13, 2019—Established veterans and budding stars excelled in Remington Park's biggest races in the recently completed 2019 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season, resulting in increased pari-mutuel handle for a third straight season. A new record for purse distribution was also established resulting in tremendous participation by competing owners and trainers. Political Attraction and Uptowne Babe are two of the top runners this season, winning Grade 1 stakes races on the final evening, "Champions Night." Political Attraction won three consecutive stakes races including the marquee race for older ...



by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch.com RUIDOSO, NM—JUNE 11, 2019—The family of Ruidoso Race Horse Hall Of Famer H.C. "Bubba" Werner have announced that a race at Ruidoso Downs on the July 4th card will be named in honor of the longtime trainer. Werner died April 19 at the age of 82 following a lengthy battle with cancer. At the time of his passing the Quarter Horse racing world was told that a memorial service for the native-Texan would be held later. With the assistance of Ruidoso Downs, the Werner family has planned this memorial with a race to be run in his honor. After the July 4th race card at Ruidoso Downs, the family ...



WICHITA FALLS, TX—JUNE 10, 2019—Services are set Wednesday for longtime Quarter Horse owner Jim Pitts, 82, of Wichita Falls. He passed away Sunday, June 9. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday (June 12) in the Chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls with Reverend Mike Rucker officiating. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— JUNE 2, 2019—Political Attraction won three stakes races in three starts during the 2019 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season, culminating in a victory over a multiple AQHA World Champion in the Remington Park Championship, thus being named Horse of the Meeting. Political Attraction, a ...



ELGIN, TX—JUNE 10, 2019—Sustaining payments for the 2019 $1 million-est. Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and the $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby(G1) are due Saturday, June 15. A $400 payment is due June 15, 2019 to sustain American Quarter Horse foals of 2017 to the 2019 Texas Classic Futurity(G1). Late nomination $3,000 plus payments to ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 10, 2019—Los Alamitos Race Course held its inaugural Salute To First Responders Event on Saturday night with over 1,200 people attending the free community event at the Katella racetrack. A K-9 demonstration, free games, pony rides, fire truck rides, plus a Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred horse racing program made for ...



RUIDOSO, NM—JUNE 9, 2019—StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the $1-million Ruidoso Futurity(G1) and $957,483 Ruidoso Derby(G1) weekend with the release of Episode 6.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson on hand at Ruidoso Downs, NM to capture Fernweh's winning of the 2019 running of the $1 million Ruidoso Futurity(G1) finals, including post-race interviews with the winning trainer Trey Wood and jockey Ricky Ramirez. CLICK HERE to view Episode 6 – 2018 Ruidoso Futurity(G1) ...



RUIDOSO, NM—JUNE 8, 2019—StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the $1-million Ruidoso Futurity(G1) and $957,483 Ruidoso Derby(G1) weekend with the release of Episode 5.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson on hand at Ruidoso Downs, NM to capture Apocalyptical Jess's win in the 2019 running of the Ruidoso Derby(G1) finals, including post-race interviews with the winning trainer Trey Wood and jockey Tanner Thedford. CLICK HERE to view Episode 5 – 2018 Ruidoso Derby(G1) Recap.

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RUIDOSO, NM—JUNE 8, 2019—StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the $1-million Ruidoso Futurity(G1) and $957,483 Ruidoso Derby(G1) weekend with the release of Episode 4.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson talks with champion jockey Cody Jensen about the second-fastest qualifier going into the Ruidoso Derby(G1) finals, Danjer. The Dean Frey trained son of world champion sire FDD Dynasty won the 2018 edition of the All American Juvenile last year, and qualifies into the derby field in a time of :19.769 for ...