By Donna Brothers I can no longer remain silent about my love for horses and for horse racing for fear of backlash from PETA and other extremist organizations that claim to be looking out for our horses' welfare. PETA's modus operandi is to scream louder than the people and industries they attack, but unfortunately, while they promote themselves as a savior of horses, a closer look into their practices suggests otherwise. I have read through numerous lawsuits against them, I've looked up their kill-rates, and I've read about their revenue allocations. PETA is pro-PETA, not pro-animals, ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 20, 2019—Eligible Louisiana Bred Quarter Horse foals may nominate to the $400,000-est. 2020 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) on or before December 1. Any 2018 Louisiana Bred Quarter Horse foal paid to date in the 2020 Louisiana Million Futurity (RG1) that passed through the sale ring of the 2019 LQHBA Yearling Sale or the 2018 - 2019 LQHBA Fall Mixed Sale are eligible for nomination to the 2020 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1). CLICK HERE to download a 2020 LQHB Sale Futurity(RG1) nomination form. A completed nomination form and $100 must be sent on or before Sunday, December 1 via trackable mail (certified or Fed Ex) to LQHBA,105 Carlyon Lane, ...


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ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 20, 2019—Horsemen and women looking to compete at the Louisiana Downs upcoming 2020 live Quarter Horse meet can still nominate horses to three major stakes—the Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2), Mardi Gras Derby and Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3). A $1,000 late penalty plus previous fees will get eligible horses nominated to any of those races for 2020. Accredited Louisiana-Bred foals of 2018 can nominate to the $250,000-Guaranteed Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) for $1,700 ($300 nomination + $400 second payment and $1,000 penalty) on or before December 15th. CLICK HERE for a 2020 Mardi Gras ...



BREAUX BRIDGE, LA—NOVEMBER 19, 2019—Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. in partnership with Spendthrift Farm of Lexington, Kentucky have announced an exclusive opportunity for Quarter Horse mares to breed to two of the world's leading Thoroughbred Stallions in 2020. "We were approached by Bill Heiligbrodt and Steve Asmussen about making Mitole available to Quarter Horse mares," said Mark Toothaker, stallion seasons manager at Spendthrift Farm, a leading ...



VINTON, LA—NOVEMBER 19, 2019—A revised nomination blank is now available from Delta Downs for the 2020 $400,000-est. Firecracker Futurity(G2) and the 2020 $100,000-added Firecracker Derby. Nominations to both races are due on or before Wednesday, December 4. Open to all 2-year-old Quarter Horse foals of 2018, trials at distance of 350 yards for the $100,000-added Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity will conducted at Delta Downs on Saturday, June 6th. The final will run back on Friday, July 3, 2020. The 400 yard $100,000-added Firecracker Derby trials, for all 3-year-old Quarter Horse foals of 2017, will be held Friday, June 5th and the final will also be run on Friday, July 3, 2020. ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 19, 2019—Nominations for the 2020 $35,000-est. Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes (not black type) close Tuesday, December 10. The $15,000-added race is for accredited Louisiana-Bred foals of 2015, 2016 and 2017 who are maidens as of December 1, 2019. A nomination fee of $350 is due December10 and there will be no ...



WASHINGTON DC—NOVEMBER 18, 2019—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after joining as a cosponsor of the Horseracing Integrity Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) to end doping of American racehorses and create a uniform national standard for drug testing: "I'm cosponsoring the Horseracing Integrity Act because it's past time that we end the rampant doping that plagues horse racing and is contributing to racehorse fatalities. We can't sit idly by while these magnificent creatures continue to die. "Drugs, including the ...



GUTHRIE, OK—NOVEMBER 18, 2019—Hal and Patti Earnhardt's Champion producing Thoroughbred mare Shameful is at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma, her new permanent home. A stakes winner herself, Shameful is the dam of runners that have earned more than $4 million, including Champion Two-Year-Old Filly and Champion Female Sprinter Indian Blessing $2,995,620. "It is indeed an honor to have Shameful here at Lazy E," said Butch Wise, the long-time ranch manager at Lazy E. Wise said that Hal will make the decision on the matings of this stakes winning and Champion producing mare, but he ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 18, 2019—The 2019 American Quarter Horse Association racing season has concluded for the 10th consecutive year at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. The 28-day meet featuring AQHA, Appaloosa and Paint stakes races offered $2.4 million in overnight purses for Quarter Horses and $365,000 for Paints and Appaloosas, with races posting at noon each day. This year, $19.6 million was wagered during the fall and spring meets at the Downs. "We are confident that ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—NOVEMBER 18, 2019—Nominations for the 2019 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse stakes are due on or before Tuesday (November 19). Accredited Louisiana-Bred Quarter Horses may nominate to the following Louisiana Champions Day stakes races set for Saturday, December 14th at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans:
  • Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile (RG2) – 2YO's 350 yards
    $100,000 Guaranteed
  • Louisiana Champions Day Derby (RG3) - 3 YO's 400 yards
    $100,000 Guaranteed
  • Louisiana Champions Day Classic (RG2) - 4 YO's & Up ...



BOISE, ID—NOVEMBER 18, 2019—In a meeting by the Ada County Board of Commissioners (Idaho) November 13th commission president Kendra Kenya said "Horse racing is done." The commission confirmed that horse racing would no longer be on the table for the site of longtime racetrack Les Bois Park in Bosie, Idaho. At an administrative meeting ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2019—Providing a top fan experience, and the most visitor-friendly atmosphere in racing have always been of the utmost importance at Los Alamitos Race Course. The track is home to the Vessels Club, one of the premier turf clubs in all of racing, and now Los Alamitos Race Course will unveil The Lounge, a new 7,000 square foot wagering room and sports bar, continuing on the commitment of providing sports fans a great time at the races during their visits to the Orange County track. The Lounge will have its grand opening on Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m. (PST) featuring free admission and appetizers for all during this special evening. The Lounge is ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 16, 2019— A quartet of Grade 1 races over the past two weeks resulted in some major changes in the latest AQHA Racing National Polls. In the 2-year-old poll, All American Futurity (G1) winner Mr Jess Jenkins maintained his position at the top of the rankings, but Texas Classic Futurity (G1) winner Trump My Record jumped from No. 4 to a close No. 2. The Apollitical Blood colt, who runs for owner Cruz E. Nava and trainer Jose Luis Sanchez III, won Texas’ richest race on November 9 when he took the winner’s share of a $904,631 purse at Lone Star Park. It marked the third graded futurity win for the Texas-bred, who has visited the winner’s circle ...