OPELOUSAS, LA–AUGUST 9, 2020–StallioneSearch concludes its coverage of the 2020 LQHBA Yearling Sale at the Equine Sales Company pavilion in Opelousas, Louisiana.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture video of the top four selling yearlings from the second- session of the 2020 yearling since, including the sale topper for the entire 2020 yearling sale. The top six sales yearlings came from the second-session conducted on Saturday at the sales pavilion ...



OPELOUSAS, LA–AUGUST 8, 2020–StallioneSearch begins its coverage of the 2020 LQHBA Yearling Sale at the Equine Sales Company pavilion in Opelousas, Louisiana.

On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture video of the top selling yearlings from the opening session of the 2020 yearling sale . Trainer Heath Taylor purchased Friday's high-seller, Hip 234 Jess Chasin Chicks, from the Copper Springs Ranch, LLC consignment. The Jess Louisiana Blue colt is out Follies Corona Chick, a sister to Grade 1 winner and leading ...


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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 7, 2020— Flight 109 is a perfect name for a fast Quarter Horse. And boy, could the Kansas-bred Flight 109 fly like a jet. Sired by 1965 AQHA champion 3-year-old colt Bayou Bar, Flight 109 was born in 1967 out of a Mr Bar None mare Bar Marie. He would go on to become one of the most dominant horses in the nation during the 1970s. Racing mostly at Los Alamitos, Flight 109 won 25 of 79 starts for earnings over $157,725. By the time of his final takeoff before retiring on December 31, 1975, Flight 109 was third all-time in stakes wins at Los Alamitos with 13 victories. The first AQHA Racing champion ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—AUGUST 7, 2020—The Downs at Albuquerque will kick off their 2020 meet Saturday with some changes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The purse structure remains the same and the New Mexico track will again host the American Quarter Horse Association’s annual Bank of America Challenge Championships this fall. Albuquerque will run a 27 day mixed-meet for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses and has been allotted, racing through the Challenge Championship night October 24th. The State Fair portion of the meet, which comprised ...



ELKO, NV—AUGUST 7, 2020—The Elko County Fair Board voted unanimously Wednesday to postpone horse racing until next year — citing financial and feasible difficulties to carry out the events due to state mandates of the COVID-19 pandemic. The official 100th annual celebration of the Elko County Fair was scheduled for Aug. 28 through Sept. 7. ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—AUGUST 7, 2020—The 44th annual LQHBA Yearling Sale will get under way todauy (Friday) in Opelousas. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the LQHBA Board made the decision last month to move the annual event to the Equine Sales Company facility located at 372 Harry Guilbeau Road in Opelousas. Last year's record setting sale saw 448 yearlings gross $7,605,200 and average $16,976. "We have another great catalog this year," LQHBA ...



By Jennifer Morrison AJAX, ONT—AUGUST 6, 2020—Cody Sabila was only 7-years-old when One Famous Glass was in the midst of his Horse of the Year campaign at Ajax Downs in 2013. Owned by his grandparents Carol and Bryn Robertson, their daughter-in-law Jaime and Dr. Charles Hall, One Famous Glass dominated fellow 3-year-olds that year, winning six of eight races, including two stakes, all before Sabila had jumped on a friend's rogue pony and settled him down enough to be ridden. Now, the soon-to-be 14-year-old Sabila is not only an ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—AUGUST 6, 2020—The 2020 American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs will cover 39 days of live racing beginning Thursday, September 17 and continuing through Saturday, December 19. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday through Saturday schedule with post time for the 2020 season set at 5:35 pm Central Time. There will be no live racing held during the week of Thanksgiving. Stall applications are due by Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Horsemen interested in an application can visit the website www.evdracing.com ...



VINTON, LA—AUGUST 5, 2020—Superstar filly Eysa Jess Jumpn, who strung together a perfect 9-for-9 season last year, worked from the gate today at Delta Downs in anticipation of her return to racing before the end of the Delta Downs race meet. Under jockey David Alvarez the daughter of leading sire Heza Fast Dash turned in an :11.77 clocking for 220 yards, second fastest from 14 horses that went that distance on Wednesday. "She worked really good today at Delta and it should set her up perfect going into her next stakes race," owner Jose Estrada said. The 4-year-old filly could start in $50,000-Guaranteed Flashy Hemp Stakes or the $75,000-Guaranteed Louisiana Classic(RG2) on Delta's ...



By BEN HUDSON
TRACK Magazine Owner/Editor VENTRESS, LA—AUGUST 5, 2020—When the lifetime race earnings for the starters sired by the Champion Jess Louisiana Blue passed $20,000,000 in late July of this year, it marked a milestone in American Quarter Horse history. In a period spanning some 48 hours in early February 1998, at Jumonville Farms in New Roads, Louisiana, two brown colts by the young Champion Mr Jess Perry were foaled. At that time, Mr Jess Perry ...



LEXINGTON, KY—AUGUST 4, 2020— U.S. racing commissions sent 263,783 biological samples from horses participating in professional horse races to the testing laboratories. Of those tests, there were 1,461 adverse analytical findings accounting for 0.55% of all samples, reports the Association of Racing ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—AUGUST 4, 2020—The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA) will hold a Board of Directors meeting at noon (CDT) Tuesday, August 18th at Heritage Place Sales Company in Oklahoma City. Individually wrapped lunch will be provided for those who attend. OQHRA encourages everyone attending the meeting to wear a face ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—AUGUST 3, 2020—LQHBA announced today their office in Alexandria, Louisiana will be closed Wednesday, August 5th thru Monday, August 10. The LQHBA office team will be onsite, August 5-8, in Opelousas to assist with the 2020 LQHBA Yearling Sale. The annual sale is scheduled to kick-off Friday, August 7th and the second session will be held Saturday, August 8 at the Louisiana Equine Sale Pavilion. The onsite phone is (337) 678-3024. For additional information visit the association website at lqhba.com or call (318) 487-9506. ...



Q RACING—AUGUST 2, 2020—The White Pine Horse Race board of directors has announced that the three-day race meet at Ely, Nevada, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Since we have restrictions on mass gatherings at social events, this restriction puts our annual event in jeopardy of being financially successful and safe," a ...