ALEXANDRIA, LA—APRIL 10, 2021—LQHBA has announced they will increase the added money for the restricted Grade 1 LQHBA Sale Futurity to $250,000 in 2022. The increase of $100,000 will push the nation's top sale futurity, held during the Quarter Horse meet at the historic Fair Grounds in New Orleans, to $500,000-est. total purse. Race owners shopping for yearlings this year are urged to find their 2022 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) winner at the 45th annual LQHBA Louisiana-Bred Yearling Sale to be held August 6 and 7 at Coushatta Casino Resort Pavilion in Kinder, Louisiana. All yearlings that pass through the LQHBA Yearling Sale ring will be eligible to compete in trials for the 2022 $250,000-added LQHBA Yearling Sale ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 8 2021—Top 10 lists are always popular, especially with the Kentucky Derby just around the corner. Professor G is joining in with his own top 10 list, this one counting down the top 10 Quarter Horse juveniles that have already raced at Los Alamitos this season. The trials to the track’s first futurity, the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten, will take place on Sunday, April 25.
  1. Valente One – Son of Corona Cartel won his debut by a ½ length against top rated Jess Hez On Fire.
  2. La Blue Amore – Kiddy Up Filly won gate to wire by 1 ¼ lengths in a fast :12.212.
  3. New And Better – By freshman sire Fly Thru The Fire, he overcame trouble to win.
  4. Unavailable – A filly by champion and last year's first crop sire Jess Good Candy H. held off Woman ...


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ALEXANDRIA, LA—APRIL 9, 2021—House Bill 365 will be before the house commerce committee on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Bill abstract:
  • Requires that one member of the LA State Racing Commission (commission) be a horseman nominated by the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association.
LQHBA members are asked to contact ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—APRIL 8, 2021—Louisiana Downs wrapped up its 2021 Quarter Horse meet on Wednesday, April 7. The 44-day season, which commenced on January 23 was impacted by the major winter storm in Louisiana with sub-freezing temperatures significantly affected both the facility and travel to the Shreveport area. Citing safety for horses and humans, eight days beginning February 13 through February 23 were canceled. Live racing resumed on February 27 with successful editions of the three major championships of the season. Ruse ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—APRIL 8, 2021—When racing resumes at Indiana Grand for the 19th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 13, racing fans will notice some new features added to the television production of the live racing broadcast. A drone will be implemented into the current lineup of camera shots, opening up a whole ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 8, 2021—Sam Houston Race Park enjoyed a 28 percent increase in average daily handle during the just completed 43-day Thoroughbred meet that closed Saturday. The Houston, Texas racetrack handled an average of $2,242,808 per day on its races from all sources. With 424 conducted compared to 337 in 2020, the track conducted ...



ELGIN, TX—APRIL 8, 2021—Sustaining and late nomination payments for the 2021 $1 million-est. Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and the $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby(G2) are due Saturday, April 15th. A $400 payment is due April 15, 2021 for nominated horses to remain eligible for the 2021 Texas Classic Futurity(G1). American Quarter Horse ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—APRIL 7, 2021—Nine races will kick off the 19th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 13. The program features eight Thoroughbred and one Quarter Horse race with a first post time of 2:25 p.m. (EDT). Featured on the card is a $37,000 Indiana sired allowance in the sixth race. The eight-horse field brings the return of several Indiana winners from last season, including Sudden Shift from the Bob Gorham Stable. The three-year-old Unbridled Express gelding finished second in his final start of 2020 in the $75,000 Indiana Futurity. DeShawn Parker, 2020 leading rider at Indiana Grand, will guide Sudden Shift from post seven. Parker earned his first leading jockey title at Indiana Grand in ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—APRIL 7, 2021—In preparation for a project on the horizon for Shelby Parks and Recreation, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino delivered two loads of dirt to Blue River Memorial Park Thursday, April 1. The dirt, which was formerly used as racing surface on the track, will become part of the amphitheater area to be constructed at ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—APRIL 6, 2021—QData, formerly known as Robin Glenn Pedigrees, is a respected pedigree producer in the equine industry and provides data for many of the sales that take place throughout the fall and spring. As a reminder, consigners need to ensure that they have started the registration process for all ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 2, 2021—Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will begin its 2021 American Quarter Horse season on Monday, May 10. The 46-day meeting runs through Saturday, July 31 and will feature a lucrative stakes schedule and live racing on new days of the week compared to previous seasons. Live racing will generally take place on ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—APRIL 5, 2021—LQHBA has announced its new board members and officers for 2021. New board members elected for 2021 include Lyle Guillory, Central and Brandon Trahan, South Central. They join current board members They join current board members Karen Darling Falgoust and Leigh Perry, Central; D. Michael Hayes, North; ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—APRIL 2, 2021—StallioneSearch.com has released its webcast coverage of Saturday's $302,010 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3) from Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. StallioneSearch.com was on hand to interview winning jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. following his victory aboard the ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—APRIL 2, 2021—Streakin Sin Tacha, the 2002 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age on April 1, 2021, at the age of 23. The bay gelding, bred by a partnership of L.R. Hayes and Steve VanBebber, is the all-time leading money earner by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame stallion Streakin La Jolla, and is out of the Thoroughbred mare Sin Tacha, a daughter of Slew’s Royalty. Streakin Sin Tacha made his racing debut on March 31, 2000, for owner George Temple, but was acquired in full by Steve before his third race start. He was owned by Janet ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 1, 2021—Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia says he will ask the Arizona Racing Commission during its upcoming April 19th meeting for a state rule change lowering the maximum age for horses competing at Arizona racetracks. The current rule is horses 13-year-old and under may race. The upcoming request stems following the March 26th $12,500 Turf Paradise Quarter Horse Championship (not black type) when 10th place finisher Hes Too Icy For Me fell after crossing the finish line. According to reports, Jockey Michael Ybarra was taken to the hospital for evaluation and released with sore ribs. Ybarra was back ...