AJAX, ONT—FEBRUARY 26, 2021—Rick Kennedy's exceptional gelding FIESTY ICON was voted the 2020 Horse of the Year at Ajax Downs by the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario it was announced Friday. Feisty Icon was 8-years-old last year but had arguably the best season of his remarkable career that included a Horse of the Year title in 2015 when he was a 3-year-old. QROOI president Bob Broadstock presented Rick and Karen Kennedy with Fiesty ...



BEAUMONT, TX—FEBRUARY 26, 2021—According to an article published today on KJAS.com website the sale of Ford Park, located west of Beaumont, Texas could e closing as soon as next month. The Jefferson County Commissioners Court gave approval Tuesday to County Judge Jeff Branick to move ahead with a sales ...


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SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 25, 2021—After shutting down last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the casino and simulcast operations at Sunland Park Racetrack in southwestern New Mexico will reopen on March 5. The casino portion of the property, which contains slots, video poker machines, and electronic table games, will reopen at 10 a.m. (MST) on that date. The news of the casino reopening comes one week after the New Mexico Racing Commission voted unanimously to cancel Sunland Park's 2020-21 race meet (see related story), which was scheduled to consist of 42 dates from ...



TWIN FALLS, ID—FEBRUARY 25, 2021—According to an article by Candice Hare on the KMVT News website kmvt.com, Idaho Rep. Brent Crane (R-Nampa), chairman of the State House Affairs Committee, refused to have a bill heard on revenue redistribution that would fund the state's horse racing commission shortfall. Horse racing in Idaho currently does not have the funding to host a year’s worth of racing. The state's racing industry was awarded 26 race days for the 2021 season to be shared between Pocatello Downs, Rupert Downs, Jerome Horse Racing Association, Oneida County Fair, Cassia County Fair and ...



LEXINGTON, KY—FEBRUARY 25, 2021—Multiple polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAHG) products are being marketed for intra-articular use in horses for the treatment of joint pain and lameness caused by conditions ranging from acute synovitis to end-stage osteoarthritis. Product claims include pain relief of up to 24 months and delayed progression of ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—FEBRUARY 25, 2021—The Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association released its 2020 Minnesota-bred champions. Overall Minnesota-Bred Champion
Holy Storm Points 122 2-Year-old MN-bred Champion
Western Reserve – SI 93 5 Starts 3 Wins 1 second LTE $29,962 Points 64
sorrel filly foaled on 3/21/18 by Im A Fancy Pyc out of Western Fun by Tres Seis
Bred by Robert and Julie Petersen
Owner – Robert and Julie Petersen
Trainer – Edward Ross Hardy 2-Year-old MN-bred Reserve Champion
Corona White Socks- SI 93 7 Starts 2 Wins 1 second 1 third LTE $42,539 Points 52 ...



ELGIN, TX—FEBRUARY 24, 2021—Eligible 2020 foals have until March 1st to complete paperwork and submit applications to become accredited Texas-Bred for only $50 by the Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA). Horsemen and women can still accredit your 2020 foal after March 1st for a fee of $100. To accredit your 2020 foal for $50 you need:
  1. RACING STOCK APPLICATION - download here
  2. AQHA PAPERS - or documentation from AQHA re: registration application
  3. PAYMENT enclosed. * Note current TQHA membership discount on form
Accredit your 2020 foals for $50 before March 1st deadline. You must have complete paperwork (including AQHA papers) with your application for ...



SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 22, 2021—Training races original reset for Tuesday (Feb 23) at Retama Park have been pushed another week due to sub-zero weather conditions throughout the state of Texas last week. According to track racing secretary James Leatherman, Retama Park plans to run the next set of training races on Tuesday, March 2nd. The ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—FEBRUARY 22, 2021—The organizers of the Track Superintendents Field Day are pleased to announce that the 20th edition of the event will be held June 14-15, 2021, at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The event brings together track superintendents and staff annually to discuss best practices related to track maintenance, safety ...



IOWA CITY, IA—FEBRUARY 22, 2021—Howard Lee Duckett, 77, a lifetime member and past President of the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Duckett of Central City, Iowa, was surrounded by his family at his home. His wishes were to donate his body to help others through the University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Deeded Body Program for medical education and research. There will be no service held at this time. A Celebration of Duckett's Life is being planned with an updated announcement to be published at a later date in the spring of 2021. A private family ...



VILLE PLATTE, LA—FEBRUARY 21, 2021—Funeral services for former Ville Platte Sheriff Wayne Morein, 81, will be held at 5:45PM (CST) on Monday February 22, at the LaVille Funeral Home, 2353 East Main St., Ville Platte, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM. Morein, passed away peacefully on Wednesday Feb 17, 2021 at his residence. ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 19, 2021—The unrelenting winter storm that has impacted Louisiana over the last two weeks is forcing additional live racing cancelations at Louisiana Downs. Due to the continued sub-freezing temperatures in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, Louisiana Downs has canceled live racing on Saturday, February 20, ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 18, 2021—According to an article by Felix Chavez published on the El Paso Times website today the 2020-21 horse racing meet at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has been officially canceled. A motion to cancel the meet was passed in a monthly meeting of the New Mexico Racing Commission. The 20-21 meet had ...