MADISONVILLE, TX—JULY 7, 2020—Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm sharp on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Madisonville, Texas, located at 300 South Elm Street for Roger A. "Sonny" Knight, Jr. Sonny, 78, passed away in the comfort of his home during the morning of Friday, July 3. Texas has lost a true original. Masks will be provided and social distancing protocols will be implemented. The service will be streamed live and can be viewed at ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 6, 2020—Due to the recent news of several positive tests for Covid-19 at Lone Star Park near Dallas, Texas and the suspension of their racing season indefinitely, Indiana Grand Racing and Casino has halted the transfer of all jockeys, exercise riders and grooms from that facility to the racing program in Indiana. Effective immediately Monday, July 6, 2020, Indiana Grand will follow CDC guidelines and will not allow anyone from the above racing category currently ...


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CLAREMORE, OK—JULY 6, 2020— Stallion applications for the upcoming Will Rogers Downs Quarter Horse meet must be returned on or before Tuesday, July 17. The 2020 Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa live Fall Meet will kick off on September 12 and continue through November 14. Racing will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a first post ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 6, 2020—As a safeguard effective immediately at Fair Meadows in Tulsa:
  • Horsemen arriving from Texas are not permitted on the grounds.
  • Entry of any horse(s) currently in Texas will only be accepted if the trainer agrees to arrange shipping such that the horse(s) are dropped off to the care of another trainer ...



ELGIN, TX—JUNE 6, 2020—Sustaining payments for the 2020 $1 million-est. Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and the $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby(G1) are due Wednesday, July 15. A $400 payment is due July 15, 2020 to sustain American Quarter Horse foals of 2018 to the 2020 Texas Classic Futurity(G1). Trials will for the 400 yard race will be ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—JULY 6, 2020—Lone Star Park announced via Twitter Sunday afternoon that it will suspend all racing until further notice. "Due to an abundance of caution, all racing operations at Lone Star Park have been suspended due to #COVID19," the tweet read. "Racing will resume at a date to be determined." Sunday's first race, won by Right Lane Lukasz and jockey Stewart Elliot, went off as scheduled Sunday afternoon, but the card was abruptly canceled ahead of the second race. Track officials were not immediately available for comment Sunday afternoon. The state of Texas has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 5, 2020—Wyoming Downs opened its season Saturday, July 4 before a live crowd of 1,326 spectators. As one of few tracks racing with fans, track officials agreed to meet the Covid 19 safety protocols set by the Uinta County and Wyoming State officials when authorization to race was granted on June 6. Among the ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 5, 2020——StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2020 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) weekend from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson was on hand to capture Sir Louisiana Dash winning the 2020 running of the LQHBA Laddie ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 5, 2020——StallioneSearch.com conclues its webcast coverage of the 2020 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) weekend, with an added bonus coverage of the 2020 Old South Futurity, from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson was on hand to capture ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 4, 2020—Indiana Grand Racing & Casino completed its first of four all-Quarter Horse racing programs to record numbers Saturday, July 14. A total of $811,380 was wagered to establish a new record for most handle ever on an all-Quarter Horse racing program. The 13-race program began at 10 a.m. The previous record of $578,742 was established on a 10-race card Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. However, after nine races, the record handle was already $50,000 ahead of the previous record set in 2017. Three more all-Quarter Horse racing programs are slated for ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 4, 2020—StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the 2020 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) weekend from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com's Greg Thompson was on hand to capture Sheza Freighttrain T winning the 2020 running of the LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2), as well as a post-race interview with the winning jockey Rolando Pina and trainer Eric Long. ...



GALENA, KS—JuLY 3, 2020—Gary Lester Hall passed from this life on June 29, 2020, at a Las Vegas, Nevada, hospital after a short battle with pneumonia. He was born on March 4, 1942, in Joplin, Missouri, to Norman and Roberta Hall. Gary grew up in Galena, Kansas, and graduated from Galena High School in 1960. From a young age Gary ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 2, 2020—The race card this weekend at Ruidoso Downs features three days of trials highlighting some of the fastest 2-year-old and 3-year-old Quarter Horses in the industry, and they will all be running against the clock. Almost 300 2-year-olds will run in 30 time trial heats vying for a spot in the GI $1 Million Rainbow Futurity (see related story), the second leg of the Quarter Horse Triple Crown on Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s card features a time trial double-header with 72 head running for a chance at the $1 Million Rainbow Derby, and 32 mares and ...



Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JULY 2, 2020—With the New Mexico State Fair being called off, the horse races that usually coincide with the annual event are being canceled too. State regulators during a special meeting Wednesday approved a motion to nix the state fair race meet. They also approved changes to the race dates and stakes schedule for The Downs at Albuquerque. The changes mean this year’s meet at The Downs will start later, running from Aug. 8 through Sept. 20, when the state fair races ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—JULY 3, 2020—Nominations for the Grade 2 $400,000-est. Dash For Cash Futurity and $200,000-est. Dash For Cash Derby are due Wednesday, July 15. Open to all Quarter Horse foals of 2018, the Dash For Cash Futurity will be ...