CLAREMORE, OK–MAY 25, 2024–Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma, was hit by an EF-3 tornado that caused massive damage in the State on Saturday (May 25) according to the National Weather Service.

According to Travis Noland, director of communications for Cherokee Nation Entertainment, which owns the track, the tornado moved east from Claremore along Highway 20 to the south end of the property.

"We have about 14 barns, 10 of them experienced significant damage. The others also experienced some damage, but not as significant," Noland told Sean Collins of The Bloodhorse. "The grandstand did experience some significant damage."

The property's ...



by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch

VINTON, LA —MAY 26, 2024—StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the 2024 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) weekend from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana.

On this episode, Stallionesearch.com was on hand to capture the 2024 running of the LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) and a post-race interview with the winning jockey Lupe Lucio, owners Party Tyme Racing and trainer Jose Espinosa.

Trainer Jose Espinosa relished in a 1-2 finish in the $291,932 Laddie Futurity(RG2) finals, which saw a three-way blanket finish at the wire between winner Gold Gun Z, Thetrainrobberace and San Lorenzo Hustle at Delta Downs on ...


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by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch

VINTON, LA—MAY 25, 2024—StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage of the 2024 LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) weekend from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana.

On this episode, Stallionesearch.com was on hand to capture the 2024 running of the LQHBA Lassie Futurity(RG2) and a post-race interview with the winning jockey Jorge Garcia.

The field of 10 qualifiers was reduced to a field of eight after the graded stakes event suffered two scratches.

Rf Fast Dash N Train bounced off a second-place effort in the ...



DALLAS, TX—MAY 24, 2023—A recent ruling filed Utah Horse Racing Commission for a 2024 Stakes race that required a disqualification due to a medication positive.

CARTELJESS PYW has been disqualified from 4th place in the Weber Downs Fillies Derby held on May 19, 2024, due to a medication violation for Betamethasone, a Class 4/C substance.  Farrol Cunningham was the trainer.

Equibase has received the rulings and updated their records.  ...



DALLAS, TX—MAY 23, 2024—A recent ruling filed by the Mexican Committee of Arbitration and Surveillance of Horse and Greyhound Racing for 2023 and 2024 Stakes races that required disqualifications due to a medication positives.

O SHAZ KING was disqualified from 3rd place in the Clasico Cesar Pedrero Anaya stakes race held on November 12, 2023, due to a medication violation for Diisopropylamine, a Class 2/B substance.   Rene Alan Rodriguez Garcia was the trainer.

QUEEN CORONA JESS was disqualified from 2nd place in the Clasico Francisco Pasquel stakes race held on February 25, 2024, due to a medication violation for Testosterone, Zilpaterol and Albuterol, Class 3/B, 2/A and 3/A substances.  Simon ...



BY RICHARD LINIHAN

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–MAY 22, 2024–Trainer Dee Keener qualified five of the top 10 fastest Paints or Appaloosas last week for the final of the Grade 1, $230,475 Speedhorse Graham Futurity, which is set for closing night, Saturday, June 1.

Jockey Daniel Torres won six races, including three on one night, to outdistance the rest of the jockey colony by two trips to the winner’s circle.

Because of these accolades, Keener and Torres earned Lip Chip Trainer and Jockey of the Week honors for May 16-19 at Remington ...



CO-WY BORDER–MAY 22, 2024–Wyoming Horse Racing LLC (WHR) celebrated its "topping out" milestone for WHR's new Swan Ranch Horse Palace gaming and entertainment complex on the Colorado-Wyoming border as it nears its opening day slated for June, pending regulatory approvals.

The ceremonial topping out, which celebrates the placement of the last structural beam, signals the final stages of the building's construction and its rapidly approaching grand opening.

"Colorado's front range communities are about to experience a whole new level of entertainment," said Nick Hughes, President of Wyoming Horse Racing. "The Horse Palace at Swan Ranch is a cutting-edge and sophisticated gaming and entertainment experience – right on the doorstep of the front range. Convenience, western hospitality and easy wins await just a short drive north." 

The Swan Ranch ...



DALLAS, TX–MAY 20, 2024–StallioneSearch.com continues its short-film series with the fourth episode, which follows the 2023 breeding season of RC Me Leaving You, a sire based in Vinton, Louisiana. The stallion experienced a significant increase in popularity among breeders, with the number of mares bred jumping from 11 in 2022 to over 200 in 2023, marking an increase of over 1700%.

In early 2023, StallioneSearch produced a docu-series profiling the sire. He achieved an impressive 70% winners from ...



HOUSTON, TX–MAY 20, 2024– Sam Houston Race Park has announced the hiring of David Palomo as Director of Marketing.  The University of Houston graduate has over ten years of experience in marketing, special events, brand awareness and social media and promotions.

Most recently, Palomo was affiliated with Landry's Inc. and was instrumental in managing branding and marketing for Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rusty Pelican, and Mai Tai Bar.

His experience in collaboration in the food and beverage industry is key as Sam Houston Race Park's Winner's Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club have attracted thousands of patrons who enjoy the combination of dining while watching live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

In addition, Palomo had a seven-year association with the Houston Astros, winner of the 2017 and 2022 World ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, TX–MAY 19, 2024–The nomination form for the 2024 $450,000 estimated Dash For Cash Futurity [G2] and $175,000 Dash For Cash Derby [G2] are now available on the Lone Star Park website in the Horsemen's Information section. You can also click HERE to go directly to the nomination form.

Mark your calendars because the first payment is due on Saturday, June 15, 2024!

Trials for ...



HOUSTON, TX–MAY 18, 2024–Nearly 500 first responders from CenterPoint have stepped up at the disaster staging area in Northwest Houston to help Houstonians recoup from the storms on Thursday and Sam Houston Race Park will be offering assistance on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

When storms hit on Thursday night, CenterPoint began immediately deploying its ...



EL RENO, OK–MAY 16, 2024–The American Quarter Horse Association has hired Shari Burger as a QData pedigree systems analyst. Burger will write pedigrees and assist in sale catalog production, project management, and QData custom software design.

"It’s an exciting opportunity to work for AQHA, Robin Glenn and her team at QData," Burger said. "I’ve been very fortunate to gain valuable knowledge and work with some of the best breeders, owners and trainers in the racing industry. I look forward to utilizing my experience, learning the catalog pedigree business and being part of such an integral team."

Burger served as a statistician at Cobb-Vantress Inc. (Tyson Foods) in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, for the past eight years. As a statistician, she administered genetic analyses of pedigree and research data and quality control analyses of data sets. Along with this, she ran a series of analyses and queries ...