SELMA, TX–JUNE 24, 2024–The 2024 Retama Park Quarter Horse live racing season kicks off on Thursday, June 27 and fans will be welcomed back with quality racing, refurbished suites and many areas throughout the grandstand and a full slate of promotions scheduled throughout the 23-day meet. Post time is set for 6:15 pm (Central) with the season concluding on Saturday, August 17.

Trainer Arnold "Bubba" Lewis Looks Forward to the 2024 Live Racing Season

Traveling is a big part of the racing industry, but many Texas-based horsemen and women are grateful for the opportunity to spend some quality time at home for the next 2 ½ months!

Arnold "Bubba" Lewis has been training Quarter Horses since 2001 and is having ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JUNE 24, 2024–Ruidoso Downs Race Track has created a special account for members of the horse racing industry to make a donation for victims of the recent South Fork and Salt Fires in the Ruidoso area.

"The entire community has been impacted—we have a number of our local residents that have lost their homes," General Manager Rick Baugh said. "Ruidoso Downs will provide $20,000 in seed money to open the account and we challenge all members of the racing industry to help by making a tax-deductible contribution to the account that will go directly to victims of the recent fires."

The account ...


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RUIDOSO, NM–JUNE 24, 2024–In a video interview today, Tim Keithley gets an update on Ruidoso Downs from Ruidoso Downs General Manager Rick Baugh and New Mexico Legislature District 56 Representative Harlan Vincent. This coming weekend, June 28-30, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack will host trials for the Rainbow Futurity(G1), Rainbow Derby(G1), and Rainbow Oaks(G1). Entering last Friday, 327 horses are set to compete in two days of trials Friday and Saturday for the $1-million Rainbow Futurity, with 17 races carded each day.

"We'll come back from this. We need to put the wheels back on the bus, and let's go to work," said Baugh. "We're ensuring they [crowds] understand first responders come first. We've talked to many of our season pass holders, who understand that their hotel rooms and so forth have been canceled, and responders come first. And they understand that. So, ...



DELCAMBRE, LA–JUNE 23, 2024–It is with profound sadness that the Migues family announces the passing of Benny J. Migues, their beloved patriarch and steadfast rock. Benny peacefully departed from this life into eternal glory on Saturday, June 22, 2024, surrounded by his cherished family. He was 75 years old.

Benny was born on May 30, 1949, in Erath to the late Sonny Migues and the late Rella Comeaux Migues. He was raised in a family deeply rooted in their Catholic faith and Cajun heritage.

Benny proudly graduated from Delcambre High School, Class of '67, and remained a devoted alumnus and supporter throughout his life. ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JUNE 22, 2024–Entries have been taken and processed for trials next weekend for the $1 million Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

"We are proceeding with making plans as scheduled," General Manager Rick Baugh said. "We will make a final decision about when these trial races are held primarily based on the lifting of evacuation orders for the community but we are hopeful that is next weekend."

A total of 327 two-year-old quarter horses entered for the Rainbow Futurity trials which was a slight increase from last year when 311 quarter horses were entered.

The trials will be at 400-yards over two days with the top-five fastest ...



CO-WY BORDER–JUNE 22, 2024–Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC's Horse Palace Swan Ranch gaming and entertainment complex on the Colorado-Wyoming border has opened its doors. Wyoming Horse Racing executives were joined by local government officials and dignitaries for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening Friday evening.    

"Today is a milestone moment as we open the doors for our flagship Swan Ranch ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JUNE 20, 2024–Rick Baugh, general manager at Ruidoso Downs announced the staff in the track’s racing office tomorrow (Friday) will be taking entries for the June 28-29 trials of the $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity.

With the villages of Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs and several other communities in Lincoln  County having been evacuated due to two major fires in the area, Ruidoso Downs Race Track has become a hub of activity.

"We fed 600 first responders here at the track yesterday (Wednesday), and we have two mobile phone cell towers set up and the Department of Public Safety has set up temporary headquarters here", said Baugh "With the heavy ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JUNE 20, 2024—Ruidoso Downs is canceling live horseracing this weekend. Our top priority is the safety of our team members, guests, and horses during this difficult time.

Because of the current situation, we are also postponing this weekend’s Bourbon Fest as well as two stakes on the schedule, the Vista Distaff and the Mountain Top TB Futurity. We will have an update on these races and the event once we select a new date.

"I want to thank everyone who has reached out, concerned about the track, our Ruidoso Downs family, and the horses during this time," said Ruidoso Downs General Manager Rick Baugh. ...



HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 18, 2024–The 2024 Sam Houston Quarter Horse racing season concluded on Saturday, June 15, with a blockbuster 11-race card, including nine stakes and the presentation of the end of the meet awards for leading jockey, trainer, and owner.  A great crowd was on hand on a breezy, pleasant evening as Sam Houston Race Park closed out its 30th anniversary season.

Resurgent Luis Vivanco Wins His Fifth Leading Jockey Title

Veteran rider Luis Vivanco had already wrapped up leading rider honors weeks ago, but the 41-year-old kept the wins coming through the closing night with two stakes wins, two seconds, and a fourth-place finish. He rode 149 horses this ...



ALEXANDRIA, LA—JUNE 19, 2024—A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors will be conducted on Thursday, July 11th, in the "Delta Downs Clubhouse" at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana.

Set for 11:00 a.m. (CST) all LQHBA members and the public are invited but not required to attend.

Please remind anyone interested in ...



TULSA, OK–JUNE 19, 2024–The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA) is pleased to announce a $1,000 purse increase for Quarter Horse, Paint, and Appaloosa races at the 2024 Fair Meadows Tulsa meet.

This increase will take effect on Saturday, June 22, and continue through the meet's end.

The Fair Meadows race meet is a vital ...



RUIDOSO, NM–JUNE 18, 2024–Two wildfires have prompted the evacuation of most residents in the resort town of Ruidoso, as well as the relocation of several horses from Ruidoso Downs.

The racetrack, located in Ruidoso Downs about five miles east of the Village of Ruidoso, is the summer mecca of high-level Quarter Horse racing, notably the All American Futurity (G1), the world's richest Quarter Horse race.

Evacuation orders are now in effect for the village of Ruidoso and the suburb of Ruidoso Downs.

Ismael "Izzy" Trejo, ...



VIAN, OK–JUNE 18, 2024–Funeral services for longtime Oklahoma jockey Randy Ray Wilson will be held Saturday, June 22, in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, with Justin Haywood officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (CDT) in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services. The interment will be in Akins Cemetery.

Wilson, 58, of Vian, Oklahoma, died at home on June 15, 2024. He was born in Butler, Missouri, to Jack Wilson Sr and Bonnie Wilson on June 18, 1965.

A longtime race jockey, he rode many ...