Roping Horse “Credit Card”s Killer Sentenced

Justice is served in the brutal 2011 slaying of the roping horse, Credit Card. His killer, William “Billy” Hamilton, Jr., was sentenced to 20-years in the lock up, after he pleaded guilty for his crimes in Oklahoma. He entered the guilty plea to 4 felonies including cruelty to animals, knowingly concealing stolen property, transporting stolen […]

Sly Playgirl Wins BI Classic/Challenge Open

LuisDeArmasSlyPlaygirlOwner Luis DeArmas and Sly PlaygirlSly Playgirl needed to win Tuesday’s Classic/Challenge Open finals with trainer Jaime Snider to become the Breeder’s Invitational All-Time Top Earning Horse and that’s what she did. A first-set 221 by the 6-year-old mare (That Sly Cat x Taquitas Playgirl x Freckles Playboy) and Snider, 33, Lipan, Texas, held up for a victory worth $22,826.


Calvyn Loree Dies

CalvynLoreeCalvyn M. Loree passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 82 years.

Cal and his wife Rosemarie of Loree Quarter Horses were perhaps best known in American Quarter Horse circles as long time halter horse breeders and owners/exhibitors of such famous horses as Coosa, Ima Cool Skip, CRL Shesa Cool Coosa, and Perpetualism. Cal and Rosemarie began showing halter horses in Canada in the 1980s, where they fitted all their horses themselves before asking a local trainer to show them.

Call Issued For Major Changes In Racehorse Drug Policy

Federal intervention is the only way horse racing can resolve issues surrounding equine medication use, drug testing, and sufficient investigatory programs, an attorney said May 2 during the University of Kentucky Equine Law Conference at Keeneland. Read more on
Texas Tornado

Tornados Strike Cutting Capital

Texas TornadoQuarter Horse News Editor Stacy Pigott saw the Parker County tornado from the Interstate. When she arrived home, there were rotating clouds in her Brock neighborhood. Photo by Amy NeslerThe Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas experienced a strong bout of severe weather Wednesday evening, May 15, which resulted in several tornados. One tornado touched down in the cutting capital of the world – Weatherford, Texas, and another slammed through Granbury.

Storm Cat’s Only Quarter Horse Son Wins Stakes

Stray Cat, the only registered American Quarter Horse son of the late Thoroughbred sire Storm Cat, became a stakes winner on May 12 at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Read more about Stray Cat at the Daily Racing Form.

All-Industry Statistics

There are probably plenty of you out there who got started in the horse industry like I did – showing horses as a kid. Back in those days, horses were all-around horses. I had one horse and he did everything – halter, showmanship, English, Western, trail and I believe we even made one embarrassing attempt at reining. At 4-H shows, we even did the fun classes – the dollar bill class, the keyhole boot race, barrels, and egg and spoon. There was no performance halter, no ranch horse pleasure, no Select Amateur and no American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horseback Riding Progam.

Triple Crown Thoroughbreds Running Slower Than Before

Triple Crown thoroughbreds are not running as fast as they used to. And those in the racing industry cite any number of reasons, including lax training schedules, new track surfaces and breeding that stresses short-distance speed.Read more at the Baltimore Sun.

Kentucky Horse Park: Not Just Horses Anymore

In an effort to achieve self-sufficiency, the Kentucky Horse Park is branching out. The business plan, whichincludes arena football, cheerleading championships, ichthus, charity galas and wrestling events, wants to make the facility self-sufficient by 2020. Read more at the Lexington-Herald Leader.

First 2014 Road To The Horse Competitor Annouced

As the World Championship of Colt Starting returns to the Kentucky Horse Park for the second consecutive year to accommodate sell-out crowds, Australian clinician Dan Steers from Double Dan Horsemanship was announced as the very first competitor of Road to the Horse 2014. Dan Steers is no stranger to Road to the Horse, the talented […]