Quarter Horse Racing

Quarter Horse Articles

Blazing fast takeoff, straining fast-twitch muscles…and it’s over, just like that! If you daydream in the gate, you’ve already lost the race.  Spectators start screaming as soon as the gates open, and they keep screaming for the next twenty seconds.  If you can hit 55 mph in a few strides, a quarter mile doesn’t take much time.  Even the jockeys scream, it’s so exciting.  The whole race happens right in front of the grandstand.  The Quarter Horse is America’s Horse:  we do love to push the pedal to the metal.

Go West, Young Man!  Ellis Racing Expands to Ruidoso Downs

By Barbara Newtown. Trey Ellis has always had a race training business in Louisiana.  In 2018, he started his two-year-old…

Ann’s Photo of the Week: Exercise is a Science

If there's a race, clinic, or show in Northwest Louisiana, you'll see Ann Switalski there with her trusty camera and…

“On Point” Hits the High Point:  Colt Breaks Auction Record at LQHBA Sale

By Barbara Newtown. On Point, Hip #411, a sorrel yearling by Five Bar Cartel, sold for $182,000 on the last…