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.

Racing in the Rain

By Ann Switalski. Tuesday, March 8, started like any other race day at Louisiana Downs.  Yes, I kept staring at…

Louisiana Shines At Ruidoso Downs

ALEXANDRIA, LA—AUGUST 22, 2016—Racehorses bred in Louisiana were prominent last weekend at Ruidoso Downs in both trials for the $3…

Remembering Leverne Perry

Leverne Perry died March 27th, 2016, but his contributions to the quality and financial health of Quarter Horse racing in…