No horse racing in Great Falls this summer

The Great Falls Turf Club announced Thursday that its 2020 races, scheduled to take place over five days in late July before and during the Montana State Fair, are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes on the heels of the cancellation of the Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, which features two days of racing..

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Trainer given 34 years suspension by New Mexico racing commission

Quarter horse trainer Bobby Martinez was given a 34-year suspension and fined $480,000, the New Mexico Racing Commission announced in a release. The release stated the horses had eight positive tests for a Class 1 substance.

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Jockey dies after fall in race at Rillito Park Racetrack

A jockey has died after falling from his mount during a race at Rillito Park Racetrack. According to information from the Rillito Park Foundation, Richard C. Gamez was in the lead during the fifth race on Sunday, March 1, when his horse stumbled in the final turn, causing him to fall.

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Rillito Park extends season for Winter Meet 2020

Sound the bugle because quarter-horse racing returns to Tucson this weekend. Saturday, Feb. 8, will be opening day for Rillito Park’s Winter Meet 2020. The historic park, and birthplace of quarter horse racing, has hosted events for seven decades. ... This season is extended by a weekend, because Wells said there was a demand for it from fans and the American Quarter-Horse Association award Rillito Park Racetrack with two regional races.

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