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Racing Welfare Statement

American Quarter Horse Association, May 1, 2015 – Yesterday, legislation was introduced into the United States Congress to end interstate wagering. The American Quarter Horse Association opposes this bill because it threatens the existence of the horse racing industry in America and disregards the positive work the industry is doing regarding the welfare of the horse.

AQHA believes that equine welfare is of paramount importance, and as part of the industry effort, AQHA has implemented its Multiple Medication Violation System, addressed the misuse of medication and performance-enhancing drugs, funds equine welfare research, and supports the adoption of the national uniform medication program. In addition, AQHA continues dialog with racetracks and state jurisdictions to support increased testing and rule enforcement.

AQHA stands firm in its opposition of this bill while we and our industry partners continue to make significant and meaningful progress on welfare issues.

For more information on American Quarter Horse racing, visit www.aqharacing.com.

American Quarter Horse Association
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104

Jayson Jackson Joins AQHA Team

American Quarter Horse Association, April 3, 2015 – Many people in the American Quarter Horse industry know his voice, whether it’s from his many hours at the microphone during the American Quarter Horse Association world championship shows or while reading racing pedigrees at racing auctions. But now people in the American Quarter Horse racing industry will get to know Jayson Jackson as he helps them market their farms, stallions, racetracks and other interests by joining AQHA as an outside account executive.

“We are really excited to have Jayson team with our many racing properties and help us sell their value to the people involved in American Quarter Horse racing,” said AQHA Manager of Business Development Doug Hayes. “Jayson’s outgoing personality and his love of racing will help him promote our products and help our members market their interests in American Quarter Horse racing through AQHA’s properties.”

Jackson was born in central Texas and now resides in Bixby, Oklahoma with his wife, Becky, and their four children. Growing up in rural Texas, it was natural for Jackson to develop a love for the horse industry. His family vacationed in Ruidoso, New Mexico, home to the All American Futurity, which helped develop his appreciation for sprint racing.

In addition to his gigs behind the mic, Jackson has trained, bred and sold horses throughout his life. He reads pedigrees at Heritage Place Sale Co. in Oklahoma City and at many other major horse sales across the country.

Today Jackson still trains a few horses, manages a group of stallions and mares, and understands the value of good marketing.

“I hope to demonstrate to people that AQHA’s line-up of digital and print products for racing are great ways to reach existing and new customers,” Jackson said. “I am excited to really get to know people in the racing industry and help them with their advertising and marketing needs.”

Jackson, who will work from the road and from his home in Bixby, will begin calling on customers immediately.

For more information on American Quarter Horse racing, visit www.aqharacing.com.

American Quarter Horse Association
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104

Q-Racing Video Upgraded with Crisper Image

American Quarter Horse Association, March 13, 2015 – Q-Racing Video has gotten an upgrade to its live-streaming service.

Q-Racing Video is a one-stop shop to watch every live American Quarter Horse race in America, and its video experience has just gotten better. Roberts Communication Network, which provides the video service, has upgraded its hardware and increased bitrates for all devices. The increased bitrates will make live video on smartphones and tablets dramatically clearer. It will also make desktop viewing on larger monitors a better experience.

This crisp viewing experience is available only on Q-Racing Video and Racetrack Television Network and is available immediately.

Q-Racing Video offers every live Quarter Horse race in America on multiple viewing platforms, including computers, tablets and smartphones. It also offers access to years of race replays, searchable by track, date or horse name. With RTN Q-Racing Video, the races go wherever you do. The service costs $8.95 per month, and can be found at www.qracingvideo.com.

In the coming months, high-definition video will also be added to the video service.

American Quarter Horse Association
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104
www.aqharacing.com

American Quarter Horse Foundation Receives Record $3 Million Gift

Hall of Fame Member Anne Windfohr Marion and The Burnett Foundation dedicated to preserving American Quarter Horse history.

America’s Horse, April 12, 2010 – The American Quarter Horse Foundation announced during the 2010 Convention it had received an unprecedented gift of $3 million to the Foundation’s operating endowment from Hall of Fame member Anne Marion and The Burnett Foundation.

“It is an honor to receive such a gift,” AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. said of the donation. “It has made a huge impact on meeting the $10 million goal established for the Foundation operating endowment. We are so thankful for the gifts we receive from our members, and this one is incredibly special. Ms. Marion, her family and the Four Sixes Ranch have been extremely influential to our Association and the integrity of our horse. I cannot say enough to express how honored we are by their gift.”

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Gunner Shoots Past Another National Reining Horse Association Milestone

Colonels Smokingun (aka Gunner) is the first registered American Paint Horse to join the exclusive list of NRHA Two Million Dollar Sires. Photo Courtesy APHA/Abigail Wilder Boatwright (2007)
Colonels Smokingun (aka Gunner) is the first registered American Paint Horse to join the exclusive list of NRHA Two Million Dollar Sires. Photo Courtesy APHA/Abigail Wilder Boatwright (2007)

March 31, 2010 – Colonels Smokingun, better known as Gunner in the reining world, has recently been named the unofficial eighth National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two Million Dollar Sire. He accomplished this only three years after being named a NRHA One Million Dollar Sire. This was, in part, due to the recent successes of his offspring at the 2009 NRHA Open Futurity, the 2010 NRHA European Futurity and the 2010 Cactus Reining Classic, which brought his unofficial total NRHA offspring earnings to $2,000,453. Gunner was the first American Paint Horse to achieve the NRHA million-dollar mark, and is now the first Paint to reach the two million dollar mark.

Sired by Colonelfourfreckle (AQHA son of Colonel Freckles) and out of Katie Gun (AQHA), the bald-faced stallion, which is registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), has an impressive lifetime record with the association. He won back-to-back World Championship Paint Horse Show Open reining titles in both 1996 and 1997, in addition to the other reining honors he earned throughout his career with APHA.

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