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Newsletter for April – June 2013

Here are some of the highlights from this issue…

Razorback & Lady Razorback To Run at Louisiana Downs Saturday, September 21

Bill McDowell heard and confirmed that Harrah’s Louisiana Downs had deleted Arkansas’ two futurity races from their 2013 stakes schedule.  He immediately went to work contacting various individuals within the Louisiana racing circuit.  His motive was first to find out why these races were canceled and secondly, what options were available to ATBHA that would allow the races to run this year.  With no prior notice, we had not had the opportunity to investigate the possibility of moving these races to a different venue.

2013-2015 ATBHA  Board of Directors

The election results for ATBHA’s 2013-2015 Board of Directors was announced at the conclusion of the annual Awards Banquet.  The 2013-2015 Directors are listed in the column to the left along with their contact information.


Joe Lucas, executive vice president of the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, said that more than 150 horses perished in the tornados that hit the Moore and Oklahoma City areas May 20th.  That count includes all breeds.

Calvin Borel Earns National Hall of Fame Induction

Calvin Borel, hereinafter referred to as Hall of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel, at 46 years old will attend the induction ceremony August 9th in Saratoga Springs, New York, where the shrine is located.  He earns this most prestigious award during the same year as he won his 5,000th race at Oaklawn Park aboard Arkansas-bred HEZUNUSUAL, owned by Billy Welch and trained by David Whited.  Talk about Arkansas connections!!!

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