The American Quarter Horse is the king of speed. In fact, racing Quarter Horses have
been clocked at nearly 50 m.p.h. at the finish
line -- that can translate to a quarter-mile time
of 21 seconds! Check-out this ESPN.com
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exciting and versatile breed.
|News and Features
Quik Jolla upsets West Texas Futurity|
Providing an encore to her 29-1 upset in the trials, Quik Jolla scored again at 21-1 in Sunday's $306,377 West Texas Futurity (G1) at Sunland Park.
Kendall Jackson again in MBNA New Mexico Challenge
For the second straight year, MJ Farms' Kendall Jackson uncorked a sub-:21 quarter-mile and won the in Sunday's closing day card at Sunland Park.
Farrier/trainer Gerald Coffelt dies
Retired farrier and trainer Gerald Coffelt, 68, died March 31 in a fire at his daughter's home in Fort Worth, Texas. Coffelt's wife, Cora Monette, and their daughter, Cora Layne Demilio, died trying to rescue the wheelchair-confined mil
South Dakota racing gets $200k boost
Mike Rounds, the new governor of South Dakota, has increased funding for racing in the state by $200,000, bringing the total amount of funding to $700,000.
Kentucky Gov. signs bill authorizing QH racing
Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton signed ceremonial legislation that effectively allows for live Quarter Horse races and simulcasts to return to the state.
Sanchez released from hospital
Reigning AQHA champion jockey Ramon Sanchez is now resting at his home in Chino, California, after being released from Long Beach Memorial Hospital.