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February 1, 2008     E-mail this page to a friend!

Turn to The Racing Journal for behind-the-scenes and in-depth news about the events that drive our industry, and check out the updated racing schedules for tracks throughout The Racing Journal region on the “Tracks/Info” link on our website at

What you’ll find in our February issue:

  • Race results from Portland Meadows and Los Alamitos Race Course

  • Dates, stakes, schedules for tracks and circuits across the northern midwest, intermountain west, and northwest U.S. and western provinces of Canada

  • Year-end honors and awards from across the coverage area

  • News you can use:

    • Montana Board of Horse Racing holds first meeting of 2008

    • American Farrier’s Association Convention includes Horseman’s Day

    • DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship introduces new tour

  • Advertisements for the region’s top stallions, auctions, farms, and industry connections

  • “Dynamo and Diva,” a painting by Karen Brenner for her “Beautiful Horses of Ohio” series, provides an example of the kind of subject she seeks for her newest project, “Beautiful Horses of Michigan”

  • A special winter feature from North Dakota writer Ryan Roshau, who visited Del Mar in August: “Fun, Place and Show where the Surf Meets the Turf”

  • Equine health info, including Heather Smith Thomas’s articles on foal-heat breeding and the importance of ventilation in maintaining foal health

  • A special night in Boise: “Idaho QHRA Inducts Three to Hall of Fame”

  • Mare-Watch Reading: Karen Svea Johnson reviews Mark Rashid’s Big Horses, Good Dogs & Straight Fences: Musings of Everyday Ranch Life

Remember to check our pages and our website for up-to-date and updated information, forms, and applications. The February issue contains new forms for Bucking Horse Sale Racing, Elko County Fair, North Central QHRA (Minnesota), Rupert Downs Paint & Appy Futurity, Beehive Futurity, South Dakota QHRA, and Los Alamitos, as well as an application with updated deadlines and fees for the Bosen Futurity and Derby.

And, in addition to Karen Brenner’s lovely equine art, reproduced in full color, find great equine photos and candid snaps in this month’s pages.

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