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Utah Quarter Horse Association takes Quarter Horse Racing online


May 5, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Utah Quarter Horse Association is running horses where they have never been before, on the World Wide Web. Starting on April 30th and continuing throughout the race meet in Utah, the UQHA will be broadcasting all races through their www.uqhra.com web site. Races will be streamed live over the Internet and will also be recorded and made available for viewing after the races have concluded.

UQHA’s streaming media broadcast will allow Internet users anywhere in the world to see and hear the day’s races at anytime using their computer. Owners, sponsors, and race fans new and old will be able to see the races as they happen or as many times afterwards as they want. In fact, race attendees who bring their wirelessly enabled laptop computers can take advantage of the free HOTSPOTZZ wireless Internet access provided at the Laurel Brown Racetrack to browse to the UQHA web site and view an “instant replay” of each race as soon as it has finished.

It is this kind of forward thinking that is accelerating the growth of the UQHA racing division and raising awareness in the community. Through efforts such as the streaming media broadcasts, family focused events such as Kids Day and Youth Day, and other advancements such as a newly designed web site and the availability of HOTSPOTZZ wireless Internet access at race events, the UQHA has been able to attract race fans and sponsors alike.

“A lot of planning, preparation, and perspiration has gone into creating a great season for race fans this year,” said Billy Peterson, UQHA Director. “We are very excited to see everything come together and are looking forward to seeing smiling faces in the crowd at all of this season’s races.”

The UQHA Horse Races will be held at the Laurel Brown Equestrian Park in South Jordan, located at 10800 South 2200 West. General Admission is $4. Children four and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.

2005 UQHA Race Schedule - Utah:
Gates open - 10:30 a.m., Post Time: 12:00 noon
April 30th, 2005
May 7th, 2005
May 21st, 2005
June 4th, 2005
June 18th, 2005

The UQHA is currently offering race sponsorships to companies looking to assist the racing community and reap the benefits of race day exposure. Sponsorship contact: Amy Hall, 801-518-1562.

About the Utah Quarter Horse Association (UQHA)
The purpose of the UQHA is to develop positive participation in Quarter Horse activities in Utah with cooperation from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). The UQHA’s goal is to promote and stimulate the racing events, shows, youth activities, trail rides, sales and ownership of Quarter Horses. The Utah Quarter Horse Association encourages sportsmanship and family values in all activities. For ticket information please call 801-518-1562 or email Amy Hall at uqhaamy@msn.com or visit www.uqhra.com.