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QHRAI 2012 Board of Directors Chris Duke, President Vickie Duke, Secretary Margaret Thompson, Gaming Revenue Trustee Mike Gross, Treasurer

Roger Lewis, Vice President Michelle Collins, Executive Director Tom Mosley, Director of Industry Relations Teresa Gross, SSA Secretary

Directors Tina Cleary Dr. Robin Surface, DVM

Dianne Bennett Gary Smith

Dickey Benton Kevin Cleary

QHRAI September Newsletter I love the fall in Indiana. September got here much faster than I had imaged though, which means we are down to 8 weeks of the Indiana Quarter Horse Race Season. How did that happen so quickly? We have seen a lot of really great quality stake races, new track records and overall great racing opportunities. Some of us have gone through a couple of draws, still waiting our turn to get in, but overall we are getting (most of) our horses run!! We have some exciting times coming up this month at Hoosier Park. Bring your horses and run, or leave your horses at home and come enjoy the fun and excitement!! Either way, you are guaranteed to see the “Fastest Horses on the Track”. The $100,000 added Gordon Mobley Futurity Finals is September 15th. This will be the best group of Indiana sired 2 year olds around. Be there to see them run for the money. The Hoosier Park Classic Trials are September 28th and the Sterlie Bertram trials are September 29th. That will be a weekend of class trials. The finals for those two races are on QUARTER HORSE DAY, OCTOBER 13th, along with the trials for the Governors Stake and the Miss Roxie Little. You won’t want to miss QUARTER HORSE DAY, OCTOBER 13th. We are planning a full day of fun, food and fast horses. After the races, QHRAI is hosting a horsemen’s dinner. It will start around 7:00 to give the Mike Kase and his staff a chance to set up for our party. We are also going to be auctioneering the infamous “STICK HORSES” that night, and the best of the best stick horses and riders will be running for the money on October 27th. Be thinking about which rider you will be naming on your horse!! This is a good money maker for QHRAI to donate to our horsemen in need. Last year we were able to send the proceeds to Richie Gilliard.

Jon McGuire Ron Haynes

Butch Yike

September 1st of each year is the due date for the QHRAI Application to be submitted to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. This application is reviewed by all of the Commissioners and in October we will be asked to have the Application presentation in front of the Commission. Based on the information provided to the Commission at the Hearing, they make a decision on whether or not the QHRAI will be the sole representative for the Quarter Horse Racing Industry in Indiana, and awarded the money that is designated in statute (that means the purse money that we run for each year). THIS IS A BIG DEAL for the QHRAI. Like the All State Insurance Commercials say, “You are in good hands” and should know that QHRAI is represented at the highest level, both professionally and from the horsemen’s perspective. If you pass Tom Mosley in the barn at the track or see him standing out by the rail in the morning during training, let him know you appreciate all the hard work he puts into creating the application. He does a balancing act this time of year getting the application created and keeping his barn at the track going. And, if you see Marg Thompson on race night, be sure to thank her for her diligent work on the gaming revenue accounts that are meticulously kept!! There are going to be two horsemen’s meeting s at Hoosier Park in the Top of The Park Room on September 19th and 20th. These are the meetings we hold every year to get input from our horsemen so we can plan for next year’s racing season. These meetings are for Owners and Trainers on the 19th and Breeders and Sire Owners on the 20th. We will start each meeting at 5:00 and we will break for dinner around 6:30. We will be talking to you about these meetings at the races!! Please RSVP to me so I know how many will be attending. Call me at 317-509-6372. Hold the date: January 5th, 2013. That is when the Stallion Service Auction and Annual Membership Meeting will be held. We will be at the same place as last year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Page 16

The Fast Horse Resource September 2012 issue  

September 2012 issue of The "Fast" Horse Resource

The Fast Horse Resource September 2012 issue  

September 2012 issue of The "Fast" Horse Resource