QHRAI News Airport. More information will be coming and we will be starting the stallion procurement process soon!! This is your opportunity to be a part of the signature race program in Indiana. And I heard there may be some really great changes next year. August was a sad month for the Quarter Horse Racing Family. There are a lot of things in life that we might hear and not like. We don’t like it when our horses don’t run well. We don’t always like going to the barn to clean stalls. It hurts when we lose a friend that moves away, or we are sad when a son or daughter or relative moves away to experience a new part of their life. You want to be happy for them, but you still hurt inside because you will miss them. It’s hard to see someone be sick. It’s harder to know someone you care about is sick and they won’t be around in this life very long. The news about Fran Thompson went straight to my heart and I struggle how to deal with it. Fran was diagnosed with cancer last year and was treated. She was in remission this year when she arrived to Indiana Downs to open up Fran’s Tack Shop. She always has a smile on her face assuring everyone she feels great. She is the model person that anyone would want to consider their friend, and Fran has many friends. Fran went to the doctor last week and found out that her cancer is back. She will be flown home to Florida where she will be with her Florida family and medical support team there. Please say a special prayer for Fran. She has been a big part of our Quarter Horse Racing Family in Indiana and I know we have been a big part of her family. I know she is hoping that we all keep our heads up and is wishing us luck racing!! Let’s make her proud!!
Horsemen’s Meetings ---at Hoosier Park---
Mark Your Calendars! Sept. 19th - 5:00pm 6:30pm lunch Owners & Trainers Sept. 20th - 5:00pm 6:30pm lunch Breeders & Sire Owners Top of the Park Room at Hoosier Park RSVP 317-509-6372
Take care and see you at the track!! Michelle Collins Executive Director Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana
These are the meetings we hold every year to get input from our horsemen so we can plan for next year’s racing season.
Check out the Changes made to the new & improved
www.QHRAI.net Page 17
September 2012 issue of The "Fast" Horse Resource