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GREETINGS TO OQHRA MEMBERS, JULY 5, 2016
By now you have probably heard that the Oregon Racing Commission has adopted a new Clenbuterol rule at the June 16, 2016, Commission meeting.
The following is the rule:
462-160-0130 – Medications and Prohibited Substances
(a) The use of Clenbuterol shall be permitted under the following conditions: A test sample shall not exceed 2 picograms/milliliter (ml) of Clenbuterol in the blood or serum.
(b) Notwthstanding (11) (a), the use of Clenbuterol, albuterol, zilpateral, ractopamine or any analogues thereof in American Quarter Horses racing at recognized race tracks in Oregon is prohibited. All horses entering an official Quarter Horse race will be subject to testing by any biologic method including but not limited to hair, blood and urine.
ORC Executive Director, Jack McGrail, sent the OQHRA Board of Directors the following information in a letter:
Thank you for submitting a position statement seeking immediate enforcement of the rule prohibiting the use of clenbuterol in quarter horse races.
1. The rule is effective immediately although enforcement will be stayed for 6 months in most races as described in this memo and further noted in the amended policy. The policy as amended is available on the ORC website. In quarter horse races in which the nomination form specifically describes zero tolerance as a condition of the race the rule will be enforced and sanctions will apply. ( for example 2016 GRANTS PASS Derby Nomination Form) Loss of purse is a mandatory sanction. Just as with any other violation the steward's hearing will elicit information that will determine mitigating and/or aggravating circumstances and the ruling will reflect those findings.
2. The rule applies to all quarter horse races and all mixed breed races though a 6 month non-enforcement period has been adopted by policy for races not noticed as zero tolerance for clenbuterol in the nomination form. Stewards may still designate these races for hair testing but there will be no sanction or violation if the positive test results only from the hair sample. The results will be made available to the connections for informational purposes. It is likely that races closer to the end of the 6 month grace period will be tested in order to provide the most useful data to horsemen.
3. Winners of trials, futurities, derbies and stakes races will be tested. Second and third place horses may also be tested. This is consistent with the recommendation of the OQHRA. The number of horses tested in each race will be determined by the stewards. The plan is for the stewards to draw a pill or pills in the race office approximately 2 hours before post time in the presence of horsemen to determine the non-stakes race(s) for which hair testing will be conducted. The winner of a race designated for hair testing will be tested. Just as with blood and urine tests the stewards have discretion to order hair testing on any contestant. Testing may occur in all or some QH races on 1 day and none on other days. Approximately 25%-30% of the races will be hair tested. At this time the budget will not support hair testing in every race though ultimately that may happen. There will not be a consistent pattern to the selection of races for testing in keeping with the overall goal of deterrence.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Jack McGrail, Executive Director
The safest means of compliance is for trainers to immediately discontinue the use of clenbuterol in quarter horses and horses competing in mixed breed races.
The first OQHRA sponsored futurity of 2016 – The Firecracker Futurity – was run at Grants Pass Downs on July 4, 2016 and winner was Henry Craig owned by Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch and Racing, and trained by Hecter Magallanes. Second by a nose was Hillary Durham's L bar D Genuine Red, trained by Bob and Teri Beckner. See Mail Tribune sports writer, Frank Silow's article below.
This is a reminder that on July 15, 2016 the following nominations are due:
The Baxter Andruss Oregon Bred Futurity $ 100 for Oregon Bred 2 yr old
The Portland Meadows Fall Derby $ 100
There is no payment due in July, for the Far West Futurity – your next payment due is August 15, 2016 in the amount of $ 100.
Racing at Portland Meadows will begin on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The track will be open for training beginning September 1st. The Quarter Horse stakes and purse schedule will be sent to all members in early August.
Remember, all horses must have a current coggins test before entering on the grounds at Portland Meadows. Check with the OHBPA for the next coggins testing day sponsored by the OHBPA, ORC and OTOBA.
Oregon Bred Owners Bonus and Breeders Awards checks will be send out in mid July for the 2015-2016 race meet at Portland Meadows.
Prineville race dates are July 13, 14, 15 & 16
Tillamook race dates are August 10,11, 12 & 13
Harney County (Burns) race dates are September 9, 10 & 11
Grants Pass Futurity and Meet Information
By Frank Silow, SportsWriter, Mail Tribune
July 05. 2016 2:00AM
Henry Craig, ridden by jockey Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa, beats out L Bar D Genuine Red and rider Kassie Guglielmino for a photo finish victory in the Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass Down on Monday.
GRANTS PASS — For a couple of minutes it looked like trainer Bob Becker had scored his second consecutive Firecracker Futurity victory at Grants Pass Downs Monday.
Beckner, his wife Teri and friends and associates had gathered on the track for a picture in the winner’s circle.
But when the tote board on the infield flashed a number “7” — indicating Henry Craig — as the winner of the 25th running of the rich Fourth of July futurity, Beckner was somewhat bewildered.
“I thought we won it,” said the 78-year-old from Albany. “They both cleared the field.”
But indeed, it was the second betting favorite Henry Craig at 9-to-5 who nosed out Beckner’s L Bar D Genuine Red at the wire, confirmed by the photo finish picture.
Jockey Kassie Guglielmino hustled L Bar D Genuine Red to the front of the eight-horse field with 100 yards to go in the 350-yard sprint for 2-year-old quarter horses. But Henry Craig, with jockey Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa aboard, made a late rally to get the victory in the $31,500 Firecracker.
Henry Craig — victorious in the Pot of Gold Futurity this spring —remained undefeated in four career starts and rewarded owner Cedric Hayden of Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch and Racing the $12,600 first-place share of the purse.
“He broke sharp and ran straight,” said Guglielmino of second-place L Bar D Genuine Red. “We were pretty much head-to-head. I thought I won it, then I saw Sosa to the outside raise his arm right after the finish.”
It’s the third time Henry Craig has got the best of L Bar D Genuine Red but this was the most competitive for the Beckner-trained horse. Henry Craig posted a winning time of 17.877 seconds.
Even in defeat Beckner had praise for his colt: “So far it was his best race. We’re getting closer to figuring things out.”
Sosa qualified both Henry Craig and Gabbanelli in the futurity trials June 19 at GP Downs. Even though Gabbanelli had the fastest time in the trials, Sosa chose to ride Henry Craig in the futurity.
“When I started working with him he was really good,” said Sosa, who has ridden Henry Craig in all four starts. “He’s professional and runs really fast.”
Gabbanelli went off as the 6-5 favorite, while L Bar D Genuine Red was the third betting choice at 5-1.
Sosa has been the hot jockey at GP Downs this season. The affable man, who began his rider career here, had one other win Monday to give him 16 on the season — the most of any jockey.
Henry Craig provided trainer Hector Magallanes his third Firecracker victory in the past four years. Magallanes, who had five horses in the field, also had the third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers.
Magallanes wasn’t sure who had won the tight race until Sosa raised his arm.
“(Henry Craig) had to run his best race,” said the 34-year-old trainer from Boardman. “He gave it all he had. That 5-horse (L Bar D Genuine Red) was game from the start. He showed he can run.”
Henry Craig is out of Hayden’s mare Copa Show Girl, who has provided two other stakes winners for Magallanes.
“He already comes from a line of horses that can run,” said Magallanes.
Copa Show Girl produced last year’s Far West Futurity winner Skold and is the mother of Warnock, a second-place finisher in the 2013 Firecracker.
Magallanes plans to rest Henry Craig until the $140,000 Wild West Futurity at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif., this fall.
Grants Pass Downs finishes its nine-day season Saturday and Sunday. Post is 1 p.m. each day.
GRANTS PASS DOWNS is experiencing a bounce back after last year’s disappointing season.
After the first seven race days, the handle is up 37 percent from the previous season. The track has handled $305,594, which is $82,422 more than last year at this point. Also this season’s handle surpasses the entire 2013 season ($302,059), the first that the Southern Oregon Horse Racing Association took over complete management of the meet.
JULY 4TH weekend totals were excellent this year. The attendance of 8,460 and handle of $133,061 was the most for the holiday three-day holiday since SORHA took over.
Monday’s handle of $56,908 was second only to Father’s Day ($62,649).
THE FIRECRACKER had the second-biggest handle ($10,654) of any individual race in 2016. The sixth race on Father’s Day took in $10,810. The futurity was the third race of the season that exceeded $10,000 wagered.
MEET LEADERS after seven days are Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa and Hector Magallanes.
Gutierrez-Sosa leads the jockey standings with 16 wins, while Kassie Guglielmino and Jake Samuels are tied for second place with eight each. Jose Guerrero and Louis Zacherle are next with seven apiece.
Magallanes had doubled his closest competition in the trainer standings. He has 12 winners so far to six for Rolland Fergason. Darlene Braden is third with five.
THE FINAL weekend has three major stakes races slated.
On Saturday, the Don Jackson Memorial for thoroughbreds will have a $3,500-added purse.
The $4,000-added Grants Pass Derby for quarter horses and the $3,600 Au Revoir Stakes are set for the closing day.
FIRECRACKER CONSOLATION RACE
CM Woody Blue, owned by Randy Dickerson and ridden by Louis Zacherle, won the Firecracker consolation closing fast from the outside for the win. One Dashing Hawk, ridden by Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa and owned by K & R Allred Ranch, LLC ran second and Spartin, owned by Ruben Magallanes, ridden by Jose Guerrero ran third. The winner was trained by Nick Lowe and the second and third place horses are trained by Hector Magallances.
The Following Horses are Nominated to the Far West Futurity
SIR RUNAWAY ISAAC
SIR RUNAWAY DASH
CRUSIN FOR CURTIS
JUMPIN JOCK FLASH
SIENNAS SASSY BOOT
XX ME FOR MOOLAH
THE CARTEL HAWK
ONE DASHING HAWK
ONE DASHING EAGLE
HESA DASHING HAWK
ONE DASHING EAGLE
CEDAR CREEK TREE FARM & RACING
ONE SWEET JESS
COPA SHOW GIRL
EZ FROSTY MORN
HEZA FAST DASH
R MADJESTYS DEVA
CM PARTNERS IN CRIME
IM SPECIAL STAR
CM WOODY BLUE
COOL BLUE CORONA
HOP SKIP N A COP
BID DADDY CARTEL
MY FASHION COP
BUDDER ME UP
COUNTRY CHICKS MAN
HERE COME THE BUDDER
L BAR D GENUINE RED
BE FIRST ROSE
EYE LOVE IT
THE REAL QUEEN B
REAL QUEEN LIKE IT
L. LINDSEY/M. HUSE
SWITCH THE STYLE UP
A CLASSIC DASH
JS ROYAL 613
NAOMIS RUNAWAY BOOTY
BRADENS BUSTLIN BOOTY
ROCKS EL DORADO
GO GO GETTER
JESSES CLAIM TA FAME
JESSE JAMES JR
ONE FAST TRICK
ALL EYES ON DASHER
ALL EYES ON LINDA
DARRELL & LINDA SANDERS
L BAR D BONNIE LEE
DASH HOME DEB
SANGUINO RACING STABLES, LLC
MISS ROYAL RUMBLE
SANGUINO RACING STABLES, LLC
HERES TINAS BOY
NO SECRETS HERE
IN SONOMA ROSE
JET BLACK PATRIOT
IMA FLYN FIRST CLASS
BIG DADDY CARTEL
BAQ RHYTHM DRUM
The Following Horses are Nominated to the Portlnd Meadows Fall Derby
2016 nominees coming soon
New Benefit for Association Members:
OQHRA members can have their websites listed here for no charge. We will add your website address on our "Links" page so that visitors can learn more about your horses or farm operation. Trainers are welcome to submit their websites addresses as well.