Welcome to the Arizona Quarter Racing Association.
"HOT OFF THE PRESSES!"
VIRUS PROMPTS QUARANTINE
Racing Continues at Turf
January 28, the
Department of Agriculture quarantined horses at Turf
Paradise after an incident concerning a very contagious
virus. The quarantine requires all horses at the track to
stay and for no horses to come onto the property for 21
follows three horses coming into the state from Dona Ana
County, New Mexico where five horses were diagnosed with
Equine Herpes Virus last week. The New Mexico Livestock
Board issued a quarantine for several locations, but the
horses at Turf Paradise left before the restrictions were in
immediately isolated the three horses following that disease
report and monitored for clinical signs. The track is also
requiring strict biosecurity measures for all horse owners
and personnel at the track.
type can cause severe neurological symptoms, which one of
the horses that came from New Mexico developed,” said Acting
State Veterinarian Sue Gale, DVM. “The case is not confirmed
by testing yet, but is considered to be probable case of the
Virus is highly contagious among horses but poses no threat
to humans. The symptoms in horses may include a fever, nasal
discharge, wobbly gait, hind-end weakness, dribbling of
urine and diminished tail tone.
The virus is
easily spread by airborne transmission, horse-to-horse
contact and by contact with nasal secretions on equipment,
tack, feed and other surfaces. Caretakers can spread the
virus to horses if their hands, clothing, shoes or vehicles
owners notice these symptoms, they should contact their
personal vet,” said Dr. Gale. “If veterinarians see a horse
with these symptoms, they need to report the case to the
Turf Paradise say the track will remain open and that there
is no concern for people who attend the races. Officials
with the Department of Agriculture, Racing Commission, and
Turf Paradise will continue to work together to resolve the
Department of Agriculture
Welcome to the AQRA website.
Follow us on Facebook...where pictures and results are posted..
Live horse racing will begin Saturday,
February 13th and run for 6 week ends (through March 20) at Rillito
Race Track Tucson, Arizona...click
here for conditions.
Certifying your racing bred horses that are born in Arizona is
easy. As soon as your receive your foal registrations...download the
form and send it in to get the best deal. Its only $50.00 up to
September 30th of the foal's yearling year. This is the only way to
get breeders awards from the state and from the commercial tracks in
Arizona. You are missing out on lots of $$$$$ so when you get you
papers back this year...make that your first priority.... you can
always call the office for help... 602-625-0468. Turf Paradise is
paying 10% to the first, second and third places finishers that are
Az Certified, for the first time this year. Please, if your racing
an Arizona Bred…please get it certified
Below are the current slate of AQRA board members. New to the
board are: MARTIN BOURDIEU, jockey...KAY
CHAISSEN, photographer...JAMES KELLY, owner, breeder....HECTOR
PINEDO, owner, breeder...John Shumaker, Chaplain......Returning
board members are: TOM BARTOL, owner, trainer, breeder....CARRIE
FALES, owner, breeder...RALPH FALES, owner, trainer, breeder...PAT
KREIG, owner....SCOTT MCDANIEL, owner, breeder...J, LLOYD YOTHER,
owner, breeder..... Welcome and thanks to all who have stepped up to
contribute your time and energy to governing this organization...
For contact information on any of the above board members...please
email the office for a roster....
Thank you for visiting our site. Come back often and please let
us know if you have any questions or concerns….
CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ...602-625-0468
Arizona Quarter Racing Association
P.O. Box 1316 Thatcher, AZ
Office Phone- 602-625-0468
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