The AQHA office is closed Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, and Thursday, January 1.

Jan. 1 is Deadline for New Futurity at Sweetwater Downs

Race to be run in 2014 with an estimated purse of $200,000.

December 16, 2012

Sweetwater downs

Officials at Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs, Wyoming, would like to remind horsemen and horsewomen that the deadline to make the $200 nomination payment for the new Western States Breeders Futurity (R) is January 1, 2013.

The race for foals of 2012 is set to be run for the first time in the summer of 2014 and is restricted to horses foaled in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming and whose breeders were residents of one of those states at the time of conception of the nominated foal. The 350-yard race will feature a minimum added purse of $30,000 with an estimated purse of $200,000.

The remaining payment schedule is as follows: $250 by November 1, 2013; $250 by March 1, 2014; $250 by May 1, 2014; and $250 at the time of entry. Late payment entries may be made by October 1, 2013, for $1,250 with the additional sustaining payments in March and May and the payment at the time of entry still being due.

For more information and a nomination form, visit www.wyominghorseracing.com.