Today's Headlines February  10, 2016

Delta Downs Bans Horses From New Mexico and Arizona Due to Recent Outbreak of EHV-1

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VINTON, LA—FEBRUARY 8, 2016—Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced that it is banning horses from New Mexico and Arizona due to the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in those states. The ban takes effect immediately and will be in place until further notice in order to protect local horses and horsemen.

Equine herpesvirus is a contagious disease that has caused several horse deaths at Sunland Park in New Mexico as well as Turf Paradise in Arizona. Sunland Park suspended live racing for a minimum of 14 days beginning on January 23 and both racetracks, along with certain training centers in their areas, have also been placed under quarantine.

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PROUD CONNECTIONS BEHIND OPEN ME A CORONA, 2015 AQHA CHAMPION AGED STALLION


On Wednesday, January 20, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) hosted its annual Champions Awards Ceremony at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. One very special Louisiana-bred racehorse, Open Me A Corona, was honored as AQHA Champion Aged Stallion.

The Beginning of a Champion
Open Me A Corona, a son of Coronas Leaving You out of the Mr Eye Opener mare In the Open was bred by Natalie Montgomery, DVM, of Pineville, Louisiana.

"Open Me a Corona was an embryo transfer," explained Montgomery. "She came out of a Paint mare, who was kind of nutty. She raised him a





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