• 2018 Prestigious Stakes Racing Program at Sandy Downs

    SANDY DOWNS LIVE HORSE RACING

    6 Live Racing Dates Approved For 2018

     Sandy Downs will host the following PRESTIGIOUS STAKES RACES:

    THE IQHRA BITTERROOT FUTURITY & DERBY

    AQHA REGIONAL CHALLENGE RACES

    IQHRA IDAHO CUP SERIES RACES

    …with more to be announced soon!

     Sandy Downs, the home track of IdaRacing is gearing up for an action-packed 2018 racing season with June 8th set for the opening day.  Presently, 6 Live racing dates have been approved by the Idaho State Racing Commission for the 2018 season; more races could be approved if warranted.

    June 8 & 22 and July 4, 6, 13 & 20

    IdaRacing is pleased to announce that Sandy Downs will be hosting numerous prestigious stakes races to excite regional horsemen and racing fans alike.  The Idaho Quarter Horse Racing Association has announced that Sandy Downs will be the destination for the Bitterroot Futurity ($70,000 Added) & Bitterroot Derby ($15,000 Guaranteed Added); the Idaho Cup Series races – Futurity ($10,000 Estimated Added) & Derby ($10,000 Estimated Added).  In addition, the American Quarter Horse Racing Association has announced that Sandy Downs will be the destination for the John Deere Juvenile Challenge ($30,000 Added) as well as the Boehringer Ingelheim Distaff Challenge ($18,000 Added).  Additional Stakes races are being considered now; information will be posted as soon as it is available.

    Horsemen can find details regarding nomination and payment schedules at idaracing.com.

    Racing fans and area horsemen are encouraged to attend the Idaho Quarter Horse Racing Division’s annual Award Banquet this Saturday, January 20th at Cactus Pete’s in Jackpot, NV.  There is a no-host social hour from 6-7pm with a buffet dinner & awards presentation following.  There are many regional horsemen to be honored as well as the induction of Lin Melton into the Horsemen’s Hall of Fame.  The Bitterroot Stallion Service Auction is scheduled for January 21st.  For Dinner reservations, please call 541.540.4322 and for room reservations, please call 775-755-2321 and remember to mention you are attending the IQHRA banquet and auction for a discounted rates based on availability and party size.

    IdaRacing would like to thank all of their sponsors who make racing possible in the community.  Special mention needs to go to Mayor Casper and Parks & Recreation Director Greg Weitzel and their entire City of Idaho Falls team who do an incredible job at the Sandy Downs events center to support IdaRacing’s horse racing venue and continue enhancements and upgrades to the event center.  IdaRacing also thanks their Corporate sponsors who really make a difference by supporting racing; a rural and long-standing family tradition and livelihood for many.  A big thank you and shout out to SandHill Media, Hawthorne Animal Hospital, TEC Distributing & Coors Light & Sam Adams, The Dakri Bernard Realty Group, LaQunita Inns & Suites, the Post Register and IdaBet.com!  You can find a complete listing of all sponsors at IdaRacing.com – remember to support these great businesses.

    Sandy Downs is located on East 65th Street in Idaho Falls.  For further information visit IdaRacing.com or call 208-745-8433.  If you can’t make it to the track, watch the races from the comfort of your own home and wager online with Idabet.com or by phone toll-free at 877-782-9994.  Fans can open an account by logging onto Idabet.com or calling the Phone bet number.  The service is available in all states where online betting is permitted.  Players earn IdaRewards – a daily cash back program for most bets, premium monthly rewards, easy access to extensive information to handicap the races and exceptional personalized service.

    Idabet.com is licensed in Idaho, regulated by the Idaho State Racing Commission and the Oregon Racing Commission and is a service of eBet Technologies and owned by Idaho-based Intermountain Racing & Entertainment, LLC.

    Always remember, if you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the races at Sandy Downs and those across the country and even live International racing from the comfort and convenience of your home on IdaBet.com!

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