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Match Racing in Oklahoma

Thus begins another weekend of sprint racing in Oklahoma. Quarter horses of every size, color, and description go to post each weekend at one of the many Oklahoma tracks: Blue Ribbon Downs, Ross Meadows, Apache Downs, Garfield Downs, Wildcat Junction, Talequah Raceway, Woodward, and Midway Downs.

Sprint horse racing began in colonial Virginia, the first quarter horse race being recorded in Enrico County in 1674. "In colonial days any fallow field or thoroughfare served as a racetrack, a fact which probably accounts for the dirt running surface which evolved in America" (D. Essary, "Quarter Horse Racing," 1be American Quarter Horse Association

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