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MARCH 1, 2001
For Immediate Release
Keith Kleine, AQHA
806-376-4888, ext. 366
Rhonda Norby, Equibase Company
AQHA ANNOUNCES EQUIBASE RACE CHART ENHANCEMENTS
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) today announced the integration of individual times and speed indexes into all American Quarter Horse race charts produced by Equibase Company and available through their web site, www.equibase.com.
"AQHA appreciates the time and effort invested by Equibase in making the technical adjustments necessary to provide American Quarter Horse racing fans, owners and breeders with almost instant access to speed indexes and individual times which are so vital in our industry," said Dan Fick, AQHA Executive Director of Racing. "These features will be especially useful for trial races, such as the Mardi Gras Futurity and Derby trials at the Fair Grounds, which were the first races posted with the new format."
Equibase Company vice president, operations, David Haydon, said the enhancements demonstrate the Company's commitment to meeting the data needs of the American Quarter Horse industry.
"The ongoing support and cooperation of the AQHA has made it possible for Equibase to interact in an all-breed world through provision of detailed racing information, including the key data inherent to the sport of Quarter Horse racing," he said. "We stand committed and look forward to continuing to work together to provide the American Quarter Horse industry with the information necessary to meet its unique needs."