Race Nebraska Resources and Contacts

horse race at fonner park

photo by Jody L. Lamp

Following the passing of the Racetrack Gaming Act through a 2020 ballot referendum, an expansion of the horse racing industry is on the horizon in Nebraska. The information below is for individuals that are interested in getting involved in the Nebraska horse racing industry.

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Seminar Recordings

The Nebraska Horse Racing Awareness Seminar,” sponsored by Fonner Park and Nebraska Extension was held in the Spring of 2023, at Fonner Park in Grand Island, NE. This Seminar provides an overview on the status of tracks and facilities in Nebraska, the breeding of “Nebraska-Bred” eligible horses, ownership options when getting started, care of racehorses, the importance of the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission (NRGC), and the role of a private veterinarian and the state/track veterinarian.

In this course, you can view all of the presentations from the Nebraska Horse Racing Seminar.

Race Nebraska: Nebraska Horse Racing Awareness Seminar ($20)

Infographics (click on graphic for larger version)
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Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeders Association (NTBA)

P.O. Box 2215
Grand Island, NE 68802
Phone: 308-384-4683

nebreeder.com  |  admin@nebreeder.com

Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA)

7055 S. 1st Street
Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone: 402-499-3398

nebraskahorsemen.com  |  lynnem@nebraskahorsemen.com

National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA)

3380 Paris Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-259-0451

nationalhbpa.com  |  racing@hbpa.org

Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission
3401 Village Drive, STE 100,
Lincoln NE 68516
Phone: 402-471-4155


The Jockey Club

Executive Offices
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10177-0001
Phone: 212-371-5970

821 Corporate Drive
Lexington, KY 40503-2794
Phone: 859-224-2700

Nebraska Quarter Horse Racing Association (NQHRA)
2505 South Deer Trail
Hastings, NE 68901

Ed Ziemba - President
Phone: 402-469-9800

Brian Becker - Director
Phone: 402-469-5673


More Coming Soon!

Bruce Riecken
2389 Prescott Ln
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-816-8642

More Coming Soon!

Nebraska Tracks
Fonner Park
700 E Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, Nebraska 68801
Phone: 308-382-4515


Legacy Downs
7055 S. 1st Street
Lincoln, NE 68512-1000
Phone: 402-474-5371

Horseman's Park
6303 Q St.
Omaha, NE 68117
Phone: 402-731-2900
Atokad Downs
Hwy 77
South Sioux City, NE&nbsp68776
Phone: (712) 522-2396

Columbus Races
P.O. Box 903
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-562-8009


Lake Mac Racetrack (Proposed)
Ogallala, NE

Cynthia Smith
P.O. Box 1446
Hastings, NE 68901
Phone: 402-979-6762


Surface Management
Equine Risk Management Group LLC
Joe Carr
1612 Clayton Ave.
Lexington, Ky 40505
Phone: 859-608-2047

More Coming Soon!

Breeding and Care

Equine Veterinary Care
Mike Black
10261 County Road P38A
Omaha, NE 68142

Phone: 402-408-6777

4F Farms
Nick Fudge
290 County RD 6
Ashland, NE 68003

Phone: 402-521-0099

Elite Equine
Shelby Schult

Phone: 402-201-6605

Pryor Ranch
Judy Pryor
13808 N 96th St
Omaha, NE 68122

Phone: 402-658-6256


More Coming Soon!


Tack Shops

Midwest Racings
Owner: Deb Moss
1925 E. 40th St.
Des Moines, IA  50317

Phone: (515) 554-4738. |

More Coming Soon!

When Horses Racing Career Ends

Becca's Barrel Horses
Owner: Becca Fellman
Ashland, NE

Phone: (308) 430-2523 |

More Coming Soon!  


Born to Rein: A Nebraska Hall of Fame Horse Racing History
American Doorstop Project Production
Jody L Lamp
P.O. Box 1681
Scottsbluff, NE

Phone: (406) 698-9675 |

More Coming Soon!

Questions? Contact Dr. Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor & Extension Horse Specialist, via phone at 402-472-6414 or by email.