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The American Mule Racing Association (AMRA) was formed to promote the racing of mules at recognized distances in the sport of racing. The Association is guided by six directors who are elected by the membership of the AMRA at their annual meeting.

By Don Jacklin: President, American Mule Racing Association


Senorita, the 2013 3-Year Old World Champion moved rapidly forward in 2015, becoming the New Open World Champion Racing Mule.
The challenge required superior performances throughout the race year against former World Champions BJF Red Ticket and BJF Hot Ticket, with a culminating and convincing win in the Fresno AMRA Gold Cup.

Owned by Gayle Stegmann and Dave Wood, ridden by Jockey Joe Crispin and trained by Ruby Thomas, Senorita exploded out of the Fresno gate on October 17, increasing her lead in the 440 yard race, and winning by 4 lengths. Fresno racing crowds are the largest on the California Fair Racing circuit with attendance soaring from 5,000 to 10,000.

All 3 World Champions will again be competing against each other in 2016, along with the new 2015 3 Year Old World Champion, “Shu Fly”.

For further information contact the American Racing Mule Association.

RETIRED MULES, see what life is like after racing, click here.

2015 AMRA Convention:
The AMRA Annual Convention & Awards Banquet will be held March 7, 2015 at the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno, Nevada.
Room rates are $99 for a regular room and $119 for a Summit Room. The AMRA will pick up $30 per night for a maximum of two nights on each room. Therefore, your out of pocket will be $69 per night for a regular room or $89 for a Summit Room.
Please make all reservations through Kate at katephariss@gmail.com or 209-256-4631. If you call the hotel directly, you will lose this benefit. See you in Reno!

Read the minutes from the 2014 AMRA Annual Meeting, click here.

Photos of the 2013 AMRA Awards Banquet held in Reno, NV
, click here.

Local Hospice Officials say Thanks for Mule Betting Opportunity
Annual event presented great fundraising opportunity for the all-volunteer organization, click here

Black Ruby: 2012 Equus Hall of Fame Winner

Photo by: Marcie Lewis

Black Ruby, a nineteen year-old retired racing mule mare, is this year's Equine Hall of Fame inductee. Credited as the "winning-est racing mule of all time", she now spends her time mentoring yearlings and two year-olds at her home in Healdsburg, CA. (Click here to read more)

From the California Horse Racing Board 2008-09 Annual Report

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For photos from the 2009 Winnemucca Mule Days Race Meet, please visit www.mischkapics.smugmug.com.

Bar JF Hot Ticket

Sarah Nelson

Don Jacklin
Roger Downey
Vice President
Bert Johnson, MD
David Wood
Mary McPherson
Becky Reimers
Kate Phariss
Advisor to the Board

American Donkey & Mule Society