Carlson Relay Wins Battle of the Horse Nations Indian Relay Season Opener

Carlson Relay Wins Battle of the Horse Nations Indian Relay Season Opener

The first relay event was explosive! Now get ready for an intense and thrilling summer season!

BILLINGS, Mont. – The 2015 Indian Relay Race Season was overwhelmingly successful this past weekend at the Battle of the Horse Nations Relay series opener held at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. Eleven teams from the top horse nations competed for a $35,000 purse and valuable points to help earn them a spot at the All Nations Indian Relay Championships Sept. 17-20, 2015, at the MetraPark in Billings, Mont. On Sunday, June 14, Chazz Racine and the Carlson Relay team from the Blackfeet Nation in Browning, Mont. fought hard for the first relay win of the season.

The three days of competition at The Battle of the Horse Nations Relay was the first relay race event in the PoloGear™ 2015 Professional Indian Horse Racing Series. This racing venue was also a time to honor and celebrate the Muckleshoot Tribe for their wonderful contribution to the horse nations by acquiring Emerald Downs racetrack.

Below is a list of the confirmed PIHRA sanctioned upcoming relay races for this season. Several more are expected to be added:

Jun. 26-28 – Crow Native Days, Mont.
Jul. 3-5 – Oglala Veteran’s Memorial Relay Race, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Jul. 8-9 – Blackfeet Glacier Park Relay, Browning, Mont.
Jul. 10-12 – North American Indian Days Relay, Browning, Mont.
Jul. 12 – Will James Roundup Relay, Hardin, Mont.
Aug. 1-2 – Run With The Warriors, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Aug. 7-9 – Lower Brule Sioux Pow Wow and Relay Race, Lower Brule, S.D.
Aug. 13-16 – Crow Agency Fair and Relay Race, Crow Agency, Mont.
Aug. 20-22 – Northwest Montana Fair at Kalispell, Mont.
Aug. 29-30 – North Central Washington Fair Relay Race, Waterville, Wash.
Sept. 4-6 - Ferry Crossing Pony Express Relay and County Fair, Republic, Wash.
Sept. 17-20 – Pendleton Roundup and Indian Relay, Pendleton, Ore.
Sept. 17-20 – All Nations Indian Relay Championships, Billings, Mont.

The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association (PIHRA) 2015 All Nations Indian Relay Championships will be held in Billings, Mont. at the historic MetraPark Grandstands Sept. 17-20, 2015. This year marks the third annual PIHRA Championships. Thirty teams from all major Horse Nations are expected to compete for the biggest purse ever offered for an Indian relay event. For reservations and tickets, contact the MetraPark box office at 800-366-8538 or go to

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For press information, images and media kit, visit or call Stephanie Norby at 254-423-2568.

For event information and sponsorships contact Phil Kane at 307-461-1491. “Let’s Relay!”


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CONTACT: Stephanie Norby
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