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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 9, 2019—A total of 110 state-bred 2-year-olds have been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. Mr Ordegan and Brianna Bordeaux, the only winners and two of only 10 trial entries with a previous out, headline this year’s New Mexican Spring Futurity trials. A gray son of Tf Featured Effort racing for Raul Lopez and a $6,000 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 8, 2019—Sam Houston Race Park will host 15 trials at the distance of 330 yards on Saturday for the richest race of the 2019 Quarter Horse Meeting, the $100,000-added Sam Houston Futurity (G2). There will be an early post time of 4:00pm (CDT) to accommodate the additional races. The lone futurity winner in action on Saturday is Trump My Record who will run in the fifth trial. Eddie Sanchez will ride the colt, bred in Texas by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP. He has ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 8, 2019—Seven of the nine races on opening night at Sam Houston Race Park are trials for the $35,000-added Sam Houston Derby(RG3). The fastest ten qualifiers of the 350-yard trials will advance to the final on Friday, May 3. The fifth race on the card will showcase one of the top 3-year-olds in the region, Eysa Jess ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 8, 2017—A dozen 300-yard West Texas Futurity (G2) trials will be contested at Sunland Park on Friday. Post time for the first trial is set for 12:50 p.m. (MDT). The last heat is scheduled to go off at 5:30. Only eight of the 116 2-year-olds entered in the West Texas Futurity have had a previous start. Lv Golden Knight, a son of champion Tempting ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 7, 2019—Six trials are scheduled today (Sunday) for the Restricted Grade 3, $319,975 Remington Park Derby and a superstar – 2018 All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess – will be trying to qualify. He is in the second trial (fourth race on the card, approximate post 2:48 p.m.) and has been made the 2-1 morning-line favorite for his heat. This 3-year-old gelded son of Apollitical Jess, out of the Holland Ease mare Cassandra Crest, is owned by Bill Robbins of San ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 5, 2019—A full field of 10 sophomores will be in action in the $20,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap, a 350-yard dash named in memory of this track's general manager in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The field will be headed by the multiple stakes winning filly Striver, who has been a dream come true for owner Juan Carlos Chavez. He purchased the Foose filly for $17,000 at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale in October of 2017. Striver has since become a multiple stakes ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY—APRIL 5, 2019—Apocalyptical Jess and Lynnder 16, a pair of graded stakes winners during their 2-year-old seasons, are among the 43 Oklahoma-bred sophomores entered in Sunday’s 400-yard Remington Park Derby (RG3) trials at Remington Park. Last year’s AQHA champion 2-year-old gelding, Apocalyptical Jess ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY—APRIL 3, 2019—A total of 175 state-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity (RG2) trials at Remington Park. Twenty-two 330-yard trials will be contested, 11 on Friday and 11 on Saturday. Post time for the first race both nights is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). Friday’s trials are headed by Lady Six Sky and Tres Of Hero, a pair of recent maiden winners. Lady Six Sky is a homebred daughter of Valiant Hero trained by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 2, 2019—Woodys Copy Cat, a graded stakes winning daughter of Woodbridge owned by Enrique Barrera, is one of 12 New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) at Sunland Park. A $4,700 yearling purchase at the 2017 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Woodys Copy Cat will be shortening in distance off of her third-place finish, a half of a length ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 1, 2019—A rare midweek American Quarter Horse stakes doubleheader will take place at Remington Park on Thursday, as the track presents the 870-yard, $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes (G2), and the 350-yard, $68,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes for 3-year-olds and older. Post time for Thursday’s first race is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). The Pauls Valley (seventh race) is scheduled to go off at 8:36, and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 29, 2019—An exceptional horse will surely rise into national prominence when easily and impressively defeating a quality field by daylight in a graded stakes race or by recovering from early trouble to fly back to score a thrilling victory against star rivals. Rosenthal Ranch's Powerful Favorite has already done both in 2019. Displaying power and athleticism, the son of Favorite Cartel broke sharply in the running of the Grade I Los Alamitos Winter Derby on February 9 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 28, 2019—Jay and Char Parsons will have an excellent chance to win the La Primera Del Año Derby for the second year in a row when they're represented by fastest qualifier Terrific First Down and Governor's Cup Futurity runner-up Favorite Wise Lady in Saturday's Grade III, $210,000 derby at 400 yards. The Parsons won the La Primera last year with multiples stakes winner A Political Lady, who would eventually be named the 2018 AQHA champion 3-year-old filly. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 28, 2019—Live racing resumes on Friday night at Los Alamitos Race Course with an action packed evening of top racing headed by the $35,000 Moonist Handicap for older horses and a Pick 6 Carryover of $9,842. First post for the 8-race program is 6 pm (PDT). With the new money expected to be wagered on Friday night, the total Pick 6 pool should be around $50,000. Ed Allred's multiple Grade 1 winner He Looks Hot and two-time 2018 derby winner Black Fryday are among the top names expected to race in the Moonist ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—MARCH 27, 2019—First Lady Perry, a stakes-winning daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry campaigned by Scott McDaniel, will make her sophomore season debut in Sunday’s 350-yard AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby trials at Turf Paradise. First Lady Perry has earned ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 25, 2019—Eighty-nine 3-year-olds, headed by Rustys Miracle and Moonflash Numbers, have been entered in nine West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park. Post time for the first trial is set for 12:50 p.m. (MDT). The last heat is scheduled to go off at 4:18. A sorrel daughter of Valiant Hero trained by Fred Danley for owner J & SM Inc. of Fort ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 21, 2019—Five American Quarter Horse stakes, topped by the $396,650 Oklahoma Futurity (G2) and $255,750 Oklahoma Derby (G3), will be featured on Remington Park’s 12-race Saturday program. Post time for the first race is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). Ten 2-year-olds, all of whom made their career debuts in trials held on March 9, have been entered back in the 300-yard Oklahoma Futurity. Elizabeth Logan’s EC Revenge, the fastest qualifier is coming off of a head victory in the seventh of 12 ...



SELMA, TX—MARCH 21, 2019—Retama Park will continue with training races on Friday when they host another 10 race card (9 for 2-year-olds). First post is noon (CDT). All races will be contested at 250 yards. Race 8 looks to be the feature race of the day when four summer sale yearling graduates square off at 250 yards. Trainer John ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 20, 2019—The 78th renewal of the historic Oklahoma Futurity will be conducted on Saturday, March 23 at Remington Park. The Grade 2 event headlines a 12-race program with seven stakes races and total combined purses of $1,271,228. The Oklahoma Futurity features 2-year-olds who qualified for the 300-yard event on Saturday, March 9. Always Charging has been tabbed as the morning-line favorite by odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk. Owned by Reliance Ranches of Guthrie, Okla., and trained by Mike Robbins, Always Charging ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019—The 2019 Louisiana Downs Quarter Horse meet wraps on Wednesday. The card will be highlighted by the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3). Trump My Record, who blazed to the wire of his 300-yard trial in :15.443 seconds under jockey Eddie Sanchez, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. The son of first-crop sire Apollitical Blood out of the PYC Paint Your Wagon mare Break N Records is trained by Arturo Davila III and owned by his ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 16, 2019—A full field of eight aged runners, topped by fastest qualifier Temptingjess For Lmg, has been entered in Sunday’s 330-yard, $34,000 El Moro de Cumpas Stakes at Rillito Park. A 4-year-old son of champion Tempting Dash, Temptingjess For Lmg was ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 16, 2019—Dan Wilson's razor sharp Run Raging Rhino Run and Ed Allred's always tough Bound To Bet— a pair of top notch Quarter Horses around the turn — will face some of the toughest Thoroughbreds on the grounds when they square off in the $15,000 Rossmoor Handicap at 870 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Run Raging Rhino Run finished second to Rule He Will in the Snowbound Superstar Handicap at 870 yards back on December 9 and then won the Barbra B Handicap at 550 yards. In his most recent start, the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019—Rock About It, a sorrel son of Rock Solid Jess owned by Rockin J Running Horses, will make his 5-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 550-yard, $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes (G3) at Remington Park. Rock About It will be making his first start since September 2, when the gelding ran ...



SELMA, TX—MARCH 14, 2019—Retama Park will host another 21 schooling races (19 for two-year-olds) on Friday. First post is set for noon CDT. Rancho La Cobra's Lucas Stone will start for trainer Alfredo Triana in Race 23. The son of Mr Jess Perry, bred by 2018 AQHA Leading Breeders' Grant Farms, sold for $75,000 in the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale last summer. He sold as Hip 345 under the name of The Perry Deluxe. Out of the grade 1-placed ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 12, 2019—A full field of New Mexico-breds have entered the 350-yard $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap at Sunland Park on Saturday afternoon. The feature race of the card is restricted to New Mexico-breds aged three and up.

Major Bites, last year’s post-time favorite and winner of the race, returns as the 4-1 morning line favorite. The 6-year-old son of Jesse James Jr never finished off the board in 2018, including five wins; his only losses came against Jessies ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 5, 2019—An exceptional afternoon of racing is set for Saturday, March 16 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. The card gets underway at 1:00 p.m. (CDT) with the $15,000 Leverne Perry Memorial Stakes, the $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby and the first "official" futurity of the year, the $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2). Tf Shez Jess Dashin Leads the Field in the $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) A standout field of accredited Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds will put it all on ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 11, 2019—A number of high-dollar summer sale yearlings will face each other Wednesday as Remington Park hosts another eight training races for 2-year-olds. First post is for 12 noon and all races will be conducted at 250 yards. Soul Kisser, a $225,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate by champion by first-crop sire Kiss My Hocks, will head Race 5 for owner MRB Racing and trainer Manuel Rodriguez. Out of Heritage Place Juvenile winner Cartel Rosie, Soul Kisser ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 8, 2019—Four trials to the $211,000 El Primero Del Ano Derby are on tap for Sunday night headed by a spectacular third trial featuring Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby winner Powerful Favorite, PCQHRA champion 2-year-old colt Ali Babe Foose and Golden State Million Futurity third place finisher Apollitical Pence. First post time for the eight race card is 6:05 p.m. with the trials making up the Late Pick Four sequence of races 5, 6, 7 and 8. A total of 25 horses will be in action in the trials ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 7, 2019—As many as 13 Remington Park training race winners have been entered in Saturday's rich Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity trials at Remington Park. First post for the 12 300 yard trial races will get underway 6 p.m. (CST) with a purse of $10,000. The ten fastest qualifiers will return to the Oklahoma City raceway on Saturday, March 23 to vie for the winner's share of a $396,650 purse, of which $100,000 is added. The second ten fastest will be preferred invites to the $50,000 Guaranteed Oklahoma Juvenile ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 7, 2019—Favorite Wise Lady, Terrific First Down and You Caught My Eye, a trio of stakes placed fillies in major Los Alamitos races, will headline a pair of trials to the $210,000 La Primera Del Ano Derby on Saturday night. First post for the eight-race program is 6 pm (PST). A total of 17 fillies will compete in the La Primera trials to be contested at 400 yards. Starting in 2020, the La Primera will be renamed the Los Alamitos Oaks for sophomore fillies ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 7, 2019—Mario Hurtado's multiple stakes winner Love To Reason BR will face recent Denim N Diamonds Handicap winner Time To Leave and four other top distaffers in the $15,000 Danville Station Handicap at 350 yards on Friday at Los Alamitos. Named in honor of the 1982 Anne Burnett Handicap and Vessels Maturity winning mare, the Danville Station is the featured event of the night. As a reminder, first ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 6, 2019—Remington Park will kick-off their 2019 American Quarter Horse meeting Thursday with a 12 race card that includes seven trials for the $255,750 Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby. Last year's Oklahoma Futurity(G2) winner Long Wagon Ho returns as the 6-5 morning-line favorite in the sixth trial (Race 8) Friday at Remington Park. Trainer Roberto Treto will saddle the son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon for owner Rosa Urquidi. A winner of three of four starts at 2, ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 5, 2019—The 2019 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season begins Friday, March 8 with the first race at 6pm. The 12-race program was set today by the Remington Park racing office with seven trials for the Oklahoma Derby and the $68,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes leading the card. A total of 132 horses entered the dozen races on Friday night for an average field size of 11 per race. The total ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 4, 2019—A full field of older horses will contest the 400-yard $128,500 West Texas Maturity at Sunland Park on Saturday afternoon. The feature race of Saturday’s card is an open race for 3-year-olds and up.

Four trials on Feb 15 determined Saturday’s field, led by fastest qualifier Jess Bein the Hero. The Josue Ponce trainee is tough on paper; he has won 11 races ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 4, 2019—Four high-dollar summer sale graduates owned by Cavenaugh Quarter Horses and trained by Clinton Crawford are among 2-year-old hopefuls making their debut in training races at Remington Park on Wednesday. First post is set for 11:00 a.m. (CST) and all eight races will be contested at a distance of 250 yards. All but Race 5 will be for 2-year-olds. Uncle ...



TUCSON, AZ – FEBRUARY 28, 2019 - This weekend at Rillito Park, trials for the $15,000-added El Moro De Cumpas Stakes will kick off the Saturday card on March 9. Three trials will determine the field for the 330-yard final scheduled on Sunday, March 17.

The trials are open to 3-year-olds and up. 19 horses have entered the trials, ranging from ages 4 to 9.

#4 Pirteville Cartel (3-1), the fastest qualifier to the 2018 running of ...



SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 28, 2019—Retama Park will continue training races on Friday with another 16 race card set to kickoff at noon (CST). Race 2 thru 16 will be for 2-year-olds. All races will be contested at a distance of 250 yards. A number of summer sale yearlings, headed by $220,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate Jess Different, will make their debuts. Trainer Josue Ponce ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 28, 2019—The racing action starts an hour earlier on Friday nights with a 6 p.m. first post time beginning this week at Los Alamitos. As always, the early Pick Four begin in Friday's first race. Barry and Janice Sather’s multiple stakes winner Singles Cruise, an upset winner in a trial to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on January 19, is among the headliners in tonight’s featured $15,000 Dreaming Sweet ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 26, 2019—The 2019 Quarter Horse stakes schedule at Louisiana Downs continues with trials for the $254,070 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) on Saturday, March 2. Nine trials will determine the field for the 300-yard final to be held on Wednesday, March 20.

Seventy-five 2-year-olds will make their career debuts in Saturday’s trials.

Trainer Lanny Keith and jockey Everado Rodriguez paired up to win the 2018 edition of this race with Going Noble, bred ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 26, 2019—A $90,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale repurchase will face two other sale graduates on Thursday as Remington Park is set to host another seven training races for 2-year-old Quarter Horse, Paints and Appaloosas. First post is 11 a.m. with all races to be run over 250 yards. Trainer Jimmy Padgett ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 25, 2019—Remington Park will host seven schooling races, six for 2-year-olds on Wednesday. First post is set for 11:00 a.m. and all races will be contested over 250 yards. A number of summer sale yearlings will make their debut. Race 4 will include two summer sale graduates and one summer sale repurchase. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 23, 2019— Many of the top 3-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos Race Course have started preparing for what is shaping up to be a great night of trials to the La Primero Del Año Derby to be held on Sunday, March 9. A total of 32 fillies remain eligible for the trials. Starting in 2020, this race will be renamed the Los Alamitos Oaks with a projected $400,000 purse. Here's a brief look at some of the big names eyeing this year's trials. Capitol Grille - She was runner-up to Cole Man 47 in the John Deere ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 23, 2019—Many of the top 3-year-old colts and geldings at Los Alamitos Race Course have started preparing for what is shaping up to be a great night of trials to the El Primero Del Año Derby to be held on Sunday, March 10. A total of 39 sophomore boys remain eligible for the trials and it is a talented cast. ...



TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 22, 2019—Coming off an impressive allowance win on February 10th, Mr Pura Vida will head five hopefuls on Sunday in the $8,000 Rillito Derby (not black type) to be contested over 330 yards. A son of last year's national leading first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel, Mr Pura Vida has compiled a (6) 2-0-0 record and banked $6,305. Trainer Vanessa Marquez conditions the sorrel ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 19, 2019—Harrah's Louisiana Downs will host an exciting weekend of racing on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24. Saturday's post time has been moved up to 11:00 am (CT) to accommodate the fifteen trials for the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2). The Mardi Gras Futurity is the first official futurity of the year, and once again, interest was high for owners of accredited Louisiana-bred juveniles. The top ten qualifiers of the 300-yard trials will advance to the final on Saturday, March 16. ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 19, 2019—Seven trials for the $50,000-added Mardi Gras Derby, each at a distance of 400 yards, will be run on Sunday beginning at 1:00 pm. Several notable contenders include Tdz Louisiana Toast, who runs in the third trial for owner Juan F. Martinez and trainer Josue Ponce. The son of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 18, 2019—Remington Park will host another two days of schooling races for 2-year-olds on Wednesday and Thursday this week with an eight-race card set on each day (race 6 on Thursday is for 3-year-olds and up). First post each day is 11 a.m. (CST). All races will be conducted at a distance of 250 yards. A number 2018 summer sale graduates will be making their debuts over the two days. Wednesday opening ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 15, 2019— Owner Scott Bryant enjoyed some big victories at Los Alamitos last year with 2018 AQHA champion 2-year-old Flash And Roll. The Justin Joiner-trained filly won the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and the Golden State Million on the way to a perfect four-for-four record here. Bryant and Joiner team up again this Sunday, this time with fastest qualifier Apollitical Flying in the $101,000 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes for 3-year-olds at 350 yards. Horses had to have been maidens as of December 1, 2018 in ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—FEBRUARY 15, 2019—Executive Trust, an 8-year-old gray son of Executive Menace owned by Sherree Meridyth, will make his season debut in Sunday’s 870-yard, $8,000 Honest Mac Stakes at Turf Paradise. Trained by Guadalupe Munoz Jr., Executive Trust earned $21,550 from just three official starts last year, and his season resume included a second-place finish, two lengths behind winner Rock A Billy, in the 870-yard, $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes at Zia Park on December 2. Executive Trust drew post 8 and ...



SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 14, 2019—A number of summer sale graduates from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico will headline 15 training races slated Friday at Retama Park. The track will run the first two races for 3-year-olds & Up. Races 3 thru 15 are slated for maiden 2-year-olds. All races will be contested at 250 yards with first post set at noon (CST). Runaway Second Down, an $80,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Graduate will start in Race 5 for owners Eulalio Argote and Victor Alvarado. Trainer Robert Meche has named jockey J.R. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 14, 2019—Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Thermonuclear Energy, fresh off her victory in the Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap on January 6, will headline a terrific field of mares in the running of the $35,000 Denim N Diamonds Handicap at 350 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O'Dell, Thermonuclear Energy beat a field that included 2018 AQHA champion aged mare One Sweet Racy and stablemate and multiple stakes winner A Political Lady at 400 ...