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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 19, 2017—Capitan Jimbob, a graded stakes-placed son of Desirio owned by Felix J. Martinez, is one of 54 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 330-yard Old South Futurity trials at Delta Downs. Capitan Jimbob is coming off of a second-place finish, a neck behind ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM—APRIL 18, 2017—A full field of 10 3-year-olds, headed by futurity winners Jm Country Man and Mahoney N Tacklebery, has been entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $30,000 Animas Stakes, the feature race on SunRay Park’s opening-day program on Friday. Jm Country Man is a gelded son of champion Mr Jess Perry trained by Cynthia Gonzalez for owner J & M Racing and Farm of Monahans, Texas. The gelding brings in a two-race winning streak that includes a one-length victory ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 17, 2017—Delta Downs will open its 46-night American Quarter Horse meet with a 10-race program on Friday. Post time for the first race is set for 6:15 p.m. (EDT). Friday’s 250-yard, $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes has drawn a full field of 10 sprinters, topped by Joel Galindo’s Scoopies Leaving You. A 6-year-old Coronas Leaving You stallion trained by Kevin Broussard, Scoopies Leaving You will be shortening in distance off of his second-place finish, a neck ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 14, 2017—Twenty-eight 2-year-olds will make their racing debuts on Friday night as part of four races that will be contested during the evening’s eight race card. First post is 7 p.m. The juvenile races have been split into two divisions - a pair of races for fillies and a pair for colts and geldings. Each of the four races will be contested at 300 yards. The first race for 2-year-olds is scheduled as the third race on the card and will include Quarter K, Inc’s One Dashing Chick, a filly by One Dashing Eagle and out of PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Breeders Derby winner Ima Chickie Two, and Paul Jones and Lazy ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 12, 2017—A full field of 10 2-year-olds, headed by fastest qualifier Suenos Dineros, has been entered back in Saturday’s 300-yard, $230,132 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park. Suenos Dineros is trained by Shae Cox for owner Victor R. Lozano. A gelded son of the First Down Dash stallion Bodacious Dash, Suenos Dineros made his debut with a three-quarter ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 12, 2017—The weekend ahead at Sam Houston Race Park begins on Friday, April 14 with trials for the $197,700 Sam Houston Derby (G3). Live racing gets underway at 7:00 pm with the popular 50-cent Beer Friday from 6-9 pm. Saturday is Dollar Night with $1 admission, live racing programs, hot dogs, soda and draft beer (from ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 12, 2017—Nine races will be on tap on Saturday evening headed by the running of the $20,000 Wheatland Handicap for Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds, a highly competitive distance event featuring most of the top 870-yard runners at Los Alamitos. First post is 6 p.m. The Wheatland is scheduled as the third race of the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 11, 2017—Graded stakes winners Just Call Me Carter and Fdp Rock Solid will make their sophomore debuts in Friday’s 350-yard Sam Houston Derby (G3) trials at Sam Houston Race Park. Just Call Me Carter will be making his first start since May 27, when the gelded son of Carters Cartel ran second in a 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity (G1) trial in New Mexico. Owned by Joel Tipton and trained by Jose Sanchez, the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 7, 2017—Graded stakes winner Eye N Capo and multiple stakes winner Dicecapades are among the 53 Oklahoma-bred sophomores entered in Sunday’s 400-yard Remington Park Derby (RG3) trials at Remington Park. Eye N Capo is trained by Erika Huitron for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor. A sorrel son of Capo de Capi and an $8,500 purchase at the 2015 Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the gelding has won all four of his outs and has banked $312,668, and his resume ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 7, 2017— Summertime Favorite and Wild Wonder, two of the most exciting 2-year-olds to post gate workouts during the early part of the year at Los Alamitos, will make their respective racing debuts as part of Sunday’s eight race program. Eight fillies will be in action in the fourth race on Sunday with all eyes firmly ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 6, 2017— Flash Moonfire, a gelded son of champion First Moonflash owned by David G. Valdez, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for Saturday’s 300-yard, $362,965 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. The fastest qualifier, Flash Moonfire made his debut with a clear 2 1/2-length victory in the sixth of nine trials on March 17. Valdez, a resident of Odessa, Texas, acquired the gelding for $27,000 at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Flash Moonfire is the first foal produced by Required Fire, a ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 6, 2017—Cowboys Dynasty, a son of champion FDD Dynasty owned and trained by Alvaro Monteverde and the fastest qualifier, drew post 10 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $41,277 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby at Turf Paradise. Cowboys Dynasty has won two of his three outs this season, including the second of three trials on March 25. The colt ended his ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 5, 2017—Double Bar S Ranch LLC's All Kinds Of Kind will make her first start since winning the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes when she takes on six rival 3-year-olds headed by Wild West Futurity winner Bannister in Saturday's $25,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap at Los Alamitos. Trained by Paul Jones, All Kinds Of Kind is on a hot streak right now. The Tac It Like a ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 5, 2017—The 2-year-olds are here! A total of 28 juvenile sprinters will compete in four races as part of Friday night’s racing program at Los Alamitos Race Course. First post is 7 p.m. Seven 2-year-olds will take part in each of the four events including Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity hopefuls Valiant Nights, New ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 5, 2017—In preparation of their upcoming live Quarter Horse racing season, set to kick off April 21st, Delta Downs will host two-nights of training races for two-year-olds this week. Two-year-old fillies will take the stage on Thursday night with 14 races scheduled at 220 yards each (see related story). First post is 7:45 PM (CDT). ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 4, 2017—Jorge Haddad’s Louisiana Silk, a Grade 3 finalist during the Louisiana Downs winter meet, is one of 151 2-year-olds entered in this weekend’s 330-yard Sam Houston Futurity (G2) trials at Sam Houston Race Park. Nine heats will be contested on Friday and Saturday, with the five fastest qualifiers from each night’s set of trials qualifying to ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 4, 2017—A total of 217 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s Remington Park Futurity (RG2) trials at Remington Park. A dozen 330-yard trials will be run on Friday, followed by 12 more on Saturday. The five fastest qualifiers from each night will meet in the April 22 final, which will offer a stakes-record purse of $1,032,400, marking the first time in its history that ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 4, 2017—In preparation of their upcoming live Quarter Horse racing season, set to kick off April 21st, Delta Downs will host two-nights of training races for two-year-olds this week. Two-year-old fillies will take the stage on Thursday night with 14 races scheduled at 220 yards each. First post is 7:45 PM (CDT). Sale ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 3, 2017—Valiant Rogue, a 4-year-old Valiant Hero gelding trained by Judd Kearl for owner Wyok Ranch LLC, will seek his second stakes win of the current Remington Park meet in Thursday’s 350-yard, $61,800 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (RG2). Valiant Rogue will be stretching out in distance off of his nose ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 31, 2017—The richest running of the El Primero Del Ano Derby since 2011 will headline the Sunday night action at Los Alamitos. Ten sophomores will compete in the Grade 3, $224,100 El Primero final, which also happens to be the second richest running of this race since 1987. The 400-yard derby is the eighth and final on the card. The winner’s share of the purse is $94,122. First post is 5 p.m. Paul Jones and Thompson Racing, Inc’s That Rico comes in as the fastest qualifier after recovering from some trouble at the start of his trial before scoring a head ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 30, 2017—Connie Hall, Donna McArthur, Kelly Long and Janet VanBebber are some of the great women Quarter Horse trainers with major stakes wins at Los Alamitos to their names. Yanet Rodriguez and Elena Andrade have joined this list in recent years thanks to some outstanding stakes runners. Rodriguez has enjoyed ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 30, 2017—State-bred sophomores entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) at Sunland Park.  A homebred gray daughter of leading second crop sire stallion Zulu Dragon, Running Dragon is trained by Juan M. Gonzalez for owner By By JJ LLC of El Paso, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 30, 2017—Miss Feet Down First, a Grade 1-winning 4-year-old Dominyum mare racing for Esequiel Porras, is one of 10 fillies and mares entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Decketta Stakes (G3) at Remington Park. Miss Feet Down First is trained by Ruben Soto, and she will be making her first ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 29, 2017—The $100,000 Leo Stakes drew a stellar field of previous stakes winners for the Saturday, April 1 event at Remington Park. The first Grade 1 race of the season for older American Quarter Horses is long on talent, led by last year’s Leo Stakes winner Zooming Effortlessly. Owned by Telesforo Perrett of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 29, 2017—LMG Racing’s Mojo Perry, a sorrel daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry and the fastest qualifier, drew the rail post for Saturday’s 400-yard, $162,600 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. A $30,000 yearling purchase at the 2015 Ruidoso Select ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—MARCH 27, 2017—Sam Houston Race Park will open its 2017 American Quarter Horse season with a stakes doubleheader on Friday. Post time for the first race is set for 7 p.m. (CDT). A field of nine Texas-bred distaffers has been entered in Friday’s 330-yard, $20,000 Miss Sam Houston Stakes (R). Reigning AQHA champion trainer Judd Kearl will send out Barefoot Beach, a two-time stakes winner in Louisiana last season, for owner Samuel Martinez. Barefoot Beach is coming off of a 3-year-old campaign during ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2017—Sherry Gilmore’s Ima China Rush, a homebred daughter of the Agouti stallion Rushago and the fastest qualifier, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 300-yard, $525,050 Oklahoma Futurity (G3) at Remington Park. Ima China Rush made her career debut with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length victory on a muddy track in the second of 17 trials ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 22, 2017—The first of many Remington Park racing programs worth more than $1 million this American Quarter Horse Season is on tap for Saturday night. The historic $525,050 Oklahoma Futurity headlines the stellar 12-race card, featuring five stakes events. The 76th running of Quarter Horse racing’s longest running futurity will take place in race eight. Overall, the dozen races on Saturday total to $1,094,500 in purse money. The first race of the night is at 6pm ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—MARCH 22, 2017—Amado de la Riva’s Apollitical Boogie, a stakes-winning son of Apollitical Jess, is one of 27 sophomores entered in Saturday’s 350-yard AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby trials at Turf Paradise. A homebred gelding trained by Eloy Mendoza, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 21, 2017—A total of 84 2-year-olds has been entered in Friday’s 300-yard West Texas Futurity (G2) trials at Sunland Park. Seventy-four of the juveniles entered in Friday’s trials will be making their career debuts. The lone winner in the trials, Birrell Farms’ Bf Diversion, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in the seventh of nine heats. A homebred daughter of Winners Version and the homebred Fdd Dynasty mare Bf Divine Dynasty, Bf Diversion began her ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 19, 2017—Felix J. Martinez’s Capitan Jimbob, a sorrel son of Desirio and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Wednesday’s 300-yard, $233,578 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs. Trained by Wendy Garcia, Capitan Jimbob made his career debut with a 1 1/4-length victory in the last of eight trials on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 17, 2017—Jess Ta Fied, a 4-year-old One Sweet Jess gelding owned by Cynthia Gonzalez and the fastest qualifier, is one of eight sprinters entered back in Saturday’s 300-yard, $20,000 Piggin String Stakes at Rillito Park. Jess Ta Fied is coming off of a neck victory in the first of two trials on March 4. An earner of $17,993 from 12 outs, the gelding drew post 5 and will be ridden by Emilio Tapia for trainer Roy Ronquillo. The complete lineup, in post ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 16, 2017—Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches’ He Is The Risingstar will put his perfect record at the distance on the line in Saturday’s 550-yard, $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes at Remington Park. A 5-year-old son of Mr Jess Perry trained by Paul Jones, He Is The Risingstar brings in a two-race win streak that includes the 550-yard, $20,000 Paul B. Ford Handicap on December 9, and the 550-yard, $20,000 Barbra B Handicap on January 20, both at Los Alamitos. ...



SELMA, TX—MARCH 16, 2017—Retama Park has scheduled another day of schooling races on Friday (Mar. 17). Fifteen of those races will be conducted for 2-year-olds. First Post is set for noon. The first race will be a 4 ½ maiden for 3-year-olds and up. Races 2 thru 4 are 250 yard events for 3-year-old and up Quarter Horse maidens. Races 5 through 20 are Quarter Horse 2-year-olds. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 16, 2017—EG High Desert Farms’ outstanding mare Jess Ravin will go after the fifth stakes victory of her career and her second this season when she leads a field of eight in the $15,000 Corona Kool Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Yanet Rodriguez, Jess Ravin won three stakes races last year including the Las Damas Handicap over ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 15, 2017—Mountain Moon Flash, a maiden special weight winner in his debut on March 3, is one of 85 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. The 3-1 morning-line favorite in the third of nine trials, Mountain Moon Flash is a ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 14, 2017—Jess Bein The Hero, a stakes-winning 4-year-old Valiant Hero stallion, is one of six sprinters entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $15,000 Streakin La Jolla Stakes at Louisiana Downs. Trained by Miguel Rodriguez for owner Juan F. Martinez-Labastida, Jess Bein The Hero will be stretching out in distance off of his neck victory at odds of 2-1 in the 350-yard, $15,000 Swift Stakes on January ...



By Martha Claussen BOOSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 13, 2017—This year’s edition, the $271,738 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) will be held on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. An excellent field emerged from trials held last month. The fastest qualifier in 15 trials run on February 25 was Sir Edward L Perry. The son of Sir Runaway Dash was bred by Leverne Perry, ...



By Martha Claussen BOOSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 13, 2017—The 11th running of the Mardi Gras Derby will also be contested on March 18. Three 400-yard trials were run on February 26 with Shatto Stoli winning the first heat and setting the fastest qualifying time of :19.926 seconds. Trainer Rosendo Valdez, Jr. conditions the gelded son of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 13, 2017—Remington Park will host another 11 schooling races on Wednesday (Mar. 15). Conditions for 10 of those races will be for 2-year-old American Quarter Horse, Paints and Appaloosas. First post is set for 11:00 a.m. (CST) and all races will be contested over 250 yards. The public is invited to attend. Among the 'Summer Sale' yearling highlights making ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 11, 2017—Carlos Lozano’s Good Captain Pepper, a stakes winner during his juvenile season, is one of 59 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 350-yard Oklahoma Derby (G3) trials at Remington Park. A gelded son of Captain Courage trained by Eddie D. Willis, Good Captain Pepper will be making his 2017 debut in the last of six heats. Good Captain Pepper has ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH aa, 2017—Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle, a Grade 1-winning son of One Famous Eagle, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Eastex Stakes (G3) at Remington Park. A 5-year-old gelding trained by Trey Wood, Bodacious Eagle will be making his season debut and his first start since September 4, when he placed fourth in the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 10, 2017—So Knud, a training race winner on February 16, is one of 168 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 300-yard Oklahoma Futurity (G3) trials at Remington Park. To accommodate 17 heats, Remington Park has moved first post time up to 4 p.m. (CST). The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $525,050 Oklahoma Futurity final on March 25. So ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 9, 2017—Paul Blanchard and Dutch Masters III’s Katella Deli, which posted a strong third place finish in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity last year, will look to qualify to a major stakes race for the fourth time in his career when he heads the trials to the El Primero Del Ano Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Led by Katella Deli, 26 sophomores have been entered to run in the El Primero trials at 400 yards on Sunday. The horses with the 10 fastest times in the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 9, 2017—The Opening Weekend for the 2017 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season will wrap up with a 10-race program at 1:30pm Sunday afternoon. The racing card features six trials for the $251,000 Oklahoma Derby and the first stakes races on the schedule, the $50,000 Eastex Stakes and the $61,800 Mighty Deck ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 8, 2017—Remington Park will begin racing on Saturday, March 11 at 4pm in order to accommodate the 17 trial races for the Grade 3 Oklahoma Futurity. The expanded racing program will move the first post time earlier, to 4pm. The 17 trials will determine the finalists for the historic, 76th running of the race. The ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 8, 2017—Abigail Kawananakoa’s Staggering Stride, who finished in the top four when facing open competition in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby final in her last start, will now headline a group of 28 fillies in Saturday’s trials to the $220,400 La Primera Del Ano Derby at 400 yards. A total of four trials will ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 8, 2017—Klassic Strawfly, an 11-year-old son of Genuine Strawfly racing for Yaneth Cabrera of Peralta, New Mexico, is one of 10 aged sprinters entered back in Friday’s 400-yard, $115,113 West Texas Maturity (G3) at Sunland Park. The fastest qualifier, Klassic Strawfly is coming off of a ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 8, 2017—A total of 50 3-year-olds, topped by graded stakes winner Jess Prize Me, has been entered in Friday’s 400-yard West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the five 400-yard heats will meet in the $65,000-added final on April 1. Jess Prize Me broke her ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 7, 2017—Remington Park’s 2017 live racing schedule begins this Friday night with the start of the 50-date American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season. A dozen races were set in the racing office this morning with 106 horses entered to compete. The Opening Night program is heavy with important trials for the initial ...