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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 16, 2018—A pair of accomplished Grade 1 winners, BH Lisas Boy and Hold Air Hostage, are among the 11 sprinters entered in Saturday's 440-yard, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. A homebred 6-year-old son of Mighty Invictus owned and trained by Bill Hoburg, BH Lisas Boy has been made the 2-1 morning-line favorite by track linemaker Ed Burgart. The gelding has won two graded stakes at Los Alamitos this year, the 400-yard, $157,000 Brad McKinzie Winter Championship (G1) in February, and the 440-yard, $50,000 Bank of America California Championship Challenge (G3) in August. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 14, 2018—Featuring Fast Jess, a sorrel son of Heza Fast Dash racing for Fernando Ramos, is one of 24 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Louisiana QHBA Breeders' Derby (R) trials at Evangeline Downs. Featuring Fast Jess brings in a three-race win streak that includes a three-quarter length victory in the 400-yard, $266,460 Delta Downs Derby (R) on July 7. The gelding drew post 4 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 13, 2018—Graded stakes winners Eysa Jess Jumpn and Im For Real are among the 123 state-bred juveniles entered in Friday’s 400-yard LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity (RG1) trials at Evangeline Downs. Eysa Jess Jumpn is a daughter of Heza Fast Dash trained by Josue Huitron for owner Jose Estrada Quarter Horses. The filly has won her last four races, including the 350-yard, $700,000 Lee Berwick Futurity ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—Champion Kvn Corona looks to improve his local record to a perfect 10 for 10 when he starts from post number 10 in the Grade 1, $925,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby at 400 yards on Sunday night. Kvn Corona enters the Super Derby following one of his best races ever at the Orange County track when scoring a ¾ length win in the fastest qualifying time of :19.67 on October 20. Owned by Keith Nellesen of Utah, ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—In the 4th race on Monday at Portland, Quarter Horses will sprint 870 yards around the "hook" at the Meadows. Though primarily a Quarter Horse event, the morning line favorite of the contest is a Thoroughbred, Ozark Daredevil. Trained by Mary Tate for Bailey & Tate, the five year old son of Portobello Road will be guided by Leonel Camacho Flores. Ozark Daredevil just scored at 870 yards in his last start but must overcome the dreaded outside post in Monday’s dash. BH Country ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 9, 2018—Three American Quarter Horse stakes, topped by the 440-yard, $266,765 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (R), are on the docket when Will Rogers Downs ends its fall meet with a 14-race program on Saturday. Trainer Tammy Johnson will send out two finalists for owner Rockin J Running Horses, topped by 5-2 morning-line favorite Viva Le Don. A homebred son of Rock Solid Jess, Viva Le Don has won two of three starts during the Will Rogers Downs fall meet,including the September 23, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 8, 2018—Apocalyptical Jess, a son of world champion Apollitical Jess and the top-ranked 2-year-old on the AQHA Racing National Poll, drew post 6 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $1,014,657 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park. Trained by Blane Wood for owner Bill T. Robbins, Apocalyptical Jess has earned $1,509,700 from five starts, and his three wins include a three-quarter length victory in the 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on September 3. The 9-5 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 8, 2018—Two Feather Series LLC's Scoopie Jess will make his first start at Los Alamitos since running fifth to AQHA champion 2-year-old J Fire Up in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity last year when he's one of eight runners in the $25,000 Town Policy Handicap for 3-year-olds at 400 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. To be ridden by Cesar De Alba for trainer Bret Vickery, Scoopie Jess will make his 2018 local debut after a four-race stint at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. While there, the gelding by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 8, 2018—Ed Allred’s Better Than Ever lived up to her name when she last raced against allowance competition here on August 25. The daughter of Kiddy Up looks to repeat that performance when she takes on a solid group of 3-year-old fillies in the featured $13,100 allowance in the eighth race on Friday night. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 7, 2018—Hotstepper and Hes Limitless are among the 10 3-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 440-yard, $375,610 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at Lone Star Park. Hotstepper is a bay son of One Famous Eagle racing for Johnny D. Cope, R.D. Hubbard, Rafter W Stables, and Henry Southway. The gelding has earned $1,087,261 from 14 starts, and his five wins include a neck victory in the 440-yard, $1.239-million All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 6, 2018—Nine Louisiana-bred sprinters, headed by recent stakes winners San Lorenzo Corona and Sweet Bru, have been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. A 4-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You trained by Jose Luis Sanchez III for owner Rogelio Marquez Jr., San Lorenzo Corona will be making his first start since September 8, when the stallion scored a 1 1/2-length victory in the 440-yard, $40,000 Mid-City ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 3, 2018—After a dominant victory on the night of the Golden State Million Futurity trials, Richard Frandsen's Favorite Motion will look to deliver another big effort when headlines the Grade 1, $976,750 final at 400 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cruz Mendez for trainer Jose Flores, Favorite Motion scored a 3/4 length win in the final trial of the night on the way to posting the fastest qualifying time of :19.70. The Utah bred gelding by Favorite Cartel was picking his second victory from just three ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 3, 2018—A triple feature of race action this Sunday at Portland Meadows will include one of the top Quarter Horse dashes of the season at 350 yards in the Far West Futurity worth $32,300 for two-year-olds that have qualified. GC Harrys Game sports the colors for owner Connie Chumbley after turning in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 2, 2018—Pack Light and Striver, a pair of finalists to the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity, will headline their respective allowance events on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. The nine-race program will feature a total four allowance races, which include an 870-yard test led by Genaro Vallejo-trained ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 2, 2018—Unregulated Cash, a gelded son of Favorite Cartel owned and trained by Jose Botello, is one of 10 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $20,805 Desert Classic Derby at Turf Paradise. Unregulated Cash will be making his first official start since April 7, when the gelding scored a half-length victory as the 13-10 favorite in the 350-yard AQRA President’s Derby at Turf Paradise. He has won four of his 11 starts, including both of his races at Turf Paradise, and he has banked ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 1, 2018—SF Hot Pass, a 5-year-old Ivory James gelding owned by Shannon “Stormy” Fisher, will risk his three-race win streak in Saturday’s 400-yard, $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R) for Texas-breds at Lone Star Park. SF Hot Pass will be shortening in distance off of his head victory in the 440-yard, $75,000 Refrigerator Stakes (G1) at Lone Star on October 13. The 9-5 morning-line favorite, the gelding drew post 4 and will be ridden by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 31, 2018—Seven distance specialists, headed by Fernando Ramirez’s JW Who Dat, have been entered in Saturday’s 870-yard, $30,000 Races and Aces Stakes at Evangeline Downs. A 6-year-old son of Agouti trained by Eric Palacio, JW Who Dat has earned $72,700 from eight starts this season, and his four 870-yard stakes wins this year include a 2 1/4-length victory as the 11-10 favorite in the September 1, $25,000 Faubourg St John Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds Racecourse. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2018—After posting an impressive win from post number two in the trials to the Wild West Futurity, Keith Nellesen's Jess Send It will look to repeat that performance when she starts from that same post in the second richest running ever of the Wild West on Sunday at Los Alamitos. First post time for the nine race card is 5:35 p.m. with the Wild West set as the final race at 9:19 p.m. Ten juveniles will be in action in the Wild West, which features a $136,850 purse. Since its inaugural running in 2010, only the 2015 edition has featured a bigger purse than this year’s Wild West, which is a stakes open ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Three-year-old and up allowance runners will vie at 350 yards in Monday's third race Quarter Horse feature at Portland Meadows worth $5,000. Sanguino Racing’s For Sweet Jess will take on a field of nine after finishing second in a contest where he bested many of the foes he will see again on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Led by winner Love To Reason BR, seven of the nine horses that competed in the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap at 400 yards are back in action at the same distance to race in the $16,000 John Ward Handicap Saturday at Los Alamitos. In addition to the Schvaneveldt winner, others returning for the John ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 26, 2018—Steve Berry’s Showmethedoe, a homebred son of No Secrets Here and the fastest qualifier, is one of nine juveniles entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $42,180 AQRA President’s Open Fall Futurity at Turf Paradise. Trained by Rigoberto Guillen, Showmethedoe made his local debut with a 1 1/4-length victory in the first of three trials on October 14. The gelding has earned $21,859 from eight starts, and his resume includes a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner One Dashing Dream, in the 350-yard, $33,000 Utah Bred Futurity (R) at Wyoming Downs on July 21. Showmethedoe ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 25, 2018—A total of nine races will be featured for the final all-Quarter Horse Night of 2018 at Indiana Grand on Saturday. Four stakes races will complete the card that boasts in excess of $600,000 in purse money for the sprinters. Stakes action begins in the sixth race of the evening with the sixth running of the $84,520 Indiana Championships. Country Boy 123 from the Tony Cunningham barn has been tagged as the heavy favorite from post two at odds of 4-5. The five-year-old gelded son of Country Chicks Man comes in from Ajax Downs and is currently on a seven race win streak. His last defeat was at Indiana Grand ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 25, 2018—Looking for something to get your adrenaline going? You’ll find it here this weekend!

On Friday Lone Star Park features both the $20,000 Texas Arabian Lone Star Juvenile Stakes and the third leg of the Friday Night Lights Gridiron Challenge Series. Saturday features the Grade 1, $57,725 Speedhorse ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 25, 2018—Flashing Candy, a Grade 1-placed son of champion First Moonflash campaigned by PV Quarter Horse Farms LLC, is one of 80 state-bred juveniles entered in Sunday’s 350-yard Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Futurity (RG3) trials at Will Rogers Downs. Trained by Clint Crawford, Flashing Candy won one of his three starts during the Ruidoso Downs summer meet, and the gelding’s record includes a third-place finish in the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) on July 22. Flashing Candy has earned $121,669 from six outs. Flashing Candy ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 23, 2018—Viva Le Don, a stakes-winning son of Rock Solid Jess owned by Rockin J Running Horses, will make his next start in Friday’s 440-yard Black Gold Futurity Championship (R) trials at Will Rogers Downs. Trained by Tammy Johnson, Viva Le Don will be stretching out in distance off of his three-quarter length victory in the 350-yard, $267,000 Black Gold 350 Futurity (R) on September 23. The ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 21, 2018—Jeff and Kim Pitcher’s Wave Her Down, Legacy Ranch Inc’s Wicked Affair and Rosenthal Ranch’s Powerful Favorite, a trio of graded futurity winners at Los Alamitos, are among the 78 juveniles that will compete in the 400-yard trials to the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity here tonight (Sunday). A total of 10 trials are on tap with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the lucrative final ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 19, 2018—Trials for the Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity, annually the richest horse race run in Texas, attracted 147 two-year-olds in 14 races tonight (Saturday) at Lone Star Park. Only 10 horses with the fastest finish times in the 400-yard trials will gain eligibility to run in the $1 million final which will be held on Saturday, November 10, closing night of the 2018 Quarter Horse Season at Lone Star Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 19, 2018—Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds will share the spotlight on Sunday as two-year-olds vie for a spot in The Far West Futurity for the Quarters and Thoroughbreds sprint six furlongs in the $10,000 Crater Lake Stakes. The Far West Futurity Trials at 350 yards will be the 2nd, 3rd & 4th races of the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ROCKY VIEW, ALBERTA, CANADA—OCTOBER 18, 2018—Singles Cruise, a multiple stakes winning daughter of Favorite Cartel owned by Barry and Janice Sather, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $40,000-added Canada Cup Futurity (RG3) at Century Downs. Trained by Janice Sather, Singles Cruise has earned $26,672 from six starts, and her four wins include a half-length victory in the 300-yard, $20,000 Jerry ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 18, 2018— It's time to find out which top 3-yr-olds will earn a berth to compete in the Grade 1, $400,000 Texas Classic Derby which will be run on closing night of the 2018 Quarter Horse Season on Saturday, November 10. A total of 47 entrants have been divided into four 440 yard trial races to run Friday, October 19. The 10 with the fastest times from the trials will advance to the final. The Texas Classic Derby Trials have been designated races 7 through 10 on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 18, 2018—AQHA champions J Fire Up and KVN Corona will be joined by 2018 derby winners Jesstacartel, A Political Lady, Jess My Kiss, Moonie Blues and Black Fryday as part of an outstanding group of sophomores heading the trials to the 65th running of the Grade 1, $925,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby here on Saturday night. A total of 34 runners will be in action in the Super Derby trials at 400 yards with the horses ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 17, 2018—A total of 137 2-year-olds, topped by All American Futuriy (G1) winner Apocalyptical Jess, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. A sorrel son of Apollitical Jess trained by Blane Wood for owner Bill T. Robbins, Apocalyptical Jess has earned $1,506,400 from four starts, most of which has come from his three-quarter length victory in ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 16, 2018—Hotstepper, a Grade 1-winning son of One Famous Eagle, is one of 47 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 440-yard Texas Classic Derby (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. Trained by C. Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath for owners Johnny D. Cope, R.D. Hubbard, Rafter W Stables, and Henry Southway, Hotstepper is coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which the bay gelding earned $601,560 from six starts and scored a neck victory in the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA—OCTOBER 14, 2018—Had To Be Ivory, a bay son of Ivory James and the second-fastest qualifier, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Monday’s 400-yard, $88,300 Picov Derby at Ajax Downs. Trained by Bryn Robertson for owners Carol Robertson and Jaime Robertson, Had To Be Ivory has won two of his three ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 14, 2018—A 10 horse field headed by the past three winners of the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions in 2015 winner Heza Dasha Fire, 2016 winner Zoomin For Spuds and 2017 upset winner Mr Pyc To You will get together for the running of the Grade 1, $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship to be held at 440 yards on Sunday night. The gathering of stars will also include 2017 AQHA champion 3-year-old Hold Air Hostage plus multiple Grade 1 winners He Looks Hot and BH Lisas Boy. Headed by ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Saturday, October 13 features the 22nd running of the Grade 1, $75,000 Refrigerator Stakes for 3-year-olds & up at 440 yards. The Refrigerator Stakes named for AQHA Supreme Racehorse and Racing World Champion, Refrigerator. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time 6:05 p.m. The Refrigerator Stakes is the scheduled 11th race on the 12-race card and will go at 10:25 p.m. Campaigned by Jim Helzer during his storied career that lasted from 1992 to 1995, Refrigerator by Rare Jet won the Grade 1, Champion of Champions a record three times 1992-94 and was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2000. ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 12, 2018—Thirty state-bred 3-year-olds, headed by recent stakes winner Regard The Rose, have been entered in Sunday’s 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park. A brown daughter of Chicks Regard trained by Alfredo Triana Sr. for owner Mason A. King, Regard The Rose is ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 11, 2018—Apollitical Scout, a 4-year-old daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess owned by Paragon Farms LLC, will put her three-race win streak on the line in Saturday’s 440-yard, $75,000 Refrigerator Stakes (G1) at Lone Star Park. Apollitical Scout’s current streak includes a neck victory in the 400-yard, $100,000 Junos Request Stakes (G2) at Remington Park on June 2, and a clear two-length score in the 400-yard, $50,000 Balloon City ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 11, 2018—We will just call Friday (Oct. 12) "Fantastic Friday!" We have live Mariachi’s performing, Arabian Horses racing, colorful Paint and Appaloosa horses racing for the fastest time and the second 100-yard dash in the Friday Night Lights Gridiron Challenge Series. Gates open for all of the fun at 5 p.m. Post ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 11, 2018—It's been a special year in racing for Dr. Ruth Barbour, an equine veterinarian practitioner and all-around horsewoman from Ontario, Canada. Dr. Barbour campaigns the outstanding stakes winner Country Boy 123, who entered this weekend's racing action with a North American-best eight victories in 2018. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 11, 2018—Fastest qualifier Little Kool Belle, a bay daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon racing for Leann J. Burns and trainer Stacy Charette-Hill, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $251,514 Valley Junction Futurity at Prairie Meadows. Little Kool Belle made her local debut with a 1 3/4-length victory in the fourth of five Valley Junction Futurity trials on September 29. The filly has earned $88,639 from four starts, and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 11, 2018—Ronnie Brooks Keller’s Twisted Sifter will look to tie Country Boy 123 for the most wins in 2018 by a Quarter Horse in North America when he goes after his seventh victory of the year in the Chingaderos Handicap on Friday night. Twisted Sifter has had a steady climb in the racing ranks over the course of ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 10, 2018—Zee James, a homebred daughter of Jesse James Jr racing for Robert M. Driggers and Ben Lee Ivey, is one of 69 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Zee James has earned $216,074 from six starts, and her four wins include a neck victory as the fastest qualifier and 7-5 favorite in the 300-yard, $396,000 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park on April 7. The bay filly drew post 6 and will be ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 7, 2018—The biggest racing day of the Ajax Downs Quarter Horse season, Thanksgiving Monday (Oct. 8) is sure to be the most exciting of the 2018 meeting. Two-time Horse of the Year Country Boy 123 tops a field of seven in the $84,800 Alex Picov Memorial Championship, seeking to remain undefeated this year. The flashy 5-year-old Country Chicks Man gelding coming off his second track-record setting win of the season, has won all ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 6, 2018—Badhabit Jess, a son of champion Mr Jess Perry owned by La Feliz Montana Ranch, heads a field of 10 juveniles entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $80,000-added Hobbs America Futurity (G2) at Zia Park. Trained by Blane Wood, Badhabit Jess is coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which the sorrel gelding won one of four starts and qualified to the 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity (G1) on September 3. Badhabit Jess drew post 4 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez. Other contenders ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 5, 2018—Larry J. Boudreaux’s Mpshinning will risk his four-race win streak from the rail post in Saturday’s 400-yard, $405,585 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park. The fastest qualifier, Mpshinning made his local debut with a dominating two-length victory in the second of 12 Dash For Cash Futurity trials on September 22. The Mr Piloto colt’s current streak includes a neck win as the 2-1 favorite in the 350-yard, $154,000 Gillespie County Fair Futurity on August 26. Luis Vivanco will ride Mpshinning for trainer Adrian Huitron. The ...



CYPRESS, CA—OCTOBER 5, 2018—Zoomin For Spuds won the running of the Wild West Futurity in 2015. He went to win six stakes races in 2016, including the Grade 1 Champion of Champions. Moonie Blues won the Wild West last year, then finished second to J Fire Up in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, and this year she has qualified to four graded derbies at the Orange County track. New superstars figure to emerge from this year’s Wild West Futurity, as 42 juveniles will take part in a total of five trials at 350 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The horses with the 10 fastest clockings ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 5, 2018—Zoomin Racer, a 5-year-old Jess Zoomin gelding owned and trained by Jesus Carrete of Albuquerque, is one of eight distance specialists entered in Saturday’s 870-yard, $50,000 Herman Jefferson Stakes (G3) at Zia Park. The even-money morning-line ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 4, 2018—The racing Sunday at Portland Meadows will serve up a double feature for the fans with the running of The $12,000 Director’s Handicap and The Multnomah Falls Handicap. The Director’s Cap will be the second race of the day for three year olds and upward at 350 yards. For Sweet Jess holds a ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 4, 2018—Hayden Brothers Ranch's homebred filly Estelline will go after her third win in as many starts at Los Alamitos when she heads a field of 10 in the Grade 2, $365,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity on Saturday night. Estelline has been stellar in Orange County. She broke her maiden by ¾ lengths in her local debut on August 25 and then cleared her rivals when setting the fastest qualifying time in the trials of :17.55 with Saul Ramirez, Jr. aboard on September 16. Trainer Danny Montes believes that Estelline can continue her current form. "She ran big in the trials," he said. "She was tired at the end of the race, but she back to her old self a couple of ...