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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 6, 2017—Heza Louisiana Dash and Jes A Fast Dasher are among the six state-bred aged sprinters entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. Heza Louisiana Dash and Jes A Fast Dasher ran one-two, respectively, in a pair of state-bred stakes during the Delta Downs meet, including the 440-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Classic Stakes (RG2) on July 8. Heza Louisiana ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2017—Jaime Gomez is the fourth all-time leading trainer at Los Alamitos in terms of Quarter Horse stakes with 87 victories. Three of those stakes wins have come in the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity, first with Romeo Ryon in 1998 followed by back-to-back wins with millionaire champions Higher Fire in 2005 and Jess You And I in 2006. Gomez’s three victory in the Golden State Million tie him for second place in the history of this race with Bob Gilbert and John Bassett and only behind the great Blane Schvaneveldt’s six wins. Gomez’s win with ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 3, 2017—Cobalt Creek, a Grade 1-winning 5-year-old son of Walk Thru Fire owned by VWP Jr Inc., is the 7-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Lovington Stakes (G2) at Zia Park. Cobalt Creek ships in from Texas, where the sorrel gelding ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 3, 2017—Frozen Icon, a homebred Texas Icon filly owned by Martha “Mimi” Wells, is one of 10 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $20,900 Desert Classic Derby at Turf Paradise. Trained by Matt Fales, Frozen Icon has earned $19,750 from 10 starts, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 2, 2017—Raul Banuelos Jr.’s JA Big Bad Gol, a graded stakes placed son of the Jody O Toole stallion Gol, drew post 4 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $35,000 Jerry Jaggars Memorial Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. Trained by Miguel Banuelos, JA Big Bad Gol is coming off of a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Paint My Pilot, in the 440-yard, $213,000 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) at Lone Star Park on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 2, 2017—A field of eight Texas-bred sprinters, topped by 9-5 morning-line favorite RC Me Leaving You, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R) at Lone Star Park. RC Me Leaving You is a 5-year-old Coronas Leaving ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 1, 2017—Jim Walker’s Zoomin For Spuds, the winner of the 2016 Champion of Champions, is back in action for the first time in nearly four months when he heads the $12,300 allowance feature on Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 350-yard race is scheduled as the ninth and final race on the card. To now be ridden by Cody Jensen for trainer Monty Arrossa, Zoomin For Spuds will be looking for his first win in four starts this year. p> The son of Zoomin For Bux won six stakes ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 30, 2017—Jet Black Presence, a 5-year-old daughter of Jet Black Patriot owned by Charles J. Boudreaux Jr., is one of eight Louisiana-bred distaffers entered in Wednesday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Jet Black Presence is coming off of a third-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Shez The Bomb, in the 350-yard, $40,000 ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 30, 2017—Top qualifier Diva Has It will look to lay claim to the $31,550 Far West Futurity for owner Adrian Quinones on Monday after turning in the best time for the trials with a 18:245 over a fast track on October 16th. The two-year-old filly by One Sweet Jess will be ridden by veteran pilot Lorenzo Lopez for Trainer Adrian Gallegos Quinones in the 350-yard test. With a career record of two wins and one ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2017—Back on Sunday, October 8, things couldn’t be better for Orange Park Acres resident Martha Wells after her homebred, the Matt Fales-trained Yanque, posted the fastest qualifying time to the $129,000 Wild West Futurity to be held this Sunday night at Los Alamitos. Less than 48 hours after the October 8 trials, Wells had to leave her home due to the mandatory evacuation because of the vegetation fire, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, which surrounded her community during the week immediately following the Wild West trials. "I was at the doctor and my neighbor called telling me that we had to get out because of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 27, 2017—Weetonas Lafawn, a daughter of Valiant Hero owned and trained by Dustin Cox, is one of 66 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 350-yard Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Futurity (RG3) trials at Will Rogers Downs. Weetonas Lafawn has earned $64,736 from six races, and her three wins include a neck victory in the 330-yard, $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile Invitational Stakes (R) in April. The filly drew post 3 and will be ridden by Benito Baca in the first of eight trials. Streaks Of Ivory will be making her first start ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 27, 2017—A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will exceed $2 million, once again making New Mexico Cup day the richest state- or province-bred day of racing in North America. Of the 131 horses entered 46 are Quarter Horses. Here is a preview of the four Quarter Horse stakes. Post time for the first race is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. (MST). ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 26, 2017—A pair of Quarter Horse stakes, topped by the 350-yard, $10,000-added AQRA President’s Open Futurity, headline Turf Paradise’s eight-race program on Sunday. Fastest qualifier Dominate This, an undefeated son of Dominyun, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Martin Osuna. Trained by Jose Badilla Sr. for owners Angel Hernandez and Jorge Herrera, the gelding is coming off of a 1 1/4-length victory in the third of three trials on October 15. Other contenders include A & C Racing and Roping’s ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE,OK—OCTOBER 25, 2017—Cloud Ridge, a homebred son of Carters Cartel owned and trained by Randy J. Davis, is one of 50 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 440-yard Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (RG3) trials at Will Rogers Downs. Cloud Ridge will be stretching out in distance off of his third-place finish, a head behind winner Three Bar Cartel, in the 400-yard, $354,000 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park on September 30. The gelding has earned $80,218 from five outs, and his three wins include a half-length victory in the 350-yard, $50,000 Easy Jet ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 25, 2017—As And Js, a bay daughter of Apollitical Jess owned and trained by Leonardo Alcala, heads a group of 19 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Derby (R) trials at Will Rogers Downs. As And ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 21, 2017—Led by Darling Farms, Jaime Gomez, and Ernesto Solis’ J Fire Up, the winner of the Governor’s Cup Futurity, and JGA Racing Stables’ Fire And Sass, the winner of the Kindergarten Futurity, a total of 75 juveniles will compete in a full-night of 10 trials to the Grade 1, $938,850 Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos. First post is 5:22 p.m. for this all Quarter Horse racing card. The horses with the 10-fastest times in the 400-yard trials will advance to the Golden State Million final to be held on Sunday, November 5. In addition to being part owner of the red-hot J Fire Up, Gomez also bred and trains this terrific Kiddy Up filly. Out of the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 20, 2017—Saturday’s nine-race all-Quarter Horse card at Indiana Grand features five stakes, topped by the 350-yard, $188,200 Miss Roxie Little Futurity (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds. Post time for the first race is set for 6:05 p.m. (EDT). Patrick Richardson’s Stone Cold Leader, a two-time stakes winner during the Indiana Grand meet, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Rolando Pina for trainer Erin Thompson in the Miss Roxie Little Futurity. A gelded son of Brookstone Bay, Stone Cold Leader has ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 19, 2017—California derby winners That Rico, Kiddy Up Cowgirl, Evil Genius, and Start Somethin Bad will be joined by All American Derby finalists Elicity and One Sweet Racy and major 2016 stakes winner Chazaq and Lotta Blues Man in an outstanding night of trials to the Grade 1, $921,500 Los Alamitos Super Derby on Saturday. Five trials will be contested as part of the nine-race program with first post set for 6 p.m. Forty sophomores will be part of the 400-yard Super Derby trials on Saturday with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the rich final ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX —-OCTOBER 18, 2017 — Nymeria, a Grade 1-winning daughter of Bigtime Favorite owned by Alfredo Garza, is one of 100 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. Nymeria has earned $494,772 from four races, and her two wins include a neck victory at odds of 9-1 in the 350-yard, $1.155-million Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park on June 3. The filly drew post 10 and will be ridden by Jose A. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 18, 2017—Jet Black Presence, a multiple stakes placed 5-year-old daughter of Jet Black Patriot, is one of seven Louisiana-bred distaffers entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Kenneth Roberts ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 17, 2017— Tough To Bee and Dash Quick Perry are among the 48 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 440-yard Texas Classic Derby (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. Trained by Trey Wood for owner Paragon Farms LLC, Tough To Bee is coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which the Apollitical Jess gelding won two stakes, including the 400-yard, $1-million Ruidoso Derby (G1) on June 10. Tough To ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 15, 2017—The first three races of the Monday card in The City of Roses will be the trials for The Far West Futurity at 350 yards for two year old Quarter Horses. Each trial event will be worth just shy of $4,000 with the ultimate prize being a birth into the Far West Futurity. A total of 20 two year olds are entered to dash for a chance to dance in the final which is slated to be run on Monday, October 30th with a $15,000 added value (Last year’s race ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2017—The best in American Quarter Horse racing will be celebrated at Prairie Meadows on Saturday night, as the suburban Des Moines track will host the 25th Bank of America Challenge Championships. Post time for the first race at Prairie Meadows is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). Post time for the first of five Challenge Championship races, the 870-yard, $105,000 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship (G1), is set for 8:12. Following is a preview of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2017—Saturday night’s 10-race closing-night card at Prairie Meadows features the Bank of America Challenge Championships and four other stakes which have long been mainstays of the track’s Quarter Horse racing program. Valley Junction Futurity The Kendrix Brothers’ A Jordon Reed, a homebred gray son of Jumpn Chic and the fastest qualifier, will be seeking his second career stakes win in Saturday’s 350-yard, $289,830 Valley Junction Futurity. A Jordon Reed has earned $99,796 from five starts, and his three wins include a half-length ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 12, 2017—Nine of the top Quarter Horses in the nation will come together in the Grade 1 $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship at 440 yards on Sunday night. The field will be headed by the defending Los Alamitos Invitational Championship winner Heza Dasha Fire. The gelding by Walk Thru Fire will look to become the first back-to-back winner of this race since 2010 and only the sixth horse to win it in consecutive years. To be ridden by Cruz Mendez for trainer Jose Flores, Heza Dasha Fire won ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 12, 2017—Graded stakes winners Running Dragon and Magnifico Dragon are among the 30 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Running Dragon will be making her first start since July 30, when the homebred daughter of Zulu Dragon finished second, one length behind winner Percyjones, in the 400-yard, $176,000 Zia Derby (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs. Trained by Juan Carlos Gonzalez for owner By By JJ LLC of El Paso, Texas, the gray filly won three stakes during the 2016-17 Sunland Park meet, including the January 15, $205,974 ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 11, 2017—Moneys A Maker, a graded stakes winning son of Sixes Royal owned by Enrique Barrera, is one of 62 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Trained by Cynthia Gonzalez, Moneys A Maker will be making his first start since June 2, when he ran second in a 350-yard Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) trial at Ruidoso Downs. The gray gelding has earned $181,422 from four outs, and his two wins include a neck ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 10, 2017—The Fiscal Cliff, a three-time stakes winner this season, is one of 12 Iowa-bred sprinters entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $60,000 Terrace Hill Stakes (R) at Prairie Meadows. Trained by Kasey Willis for owner Tom Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa, The Fiscal Cliff will be shortening in distance off of his third-place finish, 1 3/4 lengths behind ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA—-OCTOBER 8, 2017—Country Boy 123 and One Famous Glass will renew their rivalry in Monday’s 440-yard, $86,800 Alex Picov Memorial Championship Stakes at Ajax Downs. A 4-year-old son of Country Chicks Man racing for Ruth F. Barbour from the barn of trainer Bryn Robertson, Country Boy 123 is coming off of a one-length victory over One Famous Glass in the 350-yard, $37,000 All Canadian Maturity at Ajax Downs on September 18. The Michigan-bred gelding ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 6, 2017—Headed by Martha Wells’ strong trio of homebred runners, a total of 32 juveniles will compete in the trials to the $129,100 Wild West Futurity to be held on Sunday evening at Los Alamitos. First post for the nine-race program is 5:15 p.m. The horses with the 10 fastest times in the 350-yard trials will return here for the final to be held on Sunday, October 29. The Wild West is for horses that have competed in the Intermountain and Northwest regions plus Arizona and Nevada. Owned and bred by Wells, Yanque looks like the top runner in the trials after ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 6, 2017—Three sets of trials dominate Saturday’s nine-race all-Quarter Horse card at Indiana Grand. A total of 36 state-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in four 350-yard Miss Roxie Little Futurity (R) trials. Patrick Richardson’s Stone Cold Leader, a brown son of ...



PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 6, 2017—The Columbus Day program at Portland Meadows will put the spotlight on two stakes events with the running of The Director’s Cap’ for Quarter Horses worth $11,000 added and The Multnomah Falls Stakes for Thoroughbred Fillies and Mares with a $10,000 added value. In the third race of the Holiday program, three ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 6, 2017—When Lone Star Park opened for racing in 1997 American Quarter Horse racing had been staged each fall, but in 2004 the dates were transferred to Sam Houston Race Park. Fall Quarter Horse racing at Lone Star Park was replaced with a 19-date Thoroughbred meeting to accommodate the 21st Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. One Quarter Horse race however, was run on the eve of the Breeders’ Cup races, the Refrigerator Handicap (G1). The Grade 1, $75,000 Guaranteed Refrigerator Handicap will be contested again on Saturday, October 7, as the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 5, 2017—Ten Indiana-bred sprinters, headed by Carolyn Bruce’s Stinkin Rich, have been entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $75,000 Hoosier Park Classic Stakes (R) at Indiana Grand. A homebred 5-year-old One Famous Eagle gelding trained by Matt Frazier, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 5, 2017—Mr Perry Strong, a stakes winner during the Ruidoso Downs summer meet, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $201,550 Hobbs America Futurity (G2) at Zia Park. Trained by Mike Joiner for owner Licon Farm and Ranch LLC, Mr Perry Strong has earned $47,396 from five starts, and his two wins include a three-quarter length victory in the 350-yard, $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational Stakes on June 11. The gelded son of champion Mr ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 4, 2017—Keith Nellesen’s KVN Corona will put his undefeated record on the line when heading the $400,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity final on Saturday at Los Alamitos. The Corona Cartel colt will have all eyes on him following his tremendous 2 ¼ length victory in the trials on September 17. He’ll also enter having posted the fastest qualifying time in those trials of :17.694. The trial outing was also his first since winning the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity in June. "He’s been nothing but a star so far," said trainer Paul Jones. "You never know when you run a horse in terms of what to expect. It had ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 4, 2017—Owner Kolleen Ledgerwood has recently enjoyed some special victories on big racing nights at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Washington-based owner swept a pair of Freshman Stakes races on California Breeders Champions Night in 2016 and earlier this year she at it again, thanks to Scholarly's victory in the ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 4, 2017—The stage is set for a double feature of stakes action on Monday at Portland Meadows with the running of the $10,000-added Director’s Handicap at 350 yards for three-year-old and up Quarter Horses. A list of ten have been nominated for The Director’s Cap with last year’s Far West Futurity winner ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 3, 2017—Dutcher, a homebred 5-year-old Apollitical Jess gelding owned by Jumonville Farms and Brian Ranch, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 440-yard, $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap (G1) at Lone Star Park. Dutcher is coming off of a fourth-place finish, 4 3/4 lengths behind reigning world champion Jessies First Down, in the 440-yard, $250,000 Albuquerque Fall Championship Stakes at Albuquerque Downs on September 24. The gelding has ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 2, 2017—Jess Bein The Hero, a 4-year-old son of Valiant Hero racing for Juan F. Martinez-Labastida, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Friday’s 220-yard, $20,000 Evangeline Downs Dash Stakes at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Miguel Rodriguez, Jess Bein The Hero is coming off of a second-place finish, a nose behind winner Cute Mic Jagger, in the 350-yard, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ROCKY VIEW, ALBERTA, CANADA--SEPTEMBER 30, 2017--Eighteen juveniles, headed by the undefeated multiple stakes winner Bringonthewave, have been entered in Sunday’s 400-yard Canada Cup Futurity (RG3) trials at Century Downs. Trained by James Doolin for owner Dale Zukowski, Bringonthewave has won all four of his starts ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—SEPTEMBER 29, 2017—Seven distance specialists, headed by Danisia Guzman Contreras’ Fire Thorn, have been entered in Sunday’s 870-yard, $50,000 Herman Jefferson Stakes at Zia Park. A 6-year-old Shazoom gelding trained by Cynthia Gonzalez, Fire Thorn is coming off of a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory in an 870-yard allowance-optional claiming ($20,000) race at Albuquerque Downs on September 3. Fire Thorn’s season resume includes a second-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Rock A Billy, in the July 23, $50,000-added AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes (G3). Fire Thorn drew the rail ...



IDAHO FALLS, ID—SEPTEMBER 29, 2017—Sandy Downs, the home track of IdaRacing wraps up their 2017 racing season on Saturday (Sep. 30) with the $30,000 Hawthorne/IdaBet.com Futurity and memorial races for Dennie Hill and Don & Jan Martin. Fans are encouraged to make it out to the last racing date of the season and pay it forward if they can. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2017—JGA Racing Stables Incorporated’s Fire And Sass will look to score his first victory since scoring in the $304,000 Kindergarten Futurity when he headlines a talented group of 2-year-olds in the seventh race, the featured $11,325 allowance Sunday at Los Alamitos. Trained by Juan Aleman and to be ridden for the first time by Cody Jensen, Fire And Sass was a half-length winner in the Kindergarten on May 14 against a field that included Dont Foose With Me and Summertime Favorite. The Walk Thru Fire gelding missed qualifying to the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity in his next start, finishing second in a 350-yard trial after breaking behind the early leaders ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2017—Johnny Trotter’s One Sweet Racy, the runner-up in the Grade 1 All American Derby, will make her Los Alamitos debut in Friday’s eighth race while facing a field that includes an older mare and four talented fillies in the $11,325 allowance feature of the night. Trained here by Jaime Gomez, One Sweet Racy ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN—SEPTEMBER 28, 2017—James Black’s Keen Liaison, a stakes-winning daughter of Sixes Liaison trained by Erin Thompson, is one of 10 state-bred sophomores entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $123,700 Sterlie Bertram Memorial Stakes (R) at Indiana Grand. The fastest qualifier, Keen Liaison has won his ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2017—Stakes winners A Jordon Reed and PV Queen Bee Candy are among the 61 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Valley Junction Futurity trials at Prairie Meadows. A homebred gray son of Jumpn Chic trained by Ed Hardy for owner the Kendrix ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 27, 2017—Eagle Cry, a gelded son of champion One Famous Eagle racing for Irma Z. Vargas and Giovanni Vargas, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 440-yard, $150,000 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) at Lone Star Park. Trained by Rolando Almanza, Eagle Cry set the fastest qualifying time when he won the fifth of seven trials by two lengths in :21.693 on September 15. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jesse Lee Levario. Double A Ranch Inc.’s Paint My Pilot drew post 5 and will be ridden by Yordanis Amaro for trainer Jorge L. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 27, 2017—Irma Z. Vargas’ JA Am I Blue, the fastest qualifier and morning-line favorite, heads a field of 10 in Saturday’s 400-yard, $450,000 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park. JA Am I Blue is coming off of a 1 1/2-length victory in the 10th of 11 trials on September 16. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 26, 2017—A total of 29 Iowa-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in Friday’s 350-yard Jim Bader Futurity (R) trials at Prairie Meadows. CR Lota Girl, a homebred daughter of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion Lota ...