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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 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 6, 2017—Remington Park will host another 11 schooling races on Wednesday (Mar. 8). 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. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM-—MARCH 4, 2017—Princess Jesse, a homebred daughter of Jesse James Jr owned and trained by Vance Mikkelson of Belen, New Mexico, will make her 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park. Princess Jesse brings in a three-race win streak that includes a 1 1/4-length victory in the September 25, 400-yard New Mexico State Fair Breeders’ Derby (R) at Albuquerque Downs, and a head win in the December 31, ...



SELMA, TX—MARCH 2, 2017—Forty-six summer yearling sale graduates will be among the season's new 2-year-olds who are set to participate in 12 schooling races at Retama Park on Friday. The San Antonio area racetrack will also host two races for 3-year-old and up maidens. First post is set for noon (CT). A pair of six-figure yearlings are will be making their debuts in Friday's races. John Stinebaugh will saddle Hes Limitless, a $105,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling repurchase in ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 2, 2017—Nine more schooling races have been scheduled today (Thursday) at Remington Park. Eight of the nine races will be conducted 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. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 27, 2017—Bobby D. Cox’s Emnent, a fast training race winner on February 10, will make his career debut in Saturday’s Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) trials at Louisiana Downs. A homebred son of Dominyun out of the winning Corona Cartel mare Bodacious ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 27, 2017—Schooling races continue Wednesday at Remington Park with eight of nine races scheduled 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. A number of last year's ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 22, 2017—The winner of the state’s richest horse race last season, Tf Racee Runaway is one of 26 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in three Mardi Gras Derby (R) trials at Louisiana Downs on Sunday. Tf Racee Runaway is trained by Lanny Keith for owner Tate Farms. The bay son of Sir Runaway Dash is coming off of a 2-year-old campaign during which he scored a neck victory in the November 19, $1-million ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 22, 2017—Schooling races continue again on Thursday at Remington Park. The Oklahoma City racetrack has scheduled 11 races with nine 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 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 22, 2017—Jrs Natural Runaway, an impressive training race winner on February 3, is one of 128 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) trials at Louisiana Downs. A gray son of Sir Runaway Dash trained by Jesus ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 21, 2017—Nine state-bred sprinters, topped by multiple stakes winner Scoopies Leaving You, have been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes (R) at Louisiana Downs. Scoopies Leaving You is 6-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You trained by Kevin Broussard for owner Joel Galindo. ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 21, 2017—Schooling races continue Wednesday at Remington Park with 10 of 11 races scheduled 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. One Fabulous Corona, a $57,000 Ruidoso ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 17, 2017—The first of 10 automatic berths to the prestigious $600,000 Champion of Champions is up for grabs, as the winner of the Grade 1, $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Championship here on Sunday night will earn a ticket to race in the Champion of Champions on Saturday, December 16. The 10-race program will also ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 17, 2017— Led by Double Bar S Ranch’s homebred filly All Kinds Of Kind, a field of nine sophomores will compete in the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ten races are scheduled for Sunday with the Maiden Stakes slated as the fourth race. The card will also feature the running of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Championship. To be ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Paul Jones, the Tac It Like a Man filly covered the 350-yard distance in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 11, 2017—A stakes winner at the ages of two and three, Steve Burns’ Little Talks will look to become a stakes winner now as a 4-year-old mare when she heads the running of the $25,000 Denim N Diamonds Handicap on Saturday night. Little Talks out-dueled the outstanding Docs ...



SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 16, 2017—A number of 2016 summer sale graduates are set to make their debut in schooling races on Friday at Retama Park. The San Antonio area racetrack has carded 16 races with 14 scheduled for two-year-olds. First post is set for noon (CST) with each race to run over a 250-yard course. Nearly half of the 97 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 15, 2017—Running Dragon, a homebred daughter of Zulu Dragon racing for By By JJ LLC and a multiple graded stakes winner, is the 7-5 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) for ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 15, 2017—Remington Park will run the second set of schooling races for the week on Thursday. The Oklahoma City racetrack will follow today's (Wednesday) schooling event with nine additional races on Thursday. Eight of those are for two-year-old American Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas. First post will be ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 14, 2017—A total of 31 aged sprinters, topped by defending champion Once Over, has been entered in Friday’s 400-yard West Texas Maturity (G2) trials at Sunland Park. Trained by Jose Luis Marquez for owner Jaime Bujanda, Once Over will be making his first official start since April 24, when ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 13, 2017—Schooling races continue on Wednesday at Remington Park with nine of the 10 races scheduled 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. Highly anticipated first looks ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 13, 2017—The first of 10 automatic berths to the prestigious $600,000 Champion of Champions is up for grabs, as the winner of the Grade 1, $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Championship here on Friday night will earn a ticket to race in the Champion of Champions on Saturday, December 16. Ten horses are scheduled to ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 10, 2017— Headed by stakes winners One Proud Eagle, Bannister and Jess Hawk, nine talented sophomores with a combined record of 33 wins in 78 career starts will face off in the Grade 1, $224,900 Los Alamitos Winter Derby at 400 yards on Saturday night. First post is 6 p.m. with the Winter Derby scheduled as the ninth and final race on the card. Denny and Sandy Weigt's Bannister will come into the race with the most victories to his name with seven. A pair ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 9, 2017—A total of 15 3-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Rillito Derby trials, as historic Rillito Park in Tucson opens its winter meet with a eight-race program. Post time for the first race, the first Rillito Derby trial, is set for 1 p.m. (MST). Alvaro Monteverde’s Cowboys ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 8, 2016—Louisiana Downs will conduct schooling races for 2-year-olds that remain eligible for the 2017 Grade 3 $250,000-est. Harrah's Entertainment Futurity on Friday (Feb. 10). The track has scheduled six races at distance of 220 yards to begin at 11:00 a.m. (CST). Thirty-seven Quarter Horse foals of 2015 will ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 7, 2017—Live nighttime Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing returns to Los Alamitos Race Course with an eight-race program on Friday, February 10 following a brief one-week hiatus during Super Bowl weekend. The Friday night card starts at 7 p.m. and will be headed by $15,000 Flare For Toby Handicap for fillies and mares at 330 yards, which is scheduled as the eighth and final event on the card. The weekend’s action will be highlighted by Saturday’s Grade ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 6, 2017—Much anticipated training races in Oklahoma for this season's new crop of two-year-olds will get underway Wednesday at Remington Park. The Oklahoma City racetrack has carded 17 races (16 2-year-olds) for American Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas. First post is set for 11:00 a.m. (CST) and all races ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 6, 2017—Benigno Sanchez Jr.’s Tee Ray, a gelded son of Tee Cos and the fastest qualifier, drew post 8 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $47,242 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes. Tee Ray is coming off of a half-length victory as the 19-10 favorite in the third ...



SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 2, 2017—Retama Park will host 13 schooling races on Friday. Ten of those will be run at 250 yards for 2-year-old Quarter Horses foaled in 2015. First post is set for noon (CDT). The first official races for American Quarter Horse 2-year-olds begin at racetracks around the country on March 1st. Louisiana Downs is ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 1, 2017—A full field of state-bred distance specialists, topped by six-time 870-yard winner Im Mighty Fast, has been entered in Saturday’s $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) at Louisiana Downs. Trained by Guadalupe Tristan for Ricardo Castillo’s Triple C Racing Stables, Im Mighty Fast will be making his 4-year-old season debut in the Magnolia. Last fall, the bay son of Mighty Corona put together a five-race win streak that included a head ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 1, 2017—The first of much anticipated schooling races for the new crop of two-year-olds (foals of 2015) will get underway on Friday (Feb. 3) at Louisiana Downs. The track will host 14 schooling races at 220 yards, beginning at 11:00 a.m. (CDT), for Louisiana-bred 2-Year-Olds who remain eligible for the restricted ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 29, 2017—Santos Montemayor’s PCQHRA Breeders Futurity finalist Better Check Him and two-time Arizona stakes runner-up Frozen Icon are among the 39 sophomores that will compete in the trials to the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes (not black type) tonight (Sunday). There will be five trials at 350 yards with the ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 28, 2017— A full field of 12 New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses, including two also-eligible entries, has been entered in Sunday’s 440-yard, $85,000 Dona Ana County Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Seeyalateralligator, a 5-year-old son of Winners Version trained by Wes Giles for ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM-—JANUARY 25, 2017—Tf Im That Guy, a 4-year-old son of First Down Dash racing for Victor Diaz, is the 7-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 350-yard, $50,000 KFOX Radio Handicap (G2) at Sunland Park. Trained by Juan M. Gonzalez, Tf Im That Guy is coming off ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 20, 2017—Newly crowned AQHA champion and reigning Champion of Champions winner Zoomin For Spuds will headline the trials to the Grade 1, $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. The trials were originally scheduled for last Sunday, but had to be rescheduled following a storm that ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—-JANUARY 23, 2017—Jess Bein The Hero, a stakes-placed son of Valiant Hero racing for Juan F. Martinez-Labastida, will make his first start against aged runners in Saturday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Swift Stakes at Louisiana Downs. Trained by Miguel Rodriguez, Jess ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 18, 2017— A tremendous group of 3-year-olds - 46 in total - will compete in a total of six trials to the Grade 1 $224,900 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. The horses with the 10 fastest times in the trials will advance to the Winter Derby final to be held at the Orange County oval on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2017—Bankin On Bux, a graded stakes placed Zoomin For Bux gelding racing for Tommy E. Rhodes, is one of 45 state-breds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes trials at Louisiana Downs. Trained by Vann Haywood, Bankin On Bux ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 18, 2017—A pair of outstanding stakes races featuring the likes of multiple stakes winners Unclaimed Dividend, Viento Negro and He Is The Risingstar will headline the 8-race program on Friday at Los Alamitos. First post time is 7 p.m. The $25,000 Cypress Handicap for older horses will be contested at 350 yards and ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 12, 2017— Magnifico Dragon, a graded stakes winning son of Zulu Dragon and the fastest qualifier, drew post 9 for Sunday’s 400-yard, $205,960 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Trained by Cynthia Gonzalez for owner Daniel Balderrama, ...