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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 11, 2018—Paint racing’s all-time leading money earner, Painted Turnpike, makes his 2018 season debut on Friday night at Remington Park in the $20,000 Paul Harber Memorial. A win by the 5-year-old horse would secure his place in Remington Park history. Painted Turnpike is currently tied with Country Chicks Man for the most wins during the Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season. Each horse ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 11, 2018—Cole Man 47, Razzel Dazzel, Fast Amanda Rose, and Budbreak are among the talented 2-year-olds that will debut during Friday’s eight-race program at Los Alamitos. Twenty-six juveniles – 18 of them fillies – will compete in one of the three races on the card. The first race for 2-year-olds is race number five headed by the fillies Fast Amanda Rose, Bookofmatches, Shez A Dashin Pyc, and One Way Woman. ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 10, 2018—A busy weekend is shaping up at Sam Houston Race Park with the final of the $95,800 Sam Houston Maiden Classic and the $20,000 Miss Houston Stakes set for Saturday evening. The Friday evening card features eight trials for the $191,900 Sam Houston Derby (G3) (see related story). Full Field Set for the $20,000 Miss Houston Stakes A quality field of accredited Texas-bred fillies and mares will run 350-yard in the ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 10, 2018—A busy weekend at Sam Houston Race Park kicks off on Friday night with trials for the $191,900 Sam Houston Derby (G3). The Friday evening card will feature eight trials for the $191,900 Sam Houston Derby (G3). An array of talented juveniles and futurity champions will begin their 3-year-old campaign in the 350-yard trials. The first trial, to be run as the third race of the card, feature two standouts: Kas Tempting, the fastest qualifier to the 2017 Sam ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 9, 2018—Joe Rios’ Suze Returns, the fastest qualifier and 2-1 morning-line favorite, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 300-yard, $269,527 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park. An Oklahoma-bred daughter of High Rate Of Return, Suze Returns was a $13,000 purchase by Rios at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 8, 2018—Paint racing’s all-time leading money earner, Painted Turnpike, makes his 2018 season debut on Friday night at Remington Park in the $20,000 Paul Harber Memorial. The three-time defending World Champion Solid Paint-bred (2015, 2016, 2017), Painted Turnpike is owned and bred in Oklahoma by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Okla. and trained by Matt Whitekiller. Regular jockey Cody Smith will be on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 7, 2018—Jack Smith Farms’ Hes Limitless, a son of Corona Cartel and a finalist in last year’s All American Futurity (G1), is one of 57 Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 400-yard $347,400 Remington Park Derby (RG3) trials at Remington Park. Trained by John Stinebaugh, Hes Limitless will be making his sophomore debut in the first of six trials. The gelding has earned $218,128 from five outs, and his resume includes a fourth-place finish, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 5, 2018—After dominating the Oatman Handicap on February 25, Jose Flores and Steve Mickaelian’s Apollitical Stone is ready to rock ‘n’ roll once again in the $18,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap at 350 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Eight races are on tap with the James Smith serving as the final event on the card. Apollitical Stone was in total control of the Oatman shortly after the start. Under a hand ride by jockey Cruz Mendez, the gelding by Apollitical Jess ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 5, 2018—A total of 189 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s Remington Park Futurity (RG2) trials at Remington Park. Eleven 330-yard heats will be contested on Friday and Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. (CDT) each night. Bella Vista Farms’ Jeaniologi, a sorrel daughter of Dominyun and a $17,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale, will be ridden by Mario ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 4, 2018—The running of the $18,000 Mini Rock Handicap for mares and the first race for 2-year-olds (see related story) of the season will highlight the eight-race program on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. First post is approximately 6 pm (PDT).a Carlos Avalos’ Designs By Dynasty and C.K. and Laurel Allen’s Strawfinders Jessee are among the top distaffers in the Mini Rock. The two talented mares faced off in the Terrific Energy Handicap on March 3 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 4, 2018—Led by Reliance Ranches LLC’s Conquering Marie, eight will be in action in the meet’s first race for 2-year-olds on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. The 300-yard dash is slated as the seventh race on the card. Trained by Mike Robbins, Conquering Marie had the fastest of 49 works on March 20 and the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 4, 2018—Ramiro J. Flores Sr.’s Patriotic Games, a graded stakes placed son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash, will make his next start in Friday’s 330-yard Sam Houston Futurity (G2) trials at Sam Houston Race Park. Patriotic Games will be stretching out in distance off of his second-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Going Noble, in the 300-yard, $238,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 3, 2018—Zee James, the fastest qualifier and 9-5 morning-line favorite, is one of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 300-yard, $396,354 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. Trained by Wes Giles for owners Robert M. Driggers and Ben Lee Ivey, Zee James made her debut with a dominating 3 3/4-length victory in the last of 11 trials on March 16. The homebred bay daughter of ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 3, 2018—Patrons who cannot attend Delta Downs' training races on Wednesday and Thursday of this week will be able to watch via "live streaming" on the internet. The two nights of non-pari-mutuel schooling races for American Quarter Horses will kick off at approximately 7:45 pm Central Time each evening. Delta Downs ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 31, 20198—As And Js, a stakes winning and graded-placed daughter of leading sire Apollitical Jess, will head a strong field of fillies tonight (Saturday) in the Grade 3 $50,000 Decketta Stakes at Remington Park. Owner-trainer Leonardo Alcala has named jockey Agustin Silva to ride the 4-year-old mare out of Oklahoma Futurity winner Adolph Tres Knockout by Tres Seis. The bay mare brings a three-race win streak into the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 28, 2018—The Parsons Family will be represented by a pair of outstanding fillies in the form of fastest qualifier Terrific Temptation and the Grade 1 stakes placed A Political Lady in the Grade 3, $183,800 La Primera Del Ano Derby on Friday at Los Alamitos. Ten fillies will be in action in the 400-yard derby, which is scheduled as the eighth and final race on the card at 10:16 p.m. First post is 7 p.m. Racing ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 27, 2018—He Be Flashy, a graded stakes placed son of champion First Moonflash, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 400-yard, $187,916 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. The second-fastest qualifier, He Be Flashy is trained by John M. Cooper for owners Jack Manning, Beth Cobb, and Diane Norwood. The gelding has banked $73,615 from ...



HOUSTON, TX—MARCH 27, 2018—The 2018 American Quarter Horse racing season gets underway at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday. The 20-day meet will continue through Saturday, May 12. Opening weekend racing action includes trials for the Sam Houston Maiden Classic on Friday night and the first stakes of the meet, the $20,000 Harris County ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2018—Curls Happy Wagon will risk her undefeated record in Saturday’s 350-yard, $218,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park. The fastest qualifier, Curls Happy Wagon made her sophomore season debut with a one-length victory in the second ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 22, 2018—Bill Hoburg’s homebred BH Lisas Boy became the first back-to-back winner of the Grade 1, $157,250 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship, formerly named just the Los Alamitos Winter Championship, when he outdueled 2016 Champion of Champions winner Zoomin For Spuds for the win on February 11. The two ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 21, 2018—The first major futurity stakes night of the season is set for Saturday, March 24 at Remington Park. The Grade 3, $371,200 Oklahoma Futurity headlines the 12-race program, featuring five stakes events total. Top qualifier Pops Tempting Wagon has been established as the Oklahoma Futurity morning-line ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—MARCH 21, 2018—Multiple stakes winners Texas Tornadoe and Cowgirl N Up will make their 3-year-old debuts in Saturday’s AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby trials at Turf Paradise. Texas Tornadoe and Cowgirl ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 20, 2018—Recent maiden winners Coco Jess Perry and CD Rowdy James are among the 100 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 300-yard West Texas Futurity (G2) trials at Sunland Park. A sorrel son of Mr Jess Perry owned by Oscar Vasquez Arenivar, Coco Jess Perry made his career debut with a wire-to-wire, three-quarter length victory in a 300-yard ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 19, 2018—Fastest qualifier Going Noble is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Wednesday’s 300-yard, $238,090 Harrah’s Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs. A homebred son of the FDD Dynasty stallion FDD Going Grand trained by Lanny Keith for Mercy Hinklin’s Horse Farm LLC, Going Noble made his debut with a ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 19, 2018—Remington Park will continue training races on Wednesday with nine more scheduled at 250 yards. The first eight races are for 2-year-olds with the first post set at 11:00 am (CDT). CLICK HERE to download a program of Wednesday's ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TUCSON, AZ--MARCH 16, 2018--Three official stakes races will highlight Rillito Park’s nine-race program on Saturday. El Moro de Cumpas Derby A full field of eight sophomores, topped by fastest qualifier Pirteville Cartel, has been entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $20,500 El Moro de Cumpas Derby. A sorrel son of the Corona Cartel stallion Flair For Dancing, Pirteville Cartel is trained by Phil Pinedo for owner Hector M. Pinedo. The Arizona-bred colt made his ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 15, 2018—Dutch Masters III’s Imaqtpie, the winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby in 2017, will make her season debut and first start since the Vandy’s Flash Handicap last June when she headlines a solid group of mares in the eighth and final race on the Sunday card at Los Alamitos.  The 300-yard main event is an $11,025 allowance event scheduled to be run at approximately 8:16 p.m. First post is 5 ...



SELMA, TX--MARCH 15, 2018--Retama Park will host 16 training races on Friday with noon (CDT) first post. Race 1 is a 4-1/2 furlong test for 3-year-old and up Thoroughbred maidens. Races 2 thru 4 will 3-year-old & up Quarter Horses maidens at 250 yards. Starting with Race 5 the San Antonio area racetrack will kick off 12 straight 2-year-old training races to be contested over 250 yards. CLICK HERE to download a program for Friday's races. Results will be posted on StallioneSearch.com as ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM--MARCH 13, 2018--A total of 101 state-bred 2-year-olds, headed by recent maiden winners RCJ Specter and CD Flash N Fame, has been entered in Friday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. RCJ Specter is a chestnut daughter of Jesse James Jr trained by Wes Giles for owner Steven W. Wilson. A $4,200 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--MARCH 13, 2018--A six-figure Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale Graduate will head Remington Park schooling races on Wednesday. Race 1 thru 11 are scheduled for 2-year-olds. ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA--MARCH 12, 2018--An exceptional afternoon of racing is on tap Saturday at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. The card gets underway at 1:00 p.m. (Central) with the $15,000 Streakin La Jolla, the $87,506 Mardi Gras Derby and a record purse of $310,466 set for this year's Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2). Quick To Flirt Installed as the Favorite in the $310,466 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) Fourteen trials for the $310,466 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA--MARCH 9, 2018--Something has to give in the second of three trials to the Grade 3, $235,200 El Primero Del Ano Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. On one hand, there is Keith Nellesen's AQHA Racing champion KVN Corona making his 2018 debut while putting his perfect six-for-six record on the line. Then, there is also Fortuna Properties, Inc's Ditto Head, who is unbeaten in stakes trials during his racing career. It should make for a great race, as one of these flawless marks will likely come to an end on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA--MARCH 7, 2018--Los Alamitos Race Course had the good fortune of being home to an exceptional group of freshman fillies in 2017. J Fire Up was at the head of this class, and at season's end she was named PCQHRA Horse of the Year, AQHA champion 2-year-old and AQHA champion 2-year-old filly. In addition to J Fire Up, this division also featured Wild West Futurity winner Moonie Blues, Grade 1 Golden State Million ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 7, 2018--The second night of the 2018 American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park features important qualifying trials for the Grade 3 Oklahoma Futurity. Eligible 2-year-olds will compete in the 300-yard trials with the fastest 10 moving on to the lucrative final. A total of 105 will compete in the trials, beginning at 4pm-Central. All of those entered will be making their career pari-mutuel debuts. A majority of the trial competitors have been involved ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-MARCH 1, 2018-- A program of 12 races, featuring two stakes events and full fields, has been compiled for the 2018 Opening Night of the American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park. A total of 119 horses will compete, a per race average of 9.92, over the dozen events with only the Grade 2, $50,000 Eastex Stakes not carrying a full allotment of 10 starters. The Eastex drew nine to contend the 350-yard test. The ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM--MARCH 6, 2018--Imperial Eagle, a 4-year-old son of One Famous Eagle campaigned by Christina D. Robinson, drew post 4 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $102,428 West Texas Maturity (G3) at Sunland Park. Imperial Eagle is the leading earner in the 10-horse field, as the gray gelding has earned $1,815,387 from 17 starts, and his nine wins include a neck victory in ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--MARCH 5, 2018--A number of five-figure summer sale yearlings are set to compete during two-days of training races for 2-year-olds at Remington Park this week. The Oklahoma City racetrack will host seven races each day (12 total for 2-year-olds) on Wednesday and Thursday. First post is at 11:00 am (CST) each day. All races are contested at the 250 yards distance. One of Wednesday's expected high-lights will be Race ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM--MARCH 5, 2018--Believe Me Irene, a Grade 1-placed daughter of Valiant Hero owned by Diamond Racing Stables LLC, is among the 62 sophomores entered in Friday’s 400-yard West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park. Believe Me Irene will be making her first start since December 31, when the Arizona-bred filly ran second, a neck behind winner Despain GL, in ...



SELMA, TX-MARCH 2, 2018--Retama Park will host 17 schooling races on Friday. Races 4 through 17 have been designated for 2-year-olds. First post is set for noon Friday at the Selma, Texas racetrack. Race 1 will feature maiden 3-year-old & up maiden Thoroughbreds going 4 ½ furlongs. Race 2 and 3 is for Quarter Horse 3-year-old & Up maidens. All Quarter Horses will contested at the 250 yard distance. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM--MARCH 1, 2018--Twelve New Mexico-bred sprinters, headed by 129-pound high weight Major Bites, have been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park. A 5-year-old son of Jesse James Jr trained by Jesus Carrete for owner Israel Bordier, Major Bites will be shortening in distance off of his convincing 2 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA--MARCH 1, 2018--After beating eight tough distaffers in the Denim N Diamonds Handicap on February 17, Strawfinders Jessee is ready to do it again when she takes on eight new and mostly younger rivals in the $18,000 Terrific Energy Overnight Handicap on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

The Terrific Energy is the ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA--FEBRUARY 26, 2018--A total of 63 juveniles, all of whom will be making their first career starts, has been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) trials at Louisiana Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday’s seven heats will meet in the $75,000-added Harrah’s ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA--FEBRUARY 25, 2018--Graded stakes finalists Apollitical Stone and Seems Even Better will headline a highly competitive group of sophomores in the $15,000 Oatman Handicap at 400 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Oatman will be the eighth and final race on the card with first post set for approximately 6 p.m. Jose Flores and Steve Mickaelian's Apollitical Stone looks like the key horse in the Oatman. The richest horse ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--FEBRUARY 25, 2018--Due to winter weather postponements last week, Remington Park will host four days of training races for 2-year-olds this week. On Monday and Tuesday the Oklahoma City racetrack will make two days of training that was scheduled for last Wednesday (02/21) and Thursday (02/22). Below are links to ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA--FEBRUARY 23, 2018--Thirty state-bred sophomores, headed by Rosalio Espinoza’s JRS Taylors Runnaway, have been entered in Sunday’s 400-yard Mardi Gras Derby (R) trials at Louisiana Downs. A sorrel son of Sir Runaway Dash trained by Martin Trejo, JRS Taylors ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA--FEBRUARY 20, 2018--Harrah's Louisiana Downs will host a huge day of racing on Saturday. Post time has been moved up to 11:30 am for the fifteen races of the day, beginning with the 13th running of the $25,000 Mr Jess Perry (see related story). Following the Mr Jess Perry, Louisiana Downs will run 14 trials for the $310,466 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2). The first ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA--FEBRUARY 20, 2018--A field of ten accredited Louisiana-breds will compete in Saturday's $25,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. The 350-yard feature will be run as the first race of the card, at 11:30 am. Joel Galindo's Scoopies Leaving You ran second in last year's Mr Jess Perry and comes into ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--FEBRUARY 18, 2018--Remington Park has carded another two days of training races this week (Wednesday and Thursday) in anticipation of opening their 2018 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season Friday, March 9. Trials for the 77th running of the Grade 3 Oklahoma Futurity will be contested Saturday, March 10 and the $450,000 final will be run back on Saturday, March 24. The Oklahoma Futurity is the oldest ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA-FEBRUARY 16, 2018- Following impressive daylight trial wins and the top two fastest qualifying times, Leslie Braker and Todd Williams' RF Might Be A Hero and EG High Desert Farms' Fiery Colt get top billing when 10 sophomores compete in the $107,500 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes at 350 yards on Sunday night. First post for the eight-race program is 5:16 p.m. with the Maiden Stakes being the final race of the evening. RF ...



SELMA, TX--FEBRUARY 15, 2018--Retama Park will host their second day of training races on Friday. The Selma racetrack will card 13 races, 12 for 2-year-olds Quarter Horses and one of 3-yaer-old Quarter Horse maidens at 250 yards each. The first race will be a 4 ½ furlong sprint of 3-year-old and up maiden Thoroughbreds. First post is set for noon (CST). A number of summer sale yearlings are entered for Friday including $51,000 ...