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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 19, 2019—Owned and bred by J. Francisco Diaz and trained by his son, Lindolfo, the Favorite Cartel gelding Chayito Cartel finished as the star of the night from the five races for 2-year-olds contested at Los Alamitos Race Course on Friday night. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 19, 2019—The outstanding broodmare Terrific Energy was well represented during morning workouts at Los Alamitos Race Course, as three of her foals posted 220-yard gate drills on Thursday. Her babies included the Separate Interest filly Tea Pod, who posted the morning’s co-fastest work of :12.20, the Walk Thru Fire ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 18, 2019—Trainer Sammy Valdivia gives jockey Juan Pulido a leg up on Cartel Bug at Remington Park and for the second time in a row in 2019, this was the winning formula, Thursday night in the feature race at Remington Park. Cartel Bug, a 4-year-old gelded son of This Cartel is Cold, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Shays Luvbug, has been unbeatable since being laid off from July 18, 2018, when he last raced at Fair Meadows in Tulsa. Owned by Joel Pierce of Sallisaw, Okla., Cartel Bug got up by the shortest of noses over 4-5 wagering favorite Walk Off, who had won both of ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 14, 2019—In the feature Quarter Horse race of the Sunday card at Turf Paradise, Unrestrained overcame a fractious start to prevail by a half-length in the $36,575 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby.

Jake Samuels guided the 3-year-old gelding to victory in the 350-yard final in 17.673, earning a 97 speed index.

Unrestrained ($6.60) was the fastest qualifier to the final from three trials on March 31 with a time of 17.546.

Unrestrained is trained by Jesus Olivas and is owned by Cristina Salas. He was bred ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 14, 2019—One horse had qualified for last year’s $3 million All American Futurity and another horse had run second in the $750,000 Ruidoso Derby in 2018, but in the end, it was a horse that had never even run in stakes company that prevailed in Sunday’s featured allowance race at Remington Park – Our Lady Wagon. It ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 14, 2019—There's a lot to like when it comes to the 2-year-old fillies Fuego De Pithia and Carolina Corona, the owners of the morning's best :12.3 drills on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. Trained by Juan Aleman, Fuego De Pithia was quick into her stride and fired nicely despite drifting inward while brushing ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 13, 2019— Sam Houston Race Park hosted 15 trials for the richest race of the 2019 Quarter Horse Meeting, the $459,700 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). The fifth trial of the card produced the fastest qualifier when Trump My Record returned to the winner's circle with an impressive gate-to-wire victory under rider Eddie Sanchez, covering 330 yards in :16.566 seconds. The track was fast and he earned a 103 speed index assisted by a 10 mph tail wind. Bed in Texas by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP, the son of first-crop sire Apollitical Blood out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Breck N Records is owned by Cruz E. Nava and trained by his ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 13, 2019— Colby James was the top qualifier for the $393,180 New Mexican Spring Futurity(RG2) following 11 trials on Saturday at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The two-year-old New Mexico-bred son of Jesses James Jr won the first heat in a fast :15.136 seconds. The debut winner was ridden by Alan Hernandez for trainer Rodolfo Valles. Colby James earned a 95 speed index. Out of the Blushing Bug mare Sandy June Bug, Colby James was the first of seven qualifiers bred by MJ Farms. Stallion's standing at the Veguita, New Mexico farm sired nine of the 10 New ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 13, 2019—Dan J. Wilson's Run Raging Rhino Run was more gazelle than rhino at the start of the $20,000 Wheatland Handicap, a move that helped him establish a two length early advantage on the way to a neck victory in the 870-yard test on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. With jockey Minor Arana hustling the ...



OGDEN, UT—APRIL 13, 2019—Trials filled the card on opening day at Weber Downs on Saturday; the track hosted five trials for the $33,800 Jake Kapp Maiden Frolic, then eight trials for the $54,100 Golden Spike Futurity.

In the fourth of eight trials for the 2019 edition of the Golden Spike Futurity, Pitchforks Panther and jockey Carlos Guillen Chacon became the fastest qualifier with a time of 15.822 and an 89 speed index.

The winning duo finished nearly a length in front of second-place finisher Valentina Relentless, who was the fifth fastest qualifier in 15.919.

Pitchforks Panther is trained by Roberto Treto and is a ...



OGDEN, UT—APRIL 13, 2019—With chariot racing over for the season, flat racing returned to Weber Downs with trials for the $33,800 Jake Kapp Maiden Frolic (not black-type) on Saturday afternoon. The trials were open to 3-year-olds and up who were maidens as of January 1, 2019.

Five trials determined the ten fastest qualifiers for the ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 12, 2019—One Corona Eagle was the top qualifier for the $324,300 West Texas Futurity following 12 trials heats at 300 yards at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Friday. The two-year-old gelded son of leading sire One Famous Eagle took charge early in the 8th trial heat and held off Apollitical J Wild to win by three-quarter lengths in a time of :15.076 seconds. The precocious runner is owned by Gene Bradley and Tod Bradley of Dimmitt, Texas. AQHA past-president Johnny Trotter bred the $70,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate in Texas from the Corona Cartel mare Little Rebas Corona. Return of Brown Eyes, a full ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 12, 2019—In just her second start this season multiple graded winner Eysa Jess Jumpn dominated seven trials Friday night for the Grade 3 $167,500 Sam Houston Derby. Making her first start outside Louisiana, the daughter of leading sire Heza Fast Dash proved she could compete in ...



DTL Samureye Upsets Three-Time World Champion Painted Turnpike In Paul Harber Memorial At Remington Park OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—For the first time in Painted Turnpike's storied history as three-time world champion Paint and in 30 lifetime races, he failed to finish in the top two Friday night in the $26,100 Paul Harber Memorial ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—Trainers Matt Whitekiller and Dee Keener qualified half the horses Friday night in trials for the 10-Paint-horse final of the Grade 1, $129,490 American Paint Classic Futurity set to run on Saturday, April 27. Whitekiller qualified two Paints and Keener three with Whitekiller’s Southern Electric being the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 12, 2019—Just like in 2018, the first two races for 2-year-olds of the current Quarter Horse meet at Los Alamitos went to horses owned by Reliance Ranches LLC and trained by Mike Robbins. The Oklahoma-based operation won the season's first two races for juveniles here on Friday night after Dreams Divine and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 12, 2019—Reliance Ranches had two more standout youngsters work on Thursday, April 11 when the Utah-bred colt Needs No Intro and the Oklahoma-bred colt Old Blue Shirt covered 220-yards evenly in a time of :12.30 - the co-fastest times of the morning. Trained by Mike Robbins, Needs No Intro is by the great ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 12, 2019—Trainer Juan Aleman worked several of his top prospects on Tuesday, April 9 at Los Alamitos headed by CC Varsity Jacket, a half-brother to 2018 All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess. Bred by Danny J. Miller and owned by JGA Racing Stables, Inc., CC Varsity Jacket worked 220 yards from the inside post against the Kiddy Up colt Leonel Bugatti. The Aleman-trained colts hit the wire in unison in :12.3 with CC Varsity Jacket breaking alertly and then being urged left handed at the midway point. Meanwhile, Leonel Bugatti was solid throughout and galloped out nicely. Sired by Hes Relentless, CC Varsity ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—In five career starts before Thursday night, Legendari, a 3-year-old filly out of trainer Ed Hardy’s barn, had never faced allowance horses. She had raced against maidens twice and then been in tough futurity trials her other three tries. The drop in class was all she needed as she beat a field of allowance non-winners of two races lifetime at 31-1 odds. She was completely ignored despite having run against much tougher futurity trial horses at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas; Retama Park near San Antonio, and at Remington Park in 2018. Legendari, a 3-year-old daughter of Corona Cartel, out of the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 6, 2019—Barry and Janice Sather's Singles Cruise was a three-time stakes winner in Canada in 2018. She's now a stakes winner at Los Alamitos as well after outdueling Valentin Zamudio's Callender by a nose to post an upset victory in the $20,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Carlos Huerta for trainer Paul Jones, Singles Cruise broke sharply from post number seven and took the lead shortly after the start. Callender came flying to her inside, but Singles Cruise did not back down on the way to recording her fourth stakes victory and seventh in 13 career starts. A 12-1 longshot ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 7, 2019—When last seen, the 2018 Grade 1, $3 million All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess was breaking dead last in the Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park on Nov. 10, 2018, running a disappointing sixth. Trainer Trey Wood felt good about his barn superstar bouncing back in his debut as a 3-year-old in the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby(RG3) trials on Sunday for owner Bill Robbins of San Jose, Calif. Apocalyptical Jess, a son of Apollitical Jess, out of the Holland Ease mare Cassandra Crest, might have brought on some frowns on that cold ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 6, 2019—Five different trainers and five different jockeys filled out the field for the final of the Restricted Grade 1, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity by qualifying five more 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred American Quarter Horses in the trials Saturday. The fastest qualifier on Saturday was Uptowne Babe, who got to the ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 6, 2019—In her third start this season, Wahene Version (6-1) was speed all the way under jockey Edgar Martinez to defeat post-time favorite, the multiple stakes winner Woodys Copy Cat by half-a-length in the $85,000 Sunburst Stakes(RG3) Saturday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. First Theory V finished ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 6, 2019—With the first races for 2-year-old Quarter Horses just around the corner at Los Alamitos Race Course, here’s a brief look at the headliners from the morning of workouts on Saturday, April 6. As always, videos of all gate works are available for review at ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 6 2019—Favorite Latin Lover posted the fastest time on Saturday for the Desert Classic Futurity at Turf Paradise, however trainer Matthew Fales saddled five of 10 fastest qualifiers from second thru sixth. Making his first career start for owner-trainer Armando Castellanos Favorite Latin Lover bumped early under jockey ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 6, 2019—With the first races for 2-year-old Quarter Horses just around the corner at Los Alamitos Race Course, let's continue to look at some of the juveniles that have caught the eye during morning workouts from March 28 through April 4 at the Orange County straightaway. As always, all gate works are available for ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 5, 2019—Leading rider James Flores will have a decision to make when the Restricted Grade 1, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity is run on Saturday, April 20; he qualified the two fastest 2-year-old Quarter Horses from Friday’s trials at Remington Park. A total of five qualified from the 330-yard heats on Friday. They will join another five qualifiers from trials held Saturday night. The speedy 2-year-old Lota Shakin Goin On, a gelded son of leading third-crop sire Lota Pyc, out of the Corona Caliente mare DM Hot Hot Hot, was the quickest at 330 yards in the trials, stopping the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 4, 2019—Admiral Sting became the first multiple stakes winner at Remington Park during this meet, winning the Restricted Grade 2, $68,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes on Thursday night. It was the second time this meet that jockey Jimmy Brooks and trainer Eddie Willis were interviewed after such a victory with Admiral Sting taking his picture in the winner's circle. The 4-year-old horse by Apollitical Jess, out of the Strawfly Special mare Sting Scorpion Sting, won the $68,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes on opening night at 250 yards and ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 4, 2019—In the Grade 2 $60,400 Pauls Valley Stakes, Ms Esther wasn't afraid of her first try in stakes company and she wasn't afraid of trying to win against stakes horses at 870 yards from the 7-hole. This 5-year-old mare didn't try hook races until owner-trainer Jordan Baumann of Sallisaw got her into his barn. She ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 4, 2019—Originally set for 11am this morning (Thursday), Delta Downs pushed an eight-race 220 yard training card for 2-year-old colts and geldings to 5pm due to inclement weather. Bye The Man In Black, a $7,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Graduate, under jockey Jose Ariel Rodriguez, posted the fastest clocking of :12.094 seconds ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 3, 2019—AQHA Racing Champion Trainer Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. saddled four winners at Delta Downs Wednesday on an eight-race 220 yards training card for fillies that included the two fastest of the day. Roberts sent out $41,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate Lifeinthefastlane in Race 6 for owners Jason Richard and Michael J. Leblanc. Ridden by jockey David Alvarez the Jess Louisiana Blue filly daylighted her field by two-lengths while posting the top mark of :12.057 seconds, from the 50 fillies who participated today. Sold in the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale in the Running ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 31, 2019— Chris O'Dell completed a sweep of the first three derbies held at Los Alamitos in 2019 after Rosenthal Ranch LLC's Powerful Favorite racked up his major win of the meet after outdueling Dunn Ranch's Apollitical Pence in the Grade III, $211,000 El Primero Del Año Derby on Sunday night. It was the second derby win of the year for Powerful Favorite following his daylight victory in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on February 9. O'Dell also won the La Primera Del Año Derby on Saturday night after Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Terrific First Down ...



PHOENIX, AZ—MARCH 31, 2019—Ridden by jockey Jake Samuels, Unrestrained out-finished stakes winner First Lady Perry by half-a-length to post the fastest qualifying time for the AQRA President's Open Spring Derby Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trials contested on Sunday, will return to Turf Paradise ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 28, 2019—In his 2019 debut, Preyn Onthe Mountain ran a tight second to last year’s winner of the $846,000 Remington Park Futurity, Lyndder 16. It seemed a foregone conclusion that Preyn Onthe Mountain would find the winner’s circle next time out. Guess again. That next time was Sunday at Remington Park. Eagle Deluxe, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 30, 2019—The Parsons family won the La Primera Del Año Derby for the second year in a row after even money favorite Terrific First Down cruised to a length victory in the 400-yard race on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Owned and bred by the Parsons Family Limited Partnership and trained by Chris O'Dell, Terrific First Down broke sharply from post number seven with Eduardo Nicasio up and eventually took the lead over J. Garvan Kelly, Nancy Yearsley and Lloyd Yother's Symbol Of Faith. The two talented fillies separated themselves from the rest of the field with ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 30, 2019—Leading trainer Eddie Willis padded his lead in the standings by taking the feature race at Remington Park on Saturday night with Southern Belle BP hitting the wire a half-length in front. The 3-year-old filly by First Down Dash, out of the Southern Cartel mare BP Shes Southern, sprinted to the finish line first, covering 350 yards in 17.592 seconds over a fast track, for a speed index of 87. Sent off at 7-1 odds, jockey Jimmy Brooks put the pedal to the metal on Southern Belle BP from the git-go, breaking on top and holding off 9-2 third choice in the betting, A Prize Wagon. Ms Perry Cartel (13-1 odds) ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 29, 2019—Ed Allred's millionaire sprinter He Looks Hot, already an AQHA Supreme Race Course, added to his impressive resume by scoring his 11th career victory while holding off Katies Easy Moves to win the $35,000 Moonist Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Vinnie Bednar for trainer Scott Willoughby, He ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 29, 2019—New News, under jockey J.R. Ramirez, blew the field away in the first of nine trials at Sunland Park Friday for the Grade 3 $210,775 West Texas Derby, setting the fastest qualifying time from 87 three-year-old Quarter horses who participated. The 10 fastest qualifiers from today's trials will return to ...



Trainer Sammy Valdivia, Jockey Juan Pulido Remain In Top Three In RP Standings After Vf Adreneline Rush Wins Feature OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 28, 2019—Trainer Sammy Valdivia and jockey Juan Pulido continued their excellent race meet this spring at Remington Park with a win in the feature race with 4-year-old gelding Vf Adreneline Rush. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 29, 2019—An outstanding array of 2-year-old Quarter Horses have been posting sharp 220-yard workouts recently at Los Alamitos. Here's a look at several of these runners with quick drills from March 19 to 26. On March 19, the Paul Jones-trained filly Scoop There It Is worked in :12.4 from the outside post while ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 28, 2019—The cream rose to the top in the feature race Thursday night at Remington Park as leading trainer Eddie Willis sent out the winner, a horse appropriately named Money All Day. The fans took the name of the 3-year-old gelding to heart as they bet him down to 3-5 odds from the morning line of 4-1. Willis ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Jockey James Flores was in the winner’s circle this weekend almost as much as the track photographer, winning Sunday’s feature race at Remington Park with Splendid Cause for his eighth victory in two days. Flores won six races on Saturday night, including four stakes races, and two more on Sunday to make him the hottest thing going since March Madness. Splendid Cause, a 4-year-old mare by Apollitical Jess, out of the Tres Seis mare Answer The Dream, won a $29,650 allowance race for fillies and mares, ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—EC Revenge's owner Elizabeth Logan of Haskell, Okla., must not have wanted to rush into the business of owning racehorses. The 92-year-old won the Grade 2, $396,650 Oklahoma Futurity for 2-year-old American Quarter Horses on Saturday night at Remington Park. "It took me to 92 years old to do something like ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Jess Proved Youwrong got off to a tough start in the Grade 3, $255,750 Oklahoma Derby on Saturday night at Remington Park, getting squeezed by rivals at the start. Jockey James Flores managed to get her rolling and after being ninth early, finally got her in gear and what a gear it was as the 3-year-old filly ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019— Political Attraction won the Grade 2, $60,420 Eastex Stakes on Saturday at Remington Park for owner Rogelio Marquez Jr. and Kathy Robinson of Claremore, Okla. The 4-year-old gelding rallied along the rail to win by three-quarters of a length over Mi Amor Secreto. Trained by Rick Robinson and ridden to ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Curls Happy Wagon found more energy as the Grade 3, $63,750 Decketta Stakes continued Saturday at Remington Park, gaining the lead midway and then pulling away to win by a length. Owned by Michael Pohl and Martin Stacy of Irving, Texas, Curls Happy Wagon is trained by Stacy Charette-Hill and was ridden by ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—The $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile was won by FMM Rocking Cartel at longshot odds of 23-1 on Saturday, March 23 at Remington Park. Owned and bred in Texas by Rancho El Porvenir of Joshua, Texas, FMM Rocking Cartel is trained by Roberto Duenes and was ridden by Gaspar Garcia. The 2-year-old gelding handled 300 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019— DTL Chasin Tale was a full length behind the front-runner in the Grade 1, $162,028 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Futurity on Saturday night at Remington Park with only 100 yards to go. He found a tremendous burst of speed to get to the wire first by a neck to capture victory. This 2-year-old Paint gelding, ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Bullet Bonnie pulled the upset at 20-1 odds Saturday at Remington Park to win the Grade 1, $61,100 Speedhorse Graham Paint and Appaloosa Derby. The 3-year-old filly won by a neck over Memories Of Lil Hero. Owned by Dee Keener and Steve Wright, of Inola, Okla., and trained by Keener, Bullet Bonnie was ridden ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 22, 2019—Coming into weekend three of the American Quarter Horse, Paints & Appaloosa meet at Remington Park, the jockeys and trainers races in the standings had been wide open, but after two nights of racing, nine-time champion conditioner Eddie Willis and jockey Jimmy Brooks have had, they are solidly on top. Willis has had six winners the past two nights and Brooks rode for him on four of those. Willis was behind Dee Keener and Sammy Valdivia until Thursday night, but passed them like a Quarter Horse in full stride going into the weekend. Willis is in front with 13 wins on the season while Keener and ...