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CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 4, 2017—Hardtoget, under jockey James Flores, jumped out to quick lead then held off Ja Big Bad Gol to win the $37,500 Jerry Jaggars Memorial Stakes Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Gronkowski finished another 1-¼ lengths back in third. Saddled by trainer John Werghorst, Hardtoget raced over the 350 yards in :17.449 seconds, a 98-speed index, to pick up the winner's purse of $22,230. Owned by Louis Malachek, III, the 4-year-olds daughter of multiple stakes sire Foose, has compiled a (14) 6-2-2 record and banked $72,555. Jim and Marilyn Helzer bred the bay ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 4 2017—B and G Fast Dash entered the $30,000 Races and Aces Stakes on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs winless in four lifetime starts at the racetrack. The Kenny Roberts-trained gelding got that elusive first Evangeline Downs win by withstanding a late challenge from the 2016 winner, I’m Mighty Fast, to win in a ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Defending champion Rc Me Leaving You bobbled the start under jockey Rodrigo Vallejo but still had enough to catch Dm La Jolla by a neck to win his second consecutive $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (RG3) at Lone Star Park on Saturday. Kid Can Dash finished half-a-length back in third. The 5-year-old ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2017—Jim Walker’s Zoomin For Spuds enjoyed his first victory since the 2016 Champion of Champions after holding off Firing Tools by a nose in the $12,300 allowance feature at 350 yards Saturday at Los Alamitos. Zoomin For Spuds had a sensational campaign in 2016, as he won six stakes races headed by the Grade 1 ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 1, 2017—La Mos Corona (10-1) stepped from an optional claiming victory on August 26th to defeat Rcv Sheza Classydash by three-quarter in the $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Wednesday evening at Evangeline Downs. La Mos Corona had to withstand a stout challenge from Rcv Sheza Classydash, who broke well from the outside post in the field of eight, but had to settle for second. Sassy Chic 3341, a 17-1 longshot, managed to overcome a mediocre start and closed smartly to finish third. The even-money favorite, Punctuality, did not take a liking to the sloppy track and finished fourth. Ridden by jockey Floriberto ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 1, 2017—Bill Absher and Leland Decker’s Chowchilla Chickadee has been one of the most impressive juveniles at Los Alamitos in 2017. The Foose filly out of the Buzz Word mare Buzz Chick is now a perfect three for three in her career with each win better than her last. Ridden ...



PORTLAND OR—OCTOBER 30, 2017—L Bar D Razle Dazle, under jockey Jake Samuels, bumped at the start then drew off to defeat One For The Brothers by one-length in the $31,550 Far West Futurity this afternoon (Monday) at Portland Meadows. Morning Brew finished a nose back for third. Trainer Hector Magallanes saddled the 1-2 finishers in the 350-yard event for 2-year-old Quarter Horses. L Bar D Razle Dazle, a son of Ragazzo, races for owners Tryn Espelien and Hernan Torres. Bred in Oregon by Darrel and Linda Sanders, L Bar D Razle Dazle came to Portland Meadows as a maiden from four previous starts but got his first win in the October ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Only a neck separated fastest qualifier A Passion For Flashin and He Be Flashing at the wire in Sunday's Zia Park New Mexico Cup Day top Quarter Horse race, the $306,841 New Mexico Cup Futurity(RG2). The pair of New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds are by leading sire First Moonflash. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, A Passion For Flashn completed the 400 yards in :19.848 seconds into a 10-mph headwind to pocket the winner's purse worth $147,284. Trainer Martin Orona Sr. conditions the brown colt for winning owner RC Racing LLC. Bred by JMH Racing LLC, A Passion For ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Under jockey Felipe Garcia-Luna, 20-to-1 shot Yudes Jess Dashin rallied to defeat Princess Jessie Jane by half-a-length in the $219,817 New Mexico Cup Quarter Horse Derby(RG2) at Zia Park Sunday. Posttime favorite and fastest qualifier Magnifico Dragon gave way late and finished in a dead-heat for third with ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Major Bites and Tag Yur It each handily won undercard stakes on Sunday's New Mexico Day card at Zia Park. A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses were entered. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- exceeded $2 million. Major Bites Gets Scores in Namehimastreaker New Mexico Cup QH Championship At 11-to-1 Major Bites scored his first ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Lisa Anderson’s homebred Moonie Blues took advantage of a perfect start to daylight the field in the $129,100 Wild West Futurity while 2-5 favorite Yanque got bumped hard right out of the gate, was pushed into foes, and essentially got eliminated from contention at that point in the 350-yard race on Sunday at ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Jazzy Icon put in a game effort under jockey Jorge Bourdieu to defeat fastest qualifier and posttime favorite Dominate This by three-quarters in the $46,740 AQRA President's Open Fall Futurity at Turf Paradise Sunday afternoon. Skinny Kyni finished another three-quarters back for third. Saddled by trainer Matthew Fales, Jazzy Icon rolled over the 350 yards in :17.816 seconds, a 92-speed index into a 10-mph crosswind. It was the first win five career starts for the Martha Wells homebred son of leading second-crop sire Texas Icon. Out of the Bono Jazz mare ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Second-crop sire Texas Icon sire 1-2 finishers Texas Tornadoe and Tanyah Tucker in the $23,655 AQRA Futurity Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Ridden by jockey Andres Osuna, Texas Tornadoe drew off from Tanyah Tucker to win by 1-¾ lengths. The brown filly completed ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Staring off a third-place effort in the Valley Junction Futurity on October 14th, Pv Queen Bee Candy won handily under jockey Omar Reyes Sunday afternoon while setting the fastest qualifying time for the $186,892 Mystery Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Northeastern ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 28, 2017—Dtl Samureye exchanged bumps early under jockey Jesse Levario then drove to a 1-¾ length win over Ojo Por Ojo in the $52,000 Grade 1 Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity contested Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Posttime favorite Apollos Second Sign finished a nose back for third. Saturday's win was the second in six starts for the son of Sf Royal Quick Flash owned by Almada Racing and conditioned by Alonso Neri. The Oklahoma-bred 2-year-old completed the 400 yards in :19.918 seconds, a 91-speed index over a fast racetrack. Bred by Dean and Tonya Lester, Dtl Samureye picked up ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 28, 2017—Coming off a sixth-place effort, following an awkward start in the $180,000 Grade 3 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship at Prairie Meadows October 14, Jc Wild Rose was a game winner over As And Js in the first of two trials Saturday for the $66,228 Mystery Derby at Will Rogers Downs. Ridden by jockey Mario ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 28, 2017—In her first official start, La Manzanita Sweet drove to a three-quarter length win and the top qualifying time for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) Saturday afternoon at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races, will return to Turf Paradise Saturday, November 11th to vie ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2017—Vincent Treyes’ Duck Dash N Go has a knack for delivering big efforts at Los Alamitos Race Course. The filly by Coronas Fast Dash has won two races and has finished in the money in four of her last five starts at the Orange County track. Her most recent big effort at Los Alamitos came on Friday night when the Monty Arrossa-trained filly won the $15,000 Rebs Little Lulu Handicap by ¾ lengths over Sunbeamssecretbeauty at 350 yards. The Bobby Cox-bred runner came into the Rebs Little Lulu after finishing sixth to Kiddy Up Cowgirl in the PCQHRA Breeders Derby. ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 27, 2017—Dg Tempter won with authority as he raced to his third consecutive win while posting the fastest qualifying time for the $282,552 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship Friday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. The first of three qualifiers ridden by jockey Mario Delgado, Dg Tempter won by two-lengths while completing the 440 yards in :22.024 seconds into a 15-mph crosswind to set the day's top mark. Trainer Hipolito Michel-Valverde saddled the son of champion sire Tempting Dash for owner/breeders Richard and Genevieve Herrman. The Colorado-bred has compiled a ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 22, 2017—Darling Farms, Jaime Gomez, and Ernesto Solis’ J Fire Up looked as good as ever in her first outing since winning the $390,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity on July 29 after posting a 1-¾ length win in the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 1, $938,850 Golden State Million Futurity Sunday at Los Alamitos. ...



ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, ALB—OCTOBER 22, 2017—Honor The Fast Man drifted in under jockey Martin Ortiz but held late to defeat Dashin By All by a head in the $19,784(US) Canada Quarter Horse Cup Derby Sunday afternoon at Century Downs. North Pine Special finished half-a-length back for third. An Alberta homebred owned-trained and bred by Tom ...



ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, ALB—OCTOBER 22, 2017—Multiple stakes winner Crusinfourabrusin picked up his fourth consecutive win on Sunday when he defeated Toughie by a neck in the $12,712(US) Century Downs Cup Classic. Go Jessin Beaver finished three-quarters back in third. Janice Sather saddled the Alberta homebred for herself and Barry Sather. The ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 21, 2017—It was an exciting night of racing as 100 2-yr-olds, split into 10 trial races, gave it their all tonight. Each competing for a time fast enough to earn a place in the starting gate for the 25th running of the Grade 1, $873,616 Texas Classic Futurity to be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Lone Star Park. Fastest qualifier, Legacy Eagle, won the seventh trial, clocking the 400-yard race in :19.698 on a fast track. The gelded son of One Famous Eagle, out A Delightful Legacy by First Down Dash, is owned by partners Johnny Trotter & Randy ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 20, 2017—Darling Farms and Jaime Gomez’s LD Is Back has posted some eye-catching efforts this year. There was his maiden win on July 1 when he surged to a half-length victory after a slow start and also his runaway stakes victory in the Jens List Memorial Stakes on July 29. He also showed his powerful late kick on ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 21, 2017—After just barely making the cut to compete in the final, LF Curly proved she was a legitimate contender as she rallied home the winner in the ninth running of the $188,200 Miss Roxie Little Futurity at Indiana Grand Saturday. The two-year-old filly stunned the field of nine to fend off Be Afraid and Alonso Rivera at the finish for the win, the first of her career. Starting from post six, LF Curly had no issues getting out of the starting gate and had a straight path during the 350-yard dash. The daughter of One Famous Versace had a nose in front early and was being pursued strongly by Be ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 21, 2017—Trainer Larry Sharp had a lot to cheer about in the final strides of the 21st running of the $134,400 Governor’s Stake. He saddled three for the final and two of them were battling it out in the final strides for the win. BS Special was able to fend off La Vencedora right at the wire for the mild upset, ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 21, 2017—Apollitical Man and James Flores were on a mission from the start and led the field of talented older horses from gate to wire to win the fifth running of the $85,480 Indiana Championship at Indiana Grand Saturday. The race was one of five stakes races on the card to polish off the final all-Quarter Horse ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 21, 2017—Tommy The Train proved how tough he really is in the 21st running of the $120,120 QHRAI Derby at Indiana Grand Saturday night. The three-year-old son of Freighttrain B didn’t have a perfect journey but was able to put together a trip that brought home the win, his ...



ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, ALB—OCTOBER 21, 2017—Ridden by jockey Ricardo Moreno, True Copy surged in the final yards to defeat Honeys Pop A Tac in the $60,372(US) Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity Saturday afternoon at Century Downs. Knotty Knita finished a neck back in third. Trainer William Leech saddled True Copy to her fifth win six starts for owner Charles G. Stojan. The gray filly completed the 400 yards in :20.042 seconds, a 103-speed index into an 8-mph crosswind. Bred in California by Edward C. Allred, the daughter of multiple stakes sire Tr Dasher picked up $27,167(US) to roll her ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 21, 2017—For owner and breeder C.W. Mullenix, racing in Indiana has been an investment that dates back to 1987. He brought the stallion Born Runner to the state from Oklahoma that year, which changed the landscape of Quarter Horse racing in the Hoosier State. Thirty years later, Mullenix continues to invest in the ...



ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, ALB—OCTOBER 21, 2017—Multiple stakes winner Free Thoughts was away alertly then held to defeat Big Hoss Rollin by 1-½ lengths in the $12,831(US) Century Downs 770 Stakes Saturday afternoon. Ridden by jockey Ricardo Moreno the 6-year-old son of multiple stakes sire Stel Corona ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 20, 2017—Duponte did tonight exactly what he has all year, impress in his trial race. The son of American Runaway out of Havannah Goodtime by Ivory James, has won every trial race entered in 2017, but has yet to win a final. Hopefully he can change the outcome this time. He and nine others will hook up in the Grade 1, $384,355.45 Texas Classic Derby on Saturday, November 11. Duponte was ridden to victory by Rodrigo Vallejo in the second trial (Race 5). He was the fastest qualifier clocking the 440 yards in :21.466 into a 13-mph headwind on a fast track. ...



PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 16, 2017—Diva Has It, a daughter of leading third-crop sire One Sweet Jess, defeated One For The Brothers by half-a-length Monday to set the fastest qualifying time for the Far West Futurity at Portland Meadows. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the three trial races, will return to the Portland, Oregon racetrack on Monday, October 30 to vie for the winner's share of the $28,050 purse going 350 yards. Ridden by jockey Lorenzo Lopez, Diva Has It completed the 350 yards in :18.245 seconds to set the top qualifying time for owner/trainer Adrian Quinones. Bred in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 15, 2017—S-Quarter K LLC’s Heza Dasha Fire, the 2015 AQHA World Champion, is now a multi-millionaire after becoming only the sixth horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Grade 1 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship thanks to a ¾ length victory over Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle on Sunday night. Ridden by Cruz Mendez from post number six for trainer Jose Flores, the 2-5 favorite Heza Dasha Fire finished powerfully in the 440-yard classic after running past early leaders Bodacious Eagle and Big Lew near the halfway mark of the race. The homebred ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 15, 2017—Coming off an eighth-place effort in the restricted Grade 2 Zia Handicap at Ruidoso last summer, multiple stakes winner Magnifico Dragon was never better as he posted a 1-¾ length win in the first of three trials Sunday for the restricted Grade 3 New Mexico Classic Derby at Zia Park. Ridden by jockey Mauro ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 15, 2017—Dominate This scored his second win in as many starts on Sunday when he raced to a 1 ¼ length win in the AQRA-Presidents Open Fall Futurity Trials at Turf Paradise. His time of :17.742 seconds for the 350 yards was the fastest of the three trials contested. Martin Osuana rode the son of multiple stakes sire ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 15, 2017—Second-crop sire Texas Icon dominated Sunday's AQRA Futurity Trials at Turf Paradise on Sunday. The son of leading sire Corona Cartel sired four of the 10 qualifiers including fastest qualifier Texas Tornadoe. Jockey Andres ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 14, 2017—In a powerful performance on a sloppy, sealed track, fastest qualifier A Jordon Reed scored a one-length victory in the $289,830 Valley Junction Futurity at Prairie Meadows on Saturday night. The Jumpn Chic gelding and jockey Oscar Delgado posted a final time of 17.322 for ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 14, 2017 —The rain started to clear in time for the $174,400 Jim Bader Futurity, and the sloppy track did not deter the winner of the third stakes race of the Saturday night closing card at Prairie Meadows, Lil Black Wagon.

Jockey Jorge Torres piloted Lil Black Wagon ($9.00) to a wire-to-wire half-length victory as ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 14, 2017—Lil Stepper notched his second career stakes victory on Saturday night at Prairie Meadows in the $110,132 Polk County Derby. Jorge Torres and the 3-year-old gelded son of Lil Kool Wagon pulled a slight upset, winning at 11-1 and paying backers $24.00.

Though the card ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 14, 2017— The final night of the 2017 Quarter Horse meet at Prairie Meadows went out in style with nine races in total, including the Challenge Championships and four of the biggest open races of the meet.

Born to B Bad kicked off the night by winning the first stakes race on the card Saturday night, the $145,604 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 14, 2017—Owned and bred by Lesley Joyner, Jesstacartel posted his third straight victory while outdueling a strong field that included five top stakes juveniles in the $30,000 Autumn Handicap for 2-year-olds Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cruz Mendez for trainer Mark Skeen, Jesstacartel broke nicely from post ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 14, 2017—Leading sire First Moonflash dominated trials for the $325,000-est. New Mexico Classic Futurity(RG2) at Zia Park Saturday by siring five finalists and four trial winners. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Hobbs, New Mexico racetrack on Sunday October 29th to vie for the winner's share of the state-bred futurity going 400 yards. Multiple stakes finalists A Passion For Flashn won the second trial by one-length to set the top qualifying mark of :19.979 seconds into a 7 mph headwind. Jockey Manuel Gutierrez had the riding call for trainer Martin Orona, ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2017—With a powerful effort under jockey Oscar Delgado Ferrari James defeated Bye Byefreightrain by one-length in the Grade 3 $45,000 Two Rivers Stakes Friday night at Prairie Meadows. Divas Candy Girl finished another length back for third. Multiple stakes winner Ferrari James completed the 440 yards in :21.389 seconds to earn a 107-speed index with a 10 mph tailwind. It was the 10th career win in 19 starts for the son of Ivory James. Trainer Kirk Clark saddled the 4-year-old gelding for owner Alfredo Botello. Bred by Weetona Stanley and W.E. Smith, the ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2017—Watch My Wallet Loto, under jockey Cesar Gomez, held on by a head to win the $70,200 Terrance Hill Stakes for Iowa state-breds Friday night at Prairie Meadows. Quick Change Magnet finished 1-¼ lengths back in third. Saddled by trainer Manuel Campos, Watch My Wallet Loto completed the 400 yards in :19.836 ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2017—There were no surprises in the $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes at Prairie Meadows, just an impressive, wire-to-wire victory by Haynes Blue Boy ($3.60) and leading rider Stormy Smith.

The duo won by 2-¾ lengths and covered the 870-yard race in 45.313 to earn a 101 speed index.

The ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2017— Trainer Tony Jones and owner Richard Tobin completed the winning exacta in the $60,000 Future of Iowa Stakes at Prairie Meadows, though it was Spooftrain 7 ($15.00) who was the upset winner over stablemate and heavy favorite Island Gurl.

Spooftrain 7 was bred in Iowa by Williams Fertilizer LLC, by Freighttrain B and out of Finely Tuned Chivato, by Dash to Chivato. The 4-year-old filly had won her previous two starts before Friday’s race, and she is now 5 for 14 lifetime with $68,539 in career earnings.

Raul Gutierrez was aboard Spooftrain 7 for Friday ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCOTBER 13, 2017—In the second Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity trial Apollos Second Sign kicked it in gear late to win by ½ length over favorite Bully Pulpit. It was the fastest time of the two trials finishing the 400-yard race in 20.121 seconds. It was another length back to third place finisher ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 9, 2017—Under jockey Tony Phillips Had To Be Ivory easily defeated Aj Chick In 15 Monday afternoon in the $95,548(US) Alex Picov Memorial Futurity, keeping to keep his record a perfect 5-for-5. The son of multiple stakes sire Ivory James cruised over the Ajax Downs 400-yard course, rated "heavy" with a 7-mph headwind, in a quick :19.940 seconds to earn a 101-speed index and win by three-quarters. Trainer Bryn Robertson saddled the bay gelding to his second stakes win for owners' Carol and Jaime Robertson. The Ontario homebred won the John Deere Ajax Juvenile Challenge ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 9, 2017—Late speed, under jockey Cory Spataro, propelled Country Boy 123 to a neck win over Albertt in the $73,946(US) Alex Picov Memorial Championship Monday afternoon at Ajax Downs. Valiant Stoli Time finished a neck back in a blanket finish to take third-place. Country Boy 123, a ...