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VINTON, LA—APRIL 22 2017—Ridden by jockey Donald Guynes, The Cartel Warrior dueled to his first career win Saturday night to post the fastest qualifying time for the Old South Futurity at Delta Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 54 juveniles who competed in six trails, will return to Delta Downs on Saturday, May 13th and vie for the ...



OGDEN, UT—APRIL 22, 2017—Ridden by jockey Jose Guzman, Yourdarkestnitemare broke her maiden with a one-length victory while posting the fastest qualifying time for the Sherm Hadley / Ed Giles Memorial Futurity in Ogden, Utah Saturday afternoon. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 94 juveniles who competed in 13 trails races at Weber Downs, will return to the racecourse on Saturday, May 6th to vie for the winners' share of a $77,385 purse. A $6,200 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale graduate, Yourdarkestnitemare races for owner Giovani Ortiz and trainer Martha Maldonado. Jose Guzman rode the black filly to a :15.674 clocking over ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 21, 2017— The $30,000 Delta Dash Stakes was worth the wait on Friday night at Delta Downs as morning-line favorite Scoopies Leaving You prevailed to win on opening night. The multiple stakes winner covered the 250-yards in 12.964 and earned a 98-speed index with Donald Watson aboard. The Kevin Broussard trainee is owned by Joel Galindo and was bred in Louisiana by Gerald Libersat.

Scoopies Leaving You is by Coronas Leaving You and is out of the stakes placed mare Ms Scoopies Toast, by Toast to Dash.

The accomplished 6-year-old boasts lifetime earnings of over ...



FARMINGTON, NM—APRIL 21, 2017—It was a thrilling finish in Friday’s feature race to start the 2017 SunRay Park meet as Jm Country Man narrowly defeated rivals in the $30,000 Animas Stakes. Jm Country Man ($4.60) and jockey Mauro Salcedo covered the 400 yards in 19.576 for trainer Cynthia Gonzales and owner J and M Racing and Farm, earning a 94 speed index.

The Mr Jess Perry gelding is out of the graded stakes winning mare Sumokin, by Country Chicks Man. He was bred in Arkansas by Corner K Quarter Horses, LLC.

As a 2-year-old, Jm Country Man ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 21, 2017—Only head separated Jmf Dashing and Ardor as the pair of 3-year-olds raced to the top two qualifying spots in the Old South Futurity trials Friday night at Delta Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return on Friday, May12 to vie for the winners' share of a $62,715 purse over 350 yards. Making his first of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2017—After a sharp start putting her on the lead immediately, Hardtoget never relinquished her advantage in winning Friday’s $19,000 allowance feature by three-quarters of a length. The triumph is her second in a row during the Remington Park season. Owned by the Bryan, Texas partnership of Justin Robinson ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2017—Thursday’s $16,575 allowance feature at Remington Park was hotly contested throughout the entire 350 yards before going to Bye Bye Freighttrain by a head over Bloomer Ride. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by L.P. Frank of Bokchito, Okla., Bye Freighttrain is trained by Kasey Willis. Jockey Cesar Gomez had the mount as the 4-year-old gelding outlasted Bloomer Ride to the finish in 17.579 seconds over a fast track. Mr Jo Eagle was the beaten even-money favorite, finishing third, a half-length behind the winner. Bye Bye Freighttrain was at 4-1 odds in the wagering and paid $10 to win, $4.80 to place ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—APRIL 18, 2017—Indiana Grand's 2016 Leading Owner Tony Cunningham picked up where he left off at the conclusion of the 2016 season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The Clarksville, Mich. native finished one-two in the first Quarter Horse race of the season tonight (Tuesday) scoring the win with A Splash of Royalty in the final race of the day, which was dedicated to the sprinters. Starting from post eight, A Splash of Royalty didn't show quick speed from the gate, but quickly got into gear for jockey Giovanni Vazquez-Gomez just a few steps into the 300-yard dash. The four-year-old gelding found his best stride ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 15, 2016—Under constant pressure throughout the 300-yard dash, jockey Jose Luis Enriquez and Suenos Dineros prevailed in a tight photo to take top honors in the 59th edition of the $230,132 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Saturday. Trained by Shae Cox for owner Victor Lozano of Denver City, Texas, Suenos Dineros broke alertly from his near-outside post position, battled for the lead immediately from the gate while being confronted by a variety of challengers. Enriquez hustled the son of third crop sire Bodacious Dash to the finish ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 15, 2017—Fastest qualifier Stremlyner made it two in a row Saturday night when he returned to defeat Hotscotch N Courage by a half-a-length in the $109,500 Sam Houston Maiden Classic (not black type) at Sam Houston Race Park. Brenda La Jolla finished a head back for third. Ridden by jockey Luis Vivanco, Stremlyner ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 15, 2016—In the $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Saturday at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, jockey Jose Montoya rode the inside path to victory aboard longshot Eagles Soar for trainer John Cooper. Owned by Jack Manning of Odessa, Texas, Eagles Soar broke sharp from the rail, had a short lead throughout and prevailed by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 15, 2017—Trainer Art Sherman enjoyed his first stakes nighttime win at Los Alamitos Race Course after the Yes It's True gelding Well Maybe outdueled his rivals in the $20,000 Wheatland Handicap at 870 yards on Saturday night. Sherman, who trained the two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome at Los Alamitos, ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 15, 2017—Saturday's $19,360 allowance feature at Remington Park was taken by In Class who rolled from his outside No. 10 post position to win the 350-yard race by three-quarters of a length.   Owned and bred in Texas by Sissie and Bob McClure of Gardendale, Texas, In Class is trained by Harvey Baeza and was ridden by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 15, 2017—Paul Blanchard's Coronated was brilliant in his racing debut, as the full brother to the three-time Grade 1 winner and leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon ($889,581) posted an impressive 1½ length victory on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Sent off as the heavy favorite at ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 14, 2017—Making his first start this season Dash Quick Perry rolled to a two-length win, under jockey Francisco Calderon, to set the fastest qualifying time for the Grade 3 $197,700 Sam Houston Derby Friday night at Sam Houston Race Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from eight trial races contested tonight, will return to Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, April 29th and vie for the $79,080 winner's purse going 350 yards. The first of two-finalist saddled by trainer Leon Bard, Dash Quick Perry is a Down N Dash homebred racing for owner/breeder Pete Scarmardo. The ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 13, 2017—The $20,720 Paul Harber Memorial Stakes, for Paints and Appaloosas, was the main event on Friday at Remington Park. Star Power Intent, an Appaloosa, pulled the upset to win by three-quarters of a length over fellow Appaloosa, Cant Be Caught. Owned and trained by Oscar Nunez of Oklahoma City and ridden by ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 14, 2017—Dtl Samureye broke his maiden Friday night in the second of four trials contested at Remington Park for the PSBA American Paint Classic Futurity(G1). The son of leading paint sire SF Royal Quick Flash was a half-length winner under jockey Jesus Salazar while completing the 350 yards in :18.218 seconds, the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 14, 2017—Four races for 2-year-olds were featured on Friday evening at Los Alamitos Race Course with Ron Hartley’s The Revenant and Omar Placencia’s Perfect Az Can Be among the impressive victors on the night. Owner Ron Hartley and trainer John Cooper, which in recent years have teamed up to race big starts like ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 13, 2017—Steady and sometimes heavy rain on Thursday night could not damper Rarin from his second straight win of the Remington Park season. The 5-year-old gelding started best and went on to win his third straight race in the featured $20,875 starter allowance for those who have started for a claiming price of $10,000 or less, this year or last. Owned by Jesus Estrada of Albuquerque, N.M. and trained by Fernando Carrete, Rarin was ridden by Ricky Ramirez. The victory was the second of the Remington Park season for Rarin who led from the gate break and roared to score in the 330-yard race by an easy 1-1/4 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 9, 2017—A total of six trials were conducted Sunday afternoon to determine the field for the $305,400 Remington Park Derby(RG3). The qualifiers came from three of the trials led by Dicecapades who won the initial heat. Owned by Terry McLean of Claremore, Okla. and trained by Gerry McLean, Dicecapades kept her perfect Remington Park record in tact by winning her fourth race in Oklahoma City, is as many attempts. Jockey James Flores guided the 3-year-olf filly home, crossing the 400-yard finish in 20.069 seconds over a fast track. All six of the trials were conducted into southerly headwinds, ranging ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 9, 2017—Triple Vodka Memories, a $3,500 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, posted the top qualifying mark from three trials contested Sunday at Turf Paradise for the Desert Classic Futurity. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the desert racetrack on Sunday, April 30th to vie for the winner's share of a $30,000-added ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 9, 2017—Frozen Icon, a multiple stakes finalist last season, finally got her first win on Sunday when she posted the top qualifying time for the AQRA Maiden Stakes (not black type) at Turf Paradise. Frozen Icon went wire-to-wire under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, to complete the 350 yards in :17.895 seconds, a 90 speed index ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 9, 2017—Paul Jones and Thompson Racing's homebred filly Summertime Favorite and Davidson, Cannon, et al's gelding Wild Wonder came into their racing debuts with big expectations and they did not disappoint after posting impressive victories on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Ramon Sanchez, Summertime ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 8, 2017—The second night of 12 trials to determine the final five qualifiers for the $1,032,400 Remington Park Futurity are complete. La Vencedora led the way Saturday night, posting a 330-yard effort of :17.011 seconds over a fast track. La Vencedora and the others who qualified on Saturday faced a headwind ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 8, 2017—Sam Houston Race Park hosted 18 trials over two nights (Friday and Saturday) for the richest race of the 2017 Quarter Horse Meeting, the $483,600 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). The five fastest qualifiers from both evenings will advance to the final which is set for Saturday, April 29. The winner will join a noted ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 8, 2017—Moneys A Maker (9-1) put in a sharp effort under jockey Mauro Salcedo to hold off Cadilac Flash by a neck in the $362,987 New Mexican Spring Futurity(RG2) Saturday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Tempting Star Gazer finished another neck back in the blanket finish to get third. Purchased for ...



PHOENIX, AZ–APRIL 8,2017–When the gates opened for the $41,277 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby, Cowboys Dynasty and jockey Jesus Osuna broke on top and never looked back to win the feature race at Turf Paradise on Saturday by three-quarters of a length. The final time for the 350-yard race was :17.664, earning a 96 speed index for the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 8, 2017—Denny and Sandy Weigt’s Bannister pulled away in the final yards to score a half-length victory over Gary Allred, Fawna Knight and Leon Smith’s On The Go in the $20,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala, Bannister was on the lead the entire ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 7, 2017—Eos A Political Win posted the fastest time on the first night of trials for the $1,032,400 Remington Park Futurity. The colt launched from the starting gate and set the best 330-yard time of 16.947 seconds over a fast track. Owned by Elite Oilfield Services of Perryton, Texas and trained by Alfredo Gomez, Eos A Political Win was ridden by champion jockey Ricky Ramirez. After the great start, Eos A Political Win opened up a clear lead over his seven trial rivals. He managed the best time of the night despite drifting inward to the rail from his ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 7, 2017—Kas Tempting, a son of champion/champion sire Tempting Dash broke sharp under jockey Luis Vivanco then drew away to a 2-½ length win to post the top qualifying time on the first of two-nights of trials for the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity at Sam Houston Race Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers, five from each night of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 7, 2017—EG High Desert Farms’Jessadeluxe and Ed Allred’s Seems Even Better won their respective career debuts on Friday night and their next starts could come in the trials  to the Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity in early May. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Yanet ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 7, 2017—The Cazador, a $4,500 LQHBA Yearling Sale repurchase, posted the top time from 63 state-bred two-year-old colts and geldings who participated in 11 schooling races at Delta Downs Friday night. Trainer Michael Zingleman saddled the Sir Runaway Dash colt for owner Rayne Knight. ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 6, 2017—The talented gray gelding Sam Crow has had much success in his career, finishing out of the money in only two of his 18 starts. However, Remington Park was a nemesis to him as he had finished second in all four of his stakes attempts in Oklahoma City until putting it all together to win the $61,800 Mr Jet Moore Stakes(RG3) for Oklahoma-breds. In the past, Sam Crow had struggled to get a clean start, while also having some rotten luck. The 5-year-old, owned by Terry Baber of Burkburnett, Texas, actually won the initial $100,000 Sooner State Stakes in 2016. That is, until the event was declared a ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 6, 2017—Eyesa Shoofly Dandy broke on top in the Grade 3, $51,548 Pauls Valley Stakes and while he did not remain on top the entire race, he did fight back gamely in deep stretch to prevail by a head. The initial stakes event of the Remington Park season around the turn at 870-yards, Eyesa Shoofly Dandy covered the ground in 45.169 seconds over a fast track. After ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 6, 2017—Bureaucracy B, a $ 17,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, posted the top time Thursday night from 94 fillies who participated in 14 schooling races at Delta Downs. In anticipation of the upcoming live Quarter Horse meet, set to kick off on Friday, April 21st at Delta Downs, the track scheduled two-nights of schooling ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 2, 2017—Eva Carrazco's Stelfast was fifth at the start of the Grade 3, $224,100 El Primero Del Ano Derby after some early bumping around, but once he got going he kissed his rival's goodbye on the way to a solid ¾ length victory in the 400-yard race on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Sired by Stel Corona and out of the stakes winning dam The Goodbye Kisser, Stelfast lived up to his mother's name, as he separated himself from his nine rivals on the way to his third victory in 15 starts. Sent off at odds of 7-1 and with Cruz Mendez in the irons, Stelfast covered the distance ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 1, 2017—Bodacious Eagle was spectacular in winning the first Remington Park stakes race for older horses this season when he scored the Eastex Stakes by 1-1/2 lengths on March 12. Saturday night, he added the Grade 1, $101,800 Leo Stakes, catching the defending champ in the race from a year ago, Zoomin Effortlessly. Owned by Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas and trained by Trey Wood, Bodacious Eagle was ridden by Ricky Ramirez who guided the 5-year-old gelding to a nose-win over heavy 3-5 betting favorite Zoomin Effortlessly who had the jump on the field at the start of the 400 yards. Bodacious Eagle ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 1, 2017— For owner Jeff Aldstadt, the result of the Grade 3 $220,400 La Primera Del Ano Derby was more than three decades in the making. For his partners, Jeff and Kim Pitcher, the La Primera brought back the great memories that the couple enjoyed while racing the three-time stakes winner Tiene Mucho Blanco in 2002 ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 1, 2017—With Esgar Ramirez in the saddle, Wild Mares Milk drove through an inside opening to win the 54th running of the $162,609 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Saturday. A rapidly improving three-year-old, Wild Mares Milk poured on the speed in the final 100 yards to defeat ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 1, 2017—First Prize Diamonds broke well in the Grade 3, $51,602 Decketta Stakes(G3) for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and upward, then gained the lead by the midway point of the 350-yard race to win by a half-length. First Prize Diamonds came on with a rally, defeating a game Sudden Separation with Miss Feet First ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 1, 2017—Running Dragon won her third straight stakes this season after demolishing her opponents in the $85,000 Sunburst Stakes at 350 yards Saturday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Heavily bet at 1-5, Running Dragon made no mistakes as she sped to a wire-to-wire win in the co-featured event for New ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 1, 2017— The Saturday, April 1 card featured 12 trials for the $109,500 Sam Houston Maiden Classic (not black type). The fifth trial of the evening produced the fastest qualifier when Streamlyner, a 3-year-old colt by Brimmerton out of the ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 31, 2017—It was an action-packed opening night of the Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse meet with two AQHA world champions running on the nine-race program. The first of two stakes on Friday's race card was the 350-yard Miss Sam Houston Stakes for accredited Texas-bred fillies and mares. Nine runners were entered, with Alluring Lil Menace closing gamely for the victory. The 4-year-old daughter of Specially Alluring is owned by Almada Racing and trained by Josue Ponce. Scarlett Hill Farm Inc. is the breeder. Jockey Luciano ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 31, 2017—Closing out the opening night racing program was the 550-yard Harris County Stakes. Favoritism went to 2014 AQHA world champion, Jrc Callas First, but it was Heza Bell Perry who powered home for the victory. The 6-year-old son of Heza Fast Dash was making his 26th career ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 31, 2017—Jzoomin Scoot ended his 2016 campaign in October with an 870-yard win around the turn, scoring at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. Friday night at Remington Park, the 5-year-old gelding started his 2017 season, winning again around the turn at 870 yards. Owned by Wootan Racing of Llano, Texas and ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 30, 2017—Dox Wagon Burner became the first non-stakes winner to post his second win of the season at Remington Park. Thursday night, the large 6-year-old gelding added a 300-yard $20,375 starter allowance win to his March resume. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Alice Steward of McLoud, Okla., Dox Wagon Burner is trained by David Brown and was ridden by Josh Romero. The Thursday starter allowance win gives him two scores for the month, and season, joining his March 10 starter allowance triumph at 250 yards. Dox Wagon Burner powered along the far outside of the track from his outside, No. 10, post position, ...



By Richard Chamberlain Q-RACING JOURNAL—MARCH 29, 2017—There's a new world champion in chariot racing. Bob Pence drove the team of Gibson & Wright to win the first division title on Sunday afternoon (March 26) at the World Championship Cutter & Chariot Racing Association championships in Ogden, Utah. "OhmyGod, ohmyGod, ohmyGod!" ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2017—The historic Oklahoma Futurity enjoyed its richest running ever on Saturday night with a purse of $525,050. Top qualifier Ima China Rush took down the bulk of the purse money as she lived up to her status as the 8-5 betting favorite, winning by a half-length. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Sherry Gilmore of Sallisaw, Okla., Ima China Rush is trained by Guillermo Valdivia. Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame jockey Larry Payne had the mount and knew his filly meant business when the starting gates opened. "She left there really hard, towards the front of the race," Payne noted of his start on the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2017—Leading sire Separatist, who moved to Oklahoma from the West Coast only a couple of years ago, sired the top two finishers in the $251,000 Oklahoma Derby(G3) Saturday night at Remington Park.

Myst Fit broke alertly and battled Famousist admirably to win the Grade 3 ...




OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2017—Dynamix encountered a less than perfect trip in her trial for the Oklahoma Futurity, enduring contact at the start which hindered her ability. Saturday night the 2-year-old filly had clean sailing in winning the $50,000 Oklahoma Futurity by a nose over Mas Pronto Que Alex. Owned by Rodriguez Racing of ...