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ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 10, 2017—Making her first-ever start in New Mexico, Ramon Trejo’s Mamasito Magic sprinted to a half-length victory in Sunday’s $50,000 Balloon City Stakes for Quarter Horse fillies and mares at Albuquerque Downs. Mamasito Magic went 400 yards in :19.188 while earning her first career stakes win and a 101-speed index. Agustin Silva rode the 4-year-old daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Pappasito for trainer Jesus Carrete, the meet’s leading Quarter Horse trainer through its first 46 days. Mamasito Magic was bred in ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 10, 2017—Stepping up from the optional claiming ranks, Vf Wheely Cute (15-1) was a game winner by a neck over Hardtoget in the $19,800 Miss Ellen Stakes at Will Rogers Downs Sunday. Jess Marie finished 1-¼ lengths off the leaders in third. Ridden by jockey Raul Ramirez Jr., Vf Wheely Cute completed the 350 yards in :17.522 seconds, a 96-speed index, to pick up the $11,610 winners' purse. Trainer Kasey Willis saddled the homebred daughter of multiple stakes sire Ivory James for owner/breeder Victory Farms. The gray 4-year-old, out of Wheely Quick by The Harder They ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 10, 2017—Three 400-yard trials at Albuquerque Downs today determined the finalists for the September 24, $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Derby (RG3) for state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses. Co-fastest qualifier Sophie Garcia, under champion jockey Cody Jensen, won the first trial by a nose from third-fastest ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—With a sharp effort under jockey David Alvarez, Jrs Taylors Runnaway got up by a head over fastest qualifier Second Down Leaving to win the $297,220 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) Saturday afternoon at Fairgrounds Racecourse. Yumyumcomegetyousomeh finished another head back in a blanket finish to take third-place. Saddled by trainer Martin Trejo, Jrs Taylors Runnaway completed the 350 yards in :17.464 seconds , a 97-speed index into a 15 mph headwind. It was third consecutive win for Sir Runaway Dash gelding who won for a $10,000 tag just three races back at Delta ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Coming off a win in the Grade 3 $214,000 Speedhorse Futurity on July 29, Political Attraction rolled to a three-length win Saturday at Will Rogers Downs to post the fastest qualifying time for the Black Gold 350 Futurity Championship(RG3). The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 10 trial races contested on Will ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Coming off a troubled off-the-board effort in his last start, Heza Bell Perry scored his fourth win in five starts this season when he defeated Jes A Fast Dasher by a neck in the $40,000 City Stakes(RG2) Saturday afternoon at Fairgrounds Racecourse. Heza Louisiana Dash finished a nose back in a blanket finish to give Louisiana's leading stallion Heza Fast Dash, who sired the top three finishers, the trifecta. Ridden by jockey Alfonso Lujan, Heza Bell Perry completed the 400 yards in :19.948 seconds, a 98-speed index into a 15 mph headwind. It was the ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Owner-trainer Jesus Carrete won two of the four trials and qualified three horses into the $100,000-added La Fiesta QH Futurity final Saturday afternoon Albuquerque Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the New Mexico racetrack Sunday, September 24th to vie for the winner's share of the purse going 400 yards. Jockey Agustin Silva rode the first of three qualifiers for Carrete when ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Runaway Balance broke sharp under jockey Donald Watson then drew off from runner-up Pyc First Prize Mia by 1-¼ lengths to get her first career black-type victory in the $35,000 French Quarter Stakes at Fairgrounds Racecourse on Saturday. Shez The Bomb was a nose back to take third-place. The daughter of ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Lightly raced, in just her third career start, Private First Prize got up by a head over All Blinged Up to win the $33,024 LQHBA Sale Invitational Saturday afternoon at Fairgrounds Racecourse. Ridden by jockey Noe Castaneda, the daughter of first crop sire First Prize ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Royal Aztec easily defeated Sweet Bru in the $40,000 Lake View Dash to score his second straight stakes win at Fairgrounds Racecourse Saturday afternoon. Magic Black Jack finished a head back in third. Coming off a win in the Gentilly Dash on August 19, Royal Aztec completed the 250 yards in :12.982 ...



BLACKFOOT, ID—SEPTEMBER 9, 2017—Multiple stakes winner A Cartel Hustle set a new track record Saturday when he won the $6,750 Lee Ward Memorial (not black type) at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot. Under jockey Nikeela Black, A Cartel Hustle completed the 300 yards in :15.050 seconds, a 114 speed index, to defeat Be Our Honor by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—Matt Fales did not have to wait long to celebrate his second career stakes win at Los Alamitos. Just a few races after saddling Larry Stark’s Jess A Cowboy to victory in the He Flys Handicap for older horses, Fales was back in the winner’s circle after $15,000 The Plan Handicap with Martha Wells’ major stakes finalist Yanque on Friday at Los Alamitos. The Plan is for horses that have competed in the Intermountain, Northwest, Arizona and Nevada regions this year. Ridden by Cruz Mendez, who also piloted Jess A Cowboy in the He Flys, Yanque veered out and then lugged in during the 350-yard race, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—Trainer Matt Fales enjoyed his first stakes victory at Los Alamitos after saddling Larry Stark’s homebred Jess A Cowboy to a half-length win over Tim Holdaway’s Justified in the $16,000 He Flys Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos. The He Flys is for horses that have competed in the Intermountain, Northwest, ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—The field was set Friday evening for the September 23, $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses. Osbaldo Blue Diamond, a homebred daughter of Osbaldo racing for Hubaldo Solis of Peralta, New Mexico, and the fastest qualifier, won the first of six 400 yard trials by 1-1/4 lengths in :19.765. Luis Apodaca rode the gray filly for trainer Javier Roman Jr. Osbaldo Blue Diamond has won two of eight starts and has banked $43,334, and her resume includes a second-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner WDC Woody B Fast, in the May 14, ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—JM Country Man, a stakes-winning son of Mr Jess Perry, is the fastest qualifier to the September 23, $75,000-added La Fiesta Derby at Albuquerque Downs. Racing in the second of two 440-yard trials on Friday, JM Country Man defeated second-fastest qualifier Toretto by ...



BLACKFOOT, ID—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—Ridden by jockey Hector Rabbitskin, St Stick M Up got his best stride late as he defeated Bankas Chocolate by half-a-length in the 575-yard Legends Memorial Stakes (not black type) at Eastern Idaho State Fair. The 6-year-old son of Thoroughbred sire Swissle Stick (TB) completed the course in :32.408 seconds. ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 4, 2017—Trainer James Pagett II topped the incredible day he had on Sunday just 24 hours later when he won the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity with Fly Baby Fly after winning the $200,000 All American Juvenile with Jesse Lane earlier on the program before 24,460 fans. The 440-yard All American Futurity has the largest purse of any two-year-old race in North America. On Saturday, Padgett won the $1,365,908 All American Derby with Hold Air Hostage and the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup with Jessies First Down. Jose Amador Alvarez rode Fly Baby Fly while Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo was ...



ELKO, NV—SEPTEMBER 4, 2017—Fastest qualifier One Sweet Dance rallied, under jockey J. Luis Torres, to defeat Girl Like by a neck in the $37,000 Intermountain Futurity at the Elko County Fair Monday afternoon. Juno Jess finished another neck back in a blanket finish to take third. One Sweet Dance completed the 350 yards in :17.650 seconds, a 102 speed index. It was the third win in seven starts this season for the daughter of leading third crop sire One Sweet Jess. The $14,800 winner's purse boosted her earnings total to $25,513. Farol Cunningham saddled the futurity winner for Karla ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 4, 2017—Imma Make U Jealous rolled to a two-length win the first of two trials Sunday for the $10,000-added Claiming Futurity at Sweetwater Downs. All horses running in the trials were entered for a claiming price of $15,000. If a horse is claimed, the new owner will retain all purse monies in the finals. ...



ELKO, NV—SEPTEMBER 4, 2017—Fastest qualifier Jess A Lil Fishy went all out, under jockey Jesus Valenzuela, to defeat Kono by half-a-length in the $21,000 Elko Quarter Horse Derby Monday afternoon at the Elko County Fair. Saddled by Fred Olmos, Jess A Lil Fishy completed the 400 yards in :19.563 seconds to earn a 109 speed index. It was the ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017—Darling Farms’ Hold Air Hostage showed why he is the number-one-ranked older quarter horse in the nation with a total domination of his rivals in the Grade 1, $1,365,908 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Supporting the All American Derby was the $100,000 First Down Dash for horses that did not qualify for the All American Derby. The win with Hold Air Hostage gave trainer James Padgett II and jockey Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo their second Grade I wins of the afternoon. Two races earlier on the program, Padgett and Vallejo combined to win the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017—S-Quarter K LLC’s Heza Dasha Fire, the 2015 world champion racing Quarter Horse, became only the second horse since 1969 to win back-to- back running of the Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap following his impressive wire-to-wire 1-¾ length victory over Reliance Ranches’ Flash N Bling on Sunday at Los Alamitos. ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017— Ted Abrams’ homebred Jessies First Down made a strong statement about possibly defending his 2016 world championship title when he ran away from a strong field in the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The field had earned $5.8 million coming into the All ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017—The feature race at Sweetwater Downs on Sunday ended in an impressive victory and a sizable payoff for everyone who backed the winner as Fantastic Minion led wire to wire at 50-1 in the $94,313 Western States Breeders Futurity. Qualifiers were determined from five trials held in Rock Springs on August 19. ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017—Second crop sire Lil Kool Wagon dominated the Iowa QH Futurity and Derby Sunday afternoon at Prairie Meadows. The son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon sired the winner of the $91,852 futurity and the first and second finishers ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017—Foose Dust flew from the gate then held off Dust Stone and A Toast To Brindis in a blanket finish Sunday with a nose and a nose separating the top three finishers in the $18,500 Sweetwater Wyoming Bred Futurity. It as the second in five starts for the ...



AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017—Coming off a win in the Ontario Sires' Stakes Derby on July 16, Ghost Pines defeated Hickerson by a neck to tie for the top qualifying mark in the Picov Derby trials on Sunday at Ajax Dows. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Ontario racetrack on Monday, September 18th to vie for the winner's share of a ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 2, 2017—After posting the fastest time from five trials on August 18, Streaks of Ivory did not disappoint in Saturday’s final for the $183,810 Iowa Double Gold Futurity at Prairie Meadows. Streaks of Ivory ($3.40) covered the 350-yard distance in 17.540 to earn a 96 speed index and defeated the field by 1 ½ lengths as the heavy favorite.

There were familiar connections in the winner’s circle for Saturday’s feature race: owners Jon and Brant Barley also own Dicecapades, winner of the Iowa Double Gold Derby in the previous race. It was also a stakes double for jockey James Flores.

Larry Sharp trains ...



SELMA, TX—SEPTEMBER 2, 2017—Alluringeyeopener scored her first career win Saturday night when she defeated fastest qualifier Audi Murphi by a neck in the $173,700 Gillespie County Fair Futurity. Lions Express finished a head back in the blanket finish to take third. Originally scheduled for last Sunday, the Gillespie County Fair Futurity ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 2, 2017— Multiple stakes winner Dicecapades padded her resume with a victory in the $84,526 Iowa Double Gold Derby on Saturday at Prairie Meadows. Jockey James Flores guided the Oklahoma-bred filly to a one-length victory in the 400-yard event, with a final time of 19.479 and a speed index of 99.

Dicecapades is ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 2, 2017—Multiple stakes winner B And G Fast Dash rolled to a two-length win in track record time Saturday in the $35,000 Faubourg St. Jones Stakes at Fairgrounds Racecourse in New Orleans. Ridden by jockey Donald Watson, the 5-year-old son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash, completed the 870 yards in :44,986 seconds, 107 speed index into a 10 mph crosswind. The previous 870 yard track record of :45,210 was set August 23, 2008 by First Down Toro. Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled the winner for owners Mo Racing. Bred by B & G Group Investments Inc., B And G Fast Dash ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 2, 2017—Eye Am Sizzlin got up in the final jump to defeat Shesa Diamond Diva by a head in the $35,000 De Saix Stakes Saturday afternoon at Fairgrounds Racecourse. Ridden by jockey Rolando Cabrera, Eye Am Sizzlin completed the 300 yards course in :15.074 seconds, a 108-speed index into a 10 mph crosswind. ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 2, 2017—Seeking a fourth straight win that includes races in three states, Movin the Doe left no questions unanswered and paid the public as the post-time favorite ($4.20) in the $28,250 Western States Breeders' Derby at Sweetwater Downs on Saturday afternoon.

Movin the Doe began his streak at Sandy Downs, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 26, 2017—A1A Racing LLC’s Tarzanito, the PCQHRA 2-year-old colt of the year last year, made his sophomore debut a winning one after holding off the game stakes winner Hoose Coose by a head to win the $25,000 Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap by a head on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Now trained by Yanet Rodriguez and ridden ...



SELMA, TX—EPTEMBER 2, 2017— The second-longest shot on the board, Down N Cruzin ($27.00) won the $20,000 Gillespie County Fair Futurity Juvenile at Retama Park on Saturday night. The Juvenile, as well as the $173,700 Gillespie County Fair Futurity, were rescheduled and relocated to Retama from Gillespie County Fair in Fredericksburg after ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 2, 2017—Cd Leave Em Proud flew late under jockey Ramiro Garcia to defeat Vvr Dazzling Corona by a nose in the $11,000 Sweetwater Wyoming Bred Derby (not black type) ...



SELMA, TX—SEPTEMBER 1, 2017—At 11-1 odds Famous Strawberry was a neck winner over Volcoms Jess in the $39,800 G.C.F.A. Maiden Classic contested on Friday night at Retama Park. The San Antonio area racetrack agreed to card the Quarter Horse race on their Thoroughbred card tonight after it was cancelled last Sunday due Tropical Storm Harvey hitting the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredricksburg, Texas. Tomorrow night Retama Park will host the Gillespie County Fair Futurity and Juvenile. Ridden by jockey Jesse Lee Levario, Famous Strawberry broke her maiden while completing the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 1, 2017—Ed Allred’s Bound To Bet impressed once again around the turn, as the Snowbound gelding improved his record to a perfect three for three at the 870-yard distance following his victory in the $18,000 Truly A Pleasure Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Gary Boag for trainer Scott Willoughby, Bound ...



EDMONTON, ALB—SEPTEMBER 1, 2017—Multiple graded winner Poutn On the Wagon turned the tables on Honor The Fast Man to set the fastest qualifying time for the Alberta-Bred Derby Friday night at Northlands Park. The son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon suffered his only career loss in 10 outs in ...



HAZEL PARK, MI—SEPTEMBER 1, 2017— Toughdashingangel raced to his second stakes win at Hazel Park on Friday night when he defeated Takin On Cartel by three-quarters in the $22,500 Hazel Park Futurity 2. Last month the son of Dashair won the $15,000 Hazel Park Futurity. Ridden by jockey Natasha Fritz, Toughdashingangel completed the 300 ...



EDMONTON, ALB—AUGUST 30, 2017—Bringonthewave kept his record a perfect 3-for-3 when he defeated stakes winner Mr Eleanor by half-a-length to set the fastest qualifying time in Wednesday's Alberta-Bred Futurity trials at Northlands Park. The eight fastest qualifiers will return to the Edmonton racecourse on Saturday, September 16th to vie for the winners' share of a $45,000-added purse for Alberta-bred 2-year-olds going 330 yards. Coming off a win in the $18,507(US) Jerry Stojan Memorial on July 23, Bringonthewave rallied early then held under jockey Ramiro Castillo to post the top qualifying time of :17.059 seconds, a 91-speed ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—AUGUST 27, 2017—Coming off a troubled ninth place finish in the RG2 Zia Handicap on July 30, Carson City Girl defeated posttime favorite Play Misty Foreme by half-a-length Sunday afternoon to win the $102,558 First Moonflash Maturity at The Downs in Albuquerque. Ridden by jockey Alfredo Sigala, Carson City Girl completed the 440 yards in :21.213 seconds, a 103-speed index with a slight tailwind. The sorrel filly banked the $51,279 winner's share of the maturity purse. Trainer Fred Danley saddled the multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Woodbridge to her sixth career ...



ELKO, NV—AUGUST 27, 2017—Jess A Lil Fishy defeated Oh La by a head in the second of two trials Sunday for the Elko Quarter Horse Derby to set the top qualifying mark. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Elko County Fairground on Monday, September 4 to vie for the winners' share of a $7,500 purse going 400 yards. Ridden by ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—AUGUST 27, 2017—Alma The Younger, a 4-year-old son of New Mexico based sire Atilla's Storm (TB), rolled to a 7-½ length wire-to-wire win in the $6,000 Best Of All Breeds Stakes (not black type) at Sweetwater Downs Sunday afternoon. Ridden by jockey Tyson Lusk, Alma The Younger ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, ALB—AUGUST 27, 2017—True Copy ran off from the field Sunday in the $4,600 Juvenile O/N Stakes (not black type) setting a new track record for 300 yards. Ridden by jockey Scott Steer, True Copy jumped out to a quick lead and widened to 2-¼ lengths at the wire while clocking the 330 yards in :15.372 seconds, a 106-speed index ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—AUGUST 26, 2017—Stone Cold Leader has been tough all year, and he showed just how tough he can be when put to the test. After a less than desirable start, the two-year-old son of Brookstone Bay rallied late in the 350-yard dash to overtake Be Afraid for the win in the $176,578 Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana (QHRAI) Stallion Service Auction (SSA) Futurity Saturday at Indiana Grand. Starting from post three in the 10-horse lineup, Stone Cold Leader was in tight quarters coming out of the gate and did everything he could to keep himself planted between horses. ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—AUGUST 26, 2017—It took most of the 400-yard distance but HH Kentucky Krome proved to be the quickest at the end, earning the win in the 18th running of the $83,901 Quarter Horse Racing Association (QHRAI) Stallion Service Auction (SSA) Derby Saturday at Indiana Grand. Ridden by Oscar Macias, the three-year-old sorrel son ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—AUGUST 26, 2017—Multiple stakes winner Graceful Eagle got up at the wire to defeat Red Corona Warrior by a head in the $17,0000 Gillespie's Simulcast Services Stakes Saturday afternoon at the Gillespie County Fairground. Ridden by jockey Eddie Sanchez, Graceful Eagle completed the 330-yard task over a rainy-muddy ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 26, 2017—Graded stakes winner Cute Mic Jagger got up at the wire to defeat posttime favorite Jess Bein The Hero by a nose in the $35,000 Esplande Stakes at Fairgrounds Racecourse in New Orleans Saturday. Ridden by jockey Damian Martinez, Cute Mic Jagger completed the 350 yards in stakes record time of :17.205 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 26, 2017—Ed Allred and Tom Seibly’s Stel Easy is steadily developing into one of the top older horses on the grounds at Los Alamitos Race Course. Stel Easy, winner of the Jens List Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds last year, enjoyed another good moment during this, his 4-year-old campaign, as he outdueled multiple ...