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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 10, 2017—In what is undoubtedly an unprecedented event there were dead heats for the win in Saturday’s Grade 1, $800,000 Ruidoso Derby and then again in Sunday’s Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. Two dead heats in two days in Grade 1 races. On Saturday, Tough To Bee and Magical Jess finished in a dead heat in the Ruidoso Derby. In Sunday's Ruidoso Futurity, Eagle Jazz and Uptown Dynasty finished on even terms. They were each timed in :17.537 for the 350 yards, a 94 speed index into a ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 10, 2017—Mr Perry Strong edged away from Hez Our Prize to win the $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational by half-a-length Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Bf Favorite Folly finished a neck back in third. Ridden by jockey Salvador Martinez, Mr Perry Strong went wire-to-wire over the 350 yards in :17.633 seconds, a ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 11, 2017— Owned, trained and bred by Bill Hoburg, BH Lisas Boy posted another spectacular victory on the way to the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 1 $162,600 Vessels Maturity, while trainer Mike Robbins qualified all four of the horses that he saddled in the 400-yard trials on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 11, 2017—Coming off a dominating maiden win in her last start, Olivias Jett raced to a neck win over A Jordon Reed to set the fastest qualifying time for the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Sunday afternoon at Canterbury Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers from 52 juveniles, who participated in six trails races on Sunday, will return to Canterbury Park on Sunday, July 2nd to vie for the winner's share of a record breaking futurity purse worth $167, 500. Ridden by jockey Marcus Swiontek, Olivias Jett won the final trial while clocking a :17.672 time, a 103-speed index into a 7-mph crosswind, the fastest of the ...



LETHBRIDGE, ALB—JUNE 11, 2017—Last year's AQHA Canadian Racing Champion Poutn On The Wagon returned to races in fine form on Sunday when posted the fastest qualifying time for the All Canadian Derby with a two-length trial win at Lethbridge. The eight fastest qualifiers, from two trial races, will return to Lethbridge on Sunday, June 25th ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 10, 2017—In an amazing race that will be remembered for years and years, Tough To Bee and Magical Jess finished in a dead heat for the win in the Grade 1, $800,000 Ruidoso Derby and third-place finisher High Plains Perry was just a nose behind the two winners on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Tough To Bee and Magical Jess battled for the 400 yards and High Plains Perry was always in close contact. Tough To Bee and Magical Jess finished on equal terms in :19.925 for the 400 yards. High Plains Perry almost got up to get the win in the race that could have been easily taken by any of the top-three ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 10, 2017—Making just his second start this season, champion Imperial Eagle ran down early leader B D Illusion to win the $100,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes by a neck Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Ridden by jockey Esgar Ramirez, Imperial Eagle completed the 400 yards in :19.845 seconds into a 7-mph headwind. It was ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 10, 2017—La Mos Pyc, ridden by Stormy Smith, won the $32,759 Gopher State Derby on Saturday at Canterbury Park, covering 400 yards in 20.57 seconds into a 40 mph headwind. The 3-year-old daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon is trained by Lori Harris and is owned by Thomas ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 10, 2017—Champion sire Desirio sired three trial winners including the fastest qualifier for the Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity Saturday night at Delta Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 59 juveniles who participated in six trials races, will return to Delta Downs on Saturday, ...



SANDY, ID—JUNE 10, 2017—Sandy Downs kicked off their 2017 live Quarter Horse season on Saturday with six trials for the Bitterroot Futurity and two trials for the Bitterroot Derby. The finals for both stakes, as well as the Bitterroot Juvenile, will be contested on Sunday, June 25th. Randy Dickerson's homebred Cm Boom Shakalaka posted ...



SELMA, TX—JUNE 9, 2017—Under a late rally by jockey Juan Garcia Jr., Zenergetic defeated Million Dollar Kiss by half-a-length in the $20,000 Selma Stakes on Friday night, the season opener for the live Quarter Horse season at Retama Park. Jesstempting finished three-quarters back for third. Trainer Brian Stroud saddled the 4-year-old daughter of Dominyun for owner Zenergetic Group. Bobby D. Cox bred the sorrel filly in Texas from the First Down Dash mare Zenergy. Zenergetic completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.683 seconds, a 101-speed index ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 9, 2017—Coming off a win in the Old South Derby last month, Mega Hero kept his 3-year-old record a perfect 3-for-3 after a three-quarter length win in Firecracker Derby trials Friday night at Delta Downs. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Mega Hero drifted in while completing the 400 yards in the fastest qualifying time of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 5, 2017—Nearly 50 years ago, trainer C.R. " Chay" Knight saddled the AQHA Hall of Fame racehorse Kaweah Bar to victory in the 1968 running of the $30,240 Ed Burke Million Futurity. Fast forward to 2017 and Knight’s son, the well-known Thoroughbred trainer Terry Knight, will look to win the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity after sending Legacy Ranch’s Corona Cartel colt Platki to a ¾ length victory and the fastest qualifying in the seventh of 12 trials to the million-dollar race on Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course. A total of 99 horses competed in the ...



AURORA, CO—JUNE 4, 2017—Iza Captain got up over Perkin Desire by a nose on Sunday to win the $15,000 Dolls Prodigy Stakes at Arapahoe Park Sunday afternoon. Dcgoldenhawk was a neck back in the blanket finish to get third place. Ridden by jockey Vince Guerra, Iza Captain stepped over the 350 yards, into an 8-mph headwind, in :17.992 seconds. It was the first career win from nine starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Captain Courage. Julio Corral conditions the 3-year-old gelding for owners Pedro and Lilia Andazola. Richard and Genevieve Herrman bred Iza Captain in Colorado from the ...



AJAX, ONT—JUNE 4, 2017—Making his first start since a fourth-place effort in the Grade 3 $202,000 AQHA Derby Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos Race Course last fall, Country Boy 123 defeated Seis Zoom going away in the last of two trials on Sunday for the Picov Maturity at Ajax Downs. Ridden by jockey Cory Spataro, Country Boy 123 won by 1 ½ lengths while clocking the fastest qualifying time of :15.270 seconds, a 106-speed index into an 8-mph headwind on a "good" racing surface. Trainer Bryn Robertson saddled the son of Champion Country Chicks Man to his seventh career win, in 13 ...



JEROME, ID—JUNE 4, 2017—Crown Pointe dueled Stellur to a head win in the second of two trials for the Merial Quarter Horse Derby Sunday afternoon at the Jerome County Fair Grounds. The son of Stel Corona posted the top qualifying time of :17.839 seconds, a 98-speed index into a 5-mph crosswind. ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 3, 2017—Nymeria used a solid start and then kicked in his normal late-running move to score Saturday’s Grade 1, $1,154,700 Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park. Owned by Alfredo Garza of Anthony, N.M. and trained by Josue Ponce, Nymeria was ridden by Jose Alvarez. The win with Nymeria gives Ponce his second consecutive training win in the Heritage Place Futurity as he saddled Duponte to victory in the race in 2016. "I can’t believe it, I’m still in shock," Ponce said of winning the richest race in Oklahoma for two straight years. "All we needed was a good break and we got it and she demonstrated she was good. She just needed experience, she needed ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 3, 2017—Zoomin Effortlessly and 2016 American Quarter Horse Association World Champion Jessies First Down have developed quite the rivalry in their career and it continued Saturday night in the Grade 1, $250,252 Remington Park Championship. The pair hooked up just before the halfway point of the 440-yards to slug it ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 3, 2017—Saving his best for the final, Hold Air Hostage rocketed from his rail post position to take a huge lead and make it last to the finish in the Grade 2, $297,100 Heritage Place Derby on Saturday at Remington Park. Owned by Darling Farms of Lamont, Okla. and trained by American Quarter Horse Association 2016 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 3, 2017—Time For Wine wrapped her perfect Remington Park season on Saturday night, posting her third straight win, this time in the Grade 2, $100,000 Junos Request Stakes. Owned by Pete Scarmardo of Caldwell, Texas and trained by John Weghorst, Time For Win was ridden to her Junos Request Stakes win by James Flores. ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 3, 2017—The $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile Invitational and the $50,000 Easy Date Stakes were also contested at Remington Park Saturday night. Itsmyivory Wins Heritage Place Juvenile At Remington Park Itsmyivory remained undefeated in three lifetime starts after a driving half-length finish in the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 3, 2017—Jess A Hilbily Bone won the Grade 2, $50,588 Remington Park Distance Championship with a dramatic rally up the rail to win by 1-1/4 lengths as the betting favorite at 2-1 odds. After settling back to fifth-place in the early running of the 870-yard race around the turn, the gelded son of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 3, 2017—Bully Pulpit has evidently clued in about his role in the racing game, refusing to lose. Saturday night, he won his third straight race of the Remington Park season and his second futurity, taking the Grade1, $200,000 Speedhorse Graham Futurity for Paints and Appaloosas. Bully Pulpit gained the victory with a ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 3, 2017—Following his big effort to win the Open Me a Corona Stakes at Delta Downs on April 22, Heza Louisiana Dash notched his second stakes win of the meet on Saturday night as he dominated four rivals in the $60,000 Vals Fortune Stakes (RG2) for Louisiana-breds competing at 400 yards. Heza Louisiana Dash broke sharply ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 26, 2017— After qualifying in eighth place during the trials, Keen Liaison and Ronald Hisby put their best effort forward to win the $98,200 Harley Greene Derby at Indiana Grand Saturday. The race, now in its third running, is named after Greene, who worked for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for several decades as ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 3, 2017—Be Afraid and Manuel Gutierrez rallied late in the race to secure the win and the top qualifying time of the Jaguar Rocket Futurity Trials at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday. The duo covered the 300-yard dash in a time of :15.757 seconds to advance to the $100,000 final Saturday, June 17. Starting ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 3, 2017—Stone Cold Leader and Rolando Pina earned the honor of turning in the fastest time for the Gordon Mobley Futurity Trials Saturday at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The duo covered the 300-yard dash in a time of 15.506 seconds as they head toward the $150,000 final slated for Saturday, June 17. Starting from ...



LETHBRIDGE, ALB—JUNE 3, 2017—Mighty Lucille, a $4,700 Sport of Speed Sale repurchase last September, broke her maiden in her second career start on Saturday while setting the fastest qualifying time for the Sport Of Speed Sale Futurity at Lethbridge. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trial races of juveniles who passed through the 2016 ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 17, 2017—Bet I Make U Famous, under jockey Alfonso Lujan, cleared he field on his way to a two-length win over Corona La Jolla in the $40,000 Virgil Bond Stakes Friday night at Delta Downs. Saddled by trainer Trey Ellis, Bet I Make U Famous completed the 870 yards in :36.062 seconds, a 94-speed index. It was the fifth win in 22 starts for the 5-year-old son of leading sire One Famous Eagle. The $15,000 Virgil Bond winners' purse boosted his earnings to $76,429. Bred in Texas, form the First Down Dash mare Line Bet, Bet I Make U ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 2, 2017—Flash Moonfire’s owner David Valdez paid $15,000 for the gelding to gain eligibility to the $392,555 Mountain Top Futurity trials and that investment came through with the fastest-qualifying time from 12 trials on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The 350-yard Mountain Top Futurity is for New Mexico-bred ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 2, 2017—The heavy-wagering favorite at 2-5 odds, Painted Turnpike won like the World Champion Paint he is, taking his second straight Grade 1, $35,000 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes by one length on Friday night at Remington Park. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, ...



FARMINGTON, NM—JUNE 2, 2017—Making her first career start, Beyond 15 blew her completion away by winning the last of four trails to the Four Corners Futurity by 1-1/2 lengths Friday afternoon at SunRay Park. Her time of :17.168 seconds, a 99-speed index with a 6-mph tailwind, was the fastest from 29 juveniles who went to the post. The ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 29, 2017—Remington Park hosted four stakes for Oklahoma-breds on Monday's Memorial Day 10-race card in Oklahoma City. The $61,800 FL Lady Bug Stakes for 2-year-olds at 330 yards; the $61,800 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds and older at 400 yards; the $61,800 Easy Date Stakes for fillies and mares, ...



POCATELLO, ID—MAY 29, 2017—Daylight separated Wagonfullofdividends ($5.80) from the rest of the field in the $40,000 Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Futurity at Pocatello Downs on Monday and sent trainer Mark Hanson and jockey Eddie Aceves to the winner’s circle for the second time in two stakes races. Wagonfullofdividends covered the 330 ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 28, 2017—Michael and Beth Harper’s Firing Tools set the fastest-qualifying time to Grade 1, $800,000 Ruidoso Derby while trainer Trey Wood qualified four of the 10 finalists on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The horses with the top-10 fastest times race in the June 10 Ruidoso Derby and the horses with the next 10-fastest times gain priority to race in the $100,000 Mr Jess Perry. Firing Tools, ridden by Esgar Ramirez, absolutely blew away his rivals in the 11th of 12 trials. The $67,000 purchase at the Ruidoso Super Select Yearling Sale went to the lead and then drew out to a remarkable four-length win in his first start since November. The ...



AURORA, CO—MAY 28, 2017—Flare For Ivory set a new track record when he defeated Live To Love Candy by a neck in the $14,550 Dash For Speed Stakes (not black type) at Arapahoe Park on Sunday. Stormy Red Morning was a head back in the blanket finish to finish third. Ridden by jockey Tanner Thedford, Flare For Ivory completed the 300 yards in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 28, 2017—Wild Wonder has been Mr. Wonderful so far in his two career starts. Owned by partnership consisting largely of Orange County residents, Wild Wonder posted another stellar victory when the gelding by Stel Corona out of the solid producer California Wildfire won an ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 28, 2017—A sharp start gave Race Princess an early advantage in her $19,800 allowance race on Sunday at Remington Park, an event for 2-year-olds going 300 yards. The young filly then held on to triumph by a neck to remain perfect through two career starts. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Bollenbach Farms of ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 27, 2017—Juan Medina’s classy fastest-qualifier Eagle Jazz and his trainer Judd Kearl stepped up during the second of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The horses with the five-fastest times from the 13 trials advance to the 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity on June 11. They join the horses with the five-fastest times on Friday afternoon to complete the field. The horses with the next five-fastest times on each day gain preference to the $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile, also held on June 11. The 2016 national champion trainer, Kearl also qualified ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 27, 2017—The class of the older Indiana sired Quarter Horses at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were on track for the eighth running of the $84,200 Born Runner Classic Saturday. After finishing in the runner up spot last season, W H Design By Dash regained his title in the event, posting a three-quarters of a length win with ...



VINTON, LA—MAY 27, 2017—Under jockey Everardo Rodriguez Wild Tycoon put in an impressive rally to defeat Cobalt Creek by 1 ¼ lengths in the $25,000 Grade 3 Develop A Plan Stakes on Saturday night at Delta Downs. Owned by Rogelio Marquez, Jr., Wild Tycoon completed the 350 yards in :17.365 seconds, a 98-speed index into a 5 mph crosswind. ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—MAY 27, 2017—One Famous Sign who ran for a $30,000-tag two races back stepped up this afternoon under jockey Brayan Velazquez to get his second career win while posting the top qualifying time for the Gopher State Derby Saturday afternoon at Canterbury Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the three 400 yard trial races conducted, will return to Canterbury Park Saturday, June 10th to vie for the winner's share of a $32,750 purse. The first of four finalists for trainer Jason Olmstead, One Famous Sign put in a steady effort to defeat Faster Than Hasta by a neck and post the top qualifying time of :20.244 seconds, a ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—MAY 27, 2017—Stakes winner Sb Hoonigan rolled to a three-length win Saturday afternoon on his way to setting the fastest qualifying time for the Beehive Futurity at Laurel Brown Racetrack. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from eight 350-yard trial races, will return to the Utah racing oval on Saturday, June 17th to vie for the ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—MAY 27, 2017—Masons Moon defeated Krash Your Party by a neck in the first of three trials Saturday for the SVLAC Futurity to set the fastest qualifying time at Laurel Brown Racetrack. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Laurel Brown on Saturday, June 17th to vie for the winner's share of a yet to be announced purse ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 27, 2017—Im The Key made it two consecutive wins this season at Remington Park, scoring his second in a row while going 550 yards on Saturday night. A winner at 440 yards on May 5, Im The Key was claimed out of that race for $6,250 by Carl Eck of Goddard, Kan. Trained by Jake Eck, Im The Key was elevated to a ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 26, 2017—High Rate Partners 2017’s High Rate Of Motion powered through a 19-mile-per-hour headwind to set the top qualifying time on the first of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity on Friday afternoon. The two-year-olds with the five-fastest times from the 13 trials advance to the 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity on June 11. The horses with the next five-fastest times gain preference to the $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile on the same day. The five Ruidoso Futurity finalists from Friday’s program will join the horses with the five-fastest times on Saturday afternoon in the Ruidoso Futurity. ...



FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 26, 2017—Coming off a win in the RG2 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap at Sunland Park in March, Seis Menudos defeated Major Bites by 1½ lengths Friday afternoon in the $40,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes at SunRay Park. Play Misty Foreme finished a neck back in the show position. Ridden by jockey Jorge Bourdieu, Seis Menudos raced ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—MAY 26, 2017—Half the qualifying field ran over a 100 speed index on Friday afternoon in four trials contested for the 89 & Under Allowance at Laurel Brown Racetrack. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from four trials of hopefuls who had not recorded a speed index higher than 89 as of December 31, 2016, will return to the Utah ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 25, 2017—Furr Wheelin stayed perfect on his 2017 Remington Park season, winning his second race in as many starts on Thursday night. The victory in a $7,500-level claiming race also stretched his overall winning streak to three races. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Lisa Joneson of Shawnee, Okla. and trained by Luis Villafranco, Furr Wheelin was ridden to victory by Gonzalo Gutierrez. The 4-year-old gelding used a solid start to go right to the lead in the 550-yard race, pulling clear to win by 1-1/4 lengths in 27.273 seconds over the fast track. Dingus Oak was up for second with Little Jo Eagle along for ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 22, 2017—Thriving Ivory got her first career stakes win on Sam Houston's 2017 closing Quarter Horse card Monday when she defeated Zoomin N Celebrating by half-a-length in the $15,000 Sam Houston Distaff. Post-time favorite Barefoot Beach finished a nose back in third. Ridden by jockey Francisco Calderon, Thriving Ivory completed the 300 yards in a quick :15.113 clocking while earning 111-speed index into a 10-mph crosswind. Trainer Angel Sanchez saddled the Ivory James 3-year-old to her third win in nine starts for owner Agustin Hernandez. Bred by ...