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AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 8, 2018—Stablemates Spy For The Senate and Stripper Dust finished 1-2 for trainer Jason Pascoe and owner Milena Kwiecien Monday afternoon in the $77,039(US) Alex Picov Memorial Futurity at Ajax Downs. After breaking last under jockey Cerapio Figueroa, fastest qualifier Spy For The Senate ran down his stablemate Stripper ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 8, 2018—Multiple stakes winner Country Boy 123 got his seventh straight win and kept his 2018 record a perfect 6-for-6 on Monday when he defeated Albertt by half-a-length in the $65,216(US) Alex Picov Memorial Championship Maturity at Ajax Downs. The 6-year-old son of champion Country ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 7, 2018—Eagle Coast, a son of world champion and champion sire One Dashing Eagle, got his first stakes win on Sunday by defeating Jess Saying by nose in the $344,250 Grade 2 Hobbs America Derby at Zia Park. Fastest qualifier Sure Fire Quick finished one-length back in third. Under jockey Sergio Becerra, Jr., Eagle Coast completed the 400 yards in :19.571 seconds, a 96 speed index into a 21 mph headwind. It was the third win seven starts this season and the $166,070 winners' purse boosted his bankroll to nearly $210,000. Jose Muela picked up a stakes training double ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 7, 2018—Believe Me Irene, a daughter of leading sire Valiant Hero, got up late to defeat Fooze Jr by a neck in the $219,703 Hobbs America Derby(G3) Sunday afternoon at Zia Park. Mister Moody Blue finished another neck back in the blanket finish to take third. Under veteran jockey ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 6, 2018—What a weekend for jockey Ramon Sanchez. The 2002 and 2009 AQHA champion jockey swept the PCQHRA Breeders Series, winning the Grade 3 derby with Moonie Blues on Friday and the Grade 2 futurity with Cole Man 47 on Saturday. Sanchez completed his great weekend by piloting Keith Nellesen’s Jess Send It to the ...



PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 7, 2018—Sneakin Tr bobbled the start under veteran jockey Robert Burney then drew off to defeat For Sweet Jess by one-length in the $14,350 Directors Handicap (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Portland Meadows. Jacango finished another length back in third. Conditioned by trainer Scott Raley, the 5-year-old son of ...



ROCKY VIEW, AB—OCTOBER 7, 2018— The two overall fastest qualifiers to the Canada Quarter Horse Cup Derby finished a first and second by a head in the second of two trials at Century Downs on Sunday afternoon.

The winner of the second trial, Bringonthewave, and jockey Ramiro Castillo, finished first with a time of :20.209 in the 400-yard ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 6, 2018—Trainer Rolando Almanza swept the Dash For Cash series at Lone Star Park Saturday night when Paint Me A Sinner raced to her third consecutive win in the $405,585 Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity. Almanza sent out the Dash For Cash Juvenile winner Zoomin Patriot (see related story) and Dash For Cash Derby winner Eos A Political Win (see related story) on Lone Star Park's Saturday card earlier in the evening. Under jockey Ricardo Garza-Cruz, Paint Me A Sinner sped over the muddy (sealed) ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 6, 2018—Steve McIntyre and Marin Jones' Cole Man 47 looked like one of the most impressive 2-year-olds during the start of gate workouts in early spring at Los Alamitos. Once the juveniles started racing, Cole Man 47 posted some promising runner-up efforts and eventually a maiden victory in the fourth start of his ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 6, 2018—Eos A Political Win scored his second career stakes win on Saturday by defeating Stone Cold Leader in the $163,400 Dash For Cash Derby at Lone Star Park. Cartel Cupid was moved to third after Lions Express' was moved to seventh for interference. Bumped at the start, Eos A Political Win put in a game effort ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 6, 2018—It was a win via disqualification, but Zoomin Racer overcame interference and was placed first after hitting the wire second in the $50,000 Herman Jefferson Stakes at Zia Park on Saturday afternoon.

Zoomin Racer ($3.20) was the post-time favorite in the 870-yard feature race of the day. The 5-year-old gelding ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 6, 2018—Louisiana-bred Zoomin Patriot responded gamely under champion jockey Ricky Ramirez to defeat Jordan Eagle by a nose in the $45,065 Dash For Cash Juvenile Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Conditioned by trainer Rolando Almanza, Zoomin Patriot raced over the muddy (sealed) surface to stop the clock at :19.614 ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 6, 2018—The start was the story of the $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. Jockey Donald Watson got 6-1 shot, Jess Political, off to the best break in the field and she carried that all the way to a victory by a neck. She covered the 330-yards in :16.489 seconds over the fast track, ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 4, 2018—Three trials Saturday night at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino set up the $150,000 final of the Miss Roxie Little Futurity slated for Quarter Horse Night Saturday, Oct. 27 and as expected, Nachito Coronel will lead the top 10 qualifiers into the final. Starting from post nine as the heavy favorite, Nachito ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 4, 2018—It was a Ricardo Martinez-trained two-year-old that topped the list of qualifiers for the upcoming $100,000 Governors Stakes Final set for Saturday, Oct. 27, but it wasn’t one of the horses that everyone expected. Two of Martinez’s top two-year-olds encountered problems in the trials and did not make the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 4, 2018—Tres My Heart and Giovani Vazquez-Gomez had a job to do Saturday in the trials for the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana (QHRAI) Derby and they handled their assignment with ease to qualify in the top spot for the $100,000 final slated for Saturday, October 27. Starting as the favorite of the ...



ROCKY VIEW, AB—OCTOBER 6, 201—The Saturday card at Century Downs opened with two trials for the 400-yard Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity.

Singles Cruise, with Alejandro Hernandez, posted the fastest qualifying time of 20.286. The duo broke mid-pack and gained ground throughout the 400-yard trial to win by a neck over second-place ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 5, 2018—Lisa Anderson's Moonie Blues won her first derby of the season in her fourth attempt, as she took the lead shortly after the start and cruised from there under a hand-ride by jockey Ramon Sanchez to win the Grade 3, $152,000 PCQJHRA Breeders Derby by a half-length over the talented Chance to Fire and the millionaire champion J Fire Up on Friday at Los Alamitos. Leaving the gate from post number nine, Moonie Blues was second at the start before taking command by a half-length after the first 100 yards of the 400-yard race. Moonie Blues had a ¾ length lead at the half way point of the race and before ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 4, 2018— Stinkin Rich and Shanley Jackson accomplished a lot of goals during their win in the 22nd running of the Hoosier Park Classic today (Friday). The six-year-old flashy grey gelding won his third straight title in the race and solidified his status as Indiana's all-time leading Quarter Horse for earnings, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 5, 2018—Mario Hurtado's Love To Reason BR won her Los Alamitos debut in style, holding off eight rivals to win the $25,000 Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jose Nicasio for trainer Monty Arrossa, the 5-year-old mare took the lead shortly after the start and pulled away from the rest ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 5, 2018—An invader from Texas stormed down the stretch and overcame the betting favorite as Globito recorded the first stakes win of his career on Friday night in thevv. The Texas-bred colt passed Jrs Taylors Runnaway to prevail in a startling time of :11.570 seconds for 220 yards over the fast track, just .04 off the ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 1, 2018—A pair of Ontario-bred geldings tied for the top time Monday in the $70,000 Picov Derby trials at Ajax Downs, however trainer Jason Pascoe and owner Milena Kwiecien teamed to qualify have the field. Express Your Desire, under jockey Ismael Mosqueira, defeated AJ Chick In 15 in the first of two trials by stopping ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—SEPTEMBER 29, 2018—Be Afraid and Sergio Ramirez showed no fear in the 10th running of the $121,600 Sterlie Bertram Memorial Stakes Saturday. The duo ran down the competition in the last few strides of the race to win the 400-yard event in a time of :19.730 seconds, establishing a new stakes record. The previous record of ...



HOBBS, NM—SEPTEMBER 29, 2018—Rarin, at (9-1), put in a sharp effort under jockey Juan Pulido, to defeat Apollitical Ok by a 1-¼ lengths in the $50,000 Grade 2 James Isaac Hobbs Stakes Saturday afternoon at Zia Park. Swiss White Wine finished half-a-length back in third. Saddled by trainer Fernando Carrete, Rarin completed the 350 yards in ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 29, 2018—On the inside, favorite Sf Hot Pass dueled gate to wire with The Golden Bowl on the outside, to prevail by a neck in the $20,000 Nevil Stakes. That pair finished two-lengths in front of the rest of the field. Final time for the 350-yard contest was 17.319 over a track surface listed as good. ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 29, 2018—Making her first start since finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity last June, Little Kool Belle posted a dominating 1-¾ length win in the fourth of five trials contested Saturday for the Valley Junction Futurity at Prairie Meadows. Under jockey Jorge Torres, Little Kool Belle completed the ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 29, 2018—Irish Royal Jess, runner-up in last year's Jim Bader Futurity, scored his third consecutive win in as many starts this season to set the top qualifying time from two trials contested Saturday for the Polk County Derby at Prairie Meadows. Under jockey Lucas Constantin Iris Royal Jess veered out at the start ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 29, 2018—Fastest qualifier RP Live Wire Dash returned Saturday to post a wire-to-wire 1-¼ length win over Tightwire in the $81,600 Pot O Gold Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. Memories Of Lil Hero finished a nose back in third. Racing for owner/breeder Roy Kent Perkins, Rp Livewire Dash completed the 350 yards in ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 29, 2018—Dtl Samureye held off a late close from Bully Pulpit to win the $16,700 Lorelei Paint and Appaloosa Derby at Will Rogers Downs Saturday afternoon. Dcm Furyofhestorm finished one-length back in third. Ridden by jockey Agustin Silva, Dtl Samureye completed the 400 yards in :20.007 seconds into a 7 mph ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 28, 2018—Coming off a sixth-place effort in the John Andreini Memorial Stakes at Ruidoso earlier this month, Born To Bad dueled early then drove to a three-quarter length win over Ihaveallthecontrol in the $19,700 OQHRA Fall Classic Friday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Painted Clouds finished another three-quarter back for third. Ridden by jockey Cody Smith, Born To Be Bad completed the 400 yards in :19.722 seconds, equaling a 94 speed index over the fast racecourse. Trainer Tammy Kay Johnson was saddling her third stakes winner at Will Rogers Downs in less than week. Last Sunday the Texas-based trainer ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 28, 2018— It wasn’t a dead-heat that produced two winners from the first 100-yard qualifying round in the Gridiron Challenge Series (not black type) here tonight. The cause was too many entrants, 18 total to be exact, therefore warranting the split into two races with nine each. The series has two more ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2018—High Time To Fly picked the right time to break his maiden when he won the second of three trials for Jim Bader Futurity by 1-¼ lengths Friday night at Prairie Meadows. Under jockey Bonifacio Quiroz High Time To Fly completed the 350 yards in :17.867 seconds on a "good" racing surface with a 5 mph crosswind ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2018—Getting this third consecutive win, stakes winner Walcott posted the top qualifying time for the $100,000-est. Altoona Derby Friday night following a 1-3/4 length trial win at Prairie Meadows. Ridden by jockey Mauro Salcedo, Walcott got good speed early to clear the field and stop the timer in the fastest ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—Ted G. Abrams’ Jessies First Down, American Quarter Horse racing’s world champion the past two seasons, kept his undefeated record this season intact with a victory in Sunday’s 440-yard, $300,000 Albuquerque Fall Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs. Ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo for trainer Jimmy Padgett, Jessies First Down covered his quarter-mile trip in :21.174, and his winning margin was a half of a length from Major Bites. The homebred 7-year-old gelding earned the $181,800 winner’s share of the stakes-record purse while scoring his third Grade 1 win of the season. Jessies First Down was ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 23, 2018—Racing for the first time since November 19, 2017, EG High Desert Farms' Jess Ravin shook off easily the cobwebs of inactivity with a sensational wire-to-wire daylight victory in the Grade 1, $125,000 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap for fillies and mares on ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 23, 2018—Trainer Tammy Kay Johnson saddled her second stakes winner on the Will Rogers Downs card Sunday when Viva Le Don defeated Charlies Fury by three-quarters in the $266,765 Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity. Lota Candy finished another three-quarters back in third. Ridden by jockey Randy Wilson, Viva Le Don completed the 350 yards in :17.442 seconds, over fast racecourse, to earn a 99 speed index and pocket the winner's purse valued at $106,706. Tammy Kay Johnson, who saddled Rock A Billy to victory in Race 4, the AQHA Will Rogers Distance Challenge, also trains Viva Le Don for Rockin J Running ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—Faster Then U, a lightly raced son of multiple stakes sire Ivory James, ran her win streak to three straight on Sunday when he captured the $256,576 La Fiesta Quarter Horse Futurity with a wire-to-wire performance. Ridden by jockey Alonso Rivera, Faster Then U ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—In a sharp effort under champion jockey G.R. Carter, Jr., High Rate Of Motion scored his first career stakes win on Sunday when he defeated Jess Shantastic by a nose in the $145,043 La Fiesta Quarter Horse Derby at Albuquerque Downs. Strykr Force finished half-a-length back in third. "He really needed ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—With a strong rally under jockey Alfredo Triana, Jr., Regard The Rose caught Hollywoodcrown by a neck in the $134,387 New Mexico State Fair Derby(RG3) Sunday afternoon at Albuquerque Downs. Flash Moonfire finished a nose back in a blanket finish to take third. "The way she broke, I was confident that ...



HOBBS, NM—SEPTEMBER 23, 2019—Mr Perry Strong, under jockey Felipe Garcia-Luna got his first win of the year Sunday when the took the fourth of five trials for the Hobbs America Derby(G3) at Zia Park. Mr Perry Strong won his trial by one-length while clocking :21.529 seconds for the 440 yards to secure the top qualifying time for the Grade ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—Legend Of The Vine, the eighth-fastest qualifier and a 22-1 longshot, scored an upset victory in Saturday's 400-yard, $325,483 New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs. Racing for J & SM Inc. of Fort Stockton, Texas, Legend Of The Vine defeated EB Rapidito by a neck in :19.926. Justin Shepherd rode the gray daughter of Big Daddy Cartel for trainer Fred Danley. "She broke a step slow, but she ran to them," said Shepherd, who also rode Legend Of The Vine to a second-place finish in her trial on ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—Bumped and forced out at the break, Mpshinning powered his way to the top qualifying time for the Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity on Saturday night at Lone Star Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 12 trial races contested, will return to Lone Star Park on Saturday, October 6th to vie for the winner's ...



ROCKY VIEW, ALB—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—Timbersknightryder, under jockey Ramiro Castillo, flew late to defeat Royal Special by half-a-length in Saturday's $43,529(US) Alberta Bred Futurity at Century Downs. The son of leading Canadian sire First Timber completed the 350 yard task, over a muddy track ...



HOBBS, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019—Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity finalist Sure Fire Quick surged clear by two-lengths under champion jockey Ricky Ramirez Saturday afternoon to post the top qualifying time for the $300,000-est. Hobbs America Futurity(G2) at Zia Park. The son of champion sire Walk Thru Fire completed his 400 yard task in :19.592 ...



ROCKY VIEW, ALB—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—Last year's Alberta Bred Futurity(RG3) winner quickly went to the front and held the sway late over Gone To Be Bright in the $27,220(US) Alberta Bred Derby Saturday afternoon at Century Downs. Ridden by jockey Ramiro Castillo, Bringonthewave completed the 400 yards, over a muddy racecourse and into an 8 ...



ROCKY VIEW, ALB—SEPTEMBER 22, 2018—Free Thought, a 7-year-old son of champion sire Stel Corona, was much the best on Saturday when he defeated Big Hoss Rollin by 3-¼ lengths in the $9,718(US) Century Downs 770 Stakes (not black type). Free Thought was quickest to the turn from the start. Jockey ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 21, 2018—Ruidoso Derby(G1) runner-up Cartel Cupid bounced from an off-the-board performance in the All American Derby trials last month to post the top qualifying time for the Dash For Cash Derby(G2) Friday night at Lone Star Park. Fifty sophomores battled the elements over a sloppy (sealed) racecourse in five trial races that went from a 10 mph tailwind in the opening trial to a 16 mph tailwind in trial three and a 10 mph crosswind in the last two trials. The 10 fastest qualifiers will faceoff on Saturday, October 6th to vie for the winners' share of ...



SOROCABA,SP BRZ—SEPTEMBER 20, 2018—On September 15, Erico Braga’s Granita Cartel set a track record in the Taca de Prata Final at Jockey Club de Sorocaba. The 3-year-old mare covered the 330 yard race in :16.280 to win the R$80,000 race, which is equivalent to approximately $19,500(US). The mare is sired by Granite Lake and is out of the Corona Cartel mare Coronita Cartel, who is a sister to leading sires Pyc Paint Your Wagon and Ivory James. Finishing second in the stakes was Fly Foal Seis, with Zoe ...



AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 17, 2018—Spy For Senate dueled to a nose win over Shes Sizzling in the second of two trials for the Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Monday afternoon at Ajax Downs. Under jockey Cerapio Figueroa Spy For The Senate completed his 400 yard task in :20.190 seconds, equaling a 94 speed index with a 5-mph tailwind to establish the top qualifying time. Runner-up Shes Sizzling and jockey Ramiro Castillo recorded a :20.200 clocking, also a 94 speed index, to get the second fastest qualifying time. Spy For The Senate was the first of four qualifiers for owner Milena Kwiecien and trainer Jason Pascoe. Bred in Oklahoma by Mary Hainline, Spy For The Senate has compiled a ...



AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 17, 2018—In a prep race for the upcoming Alex Picov Memorial Championship reigning Ajax Horse of the Year County Boy 123 shaved 9/100ths off Ajax Downs' 250 yard track record on Monday. Making his first start at this short of a distance, the gelding went to the post in the track's $14,492 250-yard Sprint Series (not ...