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AURORA, CO—JULY 15, 2017—Fastest qualifier Indomable Cartel drew clear under jockey Fernando Fonseca-Soto to defeat Shining Bianca by 1-¾ lengths in the $74,680 Cherry Creek Futurity Saturday afternoon at Arapahoe Park. Its A Blackjack finished a head back in third. "I was pretty surprised he broke that fast," Fonseca-Soto said. "But after he broke in front, I was pretty excited that we were going to make it to the finish line like that, and that’s how he did it." Saddled by trainer Luz Chavira, Indomable Cartel completed the 330 yards in :17.006 seconds, an 89-speed index into a 4-mph headwind, to pick up the winners' purse ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 15, 2017—Coming off a third-place effort, to the fastest qualifier, in the June 30th trials, Iza Captain, under jockey Jose Ruiz, took a big bounce Saturday at Arapahoe Park to win the $59,580 Lucille Rowe Derby by one-length over Late N Dirty. Shes My F-oose finished a nose back in third. "He didn’t break that fast, but in ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 15, 2017—The lightly raced Bad Neighbor got his first career win while setting the fastest qualifying time Saturday night for the Grade 3 Speedhorse Futurity at Fair Meadows. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from eight trial races contested, will return to Fair Meadows on Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of a ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 15, 2017—RC Racing, LLC’s A Passion For Flashn destroyed his rivals in the seventh of 10 Zia Futurity trials on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs and easily clocked the fastest qualifying time. All of the trials were for New Mexico-breds and contested over 400 yards. The top-10 qualifiers from the Zia Futurity ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 15, 2017—Trainer Leon Bard saddled three winners and three qualifiers, including the two fastest, to the Retama Park Derby Saturday night. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from five trials races run on Saturday, will return to Retama Park Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of a $75,000-added purse going 400 yards. ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 15, 2017—Born To B Bad, under jockey Jose Romero, drew off to a three-quarter length win over Famousist in the first of three trials Saturday at Fair Meadows to set the fastest qualifying time for the Speedhorse Derby. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Northeastern Oklahoma racetrack on Saturday, July 29th to vie ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 15, 2017—The best of the Beehive State was on display in the $34,800 Utah-Bred Futurity at Wyoming Downs on Saturday, but it was Bay Max and jockey Jose Guzman who pulled the upset to win the final. Bay Max ($18.40) and Guzman led from start to finish to win the 350-yard race in 17.741.

Bay Max, who sat at 20-1 on the ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 15, 2017—Terry and Irene Stennett’s Percyjones showed his class with an easy win with the top qualifying mark for the Zia Quarter Horse Derby(RG2) Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. All of the trials were for New Mexico-breds and contested over 400 yards. The horses with the 10-fastest times in the Zia Derby trials ...



FARGO, ND—JULY 15, 2017—Marmolly, a 2-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Freighttrain B, kept her record a perfect 3-for-3 after posting the fastest qualifying time for the North Dakota Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity on Saturday at the North Dakota Horse Park. The eight fastest ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 15, 2017—Lotta James, who two races back started for a $12,5000 tag at Remington Park, prevailed over Divas Candy Girl to win the $17,500 Dash In A Flash Stakes Saturday afternoon at Canterbury Park. Posttime-favorite Bye Byefreighttrain finished a neck back in the blanket finish to take third. Ridden by jockey Nik Goodwin, Lotta James scooted over the 110 yards in a quick :6.987 clocking into a 15-mph headwind to earn a 98-speed index. It was the fifth career win in 17 starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Ivory James. Saddled by trainer R. Allen Hybsha, Lotta ...



FREDERICKSBURG, TX—JULY 15, 2017—The lone filly in the field, Chula Kid, started as the post-time favorite in the $12,000 G.C.F.A Dutchman Handicap (not black type) and led wire-to-wire on Saturday at Gillespie. Clayton Garcia was aboard for the 350-yard event and the pair stopped the clock at 17.577 to earn a speed index of 103.

Chula ...



FREDRICKSBRUG, TX—JULY 15, 2017—Herculan Task, a 3-year-old son of leading sire Corona Cartel, broke his maiden on Saturday to set the top qualifying time for the $7,500 G.C.F.A. 79 & Under Derby at the Gillespie County Fairground. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races of sophomores who ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 14, 2017—Krash Course, under jockey Jose Martinez, posted the fastest qualifying time from 102 juveniles who participated in 11 trials Friday night for the TQHA Sale Futurity(RG3) at Retama Park. Each starter was required to have passed through the sales ring of the 2016 TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio. The 10 fastest will return to Retama Park on Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of $435,680 purse going 350 yards. Conditioned by Jose Sanchez, for owner Martha Nevarez, Krash Course defeated ninth-fastest qualifier Thebunnygoeson by 1½ lengths in the ninth trial to record the top qualifying time of ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 9, 2017—Darling Farms’ Hold Air Hostage, a $40,000 supplemental nominee to enter the trials to the Grade 1, $1,150,000 Rainbow Derby, has an excellent opportunity to earn that payment after racing to the fastest Rainbow Derby qualifying time on Sunday afternoon. The Rainbow Derby winner will receive $483,000. The horses with the 10-fastest times from the 11 trials advance to 440-yard Rainbow Derby on July 22. The horses with the next 10-fastest times have preference to run in the $100,000 Corona Cartel on July 22. All of the trials were contested on a wet-fast ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 9, 2017—Owned and bred by J. Francisco Diaz and trained by his son, Lindolfo Diaz, One Sweet Runner posted the fastest qualifying time to the $203,000 Governor’s Cup Derby after winning the second of three trials contested on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Twenty-four runners competed in the 400-yard trials with the 10 ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 9, 2017— It was just two weeks ago that Vvr Dazzling Corona broke her maiden as the fastest qualifier for the $23,000 Wyoming Bred Derby; now the daughter of Coronas Velvet has her first stakes win with Sunday’s victory at Wyoming Downs.

Vvr Dazzling Corona ($12.80) and jockey Jesus Virgen were wire-to-wire winners, extending the margin of victory to one length by the end of the 350-yard event. Their final time was 17.453, fast enough for a 96 speed index.

The filly is trained by Skyler Green and is owned by Casey Albert Lipp; Mike Lipp bred the filly in Wyoming out of the Dash To Chivato mare Dazzling ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—JULY 9, 2017—Ridden by jockey Nate Parker, Ez Frosty Morn scored his third win of the season from four starts when he defeated L Bar D Genuine Red by a neck in the $11,050 Grants Pass Derby (not black type) at Grants Pass Downs. L Bar D Bonnie Lee finished half-a-length back in third place. A late run by the son of leading ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 9, 2017—Dutch Masters III’s Chazaq, the winner of the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity last year, enjoyed a sensational 2017 debut after posting a two-length victory in a meet’s best 300-yard time of :15.159 on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Making his first start since the trials to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity on ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 9, 2017— Silver Citizen and jockey Fernando Camacho flew from the gate and won the $15,000 Izyk Stakes as the post-time favorite in Sunday’s feature race at Arapahoe Park.

The son of Silver City made 7-5 look like easy money in his second attempt at the 870-yard distance, at one point enjoying a 5-length lead over the ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 10, 2017—Ridden by jockey Eddie Sanchez, the undefeated filly Dashunder Afullmoon scored a half-length win over You Drive I Fly in the record setting $705,495 Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) at Delta Downs Saturday night. Tf El Whiskey finished another length back in third. Dashunder Afullmoon put on an impressive rally down the stretch to complete the 350 yards in :17.481 seconds, earnings a 95 speed index into a 15 mph headwind, to pocket a winners' paycheck worth $352,747. "I have no words, except to thank the Lord and our team. She is an amazing filly," Sanchez said ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 8, 2017—Multiple graded winner Heza Louisiana Dash got up at the wire to defeat Jes A Fast Dasher by a head in the $100,000 Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2) Saturday night at Delta Downs. Jess A Saint was another head back in the blanket finish to get third. Ridden by jockey Gilbert Ortiz, Heza Louisiana Dash covered the 440 ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 10, 2017—Under jockey David Alvarez, Jrs Coronas Shadow (13-1) used quick speed to get to the front then held off First Prize Bourbon to win the $257,160 Delta Downs Louisiana-Bred Derby Saturday night at Delta Downs. No Politics Here finished a head back for third. Leading Delta trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 8, 2017—Despite being undefeated over Indiana Grand’s racetrack, Tommy The Train was not receiving the early focus in the $81,500 Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby Saturday. But after the race was a different story. The three-year-old gelded son of multiple stakes sire Freighttrain B ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 4, 2017—The two horses that finished in a dead heat for the win in the Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity — Uptown Dynasty and Eagle Jazz — are set for a rematch in the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity after Uptown Dynasty raced to the fastest qualifying time in the Rainbow Futurity trials on Saturday afternoon at ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 8, 2017—Eight stakes on the closing night card of the 2017 Quarter Horse meet at Delta Downs included four undercard stakes worth $190,000 for Louisiana-breds. The undercard races were dominated by wagering favorites, leading connections and Jet Black Patriot progeny, resulting in ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 8, 2017—A talented field of horses from out of state assembled at Indiana Grand Saturday for the 19th running of the $52,900 Bradford Stakes. However, it was an Indiana bred that took home the title in the race as W H Kenny G and Jockey Harold Collins stunned the crowd with the upset win in a time of :19.778. Starting from post two in the 10-horse field, WH ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 8, 2017—Trainer Chris O’Dell saddled the two fastest qualifiers to the $390,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity at 350 yards after Abigail Kawananakoa’s Chance To Fire posted the top time of :17.706 and Rosenthal Ranch’s Effortless Effort remained undefeated after winning his trial in a time of :17.713 on Saturday at Los ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 8, 2017—A Toast To Brindis, at 11-1 odds, went wire-to-wire under jockey Nakia Ramirez, to defeat stablemate Tanguery Dash by a nose in the $37,100 Wyoming Bred Futurity Saturday afternoon at Wyoming Downs. Fastest qualifier Foose Dust finished a neck back in the blanket finish to take third. Saddled by trainer Jesse Villegas, A Toast To Brindis completed the 300 yards in :15.527 seconds to earn a 92-speed index. It was the second win in four starts for the Brindis Por Cayenne gelding and the $12,985 winners' purse boosted his career mark to nearly $15,000. Gerald Kaul ...



TULSA, OK – JULY 8, 2017 - The feature race of the Saturday night card at Fair Meadows went to Sexy and I Know It B, who defeated a full field of older horses by over a length in the $17,500 Fair Meadows Maturity.

Jose Vega and Sexy and I Know It B ($9.00) posted a time of 17.508 for the 350-yard event and picked up a speed index of ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 8, 2017—The only two fillies in the $20,000 King William Handicap defeated the boys by a neck in the feature race at Retama Park on Saturday. Only a head separated winning 4-year-old filly Brookside from runner-up Zenergetic as she and Juan Vazquez covered the 350-yard distance in 17.565 to earn a 104 speed index.

A ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 8, 2017—Three trials including 24 horses vied for a spot among the top 10 Saturday, July 8 to advance into the final of the $50,000 Heartland Futurity. SR Shambles and James Flores took the spotlight as easy winners of their trial, posting a time of :15.443 to lead the list of finalists. The trial was part of a special ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 8, 2017— Sicario and Jockey Cristian Esqueda made it a perfect three for three on the year with the fastest time in the Blue River Derby Trials Saturday. The trials were part of an evening dedicated to the sprinters and Sicario will advance to the $100,000 final of the Blue River Derby Saturday, July 29 with his time ...



AURORA, CO— JULY 8, 2017—Burst Of Dash burst from the gate and was the wire-to-wire winner in Saturday’s $13,800 Come Six Stakes (not black type) at Arapahoe Park. Ridden by Manuel Meza, Burst Of Dash covered the 400-yard distance in 19.910 and earned a 91 speed index.

Burst Of Dash ($39.60) was the second longest shot on the board, ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 7, 2017—Trainer Judd Kearl, the defending national champion trainer, took charge of the 12 trials to the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity on Friday afternoon by sending out the top-three qualifiers. The two-year-olds with the five-fastest times from Friday’s 12 trials will join the horses with the five-fastest times on Saturday’s 12 trials in the 400-yard Rainbow Futurity on July 23. The horses with the next five-fastest times each day gain priority to race in the $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile, also on July 23. Heading the Kearl-trained dominance was Juan Medina’s homebred Eagle Jazz, the top-ranked ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—JULY 4, 2017—Fastest qualifier I Deliver returned to Grants Pass today for a wire-to-wire win over L Bar D Classic Trip in the $28,400 Firecracker Futurity. Warhock finished three-quarters back in the show position. Ridden by jockey Eduard Sosa, I Deliver kept his nose in front at the wire to complete the 350 yards in :17.666 seconds, a 103-speed index. It was the second win in four starts for the son of leading third crop sire One Sweet Jess. The $11,360 winners' purse boosts his bankroll to $13,642. Hector Magallanes saddled the brown gelding for owner Chris ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—JULY 4, 2017—Sandy Downs' Holiday Race card today included two sets of trials for the $19,125 IQHA Idaho Cup Futurity and the$18,000 Firecracker Maiden Frolic. Finals for both races will be contested on Saturday, July 22nd. IQHA Idaho Cup Futurity Trials The Bossgirl, a daughter of first crop sire ...



PLEASANTON, CA—JULY 4, 2017—Mi Viejo, a 4-year-old son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry, rolled to a 1 ¼ length win over Primercartel in the $8,000 Jack Robinson Handicap (not black type) during the Oak Tree meet at Pleasanton Tuesday afternoon. Snow Coronitas finished a nose back in third. Adriana Aceves conditions the Mexico-bred Mi Viejo for owner Rancho El Alacran. The sorrel colt completed the 350 yards in :17.944 seconds to earn a 95-speed index. Bred from the Thoroughbred mare Lady of Lake, by Salt Lake, Mi Viejo pocketed the $4,400 winner's purse to boost his earnings total to more ...



EDMONTON, ALB—JULY 3, 2017—Mr Eleanor broke his maiden with a 1 ¾ length winning effort on Monday to post the top qualifying time from three trials for the Alberta Stallion Stakes Futurity at Northlands Park. The eight fastest qualifiers, from juveniles sired by accredited Alberta participating stallions, will return to Northlands Park on Wednesday, July 19th to vie for the winners' share of $51,811 purse going 330 yards. Ridden by jockey J.B. Botello, Mr Eleanor was a wire-to-wire winner over the 330-yard course in :17.159 seconds, into a 10-mph crosswind, to record the top qualifying time. The Alberta homebred son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 2, 2017—The dream season continues for owner Bill Hoburg and his homebred BH Lisas Boy after the Idaho-bred gelding edged Reliance Ranches LLC’s The Charm Of Corona by a nose to win the Grade 1, $162,600 Vessels Maturity on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cesar De Alba and saddled by Hoburg, BH Lisas Boy recorded ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 2, 2017—Second fastest qualifier A Jordon Reed used his quick speed to race to a half-length win over Agent Carter in the record $167,600 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Sunday afternoon at Canterbury Park. Miss Jess Carter finished a neck back in the show position. Ridden by jockey Oscar Delgado, A Jordon Reed covered the 350 yards in :17.847 seconds, with a 15 mph tailwind, to record a 97 speed index. The gray son of Jumpn Chic entered the race off a close second place effort to fastest qualifier Olivas Jett in the June ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 2, 2017—Fastest qualifier Bs Special returned to Canterbury Park on Sunday to defeat Triple Vodka Feature by one-length in the $45,765 Minnesota Stallion Breeders' Quarter Horse Futurity. Second fastest qualifier Itinkican Itinkican finished another length back in third place. Under jockey David Pinon, Bs Special rolled ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 2, 2017—Racing for owner-trainer Dean Frey, Kowboy Jim stepped up off an option claiming victory on June 8th to roll to a 1-¾ length win on Sunday while setting the fastest qualifying time for the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby at Canterbury Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trial races, will return to the ...



BELCOURT, ND—JULY 2, 2017—A trio of Ima Ramblin On fillies finished on top in the $7,760 April Lafountain North Dakota Grass Roots Derby (not black type) Sunday at Chippewa Downs, but it was Ramblin On in Style who won in style as the post-time favorite. Jockey Jeramie Fennell guided the gray filly home in 18.290 to earn an 87 speed index ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 2, 2017—Coming off a ninth-place effort in the May 20th John Deere Sam Houston Juvenile Challenge(G3), Glimpse Of Fire had no trouble defeating Driven By Results in the second of two trials Sunday for the TQHA Futurity at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Ridden by jockey Claudio Aguilar, Glimpse Of Fire completed ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 2, 2017—Queen Of The Kartel, third in 89 & Under finale at Laurel Brown June 6th, flew from the outside post on Sunday to get the top qualifying time for the 89 & Under Stakes (not black type) at Wyoming Downs. Ridden by jockey Daniel Carillo, Queen Of The Kartel covered the 400 yards in a quick :19.744 seconds, a 96 ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 10, 2017—After posting the 10th fastest qualifying time and having yet to visit the winner’s circle in five previous starts, Rancho Herradura, LLC’s Sixes Flash decided to run the biggest race of his life when it counted the most in Saturday’s $274,325 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs. The Erasmo Hernandez trainee used a strong late surge to grab victory under jockey Rolando Cabrera. After breaking from the gate sharply in the test for 2-year-olds, Sixes Flash battled for the lead throughout the race and needed a strong late kick to reach the finish line a neck in front of runner-up Emnent. Capital Ice, ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 1, 2017—Under jockey Gonzalo Gutierrez Dashin Red Cat flew late down the stretch to defeat Tacky Lil Groundhog by a neck in the $95,540 TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity(RG3) Saturday night at Retama Park. Coronarita Blue finished another neck back in the blanket finish to get third. Racing for owner/breeder Douglas Grenz, the ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 1, 2017—Coming off a second-place effort in the June 17th trials Kas Famous flew late under jockey Jorge Linares to catch fastest qualifier Zoomin N Celebrating by a head in the $55,190 TQHA Sires' Cup Derby Saturday night at Retama Park. A homebred racing for owner/breeder Francisco Javier Garza, Kas Famous completed the ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 1, 2017—Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle made an incredible run after leaping into the air at the start to win the Grade 3, $50,000 Higheasterjet Handicap on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Earlier on the program, Maxx won the $48,510 Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge (see related story). Bodacious Eagle, in the 10th post position, made a surprising leap in the air as the gates opened and nearly unseated the athletic jockey Ricky Ramirez. "He was ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 1, 2017—Paul Jones and Thompson Racing Inc’s That Rico has finished second in the El Primero Del Ano Derby and third in the Dillingham Handicap to the razor sharp sophomore Stelfast this year so when the 400-yard Vandy’s Flash Handicap for 3-year-olds came up on the schedule on June 25, the owners admitted that it was ...