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PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 25, 2018—A pair of two-year-olds owned by Connie Chumbley, conditioned by Scott Raley and ridden by veteran jockey Robert Burney were the top two qualifiers for the $20,000 Baxter Andruss Futurity Sunday afternoon at Portland Meadows. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the two trial races will return to Portland Meadows on Sunday, December 16 to contest the 400 yard final. Coming off a win in the $32,300 Far West Futurity earlier this month, Gc Harrys Game raced to his third consecutive win at Portland Meadows in the second trial. Jockey Robert Burney rode the son of Carters ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 14, 2018—Jockey Ernie Aispuro rode his first official winner Sunday at Turf Paradise when he guided Higher Icon to an upset win over stakes winner Unregulated Cash in the first of three trials contested for the AQRA-President's Open Quarter Horse Derby. Higher Icon, who stepped-up from the claiming ranks at Los Alamitos Race Course last month, completed the 400 yards in :19.594 seconds, a 102 speed index with an 11 mph tailwind, for the fastest qualifying time. Trainer Eloy Navarro saddled the son of leading Arizona sire Texas Icon for owner Jesus Avila. Bred in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 24, 2018—Mario Hurtado's Love To Reason BR stopped Thermonuclear Energy's bid to win back-to-back runnings of the Grade 3, $50,000 Las Damas Handicap after outdueling her talented rival by a head in the 400-yard race on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jose Nicasio, Love To Reason BR was first at the start of the Las Damas, but Thermonuclear Energy quickly recovered to take a slight lead during the middle part of the race. Love To Reason BR rallied back in the final yards to score her second stakes victory in three career starts at Los Alamitos. Bred by Benny Rosset, the 5-year-old mare, by two-time ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 24, 2018—Three Bar Cartel, a 3-year-old gelding, kept a hot trial weekend going for trainer Josue Ponce at Evangeline Downs after becoming the fastest qualifier for the $159,060 Evangeline Downs Derby on Saturday night. He is one of three qualifiers from the Ponce barn to make the final from the trials run on ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 23, 2018—Jordan Eagle had just one previous victory in his brief career entering Friday night at Evangeline Downs. However, his second win certainly sent shockwaves through the other entrants in the trials for the $311,470 Evangeline Downs Futurity. Jordan Eagle exploded through the stretch after a strong start and just missed eclipsing the eight-year-old track record for the 400-yard distance by .03 of a second. He finished in a time :19.440 seconds over the fast track, equaling a speed index of 105. It is possible that Jordan Eagle's effort on Friday night shouldn't be considered such a surprise as his ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 18, 2018—Johnny Trotter's Bodacious Eagle and S-Quarter K Racing LLC's Heza Dasha Fire earned berths to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions on December 15 after finishing 1-2 in the first of two divisions of the $25,000 Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cody Jensen for trainer Justin Joiner, Bodacious Eagle was the fastest qualifier among the 13 horses vying for a Champion of Champions spot tonight. Racing from post number five, Bodacious Eagle was ultra-impressive on the way to posting a neck victory over Heza Dasha Fire. The gelding by One Famous Eagle covered the ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 18, 2018—One Famous Icon, a brother to champion and leading sire One Famous Eagle, broke his maiden Sunday under jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr., while setting the fastest qualifying time from three trials contested for the AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Futurity. The 10 ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—Shesa Diamond Diva, who was the runner-up in the 2017 LQHBA Louisiana Million(RG1) at Evangeline Downs, will have the chance to earn some retribution in 2018. The 3-year-old filly was the fastest qualifier from the three trials run for the $266,560 LQHBA Breeders' Derby on Saturday night. She won her trial in a final time of :19.697 seconds for the 400-yards over the fast track, which equals a speed index of 97. Shesa Diamond Diva has only two previous starts in 2018, winning a trial for the $268,655 Delta Downs Louisiana-bred Derby and running second in the final. Jockey Eddie Sanchez was in the ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 16, 2018—Mpshinning, a colt owned by Larry J. Boudreaux and trained by Josue Huitron, was the fastest qualifier from the 14 trials run on Friday night for the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million (RG1). Mpshinning was a dominant winner in the third trial on the program, covering the 400 yards over the fast track in a final time of :19.646 seconds. That equals a speed index of 99. Mpshinning has already had futurity success in his initial campaign. He won the $154,000 Gillespie County Futurity in August and was the runner-up in the $404,585 Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park in October. Jockey ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—Tony and Aubrey Greaves' homebred gelding Mister FDD held off a strong challenge from Mesa Valley Farms LLC's Bolt For Gold to win the $25,000 Corona Chick Handicap at 400 yards in wire-to-wire fashion on Friday at Los Alamitos. Mister FDD has been in top form at the Orange County oval with two victories ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 9, 2018— Following a completely dominant performance in the Grade 1, $925,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby, Lesley Joyner's homebred Jesstacartel, whose dam earned only $84 from two starts, while his granddam never even raced once, will now be one of the favorites to win the prestigious Champion of Champions on December 15 following his 1-¼ length victory on Sunday night. Breaking sharply from post six with Cruz Mendez aboard, the Mark Skeen-trainee flew away in the second half of the race to win the 400-yard Super Derby in a time of :19.578, giving champion KVN Corona his first loss in 10 starts at Los ...



PHOENIX, AZ-NOVEMBER 11, 2018-Rock On Dynasty, under jockey Juan Ramirez, drew clear then held well to defeat Gonamakeureyesblack by half-a-length in the $9,800 Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) Sunday afternoon. Conditioned by trainer Benito Vega, Rock On Dynasty completed the 350 yards in :18.161 seconds into a 13 mph headwind. It was the second win in 13 career starts for the son of world champion sire FDD Dynasty. He came into today's final off the fastest qualifying time from the October 28th trials. Rock On Dynasty races for owner Carmela Garcia. Bred in Oklahoma by ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2018—Flying Cowboy 123, under champion jockey Ricky Ramirez, ran down Eagles Fly Higher to win the Grade 1 $1,014,657 Texas Classic Futurity by a head Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Danjer finished another head back in a blanket finish to get third. "Cowboy's been going down the racetrack getting stronger and I was hoping he'd do that again today and sure enough when we got halfway down the track he just gave me another gear," Ramirez said after the ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2018—All American Derby(G1) winner Hotstepper held off a late charge from Curls Happy Wagon to win the Grade 1 $375,610 Texas Classic Derby Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Hotstepper drifted in early but rallied down the inside rail under champion jockey Cody Jensen to complete the 440 yards in :21.614 ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—Under a confident ride by jockey Andrew Samaniego, Might B Magic defeated Sr Shegone by half-a-length to win the $216,812 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. Hr Desirable got out nodded to finish a nose back in third. Conditioned by trainer Matthew Cody McCart, Might B Magic covered the 350 yards in :17.449 seconds, a 99 speed index over a "good" racing surface. An Oklahoma homebred racing for owner/breeder Arthur Devereaux, the son of multiple stakes sire Mighty B Valiant has compiled a (7) 3-1-2 record and the $87,225 ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—Hazel Dazel (11-1) broke first then held off Lota Pyc Chrome to win the $89,680 Mystery Derby by a head Saturday at Will Rogers Downs. Admiral Sting finished another head back in a blanket finish to get third. Ridden by jockey James Flores, Hazel Dazel completed the 350 yards in :17.584 seconds, a 95 speed ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2018—Jess Leaving Fast (2-1) proved he was the best in Saturday's $53,403 Texas Classic Juvenile when he defeated Dak, as the posttime favorite, by three-quarters at Lone Star Park. The son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash was the 11th fastest qualifier for the ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—Due to a "gate malfunction" at the start of the $266,765 Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity Saturday at Will Rogers Downs, has been declared "no contest". Track officials said the $266,765 purse will be split equally between the 10 qualifiers from the October 26th trials. Qualifiers Charlies Fury, Viva ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 8, 2018—San Lorenzo Corona made it two graded stakes wins in a row on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs with an emphatic victory in the $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (RG2), covering the 400 yards over the fast track in 19.463 seconds, equaling a speed index of 104. The colt had previously won the Mid-City Stakes (RG3) at ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—Martha Wells’ My Favorite Cartel continued his good form by defeating a field that included Grade 1 finalists Scoopie Jess and On Our Way in the $25,000 Town Policy Handicap for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Erasmo Gasca for trainer Matt Fales, the gelding by ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 10, 2018—Ridden by jockey Dtl Samureye wouldn't be denied Saturday by defeating D Railed by a neck in the $16,200 Don Drake Memorial at Will Rogers Downs. Bully Pulpit finished another neck back in the blanket finish to get third. Conditioned by trainer R.L. Rick Robinson, Dtl Samureye completed the 350 yards in ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2018—Dashing Sashay swept the Lone Star Park Gridiron Challenge Series (not black type) Friday night in at Lone Star Park when she defeated Papi Chulo Jm by three/quarters of a length in the $14,000 11th race. Ridden by jockey Victor Urieta, Jr., Dashing Sashay got a fast start under jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. to completed the 100 yards in a :6.287 seconds, a 114 speed index with an 8 mph tailwind. Trainer Santiago Riojas, Jr. saddled the daughter of leading sire One Dashing Eagle to her fifth career win, fourth straight for owner SF Racing & Enterprises, ...



MEXICO CITY, MX—NOVEMBER 8, 2018—Reacher 16, a half-sister to 2018 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity winner Lynnder 16, defeated Shadesofgreymagic by half-a-length in the $18,984(US) Futurity Mexicano at Hipódromo de las Américas Sunday, November 4. With the rider José Ángel Ambrosio in the saddle, the two-year-old daughter of champion Inseperable earned $11,390(US). She completed the 400 yards in :19.55 seconds. Trainer José Ravel Baltazar saddled the bay filly for owner M.C. Cuadra Victoria. It was the fourth third win in four starts this season for the Oklahoma-bred filly out of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2018— Since arriving from Ruidoso Downs in late summer, Scott Bryant's Flash And Roll has made things look easy in her first two autumn starts at Los Alamitos. First, the filly sired by the 2009 champion stallion First Moonflash and out of '09 champion aged mare Stylish Jess Br dominated her 400-yard trial to the Grade 1, $976,750 Golden State Million Futurity by posting a two length victory in her California debut. The Julianna Hawn Holt-bred filly then returned in the final with another impressive performance, leading every step of the way in route to a ½ ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Woodys Copy Cat, a $4,700 New Mexico Bred Yearling Sale Graduate, defeated Hs Paul Walker by a neck Sunday in the $315,530 New Mexico Classic Cup QH Futurity(RG2) at Zia Park. Wood Be A Superstar finished half-a-length back in third. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Woodys Copy Cat broke second but drove to victory while completing the 400 yards in :19.687 seconds, a 94 speed index into a 15 mph headwind. The $151,416 winners' purse boosted the Woodbridge filly's earnings mark to $240,720. Trainer Cynthia Gonzalez conditions the brown filly for owner Enrique ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—After a light bump at the start, Jesse Lane got up at the wire by head over Hollywoodcrown in the $202,547 New Mexico Classic Cup Derby(RG2) Sunday afternoon at Zia Park. Ridden by jockey Alonso Rivera, posttime favorite Jesse Lane rolled over the 440 yards in :21.734 seconds, a 96 speed index into a 16 mph ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—For the second consecutive year, Major Bites was victorious in the $170,000 Namehimastreaker New Mexico Classic Quarter Horse Championship, the second stakes race on the Sunday afternoon card at Zia Park.

Major Bites, with Jose Alvarez up, covered the classic 440 yards in 21.594 to earn a 99 speed index. The ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Regards Miracle won his fourth career race and first career stakes race in the $140,000 New Mexico Classic Cup Stakes at Zia on Sunday afternoon.

The stakes race, the first on the card, was restricted to New Mexico bred Quarter Horses, 3-year-olds and up, at 870 yards. The final time was 45.665 and gave the ...



PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Gc Harrys Game broke well under jockey Robert Burney to defeat L Bar D Top Prospect by half-a-length in the $32,300 Far West Futurity Sunday afternoon at Portland Meadows. Saddled by trainer Scott Chumbley, Gc Harrys Game completed the 350 yards in :17.864 seconds, a 99 speed index over a wet fast surface into ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—In just his third career start, Maryland-bred Seaduction defeated Jess Motions by a neck in the $30,000 Golden State Juvenile Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. Senator Cash finished half-a-length back in third. Under jockey Jose Nicasio, Seaduction broke well pulled away from the field and held ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Unregulated Cash won his fourth consecutive race on Sunday afternoon in the $20,805 Desert Classic Derby at Turf Paradise.

Martin Osuna rode the 3-year-old gelding to victory in the 350-yard race in 17.759 to earn a 93 speed index. The pair finished a neck in front of Jazzy Icon in second place. ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Lett Her Bea won the first stakes of her career as she notched a half-length victory in the $12,500 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes (not black-type) at Turf Paradise on Sunday afternoon.

Mark Jesso rode the 5-year-old mare to victory in her seventh career win. It was her 24th lifetime start but only her second ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 3, 2018—After a delay of nearly an hour while a line of thunderstorms rolled through the area, producing excessive cloud to ground lightning strikes and turning the track from fast to sloppy, they were finally off in the 21st edition of the Grade 3, $25,000 B. F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes. Sf Hot Pass, guided by Francisco Calderon, was first to the wire winning the 400-yard race, restricted to Texas-breds 3-yrs-old & up, in :19.343 seconds, a length in front of the rest, equaling a speed index was 107. Owned by Shannon Fisher of Midland, TX and trained by Leon Bard Sf Hot Pass earned his third stakes victory ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 3, 2018—Mr Desert Streak drew the inside post position in the field of five for the $30,000 Races and Aces Stakes on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs and that was an overwhelming factor in his first career stakes victory. The 4-year-old gelding took the lead immediately from that inside post and established some distance between himself and his rivals as the field moved through the turn. That cushion proved invaluable as the 1-5 betting favorite, Louisiana Dressblues, bore down on the leader through the stretch, but his rally came up a neck short at the end. Mr. Desert Streak covered the 870-yard distance ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVMEBER 1, 2018—Under a hand ride by jockey Uriel Cervantes, Six On The Brimm defeated Cause For Corona by 1-½ lengths on Tuesday (Oct. 30) in the $16,4450 Great Lakes QH Association Futurity at Indiana Grand Race Course. Dianetobeadiva finished half-a-length back in third. Conditioned by trainer Tim Eggleston, Six On The Brimm completed the 350 yards in :18.209 seconds into an 18 mph headwind to take home the winners' check valued at $5,758. An Indiana home-bred, racing for owner/breeder Mary Dandrow, Six On The Brimm has won his last two starts to bank $17,182. The sorrel son of Tough To Get Six is out of the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 28, 2018—More than 42 years since their initial involvement in Quarter Horse racing, Sally Kidd and her son, Dave, celebrated their first ever futurity victory after their homebred gelding KR Hi Five recovered from a slow start with aplomb to win the $136,850 Wild West Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jose Nicasio for trainer Jaime Gomez, the Colorado-bred KR Hi Five bumped at the start and found himself in fifth place in the 350-yard race. But the son of leading first-crop sire, champion Five Bar Cartel quickly found his best stride and coolly began to move to the front of the pack. By the halfway point of the race, KR Hi Five was on the lead ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 28, 2018—Stel A Secret (11-1) vied for the lead early under jockey Kevin Carbajal then held off Ls Power to win the $42,180 AQRA President's Open Fall Futurity by a nose Sunday at Turf Paradise. Fastest qualifier and post-time favorite Showmethedoe bobbled the start but finished third three/quarters off the leaders. ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 28, 2018—Jus Cuz won the first stakes race of the day at Turf Paradise in the $16,007 AQRA Futurity on Sunday afternoon; the stakes victory was also the first career win for the Texas Icon filly.

Luis Yescas, Jr piloted the filly to a one-length victory in the 350-yard race, ...



PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 28, 2018 - Ahs Blue Boy, with Emilio Tapia aboard, broke sharply and led throughout the $7,000 Mark T Bars Stakes (not black type) to win by a neck on Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise.

The duo covered the 350-yard stakes in 17.908 to earn an 89 speed index. Horses that did not qualify for the AQRA or President’s ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 28, 2018—Making his second start since an off-the-board performance in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity on June 2, Vf Jedi Returns posted an impressive 1-¾ length win on Sunday to get the fastest qualifying time for the Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Futurity(RG3) at Will Rogers Downs. The 10 fastest Oklahoma ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Rock On Dynasty got an early lead then held well to get the fastest qualifying time Sunday from two trials contested for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type). Ridden by jockey Juan Ramirez, Rock On Dynasty covered the 350 yards in :17.829 seconds, a 91 speed index, to get the top mark. It was the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Dominyun Cartel and Jose Beltran may have been overlooked coming into the 10th running of the $180,300 Miss Roxie Little Futurity, but they didn’t let that stop them on the track. The duo came out of the starting gate with guns blazing and never looked back, scoring the win in the 350-yard dash in a time of :17.578 seconds. Horses from the inside post positions had been faring well all night and the trend continued in the Miss Roxie Little Futurity. Heavily favored Nachito Coronel and Sergio Ramirez caught the attention of racing fans from post three, but it was Dominyun Cartel who got out of the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—WRs Valentino has been strong all season, but everything fell into place for the final of the 22nd running of the $140,960 Governor's Stake at Indiana Grand Saturday. The race is one of the original stakes that began during the inaugural season of pari-mutuel Quarter Horse racing in the state of Indiana in ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Tommy The Train was back on track in the sixth running of the $84,520 Indiana Championship Saturday. The stakes race was the first of four featured on the final all-Quarter Horse racing night at Indiana Grand. Starting from post one, Jockey James Flores had Tommy the Train ready to roll when the starting ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Flight To La Jolla and Shanley Jackson soared past their opponents to pick up the victory in the 22nd running of the $122,520 QHRAI Derby at Indiana Grand Saturday. The duo covered the 400-yard dash in a time of :19.659 seconds. Starting from the extreme outside post 10 seemed to be a disadvantage ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2018—After running third in the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap on October 7, Greg Torgerson’s Joe Legacy beat a similar group of horses this time around to win the $16,000 John Ward Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Seven of the eight horses that raced in the 400-yard John Ward had faced each other in the ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 25, 2018—It was a photo between the top two in the Grade 1, $57,725 Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. When the race went official it was the post-time favorite and fastest qualifier Live Moonshine a head in front of Baileys and Rum. Final time for the 400-yard futurity was :19.926 seconds over a ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 26, 2018—Under jockey Robert Valero, Devins Project (22-1) out nodded Tarish at the wire to get the top qualifying time from six trials contested on Friday for the Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the fifty-four 2-year-olds who participated in today's trial races, will return to Will Rogers Downs on Saturday, November 10th to vie for the winner's share of a $266,765 purse. Another $14,040 will be distributed in stallions awards. An Oklahoma homebred racing for owner/breeder Kenneth Ruthardt, Devins Project raced over the 440 yard muddy (sealed) ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 26, 2018—A leading second-crop sire this year, Lota Pyc runners dominated four trials on Friday for the $89,680 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby at Will Rogers Downs. From four starters, the son of leading sire Pyc Paint ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 21, 2018—The broodmare Mia Ta Fame has given owner Richard Frandsen some outstanding racehorses during her time in the breeding shed. Her sons have included Decati, a 13-time winner of $276,286, and SS Paydirt, an eight-time winner of $134,403. Racing for Frandsen and his son, Skip, Decati finished third in the 2008 All American Derby, while Frandsen's SS Paydirt won the Grade 2 Sam Houston Classic Handicap. Mia Ta Fame has now given him another talented runner in the Favorite Cartel gelding Favorite Motion, who on Sunday night posted the fastest qualifying time ...