ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JULY 20, 2017— Albuquerque Downs will present the first Quarter Horse stakes of its season on Sunday, as a field of seven has been entered in the 870-yard, $50,000-added AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge (G3). Jess A Hilbily Bone, a homebred 6-year-old son of Rock Solid Jess racing for Rockin J Running Horses, will be making his ...



FARGO, ND—JULY 16, 2017—Multiple stakes winner Hastabealeader was the best on Sunday when he defeated Catcha Breeze in the $10,200 North Dakota Horse Park AQHA Bonus Challenge (not black type). Heza Prospect finished one-length back in third. Ridden by jockey Anseimo Padilla, Hastabealeader covered the 400 yards in :20.660 seconds to ...



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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 14, 2017—Dalia Aranda’s Runningallnight raced to his second win from as many starts while setting the fastest-qualifying time to the $59,850 John Deere Juvenile Challenge(G3) from six 350-yard trials on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

The two-year-olds with the 10-fastest times in the trials advance to the ...




OLYMPIA, WA—JULY 17, 2017—Following a conference conducted June 30th, the Washington Horse Racing Commission released a stewards' ruling Monday, July 3, finding trainer Jose Ariel Lozano responsible for a positive hair-test for clenbuterol, a class 3 substance which is prohibited in the State of Washington, taken from the winner of the 2017 Dick ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 10, 2017—Norma Blazer’s Best Behavior, a winner of two of three starts, leads a contentious set of six trials to the $59,850 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge on Friday afternoon, July 14, at Ruidoso Downs. The Friday program starts the three day per week schedule at Ruidoso Downs. Racing will be held on Friday, ...



AJAX, ONT—JULY 9, 2017—Had To Be Ivory kept his record a perfect 2-for-2 after defeating Carneros by a neck in the $20,617(US) John Deere Ajax Juvenile Challenge Sunday afternoon at Ajax Downs. Silky Senator finished another neck back in the blanket finish to get third. Under a confident ride by jockey Tony Phillips, Had To Be Ivory ...



By MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA—JULY 8, 2017—Express Your Desire, a homebred son of Desirio and the fastest qualifier, drew post 3 for Sunday’s 350-yard, $26,550 John Deere Ajax Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Ajax Downs. Express Your Desire made his season debut with a one-length ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 4, 2017—The Fiscal Cliff and jockey Benito Baca won the $60,840 Bank of America Canterbury Park Championship Challenge by 1-¼ lengths on Tuesday at Canterbury Park. The 4-year-old Quarter Horse colt added $29,203 to his bankroll today and has now won 12 of 19 races and $387,321 in purse money. He is trained by Kasey ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 4, 2017—Jr Rock Star won the $33,750 Merial Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge by a head over Blacks Cartel. Brayan Velazquez was aboard the 4-year-old mare for leading trainer Jason Olmstead and owners Don and Lucille Webb of Diamond, Missouri. "This mare has been real game," Olmstead said. "She tries her guts out every ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 3, 2017—The Fiscal Cliff, a homebred 4-year-old son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned by Tom Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa, is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Tuesday’s 440-yard, $60,840 Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge Stakes at Canterbury ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—JULY 2, 2017—The heavy favorite in the $7,080 Carl Alleman Bonus Challenge (not black type) at Grants Pass in Oregon on Sunday did not disappoint; Tickle Ur Fancy won by a length and a half with regular rider Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa. The filly earned a 112 speed index for her final time of 17.361 in the 350-yard event, part of ...