AUBURN, WA—AUGUST 17, 2017—In a crowded field of 12 starters Sunday afternoon at Emerald Downs, Cm Boom Shakalaka drifted in early before putting one-length on I Deliver to win the $20,160 John Deere Emerald Juvenile Challenge. Ridden by jockey Luis Gonzalez, the Carters Cartel gelding completed the 350 yards in :17.958 seconds, a 98-speed index ...



AUBURN, WA—AUGUST 17, 2017—The 2016 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship(G1) winner Rare Ed punched his ticket for a repeat performance when he ran down Hes A Bugin in the $18,720 Emerald Downs Distance Challenge Stakes Sunday at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington. Ridden by jockey Osvaldo Gonzalez, Rare Ed completed the 870 yards in ...



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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 19, 2017—SC Vapor Trail and Apollitical Stone, the two runners with Grade 1 racing experience, shined in the running of the $44,460 John Deere California Juvenile Challenge, finishing first and second, respectively, in the 350-yard final on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Owned and bred by Reliance Ranches LLC, the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 18, 2017—Gary Laramie and Janet Oakeson’s Genuine Version led from gate to wire while holding off the late charging Doctor Fantastic to win the $36,090 Adequan California Derby Challenge by 2/1000ths of a second on Friday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cesar De Alba for trainer Monty Arrossa, the 20-1 longshot Genuine ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 13, 2017—Trainer Mike Robbins has a strong lineup of older horses ready for the major autumn races at Los Alamitos Race Course. His stable is headed by Reliance Ranches LLC’s Flash N Bling, the impressive winner of the $75,780 Bank of America California Championship at 440 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala, Flash N Bling finished ľ lengths ...



AJAX, ONT—AUGUST 13, 2017—A trio of 3-year-olds trained by Jason Pascoe and owned by Milena Kwiecien finished 1-2-3 in the $23,999(US) Adequan Ajax Derby Challenge Sunday afternoon at Ajax Downs. Ridden by jockey Josh Scott, Ls Prince caught stablemate Denali Teller Off by a nose at the wire. Posttime favorite Maryland Magic finished ...



AURORA, CO—AUGUST 13, 2017—With an impressive sweeping run on the outside, Flare for Ivory defeated Attack the Wind by a neck in the $24,825 Arapahoe Park Sprint Bonus Challenge.

Final time for the 300-yard race was 15.420, breaking the previous track record of 15.432, set in May by none other than Flare for Ivory.

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SELMA, TX—AUGUST 12, 2017—Under jockey Luciano Duenez Jess Adalida drove to a 1-˝ length win over Mystical Jess in the $69,750 John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge Saturday night at Retama Park. Roses Dancer finished another 1-˝ lengths back in third. Jess Adalida completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.637 clocking, into a 12-mph headwind, ...



SELMA, TX—AUGUST 12, 2017—David Jones and Mark Cowan's One Sweet Merlot flew late under jockey Noe Villatoro to defeat Eagle Cry by a neck in the $57,960 Adequan Retama Derby Challenge Saturday night at Retama Park. Trashy Tres finished a head back in a blanket finish to take third. Saddled by trainer Trey Ellis, One Sweet Merlot completed ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 12, 2017—Trainer Lin Melton knew after Maggie Durant won the Matron Stakes on California Breeders Champions Night in late July that it was only a matter of time until Maggie Durant and stablemate Time For Jess would have to face each other for the first time in a race. Their anticipated first encounter happened on ...



MALAD, ID— AUGUST 12, 2017—It may not have been a surprise that the class of the field, James First Affair, won the $4,960 AQHA Bonus Challenge (not black type) at Oneida on Saturday. But for the 5-year-old horse with lifetime earnings of over $100,000, it was not enough to win – he and jockey Never Marin also set a new track record at 300 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 10, 2017—Reliance Ranches' Charm Of Corona and Flash N Bling will be double trouble for their rivals when they headline the $71,280 Bank of America California Challenge Championship at the classic 440-yard distance Sunday at Los Alamitos. Trained by Mike Robbins, The Charm Of Corona gets top billing after posting a super runner-up effort to BH Lisas Boy in the Grade ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX—-AUGUST 9, 2017—Ivory Noche, a homebred son of Ivory James and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $69,750 John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Retama Park. Trained by G. Sue Hunt for owner K & W Land and ...