HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 26, 2017—Saturday live racing at Sam Houston Race Park gets underway at 6:10 pm with three stakes highlighted by the richest race of the 2017 Quarter Horse meet, the $483,600 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). The card will also feature the $197,700 Sam Houston Derby (G3) and the $48,360 Sam Houston Juvenile. In between races, Sam Houston Race Park will host the Derby Dog Dash with some of the fastest small dogs in Houston including Wiener Dogs and Corgis. Families are invited ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 26, 2017—Daniel Quinonez’s Triple Vodka Memorys, a Louisiana-bred daughter of Triple Vodka and the fastest qualifier, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 300-yard, $57,009 Desert Classic Futurity at Turf Paradise. A $3,500 purchase at last year’s Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale, Triple Vodka Memorys made his debut with a three-quarter length victory in the second of three trials on April 9. The filly drew post 8 and will be ridden by Joseph ...



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VINTON, LA—APRIL 25, 2017—A total of 114 2-year-old state-bred colts and geldings has been entered in Saturday’s Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2) trials at Delta Downs. Post time for the first of 12 trials is set for 5:50 p.m. (CDT). The 10 fastest qualifiers from the 330-yard heats will meet in the May 20, $266,140 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity final. Jrs Natural Runaway, a gray son of Sir Runaway Dash trained by Jesus Garrido for Ricardo Castillo’s Triple C Racing Stables LLC, drew post 7 and will be ridden by J.R. Ramirez in the first trial. Jrs Natural Runaway has earned $9,034 from two outs, and the gelding was a finalist ...



FARMINGTON, NM—APRIL 25, 2017—Jans Cartel, a homebred daughter of Big Daddy Cartel racing for Denny Crozier of Hobbs, New Mexico, will make her next start in Friday’s 350-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) trials at SunRay Park.  Trained by H.G. "Poppy" Aldavaz, Jans Cartel has earned $19,859 from two starts, and she was a finalist in the April 8, 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. The gray filly drew post 8 and will be ridden by Martin Felix in the second of four ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 24, 2017—Ttt Kas, a graded stakes placed daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Kas I Said So, is one of 146 state-bred 2-year-old fillies entered in Friday’s 330-yard Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) trials at Delta Downs. To accommodate the large number of trials, 15, Delta Downs has moved its first post time up to 4:35 p.m. (CDT). Ttt Kas races for Jorge Meraz from the barn of trainer Jose Sanchez. The filly has earned $30,773 from two outs, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--APRIL 21, 2017--Paragon Farms’ Tough To Bee, a multiple Grade 1-placed son of Apollitical Jess trained by Trey Wood, is one of 10 Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $61,800 Mr Master Bug Stakes (R) at Remington Park. Tough To Bee will be making his first start since November 12, when the sorrel gelding ran third, a neck behind winner High Plains Perry, in the 400-yard, $1-million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park. He ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2017—A full field of 10 Oklahoma bred 3-year-olds, headed by fastest qualifier Dicecapades, has been entered back in Saturday's 400-yard, $303,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3). Dicecapades is a brown daughter of Prospect To The Top trained by John Weghorst for owner Terry McLean of Claremore, Oklahoma. A two-time stakes winner during the 2016 Remington Park season, the filly made her sophomore debut with a wire-to-wire victory as the odds-on favorite in the first of six Remington Park Derby trials on April 9. Dicecapades drew post 9 and will be ridden by James Flores. The filly's nine opponents include CoCoMo ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OGDEN, UT—APRIL 20, 2017—A total of 98 2-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard Sherm Hadley/Ed Giles Memorial Futurity trials at Weber Downs. Of the 98 juveniles entered in the 13 heats, 95 will be making their first official starts. One of three previous starters, Ed McNeil’s One Sweet Dance, made her debut with a second-place finish in a 330-yard Sam Houston Futurity (G2) trial at Sam Houston Race Park on April 8. A homebred daughter of One Sweet Jess trained by Monty Arrossa, One Sweet Dance drew post 3 and will be ridden by Francisco Ramirez Jr. in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 19, 2017—George and Judy Weldon's Lotta Dynasty may be the quickest horse out of the gate at Los Alamitos right now based on his consistent success in the recent 100 yard dashes contested at the Orange County oval. Lotta Dynasty has three wins and a second-place finish in his four starts at 100 yards. The Utah-bred ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 19, 2017—The $932,500 Remington Park Futurity will headline a rich program of racing this Saturday night. The qualifiers for the event, restricted to eligible Oklahoma-breds, made their way into the final via time trials on April 7 and 8. Saturday’s entire 12-race card will carry purses of $1,470,650, marking the second million-dollar plus night of purses this season at Remington Park. The Oklahoma Futurity program on March 25 was the first to top seven-digit purse plateau. EOS A Political Win, a colt by leading sire Apollitical Jess was the top qualifier at 330 yards on April 7, covering the distance in 16.947 seconds, into headwinds just under 20mph. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 19, 2017—Heza Louisiana Dash, a multiple stakes winning 5-year-old Heza Fast Dash gelding, is one of eight state-bred sprinters entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Open Me A Corona Stakes (R) at Delta Downs. Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. for owner T M Ranch, Heza Louisiana Dash will be making his first ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 19, 2017—Three weeks into the season 2-year-olds racing at Los Alamitos and few horsemen have had a bigger impact on this racing division than Paulo Otavio Freire MacEdo. The Brazilian based horseman bred the promising Corona Cartel colt Coronated, which posted a daylight ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 19, 2017—Capitan Jimbob, a graded stakes-placed son of Desirio owned by Felix J. Martinez, is one of 54 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 330-yard Old South Futurity trials at Delta Downs. Capitan Jimbob is coming off of a second-place finish, a neck behind ...