BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA—JULY 21, 2018—Seven aged sprinters, topped by morning-line favorite Country Boy 123, have been entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $40,300 All Canadian Classic at Ajax Downs. Country Boy 123 is a 5-year-old son of champion Country Chicks Man trained by Bryn Robertson for owner Ruth F. Barbour. The gelding brings in a three-race win streak that includes a neck victory in the 300-yard, $58,000 Picov Maturity at Ajax Downs on June 3. Country Boy 123 drew the rail post and will be ridden by Cory Spataro. The complete lineup, in post position order ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 20, 2018—Some of the top 2-year-olds at Canterbury will make their way to the gate on Sunday in trials for the $44,725 North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity. Four trials will determine the field for the 350-yard final on Saturday, August 11.

The trials include all three winners of the 2018 2-year-old stakes to date at Canterbury Park: the $146,400 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, the $20,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Juvenile, and the $30,305 Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Futurity.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI EVANSTON, WY—JULY 19, 2018—Casey A. Lipp’s Pistol The Kid, a son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Pistol Packin Perry and the fastest qualifier, drew post 2 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $33,000-est. Utah-Bred Futurity (R) at Wyoming Downs. Trained by Skyler Greene, Pistol The Kid made his Wyoming debut with a neck victory in the first of four Utah-Bred Futurity trials on July 7. The sorrel gelding has earned $8,630 from five starts, and he was a finalist in the 300-yard, $77,000 ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 19, 2018—Joe Rios' sensational Suze Returns the third-ranked two-year-old in the weekly American Quarter Horse Association Poll, looks to take a jump up the rankings when she heads the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Also on the program is the $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile for ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI IDAHO FALLS, ID—JULY 19, 2018—He Looks Royal, a gray son of Royal Shake Em trained by Mark Hanson for owners RTM Stables LLC, Larry Chapple, and Dick Wasia, drew post 10 for Friday’s 350-yard, $21,737 Idaho Cup Futurity (R) at Sandy Downs. The fastest qualifier, He Looks Royal is coming off of a one-length victory ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 15, 2018—Ricardo Bernal and Reymundo Resendez's Jess Move You tries for his second Grade 1 derby win of the Ruidoso Downs' season when he starts in the Grade 1, $801,564 Rainbow Derby at 440 yards on Saturday afternoon. Jess Move You won the Grade 1, $759,000 Ruidoso Derby last month and if he can win the Rainbow Derby and the Grade 1, $1 million (est.) All American Derby then his connections would take the first $1-million All American Triple Crown Derby Bonus. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 13, 2018—Track record holder J Fire Up returns to action for the first time since winning the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity when the brilliant Kiddy Up filly heads the first of two trials to the Governor's Cup Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. A pair of 400-yard trials, each featuring a full field of 10 sophomores, will be featured with the horses ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TULSA, OK—JULY 13, 2018—Ima China Rush, a stakes winner during the Remington Park spring meet, is one of 28 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Speedhorse Derby trials at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the July 28, $25,000-added Speedhorse Derby final. Ima China Rush is a homebred daughter of Rushago trained by Guillermo ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 13, 2018—The racing stables of Chris O'Dell and Scott Willoughby will be strongly represented in the trials to the $380,000 Governor's Cup Futurity on Saturday at Los Alamitos. A total of six trials are on tap at 350 yards with the horses with the fastest times advancing to the Governor's Cup final to be held as part of a big stakes night of racing on California Breeders Champions Night, Saturday, July 28 at Los Alamitos. O'Dell, who continues to have a strong campaign at the Orange County ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 12, 2018—Extreme Day at Canterbury Park includes exhibition races of ostriches, camels and zebras, but each year, the track offers some unique horse racing events for racing fans, as well. On Saturday Canterbury will host the $15,000 Dash In A Flash, with Quarter Horses racing the shortest recognized distance in the sport, 110 yards.

The race card will also feature Quarter Horses racing at 870 yards in an allowance before the Dash In A Flash Stakes, followed by Thoroughbreds racing at 440 yards down the straightway. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AURORA, CO—JULY 12, 2018—Three stakes, topped by the 330-yard, $75,000 Cherry Creek Futurity (R) for Colorado-breds, are scheduled for Arapahoe Park’s nine-race program on Saturday. Ten 2-year-olds have been entered back in the Cherry Creek Futurity, topped by Hugo Barron-Sierra’s Jess Un Sies Mas. A homebred son of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX—JULY 11, 2018—Serendipity Rocks, a homebred gray son of Rock Solid Jess owned by Sarah Huskey, is one of 44 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Retama Park Derby trials at Retama Park. Serendipity Rocks will be making his first start since April 28, when he outran his 15-1 odds to win the 350-yard, $192,000 Sam Houston Derby (G3). The gelding drew post 8 and will be ridden by Noe Villatoro for trainer Esteban Rubio in the third of five trials. Trainer ...