BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX—JULY 23, 2019—Graded stakes winners Trump My Record and Perrys Secret will risk their perfect records in Saturday’s 350-yard, $474,750 Texas QHA Sale Futurity (RG2) at Retama Park. The fastest qualifier from nine trials contested on July 12, Perrys Secret is a gray son of Hez Our Secret trained by Josue Ponce for owner Carlos Ponce. The gelding has won all three of his starts, including the 300-yard, $323,571 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park on May 5, ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 22, 2019—The ultimate Zia Festival racing program on Sunday offers fastest-qualifier Mister Riptide in the $433,129 Zia Futurity and top-qualifier Zee James racing in the ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX—JULY 22, 2019—Kas Tempting, a graded stakes winning 4-year-old son of champion Tempting Dash, heads a field of eight Texas-bred sprinters entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $35,000 TQHA Classic Stakes (RG2) at Retama Park. Kas Tempting is trained by Josue Ponce for the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 22, 2019—Los Alamitos Race Course will host the 20th running of California Breeders Champions Night on Saturday, July 27 featuring one of the year’s premier nights of Quarter Horse racing action. The evening will offer a full evening of stakes racing action featuring the best California-bred Quarter Horses at Los ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 22, 2019— The racing at the annual Zia Festival begins on Saturday at Ruidoso Downs with five stakes races, highlighted by 2017 All American Futurity runner-up Bigg Daddy competing in the $50,000 Zia Handicap over 400 yards. Zia Festival racing resumes on Sunday with the $433,129 Zia Futurity and the $190,937 Derby, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TULSA, OK—JULY 21, 2019—A full field of 10 sprinters, topped by Tommy The Train, has been entered in Friday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Rocky Heinzig Stakes at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. A 5-year-old Freighttrain B gelding campaigned by Jon Barley, Brant Barley, and Brad Sharp, Tommy The Train is coming off of a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Bv Comeback Kid, in the 350-yard, $15,000 Fair Meadows Maturity on July 6. Tommy The Train has earned $275,405 from 22 outs, and he ended his 4-year-old season with a neck victory in the 400-yard, $85,000 Indiana Championship Stakes at Indiana Grand. Tommy The Train drew post 4 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado for trainer ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ—JULY 18, 2019—Fastest qualifier Determined Cowboy is one of 10 juveniles entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $10,000-added Granite Mountain Futurity at Arizona Downs. Trained by Armando Castellanos for owner Valerie M. Velazquez, Determined Cowboy is coming off of a clear 1 3/4-length victory in the first of two trials on June 22. The gelded son of Hes Relentless has earned $6,437 from three outs, all in Arizona. Determined Cowboy drew post 2 and will be ridden by Martin Osuna. His nine opponents include Juan Clark’s Pollitical Blood, a ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 15, 2019—Hotsempting and Valiant Astica, who raced to the fastest times on each of two days of trials, meet in the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The horses with the five-fastest times on each day of 13 trials qualified for the finals. The horses with the next five-fastest times on each trial day gained preference to race in the $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile on the undercard. All horses racing in the Rainbow Futurity ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 14, 2019—Bill T. Robbins' champion and multimillionaire Apocalyptical Jess puts his undefeated 2019 record on the line as the horse to beat in the Grade 1, $1,008,129 Rainbow Derby on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The horses with the 10-fastest times from the Rainbow Derby trials compete in the Rainbow Derby. The horses with the next 10-fastest times gain priority to race in the $100,000 Corona Cartel on Saturday afternoon. All horses racing in the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 13, 2019—Rosenthal Ranch LLC's outstanding sophomore Powerful Favorite will be joined by 2018 major futurity winners Wicked Affair and Cole Man 47 to headline the trials to the $195,000 Governor's Cup Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. First post for the eight-race program is 6:25 p.m. with the final three races on the card consisting of the derby trials at 400 yards. The horses with the 10 fastest times will move on to the derby final, which will be held as part of California Breeders Champions Night on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 12, 2019—Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity finalists Diamond Rock, Cartel Jess Rockin, and Chickititas Corona will join Ed Burke Million Futurity finalist Javelina Cantina and the undefeated Up And Coming as some of the headliners in the trials to the $365,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity for California-breds on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Seven trials will be contested at 350 yards featuring a total of 53 juveniles. The horses with the 10 fastest times will advance to the Governor’s Cup final to be held as part of ...