LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 23, 2017—KVN Corona and J Fire Up, the top 2-year-old colt and filly, respectively, in California this year, will highlight the trials to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity on Sunday. Eighty-three juveniles will race in the trials with the horses with the 10 fastest times moving on to the futurity final on the meet's closing day, Sunday, December 17. Owned by Keith Nellesen of Utah, KVN Corona is named after current New England Patriots star outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy, a former of BYU Cougar. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 22, 2017—A total of 64 3-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard EVD Derby trials at Evangeline Downs. Paint My Pilot, a Louisiana-bred son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned by Angel Aguayo’s Double A Ranch Inc., is coming off of a Lone Star Park campaign during which the colt won two of his three starts, including the 440-yard, $213,000 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) on September 30. Paint My Pilot drew post 6 and will be ridden by Yordanis Amaro for trainer Eduardo Morales in the seventh of eight trials. Ruben Garcia Montemayor’s Eye N Capo ...



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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 22, 2017—Spackman Racing’s Time For Jess will make her final start before racing in the Grade 1 $750,000 Champion of Champions when she takes on a full field of top distaffers in the Grade 3, $50,000 Las Damas Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 400-yard feature is scheduled as the eighth and final race on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 20, 2017—Graded stakes winners This Is An Eagle and Three Bar Cartel are among the 100 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard EVD Futurity trials at Evangeline Downs. A dozen trials will be contested, starting at 5:35 p.m. (CST). The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the December 16, $100,000-added EVD Futurity final. The $100,000 sale topper at last year’s TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio, This Is An Eagle is trained by Larry Kopycinski for owner Mary G. Lynne Thompson of Navasota, ...



By Martha Claussen HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 18, 2017—Zia Park will serve up some tasty Thanksgiving fare on Wednesday, November 22 when they present the stakes-filled Land of Enchantment card. The afternoon gets underway with three Quarter Horse features, highlighted by the $150,000 Zia Park ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 18, 2017—Top three-year-old Quarter Horses will take the stage in the near $20,000 Portland Meadows Fall Derby Monday afternoon at the historic racing venue. Top qualifier CM Partners In Crime will bring her talents into the dash for Owner Randy Dickerson and Trainer Nick Lowe. The sophomore daughter of ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Entries were taken at Evangeline Downs for the $309,600 Evangeline Downs Futurity for 2-year-olds on Thursday. There were 100 horses entered to run in 12 trial races to be held on Friday, November 24 with a post time of 5:35 pm Central Time. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the trials will return to run in the Final, which will be held on Saturday, December 16. The ninth of the 12 trials offers a very intriguing matchup between two horses that have won Futurity Finals already in 2017. The 9-5 morning-line favorite is Three Bar Cartel, who won the $353,700 Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Five starting berths to the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions will be up for grabs in the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials on Sunday at Los Alamitos. A total of 17 horses will compete in the 400-yard trials with the horses with the five fastest times advancing to the Champion of Champions to be held ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 15, 2017—Bill Absher and Leland Decker's Chowchilla Chickadee, who has been sensational in her three career starts, will make her stakes debut in Saturday’s $20,000 Corona Chick Handicap for 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos. The Corona Chick will be contested at 400 yards and is slated as the 8th race on the nine-race card. To be ridden by Cesar De Alba for trainer John Cooper, Chowchilla Chickadee has blown away ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 15, 2017—Gary W. Hartstack’s JRS Coronas Shadow, a graded stakes winning son of Coronas Leaving You, will make his first start more than four months in Saturday’s 400-yard LQHBA Breeders’ Derby (R) trials Evangeline Downs. Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., JRS Coronas Shadow has earned $158,143 from five races this year, and his season resume includes a half-length victory at odds of 12-1 in the 400-yard, $257,000 Delta Downs Derby (RG1) at Delta ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 13, 2017—A total of 132 state-bred 2-year-olds, headed by four graded stakes winners, has been entered in Friday’s 400-yard Louisiana Million Futurity (RG1) trials at Evangeline Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Friday’s 15 trials will meet in the December 16, $1-million Louisiana Million Futurity final. Formerly known as the Louisiana ...