BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 21, 2019—ABA Quarter Horses LLC’s My Favorite Candy, a stakes-winning son of Favorite Cartel, is one of 18 2-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 400-yard AQRA Turf Paradise Open Futurity trials at Turf Paradise. Trained by Armando Castellanos, My Favorite Candy will be stretching out in distance off of his half-length victory in the 350-yard, $29,925 AQRA ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 19, 2019—Forty 3-year-olds, headed by Garlyn O. Shelton’s Five Bar Stoli, are entered in five 400-yard Evangeline Downs Derby trials at Evangeline Downs on Saturday. A sorrel son of Five Bar Cartel trained by John Stinebaugh, Five Bar Stoli has earned $196,189 from six outs this year, and the gelding’s season resume includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Eagle Coast, in the 440-yard, $1,008,129 Rainbow Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on July 20. Five Bar Stoli drew post 7 and will be ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 19, 2019—Graded stakes winners Relentless Dynasty and Expedyte are among the 77 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Evangeline Downs Futurity trials at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Adrian Huitron for owner Andres Guerra, Relentless Dynasty has earned $216,667 from four starts, and his two wins include a neck victory at odds of 25-1 in the 350-yard, $474,750 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park on July 27. The Hes Relentless colt was a $7,500 purchase at last year’s TQHA Yearling Sale. Relentless Dynasty drew post 8 and will be ridden by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 15, 2019—The road to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions wraps up on Sunday night at Los Alamitos with the final berths up for grabs in the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials. The horses with the fastest times in the trials will receive provisional berths to the prestigious 440-yard Champion of Champions to be held here on Saturday, December 14. As of right now, it appears that there will be four berths available in Sunday’s trials. Grade 1 winners BH Lisas Boy, Zoomin For Spuds, Katies Easy Moves, Tequila Sangria, Flash And Roll and Sf Hot Pass are the other horses expected to compete in the Champion ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 15, 2019—After scoring an impressive win in a trial to the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity, Gary Wright's Royally Significant looks to post another strong race when she faces four runners exiting the Wild West Futurity plus two other top rivals in the $25,000 Corona Chick Handicap at 400 yards Saturday at Los ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 12, 2019—Twenty-three 3-year-olds, headed by the streaking Eysa Jess Jumpn, are entered in Saturday’s 400-yard LQHBA Breeders’ Derby (R) trials at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Fructuoso Huitron for owner Jose Estrada Quarter Horses, Eysa Jess Jumpn brings an eight-race win streak into the first of three trials. The Heza Fast Dash filly has won five stakes during the streak, including the 350-yard, $167,500 Sam Houston Derby (G3) at Sam Houston Race ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA-—NOVEMBER 12, 2019—TF Shez Jess Dashin, a gray daughter of Sir Runaway Dash owned by Down South Racing LLC, will make her first start in six months in Friday’s 400-yard Louisiana QHBA Million Futurity (RG1) trials for state-bred juveniles at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Ned Goutierrez III, TF Shez Jess Dashin will be stretching out in distance off of her three-quarter length victory in the 330-yard, $339,931 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 8, 2019—The anticipated showdown between superstars Flash And Roll and Powerful Favorite will highlight the premier race for 3-year-olds of the meet, the Grade 1, $1,009,650 Los Alamitos Super Derby at 400 yards on Sunday night. Eight races are on tap with first post set for approximately 5:25 p.m. (PST). Ten outstanding sophomores will be in action in the Super Derby, which is scheduled as the eighth race on the card. The Super Derby winner a first place check of $424,053 plus a provisional berth to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 14." It's truly a showdown between AQHA champion ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 7, 2019—Grade 1 winner Mickey Ward and recent allowance winner Ballast Point, two of the top Quarter Horses at the 870 yard distance, will meet at a shorter distance when the compete in the $15,000 Scott Lewis Handicap at 550 yards on Friday at Los Alamitos. First post is 7 p.m. (PST). Owned by Carolyn and Ralph Fales, Mickey Ward's last two starts have been at 550 yards with his most recent outing resulting in a 3/4 length victory in a good time of :27.25. The 8-year-old Arizona-bred has won eight of 23 career starts with his most famous victory coming in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 7, 2019—MRB Racing LLC’s Jest Famous, one of the top sophomores at Ruidoso Downs in the summer, will make his Los Alamitos Race Course debut when he headlines the $25,000 Town Policy Handicap at 400 yards on Saturday night. Nine races are on tap with first post set for 6 p.m. (PST). The consistent Jest Famous ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 6, 2019—Second fastest qualifier Mr Dillard has been set as the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's $252,876 Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. The 440 yard event for 2-year-olds by participating stallions, who qualified from the five trials contested October 25th, is carded as Race 11. Estimated post-time is 4:10 p.m. (CST). A stakes winning Oklahoma-bred son of leading first-crop sire Hes ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 6, 2019—Saturday's race card at Will Rogers Downs is pack full of stakes action, including two for Paint and Appaloosas and three black type events for Quarter Horses. Race 9 on the card is the $179,146 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Futurity and Race 7 in the $77,920 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery ...