BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX–JUNE 23, 2024–Tempting Alibi, a stakes-winning son of champion Tempting Dash racing for Cruz E. Nava, is one of eight Texas-bred sophomores entered in Thursday's 330-yard, $40,000 Silver Bullet Stakes (R) at Retama Park. Tempting Alibi is shortening in distance off of his neck victory in the May 10, 350-yard Leon Bard Memorial Stakes (R) at Sam Houston Race Park. The gelding drew post 7 and will be ridden by Luis Vivanco for trainer Jose Sanchez. Other contenders include Leslie Martinez-Castanon's LGM Flirting Hero, a stakes-placed son of the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

EDMONTON, ALB–JUNE 20, 2024–Jerry Stojan's One Real Boss, a daughter of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion JD Wagon Boss and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 juveniles entered back in Saturday's 300-yard, $48,835(CAN) Alberta Sales Futurity (R) at Century Mile Racetrack.

One Real Boss made her official career debut with a ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

ALTOONA, IA–JUNE 18, 2024–Jess A Rednec Cowboy and Cardiac Cowboy lead a group of 25 sophomores entered in Sunday's 350-yard Prairie Meadows Gold Derby trials at Prairie Meadows Racetrack.

A homebred son of Flying Cowboy 123 trained by Jason Olmstead for owner Brenda Reiswig, Jess A Rednec Cowboy will be shortening in distance off of his seventh-place finish, 2 3/4 lengths behind winner SC Time To Run, in the June 1, 400-yard Heritage Place Derby (G2) at Remington Park. The sorrel gelding has banked $37,134 from four outs at ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

ALTOONA, IA–JUNE 17, 2024–Fifteen state-bred 3-year-olds led by stakes winners Foxy Cowgirl, TS Koko Inmyjeans, and Five Bar Phi are entered in Saturday's 350-yard Cyclone Derby (R) trials at Prairie Meadows.

The ten fastest qualifiers from Saturday's two heats will meet in the July 7, $75,000-est. final.

Foxy Cowgirl is a daughter of Flying Cowboy 123, trained by Ed Hardy for owners Paul Luedemann, Corey Wilmes, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA–JUNE 17, 2024–Graded stakes winners RF Fast Dash N Train, Gold Gun Z, and Hes Bold As Corona are three of the 109 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds entered in Friday's 350-yard Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) trials at Delta Downs.

RF Fast Dash N Train is a bay daughter of Freighttrain B trained by Juan Diaz Jr. for owner Jaime Cardenas. A $57,000 purchase at last year's LQHBA Yearling Sale, the filly has earned $151,763 from three races, and her two wins include a head victory in the 330-yard, $291,000 Louisiana ...



LOS ALAMITOS–JUNE 16, 2024–Multiple Grade 1 winner London Toby and 2022 All American Futurity winner Hes Judgeandjury are among the seven that will race in the $25,000 Be A Bono Stakes on Sunday night.            

The Be A Bono gave preference to horses that were eligible to race in the trials to the Grade 1 Vessels Maturity. Among those who took advantage of the opportunity to run in the Be A Bono are London Toby, Hes Judgeandjury, Dont Sass KVN, Terrific Phoenix, Edberg Verde, and Normandy. The majority of these horses figure to be back for the Vessels Maturity final on Sunday, July 6.                                  

London Toby enters this race after winning the Grade 1 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship in mid-February. His most recent official moves were a pair of workouts, including an ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA– JUNE 13, 2024–Ed Allred’s Norco, who has been sensational in his two career starts, Keith Nellesen’s My Budd, the runner-up in the Grade 2, $256,000 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity, and Dunn Ranch’s Up To Party, the fastest qualifier and a bargain purchase at the 2023 Los Alamitos Equine Sale, are just three of the headliners among a tremendous field of 2-year-olds facing off in the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity at 350 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Norco, a full-brother to Grade 1 winner Circle City and Grade 2 winner Nomadic, has been extremely impressive in a pair of outings, first when winning his debut by a jaw-dropping 2 1/4 lengths and then scoring a dominant 1 3/4 length victory in the fourth of ...



AJAX, ONT–JUNE 13, 2024–Come out to the fabulous Father's Day celebration at Ajax Downs this Sunday, June 16, and enjoy a great afternoon of Quarter Horse racing with some super prizes up for grabs. Six exciting races are on tap, including the 870-yard Battle Of The Breeds, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA–JUNE 13, 2024–Sixty-five 2-year-olds, led by Remington Park stakes winners Relentless American and Anna Belle, are entered in Monday's Prairie Meadows Gold Futurity trials at Prairie Meadows Racetrack. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the seven 350-yard heats will meet in the July 6, $175,000-est. final. A homebred son of Hes Relentless racing for Tom Maher of Pierre, South Dakota, Relentless American is coming off of a Remington Park spring campaign during which the gelding won all three of his races -- including the 330-yard, $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-breds on April 29 -- and earned $56,569. Jason Olmstead trains ...



HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 13, 2024–Sam Houston Race Park will close out its 2024 live racing season on Saturday, June 15, with eleven Quarter Horse races, beginning at 6:30 pm (CT). Accomplished sprinters and experienced distance runners will display their talent throughout the closing night program. In addition, San Houston Race Park will also pay tribute to trainer Jesse Yoakum, a longtime supporter of Texas racing, and Willie Hickman, who played many pivotal roles in the Sam Houston racing office.

Defending Champion Eye Will Decide Returns in the $50,000 Jesse Yoakum Memorial 870 Stakes An experienced field of distance specialists will enter the starting gate in the $50,000 Jesse Yoakum Memorial 870 Stakes. The race is named in honor of the late Quarter Horse trainer Jesse Yoakum, who passed away on October 3, 2019, at the age of 69.

Byron Gardner’s homebred Eye Will Decide is the defending champion. Rider Noe ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JUNE 13, 2024–Mendel, a gray son of Big Daddy Cartel and the fastest qualifier, drew post 2 for Sunday’s 350-yard, $351,484 Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses at Ruidoso ...



LOS ALAMITOS–JUNE 12, 2024–The running of the Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes, which is the second $100,000 stakes event of the meet in the distaff division, will feature one of the strongest casts of Quarter Horse fillies and mares assembled this year led by 14-time stakes winner Pattys Saint, red-hot mare AJ Born Runnin and multiple Grade 1 stakes finalist Fearless Moon on Saturday at Los Alamitos. A field of 10 will compete in the 350-yard dash.                       

Dunn Ranch’s Pattys Saint is the marquee name in this outstanding race, as the queen of the Intermountain region looks to continue to shine in Southern California. The 6-year-old mare by Jess Got Easier scored her third graded stakes win at Los Alamitos on May 5 when she took the Grade 3, $60,000 ...



HOUSTON, TX –JUNE 12, 2024–Sam Houston Race Park will close out its 2024 live racing season on Saturday, June 15 with eleven Quarter Horse races, beginning at 6:30 pm (CT).

No rain is forecast for the biggest night of the meet, with nine stakes to be contested, as well as the presentation of the end-of-the-meet honors for the leading owner, ...