SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 17, 2020—Cat Daddys Lil Girl, a homebred 4-year-old daughter of Big Daddy Cartel owned by cousins Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez, is the 4-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 350-yard, $100,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Trained by Cynthia Gonzalez, Cat Daddys Lil Girl will be shortening in distance off of her three-quarter length victory as the 5-2 choice in the 400-yard, $100,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 17, 2020—Three six-figure Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduates will go to post during two-days of training races to be held this week at Remington Park. Seven training races have been carded for Wednesday and Thursday. All races will be contested at 250 yards. First post is set for 11:00 a.m. (CST). ...



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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 12, 2020—According a news bulletin form OQHRA, Thursday's training races at Remington Park have been rescheduled and will now be contested on Friday (Feb. 14). A total of 10 training races will be contested on Friday. All Remington Park training races are at 250 yards. First post is 11 am. (CDT) on both days. Summer Sale graduates continue to dominate schooling race entries at Remington Park on Friday with Lethal Destiny, a $65,000 Heritage Place ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM---FEBRUARY 12, 2020—A dozen state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses, headed by morning-line favorite Champagne Room, have been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Champagne Room is a graded stakes winning homebred daughter of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Jimmy Padgett for Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico. The filly has earned $117,511 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 11, 2020—Remington Park will kick off its initial training races this week in preparation for the 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season. A total of 21 training races will be contested Feb. 12 and 13, with 10 races on Wednesday and 11 on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 11, 2020—Two divisions of the 350-yard, $25,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes (R) for state-bred headline Saturday’s seven-race program at Louisiana Downs. Preston Jourdan’s Tuckers Prize, a 4-year-old Fast Prize Dash gelding trained by his owner, is the 6-5 morning-line favorite in the first ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 11, 2020—Sixty 3-year-olds, topped by Hotsempting and One Flying Dynasty, are entered in Friday’s 400-yard West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park. A bay daughter of champion Tempting Dash trained by Ramon Mendoza for owners Miguel Y. and Mauricio Gallegos, Hotsempting is coming off of a 2-year-old campaign during which she earned $232,390 from five races and ran second, 1 1/4 lengths ...



TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 8, 2020—Quarter Horse racing returns to Tucson, Arizona this weekend. Today (Saturday) is opening day for Rillito Park’s Winter Meet 2020. The historic park, and birthplace of Quarter Horse racing, has hosted racing for seven decades. Jaye Wells, president of the Rillito Park Foundation, said staff still gets excited ahead of a new season. All but one of the eight races scheduled for Saturday will have a full field of eight horses, according to Wells. He said it’s the fullest field for an opening day that he can ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 7, 2020—The initial training races of the Remington Park preseason are set for Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 13 as preparations continue for the 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season. A total of 21 training races will be contested Feb. 12 & 13, with 10 races on Wednesday and 11 on Thursday. All Remington Park training races are at 250 yards. The events provide trainers an ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 6, 2020—The first provisional berth to the 2020 Champion of Champions will be decided on Sunday night when nine older horses face off in the Grade 1, $159,550 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship at 400 yards. Run for the first time in 2001, past winners of the Winter Championship have included an impressive list of AQHA champions that includes Zoomin For Spuds, Matabari, Moonist, Rylees Boy, Good Reason SA, Freaky, Jess You And I, Volcom, Corona Kool, ...



SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 6, 2020—Retama Park will host 15 schooling races on Friday, with13 for 2-year-old American Quarter Horses. Races 3 thru 15, featuring 2-year-olds, will be contested over 250 yards. First post is set for noon (CDT). Among the highly anticipated hopefuls are $160,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate FM Zantanas D ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 6, 2020—The night of the Los Alamitos Winter Derby trials back on January 18 featured several tremendous performances led by a 3/4 length victory from fastest qualifier You Can Run. Now 10 of the best sophomores in the nation will get together on Saturday night to fight it out for the top prize in the Grade 1, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 5, 2020—Los Alamitos Race Course returns after a short hiatus with a new Friday night post time of 6 p.m. (PST) and a Pick Six Carryover of $6,774 ready to spice up the 8-race program. Friday’s card will kick off a great weekend of racing headed by Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night and the Grade ...