LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 16, 2019—Major futurity winners Cole Man 47, Powerful Favorite and KR Hi Five are among the 30 sophomores that will compete in the trials to the Grade 1, $198,700 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night. The horses with the 10 fastest times will return for the Winter Derby final on Saturday, February 9. Marin Jones and Steve McIntyre's Cole Man 47 could be one of the starts to shine on Saturday night when he headlines the second of four trials at 400 yards. Trained by Paul Jones, the gelding by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 16, 2019—A1A Racing's Tarzanito, the winner of the Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap and a stakes placed finisher in three other major races for older horses last year, will take on multiple stakes winner Twisted Sifter and several other major older horses in the featured $25,000 Cypress Handicap at 350 yards Friday at Los ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—ANUARY 16, 2019—Nine New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses have been entered in Saturday’s 440-yard, $85,000 Dona Ana County Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Israel Bordier’s Major Bites, a 6-year-old son of Jesse James Jr and the 4-5 morning-line favorite, drew post 5 and will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez for trainer Jimmy Guerra. A Grade 1 winner during the Zia Park fall meet, the gelding has been assigned top ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 15, 2019—Racing at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will resume on Saturday with this week’s feature, the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes. The stakes drew a competitive field of ten accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds going 350 yards. Eysa Jess Jumpn has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. The daughter of Heza Fast Dash out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Jumpn was ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 15, 2019—Headed by the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (see related story), Saturday’s Louisiana Downs race card will also feature trials for the $15,000-added-Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake. Written for 3, 4 and 5-year-old ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—JANUARY 13, 2019—Connie Chumbley’s Sneakin TR will look to score his tenth career win on Monday as he takes on CM Once ina Bluemoon and several others in the 350 yard Quarter Horse allowance contest at Portland Meadows Monday afternoon. Trained by Scott Raley with Robert Burney to handle the riding assignment for the 8-year-old son of TR Dasher. Sneakin TR was runner-up by a neck in The Portland Meadows John ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 10, 2019— Grade 1 stakes winner Mickey Ward and six-time stakes winner Joe Legacy are among the eight runners that will face off in the $20,000 Barbra B Handicap at 550 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Eight races are on tap starting at 5:20 p.m. (PST). Owned by Ralph and Carolyn Fales and trained by their son, Matt Fales, Mickey Ward won the Grade 1 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship at 870 yards on ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 8, 2019—Stakes action continues Saturday at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs with a competitive field of distance specialists entered in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes. This will be the 14th running of the 870 yard stakes, with defending champion Jw Who Dat and multiple-stakes winner Jessa Little Rusty leading the field of eight. Jw Who Dat, a 7-year-old son of Agouti out of the Heza Fast Man mare Ew Comment was bred in Louisiana by J W Owens. Now owned by Giovanni Barron and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 4, 2019—Major stakes winners Kiddy Up Cowgirl and One Sweet Racy will headline a great lineup of aged mares in the 18th running of the Grade 1, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap at Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Charger Bar is the marquee event of a terrific nine-race card that will also feature a $20,000 allowance event featuring a full field of mares, two other allowance sprints, and a 4-½ furlong Thoroughbred race led by Saddle Club, who enters with a five-race win streak at the Orange County oval First ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 2, 2019—Woodys Copy Cat and HS Paul Walker are among the 48 New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. A brown daughter of Woodbridge trained by Cynthia Gonzalez for owner Enrique Barrera, Woodys Copy Cat will be making her first start since November 4, when the filly scored a neck victory in the 400-yard, $315,000 New Mexico Cup Futurity ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—DECEMBER 31, 2018—A field of ten quality sprinters will compete in Saturday's $15,000 Harrah's Dash, the first stakes of the live racing Quarter Horse season at Louisiana Downs. Isabel Huitron's Globito is the 9-5 morning line choice in the 250-yard feature. Trained by Josue Huitron, the 4-year-old son of Pappasito has won 8 of his 12 career efforts, including a victory in the $20,000 Evangeline Downs Dash on October 5. His most recent win came at Zia Park on December 19 when he ...