BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 27, 2018—Hot Dam Bam A Lam, a two-time winner during the current Remington Park meet, is one of Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds entered in Monday’s 350-yard $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes (R) at Remington Park. Trained by Donnie Strickland for owner Gene Cox, Hot Dam Bam A Lam is a gelded son of Captain Courage. The homebred gelding will be shortening in distance off of his third-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner DF AJ Green Leaves, in the 400-yard, $317,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3) on April 21. Andrew Samaniego will ride Hot Dam Bam A Lam from ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 27, 2018—The Red Raider Weekend of racing begins on Friday afternoon with 10 contentious trials to the $345,000 Mountain Top Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. On Saturday, is the first running of the Dash For Speed Stakes at 350 yards for fillies and mares. The 350-yard Mountain Top Futurity trials are contested by New Mexico-bred two-year-olds. First post time is 1 p.m. and the 10 trials fill the program. Red Raider Weekend is for Texas Tech students, alumni and fans. One highlight is country music sensation ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHAKOPEE, MN—MAY 25, 2018—A total of 26 3-year-olds, headed by Dick Tobin’s First Of 15, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Gopher State Derby trials at Canterbury Park. A sorrel daughter of Apollitical Jess trained by Jason Olmstead, First Of 15 ships in from Oklahoma, where the filly ran second, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner DF AJ Green Leaves, in the 400-yard, $317,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3) for state-bred sophomores on April 21. First Of 15 drew the rail post ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAP 25, 2018—Lucky Seven Ranch’s Grade 1 winner Lotta Blues Man will headline the Quarter Horse feature on Friday night at Los Alamitos, a $12,600 allowance event for 3-year-olds and upward at 350 yards.  Lotta Blues Man gets top billing as the victor of the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity in 2016. The ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 24, 2018—It’s the first true test of Quarter Horse power for the 2018 racing season at Indiana Grand as the ninth running of the $84,800 Born Runner Classic takes the spotlight Saturday. Ten of the state’s best older horses will go to battle in the final race of the night at a distance of 400 yards featuring many champions from the Indiana breeding program. The favorite of the field is Keen Liaison, a four-year-old daughter of Sixes Liaison. "Keenie" as she’s known in the Erin Thompson barn, had one ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AURORA, CO—-MAY 23, 2018—Dauns First Desirio, a graded stakes winning son of Desirio owned by Rogelio Carbajal-Santos, heads a field of six in Sunday’s 330-yard, $15,000 Dash For Speed Stakes at Arapahoe Park. Dauns First Desirio has earned $133,038 from 14 starts, and his five wins include a head victory as the even-money favorite in the 400-yard, $180,000 Adequan Derby ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 21, 2018—The big three — consisting of champion KVN Corona, champion Eagle Jazz and All American Futurity winner Fly Baby Fly — lead the 91 three-year-olds entered in the deep full program of 10 trials to the Grade 1, $759,000 Ruidoso Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. First post time is 1 p.m. There is always free parking and free general admission at ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 21, 2018—Nine New Mexico-bred aged sprinters have been entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $40,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park. David Bloomer’s Mamacita Cartel, the 5-2 morning-line favorite, won both of his starts during the Sunland Park meet, including a 350-yard second-level ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 20, 2018—The best quarter horse racing begins at the start of the summer Ruidoso Downs season on Friday and Saturday with three of the nation’s top-four ranked two-year-olds competing in the 350-yard trials to the Grade 1, $1 million Ruidoso Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. There will be 16 trials on Friday and another 16 trials on Saturday with a noon first post time each day. The horses with the top-five times on each day advance to the Ruidoso Futurity on June 10. The ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 18, 2018— The Grade 2, $321,800 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity will bring together a strong field of 2-year-olds led by stablemates SC Money Maker, SC Coronada and Pack Light, a trio of talented young runners owned by Reliance Ranches, plus seven other young stars in the 300-yard dash on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Kindergarten is the 10th and final race on the card, which will get underway at 5:40 p.m. at the Orange County oval. To be ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Mike ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 18, 201—8A total of 16 state-bred 3-year-olds, topped by stakes winner LF Curly, has been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Harley Greene Derby (R) trials at Indiana Grand. Trained by Matt Frazier for owner Dan Frazier, LF Curly is a homebred daughter of One Famous Versace. The filly has earned $110,560 from five outs, and her juvenile resume included an upset victory in last year’s 350-yard, $188,000 Miss Roxie Little Futurity (R). LF Curly drew post ...