LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 22, 2017—Princess Abigail Kawananakoa of Hawaii will have two Quarter Horse princesses in action in the form of Staggering Stride and Trippys Royal Jess in the $15,000 Indigo Illusion Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Nine races are on the card with first post following the final race at Santa Anita. The two fillies are trained by Chris O’Dell and will come into this race after finishing 1-2 in the La Pacifica Handicap on May 12. The filly by Mr Jess Perry filly was first across the wire on that night, as she held off Trippys Royal Jess by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 21, 2017—A full field of 10 sprinters has been entered in Friday’s 300-yard, $20,000 Par-A-Dice Stakes (R) at Delta Downs. Lil Bro Big Streak, a 3-year-old son of Jet Black Patriot trained by Trey Ellis for the Melvin E. Hatley 1987 Trust, drew post 7 and will be ridden by Alfonso Lujan. The Louisiana-bred gelding has earned $13,020 from four starts this season, and his season resume includes a second-place finish in the 350-yard, $25,000 Bill Montgomery ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 21, 2017—Mavara Vegas, a multiple stakes winner during her 4-year-old campaign, will make her 2017 season debut in Friday’s 400-yard, $40,000 Indiana Grand Classic Stakes at Indiana Grand. A 5-year-old daughter of champion Fdd Dynasty racing for Alejandro Medina, Mavara Vegas earned $76,592 from ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JUNE 20, 2017—A 10-race program, consisting of five Thoroughbred and five Quarter Horse races and headlined by the $60,000 O.D. McDonald Handicap (R), will open Albuquerque Downs’ 2017 summer season on Saturday. Post time for the first race is set for 6:05 p.m. (MDT). The 7-furlong O.D. McDonald Handicap is restricted to New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and has drawn a field of 10, topped by defending champion Citizen ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 17, 2017— Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch will look to score its richest racing victory ever when their homebred Platki, a full brother to their AQHA champion filly, Flying Fig, heads the running of the $1,000,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

"We’ve ran in some good races and some $1 million events, but we’ve never gotten the ring," Parrella said. "If we win so be it, if we don’t win it so be it. We’re just blessed to be in it. To me I just want everyone to come back safe and sound. The rest will be up to the racing gods. To me ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA—JUNE 17, 2017—Ruth F. Barbour’s Country Boy 123, the fastest qualifier and morning-line favorite, drew the rail post for Sunday’s 300-yard, $58,000 Picov Maturity at Ajax Downs. A 4-year-old son of champion Country Chicks Man trained by Bryn Robertson, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN—-JUNE 16, 2017—Patrick Richardson’s Stone Cold Leader, a brown son of Brookstone Bay trained by Joe M. Davis, is the 3-5 morning-line choice for Saturday’s 300-yard, $184,000 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) for state-sired 2-year-olds at Indiana Grand. The fastest qualifier, Stone Cold Leader is coming off of a clear 1 3/4-length victory in the second of four trials on June 3. The filly has won two of her three starts and has earned $14,680. Stone Cold Leader drew post 3 and will be ridden by Rolando ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM—JUNE 16, 2017—Beyond 15, a daughter of Desirio and the fastest qualifier, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 350-yard, $83,712 Four Corners Futurity at SunRay Park. Beyond 15 is trained by Shae Cox for Diamond Racing Stables and Alejandro Melendez. ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 15, 2017—Steve G. Berry’s Sb Hoonigan, a homebred son of first crop sire Jr Dynasty Mountain trained by Alvaro Torres, will risk his perfect record in Saturday’s 350-yard, $68,580 Beehive Futurity at Laurel Brown Racetrack near Salt Lake City. Sb Hoonigan has earned $30,308 from three starts, and the brown gelding’s resume includes a head victory in the 300-yard, $74,000 Hadley/Giles Memorial Futurity at Weber Downs on May 6. Sb Hoonigan drew post 10 and will be ridden by Santiago Jiminez. The complete lineup, in post ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 14, 2017—Dashnunder Afullmoon and Ima Gone Reba are among the 141 state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) trials at Delta Downs. To accommodate the large number of trials — 15 — Delta Downs has moved its first post time up to 4:45 p.m. (CDT). The last ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX—-JUNE 14, 2017—Miss Alluring Menace, a homebred daughter of Specially Alluring racing for Gus Barakis’ Scarlett Hill Farm Inc., will make her next start in Saturday’s 400-yard TQHA Sires’ Cup Derby (R) trials at Retama ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 13, 2017—David Valdez’s Flash Moonfire, a $15,000 supplemental nominee to enter the trials, is the fastest qualifier against a contentious field in the $392,555 Mountain Top Futurity for quarter horses on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The Mountain Top Futurity is for New Mexico-bred two-year-olds. Also on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 13, 2017—Watergirl B, the upset winner of last year’s Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1), will make her season debut in Friday’s 400-yard Delta Downs Derby (RG3) trials at Delta Downs. A sorrel daughter of Game Patriot trained by John Stinebaugh for owner ...