OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Entries were taken at Evangeline Downs for the $309,600 Evangeline Downs Futurity for 2-year-olds on Thursday. There were 100 horses entered to run in 12 trial races to be held on Friday, November 24 with a post time of 5:35 pm Central Time. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the trials will return to run in the Final, which will be held on Saturday, December 16. The ninth of the 12 trials offers a very intriguing matchup between two horses that have won Futurity Finals already in 2017. The 9-5 morning-line favorite is Three Bar Cartel, who won the $353,700 Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Five starting berths to the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions will be up for grabs in the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials on Sunday at Los Alamitos. A total of 17 horses will compete in the 400-yard trials with the horses with the five fastest times advancing to the Champion of Champions to be held ...



ADVERTISEMENT

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 15, 2017—Bill Absher and Leland Decker's Chowchilla Chickadee, who has been sensational in her three career starts, will make her stakes debut in Saturday’s $20,000 Corona Chick Handicap for 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos. The Corona Chick will be contested at 400 yards and is slated as the 8th race on the nine-race card. To be ridden by Cesar De Alba for trainer John Cooper, Chowchilla Chickadee has blown away ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 15, 2017—Gary W. Hartstack’s JRS Coronas Shadow, a graded stakes winning son of Coronas Leaving You, will make his first start more than four months in Saturday’s 400-yard LQHBA Breeders’ Derby (R) trials Evangeline Downs. Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., JRS Coronas Shadow has earned $158,143 from five races this year, and his season resume includes a half-length victory at odds of 12-1 in the 400-yard, $257,000 Delta Downs Derby (RG1) at Delta ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 13, 2017—A total of 132 state-bred 2-year-olds, headed by four graded stakes winners, has been entered in Friday’s 400-yard Louisiana Million Futurity (RG1) trials at Evangeline Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Friday’s 15 trials will meet in the December 16, $1-million Louisiana Million Futurity final. Formerly known as the Louisiana ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 12, 2017—Things have clicked in a positive way for Darling Farms and Jaime Gomez's LD Is Back during his sophomore campaign. The son of Walk Thru Fire went winless in eight starts as a 2-year-old last year, but it's been a different story during his 3-year-old season in 2017. In five outings this year, LD Is Back has ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Fastest qualifier DG Tempter will risk his three-race win streak in today's (Saturday) $282,552 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs. DG Tempter is a homebred son of champion Tempting Dash trained by Hipolito Michel-Valverde for owners Richard and Genevieve Herrman. The gelding is coming off of a two-length victory in the last of five trials on October 27. DG Tempter drew post 8 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado. His nine opponents include Randy J. Davis’ ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMER 10, 2017—Lone Star Park wraps its Fall Quarter Horse Season on Saturday, November 11. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 4-12. Kids ages 3 and under are admitted free. In appreciation on Veterans Day all veterans can receive (1) free General Admission by showing proof of service at admission booths. Headlining the Saturday card is the 25th running of the $873,616 Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity. The 400-yard stakes is the richest race in the state and the premier race for 2-yr-old American ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 9, 2017—A strong group of sophomore sprinters will get together on Saturday night for the running of the $25,000 Town Policy Handicap at 400 yards at Los Alamitos. The field will include Grade 1 winner Lotta Blues Man plus stakes winners AJS Anna Smoke, Staggering Stride, and Trippys Royal Jess. The fillies Staggering Stride and Trippys Royal Jess are both owned by Abigail Kawananakoa and trained by Chris O’Dell and are among the sharpest runners going into this race. The stablemates finished 1-2 in the La ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 8, 2017—A full field of 10 juveniles, headed by fastest qualifier Legacy Eagle, has been entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $873,616 Texas Classic Futurity (G1), the featured race on Lone Star Park’s closing-night program. Trained by Trey Wood for owners Johnny Trotter and Randy Geiselman, Legacy Eagle broke his maiden with a head victory in the seventh of 10 trials on October 21. The gelded son of One Famous Eagle drew post 5 and will be ridden by Roy Baldillez. Baldillez, 57, will be ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 8, 2017—A star-studded field of 10 3-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 440-yard, $384,355 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at Lone Star Park. Duponte, the fastest qualifier, drew post 8 for owners Bobby D. Cox, Homero Paredes and Kristen A. Paredes. A homebred son of American Runaway, the ...