LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 15, 2019— Owner Scott Bryant enjoyed some big victories at Los Alamitos last year with 2018 AQHA champion 2-year-old Flash And Roll. The Justin Joiner-trained filly won the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and the Golden State Million on the way to a perfect four-for-four record here. Bryant and Joiner team up again this Sunday, this time with fastest qualifier Apollitical Flying in the $101,000 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes for 3-year-olds at 350 yards. Horses had to have been maidens as of December 1, 2018 in ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—FEBRUARY 15, 2019—Executive Trust, an 8-year-old gray son of Executive Menace owned by Sherree Meridyth, will make his season debut in Sunday’s 870-yard, $8,000 Honest Mac Stakes at Turf Paradise. Trained by Guadalupe Munoz Jr., Executive Trust earned $21,550 from just three official starts last year, and his season resume included a second-place finish, two lengths behind winner Rock A Billy, in the 870-yard, $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes at Zia Park on December 2. Executive Trust drew post 8 and ...



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SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 14, 2019—A number of summer sale graduates from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico will headline 15 training races slated Friday at Retama Park. The track will run the first two races for 3-year-olds & Up. Races 3 thru 15 are slated for maiden 2-year-olds. All races will be contested at 250 yards with first post set at noon (CST). Runaway Second Down, an $80,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Graduate will start in Race 5 for owners Eulalio Argote and Victor Alvarado. Trainer Robert Meche has named jockey J.R. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 14, 2019—Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Thermonuclear Energy, fresh off her victory in the Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap on January 6, will headline a terrific field of mares in the running of the $35,000 Denim N Diamonds Handicap at 350 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O'Dell, Thermonuclear Energy beat a field that included 2018 AQHA champion aged mare One Sweet Racy and stablemate and multiple stakes winner A Political Lady at 400 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 12, 2019—Remington Park will continue schooling races for 2-year-olds on Wednesday and Thursday this week with a nine-race card set on each day. First post each day is 11 a.m. (CST). All races will be conducted at a distance of 250 yards. A number 2018 summer sale graduates will be making their debuts over the two days. A pair of Heritage Place Sale graduates will face off in Race 7 on Wednesday. Ec Greys Anatomy, a $30,000 graduate, will start for trainer Dee Kenner from Post 3. Uncomparable Racing ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 12, 2019—A field of 11 state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses, headed by Ryansmanonthemoon and CD Mamas Boy, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. A homebred son of champion ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 12, 2019—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will present the 14th running of the $25,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes (RG3) on Saturday. A field of six accredited Louisiana-breds will compete 350-yards in the sixth race of Saturday’s card, which gets underway at 1:00 pm (Central). Trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. looks for good ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 11, 2019—Jess Bein The Hero and SF Hot Pass are among the 34 sprinters entered in Friday’s 400-yard West Texas Maturity (G3) trials at Sunland Park. A black son of Valiant Hero trained by Josue Ponce for owner Juan F. Martinez-Labastida, Jess Bein The Hero will be making his 6-year-old season debut off of a second-place finish, one length behind winner Jessies First Down, in the 440-yard, $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1) on December ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 8, 2019—The road to the 2019 Champion of Champion begins on Sunday night when 10 older horses face off in the 19th running of the Grade 1, $157,200 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship at 400 yards. The Winter Championship is the final of eight races to be held on Sunday with first post set for 5:30 p.m. The winner of the Winter Championship will earn a provisional berth to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions to be held at Los Alamitos on Saturday, December 14. Past winners of the Winter Championship include BH Lisas Boy and Whosleavingwho, the only two-time winners of this race, Corona ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 7, 2019—Rosenthal Ranch’s Powerful Favorite and Legacy Ranch’s Mister Appolitical made a habit out of qualifying to big futurities at Los Alamitos in 2018. Trained by Chris O’Dell, Powerful Favorite won the Governor’s Cup Futurity on July 28 and also raced in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity and Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity. The Terry Knight-trained Mister Appolitical made the finals of the Los Alamitos Two Million and Ed Burke Million. Not ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 6, 2019—Louisiana Downs will host their second set of training races for 2-year-olds this season on Friday. The track will card eight races for 2-year-olds who remain eligible for the $250,000-est. Harrah's Entertainment Futurity. First post for the 220 yard races is set for 11:00 a.m. at the Bossier City racetrack. Trials for the grade 3 event will be contested on March 3 and the finals are scheduled for closing day of the 2019 Quarter Horse meet March 21. ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 5 2019—The 2019 Quarter Horse racing season continues at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, with the final of the $49,874 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake set for Saturday. Trials were run on January 19 for accredited Louisiana-bred 3,4 and 5-year-olds. Quentonian won the third of six 350-yard trials, setting the fastest qualifying time of :17.526 seconds. Owned by Gilbert Morales, the 3-year-old was bred by Kirby Bruchhaus breaking from the rail under rider Guadalupe ...