RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 26, 2017— Fastest qualifier A Passion For Flashn in the $370,820 Zia Quarter Horse Futurity, boasting the largest purse on the program, heads the nine stakes races in the 11-race Zia Festival card on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Ten of the 11 races have eight or more horses in the field and the other race has seven entries. First post time is 1 p.m. with free parking and free general admission. The Zia Festival is a celebration of New Mexico racing with each of the stakes races is for New Mexico-breds. The Zia Festival is more than racing. There are more than 60 vendors specializing in ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX—JULY 25, 2017—A full field of 10 Texas-bred sprinters has been entered in the 400-yard, $35,000 TQHA Classic Stakes (RG3), one of four official stakes to be contested at Retama Park on Friday. RC Me Leaving You, a two-time stakes winner during last year’s Lone Star Park fall meet, drew post 5 and will be ridden by Jose Alvarez. A 5-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You trained by Judd Kearl for owners Bennie and Teresa Jeter, RC Me Leaving You made his season ...



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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 25, 2017—The Grade 3, $59,850 John Deere Ruidoso Downs Juvenile , with undefeated fastest-qualifier Runningallnight, tops three stakes races that highlight the racing action on Saturday of Zia Festival weekend at Ruidoso Downs. The highly popular Zia Festival starts in Friday and runs through Sunday at Ruidoso Downs. There will be nine stakes races for New Mexico-breds on Sunday’s 11-race program, highlighted by the Restricted-Grade 1 $370,820 Zia Quarter Horse Futurity. First post time is 1 p.m. on each day with free parking and free general admission. The Zia Festival gains in popularity every year. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TULSA, OK—JULY 25, 2017—I V Gone, a 7-year-old son of Ivory James owned and trained by Celesse Fregoso, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Friday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Rocky Heinzig Stakes at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. I V Gone is coming off of a wire-to-wire neck victory in the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 24, 2017—One of the most prestigious Quarter Horse racing nights of the year is on tap, as the 18th running of California Breeders Champions Night will offer a full evening of stakes races on Saturday, July 29 at Los Alamitos Race Course. The stakes action will be headed by the running of the $390,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity at 350-yards, and will be headed by the Chris O’Dell-trained duo of fastest qualifier Chance To Fire and second fastest qualifier Effortless ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 21, 2017—Larry L. Rice's Lady Eagle 123, a sorrel daughter of One Famous Eagle who was stakes-placed during the Remington Park spring meet, is one of 41 juveniles entered in Sunday's 350-yard North Central Quarter Horse Association Futurity (R) trials at Canterbury Park. The NCQHRA Futurity is restricted to 2-year-olds owned by residents of Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI IDAHO FALLS, ID—JULY 21, 2017—A-Arrow Ranch's The Bossgirl, a bay daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Class Jump and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday's 350-yard, $19,125 Idaho Cup ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 19, 2017—The rematch between the two horses that finished in a dead heat for the win in the Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity — Eagle Jazz and Uptown Dynasty — is set in the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. If either of these horses win the Rainbow Futurity and go on to ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA TX—JULY 19, 2017—A field of six Texas-bred 3-year-old fillies has been entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $15,000 La Villita Stakes (R) at Retama Park. Isabel Huitron’s Fancy Mamacita, a homebred daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI EDMONTON, ALB—JULY 17, 2017—Teagan Goodsell’s Mr Eleanor, a homebred son of First Timber and the fastest qualifier, is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Wednesday’s 330-yard, $40,000 Alberta Stallion Stakes (R) for 2-year-olds at Northlands Park. Mr Eleanor broke his maiden ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 19, 2017—Graded futurity winners and undefeated horses This Is An Eagle and Suenos Dineros each come off trial wins to meet side-by-side in the $100,000 Rainbow Quarter Horse Juvenile on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The Rainbow Juvenile is a supporting feature for the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity, also ...