PHOENIX, AZ-JANUARY 21, 2018-Dig Deeper, a son of last year's leading third-crop sire One Sweet Jess, got up at the wire to defeat Dominate This by a nose in the $9,500 Early Derby (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Hw Double Down Perry finished 1-½ lengths back for third. Following an awkward start, under jockey Francisco Monroy, Dig Deeper drove to victory in :17.819 seconds, a 92-speed index for the 350 yards. Alex Torres-Casas owns-and-trains the Cal-bred gelding out of Halfpast Heartbreak by Corona Cartel. It was the third ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA-JANUARY 20, 2018-Fortuna Properties Inc.'s Ditto Head repeated what he's done before in his previous trial races- he won again - while posting the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 1 $215,450 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night. The Alessio/Brown/Davies LLC's bred son of champion Foose is now a perfect three for three in trial events and he's advanced to the stakes final each time. He'll now have the honor of being the fastest qualifier to the Winter Derby final to be held here on Saturday, February 10. Ditto Head is named after the moniker that radio talk show ...



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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 20, 2018—The big chill earlier this week gave way to warmer temperatures for the January 20th card at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes drew a field of ten accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds going 350 yards. As expected the two favorites, Jrs Taylors Runnaway and Second Down Leaving both ran extremely well, with Second Down Leaving prevailing by a neck in a time of :17.834 seconds. Trainer Javier Noel Contreras felt that his outside post position might be best for his runner and he was absolutely correct as he rallied strongly under Raul Ramirez, Jr. Bred by Grant ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 20, 2018—Da Pool Do won the second of four 350-yard trials run this afternoon for the $41,649 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type). Owned and trained by Jose D. Barron, the 3-year-old was bred by Cleaton M. Leger and was making his fifth career start. Breaking from the rail under Jose Rodriguez, the son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA-JANUARY 19, 2018-One racing night after celebrating his 80th birthday, trainer John Cooper was back doing what he does best: winning stakes races at Los Alamitos Race Course. The veteran trainer saddled Ron Hartley's talented homebred One Proud Eagle to a strong victory in the $25,000 Cypress Handicap on Friday night. Ridden by Cesar De Alba from post number seven, One Proud Eagle covered the 350 yards in :17.573 while picking up his fourth stakes victory. The gray gelding by One Famous Eagle won three stakes races in 2016 starting with the Grade 3 Robert Adair ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 14, 2018—Under a capable ride by jockey Raul Herrera, maiden 3-year-old Everybuddys Talkin (7-1) blew away from the gate then increased her lead to get her first official win in Sunday's $206,853 46th running of the Shue Fly Stakes(RG2) at Sunland Park. Daddys Blushing finished three-quarters back in second while Daddys Copy was half-a-length back in the show position. Racing for owner Eric Pineda of Odessa, Texas, Everybuddys Talkin completed the 400 yards ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 14, 2018—Abigail Kawananakoa’s Racy High Roller, spoiled He Is The Risingstar’s bid to win the $20,000 Barbra B Handicap for the third year in a row after scoring a half-length win on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O’Dell, Racy High Roller led the 550-yard race from start to ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 14, 2018—Making his first start outside New Mexico, Caseys Shadow 21 broke his maiden and set the fastest qualifying time Sunday afternoon for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trials of maiden 3-year-olds Quarter Horses at time of entry, will return to Turf Paradise on Sunday, January 28th to vie for a $5,000 added purse going 300 yards. Under jockey Mark Jasso Caseys Shadow 21, a son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, raced over fast track in :15.620 seconds to earn a 92-speed index and the top ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 2, 2018—Perhaps motivated by the New Orleans Saints, who have clinched the lead in the NFC South, Jw Who Dat showed his supreme form in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes, today’s feature at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Owned by Renato Contreras and trained by his son, Javier, the 6-year-old son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 7, 2018—David Nelson has been raising and racing Quarter Horses since 1967. Over 50 years later and the horseman from Turner, Oregon has found his dream mare in the form of the David Martin-bred Kiddy Up Cowgirl, the longshot winner of the Grade 1, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. Nelson and his wife, Leah, purchased the mare at the advice of trainer James Glenn, Jr., who had conditioned the filly her entire career for the late Rod ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 6, 2017—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicked off its 2018 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday afternoon. The seven-race program included the first stakes of the meet, the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash. Joel Galindo’s Scoopies Leaving You, who won the 2016 edition of this feature and holds the track record at 250 yards, topped his nine rivals. Breaking from the rail under regular rider Donald Watson, Scoopies Leaving You broke well and held off a solid charge by Fast N Famous Eagle to win by a neck. He covered 250 ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 31, 2017—In probably his last career start, Tf Im That Guy parlayed a quick getaway into a major win in the 17th running of the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1) on Sunday. Under red hot jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Tf Im That Guy got a huge jump on 2016 World Champion Jessies First Down at the start and that was the key to victory for the 4-year-old First Down Dash stallion. Tf Im That Guy took control of the lead early and kept ...