ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019— Kelly Perez's Mi Amor Secreto, a 13-1 longshot, scored the biggest win of his career when he captured Sunday's 440-yard, $300,000 Albuquerque Fall Quarter Horse Championship (G1), one of six stakes contested at Albuquerque Downs (see related stories) during the track's rich closing-day program. Mi Amor Secreto made his quarter-mile trip in :20.919, and his margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from Putinical. Jose Alvarez rode the 4-year-old son of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel for trainer Marcos Carrizales, who ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019—MJ Farms’ Donelli, the fastest qualifier and odds-on favorite, won Sunday’s $386,196 New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds. Trained by Wes Giles, Donelli went 400 yards in :19.691, and her margin of victory was ...



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CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019—With two wins in two starts, Mr Dillard is the undefeated winner of Sunday’s feature race at Will Rogers, the $252,876 Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity.

Mr Dillard ($10.40) and jockey Cody Smith covered the 350 yards in 17.555 and earned a 96 speed index.

The lightly raced 2-year-old son of ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019—Fastest qualifier One Flying Dynasty dueled Mister Mucho Gusto to a neck win in the $245,946 La Fiesta Futurity on Sunday at The Downs at Albuquerque. ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 19, 2019—Sister Sophia put in a sharp effort under jockey J.R. Ramirez, Jr. to defeat Cat Daddys Lil Girl by a neck in the $189,405 New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Derby Sunday afternoon at The Downs at Albuquerque. Conditioned by trainer Michael Joiner, Sister Sophia covered 400 yards in :19.668. Mike Joiner ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019—Jess Saying held off Showmethedoe by a neck to get her first career stakes win on Sunday in the $154,522 La Fiesta Derby at The Downs at Albuquerque. Whole Lota Cheyenne was another neck back in the blanket finish to get third. Ridden by jockey Alfredo Sigala, Jess Saying completed the 400 yards in ...



POCATELLO, ID—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019—Pocatello closed out the 2019 season with several stakes, including the $13,500 Van Adams Memorial Maturity (not black-type). Giorgina, with Jesus Valenzuela, pulled off a mild upset in the 300-yard event.

The final time for the race was 15.424. The winner earned a 104 speed index; each of the top three ...



POCATELLO, ID—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019— Shidacious dueled Dashn Courage to a neck win in the $3,000 Pocatello Downs Futurity (not black type) on Sunday at Pocatello Downs. Under jockey Nick Newbold, the son 2-year-old Utah-bred son of multiple stake sire Bodacious Dash completed the 300 yards in :15.916 seconds, into a 7 mph headwind, to pick up the winner's share of the purse worth $1,800.. Trainer Fredy Olmos saddled the sorrel gelding for owner Kade Kendall Keller. Bred by Allred Horse Haven, from the Proudest Effort mare Shi D Anna, Shidacious has compiled a (8) 3-1-0 record and earned ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—SEPTEMBER 22, 2019—Grants Pass kicked off their first-ever commercial race meet today with two trials for the Far West Futurity. The annual fall futurity in the Pacific Northwest had been contested at Portland Meadows in the past. Two-time futurity winner Maximo II rolled to a 1-¼ length win in the second of two trials to ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 21, 2019—It was Chilitos who set the bar high in the first trial (race 4) of the night for the Grade 2 $344,050 Dash For Cash Futurity when he clocked the 400-yard distance in :19.769 seconds into a 13 mph headwind on a fast track. Trial after trial his time held and no one could match it. It was the second career win for the son of leading sire Apollitical Jess is out of the Game Patriot mare Mary Me Anna. Chilitos, an Oklahoma homebred racing for Omar and Anna Paredes, is trained by Adrian Huitron and was ridden by ...



HOBBS, NM—SEPTEMBER 20, 2019—Coming off a close effort to Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Uncle D in the $200,000 All American Juvenile on Labor Day, Cers Final Try posted the top qualifying time for the Grade 2 Hobbs America Futurity Saturday afternoon on Zia Park's 2019 opening-day card. Ridden by jockey Tanner Thedford, Cers Final Try ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 20, 2019—Last year’s leading trainer Josue Ponce and leading jockey Jesse Levario teamed with Ruse Ranch LLC’s Sumokeonthewater to earn the fastest qualifying time in the $204,600 Dash For Cash Derby(G2) trials tonight and they did it in the first of the seven trials. Sumokeonthewater, an Arkansas-bred gelding ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 19, 2019—Trainer Justin Joiner enjoyed some huge victories at Los Alamitos towards the end of the 2018 season. He saddled Flash And Roll to a pair of Grade 1 futurities at the Orange County oval – the Golden State Million and the Los Alamitos Two Million – and was named the AQHA champion 2-year-old filly. Joiner ...



AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 16, 2019—Ontario Bred Futurity winner Easy Street romped to a 1-¾ length win in the second of two trials to set the fastest qualifying time for the Alex Picov Memorial Futurity at Ajax Downs. The Mighty B Valiant gelding posted a :20.380 clocking with a 15 mph tailwind to get the ...