VINTON, LA—JUNE 23, 2017—Delta Downs hosted the $24,650 Par-A-Dice Stakes on Friday night and the event turned into a runaway for the Kenneth Roberts, Sr. trainee Tdz Fast Dasher, who dominated eight rivals in the 300-yard event under jockey Noe Castaneda. The property of Tony Doughtie won the race by a widening length over The Ground ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 23, 2017—Ridden by jockey Jose Davlia, went to the front out of the gate and held off A Tacky Chick to win the $49,600 Indiana Grand Classic Stakes Friday night at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Hr Chatter Wagon finished a neck back in third. Saddled by Sacramento Chavez, Shes Da One On Fire completed the 400 yards over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack in :19.981 seconds, earning a 91-speed index. It was the fourth career win in 17 starts for the 5-year-old California-bred daughter of leading sire Walk Thru Fire. Jesus Daniel Padilla owns the sorrel mare out of Da One by ...



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SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 23, 2017—Bp Painted Valentine became the second daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon to get a new track record this week. Bill Price's Oklahoma homebred Bp Painted Valentine scored a neck win over Lithe in a $17,000 Allowance, for 3-year-olds which have never won two ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 212, 2017—My Royal Wagon and Indiana Grand’s all-time winning jockey Harold Collins stopped the timer in record setting time Tuesday, June 20. The duo covered the 400-yard allowance dash in a time of :19.357 seconds, establishing a new track record at Indiana Grand. Starting from the center of the nine-horse field, My Royal Wagon broke quickly and was in contention for the lead from the start. The four-year-old Pyc Paint Your Wagon horse increased his speed with every stride, fending off TJ Jess A Leader and Jesse Levario at the finish line by the margin of a head to win ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 18, 2017— As an entrepreneur, Keith Nellesen has been highly successful with business ventures like Vivint Inc, a solar and security company which he co-founded; NUVI, a social media mining company which he founded; and as CEO of the investment company of McColee Partners. The native of Idaho Falls, Idaho and graduate of Brigham Young University, Nellesen has now also reached great heights in the sport of Quarter Horse racing after his homebred Corona Cartel colt KVN Corona won the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity on Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. Ridden by Ramon Sanchez for trainer Paul Jones, the 9-5 favorite KVN Corona broke nicely from ...



FARMINGTON, NM—JUNE 18, 2017—Seminole Senator jumped out to quick lead and held off a blanket finish from three other contenders to get his first career win in the $83,714 Four Corners Futurity Sunday afternoon at SunRay Park. Ridden by jockey Felipe Garica-Luna, Seminole Senator completed the 350 yards in :17.425 seconds to earn a 92-speed index with a 10-mph tailwind. It was the first win in four starts the Justin Joiner trained Oklahoma-bred son of multiple stakes sire Louisiana Senator. Joe David Yates, Richard Young, Richard Sturdevant and Terry Wootan own the bay gelding out of ...



AJAX, ONT—JUNE 18, 2017—Last year's Picov Derby winner Country Boy 123 scored a double on Sunday when he defeated Fast Man Vic by 1¼ lengths in the $59,200(US) Picov Maturity at Ajax Downs. One Famous Glass finished a head back in third. Ridden by jockey Cory Spataro, Country Boy 123 took command from the gate then widened while ...



LETHBRIDGE, AB—JUNE 18, 2017—Though both hit the board, it was neither the fastest qualifier nor the post-time favorite who hit the wire first in the $32,090 Sport of Speed Sale Futurity at Lethbridge. Otimberimfallninlove, the second longest shot in the field, defeated fellow 2-year-old Alberta-breds by a neck on Sunday.

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SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 18, 2017—The Fiscal Cliff won the $24,000 Skip Zimmerman Quarter Horse Stakes by a neck Sunday at Canterbury Park. The prohibitive wagering favorite, who returned $3.60 to win, was ridden by Benito Baca and is trained by Kasey Willis. The Fiscal Cliff, owned by Thomas Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa, has won 11 of 18 races and $358,118 in purses. Final time for the 350 yards was 17.757 seconds over a main track listed as good. "He didn’t break really well," Lepic said. "It looked like he didn’t get ahold of the ground at first." The Fiscal Cliff last raced April 22 at Remington Park. Willis is pointing the ...



TULSA, OK—JUNE 18, 2017—A familiar face went gate to wire in the $17,500 Golden Driller as last year’s winner, I V Gone, returned for back-to-back victories in the 350-yard feature race on the Fair Meadows Sunday night card. I V Gone ($4.20) and jockey Cody Wainscott finished in 17.554 to earn a 95 speed index.

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JEROME, ID—JUNE 18, 2017—Juno Jess bounced off a third-place effort in the June 4th trials to get the nod over Super Starr in the $16,850 Roche Equine Futurity Sunday afternoon at the Jerome Fair Grounds. Another longshot Dynasty Darling finished 1¼ lengths back in third. Ridden by jockey Never Marin, Juno Jess dueled throughout before ...



FARMINGTON, NM—JUNE 18, 2017—Facing older horses for the first time in his career, Dauns First Desirio defeated Sweet Solid Rock by a head in the $14,200 Smoke Hill Stakes (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Arapahoe Park. Multiple stakes winner Toshi Yoshi finished half-a-length back in third. Under jockey Jesus Munoz Villalobos, Dauns ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 17, 2017—Gary Hartstack’s Daddys Blushing pushed his undefeated record to four wins from as many starts with a win over New Mexico-breds in the $392,586 Mountain Top Futurity(RG3) at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday afternoon. Also on the 10-race program were three trials to the $48,510 Adequan Ruidoso Downs Derby Challenge (see related story). Daddys Blushing started alertly from the third position and had a clear path. Jockey Francisco Calderon let the gelded son of second crop sire Big Daddy Cartel hustle to the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 17, 2017—Everything asked of Stone Cold Leader to this point in his career has been accomplished and the two-year-old son of Brookstone Bay didn’t disappoint in his latest task. Ridden by Rolando Pina, Stone Cold Leader was a comfortable winner in the eighth running of the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 17, 2017—It took the whole race to get the job done but Apollitical Regard and Juan Galvan timed the finish just right, winning the 15th running of the $123,900 Jaguar Rocket Futurity Saturday at Indiana Grand. The duo covered the 300-yard dash in a time of :15.655 seconds by the margin of a neck. Starting from the outside post 10, Apollitical Regard was not the first horse to get noticed out of the starting ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 17, 2017—Delta Downs conducted 15 qualifying trials for this year’s record setting $705,495 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) on Saturday night. Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s Dashnunder Afullmoon recorded the fastest 350-yard time while winning the fourth trial of the night under jockey Eddie Sanchez. The Jose Sanchez trainee stopped ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 17, 2017— If pari-mutuel wagering was legal in Utah, Sb Hoonigan would have been the odds-on favorite in the $68,580 Beehive Futurity at Laurel Brown. The son of first crop sire Jr Dynasty Mountain won his fourth consecutive race on Saturday and has earned $57,741 since his ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 17, 2017 —It was a blanket finish in the $16,870 SVLAC Futurity at Laurel Brown Racetrack, but second-fastest qualifier Krash Your Party and jockey Jesus Valenzuela emerged in front by a head over fastest qualifier Masons Moon. Krash Your Party covered the 330-yard distance in 17.008 to earn a 97 speed index.

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