LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 19, 2020—EG High Desert Farms' Bail Czech posted the fastest qualifying time while winning the first of three trials to the Grade 1, $159,550 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship at 400 yards on Sunday night. Ridden by Juan Pablo Leon for trainer Jorge Farias, Bail Czech won at 17-1 odds while covering the distance in the fastest time of :19.764. Farias is now the main trainer for EG High Desert Farms, a racing operation that perennially ranks among the top three in Quarter Horse wins at Los Alamitos. In Bail Czech, Farias inherited a talented ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 5, 2020—Zoomn On By, under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, blew away the competition on Sunday by winning the $18,620 AQRA Graduation Stakes by 3-½ lengths. The Alberta-bred son of multiple stakes sire Mezoomin raced over the 350 yards in :17.839 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index. It was the second consecutive win at Turf ...



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OGDEN, UT—JANUARY 19, 2020—For the third consecutive week, Jess and Grant posted the fastest time of the day in American Chariot Racing in Ogden, Utah. This week, they won the Golden Spike Championship, sponsored by StallioneSearch.com.

The unprecedented accomplishment happened in race 17, the second to last race of the day. Jess and ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Rain and a muddy track surface did not derail two excellent victories by Patriot On Ice and Runaway Second Down (see related story), winners of their divisions of the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Saturday afternoon at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Due to the number of nominations for the 350-yard stakes, two fields were drawn, and both were highly competitive. Rogelio Marquez, Jr.'s Patriot On Ice scored the upset in the first heat, which was run as the sixth race on the card. With leading Louisiana Downs jockey Ricardo Hernandez, Jr., in ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2020— In the second division of the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs, Runaway Second Down lived up to his morning line favoritism, earning his third stakes score for owners Eulalio Argote and Victory Alvarado. Rider Raul Ramirez, Jr. had the return call and rallied strongly ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Dr. Steve Burns was recognized as the 2019 AQHA Breeder of the Year during a special ceremony held at Heritage Place on Wednesday in Oklahoma City. As many remarkable Quarter Horses that Dr. Burns breeds, he also campaigns many outstanding Quarter Horses as well, as shown by You Can Run and Sass Go Blue in ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Shake Em Ike won the first of four 350-yard trials run this afternoon for the $50,000-est. Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type). Owned by Jose Ortiz, he was bred by Richard and Janelle Simon and was making his seventh career start. Jockey Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco guided the 4-year-old son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 17, 2020—Newly crowned AQHA Racing champion trainer Chris O’Dell and jockey Eduardo Nicasio have enjoyed an outstanding string of successes at Los Alamitos over the past three years. The jockey/trainer combination has won 126 Quarter Horse races from 453 mounts for an outstanding win ratio of 27.8% and earnings of over $3.3 million. O’Dell and Nicasio kept on rolling on Friday night with a pair of victories, first with the impressive filly Whats Rockin in the fifth race and then with the now multiple stakes winner Tac Me Up in the $25,000 Cypress Handicap in the eighth race. Racing for Ruth Barbour, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 12, 2020—Martha Wells’ Yanque scored his third consecutive stakes win at the 550-yard distance after holding off the game Ballast Point by a half-length in the Barbra B Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Prior to winning the Barbra B, Yanque showed his love for this distance by winning both the Scott Lewis Handicap and Paul Ford Handicap. Ridden by Ruben Lozano for trainer Matt Fales, the son of Favorite Cartel was fifth at the start from post number one, but found a higher gear in the second half of the Barbra B. Yanque and Ballast Point hooked up for the next ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 11, 2020—Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez' homebred Cat Daddys Lil Girl raced to her second consecutive graded stakes victory Saturday when she defeated stablemate Woodys Copy Cat in the $$100,000 Lou Wooten and Sydney Valentini Handicap(RG2) at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Pressed early under jockey Mauro Salcedo, Cat Daddys Lil Girl drew away to win by three-quarters while completing the 400 yard course in :19.565 seconds with a 9 mph tailwind. Coming off a win in the New Mexico QH Fillies and Mares Championship(RG1) at Zia Park on December 1 in her last ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 11, 2020—Canselman pulled away late to defeat Desire Astoli by 1-½ lengths in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Ridden by jockey Cristian Esqueda, Canselman completed the 870 yards over a muddy (sealed) racetrack in :45.742 seconds, equaling a 98 speed index. It was the first ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 11, 2020—Parsons Ranch’s Favoriteladymelania had a perfect preparatory race for the trials to the Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes following her one length victory in Friday’s maiden event for 3-year-olds at 330 yards. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O’Dell, Favoriteladymelania covered the distance in ...