LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 12, 2017—Jaime Gomez has made it a habit recently of winning Sunday night stakes races at Los Alamitos Race Course. The trainer saddled Moonie Blues to win the Wild West Futurity on Sunday, October 29 before coming back a week later to saddle J Fire Up to a hard-fought nose victory in the Grade 1, $938,850 Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday, November 5. Gomez completed his triple of stakes winning Sundays after sending Dutch Masters III’s Chazaq to a ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—At odds of 13-1, Thecartelofmiracle held off posttime favorite Hotstepper by a neck to win the Grade 1 $873,616 Texas Classic Futurity Saturday night at Lone Star Park. This Is An Eagle finished a neck back in a blanket finish to take third. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Thecartelofmiracle broke in and bumped hard at the start but recovered to complete the 400 yard course in :19.800 seconds, a 94 speed index into a 11 mph crosswind. Trainer Alonso Neri saddled the son of the Corona Cartel stallion Tough And Good to his fourth career win in nine starts for owner Mauro Luciano Villarreal.

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GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2017— Apolltical Chad rolled to his third consecutive win Saturday night when he defeated Graceful Eagle by a neck in the Grade 1 $384,355 Texas Classic Derby on closing night of the Lone Star Park 2017 Quarter Horse meet. The sorrel gelding broke out under AQHA Racing Champion jockey G.R. Carter, Jr. but ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Not one but two 2-year-olds secured their first stakes wins when Captain Force and Cloud Ridge earned a dead-heat victory in the $282,552 Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity(RG3) Saturday at Will Rogers. The pair stopped the timer :21.956 seconds, into a 13 mph crosswind, for the 440 yards to take home $80,527 each after splitting the winners and second-place purses. Cloud Ridge and jockey Berkley Packer appeared to get the advantage on Captain Force with a late surge, but the latter, under jockey Edwuin Lujan, rallied at the wire to earn the dead-heat win. Cloud Ridge, who finished third in ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Painted Wine Wagon, under jockey Jimmy D. Brooks, went wire-to-wire in a neck victory over fastest qualifier Pv Queen Bee Candy in Saturday $196,982 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. The Valiant One finished half-a-length back for third. Painted Wine Wagon, a 2-year-old daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, completed the 350 yards in :17.587 seconds, a 94-speed index into a 13-mph crosswind. Trained Eddie D. Willis saddled the brown filly to her third win, in seven starts this season, for owner Larry Rice. A ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Five Puig Racing LLC's As And Js got her first win in over a year following an impressive one-length effort over Pv Eye Desire in the $76,228 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Fastest qualifier Jc Wild Rose finished a neck back in third. Ridden by jockey ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—She Eat Fire, a half-sister to 2017 Texas Classic Derby(G1) winner Apolltical Chad, picked up her third consecutive win by defeating Jess Jumpn Beau by three-quarters in the $45,979 Texas Classic Juvenile Invitational Saturday at Lone Star Park. Ridden by AQHA Racing champion jockey Ricky Ramirez She Eat ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 1, 2017—Ldn Jessasaltydog (14-1) scored his first win this season and first career stakes victory Saturday night when he won the $40,000 Opelousas Stakes by three-quarters at Evangeline Downs. Ldn Jessasaltydog started sharply in the field of six and withstood the late charges of several foes, including the 6-5 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Under a confident ride by jockey Cesar DeAlba, Lucky Seven Ranch's homebred Lotta Blues Man defeated One Sweet Runner by 1-˝ lengths in the $25,000 Town Policy Handicap Saturday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Grade 1 son of third-crop sire Favorite Cartel ...



By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 6, 2017—CM Partners In Crime turned in the best time for the Portland Meadows Fall Derby trials on Monday at Portland Meadows. Cm Partners In Crime completed the 400 yards by dashing home in a time of 20:61 under jockey David Martin. Jockey Luis Gonzalez was originally named to ride the three year old daughter of Ivory James but was replaced after he fell from his mount Awesome Corona in day’s first race. CM Partners In Crime is Trained by Nick Lowe for owner/breeder Randy Dickerson. It was the fourth win in 16 starts for the Oregon-bred filly from the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 5, 2017—Darling Farms, Jaime Gomez, and Ernesto Solis’ J Fire Up outdueled EG High Desert Farms’ Matilda Czech by the slimmest of margins in one of the most dramatic finishes in the 48-year history of Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course. Ridden by Jose Nicasio from post number two, the even money favorite J Fire Up took the lead in the 400-yard futurity early on, but was soon joined by the 16-1 longshot Matilda Czech, who had left the gate right alongside her from post number three. The two fillies hooked up from there with J Fire Up gamely responding to Nicasio’s ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 5, 2017—Multiple graded winner Once Over held off a late charge from Tf Im That Guy to win the Grade 2 $50,000 Lovington Stakes by a neck Sunday afternoon at Zia Park. Colbalt Creek finished two-lengths back in third. It was the second graded stakes win of the meet for Once Over who scored in the Grade 2 James Isaac Hobbs Stakes on September 17. He has now won three consecutive races. Ridden by jockey Raul Herrera, Once Over completed the 400 yards in :19.511 seconds, a 96-speed index into an 11-mph headwind. The son of champion sire ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 5, 2017—With a strong finish under jockey Carlos Huetra, Splendid Cause defeated The Cartel Runner by half-a-length in the $30,000 Golden State Juvenile Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. King Of Appeals finished a head back in third. An Oklahoma homebred racing for J. Garvin Kelly, Nancy Yearsley and J. ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 5, 2017—Ralph and Carolyn Fales Sweet Babie James got up at the wire by a neck over La Moneda to win the $20,900 Desert Classic Derby Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Frozen Icon finished a nose back to take third in the blanket finish. Ridden by jockey Jorge Bourdieu, Sweet Babie James completed the 350-yard task in ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 5, 2017—Fj Blackdiamond got a clean trip under jockey Rodolfo Arvizu to get up by a neck over Apollitical Boogie in the $18,500 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Justified was three-quarters back to take third. Fj Blackdiamond completed the 300-yard task in :15.499 seconds to record a ...