LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 18, 2018ŚJohnny Trotter's Bodacious Eagle and S-Quarter K Racing LLC's Heza Dasha Fire earned berths to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions on December 15 after finishing 1-2 in the first of two divisions of the $25,000 Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cody Jensen for trainer Justin Joiner, Bodacious Eagle was the fastest qualifier among the 13 horses vying for a Champion of Champions spot tonight. Racing from post number five, Bodacious Eagle was ultra-impressive on the way to posting a neck victory over Heza Dasha Fire. The gelding by One Famous Eagle covered the ...



PHOENIX, AZŚNOVEMBER 18, 2018ŚOne Famous Icon, a brother to champion and leading sire One Famous Eagle, broke his maiden Sunday under jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr., while setting the fastest qualifying time from three trials contested for the AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Futurity. The 10 ...



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LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 17, 2018ŚBH Lisas Boy, a homebred 6-year-old Mighty Invictus gelding owned and trained by Bill Hoburg of Kennewick, Washington, parlayed a sharp break from post 4 into a one-length victory in Saturday's $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. Under jockey Cesar DeAlba, BH Lisas Boy went 440 yards in :21.506. In addition to posting a 98 speed index, BH Lisas Boy banked the $112,500 winner's share of the purse from his fourth lifetime Grade 1 win. BH Lisa Boy was sent to post a the 5-2 second choice in the field of 11, and he was rebounding off of his eighth-place finish, 2 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 17, 2018ŚSaturday's 400-yard, $100,000 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse was declared a no contest. Before the start, Duck Dash N Go broke through the gate, causing all the gate doors to open before the starter officially dispatched the field. Because the horses were unprepared ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 17, 2018ŚCorona Ranger sprinted to a half-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Agustin Silva, Corona Ranger covered 400 yards in :19.752. John Stinebaugh prepped the Corona Cartel gelding for owner ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 17, 2018ŚSent to post as the 7-5 favorite in a field of nine 2-year-olds, Kr Hi Five responded with a three-quarter length victory in Saturday's 350-yard, $125,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Los Alamitos Racecourse. Kr Hi Five stopped the timer in :17.670 and recorded a 92 speed index under ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 17, 2018ŚMickey Ward, a homebred 7-year-old son of champion FDD Dynasty racing for Ralph and Carolyn Fales, earned his first Grade 1 win in Saturday's $100,000 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jorge Bourdieu for trainer Matt Fales, ...



OPELOUSAS, LAŚNOVEMBER 17, 2018ŚShesa Diamond Diva, who was the runner-up in the 2017 LQHBA Louisiana Million(RG1) at Evangeline Downs, will have the chance to earn some retribution in 2018. The 3-year-old filly was the fastest qualifier from the three trials run for the $266,560 LQHBA Breeders' Derby on Saturday night. She won her trial in a final time of :19.697 seconds for the 400-yards over the fast track, which equals a speed index of 97. Shesa Diamond Diva has only two previous starts in 2018, winning a trial for the $268,655 Delta Downs Louisiana-bred Derby and running second in the final. Jockey Eddie Sanchez was in the ...



OPELOUSAS, LAŚNOVEMBER 16, 2018ŚMpshinning, a colt owned by Larry J. Boudreaux and trained by Josue Huitron, was the fastest qualifier from the 14 trials run on Friday night for the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million (RG1). Mpshinning was a dominant winner in the third trial on the program, covering the 400 yards over the fast track in a final time of :19.646 seconds. That equals a speed index of 99. Mpshinning has already had futurity success in his initial campaign. He won the $154,000 Gillespie County Futurity in August and was the runner-up in the $404,585 Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park in October. Jockey ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 10, 2018ŚTony and Aubrey Greaves' homebred gelding Mister FDD held off a strong challenge from Mesa Valley Farms LLC's Bolt For Gold to win the $25,000 Corona Chick Handicap at 400 yards in wire-to-wire fashion on Friday at Los Alamitos. Mister FDD has been in top form at the Orange County oval with two victories ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CAŚNOVEMBER 9, 2018Ś Following a completely dominant performance in the Grade 1, $925,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby, Lesley Joyner's homebred Jesstacartel, whose dam earned only $84 from two starts, while his granddam never even raced once, will now be one of the favorites to win the prestigious Champion of Champions on December 15 following his 1-╝ length victory on Sunday night. Breaking sharply from post six with Cruz Mendez aboard, the Mark Skeen-trainee flew away in the second half of the race to win the 400-yard Super Derby in a time of :19.578, giving champion KVN Corona his first loss in 10 starts at Los ...