VINTON, LA—MAY 18, 2019—Delta Downs closed out its race week on Saturday night with a pair of stakes races highlighted by the $369,405 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2), which was won in dramatic fashion by Tony Doughtie's Tdz Jet Black Down under jockey John Hamilton. Tdz Jet Black Down, who is trained by Kenneth Roberts, Sr., came into the final of the Laddie Futurity off a winning performance in his trial, which he won by two lengths with the sixth fastest qualifying time out of 17 trial heats. In the final, he defeated the fastest qualifier Ed O by a head and covered 330 yards in a time of 16.691 seconds, which earned him a speed index of 96. Rf Apolliticalcookie wound up third, ...



VINTON, LA—MAY 18, 2019—In the other Delta Downs stakes activity on Saturday night it was Joseph Landreneau’s Soft On The Coronas who took the $50,000 Vinton Stakes for 3-year-olds competing at 400 yards. The Lanny Keith trainee defeated Five Bar Perry by a head with Game Overtime winding up third another half-length behind the top pair. ...



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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 19, 2019— Ed Allred's Chocolatito was tremendous in his stakes debut, as he easily defeated a strong group of sophomores to win the $25,000 Dillingham Handicap at 400 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Vinnie Bednar for trainer Scott Willoughby, Chocolatito left the gate just a step behind Los Alamitos Maiden ...



OGDEN, UT—MAY 18, 2019—Seven trials for the Hadley/Giles Memorial Futurity at Weber Downs took place over a sloppy track on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon. The fifth trial and 11th race of the day produced the fastest overall qualifier Valentina Relentless, whose impressive 3-length win ended with a final time of 17.045 and 97 speed index. ...



FARMINGTON, NM —MAY 18, 2019 —The first of four trials to the New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) on Saturday afternoon at SunRay Park produced the fastest qualifier, Dreamin Woodrow.

The $60,000-estimated New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity will be held on June 2.

Dreamin Woodrow ($11.00) posted the overall fastest qualifying time of 17.492. The 2-year-old son of Woodbridge was a gate to wire winner in his career debut.

Dreamin Woodrow was ridden by Mauro Salcedo for trainer Mario Fernandez and owners Juan Castro and Sergio Castro. He was bred in New Mexico by Mark and Peggy ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 18, 2019—Trainer Matt Whitekiller qualified three Paints for the final of the Grade 1, $259,000 Speedhorse Graham Paint and Appaloosa Futurity on June 1 at Remington Park. Two in the trio qualified in the top three for the futurity, but it was Ray Enlow who had the fastest qualifier with Bell N Wire. Enlow trains Bell N ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 18, 2019—The two $5,000 trials for Indiana Grand's first stakes race of 2019 seemed to have a theme. The first trial was won by first time jockey Jorge Garcia while the second trial was awarded to Edgar Diaz, who just won his first career race earlier in the week. Both jockeys look to have a great shot to win the upcoming ...



OGDEN, UT— MAY 18, 2019— Three trials on a rainy Saturday afternoon determined the field for the $30,000-estimated Utah Bred Derby at Weber Downs. The third trial proved to be the fastest, resulting in the top three finishers posting the three fastest qualifying times.

The winner of the third trial and overall fastest qualifier was ...



LETHBRIDGE, AB—MAY 18, 2019 —Now undefeated in two starts, You Have No Equal powered home to win the $13,115 Maiden Stakes (not black-type) in Lethbridge on Saturday afternoon.

You Have No Equal ($5.50) and jockey Dwight Lewis covered 350 yards in 17.287 and earned a speed index of 113.

You Have No Equal broke her maiden in her ...



VINTON, LA—MAY 17, 2019—Delta Downs hosted the $339,931 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2) on Friday night and the race produced a new track record by Down South Racing, LLC’s Tf Shez Jess Dashin, who stopped the timer in :16.174 seconds for 330 yards under jockey Everardo Rodriguez. The clocking equaled a speed index of 113 and was accomplished over a fast track. After breaking well in a field of nine for the Lassie, Tf Shez Jess Dashin surged to the lead and began to draw clear. By the time she reached the finish line, the Ned Goutierrez, III trainee was ¾ of a length in front of Fast Dash Hondo Cat, who finished second. Fifeinthefastlanes wound up third, another head behind the top pair. Tf Shez Jess Dashin has now won three of ...



FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 17, 2019—In only her second career start Chicks Baby Suds (8-1) ran-down graded stakes winner Wahene Version to win the $60,000 New Mexico Breeders' Stakes Friday afternoon at SunRay Park. Ridden by jockey Jaime Leos, Chicks Baby Suds defeated Wahene Version by a neck while completing the 400 yards in :19.536, earning a career high 97 speed index. Trainer Cynthia Gonzalez conditions the daughter of multiple stakes sire Jess A Chicks for owner Jacob J. Simmons III. Bred in New Mexico by Mike Abraham, from the Corona Caliente mare Hot Babe Indy Suds, Chicks Baby Suds was unraced ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 17, 2019—Even without two-time defending champion Painted Turnpike in the race, there was tension-filled anticipation of the matchup between DTL Samureye and track-record holder Ima Real Livewire in this year's edition of the Grade 1, $35,700 Mister Lewie Memorial at Remington Park on Friday night. DTL Samureye had ...



HOUSTON, TX – MAY 17, 2019 - For the third time in three races on Friday night at Sam Houston, a horse picked up its first career stakes victory as Louisiana Seis won the $20,000 Sam Houston Stakes.

The Sam Houston Stakes was a 350-yard event for 3-year-olds and up. Final time was 17.661.

Louisiana Seis was ridden by Nestor Duran, ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 17, 2019 —In a sweeping 5-wide move around the turn, Love Ta Zoom put a neck in front at the wire to win the $15,000 Governors’ Cup Marathon, the first race of the card at Sam Houston on Friday night.

Ricardo Garza-Cruz picked up his 11th win of the meet as he guided the 5-year-old gelding to the victory in the 870-yard ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 17, 2019—The $15,000 Texas Twister Dash lived up to its name on Friday night at Sam Houston, but Shake Em Rocks emerged victorious in the 110-yard dash.

It was the first stakes race for Shake Em Rocks, but more notably, it was the first mount for her jockey, Joseph Gordon, Jr. in 18 years. Gordon had previously worked as ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 12, 2019—It was a huge night at Remington Park for the combination of trainer Clint Crawford and jockey Juan Pulido on Thursday night as they each solidified their spots in second place in their respective standings races with three wins apiece. Crawford went from a tie for second with Rick Robinson and Dee Keener to sole runner-up at this point, moving up to 26 wins in the standings, five behind leading trainer Eddie Willis, who has 31. Robinson won two races and is in third with 25 victories and Keener sits in fourth with 23. Sammy Valdivia rounds out the top five with 22 trips to the winner’s circle. Pulido ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 11, 2019—Oscar Andrade Jr. piloted the first stakes winner in his young riding career when he guided Howard Nichols' La Rusa to a surprising win at 23-1 odds in the Grade 3, $50,000 Miss Princess Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Trained by Jose Flores, La Rusa broke nicely from the outside post 10 and took command shortly after on the way to a hard-fought head victory over multiple stakes winner Strawfinders Jessee. The victory was La Rusa's fourth in 22 career starts and her first in a stakes race. The 4-year-old mare by Walk Thru Fire and out of the Corona Cartel mare Corona Fria covered the distance in :17.676 while earning $27,500 for the win. "She's had ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 12, 2019—Charlies Fury qualified for the Remington Park Derby as the third fastest qualifier on April 7, but was unable to race in the finals due to a minor bleeding problem in that race. He made up for lost time on Sunday by qualifying as the fastest 3-year-old American Quarter Horse over seven trials for the Grade 2, $367,750 Heritage Place Derby, scheduled on closing day, June 1. Owners Tom and Kathleen McNally of Guthrie, Okla., had to be thrilled to see Charlies Fury cruise to victory by 1-¾ lengths in the Remington Park Derby trials in April, only to be just as quickly disappointed when they found out he ...



KENNEWICK, WA—MAY 12, 2019—John Carter Cash and Jose Guerrero surged home to win the $27,498 Pot O’Gold Futurity at Sun Downs on Sunday afternoon.

The pair covered the 300-yard race in 15.762 and earned a 92 speed index.

John Carter Cash ($6.60) is now undefeated in two lifetime starts. He won his trial, one of five held on April ...



AJAX, ONT—MAY 12, 2019—It was a stretch run the Mother's Day crowd won't soon forget. Had To Be Ivory, an Ontario-bred Ivory James 4-year-old, held off a charging Country Boy 123, the reigning Horse of the Year, to win the featured sixth race at Ajax Downs. Owned by Carol and Jaime Robertson, ...



POCATELLO, ID—MAY 12, 2019-E Gmail, racing for owner-trainer Bob Pence, raced to his second connective win on Sunday, winning the second of three trials for the Pocatello Maiden Frolic (not black type) by 1-¼ lengths. His time of :17.827 seconds for the 350 yards was the top qualifying mark to the May 27th final. The 10 fastest horses ...



MILES CITY, MT—MAY 12, 2019—Jess Miracle, under jockey Shance Bird Rattler, defeated Jessaruninmystockins by three-quarters in the fifth of six trials on Sunday, setting the top qualifying time to the BHS Quarter Futurity at Miles City Downs. The eight fastest qualifiers will return Sunday, May 19th to vie for the winner's share of the ...