LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 15, 2021—Lila Kessinger enjoyed her first stakes win at Los Alamitos since 2014 after Stolen Lives, a 4-year-old horse she co-owns with Jo Burns, outdueled Martha Wells’ Fayvorite Chick by a head in the $20,000 Cypress Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cruz Mendez for trainer Mike Casselman, Stolen Lives bumped at the start but recovered quickly to hook up with the leaders before finishing strongly in this 350-yard dash. Stolen Lives covered the distance in :17.804, while recording his third win in ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 15, 2020—Apollitical Papa, a grade 1 qualifying son of leading sire Apollitical Jess, kicked off the 2021 racing season with a half-length win over Ajs On Time in the $12,500 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes (not black type) Friday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Ridden by jockey ...



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PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 15, 2020—Graded stakes-placed Hs Paul Walker defeated Senor Frogs by half-a-length Friday afternoon in the $12,500 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes Division 2 (not black type) at Turf Paradise. Hs Paul Walker drifted in under jockey Christian Ramos while completing the 250 yards in :13.253 seconds, equaling a 103-speed ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 8, 2020—Under jockey Alfredo Juarez, Jr., J Boy A rallied from third, after going seven-wide off the turn, to defeat Nicos First Cartel by half-a-length in the $12,500 Turf Paradise 870 Challenge Division 2 (not black type) Friday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Owned-and-trained by Thomas Gonzales, J Boy A completed the ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 8, 2020—Thoroughbred's finished 1-2-3 in the first of two divisions of the $12,500 Paradise 870 Challenge Stakes (not black type) Friday at Turf Paradise. Under jockey Alex Cruz, Capital Expense (TB), a British Colombia-bred son of Scots Pine (TB), was hard to load and five-wide off the turn to defeat Classy Class(TB) ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 5, 2020—One Sexy Hero V broke his maiden Tuesday to post the fastest qualifying time from four trials for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stake (not black type). Ridden by jockey Noe Garcia, Jr., the gray colt was a one-length winner in a time of :15.635 seconds, equaling a 97 speed index for the 300 yards. Trainer Jesus Carrete saddled the Oklahoma-bred to his first win in five career starts for owner Ryan Martinez. Bred by Valeriano Racing Stables, the son of 2020 second-crop sire One Valiant Hero from the Sixes Royal mare Sixy Chamisa, has banked $6,245. Deal A Corona ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 3, 2021—Two weeks after coming up short of winning the Grade 2 Southern California Derby, Gentry Farms' Kiss Thru Fire scored her first stakes win and it came at the Grade 1 level after defeating a talented group of mares in the $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Raul Valenzuela for trainer Juan Aleman, Kiss Thru Fire enjoyed a perfect trip in the Charger Bar, leaving the gate sharply and from there she just got better with each stride on the way to a half-length victory over the newly arrived Cat Daddys Lil Girl in the 400-yard ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 2, 2021—Paul Jones and Thompson Racing, Inc’s Ballast Point completely dominated Thoroughbred rivals in his 1,000-yard debut, as the Quarter Horse by 2020's leading sire of money earners Favorite Cartel posted a seven-length victory in track record time in the $18,000 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 27, 2020—Jockey Victor Salazar enjoyed his first career stakes win after guiding Bobby Simmons’ Leah Carroll to victory in the $15,000 Last Chance Dash Handicap at 110-yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Last Chance Dash represented the final stakes race of the year at the Orange County track. The stakes action ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 26, 2020—Rick Sumner’s homebred Candy Blood had a terrific California debut in the $20,000 Holiday Handicap, as he broke sharply from post one and was never challenged on the way to a three length victory on the meet’s opening night on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. Ridden by Raul Valenzuela for trainer ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 20, 2020—The Southern California Derby was a fitting way for trainer Scott Willoughby to wrap up his outstanding 2020 Quarter Horse meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. Willoughby, who won his first Los Alamitos Quarter Horse training title this year with 55 wins, put the exclamation point to his outstanding campaign ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 19, 2020—San Lorenzo, under red-hot rider David Alvarez, won his second million-dollar futurity of the year by defeating Fast Dashin Diamond by a neck in a blanket-finish to the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) at Evangeline Downs Saturday night. Alvarez, who had already won back-to-back stakes on the ...