PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 17, 2019—There were no surprises in the $9,750 Captain Hook Stakes (not black-type) at Turf Paradise as Smart Prospector, one of four Thoroughbreds in the field, broke sharply and maintained a lead to win going away by seven lengths.

Smart Prospector ($2.20) and jockey David Lopez finished the 870-yard stake in 43.516 and earned a speed index of 115 for trainer Robertino Diodoro and owner Empire Racing Stables, LLC.

It was an easy victory for the Louisiana-bred gelding, who is now undefeated in two starts at Turf Paradise. The 5-year-old son of Calibrachoa formerly raced at Delta and Evangeline before ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 16, 2019—JR Stables’ homebred filly JR Prissys Blood broke sharply from post three and then held off Old School Icon by a nose to win the $25,000 Corona Chick Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos. In the process, the Nevada-bred daughter of Apollitical Blood showed the winning form that she displayed at Weber Downs and Energy Downs earlier this year. That included a big in the Cowboy State Futurity at Energy Downs, winning the $99,681 race by a head. Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela for trainer Monty Arrossa, JR Prissys Blood improved her lifetime record to four win ...



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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 16, 2019—Mpshinning and jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. set the fastest time for the $280,661 LQHBA Breeders' Derby at Evangeline Downs on Saturday night as the winner of the last of three 400-yard trials.

Mpshinning's final time of :19.722 was the fastest of the night and earned him a 94 speed index. The ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 16, 2019—Streakin Pr and jockey Luis Valenzuela overcame a late start to gain ground and win the $9,500 Allred Brothers Stakes (not black-type) at Turf Paradise on Saturday afternoon.

Streakin Pr ($15.20) was a mild upset winner over post-time favorite Dominate This. The final time for the 300-yard stake was 15.379; ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 15, 2019—Evangeline Downs hosted 14 qualifying trials for the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million (RG1) on Friday night and owner Oddel Batista’s Special Politico posted the fastest run of the night with a time of :19.475 for the 400 yards in the seventh race on the program. That time equaled a speed index of 101 over the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 10, 2019—The superstar showdown between AQHA champion Flash And Roll and three-time derby winner Powerful Favorite in the Grade 1, $1,009,650 Los Alamitos Super Derby lived up to the billing, as the two standouts hooked up early and dueled the entire way in the 400-yard race on Sunday night. In the end, Scott Bryant's ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 10, 2019—Check This Wagon, under jockey Luis Valenzuela, defeated Jess C James by half-a-length to win the $10,100 Turf Paradise Maiden Stake (not black type) on Sunday at Turf Paradise. Saddled by trainer Jose Botello, Check This Wagon completed the 300 yards in :15.497 seconds, equaling a 96 speed index. It was the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 10, 2019—Jockey Henry Reynoso Lopez, an 18-year-old student at Paloma Valley High School, enjoyed his first win ever when he piloted Alicia Suarez's Gravity Rumors in the 110-yard fifth race on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Riding for only the third time this season, Reynoso Lopez guided Gravity Rumors to a head victory ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Trump My Record, probably the most consistent 2-year-old in the nation, got his third graded stakes win on Saturday night when he defeated Dash For Cash Futurity(G1) winner Chilitos by half-a-length in the Grade 1 $904,631 Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park. Two races back Chilitos got his neck in front of Trump My Record in the Dash For Cash Futurity(G2) final, the horses are now 1-and-1 against each other and should make for a great rivalry in 2020. Ridden by jockey Eddie Sanchez, Trump My Record kicked the starting gate prior to race during a delay when a couple of horses were scratched ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Champion Flying Cowboy 123 became only the third horse in history to win a "Texas Classic Double" on Saturday night when he defeated Fm Cartel Rock by half-a-length in the $344,571 Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star Park. Leading sire ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Uncle Eds Idea (8-1) broke well under jockey Jose Vega then held off post-time favorite Mr Dillard to win the win the $252,876 Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity by neck Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Saddled by trainer Tammy Kay Johnson, Uncle Eds Idea completed the 440 yards in :21.462 seconds, equaling a 110 speed index into a 7 mph crosswind. It was the fourth career win in seven starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Dominyun. An Oklahoma homebred, from the Mr Eye Opener mare Mystical Eye, Uncle Eds Idea races for owner-breeders ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Cajun King turned the tables on fastest qualifier Liarliar Hocksonfire to win the Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Futurity Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. In the September 22nd trials, Liarlair Hocksonfire defeated Cajun King by a neck as the pair posted the top to qualifying times. Today Cajun King, under jockey Jimmy Brooks, got the break on his rival then held on to win the $189,136 final by a neck. Saddled by longtime trainer Eddie D. Willis, Cajun King completed the 350 yards in :17.594 seconds, equaling a 95 speed index into a ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Fastest qualifier Valiant High, under jockey Agustin Silva, got up at the wire to defeat Peves Candy Cowboy by a head in a blanket-finish to the $87,920 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Tarish was a neck back to get third. Valiant High completed the 350 ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Pa Cha Ching, runner-up in the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity last May got her first career stakes win on Saturday when she defeated Kj Mucho Macho Man by three-quarters in the $47,617 Texas Classic Juvenile at Lone Star Park. Under jockey Eddie Sanchez, Pa Cha Ching covered the 400 yards in :19.784 ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—It isn’t that often that a horse trained by the leading trainer and ridden by the leading rider in a season can fetch a price of 17-1, but that is exactly what happened in the $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (RG2) on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. Cant Catchacorona, trained by Kenneth Roberts, Sr. and ridden by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 8, 2019—MRB Racing LLC’s Jest Famous was impressive in his Los Alamitos racing debut, as he cruised to a half-length victory in the $25,000 Town Policy Handicap at 400 yards on Saturday night. Ridden by Cody Jensen for trainer Chris O’Dell, Jest Famous took a head lead a few strides out of the gate and never ...