RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 22, 2017—Darling Farms’ fastest-qualifier Hold Air Hostage demolished a strong field to win the Grade 1, $1,150,000 Rainbow Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Also on the program was the $100,000 Corona Cartel for three-year-olds that did not qualify for the Rainbow Derby. Elicity took the C-orona Cartel by one-half length (see related story). Hold Air Hostage gave jockey Rodrigo Vallejo an easy ride to the win in :21.397 for the 440 yards. The gelded son of Apollitical Jess flew from the starting gate ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 22, 2017—West coast invader Elicity stepped up Saturday when she defeated Bells Big Hero by half-a-length in the $100,000 Corona Cartel at Ruidoso Downs. Revengerr finished 1-¼ lengths back in the show position. The Corona Cartel field were preferred invites with the second 10 fastest times from the Rainbow Derby(G1) trials on July 9th. Coming off an Allowance win at Los Alamitos race Course in May, Elicity entered the Corona Cartel off a second-place effort in the in the Rainbow Derby trials when she just missed the win by a neck. Saddled by trainer Juan Aleman, and ridden by champion jockey Cody ...



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IDAHO FALLS, ID—JULY 22, 2017—Sandy Downs hosted the $19,125 Idaho Cup Futurity and the $15,237 Idaho Cup Derby on Saturday's race card. Idaho Cup Futurity Dan Moon's Super Starr was never headed as he raced to a one-length win over The Bossgirl in the $19,125 Idaho Cup Futurity Saturday afternoon at Sandy Downs. Miss Czech ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 22, 2017— Jp In Heavenly Glory flew from the gate then held off Fancy Mamacita to win the $15,000 La Villita Stakes Saturday night at Retama Park. Here Come Callan was a head back in the blanket finish to get third. Ridden by jockey Luciano Duenez, Jp In Heavenly Glory raced over the 330 yards in :17.165 seconds, a 91 speed ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 22, 2017—Winning for a $10,000 tag on June 18, Fighters Gone Wild went from "Claim to Fame" on Saturday when the top two finishers in the $15,250 American Flyer Stakes at Arapahoe Park were disqualified for interference and he was moved to first to garner his first career stakes win. Im Beau Brown was placed second and ...



SACRAMENTO, CA—JULY 22, 2017—A late surge by Primercartel, under jockey Luis Godoy, propelled the 9-year-old to a neck win over Snow Coronitas in the $8,000 Jack Clifford Stakes (not black type) Sacramento Saturday afternoon. Mi Viejo finished 1-¼ lengths back in third. Saddled by trainer Isauro Guillen, Primercartel completed the 300 yards in :15.590 seconds, a 98-speed index. It was the sixth career win in 12 starts for the California-bred son of Prime Talent. The homebred gelding races for owner/breeders Etelvina and Isaias Olmos. He has compiled a (12) 6-3-1 record and the $4,583 ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 22, 2017—A strong effort, under jockey Uriel Dominquez, helped Cypress Sally defeat multiple stakes winner Betrothen by a neck Saturday afternoon in the Raysha's Run - Racing For A Cure Stakes (not black type) Saturday afternoon at Wyoming Downs. The $11,000 races for 3-year-olds and up was sponsored by Renegade Sports, ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 22, 2017—Ridden by jockey C.J. Benn, Treasured Valentine(PT), a son of Dos Poruno, won with authority Saturday afternoon when she defeated Ravensheart by half-a-length to set the fastest qualifying time for the Wyoming Downs/Renegade Sports Derby. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races held today, will return to ...



EDMONTON, ALB—JULY 20, 2017—Fastest qualifier Mr Eleanor returned to action Wednesday afternoon with a dominating performance in the $40,206(US) Alberta Stallion Stakes Futurity at Northlands Park. Ridden by jockey J. Botello, Mr Eleanor romped over the 330 yards in a quick :16.691 seconds, a 103-speed index, to defeat Alberta Krome by 2-½ lengths. It was the second win in four starts this season for 2-year-old son of leading Canadian sire First Timber. Trainer Allen Goodsell saddled the bay gelding for owner/breeder Tegan Goodsell. The $18,462(US) "Stallion Stakes" winner's purse ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 16, 2017—Under jockey Nik Goodwin, Kowboy Jim won with authority Sunday afternoon while defeating Pyc Jess Bite Mydust by 1-¼ lengths in the $81,125 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby at Canterbury Park. Bout Tree Fiddy finished a head back in third. Goodwin was asked to ride Kowboy Jim Sunday morning when jockey Berkley Packer, who qualified the horse for the derby in trials held July 2, missed his flight. "Dean asked me if I would ride," Goodwin said. "Of course I’d ride the horse! He’s a really nice horse." Owner-trainer and breeder Dean Frey saddled Kowboy Jim to his fifth career win in nine starts The ...



AJAX, ONT—JULY 16, 2017—Ghost Pines, a lightly raced daughter of Fire Finder, got up in the final jump Sunday to defeat her stablemate Later Tater by a nose in the $49,774(US) Ontario Sires Stakes Derby at Ajax Downs. Home To Vegas was a neck back in the blanket finish to get third-place. Ridden by jockey Brian Bell, Ghost Pines completed ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 16, 2017—Under jockey Claudio Aguilar, fastest qualifier Glimpse Of Fire veered out at the start but still prevailed by half-a-length over Alinas War Princess to win the $34,500 TQHA Futurity at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Sunday. Louisiana Fast finished a head back in the show position. Owned-and-trained by ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 16, 2017—Copacorona Magic, under jockey Ignacio Bustamante, broke her maiden Sunday afternoon when she defeated stablemate Azoom Again by a half-a-length in the $22,500 G.C.F.A. Maiden Derby at Gillespie County Fairground. Azoom Again was disqualified for interference and ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 16, 2017—The feature race at Wyoming Downs on Sunday was the $16,300 89 and Under Stakes (not black type), with Oh La and jockey C. J. Benn flying home late on the outside for the half-length victory over Dashing Brooks.

Oh La ($22.60) and Benn ran the 400-yard event in 19.891 and earned a 92 speed index. To be ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB—JULY 16, 2017—Toughie lived up to her name on Sunday as the winner of the $6,800 Fillies and Mares Stakes (not black type) in Grande Prairie. The 4-year-old filly and jockey Freddy Fuentes were easy winners, defeating the field by 1 ¼ lengths.

Final time for the race was 19.717; Toughie ($2.80) and Fuentes earned a ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB—JULY 16, 2017—It only took :7.014 seconds for First Prize Sass to score her first stakes win in the $6,750 Grande Prairie Sprint Stakes (not black type) on Sunday afternoon. The 4-year-old filly and jockey Scott Sterr broke on top and finished a neck in front of the competition in the 110-yard dash, earning a 96 speed ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 16, 2017—Lord Of War broke his maiden on Sunday while setting the fastest qualifying time for the G.C.G.A. 79 & Under Speed Index Futurity at the Gillespie County Fairground. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 47 juveniles who had not run a 79 or higher speed index at nomination, will return to the Gillespie Fairgrounds ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 15, 2017—Fastest qualifier Indomable Cartel drew clear under jockey Fernando Fonseca-Soto to defeat Shining Bianca by 1-¾ lengths in the $74,680 Cherry Creek Futurity Saturday afternoon at Arapahoe Park. Its A Blackjack finished a head back in third. "I was pretty surprised he broke that fast," Fonseca-Soto said. "But after he broke in front, I was pretty excited that we were going to make it to the finish line like that, and that’s how he did it." Saddled by trainer Luz Chavira, Indomable Cartel completed the 330 yards in :17.006 seconds, an 89-speed index into a 4-mph headwind, to pick up the winners' ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 15, 2017—Coming off a third-place effort, to the fastest qualifier, in the June 30th trials, Iza Captain, under jockey Jose Ruiz, took a big bounce Saturday at Arapahoe Park to win the $59,580 Lucille Rowe Derby by one-length over Late N Dirty. Shes My F-oose finished a nose back in third. "He didn’t break that fast, but in ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 15, 2017—The lightly raced Bad Neighbor got his first career win while setting the fastest qualifying time Saturday night for the Grade 3 Speedhorse Futurity at Fair Meadows. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from eight trial races contested, will return to Fair Meadows on Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of a ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 15, 2017—RC Racing, LLC’s A Passion For Flashn destroyed his rivals in the seventh of 10 Zia Futurity trials on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs and easily clocked the fastest qualifying time. All of the trials were for New Mexico-breds and contested over 400 yards. The top-10 qualifiers from the Zia Futurity ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 15, 2017—Trainer Leon Bard saddled three winners and three qualifiers, including the two fastest, to the Retama Park Derby Saturday night. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from five trials races run on Saturday, will return to Retama Park Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of a $75,000-added purse going 400 yards. ...