By Richard Chamberlain Q-RACING JOURNAL—MARCH 29, 2017—There's a new world champion in chariot racing. Bob Pence drove the team of Gibson & Wright to win the first division title on Sunday afternoon (March 26) at the World Championship Cutter & Chariot Racing Association championships in Ogden, Utah. "OhmyGod, ohmyGod, ohmyGod!" exclaimed a breathless Shana Gibson. "It's been a long time coming – so many, many years! I'm so excited!" It was an exciting race all around. And it ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2017—The historic Oklahoma Futurity enjoyed its richest running ever on Saturday night with a purse of $525,050. Top qualifier Ima China Rush took down the bulk of the purse money as she lived up to her status as the 8-5 betting favorite, winning by a half-length. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Sherry Gilmore of Sallisaw, Okla., Ima China Rush is trained by Guillermo Valdivia. Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame jockey Larry Payne had the mount and knew his filly meant business when the starting gates opened. "She left there really hard, towards the front of the race," Payne noted of his start on the ...



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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2017—Leading sire Separatist, who moved to Oklahoma from the West Coast only a couple of years ago, sired the top two finishers in the $251,000 Oklahoma Derby(G3) Saturday night at Remington Park.

Myst Fit broke alertly and battled Famousist admirably to win the Grade 3 ...




OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2017—Dynamix encountered a less than perfect trip in her trial for the Oklahoma Futurity, enduring contact at the start which hindered her ability. Saturday night the 2-year-old filly had clean sailing in winning the $50,000 Oklahoma Futurity by a nose over Mas Pronto Que Alex. Owned by Rodriguez Racing of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2017—Hotwiredotcom was the fastest qualifier to the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Horse Futurity(G1) and he ran the fastest in the $117,400 final to cover the 300-yard distance in a time of 15.642 seconds over a fast track. The winning gelding is a two-year-old son of CRM Livewire, out of the Willie Wanta Dash ...



PHOENIX, AZ—MARCH 25, 2017—Stakes winner Cowboys Dynasty overcame shaky start to defeat Fitz by a neck while setting the top qualifying time for the AQRA President's Open Spring Derby Saturday afternoon at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest 3-year-olds, from three trial races conducted over 350 yards on Saturday, will return to the desert ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 25, 2017— Paul Jones and Thompson Racing LLC’s Summertime Favorite posted fastest gate work by a 2-year-old at Los Alamitos this year after covering the 220 yards in :12 flat from the outside post on Saturday morning. A total of 45 2-year-old Quarter Horses worked on Saturday with nine of them recording works of :12.30 ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 24, 2017—Suenos Dineros, a $7,500 repurchase at the 2016 TQHA Yearling Sale, set the top qualifying time for the $230,100 West Texas Futurity (G2) from nine time trials contested at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Friday. The finals for the 59th running of the 300 yard West Texas Futurity(G2) will be held on Saturday, April 15. The winner will earn $108,147. Suenos Dineros, a son of third crop sire Bodacious Dash, exploded late under jockey Jose Enriquez to defeat fellow qualifier Mr Perrys Tres Seis by three-quarters of a length. The 2-year-old gelding ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 24, 2017—Trainer Tammy Johnson saddled her first two winners of the 2017 American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park on Friday. The second winner also posted the highest win payoff of the season. Johnson was the first trainer to arrive with horses when the Remington Park barn area opened at the beginning of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2017—Aregal Rainbow used a perfect start to immediately take the lead in Thursday’s $19,260 allowance feature at Remington Park. The 3-year-old filly never gave up control in going on to win the 330-yard race by a half-length at long odds of 20-1. Owned by Michael and Gail Ahern of Purcell, Okla. and trained by ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 17, 2017—Together To The End dueled fastest qualifier Captain Jimbob the wire Wednesday afternoon to get up by a neck to win the Grade 3 $233,758 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity at Louisiana Downs. Hez Our Boy finished another neck back in the blanket finish to get third place. Ridden by jockey Eddie Sanchez, Together To The End broke on top and held off Captain Jimbob while completing the 300 yards in :15.426 seconds, earning a career high 96-speed index. It was the second win in as many starts for the Inseperable filly owned-and-bred by Alejandro Moya. Jose ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 22, 2017— It was another busy morning of gate workouts at Los Alamitos on Tuesday, as 46 2-year-olds worked 220 yards from the gate. Ed Allred’s Ynot Me had the morning’s fastest time of :12.20 after breaking sharply from the gate for trainer Scott Willoughby. Ynot Me was making her second gate work of the year and ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 19, 2017—Normally a stakes competitor, Big Lew used a $19,900 allowance race on Sunday at Remington Park to start his 2017 campaign. The effort was close to perfection as the 4-year-old horse rolled to an easy 1-¼ length victory. Owned by Reliance Ranches of Guthrie, Okla. and trained by Mike Robbins, Big Lew was handled by Stormy Smith who let the Utah-bred roll at his leisure. Never using the whip, Smith simply guided Big Lew over the 330 yards to cross the finish in 16.76 seconds over a fast track. I Cant Help It finished second but was disqualified for causing interference to multiple runners at the ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 18, 2017—Blue Eyed Fance, a 2-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue became the first official 2-year-old Quarter Horse stakes winner of 2017 on Saturday when she defeated Cos I Get It by three-quarters in the $271,463 restricted Grade 2 Mardi Gras Futurity at Louisiana Downs. Ridden by jockey Francisco Calderon, Blue Eyed Fance completed the 300-yard course in :15.365 seconds to earn a 98-speed index into a 10 mph crosswind. The bay filly is now 2-for-2 and picked up $122,282 to boost her career mark to $125,882. Calderon, who took over the ...