RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 21, 2018—Rogelio Marquez Jr. and Kathy Robinson's Political Attraction survived an extended inquiry and rider's objection to win the Grade 1, $801,564 Rainbow Derby on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Political Attraction raced the 440 yards in :21.092, the fastest time of the meet, to defeat Hes Limitless by one length. It was another three quarters of a length back to third-place finisher Papaws Paint. The James A. Flores-ridden Political Attraction started well from the second post position and then moved out under left-handed urging. Flores immediately switched back to the right hand with the whip ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 21, 2018—It was no surprise that Rockys Candy Shop was as dominant as he was in the 16th running of the $130,700 Blue River Derby Saturday at Indiana Grand. The three-year-old son of Fantastic Corona Jr has been strong all season and rallied home in a gate to wire performance for his first stakes title. It was a ...



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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 21, 2018—Melvin Neugabauer's Uptown Dynasty showed his class in the final 100 yards to win the $100,000 Corona Cartel Stakes, a race Saturday afternoon for horses who did not qualify for the Rainbow Derby. The 4-5 favorite Uptown Dynasty, starting from the outside post position, found his stride under champion jockey ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 21, 2018—Cadillac Cash, under jockey Eddie Sanchez, dueled early and was best late to defeat Dashing Sweet Brujo by a nose in the $84,250 G.C.F.A July Firecracker Futurity Saturday afternoon at the Gillespie County Fair Ground. Who He Me finished a neck back in a blanket finish to take third-place. Cadillac Cash, a son of world champion sire FDD Dynasty, covered the 350 yards in :17.858 seconds, earning a 92 speed index into a 10 mph headwind. It was the third win in five starts this season for the brown colt and the $29,488 winners' purse boosted his bankroll to nearly $81,000. Trainer Elpidio Luna, Jr. conditions the 2-year-old for owner Rolando Morales. Mary ...



EVANSTON, WY —JULY 21, 2018 —Turning the tables on the two fastest qualifiers who finished ahead of her in their trial, One Dashing Dream returned in the $33,150 Utah Bred Futurity final on Saturday afternoon to win by a half-length. One Dashing Dream, with Oscar Cervantes aboard, covered 350 yards in :17.673 and earned a 92 speed index. One Dashing Dream ($10.40) was third in her trial, the first for four, on July 7. The fastest qualifier, Pistol the Kid, and the second fastest qualifier, Showmethedoe, finished first and second in front of her that day.

In the final, Showmethedoe returned to run second again, while Pistol the ...



FREDERICKSBURG, TX—JULY 21, 2018—With a late rush under jockey Eliazar Vera, Jacks Leading Myeta got up at the wire by a nose over Brillianz in the $12,500 G.C.F.A. Dutchman Stakes (not black type) Saturday afternoon at the Gillespie County Fair Ground. Saddled by trainer Manuel Roman, Jacks Leading Myeta completed the 350 yards in ...



FREDERICKSBURG, TX—JULY 21, 2018—The lightly raced Stoli Spirit broke his maiden Saturday afternoon when he defeated Kk Perrys Policy by a nose in the last of two trials contested for the G.C.F.A. 79 or Under Speed Index Sprint trials at the Gillespie County Fair Ground. Jockey Eliazar Vera guided the ...



IDAHO FALLS, ID—JULY 20, 2018—Pickle Dilly (16-1), a homebred son of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel, put in a big effort down the inside rail under jockey Leonardo Gonzales to defeat fastest qualifier He Looks Royal by a neck in the $21,737 IQHA Idaho Cup Futurity Friday evening at Sandy Downs.

A home-bred racing for owner/breeder David Merritt, Pickle Dilly completed the 350 yards in :17.533 seconds, a 97 speed index into a 5 mph headwind. It was the first win in four career starts for the Jarett Mills trainee. Merritt bred the black colt from the ...




IDAHO FALLS, ID—JULY 20, 2018—A late surge under jockey Jesus Canales, propelled fastest qualifier Dashair Special to a neck win over Jt Easy Bug in the $18,072 IQHA Idaho Cup Derby Friday evening at Sandy Downs. Lucken Bach finished one-length back in third. Racing for owner-breeder Larry Chapple, Dashair Special completed the 400 yards ...



IDAHO FALLS, ID—JULY 20, 2018—Coming off the fastest qualifying time in the July 4th trials, Tempting Finale returned to Sandy Downs Friday night to defeat stablemate A Stubby Corona by a neck in the $19,000 Firecracker Maiden Frolic (not black type). Little Miss Diesel finished a nose back in the blanket finish to get third-place. Trainer ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 15, 2018—Darling Farms, Jaime Gomez, and Ernesto Solis' AQHA champion filly J Fire Up made a winning return to track after posting a hard-fought nose win in the first of two trials to the $203,000 Governor's Cup Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. In making her first start of 2018, the Kiddy Up filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.922 to earn the fifth fastest qualifying time, while the honor of fastest qualifier went to Fortuna Properties Inc's Ditto Head, who covered the distance in a swift :19.728 in the final derby trial of the night. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio, J Fire Up was bumped at the start, but ...



FARGO, ND—JULY 15, 2018—Multiple stakes-placed Little Speed Wagon dashed to a three-quarter length victory in the first of two trials Sunday for the NDQHRA Derby for Certified North Dakota-Bred 3-year-olds. Ridden by jockey Jeramie Fennell, Little Speed Wagon completed the 400 yards in :20,549 seconds, a 90 speed index into a 15 mph headwind, ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB—JULY 15, 2018—In an impressive two and a half length win, Stripsteak won his trial and posted the fastest qualifying time for the $16,000 Open to the World Peace Country Derby in Grande Prairie on Sunday. The Derby final is scheduled for July 29.

Stripsteak’s time of 19.901 in 400 yards was the fastest of three trials; ...



GREAT FALLS, MT—JULY 15, 2018—Brindis Cruz was the much the best on Sunday when he broke his maiden by four-lengths to set the fastest qualifying time for the Big Sky Select Breeders' QH Futurity at Great Falls. The $5,000-added final will be contested on Saturday, July 28. Trial participants must have went through the Big Sky Select Breeders ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 13, 2018—With a strong string of horses headed by graded futurity finalists Powerful Favorite and Tac Me Up, trainer Chris O'Dell appeared to be in a great position heading into the trials to the $380,000 Governor's Cup Futurity on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Halfway through the night, O'Dell's Quarter Horse contingent had already delivered many strong performances, none better than Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Parsons Rocket, a homebred gelding who posted the evening's fastest clocking of :17.587 in the fourth of sixth heats. Ridden by Cody Jensen, Parsons Rocket outdueled Powerful Favorite, who came into ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 14, 2018— Daniel Ramirez's Cd Mamas Boy impressed in the fifth of 11 trials to set the fastest qualifying time to the $409,611 Zia Futurity while Bella Valenzuela's Frankie James topped the five trials to the $190,937 Zia Derby on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. All trials were contested over 400 yards for New Mexico-breds and the 10-fastest horses from each set of trials gained eligibility to race in their respective finals on July 29. The finals are part of the Zia Festival that celebrates New Mexico-bred racing and offers more than 60 vendors in the grandstand. Each of the trials was run ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 14, 2018—A pair of stablemates from the barn of trainer Alonso Neri finished 1-2 in third of five trials contested Saturday night at Retama Park for the Retama Park Derby to get the top-two qualifying spots. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the San Antonio area racetrack on Saturday, July 28th to vie for the lion ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 14, 2018—Moshi Yoshi, a slight 8-1 upset, defeated Pilots Note by half-a-length to win the $79,065 Cherry Creek Futurity Saturday afternoon at Arapahoe Park. Capos Sassy Laaydee finished a nose back in third. Under jockey Jose Lopez, Moshi Yoshi completed the 330 yards in :17.202 seconds into a 5 mph headwind, to extend her record to a perfect 2-for-2. The winners' purse valued a $31,626 brought the filly's earnings total to $3,546. Trainer Manuel Orozco saddled the Colorado-homebred for owner-breeder Dana Yoshida-Orozco. The 2-year-old daughter of multiple stake sire Pool is out of Mairis Money Maker by Pool. ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 14, 2018—After winning the 2017 Cherry Creek Futurity at Arapahoe Park, Indomable Cartel went winless until he returned to Arapahoe Park June 29th of 2018 to win his trial and post the second fastest time for the $55,000 Lucille Rowe Derby. Today (Saturday) the son of champion sire The ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 14, 2018—Though the camels, ostriches and zebras have the spotlight on Extreme Day at Canterbury Park, the horses also participate in the events of the day with unusual or less common distances and surfaces. For the Quarter Horses, that meant a race at the shortest recognized distance, 110 yards. For good measure, the track ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 14, 2018—Perkin Desire, a 4-year-old daughter of champion sire Desirio, picked up back-to-back stakes wins at Arapahoe Park when she handily defeated Sk Duck Dynasty in the $15,000 Dolls Prodigy Stakes Saturday. Last month the bay filly got her first career stakes win at the Park in the ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 14, 2018—The $12,900 89 and Under Stakes (not black-type) was the feature race on the card at Wyoming Downs on Saturday, and though it looked like fastest qualifier Bay Max was a sure thing, My Big Red Dial and Jesus Valenzuela pulled the slight upset for the win.

The winning duo maintained a narrow lead throughout the ...



PRINEVILLE, OR—JULY 14, 2018—Feature Ms Bo broke her maiden Saturday evening at the Crooked River Roundup by defeating Willy B Gone by a head in the $6,700 Prineville Quarter Horse Futurity (not black type). Big Bad Bard was a nose back in the blanket finish to take third. Feature Ms Bo drifted out under jockey Jose Figueroa while ...



EVANSTON, WY —JULY 14, 2018—The last of three trials at Wyoming Downs produced the fastest qualifier to the KC Carden Wyoming Bred Derby, A Toast to Brindis. The 3-year-old son of Brindis Por Cayenne covered the 350-yard trial distance in 17.611 and earned a 93 speed index.

Clyde Smith was ...