KENNEWICK, WA—APRIL 26, 2017—Recking Ball, a 2-year-old daughter of world champion One Dashing Eagle, broke her maiden in her first try on Sunday (Apr. 23) at Sun Downs while posting the fastest qualifying time the 2017 NQHRA Pot O'Gold Futurity. Ridden by jockey Cesar Franco, the California-bred filly rolled over the 300-yard course in :15.749 seconds to earn a 93-speed index and the top qualifying spot in the May 8th final. Danny Montes conditions Recking Ball for owner/breeder San Gregorio Racing Stables, Inc. The gray filly is out of the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 23, 2017—The $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile was won Sunday afternoon by Weetonas Lafawn who runs her winning streak to two races with the neck victory. Owned and trained by Dustin Cox of Duncan, Okla. and ridden by G.R. Carter, Weetonas Lafawn won the juvenile, an event for 2-year-old Oklahoma-breds who competed in trials for the Remington Park Futurity but did not make that final. The filly handled 330 yards in 16.87 seconds over a fast track, defeating Streaks Of Ivory with VF Zeus gaining for third, three-quarters of a length back. Weetonas Lafawn was at 5-1 odds in the betting and paid ...



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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 23, 2017—Overcoming a less than perfect beginning, Tough To Bee rallied to win the $61,800 Mr Master Bug Stakes on Sunday at Remington Park, fending off Bells Big Hero by a half-length. Owned by Paragon Farms of Conroe, Texas, Tough To Bee won the Mr Master Bug Stakes, for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds, in 17.555 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 23, 2017— Terry Knight, a long time Thoroughbred trainer in the California racing circuits, enjoyed his first victory with a 2-year-old Quarter Horse after sending out Legacy Ranch’s Copacabana to victory in the fifth race on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Copacabana did make his connections wait, as he lost a ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 23, 2017— A solid pro, that’s a fitting way to describe jockey Christian Aragon. The Peruvian rider’s abilities were on display on Friday evening at Los Alamitos, as he piloted the winners for the first two races of the night. He first guided CD Ranch and Jesus Nunez’s Next Book to a hard-fought victory in the night’s opener to give the veteran gelding his fourth ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 23, 2017—John Andreini and Vince Genco’s Hootin For Hotlips was outstanding in her first start since finishing a game fourth in the La Primera Del Ano Derby, as she outdueled five sophomore fillies to win the $11,325 allowance sixth race on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cruz Mendez and trained by Jose Flores, Hootin For Hotlips was making her first start since facing winner Start Somethin Bad in the La ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 22, 2017—The top Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds squared off in Saturday night’s $932,500 Remington Park Futurity(RG2) with La Vencedora prevailing in a thriller. She won by a head over Eagle Jazz as the pair ran next to each other to the finish line. Owned by Terry McLean of Claremore, Okla. and trained by John Weghorst, jockey James Flores had the winning ride on the filly, who was the fastest qualifier on the second day of trials April 8. "The filly ran a great race. When the gates opened, I knew we had a great break. I didn’t look to the sides or look back, I just looked forward and did my best. It was a ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 22, 2017—Apollitical Scout entered the paddock as if she owned it, then shortly thereafter stepped into the winner’s circle after her upset win in the $305,400 Remington Park Derby(RG3). The race is a restricted Grade 3 event for eligible Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds. The victory for Apollitical Scout spelled the first ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 22, 2017— The Fiscal Cliff was a popular winning favorite when he broke on top and stayed there for a half-length win in the Grade 2, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes. According to the Equibase chart comments, The Fiscal Cliff "never felt the whip" when he covered the 300 yards in a time of 15.179 seconds over a ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 22, 2017—Ima China Rush prevailed in the $525,000 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park on March 25 with Pyc Fun N Fancy settling for the runner-up position. In Saturday night’s $61,800 Laico Bird Stakes, Pyc Fun N Fancy turned the tables, winning the 330-yard race by a head over Ima China Rush. Owned by Jose ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 22, 2017—Delta Downs closed out opening weekend for its 2017 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday with an 11-race program that featured the $50,000 Open Me A Corona Stakes and six trials for this year’s $81,430 Old South Futurity (see related story). T M Ranch's Heza Louisiana Dash under jockey Gilbert Ortiz took the Open Me A Corona. The Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. trainee broke sharp in the 350-yard dash and lead every step of the way, winning by ¾’s of a length over Cute Mic Jagger. Jes a Fast Dasher finished another neck behind ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 22 2017—Ridden by jockey Donald Guynes, The Cartel Warrior dueled to his first career win Saturday night to post the fastest qualifying time for the Old South Futurity at Delta Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 54 juveniles who competed in six trails, will return to Delta Downs on Saturday, May 13th and vie for the ...



OGDEN, UT—APRIL 22, 2017—Ridden by jockey Jose Guzman, Yourdarkestnitemare broke her maiden with a one-length victory while posting the fastest qualifying time for the Sherm Hadley / Ed Giles Memorial Futurity in Ogden, Utah Saturday afternoon. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 94 juveniles who competed in 13 trails races at Weber Downs, will return to the racecourse on Saturday, May 6th to vie for the winners' share of a $77,385 purse. A $6,200 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale graduate, Yourdarkestnitemare races for owner Giovani Ortiz and trainer Martha Maldonado. Jose Guzman rode the black filly to a :15.674 clocking over ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 21, 2017— The $30,000 Delta Dash Stakes was worth the wait on Friday night at Delta Downs as morning-line favorite Scoopies Leaving You prevailed to win on opening night. The multiple stakes winner covered the 250-yards in 12.964 and earned a 98-speed index with Donald Watson aboard. The Kevin Broussard trainee is owned by Joel Galindo and was bred in Louisiana by Gerald Libersat.

Scoopies Leaving You is by Coronas Leaving You and is out of the stakes placed mare Ms Scoopies Toast, by Toast to Dash.

The accomplished 6-year-old boasts lifetime earnings of over ...



FARMINGTON, NM—APRIL 21, 2017—It was a thrilling finish in Friday’s feature race to start the 2017 SunRay Park meet as Jm Country Man narrowly defeated rivals in the $30,000 Animas Stakes. Jm Country Man ($4.60) and jockey Mauro Salcedo covered the 400 yards in 19.576 for trainer Cynthia Gonzales and owner J and M Racing and Farm, earning a 94 speed index.

The Mr Jess Perry gelding is out of the graded stakes winning mare Sumokin, by Country Chicks Man. He was bred in Arkansas by Corner K Quarter Horses, LLC.

As a 2-year-old, Jm Country Man ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 21, 2017—Only head separated Jmf Dashing and Ardor as the pair of 3-year-olds raced to the top two qualifying spots in the Old South Futurity trials Friday night at Delta Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return on Friday, May12 to vie for the winners' share of a $62,715 purse over 350 yards. Making his first of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2017—After a sharp start putting her on the lead immediately, Hardtoget never relinquished her advantage in winning Friday’s $19,000 allowance feature by three-quarters of a length. The triumph is her second in a row during the Remington Park season. Owned by the Bryan, Texas partnership of Justin Robinson ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2017—Thursday’s $16,575 allowance feature at Remington Park was hotly contested throughout the entire 350 yards before going to Bye Bye Freighttrain by a head over Bloomer Ride. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by L.P. Frank of Bokchito, Okla., Bye Freighttrain is trained by Kasey Willis. Jockey Cesar Gomez had the mount as the 4-year-old gelding outlasted Bloomer Ride to the finish in 17.579 seconds over a fast track. Mr Jo Eagle was the beaten even-money favorite, finishing third, a half-length behind the winner. Bye Bye Freighttrain was at 4-1 odds in the wagering and paid $10 to win, $4.80 to place ...