RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 22, 2019—Owner Cavenaugh Quarter Horses, LLC; trainer Clint Crawford and jockey Cody Rodger Smith dominated Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Their Uncle D easily won the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity after their filly Why fought to a close victory in the $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile (see related story). Uncle D raced to the lead from the first jump out of the gate and then powered away to a one-and-one-quarter length win over 8-5 favorite Hotsempting. Df Mischievious Jess was a head behind Hotsempting in third. A colt by Corona Cartel and out of ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 22, 2019—While Uncle D made his Rainbow Futurity(G1) win look easy, stablemate Why had to work for her win in the $100,000 Rainbow Quarter Horse Juvenile. Why was in the sixth post position and 13-10 favorite Return of Brown Eyes drew the fifth post position. "I thought Return of Brown Eyes was the horse to ...



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EVANSTON, WY—JULY 21, 2019— A pair of Jordan Hadley trainees swept the exacta in the $20,550 89 and Under Stakes (not black-type) at Wyoming Downs on Sunday afternoon.

Sneakers Version ($36.40) upset the field in a half-length victory over Jakes Legacy in a gate-to-wire effort. The final time for the 400-yard race was 19.661; the winner earned a 99 speed index.

Tyson Lusk was aboard Sneakers Version for the filly’s first stakes win and eighth career start. She was bred in Utah by her owner, Scott Peterson, by Winners Version and out of Sneakers Special, by ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 21, 2019—Perrys Domination, under jockey Francisco Calderon, got his second career win on Sunday after a dominating 1-¾ length win in the $33,800 G.C.F.A. July Maiden Classic (not black type) at the Gillespie County Fairground. The son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry completed ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 21, 2019—Shake Em Lelo broke his maiden in his first career start on Sunday when he posted the fastest qualifying time for the $37,000 G.C.F.A. 79 & Under Speed Index Futurity (not black type) at the Gillespie County Fairground. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return Sunday, August 11th to the Fredericksburg, Texas ...



AJAX, ONT—JULY 14, 2019—On another successful day of Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs, jockey Regan Knowles collected his first ever three-win afternoon as the Lindsay, Ontario resident continues his career year. Knowles has 11 victories in 2019 at Canada's biggest Quarter Horse track and sits third in the rider standings behind Tony ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 20, 2019—Ernesto Palacio's Eagle Coast surged to win the Grade 1, $1,008,129 Rainbow Derby and end the five-race winning streak of 11-10 favorite Apocalyptical Jess at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday afternoon. Eagle Coast gave Palacio, trainer Jose Luis Muela and jockey Sergio Becerra Jr. their first Grade 1 wins. ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 18, 2019—The win streak continues for Hooked on Jordan and Juan Galvan. The duo crossed under the finish line with an impressive performance to win the 17th running of the $118,200 Blue River Derby Saturday at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Hooked on Jordan was just waiting for the starting gate to open to get to ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 20, 2019—In the $100,000 Corona Cartel, for horses who did not qualify for the Rainbow Derby, Marc and Michelle Jungers' Fire Up Eagle pulled off the 18-1 upset with a win by a head over One Ruthless Eagle Saturday at Ruidoso Downs. Suze Returns was one length behind One Ruthless Eagle for third. Fire Up Eagle ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 20, 2019—Js Cartel Runner, under jockey Nestor Duran, defeated Mr Chilango by half-a-length in the $48,600 in G.C.F.A. July Firecracker Futurity Saturday at the Gillespie County Fairground. Conditioned by trainer Adrian Huitron, the son of second-crop sire Coronado Cartel ...



PRESCOTT, AZ—JULY 20, 2019—Fastest qualifier Determined Cowboy bore out under jockey Martin Osuna Saturday afternoon but held well to get a half-length win over Pollitical Blood in the $27,050 Granite Mountain Quarter Horse Futurity at Arizona Downs. It was the first stakes win and third victory in four starts for the son of leading ...



PRESCOTT, AZ—JULY 20, 2019—Jess Cat broke sharp under jockey Kevin Carbajal then held off a late charge from the outside by Ur My Favorite to win the $16,625 Desert Classic Derby by a neck Saturday afternoon at Arizona Downs. Trainer Jose Botello saddled the daughter of graded stakes winner Stray ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB—JULY 20, 2019—Multiple stakes winner True Copy continued her winning ways in the $8,800 Grande Prairie Sprint Stakes (not black-type) on Saturday evening. The filly won the 110-yard dash by three-quarters of a length with a final time of 7.428.

True Copy ($9.90) was ridden by Ricardo Moreno for trainer William Leech ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 20, 2019—After three trials on Saturday afternoon, Mercedes Amg emerged as the fastest qualifier to the $8,500-added KC Carden Wyoming Bred Derby.

The 350-yard final for accredited Wyoming-bred 3-year-olds will be held on August 3.

Mercedes Amg ($11.00) and jockey Rene Lopez covered the 350 yards in 17.524 and ...



FREDERICKSBURG, TX—JULY 20, 2019—Opening day at Gillespie Fairgrounds included two trials for the $20,000 G.C.F.A 79 & Under Speed Index Sprint (not black-type). The final, scheduled for August 11, is open to 3-year-olds and up that have not run a speed index of 80 or higher.

Two trials at 330 yards produced the ten fastest qualifiers, ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 20, 2019—Zapta Chic, under jockey Luciano Duenez, defeated Classy Seis by a nose Saturday in the $11,500 G.C.F.A. Dutchman Stakes (not black type) at the Gillespie County Fairground. Monza was a neck back to get third in the blanket finish. Saddled by trainer Inez Delacruz, Zapata Chick completed the 350 yards in ...



FARGO, ND—JULY 20, 2019—Cowboywannab, under jockey Marcus Delorme, defeated Texas Eye by three-quarters in the $4,900 Rich Nevins Speed Stakes (not black type) Saturday at the North Dakota Horse Park. Cole Wilson saddled the 4-year-old daughter of Cowboys Cartel for owner-breeder Tyrell R. Moody. Cowboywannab completed the 220 yards in ...



FARGO, ND—JULY 19, 2019—A pair of 2-year-old North Dakota homebreds, owned by David Wisdom and trained by Robert Don Johnson, dominated two trials on Friday for the NDQHRA North Dakota-Bred Futurity at North Dakota Horse park. In the opening trial jockey Jake Olesiak rode Sweet Wild Time to a 2-¾ length win to set the top qualifying time ...



FARGO, ND—JULY 19, 2019—Ramblin V Eight, under jockey Doug Frink, posting the fastest qualifying time from two trial races contested today for the $15,000-est. NDQHRA Derby at the North Dakota Horse Park. The eight fastest qualifiers will return Sunday, July 28th to vie for the winner's share of the 400 yard event for 3-year-old Quarter ...