LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 13, 2019—Run Raging Rhino Run gave owner Dan J. Wilson his first ever stakes victory after outdueling Grade 1 stakes winner Mickey Ward by 1-¼ lengths in the $20,000 Barbra B Handicap at 500 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. "Thirty five years as an owner and this is my first stakes win," Wilson said. "This is a special horse. We bought him with some partners up in Idaho, the Giltners. We raced his mom, who was a stakes placed filly. This one (Run Raging Rhino Run) was an orphan and my mom, Esther, actually raised him since he was a couple of weeks old. Every four hours she was getting up to give him his milk ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 13, 2019—The royally-bred One Famous Icon, a brother to AQHA Racing champion and leading sire One Famous Eagle, broke his maiden Sunday while setting the top qualifying time for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stake (not back type) at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races contested Sunday afternoon, will return to the Phoenix racetrack on Sunday, January 27th to vie for the winner's share of a $5,000 purse going 350 yards. In the opening trial, under jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr., One Famous Icon defeated One Sweet Boogie by three-quarters to post the top ...



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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 12, 2019—Jes A Spitfire scored her first career stakes today at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, taking the $15,000 Marathon Stakes, in front-running fashion. This was the 14th running of the 870-yard feature and attracted a solid field of distance specialists. Owned by Vickie Davis and trained by her husband, Joe Davis, the 5-year-old daughter of Walk Thru Fire of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Delightful was bred in Indiana by Jaime H. Gomez. Stakes-placed last year in the Streakin La Jolla at Louisiana Downs, this was just her second start at 870 yards and first stakes win. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 11, 2019—Trainer Jesus Nunez won his 500th Quarter Horse race at Los Alamitos after saddling EG High Desert Farms’ Eagles Policy to victory in the 7th race on Friday night. Nunez is the 19th trainer to reach the mark at the Orange County track. Nunez has won a total of 535 Quarter Horse at all tracks during his career. In 2018, Nunez saddled Jess Ravin to victory in the Grade 1 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap. The trainer also saddled the champion Buccaneer Beach to victory in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 6, 2019—Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Thermonuclear Energy finished second in the 2018 running of the Charger Bar Handicap, but the 6-year-old Walk Thru Fire mare would not be denied in 2019, as she outdueled Johnny Trotter's One Sweet Racy by a half-length to win the Grade 1, $100,000 Charger Bar on Sunday at ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 6, 2019—One Spicy Eagle, under jockey Andres Osuna drove to a half-length victory over Sweet Babie James in the $7,800 Dash For The Cash Stakes (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. A finalist in the AQRA Turf Paradise Derby on December 9, One Spicy Eagle completed the 250 yards in :13.288 seconds, equaling a 101 speed index over the sloppy sealed racetrack. Trainer Raul Valenzuela saddled the Texas-bred daughter of leading sire One Famous Eagle for owner Angel Valenzuela. Bred by Janet McKinnerney, the ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 5, 2019—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicked off its 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday afternoon with sunny skies and a riveting finish in the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash. Joe M. Davis’ Fast N Famous Eagle, runner up to Scoopies Leaving You in last year’s edition of the stakes, surged down the center of the track under jockey Everardo Rodriguez in close tandem with The Golden Bowl and Three Bar Cartel. The photo finish revealed Fast N Famous Eagle as the winner, covering 250-yards in a swift :13.002 over a fast ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 4, 2019—Hs Paul Walker, under jockey Alonso Rivera, defeated Igotmybiggirljeanson by a neck Friday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino to set the top qualifying time for the $211,090 Shue Fly Stakes(RG3). The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the 48 New Mexico state-breds who competed in five trial races, will ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 30, 2018—Reigning back-to-back world champion Jesses First Down capped off a perfect 4-for-4 season on Sunday when he defeated Jess Bein The Hero by one-length in the Grade 1 $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park. Major Bites finished a neck back in the show position. Under champion jockey Rodrigo Vallejo, Jessies First Down completed the 440 yards in :231.156 seconds, a 103 speed index with a 6 mph tailwind to pick up this fourth consecutive grade 1 win of the year. The son of leading sire FDD Dynasty kicked off the season with a win in the Leo Stakes (G1), ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 30, 2018—First N Forever (6-1), under jockey Felipe Garcia-Luna, drifted out and dueled to a lead over Mamacita Cartel by a neck in the $85,000 Lou Wooten and Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG2) Sunday afternoon at Sunland Park. Regard The Rose finished a nose back in the blanket finish to take third. Saddled by ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 30, 2018—Jess A Cowboy, under jockey Mark Jasso, drew clear of Liddle Doc by two- lengths Sunday to win the $17,500 Turf Paradise Quarter Horse Championship. Dragon On The Moon finished a head back in the show position. Saddled by leading trainer Matthew Fales, multiple stakes winner Jess A Cowboy raced over the 440 yards in :21.858 seconds, a 96 speed index into a 3 mph headwind, to take the winner's purse of ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 30, 2018—Juz Cuz, under jockey Mark Jasso, raced to his second consecutive win Sunday when he defeated Babe Watchin by half-a-length in the $16,150 AQRA Southwest Futurity at Turf Paradise. Reginas Royal Choice finished a head back for third. Saddled by trainer Matthew Fales, Juz Cuz raced over the 350 yards in :17.896 seconds into a 3 mph headwind to pick up the winners' purse valued at $8,075. Osvaldo Venegas ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 29, 2018—The final stakes race of the year at Los Alamitos, the $20,000 Holiday Handicap for 2-year-olds at 350-yards, went to Keith Nellesen's promising juvenile Corona By Corona, as he raced beautifully from post number six on the way to a half-length victory on Saturday night. Ridden for the first time by Carlos Huerta for trainer Paul Jones, Corona By Corona broke sharply and dueled early with Moon Me Blue and Purty Fancy Dude. He took control of the race after the first 150 yards and from there cruised to his third win in nine career starts. Tom Bradbury and Lila Kessinger's Purty Fancy Dude ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 28, 2018—10-1 long shot Daddys Blushing won the $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap(RG1) on the Friday opening day card of the 60th anniversary season at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The 2017 Mountain Top Futurity winner was let go at large odds despite carrying a bankroll of nearly a quarter million dollars. Trained by Jackie Riddle, Daddys Blushing earned a hard fought head victory over both Percyjones and Mr Klee who dead heated for second place. ...