SHAKOPEE, MN—AUGUST 20, 2017—There were familiar faces all around in the winner’s circle following the $51,000 Minnesota Quarter Horse Futurity as Dickey Bob, full sibling to Minnesota Quarter Horse Derby winner Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, won the second of two Quarter Horse stakes (see related story) on Sunday at Canterbury.

Like Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, Dickey Bob ($3.60) is owned and bred by Lunderborg LLC, ridden by Brayan Velazquez, and is trained by Jason Olmstead, who trained the top three finishers of the race. Dickey Bob and Velazquez covered the 350-yard race in 18.032 to earn a ...



SHAKOPEE, MN — AUGUST 20, 2017— After three second-place finishes during Canterbury Park’s 2017 meet, Pyc Jess Bite Mydust ($2.80) finally found his way back into the winner’s circle for the $50,300 Minnesota Quarter Horse Derby on Sunday.

"We’ve had so many second-place finishes, I had to hold my breath when I saw there was another ...



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ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 20, 2017—Making just his second career start Lil Black Wagon broke his maiden in an impressive 1-˝ length win Sunday at Prairie Meadows to set the fastest qualifying time for the $91,800-est. Iowa Stallion QH Futurity. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races conducted, will return on Sunday, September 3rd to vie ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 19, 2017—Trainer Wes Giles saddled the two fastest qualifiers to the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity — including Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity winner Uptown Dynasty — while Eagle Jazz dominated his trial and did not qualify for the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday afternoon. Eagle Jazz does not have the opportunity to race for the $4-million All American Triple Crown Bonus. He could compete in the $200,000 All American Juvenile on Labor Day. The bonus goes to any horse that can win the Ruidoso Futurity, the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity and the All American ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 19, 2017—There were no surprises in the $40,000 Treme Stakes (RG3) as First Prize Bourban was all class, defeating a full field of 3-year-old Louisiana-breds by half a length with Donald Watson along for the ride in Saturday’s feature race at the Fair Grounds.

This was the first stakes win for First Prize Bourban ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 19, 2017—All Ferrari James needed to do to score his first victory of 2017 was come home to Prairie Meadows; with a win in the $46,800 Keokuk Stakes (G3) on Saturday, the gelding is now undefeated in six starts in Iowa and is nine for 17 lifetime.

Jockey Oscar Delgado, leading rider of the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse meet, was reunited with Ferrari James for their upset victory in the feature race at Prairie Meadows over heavy favorite The Fiscal Cliff. Together, the pair won three in a row at Prairie last fall. Delgado and Ferrari James ($13.60) covered the 400-yard distance in 19.805 to earn a 91 speed index ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 19, 2017—Alfonso Lujan and Shez the Bomb maintained a narrow lead to win the $40,000 Audobon Stakes for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares at the Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Shez the Bomb ($20.60) was the third-longest shot in the field and blew up the toteboard relative to the heavy post-time favorite Jet Black Rogue ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 19, 2017— Royal Aztec sought his third consecutive win and his first stakes victory in the $25,000 Gentilly Dash at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, and the 4-year-old gelding, with Floriberto Maldonado aboard, delivered.

Royal Aztec ($10.60) is rarely out of the money, having finished in the top three in 11 of his 16 career starts, with $105,000 in lifetime earnings for owner Luis Armando Castellanos. Castellanos also bred the gelding in Louisiana, by Zoomin For Bux, out of Eyes Wacky by A Royal Symphony.

Final time for Royal Aztec’s win in the 250-yard Gentilly ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—AUGUST 19, 2017—Owner-breeders A and C Racing and Roping, trainer Chancey Spencer and jockey Uriel Dominguez dominated five trials on Saturday at Sweetwater Downs for $90,000 Western States Breeders' Futurity. The trio qualified the top three horses and A and C Racing & Roping bred another qualifier to the futurity. ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 19, 2017—Multiple stakes-placed Streaks Of Ivory broke her maiden Saturday when she posted the fastest qualifying time for the Iowa Double Gold Futurity at Prairie Meadows. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from five trial races contested, will return to Prairie Meadows on Saturday, September 2nd to vie for the winner's share ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 19, 2017—Mary Paintyourwagon, runner-up in the Iowa Double Gold Futurity last year, raced to a neck win over stablemate Damn Strait to set the fastest qualifying time for the Iowa Gold Derby Saturday at Prairie Meadows. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Iowa racetrack on Saturday, September 2nd to vie for the ...



EDMONTON, ALB—AUGUST 19, 2017—Munckin, a paint son of the Quarter Horse sire Special Fly Bye, rallied late to beat Bringit Like Benny by a head in the $20,141(US) Alberta Stallion Stakes Saturday afternoon at Northlands Park. Ridden by jockey Jose Rocha, Munckin completed the 330 yards in :17.149 seconds with a 10 mph tailwind. It was the ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 18, 2017—Jose Espinoza’s emerging Shakem Bye Perry was in the right race at the right time and came through with the fastest-qualifying time in the first day of trials to the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs on Friday afternoon. The second day of trials will be on Saturday with an 11:30 a.m. first post time. The horses with the five-fastest times from each day of 14 trials qualify to race in the iconic 440-yard All American Futurity on Labor Day. The horses with the next five-fastest times gain priority to compete in the $200,000 All American Juvenile on Labor Day. Shakem Bye ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 18, 2017—Eulalio Argote and Victor Alvarado 's Second Down Leaving scored this third consecutive win, in as many starts, Friday when he posted the fastest qualifying time for the restricted Grade 1 LQHBA Sale Futurity at Fair Grounds Racecourse. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 10 trial races contested today, will ...



AURORA, CO—AUGUST 13, 2017—Regard the Rose made it three for three with a convincing win in the $30,000 Arapahoe Park Quarter Horse Futurity on Sunday afternoon. Alfredo Triana Jr., who has ridden the filly in each of her career starts, was aboard again for her first stakes win. The pair covered the 400-yard race in 19.857, in the rain, to earn a 92 speed index.

Regard the Rose ($13.60) broke her maiden in her debut at Remington Park before shipping over to Arapahoe for trainer Juan Chavez Ortega and owner Mason A. King.

The filly was bred in New Mexico by the Coronas Black Diamond Partnership. She is by ...



FREDRICKSBERG, TX—AUGUST 13, 2017—Starting for a $20,000 tag two races back, Cosmo Lela stepped up on Sunday with a half-length victory over Lg Mighty Moe in the $44,000 G.C.F.A. 79 & Speed Index Under Futurity (not black type) at the Gillespie County Fairground. Moonshake Special finished another 1-Ľ lengths back in third. With a perfect ...



MALAD, ID—AUGUST 13, 2017 —The three fastest qualifiers to the $28,400 Oneida County Futurity completed the trifecta in Sunday’s final, but it would be third-fastest qualifier Royallittlewagon ($5.60) with a neck in front for the win.

The post-time favorite has never been worse than second in her six career starts, including a ...



AJAX, ONT—AUGUST 13, 2017—Too Much White broke his maiden Sunday from the outside post when he defeated fastest qualifier Junoimzoomin by a half-a-length in the $57,235(US) Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity at Ajax Downs. Royal Hatrick, who finished fourth, was moved to third after the disqualification of Hanover Hill Sugar for interference. Jockey Ramiro Castillo got his fifth win on Sunday's Ajax Card when Too Much White drove over the 330 yards in :17.280 seconds into a 4-mph crosswind. It was the first win in three starts for the son of Fire Finder and the $22,894(US). Trainer Jason Pascoe also got his fifth win on Sunday's ...



EVANSTON, WY—AUGUST 13, 2017—Flying off the outside rail, Acadillac defeated Bay Max by 1-˝ lengths to win the $24,100 Wyoming Downs Futurity Sunday afternoon at Wyoming Downs. Miss Hannah B finished a neck back in third. Ridden by jockey Daniel Carillo, Acadillac completed the 350-yard course in :17.672 seconds, a 90-speed index into an ...



FREDRICKSBERG, TX—AUGUST 13, 2017—Bobby Cox and Kristen Ashley Paredes' Audi Murphi broke his maiden Sunday in with an impressive 1-˝ length trial win to set the fastest qualifying time for the Gillespie County Fair Futurity in Fredricksberg. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 98 two-year-olds who participated in 11 trial races, will return ...



FREDRICKSBERG, TX—AUGUST 13, 2017—Glens Dashing Snow scored his second win in three starts on Sunday by defeating Grand Contender by one-length in the $17,600 G.C.F.A. 79 & Speed Index Under Derby at Gillespie County Fairground. Toastin Miss Jody finished another length back to take third. Glens Dashing Snow exploded late under jockey ...



EVANSTON, WY—AUGUST 13, 2017—Under jockey Oscar Cervantes, Nsm Jayhawker flew from the gate to defeat Light Up The Dark by half-a-length in Sunday's $21,750 Gary Waite Maiden Memorial Stakes (not black type) at Wyoming Downs. General Hood finished another half-length back in third. Trainer Diana Garfias saddled Nsm Jayhawker to his fourth ...



MALAD, ID—AUGUST 13 —El Bucanasczech and jockey Eric Ayala pulled off an upset victory in the $4,850 Oneida County Derby (not black type) on Sunday afternoon. The wire-to-wire win earned the duo a 101 speed index with a final time of :15.277 for the 300-yard event.

El Bucanasczech ($26.60) was third in his trial race at Oneida on August ...



AURORA, CO—AUGUST 12, 2017—Heading into the $30,000 Arapahoe Park Quarter Horse Derby, Movin the Doe had won his last two starts and three of his last four races, including the $24,000 Bitterroot Derby in June. With Jesus Osuna aboard, Movin The Doe earned another stakes win on Saturday, defeating a full field of 3-year-olds by nearly a length.

The winning pair came home in 19.590 for the 400-yard feature race and earned a 99 speed index. Movin the Doe ($17.20) is trained by Roberto Treto and is owned by Luis Gonzales.

Steve Berry bred the Maknmoves gelding in Utah, out of Bundle Doe ...