OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019—His owner said Johnny de Capo's first race in Louisiana showed how green his 2-year-old colt was, losing by six lengths, but he made up for it Saturday night by showering Juan Contreras with a truckload of green in cash, winning the Restricted Grade 1, $825,210 Remington Park Futurity. The toteboard said 11-1 odds but the longshot was more than up to the task in the featured race for Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds, on a racing program that paid out more than $1.7 million in purse money. If you're someone who credits jockeys with winning races, Johnny de Capo would have gotten plenty of consideration. Jockey Gaspar Garcia is one of the track's top percentage jockeys, if not the best. Coming into ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019—He didn't dominate in his trial to qualify for the Restricted Grade 3, $319,975 Remington Park Derby, winning only by a neck, but Apocalyptical Jess looked every bit like the 2018 All American Futurity winner in a romp over his competition in Saturday night's final. Last year, the 3-year-old gelded son of ...



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SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 20, 2019—Showing a dazzling burst of speed in the final 100 yards, New News overcame a bit of a slow start before storming home under a strong ride from jockey J. R. Ramirez to win the $210,852 Grade 3 West Texas Derby at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Saturday. The Texas-bred son of second-crop sire ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019—The $108,000 Sooner State Stakes for older Oklahoma-breds on Saturday night at Remington Park came down to a thrilling finish between two competitors that could not be separated when it was over. Political Attraction and Hes Limitless had their noses on the finish line together and were determined to be ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019—Trainer Guillermo Valdivia and jockey Rolando Raudales had a huge night Saturday, winning the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile and the $56,400 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes (see related story). The two combined in the Juvenile with 2-year-old gelding ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019—VF Jedi Returns bounced back from a disappointing fifth-place effort in the $255,750 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on March 23, to score in the $73,000 Mr Master Bug Stakes on Saturday night. Owned by Julio Contreras of Laredo, Texas and trained by Sammy Valdivia, VF Jedi Returns was ridden by Juan Pulido ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019—It’s early, but Fancy Pants DC may never lose a race. On March 6, this 2-year-old gelding won a training race at Remington Park, followed by a win in maiden company on March 23. Now he is a stakes winner for the first time, taking the $73,000 Laico Bird Stakes at Remington Park on Saturday night in his initial ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019—It was a night for longshot players at Remington Park and the biggest upset of all came in the $72,750 Easy Date Stakes when 38-1 bomb Jessie Marie made the lights pop like lightning on the toteboard. What may be the most amazing statistic of all in this 5-year-old mare’s victory is that coming into ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 20, 2019— Thanks to Eye Eye Captain, the jinx is over. Through the first seven weeks of racing of the 2019 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season, no horses had won a race from the far outside post position 12. On Saturday night, Eye Eye Captain broke a hex that had grown to an 0-for-48 mark for horses appearing ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 20, 2019—Delta Downs wrapped up its opening week of racing for the 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night. The 10-race program featured the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (see related story) and eight trials for this year’s ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 20, 2019—Delta Downs wrapped up its opening week of racing for the 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night. The 10-race program featured the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes and eight trials for this year’s $104,705 Old South Futurity ( ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 20, 2019—AQHA leading breeder Bobby D. Cox capped off a big night of racing that saw two of his Texas homebred 2-year-olds qualify for the $104,705 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs just about the sametime he won the $15,000 Harris County Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park with Hawkeye. Ridden by jockey Victor Urieta, Jr., ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 19, 2019—Delta Downs kicked off its 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Friday night with a 10-race program that included the $27,700 Delta Dash Stakes and five qualifying trials for this year’s $74,115 Old South Derby (see related story). The Delta Dash was won Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s Gunsmoke B under jockey Antonio Alberto. The Alberto Solis trainee stopped the clock in a time of :13.178 seconds for 250 yards while beating runner-up Dm La Jolla by ˝ length. Heza Magic Coronas wound up third, another head behind the top pair. ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 19, 2019—Jorge Haddad's stakes winning Texas homebred Anasttasia scored a 1-˝ length win in the first of five trials Friday night for the Old South Derby at Delta Downs. Ridden by jockey Luis Vivanco the daughter of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.139 clocking, into a 6 mph headwind, to earn a 104 speed index and get the fastest qualifying time. Champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled the bay filly out of the multiple grade 1 producing First Down Dash mare Las Alamitos. Anasttasia, ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 19, 2019—Mas Pronto Que Alex, a 4-year-old son of Grade 1 sire Inseperable, broke his maiden by an impressive two-length margin Friday night to set the top qualifying time for the $80,200 Sam Houston Maiden Classic. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, the 4-year-old posted the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 19, 2019— Fast Prize Drew had only raced in a stakes race once in his short career, but he beat stakes-caliber horses Friday night in Remington Park’s featured allowance race. It was a family affair in the winner’s circle as Alfredo Triana, Jr. was the winning jockey and Alfredo Triana, Sr. the triumphant trainer for ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 19, 2019—Owned and bred by J. Francisco Diaz and trained by his son, Lindolfo, the Favorite Cartel gelding Chayito Cartel finished as the star of the night from the five races for 2-year-olds contested at Los Alamitos Race Course on Friday night. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 19, 2019—The outstanding broodmare Terrific Energy was well represented during morning workouts at Los Alamitos Race Course, as three of her foals posted 220-yard gate drills on Thursday. Her babies included the Separate Interest filly Tea Pod, who posted the morning’s co-fastest work of :12.20, the Walk Thru Fire ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 18, 2019—Trainer Sammy Valdivia gives jockey Juan Pulido a leg up on Cartel Bug at Remington Park and for the second time in a row in 2019, this was the winning formula, Thursday night in the feature race at Remington Park. Cartel Bug, a 4-year-old gelded son of This Cartel is Cold, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Shays Luvbug, has been unbeatable since being laid off from July 18, 2018, when he last raced at Fair Meadows in Tulsa. Owned by Joel Pierce of Sallisaw, Okla., Cartel Bug got up by the shortest of noses over 4-5 wagering favorite Walk Off, who had won both of ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 14, 2019—In the feature Quarter Horse race of the Sunday card at Turf Paradise, Unrestrained overcame a fractious start to prevail by a half-length in the $36,575 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby.

Jake Samuels guided the 3-year-old gelding to victory in the 350-yard final in 17.673, earning a 97 speed index.

Unrestrained ($6.60) was the fastest qualifier to the final from three trials on March 31 with a time of 17.546.

Unrestrained is trained by Jesus Olivas and is owned by Cristina Salas. He was bred ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 14, 2019—One horse had qualified for last year’s $3 million All American Futurity and another horse had run second in the $750,000 Ruidoso Derby in 2018, but in the end, it was a horse that had never even run in stakes company that prevailed in Sunday’s featured allowance race at Remington Park – Our Lady Wagon. It ...