HOBBS, NM—DECEMBER 1, 2019—Ryansmanonthemoon stumbled at the break but rallied under jockey Mauro Salcedo to defeat Valiant Tiberias by three-quarters in the $200,000 Grade 1 Zia Park Invitational Quarter Horse Championship on Sunday. Off as the post-time favorite, Ryansmanonthemoon complted the 440 yards in :21.409 seconds, equaling a 104 speed index. Making his first start since winning a trial to the All American Derby but failing to qualify the son of leading sire First Moonflash got his seventh career win. The $115,200 winner's purse boosted his bankroll to $337,381. It was the ...



HOBBS, NM—DECEMBER 1, 2019—All American Futurity(G1) winner Mr Jess Jenkins got his second consecutive graded win on Sunday when he battled Dash For Cash Futurity(G2) winner Chilitos to a neck win in the $150,000 in Southwest Juvenile Invitational Championship(G2) at Zia Park. Winless in his first three starts, Mr Jess Jenkins has now strung together three-straight victories that include the Grade 1 All American Futurity and Grade 2 Southwest Juvenile Championship. Ridden by jockey James Flores, the son of leading sire Apollitical Jess completed the 440 yards in :21.388 seconds, equaling a ...



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HOBBS, NM—DECEMBER 1, 2019—Cat Daddys Lil Girl, a solid stakes performer throughout her career, scored her first stakes victory on Sunday when she defeated Hollywoodcrown by a neck in the restricted Grade 1 $145,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies and Mares Championship at Zia Park. With a strong rally under jockey Mauro Salcedo, Cat Daddys Lil Girl completed the 400 yards in :19.747 seconds, equaling a 93 speed index. It was the fifth career win in 12 starts for the 3-year-old daughter of leading New Mexico sire Big Daddy Cartel. Cynthia Gonzalez is the trainer. Racing for ...



HOBBS, NM—DECEMBER 1, 2019—Trainer Jackie Riddle and jockey Francisco Calderon scored for back-to-back graded stakes wins at Zia Park Sunday when This Is A Deal Too got a nose win over Badhabit Jess in the Grade 2 $50,000 Lovington Stakes. In the prior race at Zia Park the pair combined with Stolis Pro to win the Grade 3 $50,000 King Rick Stakes. This Is A Deal Too, was speed all the way under jockey Calderon, has he lead wire-to-wire while completing the 400 yards in :19.535 seconds, a 98 speed index. The multiple graded winner got his seventh career win and the $28,800 winners' purse raised his lifetime mark to just over ...



HOBBS, NM—DECEMBER 1, 2019—Stolis Pro, a multiple stakes winner brother to former all-time leading money earner Stolis Winner, rolled to his third consecutive stakes win on Sunday following a half-length effort over Why Buy The Cow in the Grade 3 $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes at Zia Park. Ridden by jockey Francisco Calderon, Stolis Pro ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 1, 2019—One Famous Icon held off First Lady Perry in the first of two trials Sunday to set the fastest qualifying time for the AQRA-Turf Paradise Open QH Derby. The top four qualifiers came out of the opening trial. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Turf Paradise on Sunday, December 22nd to vie for the winners' ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 1, 2019—Martha Wells’ Yanque is carving his nice as the best 550-yard horse on the grounds at Los Alamitos Race Course. The son of Favorite Cartel easily won the Scott Lewis Handicap at this distance back on November 8 and he was at it again in the Paul Ford Handicap on ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 30, 2019—Desert Scorpion held off Heza Steady Shot by a nose Saturday to post the top qualifying time from two trials contested at Turf Paradise for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stake (not black type). The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Phoenix, Arizona raceway on Sunday, December 15th to vie for the winner's share of a $5,000-added purse going 350 yards. Ridden by jockey Hizain Camacho, 4-year-old Desert Scorpion, completed the 350 yards in :17.836 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index to set the top qualifying mark. It was the first win in eight career starts for the altered son of multiple stakes sire ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 29, 2019—Legacy Ranch LLC's Mister Appolitical put on a show in the third of four trials to the Grade 2, $168,700 Southern California Derby, as he led big the entire way in route to posting the fastest qualifying time on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Thirty sophomores competed in the 400-yard trials with the horses with the 10 fastest times moving on to the final on Friday, December 13. Piloted by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Terry Knight, Mister Appolitical led by 1-½ lengths shortly after the start, while facing a field that included the outstanding Chocolatito. In their last meeting, Mister Appolitical ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 28, 2019—Martha Wells' Yanque will go after his second stakes win of the year at 550 yards when he faces a compact field led by 870-yard star Run Raging Rhino Run and newcomer CM Once Ina Bluemoon in the $15,000 Paul Ford Memorial Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Trained by Matt Fales, Yanque delivered in a big way in the Scott Lewis Handicap on November 8, as he broke on top and cruised to an easy 1–½ length win at this distance. The Favorite Cartel ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 24, 2019—Led by Ed Allred's homebred Nomadic, offspring by leading sire Favorite Cartel dominated 12 trials for the $1,903,272 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. Under jockey Vinnie Bendar, Ed Burke Juvenile Stakes winner Nomadic ran the best race of his career when he easily rolled past his opponents to win the 10th trial by 1-3/4 lengths to post the fastest qualifying mark of :19.675 seconds, equaling a 95 speed index. Nomadic was the first of two qualifiers for Allred, Bednar and trainer Scott Willoughby who bookended ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 24, 2019—Favorite Latin Lover ducked in at the start but recovered nicely under jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr. to get up by a nose over My Favorite Candy in Sunday's second of two trials for the AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Futurity at Turf Paradise. The son of leading sire Favorite Cartel clocked the 400 yard course in :19.735 seconds, a 92 speed index, to set the top qualifying time. In his previous start the Desert Classic Futurity winner suffered his only career loss to My Favorite Candy in the $29,925 AQRA President's Fall Futurity at Turf Paradise November 3. Owned-and-trained by Rigoberto Guillen, the brown gelding has compiled a (5) 4-1-0 record and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 23, 2019—Owned and bred by Ed Allred, the 5-year-old mare Tough To Figure once again delivered a strong performance in a stakes race with her latest effort being a convincing victory over a tremendous field of fillies and mares in the Grade 3, $50,000 Las Damas Handicap on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Sent off at 8-1 odds, Tough To Figure was her usual consistent self in the Las Damas, breaking alertly and staying on point to eventually hold off 37-1 longshot On Our Way by a half-length to score her second stakes victory of the year. Trained by Scott Willoughby, the daughter of Walk Thru Fire by ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 23, 2019—Evangeline Downs hosted five qualifying trials for the $137,020 Evangeline Downs Derby on Saturday night and the fastest qualifier was The Grand Legend. The gelding overcame a sluggish start in his trial to roar home to a convincing 1-3/4 length victory in a time of :19.581 seconds for the 400-yard distance over the fast track, equaling a speed index of 97. The Grand Legend has now won five of 11 lifetime starts and the $3,000 first-place purse on Saturday night increases his lifetime earnings to $44,309. Bred in Texas by Mercy Hinklins Horse ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 22, 2019—Evangeline Downs hosted nine qualifying trials for the $295,890 Evangeline Downs Futurity on Friday night and it was a soggy evening at the races as a steady and, at times, hard rain fell throughout the program. The horse that handled the sloppy surface the best was Domishay, who was the fastest qualifier ...