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Funeral Services Set Saturday For Longtime Jockey Donald Ray Watson, Sr.

CARENCRO, LA–OCTOBER 5, 2022–Funeral services for longtime jockey . Donald Ray Watson, Sr. are Saturday in Opelousas, Louisiana. Watson, 57, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 4). He was born July 7, 1965.

Service will begin at 11:00 AM  (CDT) Saturday (OCT 8) at Bellevue Street Baptist Church in Opelousas. Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro, Louisiana.

Visiting hours will be observed from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM Saturday at the church.

According to Equibase records since 1995, Mr. Watson rode 1,148 Quarter Horse winners that earned over $15.7 million dollars.  He ro .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Hes Judgeandjury 6401$1,666,747
A Pollitical Candy V 9720$711,249
Tres Crystals 5400$658,167
Bye Corona Bye 8520$643,264
Eye On the Card 6501$587,361

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Jones, Jeff D. and Holt, Steve A. 10711$1,853,393
Rogelio Marquez, Jr. 8123256$1,675,201
Valeriano Racing Stables LLC 5816147$1,487,919
Dunn Ranch 74251111$1,380,140
Edward C. Allred 342576362$956,862

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mj Farms 494925568$3,243,088
Bobby D Cox 849122121106$2,952,465
Steve D Burns Dvm 637908980$2,270,953
Edward C Allred 659111107110$2,245,792
Jeff Jones and Steve Holt 14721$1,854,993

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Santos Carrizales, Jr. 167543416$3,637,086
M. Heath Taylor 333765237$3,421,657
Monty Arrossa 216613139$2,607,031
Wesley T. Giles 340595549$2,499,074
Jason L. Olmstead 510877978$1,825,214

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Juan Pulido 200613319$3,213,559
James A. Flores 280493934$3,143,445
Bryan Candanosa 410604748$2,415,687
Francisco Calderon 411685464$2,374,773
Adrian A. Ramos 346626150$2,084,053

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Valiant Chick Insnow Fastest Qualifier For $75,000 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity

AJAX, ONT–OCTOBER 5, 2022–After spending the summer in Ruidoso, Valiant Chick Insnow returned to Canada last month to break her maiden at Ajax Downs.  Today the royally-bred filly got her second consecutive win while posting the fastest qualifying time for the Alex Picov Memorial Futurity at Ajax.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races contested today, will return Wednesday, October 26th to vie for the winner's share of a  $75,000-added purse going 400 yards.

Under jockey J.B. Botello, Valiant Chick Insnow drove to a three-quarter length win over Snow Moose in the opening tria .. Read More

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Magnificent Seven Face Off In Los Al Championship. Ed Burgart To Call Races At Los Al This Weekend

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 6, 2022— An all-stakes Late Pick Four on Saturday night led by the running of the Grade 1, $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship will highlight a sensational racing weekend at the Citadel of Quarter Horse racing, Los Alamitos Race Course.

Ten races are on tap with special guest announcer, EdBurgart, calling the racing action on both Saturday and Sun .. Read More

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Good Knight Country Scores Second Win of Day For Trainer Tammy Johnson In John Deere Juvenile

CLAREMORE, OK–OCTOBER 2, 2022–Trainer Tammy Johnson takes the trophy on back-to back-stakes races Sunday evening at Will Rogers Downs.

Johnson saddled Good Knight Country to victory in the $57,035 John Deere Will Rogers Juvenile Challenge just moments after leaving the winner’s circle of the Adequan WIll Rogers Derby Challenge. 

With Agustin Silva at the reigns, Good Knight Country .. Read More

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