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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ–NOVEMBER 16, 2022–Valentin Jqm, a multiple stakes winning 5-year-old son of champion Separatist racing for Juan Cesar Torres-Casas, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Saturday's 300-yard, $30,000 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes at Turf ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX-–NOVEMBER15, 2022–Five stakes, headed by Texas' richest horse race, headline Saturday's 11-race program at Lone Star Park. Post time for the first race is set for 6:05 p.m. (CST). Ten 2-year-olds are entered back in Saturday's 400-yard, $1,209,172 Texas Classic Futurity (G1). Rock A Jess V, a son of world champion Apollitical Jess and the fastest qualifier from 18 trials run October 27-28, has won his last two races, including the 440-yard, $200,000 All American Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on September 5. Santos Carrizales Jr. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA–NOVEMBER 14, 2022–A total of 38 3-year-olds, headed by stakes winners B Leaving and Kas Shes EC, are entered in Saturday's 400-yard Evangeline Downs Derby trials at Evangeline Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Friday's four heats will meet in the December 16, $50,000-added final. B Leaving is coming off of a second-place finish, one length behind winner Nothin Like You, in the October 22, $158,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Trained by Zackary Stinebaugh for owner Alfredo Garza Rodriguez, the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA–NOVEMBER 14, 2022–Graded stakes winners One Fine V and Meet Me Out Back are among the 92 2-year-olds entered in Friday's 400-yard Evangeline Downs Futurity (G3) trials at Evangeline ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK–NOVEMBER13, 2022–Fabulous Rachel, a daughter of leading thrid-crop sire One Fabulous Eagle and the fastest qualifier, drew post 8 for Tuesday's 400-yard, $25,000-added Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby (R) for state-bred ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK–NOVEMBER 13, 2022–Ten 2-year-old fillies, headed by multiple stakes winner and co-fastest qualifier Cartel Kisses, are entered back in Tuesday's 400-yard, Black Gold Oaks Championship (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs. The $381,695 Black Gold Oaks Championship (RG3) is the richest ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK–NOVEMBER 13, 2022–Donald J. Friesen's A Legacy Of Tales, a homebred son of Wagon Tales, brings a three-race win streak into Tuesday's 400-yard, $278,185 Black Gold Futurity Championship (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs. Trained by Stacy Charette-Hill, A Legacy Of Tales is the sixth-fastest qualifier from six trials run on October 31. The bay gelding's streak includes a ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 11, 2022–The final berths to the 50th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions will be decided when two Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials are held on Sunday night at Los Alamitos.     

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ–NOVEMBER 11, 2022–Stakes winners Southwesterly, Nineteen Crimes, and One Wild Cartel are among the 42 2-year-olds entered in Tuesday's 350-yard AQRA Turf Paradise Open Futurity trials at Turf Paradise Racetrack. A $37,000 yearling purchase at last year's Los Alamitos Equine Sale, Southwesterly is trained by John M. Allred for owners Scott McDaniel and Justin Hasting. The gray daughter of Favorite Cartel has won both of her starts and ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ–NOVEMBER 8, 2022–Mister Bigg, a stakes-winning son of Big Daddy Cartel racing for Diego Creus, drew post 7 for Saturday's 350-yard, $20,000-added Desert Classic Derby at Turf Paradise. Mister Bigg will be making his first start since August 27, when the South ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX-–NOVEMBER 7, 2022–Sixteen horses, all of whom have started for a claiming price of $12,500 this year, are entered in Saturday's 300-yard StallioneSearch.com Claimers Cup Middle Ground trials. Ismael Quijada's SS Fancy Wagon drew post 7 and will be ridden by Roman Cruz for trainer Cosme Quijada in the second of two heats. A 3-year-old daughter of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–NOEMBER 7, 2022–Thirteen sprinters, headed by Miss Euro Bullion, are entered in Friday's 110-yard StallionESearch.com Claimers Cup Dash trials at Lone Star Park. A 4-year-old daughter of the Langfuhr (TB) stallion Euroears, Miss Euro Bullion was claimed by owner Cuadra JM LLC for $5,000 at Remington Park on April 22. Since the claim, the sorrel mare scored a wire-to-wire, 1 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2022–Quarter Horse racing’s richest derby of 2022, the Grade 1, $982,050 Los Alamitos Super Derby, will feature a tremendous lineup headed by four Grade 1 winners in the 400-yard race on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

The field for the Super Derby will ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2022–With six victories already this year, Ed and Von Zae McNelis’ Scoops Dynasty is having a tremendous campaign. The son of three-time world champion sire  FDD ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2022–Los Alamitos Oaks winner Sweet Tess and the graded derby placed runner Dasha Dynasty are among the talented runners that will be in action in a pair of $25,000 stakes events on Saturday at Los Alamitos.

The ...



OPELOUSAS, LA – NOVEMBER 2, 2022 – The feature race of the Saturday night card at Evangeline is the $40,000 Opelousas Stakes, headlined by last year’s winner, Lifeinthefastlanes.

The 9/5 morning line favorite will face six rival Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and up in the 400-yard event.

Lifeinthefastlanes, trained by Kenneth Roberts, Sr, is a multiple graded stakes winner with $527,881 and is eight for 10 at 400 yards. In 2020, she enjoyed a six-race win streak that included the LQHBA Breeders’ ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 28, 2022–Fastest qualifier Cyber Attack, Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity winner Party Politics and impressive trial winner Jeriko are among the 10 impressive juveniles that will get together for the running of the Grade 1, $1,087,250 Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday at Los ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 28, 2022–Twelve stakes restricted to New Mexico-breds — eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses — will be run on New Mexico Cup Sunday at Zia Park. Purses totaling $1,816,445 will be paid, of which $1 million will be distributed to ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 27, 2022–Just one week after hosting the Bank of America Challenge Championships for the first time in the program's 30-year history, Horseshoe Indianapolis will present a Saturday card that features four Quarter Horse stakes. Ten Indiana-bred 2-year-olds are entered back in Saturday's 350-yard, $201,500 MIss Roxie Little Futurity (R). Randy Smith, ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 26, 2022–The 18th annual New Mexico Cup weekend will begin with a Saturday stakes tripleheader at Zia Park.

Saturday’s stakes action kicks off with the 400-yard, $40,000 New Mexico Cup Sophomore Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses. Nine are entered, led by Bob and ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 25, 2022–Forty-eight 3-year-olds, topped by multiple Grade 1 winner KJ Desparado, are entered in Saturday's 440-yard Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park. A son of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Wes Giles for owners John Lee, Kathy Lee, and Ruben Mares, KJ Desparado is coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA–OCTOBER 25 2022–Eight Louisiana-breds, headed by early favorites One Fast Cajun and Sarahs Patriot, are entered in Saturday's 870-yard, $35,000 Races and Aces Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. One Fast Cajun is a 4-year-old son of Heza Fast Dash trained by Shane Ladner for owners Darrin Ladner and Norman Ladner. The bay gelding has earned ...



AJAX, ONT–OCTOBER 24, 2022–The richest Quarter Horse race in Canada is set for Wednesday (OCT 26) at Ajax Downs, closing day of the 2022 season.

The 22nd running of the prestigious Alex Picov Memorial Futurity for 2-year-olds offers a purse of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER, 2022–A total of 152  2-year-olds are entered in this week's Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. Nine 400-yard heats will be contested on Thursday and Friday. The five fastest qualifiers from each night's trials will meet in the $1,209,172 final on November 19. Thursday's trials are headed by graded stakes winners Tres Crystals, One ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 21, 2022—Ten talented juveniles from all round the Western United States will get together in the Restricted Grade 3, $96,900 Wild West Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Young Quarter Horses with racing experience at tracks like Arizona Downs, Turf Paradise, Pocatello Downs, Laurel Brown ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER19, 2022–On Wednesday at Horseshoe Indianapolis, the fields were drawn for the five Bank of America Challenge Championship stakes to be run at the track on Saturday. First post time for the first race on the 11-race program is set for 6 p.m. (EDT). The Challenge Championship races will be run in consecutive order starting with the 870-yard, $107,878 Cox Ranch Distance ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 19, 2022—Link Newcomb’s Cattail Cove will make the 20th stakes appearance of his career, while EdAllred’s Up And Atem will go after his second stakes win of the year when ...



AJAX, ONT–OCTOBER 18, 2022–Ontario-sired 3-year-old Quarter Horses will take the stage at Ajax Downs on Wednesday (OCT 19) for the $50,130 Ontario Sired Stakes Derby at 350 yards.

A field of six will go postward in the Derby which is race 4 on the card of racing which has a first race post time of 12:55 p.m. (EDT).

The fascinating rivalry between FIRST COLD WAVE, the 2021 Horse of the Year, and Night Leader ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 14, 2022—All American Derby winner A Pollitical Candy V, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity winner Bomb Cyclone, AQHA Champion Golden Boi and multiple graded derby winners Scoops Dynasty, and Whizkey Glasses ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 149, 2022—Five allowance events and the local debuts of several talented juveniles will headline the 10-race program on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA–OCTOBER 11, 2022–A full field of 10 Louisiana-bred distaffers, headed by early favorites San Lorenzo Dash and Five Bar Miracles, is entered in Friday's 350-yard, $30,000 Amelia Belle Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. A homebred sophomore daughter of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 11 2022–Nine aged Indiana-breds, topped by recent stakes winner Stone Lake, are entered in Wednesday's 400-yard, $83,500 Hoosier Park Classic Stakes (R) at Horseshoe Indianapolis. A 4-year-old son of the Corona Cartel stallion ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 8, 2022— Led by JGARacing Stables, Inc’s Party Politics and Dunn Ranch’s ...



AJAX, ONT–OCTOBER 7, 2022–Ajax Downs hosts its popular Thanksgiving Monday card on October 10 highlighted by the $50,830 Alex Picov Memorial Championship, a 770-yard 'hook race' and a pumpkin giveaway for the first 100 kids to decorate.

Fans on track might also catch a glimpse of the 'Headless Horseman' ...



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 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 6, 2022–Twenty-one 3-year-olds are entered in Saturday's 400-yard QHRAI Derby trials at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Rock Candy Blue, a sorrel son of champion Jess Louisiana Blue owned by Campos Family Ventures LLC, is ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM–OCTOBER 6 2022–Hesa Party Wagon, a multiple stakes winner during the Ruidoso Downs summer meet, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Sunday's 350-yard, $75,000 James Isaac Hobbs Stakes (G2) at Zia Park. A 4-year-old son of Hes Relentless owned ...



HOBBS, NM–OCTOBER 6, 2022–JC New Dawn and Classy Moon are among the 28 state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses entered in Sunday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Sunday’s three heats will meet in the New Mexico Cup Derby final on October 30. A gelded son of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA–OCTOBER 4 2022–Edgar Rosales' SS Classyjess heads a field of 10 sprinters entered in Saturday's 250-yard, $20,000 Evangeline Downs Dash Stakes. A 6-year-old daughter of Rock Solid Jess trained by Jose Carrizales, SS Classyjess has won her last two races, including ...



HOBBS, NM–OCTOBER 4, 2022–Jesses Wish, a graded stakes winning son of Jesse James Jr racing for Javier M. Chavez and Heysol Howlet, will make his next start in Saturday’s 350-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Zia Park. Jesses Wish will be making his first ...



AJAX, ONT–OCTOBER 3, 2022–Some of the top 2-year-old Quarter Horses in Ontario will compete in two Trials for the rich Alex Picov Memorial Futurity at Ajax Downs as part of a seven-race card on Wednesday, October 5.

The Alex Picov Futurity, the richest race of the Ajax Downs season, is worth $75,000 and the final will ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 30, 2022—Futurity winners Frivolous and Valiantli are among the bevy of talented juveniles that will face off in the Grade 2, $325,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity on Sunday at Los ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 30, 2022—Steve and Jason Berry’s Monicas Favorite, an impressive winner in the $100,000 Bitterroot Futurity at Pocatello Downs, and Lex Fabrizio’s One Sweet Duck, who competed in the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity earlier this year, are among the 21 juveniles that will race in the trials to the $96,900 Wild West Futurity on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AURORA, CO–SEPTEMBER 29, 2022–Three Quarter Horse stakes will be contested at Arapahoe Park on Monday, as the track ends its 2022 season with a nine-race program. Post time for the first race is set for 1 p.m. (MDT). Luis Marquez's Kali K, a multiple stakes winning daughter of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2022—Multiple stakes winner Favorite Honey would have been the big favorite in this Saturday’s $137,000 PCQHRABreeders Derby, but the gelding will not be ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2022— Racing for the Estate of Martha Wells, the nine-year-old Chicks Fayvorite will look to repeat in the $35,000 Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap when he faces five rivals in the 400-yard race for horses ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA–SEPTEMBER, 2022–Four Iowa-bred Quarter Horse stakes will highlight Saturday's 13-race closing-day program at Prairie Meadows. Post time for the track's first race is set for 4 p.m. (CDT). Ten state-bred 2-year-olds are entered back in Saturday's 350-yard, $129,020 Jim Bader ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM–SEPTEMBER 28, 2022–Fanncee, a homebred 4-year-old Big Daddy Cartel mare racing for Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms, drew post 10 for Saturday’s inaugural 350-yard, $50,000 Champagne Lane Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred distaffers at Albuquerque Downs. Trained by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–SEPTEMBER 28, 2022–Bye Corona Bye, a multiple graded stakes winning son of Ivory James racing for Carlos Ponce, drew post 5 for Saturday's 400-yard, $426,500 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park. Trained by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA–SEPTEMBER 27, 2022–Four stakes, topped by the 350-yard, $224,720 Valley Junction Futurity (G3) for 2-year-olds, will be contested during Friday's 11-race card at Prairie Meadows. Surprise Surprise, a stakes-winning daughter of ...