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BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 8, 2020—Frosted, a 3-year-old son of leading third-crop sire Five Bar Cartel, held off Royal Renegade by a neck to win the $34,740 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type) on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. Perfect Profession was another neck back in a blanket finish to get third. Jockey John Hamilton rode Frosted to his first career win in 10 lifetime starts for owner Gerardo Morales and trainer John Carrillo, Jr. The gray gelding completed the 350 yards in :17.937 seconds into a 10 mph crosswind. The $15,634 winners' purse boosted Frosted earnings mark to ...



SELMA, TX—FEBRUARY 8, 2020—Offspring from first crop sires got the top three times on Friday from 73 two-year-olds who participated in 13 schooling races over 220 yards at Retama Park. Multiple Grade 2 winner Ivan James got two winners with the top two times while AQHA Racing Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Ec Jet One sired two winners including the third-fastest race of the day. Trainer Jose Sanchez III had seven winners including the two fastest. In the 12th Race the young trainer saddled Roma, a daughter of Ivan James from the Tac It Like A Man mare Bp Tac Marys Policy for owner Omar ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 7, 2020—Shes Racey, a $15,000 TQHA Yearling Sale graduate, posted the top mark on Friday from 34 two-year-old hopefuls who participated in six schooling races conducted at Louisiana Downs for juveniles who remain eligible to enter the Grade 3 Harrah's Futurity trials on next month. Saddled by trainer Katie Carlos and ridden by jockey David Alvarez, Shes Racey completed the 220 yards in :12.245 seconds to easily win the second schooling race on Friday at Louisiana Downs. Juan D. Garcia owns the daughter of world champion Stoli from the RG3-finalist Racey Winner by ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 3, 2020—The Remington Park racing surface opened for training this morning, in preparation for the upcoming American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season. Slayer was the first horse to have an official workout, breezing for trainer Manual Almanza. A 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelding by High Rate Of Return from the Shazoom mare Shiv Katall, Slayer worked 220 yards under jockey Andrew Samaniego in :12.84 over a fast track. The seventh-place finisher in the 2018 Heritage Place Futurity, Slayer worked at 9:40 am in overcast conditions with temperatures in the mid-30s. Slayer has started 11 times ...



OGDEN, UT—FEBRUARY 3, 2020—Jess and Grant continued to dominate the American Chariot Racing scene on Saturday with their fourth consecutive win at the Golden Spike Events Center. This time, the win came in the I Can Benefit Race, sponsored by Get Hushin, to benefit the Kearsley I Can Foundation.

Jess and Grant posted the fastest time of the day, :22.19, in race 16, again with Sp Four Square and Train Story.

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Train Story is a 7-year-old ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 1, 2020—Racing Kane won the first of two divisions of the $25,000 Magnolia Stakes contested Saturday afternoon at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, proving his prowess at the distance of 870 yards. Racing Kane, owned by Jesus Coronado, rallied for the win in the first of the two stakes under jockey Juan C. Garcia. Breaking from the inside post, he was able to pass Im Mighty Fast and crossed the wire in :46,826 over a good main track. Racing Kane ($5.00) was bred by Janelle Simon and trained by Noe Sanchez. The 6-year-old son of Jet Black Patriot out of the ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 1, 2020—In the fifth race at Louisiana Downs Saturday, Freakin Patriot Dash, under jockey Pedro Espinosa, split horses as the post-time favorite to get a nose win over Mr Desert Streak in Division II of the $25,000 Magnolia Stakes. Owned by Jesus Huitron Lira, the five year old son of multiple stakes sire ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 31, 2020—The first official training races for 2-year-olds kicked off today in Louisiana and the royally bred Heza Fast Dash filly Jessa Louisiana Dash didn't disappoint her connections. Ridden by jockey Ubaldo Luna, for trainer Eleazar Martinez, the brown filly posted the top mark of :12.147 seconds in the 13th race, over 220 yards, from 67 state-bred 2-year-olds who contested 13 schooling races at Louisiana Downs. Participants had to still be eligible to enter the February 22nd $300,000-est. Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) trials at the Northwest Louisiana racetrack. Eleazar Martinez paid $25,000 for the full sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Heza Louisiana Dash ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 25, 2020—Lucky Seven Ranch’s Sass Mo Blue, second in a trial to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity in his last start, looked like a million bucks in his return outing, an impressive 1-¼ length victory in the last of five trials to the $109,500 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes here on Sunday night. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Mike Casselman, Sass Mo Blue rocketed out of the gate and was never challenged from there on the way to posting the fastest qualifying time of :17.617. The gelding by Apollitical Jess and out of Sass Me Blue was picking up his first ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 26, 2020—Brockmire held off I Roll Like That by a neck to get his first win on Sunday in the $10,100 Turf Paradise Maiden Stake (not black type) at Turf Paradise Racetrack. Ridden by jockey Jorge Bourdieu, Brockmire rolled over the 300 yards in :15.656 seconds, equaling a 91 speed index. It was the first win in six career starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Texas Icon. Matthew M. Fales conditions the 3-year-old gelding for owner-breeder's Ralph and Carolyn Fales. Out of the Leaving Memories mare A Mere Formality, Brockmire has compiled a (6) 1-1-1 record and ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 25, 2020—At 25-1 odds Champagne Room got up late to defeat post-time favorite Donelli by a neck in the $226,108 restricted Grade 2 Shue Fly Stakes Saturday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Both MJ Farms' homebreds are by leading New Mexico sire ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 25, 2020—Coming off a sixth-place troubled effort in the Grade 1 Championship at Sunland Park on December 29, Ryansmanonthemoon rolled to a 1- ½ length winning effort over Marcus Medallion as the post-time favorite in Saturday's $100,000 Dona Ana County Handicap at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Under jockey ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 25, 2020—Racing fans had a very enjoyable Saturday, January 25 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs three Quarter Horse stakes live on-track as well as quality Thoroughbred ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 25, 2020—Reliance Ranches LLC's Dreams Divine enjoyed a brilliant return to the races, as she scored a powerful victory in the $15,000 AB What A Runner Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Mike Robbins, Dreams Divine was making her first start since ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 25, 2020—Horsemen continue to fill nominations for the 2020 Quarter Horse stakes and for the third time this meet, the $15,000 Swift Stakes, at 350-yards, was run in two divisions. Swift Stakes- Division I Trainer Jose Carrizales saddled both winners to Seift Stakes today (Saturday), first with Ss ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 19, 2020—EG High Desert Farms' Bail Czech posted the fastest qualifying time while winning the first of three trials to the Grade 1, $159,550 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship at 400 yards on Sunday night. Ridden by Juan Pablo Leon for trainer Jorge Farias, ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 5, 2020—Zoomn On By, under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, blew away the competition on Sunday by winning the $18,620 AQRA Graduation Stakes by 3-½ lengths. The Alberta-bred son of multiple stakes sire Mezoomin raced over the 350 yards in :17.839 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index. It was the second consecutive win at Turf ...



OGDEN, UT—JANUARY 19, 2020—For the third consecutive week, Jess and Grant posted the fastest time of the day in American Chariot Racing in Ogden, Utah. This week, they won the Golden Spike Championship, sponsored by StallioneSearch.com.

The unprecedented accomplishment happened in race 17, the second to last race of the day. Jess and ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Rain and a muddy track surface did not derail two excellent victories by Patriot On Ice and Runaway Second Down (see related story), winners of their divisions of the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Saturday afternoon at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Due ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2020— In the second division of the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs, Runaway Second Down lived up to his morning line favoritism, earning his third stakes score for owners Eulalio Argote and Victory Alvarado. Rider Raul Ramirez, Jr. had the return call and rallied strongly ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Dr. Steve Burns was recognized as the 2019 AQHA Breeder of the Year during a special ceremony held at Heritage Place on Wednesday in Oklahoma City. As many remarkable Quarter Horses that Dr. Burns breeds, he also campaigns many outstanding Quarter Horses as well, as shown by You Can Run and Sass Go Blue in ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Shake Em Ike won the first of four 350-yard trials run this afternoon for the $50,000-est. Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type). Owned by Jose Ortiz, he was bred by Richard and Janelle Simon and was making his seventh career start. Jockey Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco guided the 4-year-old son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 17, 2020—Newly crowned AQHA Racing champion trainer Chris O’Dell and jockey Eduardo Nicasio have enjoyed an outstanding string of successes at Los Alamitos over the past three years. The jockey/trainer combination has won 126 Quarter Horse races from 453 mounts for an outstanding win ratio of 27.8% and earnings of over $3.3 million. O’Dell and Nicasio kept on rolling on Friday night with a pair of victories, first with the impressive filly Whats Rockin in the fifth race and then with the now multiple stakes winner Tac Me Up in the $25,000 Cypress Handicap in the eighth race. Racing for Ruth Barbour, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 12, 2020—Martha Wells’ Yanque scored his third consecutive stakes win at the 550-yard distance after holding off the game Ballast Point by a half-length in the Barbra B Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Prior to winning the Barbra B, Yanque showed his love for this distance by winning both the Scott Lewis Handicap and Paul Ford Handicap. Ridden by Ruben Lozano for trainer Matt Fales, the son of Favorite Cartel was fifth at the start from post number one, but found a higher gear in the second half of the Barbra B. Yanque and Ballast Point hooked up for the next ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 11, 2020—Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez' homebred Cat Daddys Lil Girl raced to her second consecutive graded stakes victory Saturday when she defeated stablemate Woodys Copy Cat in the $$100,000 Lou Wooten and Sydney Valentini Handicap(RG2) at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Pressed early under jockey Mauro Salcedo, Cat Daddys Lil Girl drew away to win by three-quarters while completing the 400 yard course in :19.565 seconds with a 9 mph tailwind. Coming off a win in the New Mexico QH Fillies and Mares Championship(RG1) at Zia Park on December 1 in her last ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 11, 2020—Canselman pulled away late to defeat Desire Astoli by 1-½ lengths in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Ridden by jockey Cristian Esqueda, Canselman completed the 870 yards over a muddy (sealed) racetrack in :45.742 seconds, equaling a 98 speed index. It was the first ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 11, 2020—Parsons Ranch’s Favoriteladymelania had a perfect preparatory race for the trials to the Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes following her one length victory in Friday’s maiden event for 3-year-olds at 330 yards. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O’Dell, Favoriteladymelania covered the distance in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 5, 2020—Dr. Steve Burns' Tequila Sangria became the seventh mare to win both of the open Grade 1 stakes races for distaffers offered annually at Los Alamitos after outdueling multiple stakes winner As And Js and eight other rivals in the Grade 1, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap here on Sunday night. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala from the outside post number 10, Tequila Sangria took the lead shortly after the start and quickly opened up a ¾ length advantage over As ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 5, 2020—Scandalous Dasher broke her maiden Sunday when she held off stablemate Apollitical Run in the first of two trials contested for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) at Turf Paradise Racecourse. The ten fastest qualifiers will return to the Phoenix, Arizona raceway on Sunday, January 26th to vie for the winner’s share of a $5,000-added purse going 300 yards. Under jockey Kassie Guglielmino, Scandalous Dasher broke in at the start before taking ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 4, 2020—After winning only one race last season, multiple graded stakes winner Major Bites (9-1) returned to form Saturday by defeating Freedom Flash by a nose in the $100,000 restricted Grade 1 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Posttime favorite Rime Chimes finished another nose back to get third in a blanket-finish. Ridden by jockey Jose Alvarez, Major Bites put in a stiff drive to get the win while completing the 400 yards in ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 4, 2020—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicked off its 2020 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday afternoon with sunny skies and two excellent fields competing in the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash. In the first of the two features, J &J Racing LLC’s Fantasticazoom Jr lived up to his morning line favoritism, drawing off from ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 4, 2020—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicked off its 2020 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday afternoon with sunny skies and two excellent fields competing in two divisions of the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash. In the second division, trainer Ray Mayo also won his first stakes as a conditioner when Peytons Last Dash ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 29, 2019—Restricted Grade 1 finalist Jess Tequila Talkin led a contingent of MJ Farms state-breds into the $226,108 January 25th Shue Fly Stakes(RG3) final during six trials, valued at $8,900 each, conducted Friday at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Jess Tequila Talkin drifted out under jockey Tanner Thedford in a powerful effort to win the third trial by 2-¾ lengths, posting the fastest time of :19.550 seconds for the 400 yards into a 6-mph crosswind. Trainer Jackie Riddle saddled the son of leading New Mexico ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 29, 2019—Under Jockey James Flores 3-year-old Valiant Tiberias rallied from the outside post-position to get a neck win over Danjer in the Grade 1 $350,000 Championship At Sunland Park on Sunday. Hes Limitless was another neck back in a blanket finish to take third. Stakes winner Apollitical Pence got the lead shortly after the start and was more than a length clear midway down the straightaway. He was quickly joined by Danjer along with longshot Hes Limitless as well as eventual winner Valiant Tiberias. Saddled by trainer Wesley Giles, Valiant Tiberias completed the 440 yards in a quick :20.907 ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 29, 2019—Even after a stutter step start under jockey Mark Jasso, Moonflash Deluxe broke his maiden with a half-length win over Bringin It On in the $14,700 Mike Hastings Memorial Stakes (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Conditioned by Heraclio Botello, Moonflash Deluxe completed the 350 yards in ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 28, 2019—Clearly the best, Pirate Coves Hero defeated Dashing Katt by 1-½ lengths Saturday afternoon to win the $12,700 Turf Paradise Quarter Horse Championship (not black type) at Turf Paradise. Streakin Pr finished a neck back in third. Coming off a fourth-place effort in the Grade 1 AQHA Bank Of America Challenge Championship at Albuquerque in his last start, Pirate Coves Hero completed the 440 yards in :21.748 seconds, to equal 98 speed index into a 19 mph crosswind. Emilio Tapia had the riding call for trainer Jesus Olivas. Pirate Coves Hero races for ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 28, 2019—The 2019-2020 racing season at Los Alamitos Race Course continued on Saturday evening with young rider Mark Jasso picking up his first ever win here and trainer Hector Magallanes continuing to build on his local resume. Here are a few quick notes on night two of the Los Alamitos season. Mark Jasso, an ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 27, 2019—The 2019-2020 racing season at Los Alamitos Race Course kicked off on Friday evening with a great debut from new track announce Michael Wrona and several notable performances on the track. Here are a few quick notes on the first of 150 racing nights to be held at Los Alamitos during this new season. Right off the bat, jockey Francisco Orduña Rojas made this opening night a memorable one, as he swept the ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 23, 2019—Under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, Whiskeys Quicker led wire-to-wire, getting her neck in front of Coronas Bar in the $9,750 Dashing All The Way Stakes (not black type) Monday afternoon at Turf Paradise Racetrack. Ima Special Reb was a nose back in the blanket finish to get third. The 3-year-old Arizona-Bred daughter of multiple stakes sire Jesse James Jr completed the 100 yards in :06.536 seconds to equal an 89 speed index. It was the fourth win in six starts this year for Whiskeys Quicker. Bred-and-trained by Matthew Fales, Whiskeys Quicker races for owner's ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 22, 2019—Fastest Qualifier One Famous Icon returned on Sunday to defeat Cartel Rocks by three-quarters in the $35,200 AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Derby, setting a new 400 yard track record Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Under jockey Mark Jasso, One Famous Icon took the lead at the break then held well to ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 22, 2019—Fastest qualifier Desert Scorpion drifted out under jockey Hizain Camacho and was disqualified from first to eighth after defeating Jess Remember Me by a heck in the $11,000 Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Jess Remember Me broke a bit awkward, from the ninth post ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 15, 2019—Let's go to Ed Burgart for the call: "And away they go in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. And Cartel Jess Rockin came out running strongly and Cattail Cove is also right there. Now Nomadic is trying to rally on and from down along the inside is Flokie. But Cattail Cove is going to trying to pull an upset. Nomadic… but here's Cartel Jess Rockin running huge! Cartel Jess Rockin with Ron ...



CYPRESS, CA—DECEMBER 15, 2019—Favorite Cartel's 2-year-olds not only took the top four spots in the $1.9 million Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity(G1) Sunday night, they were also the top seven finishers in the $30,000 Los Alamitos Juvenile Invitational. The leading 2-year-old sire of Money Earners for 2019, Favorite Cartel has sired 13 freshmen stakes winners, and earnings of $4,283,595 this year. He is also the #1 Leading Sire of Stakes winners in 2019 with 21 and the #2 Leading Sire of Money Earners with nearly $7.6 million. Ronald ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 15, 2019—My Favorite Candy, under jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, held well while getting crowded by Wr Jokers Wild to win the $40,945 AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Futurity by a neck Sunday at Turf Paradise. Conditioned by trainer Antonio Soto, My Favorite Candy completed the 400 yards in :19.828 seconds, equaling a 90-speed index. It was the second futurity win for the son of leading 2-year-old sire Favorite Cartel and the $20,473 winners' purse doubled his bankroll to $40,311. Racing for owner ABA Quarter Horses, LLC the bay gelding has compiled a (9) 2-3-2 record ...



CYPRESS, CA—DECEMBER 15, 2019—Duck Dash N Go, a 5-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Coronas Fast Dash, held off Rite Quick as the post-time favorite Sunday night, winning the $15,000 Super Sound Charge Handicap by a neck. Armando Cervantes rode the bay mare over the 300 yards in a quick :15.240 clocking, equaling a 101 speed index. ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 15, 2019—California-bred Bouse recovered from an awkward start to keep his record a perfect 3-for-3 on Sunday while defeating Thats Whats Up by three-quarters in the $6,900 Rocky Jones Stakes (not black type) for 2-year-olds at Turf Paradise Sunday. Ridden by jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr., Bouse completed the 400 yards ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 15, 2019— Ed Allred's year of milestones culminated with his first solo win in the Champion of Champions of his Hall of Fame career, as his millionaire homebred He Looks Hot defeated an all-star field of Quarter Horses to win the 47th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Vinnie Bednar for trainer Scott Willoughby, He Looks Hot stumbled at the start but was flawless the rest of the way from there. Starting from post number nine, He Looks Hot went on to a half-length victory over Kelly Perez's Mi Amor Secreto in the Champion of Champions. A son of ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 14, 2019—Evangeline Downs was long-shot central on Saturday night as each of the four stakes races on the program were won by horses sent off at odds of no less than 12-1. Kiss My Whuut, winner of the $295,890 Evangeline Downs Futurity, won that race at that price with a gate-to-wire victory. He finished the 400-yard distance in a time of :19.653 seconds over the fast track, which equaled a speed index of 96. Kiss My Whuut broke right on top under rider Juan Garcia, Jr. and never looked back, finishing ¾-lengths ahead of Mr. Tereso, who had tried to challenge early, but could just not challenge the winner. ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 14, 2019—Follow My Wagon was seemingly dismissed by the betting public in the $135,500 Evangeline Downs Derby Saturday night, as he was sent off at odds of 26-1. However, that didn’t matter to the colt as he won in a five-horse photo finish under veteran rider John Hamilton. Follow My Wagon covered the 400-yard ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—DECEMBER 14, 2019—At 19-1 odds, Lightemupwithcharm put in a game effort under jockey Luis Vivanco to get his head in front of post-time favorite Dlj Imma B Famous in the $100,000 restricted Grade 2 Louisiana Champions Day QH Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course Saturday. The multiple graded stakes winning son of ...