BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TUCSON, ARIZONA--February 3, 2023--Stakes winners Gemologist and The Rev Rocker are among the 26 sophomores entered in Sunday's 300-yard Rillito Derby trials at Rillito Park. A $9,000 yearling purchase at the 2021 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Gemologist is a son of Jess A Chicks trained by Eloy Navarro for owner Jose Aguilar Mendoza. The bay gelding ...



LOS ALAMITOS' CA—FEBRUARY 2, 2023— Link Newcomb’s Cattail Cove, the 2022 Moonist Award winner, kicks off his 2023 campaign when he takes on a strong group of accomplished runners in the $20,000 Flight 109 Stakes on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

First post for the 10-race program is 6 p.m. with the Flight 109 set as the ...



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SUNLAND PARK, NM-–FEBRUARY1, 2023–Quarter Horse Freedom Flash and Thoroughbred Hollywood Henry, a pair of multiple stakes winners, will each make their next starts in Saturday’s 870-yard, $100,000 Starr Western Wear Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. A homebred 7-year-old son of champion First Moonflash trained by Todd Fincher for ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM-–JANUARY 31, 2023–Forty-nine 3-year-olds, headed by All American Futurity (G1) finalist Doing Something Good, are entered in Saturday's 400-yard West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park. A $110,000 purchase at the 2021 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Doing Something Good is a son of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Fred Danley for owner J & SM Inc. of Fort Stockton, Texas. The bay gelding has earned $261,201 from eight races, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 28, 2023— Steve Holt and Jeff Jones’ homebred Empressum, the recently named AQHAWorld Champion, will make his first start since his victory in the 50th running of the Grade 1 Champion of Champions when he headlines a powerful and compact cast of older sprinters in the trials to the Grade 1, $144,950 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 26, 2023—Five Livestock Company LLC and Steve Wright’s Chicks First Flash, the winner of the Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity, will be joined by Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity finalists Hay Shaker and Good Wagon SA to headline a great cast of 25 sophomores in the trials to the Grade 1, $183,350 Los Alamitos Winter Derby  on Saturday night.  ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 26, 2023—Flash Divine, a homebred son of champion First Moonflash and the fastest qualifier, drew post 7 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $237,706 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park.

Trained by Wes Giles for owners Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez, Flash ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ–JANUARY 24, 2023–Wildroses101 will put his winning streak on the line in Saturday's 300-yard, $30,000 Allred Brothers Stakes at Turf Paradise. A 5-year-old son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion JA Jess Perfect trained by Ricardo Saldana for owner ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 11, 2023— Mi Moonflash, a multiple stakes winner during her 2022 campaign, will make her 6-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park.

Trained by Todd Fincher for owners Pierre Amestoy, Leslie Amestoy, and Roger K. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 6, 2023–Multiple stakes finalist Mornings With Maria, one of the feel good stories of the 2022 racing season at Los Alamitos, will headline a solid group of sophomore fillies in the featured sixth race, a $14,300 allowance event on a big Saturday night card at Los Alamitos that will also feature a Pick 6 carryover of $56,409.

The nine-race program will start at 6 p.m. with the Pick 6 sequence beginning in race four.  With ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ–JANUARY 5, 2023–From Above, a 4-year-old son of Kiddy Up and the morning-line favorite, drew post 3 for Monday's 870-yard, $25,000 Turf Paradise 870 Championship Stakes at Turf Paradise. Trained by Jesus Olivas-Valenzuela for owner Pedro Espinoza and the lone Quarter Horse in the field, From Above is coming ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 4, 2023— Rex Wells’ Bigg Dee, a multiple stakes winning son of Big Daddy Cartel, will make his 5-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Red Or Green Stakes (RG1) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park.

Trained by James J. Gonzales III, Bigg Dee is coming off of ...