BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM--APRIL 15, 2024--FDD Cloud, a 4-year-old son of FDD Going Grand racing for Aurelio Juarez, is one of a dozen aged runners entered in Friday's 400-yard, $75,000 La Plata Stakes at SunRay Park. FDD Cloud brings in a two-race win streak that includes a victory in the 400-yard, $100,000 Lovington Stakes (G2) at Zia Park on December 17. Omar Vargas trains the sorrel gelding. FDD Cloud drew post 10 and will be ridden by Alfredo Sigala. Other contenders include Whiskey Creek, a 4-year-old gelded son of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Lonnie Vaughn for owner Rancho AA LLC. Whiskey Creek is coming off of a sixth-place finish in a 400-yard West Texas Maturity (G3) trial on March 10. However, the gelding earned $530,478 from seven races during his 3-year-old season, and he scored an upset victory at odds of 26-1 in American Quarter Horse racing's ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–APRIL 15—Los Alamitos will host its first set of futurity trials of the season on Sunday night, April 21 when somewhere around 60 juveniles are expected to compete for a spot in the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity. ...



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LOS ALAMITOS, CA–APRIL 12, 2024–A talented group of juveniles headed by a pair of siblings to AQHA World Champions Empressum and Danjer will make their respective racing debuts in what should be a showdown of speed in the seventh race ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–APRIL 11, 2024–Alliekat Dynasty, a multiple graded stakes winning daughter of champion FDD Dynasty, is one of 38 Oklahoma-bred sophomore fillies entered in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–APRIL 11, 2024CD Horses Inc’s Angel Soul, a finalist to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby and third-place finisher in the $50,000 Los ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–APRIL 12, 2024–A talented group of juveniles headed by a pair of siblings to AQHA World Champions Empressum and Danjer will make their respective racing debuts in what should be a showdown of speed in the seventh race on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

These youngsters will be led by Jeff Jones and Steve Holt’s royally bred colt Assaultt, a son of Flying Cowboy 123 and out of the tremendous broodmare Crazy Down Corona, a breeding which makes him a half-brother to Empressum and fellow AQHA champion Hes Judgeandjury. Empressum was named World Champion in 2022 after a campaign highlighted by his victory in the Champion of Champions, while Hes Judgeandjury was the nation’s top 2-year-old colt in 2022 after a season headed by a ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–APRIL 11, 2023–Graded stakes winners RJ Having Fun and Cardiac Cowboy lead a group of 36 Oklahoma-bred sophomores entered in Saturday's 400-yard Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby (RG1) trials at Remington Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday's four heats will meet in the $150,000-est. final on April 27. RJ Having Fun has earned $263,738 from seven races, and he ended his ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–APRIL 11, 2024–P & J Racing Ltd’s AJ Born Runnin and Parsons Ranch’s Tena Rena, who won stakes races in the distaff division on the same night on February 24 will now head the running of the $40,000 Virginia Hyland ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM–APRIL 10, 2024–A dozen state-bred sophomores are entered in Friday's opening-day feature at SunRay Park, the 400-yard, $70,000 New Mexico Breeders' Stakes (RG3). Miss Baby Cartel, the 9-2 morning-line favorite, is a gray daughter of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Eric Valenzuela for owners Felix Rodriguez and Sergio Holguin. The filly has earned ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–APRIL 9, 2024–A total of 189 Oklahoma-bred juveniles, led by Grade 2 finalist Billie Blues Girl, are entered in this week's 330-yard Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity (RG1) trials at Remington Park. Twenty-two heats will be run, 11 on Thursday and 11 on Friday. First post time both nights is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). The five fastest qualifiers from each night will meet in the April 27, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ–APRIL 8, 2024–Seventeen state-bred 3-year-olds, led by stakes winner Higher Heat, are entered in Thursday's 350-yard Arizona QRA Derby (R) trials at Turf Paradise. Higher Heat is a homebred son of the A Regal Choice stallion Heat Warning racing for Ralph and Carolyn Fales and trained by their ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–APRIL 7, 2024CD Horses Inc’s Angel Soul, a finalist to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby and third place finisher in the $50,000 Los Alamitos Juvenile Invitational, will headline the running of the $12,900 allowance feature for sophomore fillies here on Sunday night.                                         

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–APRIL 45 2024–Regina Laymon's Hooked N Gone, a homebred 4-year-old son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Eddie D. Willis, will make his season debut in Saturday's 350-yard, $68,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (RG2) for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park. Hooked N Gone will be making his first start since December 9, when he ran eighth, two lengths behind winner Flash Bak, in American Quarter Horse racing's richest race for older runners, the 440-yard, $750,000 Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos. The ...