LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 23, 2021—A pair of trials to the Grade 2, $197,700 Golden State Derby headline the nine-race card on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The racing action will begin shortly after the final race at Del Mar. The horses with the 10 fastest clockings will advance to the 400-yard final to be held on Sunday, August 15. Julianna Hawn Holt, one of the nation’s top owners and breeders, will have two outstanding fillies in each of the trials with Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and Los Alamitos Oaks winner Apollitical Patty racing in trial two and Oklahoma Futurity(G2) winner Aint She Tempting competing in the opening heat. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI EVANSTON, WY—JULY 23, 2021—Ten state-bred 2-year-olds, headed by morning-line favorite VVR Workin Man, are entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $70,550 Ron Cook Wyoming-Bred Futurity (R) at Wyoming Downs. A bay son of the Corona Cartel stallion Whata Corona Runner trained by Diana Garfias for owner Biby Garfias, VVR Workin Man has earned $13,080 from four starts, and his record includes a second-place finish, a head behind winner Hes R Dynasty, in the 300-yard, $58,000 Wyoming-Bred Futurity (R) at Energy Downs. VVR Workin Man drew post 10 and will be ridden by David Jimenez. Trainer Jesse Villegas will send out two finalists, including fastest qualifier Eyesa Special ...



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BISMARK, ND—JULY 23, 2021— Gold Medal Solider has been set as the7-5 morning-line favorite for the $23,770 NDQHRA Quarter Horse Futurity on Saturday at North Dakota Horse Park. The 350yard race for North Dakota-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses will run as the final event on Saturday's 8-race card at the Bismark racetrack. The son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 23, 2021—State-bred Quarter Horses will be showcased on July 31 & August 1 during California Breeders Champions Night Weekend. The two-night extravaganza will be headed by the running of the Governor’s Cup Futurity on Saturday night and the Governor’s Cup Derby on Sunday night. This will be the 22nd edition of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TULSA OK—JULY 21, 2021—Three Quarter Horse stakes, topped by the 350-yard, $231,340 Speedhorse Futurity (G3), are scheduled on Saturday’s 12-race program at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. Docs Dusty Cartel, a homebred son of Coronado Cartel owned by Dusty Rose Ranch LLC, will risk ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 20, 2021—Jess Savin Candy, a son of the Good Reason SA stallion Jess Good Candy racing for Dutch Masters III, will continue his quest for the All American Triple Crown in Sunday’s 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 20, 2021—Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will be featuring all types of action on the track Saturday (July 24) for the third All-Quarter Horse racing day of 2021. Action gets underway at 10 a.m. (EDT) with four stakes on the nine-race card. The day includes Exotic Animal Racing featuring zebras, camels and ostriches during ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 20, 2021—Grade 1 winners Powerful Favorite and Perrys Double Down are among the eight aged sprinters entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $40,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (G2) at Ruidoso Downs. Powerful Favorite made his local debut with a wire-to-wire, three-quarter length victory in a 350-yard, $19,400 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 19, 2021—Empressum, a Grade 1-winning son of world champion Apollitical Jess racing for Jeff D. Jones and Steve A. Holt, is the morning-line even-money favorite for Saturday’s 440-yard, $678,253 Rainbow Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. One of four ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 19, 2021—Reigning world champion Whistle Stop Cafe heads a field of 10 sophomore fillies entered back in Saturday’s 440-yard, $374,363 Rainbow Oaks at Ruidoso Downs. A gray daughter of Freighttrain B and a $42,000 purchase at the 2019 Heritage Place ...



AJAX, ONT—JULY 19, 2021—it's the big 'Boy' against the diminutive girl in the second leg of the QROOI Sprint Series at Ajax Downs on Wednesday (Jul 21). Three-time Horse of the Year Country Boy 123 returns to his home track after missing by a nose in the $59,000 Bradford Stakes at Indiana Grand on July 8 and meets up with the fast, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JULY 17, 2021—Lucky Dice, a multiple graded stakes placed son of One Sweet Jess racing for J & J Stone Co. Inc., is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Tuesday’s 350-yard, $296,745 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs. A $13,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, Lucky Dice has earned $172,977 from four starts in Texas and Louisiana. The sorrel colt’s early season record includes a second-place finish in the 300-yard, $302,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs in March, and a third-place run in the 330-yard, $732,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on May 28. Lucky Dice drew post 8 and will be ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI EVANSTON, WY—JULY 15, 2021—Shiza Queen, a multiple stakes winning Maknmoves filly owned by Pedro Mena, is one of 39 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard K.C. Carden Wyoming-Bred Derby (R) trials at Wyoming Downs. Shiza Queen has earned $15,462 from three races this season, and her two wins include a three-quarter length victory in the 350-yard, $35,000 Wyoming-Bred Derby (R) at Energy Downs on June 26. All told, the homebred filly has won four of ...