SHELBYVILLE, IN—MAY 14, 2021—The 2021 stakes season for Quarter Horse racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino gets underway Monday (May 17) with three trials of the Harley Greene Derby. The trials, slated as races 9 thru11 running at 350 yards, will set up the $75,000 Greene Final which will be held on the first all-Quarter Horse racing day of 2021 on Saturday, June 5. Kicking off the first trial of the Greene Derby is ZZ Stones Ablazing from the Tony Cunningham Stable. The sophomore son of Brimmstone will be making his first start ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 14, 2021—Trainer Jaime Gomez will look to extend his stakes record for wins in the Grade 2, $297,900 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity at 300 yards when he saddles three solid contenders in the 67th running of this race Sunday at Los Alamitos. Gomez will send out Southern Best, Docs Fast Lane and FG Jess Seis, all three winners during the night of the trials three weeks ago. Gomez has said that finding precocious Quarter Horses in the mental aspects of racing is a big key, but his young pupils have shown to have ...



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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 14, 2021—Nine of the toughest Paints and Appaloosas line up Friday night to determine which star of that genre is the true superstar as Remington Park runs the 16th edition of the Grade 1, $30,000 Mister Lewie Memorial Stakes. The nine horses have combined for 31 wins at Remington Park, so this should be a firecracker ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 14, 2021—Manuel Alvarez’s Gotta Corona Jess, who was ridden to victory by the returning Jesus Rios Ayala in her last start, will look to make it two wins in a row when she joins a group of 3-year-olds in the featured 330-yard, $13,200 allowance on Friday. The filly by leading sire ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRANTS PASS, OR—MAY 13, 2021—Chris Sutton’s CM Boom Shakalaka, a son of champion Carters Cartel trained by Nick Lowe, will make his 6-year-old season debut in Monday’s 350-yard, $15,000-added Mail Tribune Handicap at Grants Pass Downs. CM Boom Shakalaka is coming off of a ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SOUTH JORDAN, UT—MAY 13, 2021—CB Stables’ B The One, an undefeated stakes-winning son of Five Bar Cartel, is one of 44 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 330-yard Beehive Futurity (R) trials at Laurel Brown Racetrack near Salt Lake City. B The One has earned $44,022 from two ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 11, 2021—It might be hard to top last weekend at Sam Houston Race Park when they hosted 22 trials for the $732,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). That final, set for Friday, May 28, will be tremendously exciting, but racing fans can look forward to an excellent card this Friday night featuring five stakes races. Post time will ...



FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 11, 2021—Girl With A Plan, a graded stakes winning 4-year-old daughter of Big Daddy Cartel owned by Pedro Zubiate, will look to get back on the winning track in Sunday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-breds at SunRay Park. Girl With A Plan is coming ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—MAY 10, 2021—San Lorenzo, a bay son of Coronas Leaving You and the second-fastest qualifier, is one of 10 sophomores entered back in Friday’s 350-yard, $332,900 Sam Houston Derby (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park. San Lorenzo made his season debut with a clear 2 1/4-length victory in the last of 10 Sam Houston Derby trials on April 24. The Louisiana-bred colt has earned $1,002,340 from seven outs, and his five wins include last year’s 350-yard, $1.026-million Lee ...



POCATELLO, ID—MAY 8, 2020—Trials for the second annual Crush The Curve Futurity will be contested today (May 8) at Pocatello Downs. First post for the 8-Race card will get under way at 1 pm. (MDT). The Crush The Curve trials will be contested as races 2 thru 7 at a distance of 300 yards. The 35 participating 2-year-olds will vie for one of the 10 qualifying spots into the $44,050 final to be run back on Saturday, May 22nd. Nearly all 35 entries will be making their career debut in the trials, however in the third trial (Race 4), leading trainer Riley Moosman will send out Better ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 8, 2021—The top three finishers from the April 11 New Moon Handicap will reunite for the running of the Grade 2, $45,000 Miss Princess Handicap for distaffers on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ed Allred’s Wambui was impressive in winning the New Moon, beating her rivals by a neck in that race and now returns as the top ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 6, 2021—Instygator, a multiple graded stakes placed son of Ivory James owned by Barboza Racing Corp., will make his sophomore season debut in Sunday’s 400-yard Heritage Place Derby (G2) trials at Remington Park. Instygator is one of 56 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s trials. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the six heats will meet in the $333,010 Heritage Place Derby final on May 29. Instygator is coming off of a juvenile campaign during which the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 6, 2021—Haras Portofino’s Teller Jazz Mrl, who set a 110-yard track record in her last start, will looks to fly again when she leads a lineup of 10 sophomore fillies in the $30,000 La Pacifica Handicap at 350 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Ramon Sanchez for trainer Paul Jones, Teller Jazz Mrl ran a perfect dash when setting the new mark back on March 26. The filly by Teller Cartel ended up winning the 110-yard race by a half-length, a huge margin ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—MAY 5, 2021—Lifeinthefastlanes, a 4-year-old daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue and a winner of all six of her starts during her sophomore campaign, will make her season debut in Tuesday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Open Me A Corona Stakes (RG2) for state-breds at Delta Downs. Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. for owners Jason Richards and Michael J. LeBlanc, ...