LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Newly crowned AQHA Racing World Champion He Looks Hot will make his 2020 debut when he headlines a star-studded cast of older horses in the trials to the Grade 1, $159,550 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Sunday night. Nineteen horses will compete in the 400-yard trials with the horses with the 10 fastest times returning for the final on Sunday, February 9. The Brad McKinzie is the first race of the year that offers a provisional berth ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 15, 2020—Ron Hartley’s Cartel Jess Rockin, the 2019 AQHA champion 2-year-old filly, and Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity winner Runforyourlife, who races for the newly named championship connections of AQHA Champion owner Rosenthal Ranch and AQHA champion trainer Christopher O’Dell, are among the 31 top sophomores racing in Saturday’s trials to the Grade 1, $190,550 Los Alamitos Winter Derby. Cartel Jess ...



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OGDEN, UT—JANUARY 17, 2020—This Saturday, chariot racing action continues with the Golden Spike Championship, sponsored by StallioneSearch.com.

Chariot racing in Ogden is held at the Golden Spike Event Center at the Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden, Utah; also the home of more traditional Quarter Horse racing each spring during the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 15, 2020—Los Alamitos Race Course will feature a new earlier post time on Fridays effective immediately. First post on Friday, January 17 will be at 5 p.m. The first race on Fridays will now be held approximately 30 minutes after the final daytime California Thoroughbred race. The Early Pick Four will get started with the opening race of the card at 5 p.m. The Late Pick Four sequence will consist of the ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 14, 2020—There will be plenty of action on Saturday, January 18 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The card will include four trials for the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake followed by two divisions of the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes. Horsemen were so enthusiastic with nominations that David Heitzmann, Director of Racing at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, wrote a second stakes for accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds going ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 13, 2020—Los Alamitos Race Course will feature a new earlier post time on Fridays effective immediately. First post on Friday, January 17 will be at 5 p.m. The first race on Fridays will now be held approximately 30 minutes after the final daytime California Thoroughbred race. The Early Pick Four will get started with the opening race of the card at 5 p.m. The Late Pick Four sequence will consist of the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 10, 2020—Martha Wells’ Yanque will go after his third consecutive stakes victory at 550-yards when he faces five outstanding rivals in the $16,000 Barbra B Handicap. First post is 5:25 p.m. (PST). Yanque was too much for his rivals to handle in both the Scott Lewis Handicap on November 8 and the Paul Ford Handicap on December 1. He won both races by 1 1/2 and he did so in near wire-to-wire fashion. The 5-year-old gelding by Favorite Cartel has always shown a special finishing kick and the 550-yard distance has ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 10, 2020—J.R. Ramirez, one of the most successful jockeys in Quarter Horse racing history, is back riding at Los Alamitos and will pilot the Quarter Horse Up N Fly in the sixth race on Saturday night. Ramirez, who ranks 22nd all-time in Quarter Horse wins with 1,517 and 25th in earnings with over $21.4 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 7, 2020—Cat Daddys Lil Girl, a gray daughter of Big Daddy Cartel owned by Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez, will make her 4-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG1) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park.

Trained by Cynthia ...




BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 20, 2020—The 2020 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs got underway on January 4. Stakes action continues Saturday with distance specialists entered in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes. This will be the 14th running of the 870 yard stakes, with a compact, but competitive field of five entered. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHREVEPORT, LA—JANUARY 7, 2020—Gary Aber’s Desire Astoli will risk her three-race win streak in Saturday’s 870-yard, $15,000 Marathon Stakes at Louisiana Downs. A homebred 5-year-old daughter of Desirio trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Desire Astoli won all three of her races last year, including the 870-yard, $25,000 Faubourg St. John Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans in August. The mare drew post 4 and will be ridden by Donald Watson. The complete ...