GRANTS PASS, OR—JULY 6, 2020—Oregon-bred Louisiana Bunny held off Relentless Six to break her maiden with a nose win in the $60,000 Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass Downs Monday evening. It was 1-½ lengths back to Jess Ozzy who finished third. Ridden by jockey Luis Gonzalez, Louisiana Bunny completed the 350 yards in :17.764 seconds, equaling a 90 speed index. The winner's purse was valued at $24,000. Nick Lowe conditions the Oregon homebred daughter of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel for owner-breeder Lee Markholt. The brown filly, out of My Best Bunny Yet, by Best Advice, ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 6, 2020— Country Boy 123 powered home to retain his title in the 22nd running of the $59,600 Bradford Stakes at Indiana Grand Monday. Guided by L. D. "Danny" Martinez, the veteran gelding now has 23 career wins in 37 career starts and in excess of $386,000 for owner Ruth Barbour. Country Boy 123 was the last one ...



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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 5, 2020—The field is now set for the Rainbow Derby finals, and it came down to the final trial heat to get the fastest qualifier of the day. The filly Hotsempting showed the boys on the track how to get it done when she charged down the middle of the track and ran a lightning fast time of :21.281 in an impressive ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 3, 2020—Ed Allred's Chocolatito, a 4-year-old gelding with a tremendous closing kick, was fifth at the start of the Grade 1, $157,400 Vessels Maturity, but at that point he was only about ¾ lengths behind the early leader Jess Macho Corona in the 400-yard race on Sunday at Los Alamitos. For Chocolatito, being that close to the lead with so much race left provided him the perfect opportunity to display his outstanding finishing kick. The son of Favorite Cartel came through from there, as he finished powerfully from post number eight to defeat the talented Jess Macho ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 5, 2020—In the first ever trials for the 440 yard Rainbow Oaks, Bobby D. Cox's Ratification posted the top mark after an eye catching two length win in the third trial. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from four trials for 3-year-old fillies eligible for the 2020 Rainbow Derby who opted at time of entry to start in the ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 5, 2020—Making his first career start, A Rebels Secret ran a trouble free race to defeat Quik Return by half-a-length in the first of six trials Sunday for the $91,400 G.C.F.A. July Firecracker Futurity at Gillespie County Fair. His time of :17.640 seconds, a 98 speed index into a 5 mph headwind, stood the entire day ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 6, 2020—Ikes R Hero, under jockey Oscar Cervantes, battleU Double Sledge to the wire Sunday, posting a neck win and the fastest qualifying time for the 89 & Under (not black type) at Wyoming Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trials conducted for 3 & Up horses who had not run higher than an 89 speed index at ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 4, 2020—Delta Downs hosted one of the richest programs of its 2020 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night. The Independence Day card featured three stakes races including the $357,981 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2), the $151,255 Old South Futurity ( ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 4, 2020—With a solid rally under jockey Everado Rodriguez, Whatahistoric Moment prove he was the best by defeating Card One Starter by a neck in the $151,255 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs. When Eagles Fly was a neck off the leaders in blanket-finish to get third. Saddled by trainer Lanny Keith Whatahistoric Moment ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 4, 2020—On Day Two of Rainbow Futurity trials, as it was on Day One, the sixth race proved to be stacked with speed. Wryker, a Texas-bred gelding, blazed a 400-yard trail to the wire and clocked :19.524, the fastest qualifying time over the two days. Packsaddle Senator, the fifth-place finisher in the Ruidoso Futurity, ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 4, 2020—WRs Apolliticalivory is a diamond in the rough for Gwen and Randy Williams of La Center, Ky. The couple didn't have high hopes for the sophomore son of Apollitical Blood until he got to the track. Now, he's a six-figure winner with five wins in seven career starts. His latest win was a dominant outing in the $102,120 Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby Saturday, July 4 at Indiana Grand. WRs Apolliticalivory was impressive in his trial to qualify as the top contender for the final. Therefore, when he stepped onto the track for the final, he was the overwhelming favorite ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 4, 2020—In his first start this season, graded stakes winner Featuring Fast Jess held off a late charge by Gunsmoke B to win the $35,000 Develop A Plan Stakes(RG3) by a nose Saturday night at Delta Downs. Dlj Imma B Famous was a head off the leaders in a blanket-finish to get third. Ridden by jockey Noe Castaneda, Featuring ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 4, 2020—In a tight three-horse finish at the wire, longshot Hopey Chick emerged with a neck in front to win the $30,000 Selma Stakes at Retama on Saturday night.

Hopey Chick ($28.60) and jockey Raul Padilla Hernandez, Jr. finished the 350-yard race in 17.830 for a speed index of 91.

The Selma Stakes was Hopey Chick’s ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 4, 2020—Mpshinning and Nestor Duran flew home to take the $30,000 King Williams Stakes at Retama on Saturday night. After breaking in last place, Mpshinning made a late surge to win by a neck over the 2019 winner of the race, Krash Course.

The final time for the 350-yard event was 17.716; the winner earned a 94 speed ...



SELMA, TX – JULY 4, 2020 - Viva Le Don added another stakes win to his record with a strong performance in the $30,000 Tower of the Americas Stakes at Retama on Saturday night. Jose Vega guided Viva Le Don ($4.60)to victory in 27.092 for the 550-yard stake and earned a 108 speed index.

The 4-year-old Rock Solid Jess gelding is trained by ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 4, 2020—Trainer Tony Cunningham and Jockey L.D. (Daniel) Martinez polished off a great day in the Heartland Futurity Trials Saturday, July 4 during the all-Quarter Horse racing program. The duo recorded their fourth win on the card with Julias Dazzle, the quickest qualifier headed to the $50,000 final of the Heartland ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 4, 2020— The first all-Quarter Horse racing day for 2020 kicked off in a big way for the Anthony Cunningham Stable. The team sent out three winners in five trials, including the fastest of the day, Stone Lake. The top 10 qualifiers return for the $150,000 final set for Tuesday, July 21. Stone Lake, owned by ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 4, 2020—It's only appropriate that the fiery One Coldhearted Diva was the quickest qualifier Saturday, July 4 in the Jaguar Rocket Futurity Trials during the special all-Quarter Horse July 4 racing program. The sorrel freshman daughter of a leading sire One Fabulous Eagle ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 4, 2020—Making his first start of the year, Panchos First Kiss broke his maiden in the second of two trials Saturday for the $20,600 G.C.F.A. July Maiden Classic (not black type), at the Gillespie County Fairground, to post the top qualifying time. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Texas racetrack on ...



PLEASANTON, CA—JULY 4, 2020—In his first start this year, Buccaneer Baby pushed clear of stablemate Walk It Man to win the $8,000 Jack Robinson Handicap (not black type) on Saturday at Pleasanton Racecourse. Under jockey Leonel Camacho-Flores, Buccaneer Baby completed 350 yards in :17.976 seconds, equaling a 96 speed index. It was the ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 4, 2020—Live Moonshine scored his second consecutive stakes win on Saturday by defeating A Streakin Apple by half-a-length in the $9,500 Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes(G1) at Fair Meadows in Tulsa. Ridden by jockey Bonifacio Quiroz, Live Moonshine completed the 350 yards in :17.700 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index into an ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 3, 2020—Delta Downs began an exciting weekend of American Quarter Horse racing on Friday night by hosting three rich stakes races. The featured event on the night was the $329,410 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2). The undercard included the $98,150 Old South Derby (see related story) and the $50,000 Vinton Stakes (see related story). The Lassie Futurity was won by Patrick Richardson’s Sheza Freighttrain T under jockey Rolando Pina. The Eric Long trainee defeated One Sweet Filly by a head with race favorite and ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 3, 2020—Mr Tereso broke in under jockey Luis Vivanco before prevailing over Hit Or Miss Kiss by a head in the $98,150 Old South Derby Friday night at Delta Downs. Love The Way You Fly finished a head back in a blanket-finish to get third. Trainer Fernando Lopez trains the Texas homebred for owner-breeder Jose Oviedo. Mr Tereso completed the 350 yards in :17.462 seconds, over a "sloppy sealed" racetrack to equal a 93 speed index. The son of Man Who Whouldbe King from the Behold A Beduino mare My Cold Corona earned $49,075. Second in the Evangeline Downs Futurity last year, Mr Tereso has compiled a (10) 7-1-1 ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 3, 2020—Lifeinthefastlanes dueled early but was way the best late when she defeated Swamp Eagle by three-quarters to get her first career stakes win in the $50,000 Vinton Stakes Friday night at Delta Downs. Under jockey David Alvarez, Lifeinthefastlanes completed the 400 yards in :19.301 seconds over a "sloppy sealed" racing surface to register a 104 speed index. It was the second consecutive win this season and fourth win in six starts for the daughter of multiple stake sire Jess Louisiana Blue. The $30,000 winners' purse boosted the brown filly's earnings mark to $118,393. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 3, 2020—Albert Rosiles' Rite Quick, the track record holder at 110 yards, showed that he's got enough of high octane to defeat top horses at 300 yards after scoring a half-length victory in the Grade 3, $25,000 Independence Day Handicap on Friday night at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Erasmo Gasca for trainer Yanet ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 3, 2020—The first day of trials for the GI $1 Million Rainbow Futurity, the second leg of the Quarter Horse Triple Crown, started off with a bang and did not disappoint. Ruidoso Futurity winner, Cyber Monday, ran in the first heat and blazed the 400-yards with a full head of steam, crossing the wire in :19.838. This ...



ALTOONA, IA–JULY 3, 2020–Dickey Bob earned his first stakes win of the year and the seventh of his career in the $15,000 Prairie Dash Stakes to open the Friday afternoon card at Prairie Meadows.

Dickey Bob ($8.00) and Berkley Packer covered the 250-yard distance in 12.997 to earn a 108 speed index. The pair broke well and maintained their speed to win by a neck over Mansory and Brett Birzer in second place. Both top two finishers were trained by Jason Olmstead.

The stakes win pushed the accomplished gelding’s career earnings to $216,729. He has 14 wins in 27 career starts; his multiple stakes wins include the Minnesota ...



EDMONTON, AB—JULY 3, 2020—The Friday night card at Century Mile began with the $9,300 Alberta Stallion Stakes Maturity (not black-type); Ima Running First made quick work of the field and won by a half-length as the post-time favorite.

The final time for the 300-yard event was 16.327; the winner earned a 61 speed index.

Ima Runnin ...



ALTOONA, IA—JULY 3, 2020—Two trials at Prairie Meadows on Friday afternoon determined the field for the upcoming $75,555 Hawkeye Futurity, led by fastest qualifier Appollitical Hawkeye. The final will be held on July 24.

The appropriately named fastest qualifier posted a time of 16.995 for 330 yards and earned a 90 speed index as he won ...