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 (see related story) and the $35,000 Develop A Plan Stakessee related story). The Laddie Futurity was won in smashing style by Rogelio Marquez’s Sir Louisiana Dash, who defeated Ought to Go ...



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 ...



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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—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—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 - 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 Jose Oviedo 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 record ...



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 ...



AURORA, CO–JULY 1, 2020–Favorite Rock broke on top and maintained his lead to win the $93,880 Rocky Mountain Derby at Arapahoe on Wednesday evening, holding off Budderlicous to win by a nose at the wire.

Favorite Rock ($12.80) and Alejandro Luna completed the 350-yard stake in 17.763 and earned a 91 speed index for trainer Jose Barron ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 1, 2020—Entrepenewer, under jockey Jose Meza, finished best Wednesday afternoon while breaking his maiden in a neck win over Kb Apollitical Trump in the $73,500 Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park. Selling for $13,000 as a short-yearling at the 2019 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale, Entrepenewer gave owner Edwin ...



AJAX, ONT—JULY 1, 2020—With a great show of grit, 2019 Horse of the Year Had To Be Ivory won the 8th running of the $23,425(US) Picov Maturity on an exciting Canada Day of Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs. While there wasn't the huge crowd that annually visit Ajax Downs on this country's birthday due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping ...



AURORA, CO—JUNE 30, 2020—Jess Un Sies Mas gained ground to narrowly take the $15,000 Dolls Prodigy Stakes at Arapahoe on Tuesday afternoon.

Alejandro Luna guided Jess Un Sies Mas ($6.00) to victory in the 350-yard race in :17.799 and earned a 90 speed index.

The 4-year-old gelding is a Colorado homebred for Hugo Barron-Sierra and is trained by Jose Barron.

The stakes win was the first race of 2020 for Jess Un Sies Mas. The multiple stakes winner won the Rocky Mountain Derby and Lucille Rowe Derby and qualified for the Mile High Derby, all at Arapahoe last summer. He has seven wins in 13 career starts and has amassed ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—JUNE 30, 2020—The post-time favorite delivered a slam dunk performance in the $14,100 Mail Tribune Handicap (not black-type) at Grants Pass on Tuesday evening as Cm Boom Shakalaka and jockey Luis Gonzales won gate to wire in an easy victory.

The final time for the 350-yard event was 17.325; the winner earned a 104 speed ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 28, 2020—La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC and MRB Racing LLC's Up And Coming scored his second stakes victory of the year after outfinishing Juan Ramos Dorantes' John Carter Cash in the $25,000 Vandy's Flash Handicap for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O'Dell, Up And Coming had a clean break from post number six and just wore down his rivals in route to a neck victory in the 400-yard dash. The Kiddy Up gelding covered the distance in :19.831 while adding the Vandy's Flash to his come-from-behind victory in the James Smith Handicap on April 5. Up And Coming also ...