OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 8, 2021—LS Jacks Back looked like a prohibitive favorite for the Grade 1 $1,244,980 Heritage Place Futurity when he was the fastest qualifier Friday night (see related story), but in Saturday’s trials, Political Rose bloomed magnificently to make the finals competitive. The lucrative Heritage Place Futurity will be contested as the headline event on the final evening of the Remington Park season, Saturday, May 29. LS Jacks Back won his trial with a 16mph headwind in :17.861 on Friday while Political Rose caught the attention Saturday with a time of :17.951 while racing into a 20mph headwind. LS Jacks Back won by three lengths in his 350-yard trial ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 8, 2021—The field is set for the richest running of the $732,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). Five exceptional juveniles clinched their berths on Friday (May 7) (see related story) and the remaining five were determined tonight (May 8) in 11 exciting 330-yard trials on the ...



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POCATELLO, ID—MAY 8, 2021—The 2021 meet at Pocatello kicked off on Saturday with six trials to the $44,050 Crush the Curve Futurity. The 300-yard final will be held on May 22.

A duel in the third trial produced the top two fastest qualifiers as Radar held off Better Believe Her by a neck in the fast race. Radar, with Eric Ayala up, ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 7, 2021—The buzz on the Remington Park backside had been building about LS Jacks Back since mid-March. Seven weeks later, the big brown gelding proved it was more than just rumor as he was the fastest qualifier Friday for the Heritage Place Futurity final. Word had gotten around the stable area that this horse, trained by John Stinebaugh, could fly after he won the fastest training race of the day at Retama Park near San Antonio on March 16. The 2-year-old gelding by leading sire Corona Cartel out of the Desirio mare PJ Chick in Black, had a lightning quick time ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 24, 2021—A very impressive group of juveniles competed in 11 trials on Friday for one of five berths up for grabs on the first of two nights of trials for the $732,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). The third trial of the card produced the fastest qualifier when Apollitical Crystal delivered a tremendous maiden-breaking ...



FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 7, 2021—The second set of trials at SunRay Park on Friday determined the field for the $40,000-added Four Corners Futurity to be held on May 23.

La Cuchara set the fastest time in two 350-yard trials with 17.625. The filly was an impressive winner by nearly two lengths and earned a 95 speed index under jockey Adrian Ramos.

La Cuchara ($3.00) is undefeated in three career starts. She won the AQRA Turf Paradise Open Spring Futurity on April 28 as well as her trial three weeks earlier. With three career wins, La Cuchara has $48,378 in earnings to date. ...



FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 7, 2021—Friday’s card at SunRay Park included two sets of futurity trials, starting with four trials for the $60,000-added New Mexico Breeders Futurity (RG3). The 350-yard final for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds will be held on May 23.

Fastest qualifier Dashin Approach won the second trial in 17.485 as the post-time ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 6, 2021— It had been a tough first half of the Remington Park meet for the barn of trainer Michelle Hurdle. Then the barn came alive three weeks ago and hasn’t cooled down since. Those gossiping about the slow start should not have poked the bear. Charlies Fury won his second feature race in a row since April 17, taking the Grade 2, $55,680 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes that night and then the allowance-optional claiming $50,000 race Thursday night. After Charlies Fury won the Bob Moore Memorial Stakes, his stablemate and half-brother Jess My Hocks kept the barn en fuego by giving Hurdle her first Grade 1 win in ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 4, 2021—El Painted Eagle, a gelding trained by Health Taylor and ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo, had the fastest time after two days of schooling races completed at Ruidoso Downs Race Track today. El Painted Eagle, who ran the 300 yards in :15.648, is owned by Jose Luis Ozona and is by One Dashing Eagle out of Royally Painted by Pyc Paint Your Wagon. "It was a last-minute decision to put him in the training races because the gelding had just gotten over a cold, and we only brought him to town on Sunday. We jogged him over the ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 3, 2021—Jess Dream Of Me, the sorrel filly out of Clint Crawford’s barn posted the fastest time of :15.649 on the first day of training races at Ruidoso Downs today. Crawford-trained horses hit the wire first in four of the day’s training races run at 300 yards. Jess Dream Of Me, a $100,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, is owned by Raymond Merrill and Greg Cullum and is by leading sire Apollitical Jess out of stakes winner Valiant Jess by Valiant Hero. The second dam is the AQHA Dam of Distinction Jess Sass Me, dam of two champions and nine black type. "We had her entered in a maiden special weight race ...



FARMINGTON, NM—APRIL 25, 2021—Getting his first stakes win, Mias Irish Dynasty upset a strong field at odds of 42-1 in the $36,100 La Plata Stakes at SunRay Park. Under jockey Jimmy Coates the gelding defeated second post time favorite Putinical by neck in a blanket finish that saw the top six horses finishing a neck off each other. ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 2, 2021—Trainer Clint Crawford’s barn was red hot Sunday night at Remington Park, making four trips to the winner’s circle, including after the featured allowance race with Jess Good Enough. The four wins put him into a tie for first place in the trainers’ standings with defending champion Eddie D. Willis. Jess Good ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 1, 2021—Trainer Michelle Hurdle was a two-time stakes winner prior to Saturday, but when Jess My Hocks won the $104,800 Leo Stakes, she became a Grade 1 stakes-winning trainer for the first time. Hurdle has been stepping up the stakes ladder this whole meet at Remington Park, becoming a Grade 2 stakes-winning conditioner for the first time when Charlies Fury won the Bob Moore Memorial Stakes on April 17. Prior to 2021, Hurdle’s top victory came in the Grade 3 Oklahoma Futurity with Cold Granite Stone in 2011. That horse was her first barn star, winning 7-of-14 starts lifetime, running out $222,583 for his ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 29, 2021—Ramon Sanchez became only the second jockey in the 71-year history of Los Alamitos Race Course to reach 150 Quarter Horse stakes wins after piloting Bobby Simmons’ Mental Error to a neck victory over Javier Chavez and Juan Humberto Moya’s Redneck Ryan in the Grade 3, $35,000 Kaweah Bar Handicap here on Saturday ...



OGDEN, UT—MAY 1, 2021—In the feature race of the day, B the One broke on top and never looked back to win the $107,869 Hadley/Giles Futurity at Weber Downs on Saturday.

B The One and jockey Cesar Moreno cleared the field by a length and a quarter in the 300-yard futurity. He stopped the clock in 15.264, braking the Weber Downs track ...



OGDEN, UT—MAY 1, 2021—In the second stake of the afternoon at Weber Downs, Rjr Mountain outran Jumpnourchic to win the $31,782 BnB Maiden Frolic (not black-type).

Ridden by Gerardo Vera, Rjr Mountain won by three-quarters of a length and earned a 101 speed index in the 350-yard race. The final time was 17.743.

Rjr Mountain won his ...



OGDEN, UT—MAY 1, 2021—In the first stake of the day at Weber Downs on Saturday afternoon, fastest qualifier Her Apolitical Pyc returned to win the $14,765 Nevada Racing Circuit Non-Winners of Two Stakes (not black-type) by a neck over Winning Blood Mv.

Her Apolitical Pyc was the fastest from two trials held at Weber on April 18. Piloted ...