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Former Trainer Lloyd Romero Passes Away at 79
by Greg Thompson, Stallionesearch.com

ERATH, LA—APRIL 18, 2015—Retired horse trainer, Lloyd Romero, passed away Thursday night at his residence in Erath, Louisiana.

Although his career highlights were made primarily with the Thoroughbreds, Romero also conditioned many Quarter Horses, including the fastest qualifier for the 1975 All American Futurity, Rocket’s Magic. Rocket’s Magic would go onto to finish 3rd behind Bugs Alive in 75 that year in the All American Futurity, and Romero would convert his operation to training Thoroughbreds shortly thereafter.

He trained the multiple-stakes winning Thoroughbred mare, Hallowed Dreams, whose 16-race win streak was wi .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Seize the Win 3110$190,388
Moonin the Eagle 4310$170,315
Tee Chic 2200$169,838
Politicaly Correct 3300$136,930
Magic Black Jack 2110$136,826

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Gregorio Garcia Garza 8521$268,581
Schoenhofer, Denis and Julie 341563$253,062
Ana L. Alvidrez 231152$227,293
Edward C. Allred 66121211$194,872
Glenn L. Graff 3110$190,388

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Edward C Allred 278444439$685,237
Bobby D Cox 220313130$546,726
Steve D Burns Dvm 122242119$417,815
Mike Abraham 123141112$342,928
Vessels Stallion Farm Llc 541075$262,211

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Judd S. Kearl 97272115$556,766
Paul C. Jones 181282629$556,386
Wesley T. Giles 8422156$499,517
Rolando Almanza 671188$409,229
Matt Frazier 9716189$408,125

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Omar Reyes 257503331$701,002
Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo 178423926$693,378
Esgar Ramirez 177342219$622,053
G. R. Carter, Jr. 158231916$602,454
Joe Badilla, Jr. 150241820$583,276

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Painted Turnpike Still Perfect, Wins Victoria Ennis Memorial
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 17, 2015—This year’s budding 2-year-old Paint superstar at Remington Park is Painted Turnpike. Friday night, he continued to build his resume with a come-from-behind effort to win the $22,500 Victoria Ennis Memorial Stakes.

Painted Turnpike dominated his foes in March to win the $140,000 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, scoring by margin of 1-1/2 lengths. Friday, he was great to win by the neck margin he accomplished, after a sluggish beginning left him playing catch-up.

Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Okla. and trained by Matt Whitekiller, Painted Turnpike rallied u .. Read More

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Sun Downs’ Pot O’ Gold Futurity Trials Draw 29 Entries
BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

KENNEWICK, WA—APRIL 18, 2015— A total of 29 2-year-olds have been entered in Sunday’s Pot O’ Gold Futurity trials at Sun Downs.

All of the horses entered in the trials will be making their career debuts. First Prize Chicks, a Spit Curl Jess filly racing for Five Livestock Company LLC, will make her first start in the fourth heat off of a workout tab at Jerome, Idaho, that includes a 220-yard gate breeze in :12.10 on April 5.

Never Marin will ride First Prize Chicks for trainer Monty Arrossa in Sunday’s trial.

Amparo Coria-Garzilazo’s Double Down Corona, an .. Read More