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Grants Pass Downs Concludes 2020 with Record-Breaking Fall Meet
GRANTS PASS, OR—NOVEMBER 25, 2020—Grants Pass Downs, Oregon's premier horse racing track, capped its 2020 fall commercial meet on November 10 with a banner final week that saw more than $1.3 million wagered, including a record-shattering $868,632 on closing day.

The meet, which featured 16 race dates and 144 races, boasted a daily average of $67,086 in purses and an average field size of 8.03 starters per race. It was Grants Pass Downs' most successful commercial meet yet, with a total handle exceeding $6 million – a new record for the track.

Spotlighting several prominent races including the Grants Pass Mile, the Luckii Sprint Series, the Far West Quarter Horse Futurity .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Whistle Stop Cafe 6600$1,974,986
Apollitical Gold 8422$739,589
Tell Cartel 9520$621,751
Hotsempting 8510$610,403
Cers Final Try 7412$581,182

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Whitmire Ranch 8600$1,975,146
Jose E. Guzman 8130167$1,457,660
Valeriano Racing Stables LLC 541275$1,393,947
Bobby D. Cox 106191112$1,188,482
Edward C. Allred 347675550$1,159,831

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Bobby D Cox 7401138992$5,188,364
Steve D Burns Dvm 687115107105$2,732,417
Edward C Allred 68411210499$2,068,034
Mj Farms 400645848$1,928,697
Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches Lp 96171514$1,065,568

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
G. Blane Wood 417585449$3,206,942
Monty Arrossa 360766247$2,946,911
Eddie D. Willis 384747455$2,515,727
Alonso Neri 293826431$1,811,910
Clinton Crawford 564605770$1,686,903

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Ricky Ramirez 416615352$3,391,682
James A. Flores 338734941$3,247,336
David A. Alvarez 534987166$1,966,152
Luis L. Vivanco 377706455$1,630,360
Cody Rodger Smith 395524744$1,610,776

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Apollitical Patty Plus Trio Of Futurity Winners Head Qualifiers To Two Million Futurity
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 22, 2020—A week after Zoomin For Spuds became only the third horse to qualify to the Champion of Champions five times, his half-sister Apollitical Patty enjoyed her own moment of glory, as recorded the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 1, $1,977,250 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity here on Sunday night.

Bred by the late Jim Walker and now racing for Walker Family Trust, Apollitical Patty won the 10th of 12 trials to the Two Million by two lengths on trial night in route to a 400-yard time of :19.646. Sired by Apollitical Blood and out of A Perfect Cocktail, .. Read More

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Five Southern California Derby Trials On Tap On Sunday
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 26, 2020—The final set of stakes trials of the year will be held on Sunday night at Los Alamitos when 35 sophomores compete in a total of five heats to the Grade 2, $154,550 Southern California Derby at 400 yards.

The horses with the 10 fastest times in the trials will advance to the Southern California final to be held on the meet’s closing night, Sunday, December 20.

There are many attractive matchups in the trials .. Read More