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Polls Respond to All American Trial Results
AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—AUGUST 21, 2014—A whirlwind long weekend at Ruidoso Downs for the Grade 1 All American Futurity and Derby trials had an impact on the rankings in this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Polls. Both Kiss My Hocks (2-year-olds) and Houdini (3-year-olds and older) maintained their No. 1 posts after trial wins, even though the former failed to make the Futurity final.

Kiss My Hocks remained a solid No. 1-ranked juvenile nationally this week, following his Day 2 trial that fell just short .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Kiss My Hocks 6510$689,680
Game 6410$485,224
Rock You 6410$477,677
Lovethewayyoulie 6221$456,322
Houdini 3210$453,075

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Maze, Conda and Graham, Tyler 12731$1,146,002
Reliance Ranches LLC 104232513$1,007,468
Edward C. Allred 242435430$805,354
Valeriano Racing Stables LLC 6615138$566,106
Joseph Landreneau 39965$561,019

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Edward C Allred 631105113101$1,841,106
Mj Farms 231423042$1,090,530
Bobby D Cox 524727362$1,079,611
Steve D Burns Dvm 349364762$969,620
Jerry Windham 170333020$912,351

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Eddie D. Willis 288625724$2,376,141
Toby Keeton 239493744$1,676,597
Paul C. Jones 620107100105$1,606,762
Wesley T. Giles 226494237$1,366,740
Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. 315724639$1,107,127

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
G. R. Carter, Jr. 551997890$2,029,344
Cody Jensen 213363434$1,907,691
Jimmy Dean Brooks 288605521$1,575,923
Omar Reyes 461676258$1,507,191
Larry Gamez 293495344$1,277,707

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Fastest Qualifier Jesskissmytexas Dominates Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity
AJAX, ONT—AUGUST 19, 2014—Multiple stakes winner Jesskissmytexas dominated a field of seven Tuesday afternoon with a 1½ length winning performance over Cruwysn The Arctic in the $47,970(US) Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity at Ajax Downs. Charted By Dm finished a neck back in third.

Ridden by jockey Cory Spataro, Jesskissmytexas broke on top and finished the 400 yards in :20.050 seconds to pickup the winner's purse of $19,579(US). It was the sixth win in 12 starts for the Kim Ito trainee who pushed his career earnings mark over $102,000.

The Mr Jess Tex 4-year-old races for owner DK Training Centre. Donald M. Ito bred the gr .. Read More

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Lineage Weekend Stakes at The Downs Draw 76 New Mexico-Breds
ALBUQUERQUE—AUGUST 21, 2014—This weekend’s Lineage stakes races at The Downs at Albuquerque have attracted entries from 76 New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds.

Eight of the nine stakes will offer $60,000 purses; Sunday’s 400-yard Lineage Quarter Horse Championship (RG3) will be worth $63,500 due to the presence of one supplemental entry, Jess Got Issues. A total of $543,500 in purses will be paid out during the two-day program, an increase of 63 percent over last year’s $333,000 for the same number of races.

F .. Read More