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Scoops Dynasty Named Idaho Quarter Horse Association Racing Division Horse of the Year

AQHA RACING–JANUARY 31, 2023–The Idaho Quarter Horse Racing Association – Racing Division recognized its year-end champions this past weekend.

The champions were led by Scoops Dynasty, a 2019 brown gelding by FDD Dynasty out of the Dashin Bye mare Bye Sweet Girl. He is bred and owned by Edward J. and Von Zae McNelis, and last year won the Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1) and Golden State Derby (G2) and was second in the Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1). He won six of seven starts on the year and earned $371,460.

They inducted two individuals into the IQHA Racing Division Hall of Fame. The hu .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
My Heart Jess Runs 2200$117,089
Hs Paul Walker 1100$60,000
Brookes Legacy 1100$60,000
Famous Shining Star 1100$48,000
Shesa Relentless Gal 2200$45,420

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Boydston Enterprises, Inc. 3200$117,845
Oscar Diaz 1100$60,000
Hubaldo Solis 3100$60,000
Johnny Trotter 4200$55,100
Jaime G. Aldavaz, Sr 9202$53,344

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mj Farms 37375$170,830
Mike Abraham 19323$159,417
Steve D Burns Dvm 29564$101,777
Bobby D Cox 241113$99,776
Hubaldo Solis 6100$62,000

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
James J. Gonzales III 21710$219,173
Wesley T. Giles 21431$122,297
Alfredo Gomez 15400$110,746
Armando Alamos 16231$93,732
Jose Antonio Flores 22514$92,942

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Hector Aldrete 47936$247,407
Mario Delgado 31732$232,141
Noe Garcia, Jr. 397102$186,447
Emilio Tapia 32675$152,107
Adrian A. Ramos 26426$148,236

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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World Champion Empressum Wins 2023 Debut, Tops Trials To Brad McKinzie Los Al Winter Championship

LOS ALAMITOS' CA—JANUARY 29, 2023— It was not easy, but Steve Holt and Jeff Jones’ Empressum, the newly crowned AQHA World Champion and PCQHRA Horse of the Year, won his 2023 debut thanks to a big time finish in the first of two trials to the Grade 1, $144,950 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship here on Sunday night.

The 5-year-old gelding by Apollitical Jess was last at the start of his 400-yard trial, trailing the always sharp Scoops Dynasty by a length after breaking slow and towards the inside and getting .. Read More

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Freedom Flash, Hollywood Henry Square Off in Starr Western Wear Stakes
SUNLAND PARK, NM-–FEBRUARY1, 2023–Quarter Horse Freedom Flash and Thoroughbred Hollywood Henry, a pair of multiple stakes winners, will each make their next starts in Saturday’s 870-yard, $100,000 Starr Western Wear Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park.

A homebred 7-year-old son of champion First Moonflash trained by Todd Fincher for owners Pierre Amestoy Jr., Leslie Amestoy, and Roger K. Beasley, Freedom Flash is coming o .. Read More

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