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Polls Tighten After Major Weekend
AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—OCTOBER 22, 2014 —Bon Accord, despite finishing third in Saturday's Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (G1), managed to hold on to his No. 1 ranking in this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll. Bon Accord's 17-point margin a week ago over No. 2-rated Moonist has whittled to just four points, 98-94.

But a flurry of top performances among the older horses has breathed new life into the poll, as championship hopefuls march through October.

Previously unranked A Toss Up and Last To Fire both earned their .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Jm Miracle 6410$1,462,000
Too Flash for You 5500$892,573
Kiss My Hocks 7610$692,380
Houdini 5311$647,864
Game 7420$488,224

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
J and M Racing and Farm 7915814$1,682,389
Maze, Conda and Graham, Tyler 14831$1,148,752
Reliance Ranches LLC 154273223$1,088,013
Edward C. Allred 315526737$923,499
Espinosa, Jose R., Laird, Jim and Laird, Michele 8500$892,673

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Edward C Allred 850146139132$2,376,048
P K Thomas 97231710$1,689,519
Bobby D Cox 7351099883$1,510,428
Jerry Windham 214414031$1,378,218
Mj Farms 317494652$1,275,458

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Eddie D. Willis 420807841$2,797,575
Paul C. Jones 866146141136$2,456,432
Wesley T. Giles 252524338$2,252,823
Umberto Belloc 121271518$2,001,254
Toby Keeton 324655052$1,968,952

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
G. R. Carter, Jr. 68112391105$2,611,258
Ramon Sanchez 368696257$2,499,457
Cody Jensen 262464341$2,472,256
Larry Gamez 330525648$2,292,289
Omar Reyes 624868890$2,122,240

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Pyc My Wagon Gets Impressive Win in Turf Paradise Maiden Trials
PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 20, 2014—Getting his first win in three career starts, Pyc My Wagon rolled to 1¾ length victory in the second of two trials for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes Monday afternoon.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the desert racetrack on Saturday, November 8 and vie for the winner's share of a $5,000-added purse going 350 yards. All trial participants were required to be maidens at time of entry.

Ridden by jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, Pyc My Wagon broke on top and extended to as much as two lengths before drifting to wire in :17.831 seconds, a 92 speed index, to register the top mark. Ubaldo Guerrero s .. Read More

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Texas Classic Derby Trials Draw 46 Sophomores
BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 22, 2014—Houdini, a Grade 1-winning son of Valiant Hero racing for Ellen Kennedy Racing LLC, is one of 46 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 440-yard Texas Classic Derby (G1) trials at Lone Star Park.

A homebred gelding trained by Jose Cruz Villafranco, Houdini will be making his first start since August 31, when he ran third, three-quarters of a length behind winner Too Flash For You, in the 440-yard, $1.9-million All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. Houdini’s summer campaign include .. Read More