Spike In Corticosteroid Tests Highlights Growing Pains In New Mexico
by Natalie Voss

REPRINTED COURTESEY PaulickReport.comChange is never easy, even when it's for the better. Horsemen and officials in New Mexico have been learning that the hard way over the past few months.

In June 2018, the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) began a new drug testing contract with a new laboratory and, almost immediately, saw a rise in corticosteroid overages. In the 685 days before the switch, New Mexico had 52 corticosteroid overages. In the first 73 days of the new contract, it had 34.

The New Mexico Horsemen's Association (NMHA) grew suspicious and call .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Ryansmanonthemoon 3210$152,017
Powerful Favorite 2200$86,754
Zoomin for Spuds 2200$70,424
Cd Mamas Boy 3021$55,896
Marcus Medallion 1100$51,000

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Negrete, Jimmy and Vasquez, Jimmy 3210$152,017
Edward C. Allred 511146$110,675
Rosenthal Ranch Llc 6220$91,249
Parsons Family Limited Partnership 6102$76,069
Jim Walker 2200$70,424

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Edward C Allred 96141414$180,904
Jimmy Negrete & Jimmy Vazquez 3210$152,017
Steve D Burns Dvm 48957$93,848
Parsons Family Limited Partner 10204$91,957
James Markum & Steve Burns 5201$88,917

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Cynthia G. Gonzalez 35563$236,135
Christopher G. O'Dell 27664$225,790
Monty Arrossa 28725$139,987
Paul C. Jones 38673$108,578
Josue Huitron 5311129$103,995

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mauro Salcedo 41673$233,333
Jesus Rios Ayala 531555$227,947
Everardo Rodriguez 103302515$202,801
Eduardo Nicasio 27847$202,538
Adrian A. Ramos 35860$167,863

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Ten-Time Stakes Winner, Ajs High, Puts In Blazing Work In Preparation For Upcoming RP Season
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 22, 2019—Trainer Charley Hunt sent out one of his swift veterans for a workout Friday morning at Remington Park and 10-time stakes winner AJs High did nothing to disappoint.

This swift 7-year-old gelding who won the 2015 $306,000 Remington Park Derby and the 2016 $354,000 Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos in southern California, covered 220 yards this morning in 11.50 seconds handily, the fifth fastest work of 120 timed at the distance.

Ajs High, a son of Apollitical Jess, out of the Rare Form mare Regally Rare, has had his picture taken in stakes .. Read More

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A Look Ahead At Trial Hopefuls To The La Primera Del Ano Derby
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 23, 2019— Many of the top 3-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos Race Course have started preparing for what is shaping up to be a great night of trials to the La Primero Del Año Derby to be held on Sunday, March 9.

A total of 32 fillies remain eligible for the trials. Starting in 2020, this race will be renamed the Los Alamitos Oaks with a projected $400,000 purse. Here's a brief look at some of the big names eyeing this year's trials.

Capitol Grille - She was runner-up to Cole Man 47 in the John Dee .. Read More