© Michael Cusortelli
Albuquerque Downs' Jockeys Visit UNM Children's Hospital
ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JULY 26, 2018—Eight jockeys currently competing at Albuquerque Downs, accompanied by track chaplain Donald Stover, visited the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital in Albuquerque on Monday.

The jockeys -- Porfirio Cano, Victor Escobar, Don French, Reyes Gomez, Gustavo Herrera, McKenzie King, Jansen Melancon, and Jorge Rocha -- visited with children in their rooms and distributed gifts, including signed goggles and winner's circle photos, and posters of New Mexico native jockey Mike Smith winning Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown aboard Justify.

"This is something that we have been doing annuall .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Wave Her Down 3300$435,115
Sunnysyde 3120$434,961
Blue Corazon 4301$430,400
Mm Fourinthemorning 4300$429,600
Political Attraction 6400$403,546

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Darling Farms 8217147$550,411
Paragon Farms LLC 789129$498,128
Newman Cattle Company, LLC 18302$442,666
McCloy, Mark and Annette 11412$441,545
Cox-Lane LLC 13231$441,194

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Bobby D Cox 514786075$1,779,754
Grant Farms Llc 256403731$910,115
Edward C Allred 540799094$905,978
Steve D Burns Dvm 476706263$900,457
Mike Abraham 201182624$839,229

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Wesley T. Giles 334564327$1,574,953
Paul C. Jones 359515855$1,352,421
Clinton Crawford 377594950$1,300,727
G. Blane Wood 189283428$1,203,859
Josue Ponce 8018129$1,111,813

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Ricky Ramirez 327565036$1,739,694
James A. Flores 303605135$1,658,312
Agustin Silva 303563828$1,574,614
G. R. Carter, Jr. 367504956$1,306,391
Omar Reyes 320474342$1,206,083

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Jesstacartel Too Strong In Golden State Derby Victory
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 18, 2018—Owned and bred by Lesley Joyner, Jesstacartel made his case for being the top 3-year-old on the grounds after racing powerfully under hand urging from post number six to defeat an outstanding field in the Grade 2, $221,300 Golden State Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Cruz Mendez for trainer Mark Skeen, Jesstacartel was eighth at the start of the 400-yard race, but he quickly found his stride while taking a narrow lead over stakes winners Apollitical Stone and Moonie Blues.

Moments later, Jesstacartel's long strides started to a difference, as the gelding by Read More

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Femme Fatalia Headlines $34,900 Wyoming Downs Futurity
BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

EVANSTON, WY—AUGUST 17, 2018—Melody A. Olsen’s Femme Fatalia, a California-bred daughter of Favorite Cartel and the fastest qualifier, heads a field of nine 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $34,900 Wyoming Downs Futurity.

Trained by Glade Van Tassell, Femme Fatalia is coming off of a one-length victory in the first of five trials on August 4. The filly has earned $19,877 from three outs in the Intermountain region, with her only loss being a second-place finish, a neck behind winner JR Tinkup, in the 350-yard, $92,000 Beehive Futurity (R) at L .. Read More