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CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 12, 2020—In a rematch of their trial, Chicks With Coronas and Cajun King will be the pair to watch in the $59,200 Speedhorse Quarter Horse Derby at Will Rogers on Saturday afternoon.

Two trials on October 24 determined the field for the open 350-yard stake for 3-year-olds, led by fastest qualifier Chicks With ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 12, 2020—The Black Gold Futurity card on Saturday at Will Rogers Downs includes two undercard stakes, starting with the $17,500 OQHRA Fall Classic Stakes.

The 400-yard event for 3-year-olds and up features 7-5 morning-line favorite Charlies Fury, who was last seen in Albuquerque in the Grade 1 Bank of America ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 12, 2020—Come witness these colorful breeds compete in the Grade 1, $67,170 Lone Star Paint and Appaloosa Futurity and the $37,650 Lone Star Paint and Appaloosa Claiming Derby here Sunday night. Gates open at 5 p.m. (CST) First race post time is 6:05 p.m. 12 races are carded, so there will be plenty of hi-speed ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 10, 2020—Thirty-one sophomores, headed by graded stakes winner I Am Valiant, are entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Evangeline Downs Derby trials at Evangeline Downs. A son of Valiant Hero trained by Alonso Neri for owner Oscar Rios Jr., I Am Valiant will be shortening in distance off of his upset victory in the 440-yard, $136,000 Dash For Cash Derby ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 10, 2020—Pyc Painted Streaker, a son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon racing for Valerie Moya, is one of 99 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Evangeline Downs Futurity (G3) trials at Evangeline Downs. Pyc Painted Streaker is coming off of a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Onemoreandimgone V, in the 400-yard, $364,000 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park on September 27. The gelding has earned $101,686 from four races, ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVEMBER 09, 2020—Dropping back to a distance of 350 yards has given last year’s Two-Year-Old Quarter Horse of the Year HH CJ Shake the nod as the early morning line favorite in the sixth running of the $90,100 Harley Greene Derby Thursday, Nov. 9 at Indiana Grand. Earning five wins in seven starts last year at two, HH CJ Shake has been second in four of his six starts this season, most of which have been at 400 yards. The Escondido Beach sophomore is four for five at 350-yards at Indiana Grand and will seek to add another stakes title to his credentials for Trainer Paul Martin. Owned by Larry Carter, John Myers, Gary Brandon Bell and Rusty Hawkins, HH CJ Shake starts from post two at odds of 7-5 with Juan ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRANTS PASS, OR—NOVEMBER 8, 2020—Adrian Olivas’ The Best Feeling, the fastest qualifier from four trials on October 26, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Monday’s 350-yard, $60,000 Far West Futurity at Grants Pass Downs. An Oklahoma-bred daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Docs Best Card, The Best Feeling made her local debut with a two-length victory in the second heata. The filly has earned $32,255 from seven ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 6, 2020—Martha Wells' Tell Cartel and Juan Ramos Dorantes' John Carter Cash will headline the richest running ever of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The 67th running of this historic derby will feature a stakes record purse of $1,052,350, bettering the previous record purse of ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 5 2020—Seven state-bred Quarter Horse stakes, topped by the 350-yard, $360,345 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2), will be contested on Monday at Zia Park. NEW MEXICO CUP FUTURITY (RG2)
Purse, $360,345 — 2-year-olds
350 yards
Joe Rios’ Eagles And Dragons drew post 7 for Monday’s New Mexico Cup Futurity. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 5, 2020—Chayito Cartel and Sass Go Blue, a pair of Grade 2 futurity winners in 2019, will face off in search of their first stakes win of the year in the $25,000 Town Policy Handicap on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Eight horses will be in action in the Town Policy with each one of the potential starters having ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 3, 2020—Forty-four 3-year-olds, headed by champion Trump My Record and multiple graded stakes winner Mister Riptide, are entered in Saturday's 440-yard Texas Classic Derby (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. Last year’s champion 2-year-old gelding, Trump My Record is trained by Jose Luis ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 2, 2020—Grade 1 winner Shott Gun and All American Futurity (G1) runner-up Instygator are among the 149 2-year-olds entered in Sunday's Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. Post time for the first of 15 400-yard heats is set for 4:35 p.m. (CST). A homebred son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 31, 2020—The second of the meet’s four races with million-dollar purses will be held on Sunday night at Los Alamitos when a terrific lineup of 10 juveniles will face off in the $1,104,550 Golden State Million Futurity at 400 yards. First post for the eight-race program is 5:15 p.m. with the Golden State Million ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRANTS PASS, OR—OCTOBER 29, 2020—Ten sprinters are entered in Monday’s 400-yard, $11,000 Rogue River Handicap (not blacktype) at Grants Pass Downs. Mertello Baird’s DF Storm Tales, a 3-year-old son of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 29, 2020—Paul Jones and Thompson Racing LLC’s Ballast Point will look to get all the candy when he leads a talented field of distance runners in the $20,000 Trick Or Treat Handicap at 870 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ballast Point has been the best 870-yard ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 23, 2020—The purse for this year's Grade 1 Refrigerator is worth a cool $200,000 in purse money. That's twice more than it's ever been and the last time it was at $100,000 was in 2011. The 440-yard Grade 1 event will go on Sunday (Oct. 25). It's the scheduled 9th race on the 11-race card. Gates open at 5 p.m. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 23, 2020—Silvia Carmona’s Relentless Six dominated on the night of the Wild West Futurity trials on October 4, while Proud Movin Renegade dominated the running of the Bitterroot Futurity on July 31. The two are among the 10 juveniles that will square off in the running of the $99,350 Wild West final on Sunday at ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 22, 2020—Five graded stakes, headed by the 440-yard, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1), will be contested during Saturday’s Bank of America Challenge Championships program at The Downs at Albuquerque. Post time for the first race is set for 4:10 p.m. (MDT). Following is a ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 22, 2020—The $54,650 final of the Ontario Sired Stakes Derby for 3-year-olds, race 9, headlines a big 11-race card at Ajax Downs, Monday, October 26, the final race day of the 2020 season. There is a slightly earlier post time for race 1 of 12:45 p.m. (EDT). The Ontario Sired Stakes Derby has a competitive field of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 16, 2020—It’s a rematch of the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap when the top three finishers in that race get together once again in the $16,000 John Ward Handicap at 400 yards on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Gary and Jeralyn Messenger’s Zoom On Jess was the half-length winner of the Schvaneveldt when taking on older ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 20, 2020—More than $650,000 will be spread out over nine races for the final All-Quarter Horse racing program at Indiana Grand Saturday (Oct. 24). The card features four stakes races to complete the day, including the 12th running of the $192,400 Miss Roxie Little Futurity. Slated as the first of four stakes in Race 6, the Miss Roxie Little Futurity features 10 of the state’s top two-year-olds running 350 yards. Beach Blast, the quickest qualifier from the trials, has been tagged as the early morning line favorite heading into the race. A son of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS LA—OCTOBER 20, 2020—Ten Louisiana-bred sprinters, topped by early favorite Jet Black Design, are entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. A 4-year-old son of Jet Black Patriot owned and trained by Ned Goutierrez III, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 19, 2020—Dexxter, a multiple Grade 1-winning 4-year-old son of Corona Cartel, leads a field of a dozen aged runners entered in Sunday’s 440-yard, $200,000 Refrigerator Stakes (G1) at Lone Star Park. Trained by Monty Arrossa for owners Dunn Ranch and Valeriano Racing Stables LLC, Dexxter is coming off of a neck victory in the 440-yard, $125,000 All American Gold Cup (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on September 6. The gelding has earned $221,162 from three starts this year, and his season record ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 18, 2020—The Fair Grounds-at-Evangeline Downs meet ends with a 15-race program on Thursday. Post time for the first race is set for 4:35 p.m. (CDT). Six stakes are on the schedule, topped by the 350-yard, $400,000 Louisiana QHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) for state-bred 2-year-olds. Patrick Richardson’s Sheza Freighttrain T, a graded stakes winning daughter of All American Futurity(G1) sire Freighttrain B and the fastest qualifier from 13 trials on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 16, 2020—Graded futurity winners La Jaconde, Constituent and Aint She Tempting plus All American Futurity finalists Apollitical Gold and HR Princess Jess are among the 88 juveniles that will compete in a full night of 12 trials to the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 12-race card will feature three Pick Four wagers beginning in races 1, 5, and 9. The horses with the 10 fastest times in the 400-yard trials will advance to the Golden State final on Sunday, November 1. The gross purse for the final is $1,104,550, the event’s highest since 2012. As for ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 16, 2020—Ontario Quarter Horse owners, breeders and stallion owners get a chance to race their 2-year-olds for a big purse Monday (Oct. 19) in the $60,000 Ontario Sired Futurity at 330 yards on Ajax Downs' penultimate card of racing for 2020. There are nine juveniles in the Futurity (race 7), all Ontario-breds by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 15, 2020—Donelli, a multiple stakes winning homebred daughter of Big Daddy Cartel racing for Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms, is one of 39 state-bred sophomores entered in Tuesday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Derby ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 15, 2020—Seventy-six state-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses, headed by All American Futurity (G1) finalist Eagles And Dragons, are entered in Monday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park. A sorrel son of the First Down Dash stallion ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 15, 2020—Six trials to the richest running ever of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby will highlight the nine-race program on here on Saturday night. Forty-three sophomores will compete in the 400-yard trials with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the final on Sunday, November 8. The gross purse ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 14, 2020—Seven fillies and mares, topped by recent allowance winners Sizzling Fajita and Saratoga Return, are entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $18,000 Miss Ellen Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. A homebred daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Clint Crawford for owner Brenda Reiswig, Sizzling Fajita is coming off of a three-quarter length victory in a 300-yard, $15,200 non-winners-of-three allowance dash at Will Rogers Downs on ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 12, 2020—Edgar Rosales’ SS Classyjess will risk her win streak from post 12 in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Yellow Rose of Texas Stakes (R) for state-bred fillies and mares at Lone Star Park. A 4-year-old daughter of Rock Solid Jess trained by Jose Carrizales, SS Classyjess has won her last three races, all against Texas-bred stakes company. The gray mare will be stretching out in distance off of her nose victory in the 350-yard, $100,000 Nevill Stakes (R) at Lone Star Park on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 9, 2020—Walker Family Trust’s Zoomin For Spuds will look to earn a record tying fifth berth to the prestigious Champion of Champions when he joins a strong field of older horses in the 60th running of the Grade 1, $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship here on Sunday night. Nine outstanding runners will be in action in the Los Alamitos Championship with the winner earning a provisional berth to the December 12 Champion of Champions. Zoomin For Spuds won the Champion of Champions ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 8, 2020—Canada's richest Quarter Horse Country Boy 123 goes after a fourth consecutive Alex Picov Memorial Championship, Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 12 at Ajax Downs. The popular 7-year-old Country Chicks Man gelding comes into the 47th running of the $50,000 Championship on a five-race winning streak in 2020 and recently ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 7, 2020— Ed Allred’s Grade 1 stakes placed mare Hot Little Kiddy will face California Breeders Debutante Stakes winner All Prettied Up and five other talented runners in the $15,000 Whataway To Go Handicap for 3-year-olds and upward fillies and mares on Friday at Los Alamitos. Hot Little Kiddy is trained by James Glenn Jr. and will be ridden by Oscar Andrade Jr., the same jockey/trainer combination that paired up to win the Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 5, 2020—Louisiana Dressblues, a two-time stakes winner during the Delta Downs summer meet, is one of eight distance specialists entered in Saturday’s 870-yard Fauborg St John Stakes at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Trey Ellis for owner Wilson One Consulting LLC, Louisiana Dressblues is coming off of a convincing eight-length victory in the 870-yard, $50,000 Live Oak Stakes (R) for ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 1, 2020—The 20th edition of the prestigious Alex Picov Memorial Futurity, worth $100,000, goes Monday (Oct. 5) at Ajax Downs and an impressive field of 10 advanced from the Time Trials three weeks ago. The important 2-year-old race is headed by two fillies, Streakinlilwagon and Ah Candyland, the Trial winners, but their competition in the 400-yard final include some fast improving colts. Streakinlilwagon is undefeated at Ajax Downs in three races after she just missed winning her career debut at Remington Park in Oklahoma in April after a stumble at the start. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 1, 2020—XG Bar Racing’s Proud Movin Renegade and Chris Sutton’s CM Dillingham Advice are among the talented new arrivals that will race in the trials to the $99,350 Wild West Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Fourteen juveniles will be in action in the two trials at 350 yards with the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 1, 2020—With fastest qualifier Terrific Temper out of the Grade 2, $375,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity, the attention now shifts to the barns of trainers Jaime Gomez and Jose Flores, as they will each have strong representation in the 350-yard race on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. This year’s running of the Breeders Futurity will feature its richest purse since 2017 and a figure that $20,000 higher than last year. Gomez has three up-and-coming juveniles in this race as looks to tie the legendary Blane Schvaneveldt with six victories in this futurity. Gomez’s last victory in the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 30, 2020—Rosenthal Ranch LLC’s Runforyourlife will look to repeat his flawless winning effort in the trials when he heads a full field of 10 in the Grade 2, $140,000 PCQHRA Breeders Derby at 400 yards on Friday at Los Alamitos Race Course. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O’Dell, Runforyourlife ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 30, 2020—Scratched from this race last year, Chris Sutton’s CM Boom Shakalaka returns to headline the field to this year’s running of the $25,000 Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap at 400 yards on Friday at Los Alamitos. One of three strong contenders in this race from the barn of trainer Monty Arrossa, the 5-year-old ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—SEPTEMBER 29, 2020—Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is gearing up for the third all-Quarter Horse racing day of 2020 set Saturday, Oct. 3 with 11 races. An early post time of 9:30 a.m. starts the card, including nine trials for three upcoming stakes as well as the $118,900 Sterlie Bertram Memorial and the $84,700 Hoosier Park ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—SEPTEMBER 29, 2020—Mag 1, a 4-year-old son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Mr Jess Kue and a stakes winner during the Delta Downs summer meet, drew post 7 for Saturday’s 300-yard, $25,000 Gentilly Dash Stakes at Evangeline Downs. Trained by Frank Cavasos for owner Mag 3 Racing, Mag 1 will be stretching out in distance off of his nose victory in the 220-yard, $50,000 Flying Breed Stakes (R) for Louisiana-bred sprinters at Delta Downs on August 22. Rolando Cabrera will ride the bay gelding. Rayne Knight’s The Cazador is coming off of a second-place finish to ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2020—Hes Innocent, an undefeated son of Hes Relentless owned by Priscilla Rodriguez, will risk his perfect record in Friday’s 330-yard, $25,000 De Saix Stakes for 2-year-olds at Evangeline Downs. Hes Innocent earned $196,208 from three races at ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—SEPTEMBER 27, 2020—A total of 126 state-bred 2-year-olds, headed by graded stakes winner Sheza Freighttrain T, are entered in Thursday’s 350-yard Louisiana QHBA Sale Futurity (G1) trials, as Evangeline Downs kicks off the Fair Grounds 2020 Quarter Horse meet with a 13-race program. Post time for the ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 13, 2020—They're finally here! The Grade 2, $364,095 Dash For Cash Futurity and the Grade 2, $135,700 Dash For Cash Derby. Two weeks ago 106 juveniles competed to score the fastest time hoping for a spot in the futurity final, and 35 sophomores ran their fastest for a spot in the derby final. The fastest 10 in ...



AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—Two Ontario bred 3-year-olds headline the final of the $50,000 Picov Derby on Monday, September 27 at Ajax Downs. This is the top race for sophomores of the Quarter Horse season and time trial winners Eazy Street And One Kool Dynasty line beside each other in the gate and take on eight other finalists in the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA—SEPTEMBER 23, 2020—Spicy Chile, a stakes-winning daughter of the Favorite Cartel stallion Cowboy 109 racing for Bob McCutcheon, drew post 4 for Friday’s 350-yard, $60,066 Alberta Bred Futurity (RG3) at Century Mile. Spicy Chile has earned $17,364 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 22, 2020—Gilbert Pacheco III’s Trump My Record, a 10,700 yearling purchase and last year’s champion 2-year-old gelding, is one of 10 3-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 440-yard, $135,700 Dash For Cash Derby (G2) at Lone Star Park. A gelded son of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 22, 2020—Ten 2-year-olds, headed by fastest qualifier Big Monkey, are entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $364,095 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park. A homebred son of Capo de Capi owned and trained by Dean Frey, Big Monkey has won his last three starts, including the first of 11 Dash For Cash Futurity trials on September 13. The gray gelding’s win streak includes a neck victory in the 350-yard, 89,000 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) at Ruidoso Downs. Big Monkey drew post 9 and will be ridden by Benito Baca. His nine ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 22, 2020—CR Appollitical Joe will put his three-race win streak on the line in Saturday’s 350-yard, $137,500 Jim Bader Futurity (R) for Iowa-bred 2-year-olds at Prairie Meadows. The fastest qualifier, CR Appollitical Joe is coming off of a dominating 4 3/4-length victory in the first of three ...