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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—MAY 15, 2019—A full field of 10 sprinters has been entered in Friday’s 350-yard, $20,000 Sam Houston Stakes, one of three official American Quarter Horse stakes to be contested at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday. Blue Star Racing’s Dak and Sarah Huskey’s Serendipity Rocks lead the field in the Sam Houston Stakes. A 3-year-old Dominyun gelding trained by Leon Bard, Dak will be making his first official start since November 10, when he ran second in the 400-yard, $53,000 Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes at Lone ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—MAY 14, 2019—HH Gailforce, a graded stakes winning daughter of Freighttrain B, will risk her undefeated record in Friday’s 330-yard, $339,931 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) for state-bred fillies at Delta Downs. The fourth-fastest qualifier, HH Gailforce is trained by Joel Cantu for owner Egoizzta Partnership. The filly has earned $148,184 from three races, and her three wins include a neck victory in the 300-yard, $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs. HH Gailforce drew post 10 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 14, 2019—Wahene Version, a chestnut daughter of Winners Version owned by Erick A. Gutierrez-Carrillo, is one of seven state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $60,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (R) at SunRay Park. Wahene Version will be ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 12, 2019— The trials to the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge on Friday and the simulcast of the $1.5-million Preakness Stakes on Saturday stand out this racing weekend at Ruidoso Downs. There will be a $500 Preakness contest on Saturday. The winner will be drawn from the people who select the Preakness winner. Ruidoso Downs racing runs Friday through Sunday with a 1 p.m. first post time. The horses with the 10-fastest times from the three 350-yard John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge trials earn a starting spot in the Grade 3, $25,000 (est.) John ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 10, 2019—Five Los Alamitos stakes winners are among the 10 fillies and mares that will compete in the Grade 3, $50,000 Miss Princess Handicap at 350 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Racing for Mario Hurtado, Love To Reason BR figures to be one of the favorites after running fourth in the Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap earlier this season. The Monty Arrossa-trainee is already a multiple stakes winner at Los Alamitos, posting victories against male rivals in the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap on October 5 and then returning to score in the Grade 3 Las Damas Handicap here on November 24. In her only outing of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 10, 2019—Jess Proved Youwrong, a daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess owned by Jose E. Guzman and Rito Sosa, is one of 56 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 400-yard Heritage Place Derby (G2) trials at Remington Park. Jess Proved Youwrong has won both of her starts during the current Remington meet, including the 350-yard, $255,750 Oklahoma Derby (G3) on March 23. The filly drew post 8 and will be ridden by James Flores for trainer R.L. “Rick” Robinson in the second of seven trials. Jess Proved Youwrong’s seven opponents in the second heat ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 10, 2019—A total of 175 2-year-olds, topped by graded stakes winner EC Revenge, have been entered in 22 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) trials at Remington Park on Friday and Saturday. Eleven trials will be contested each night. The five fastest qualifiers from each night of trials will meet in the June 1, $1-million Heritage Place Futurity final. Friday’s trials are headlined by stakes winners EC Revenge and Relentless Gun. A brown son of Hes Relentless trained by Dee Keener for owner Elizabeth Logan, EC Revenge will be stretching out in distance ...



AJAX, ONT—MAY 9, 2019—Country Boy 123, the Ajax Downs' Horse of the Year for the past three consecutive seasons, makes his much anticipated 6-year-old debut on Sunday during the track's special Mother's Day celebration. This is the second racing day of the 50th anniversary of racing at Ajax Downs. The track has plenty of affordable 50th anniversary merchandise on sale at the trackside kiosk. The first 100 'Moms' will receive a $2 betting voucher and a flower before enjoying an action-packed day of Quarter Horse racing including the featured sixth race, a $20,000 open allowance dash at 300 yards. Country Boy 123 went undefeated in all seven of his races in 2018 and set two ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MAY 8, 2019—Six fillies that competed in the Grade 3, $210,000 La Primera Del Año Derby will be joined by Grade 2 stakes finalist SC Coronada, stakes winner Striver and talented runners Razzel Dazzel and Sassy Favorite to complete a top notch field of 10 sophomore fillies in the $30,000 La Pacifica Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos. The eight-race program will include three races for 2-year-olds featuring several of the most impressive 2-year-olds seen during morning works so far this season. Dr. Steve Burns' Stel A Gambler, who won her trial to the La Primera by a neck before running third to Terrific First Down in the 400-yard final, gets top billing in the La Pacifica at 350-yard distance. Trainer ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—MAY 8, 2019—Ten 2-year-olds, topped by fastest qualifier Chicks Ivory House, have been entered back in Saturday’s 330-yard, $104,705 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs. An Oklahoma-bred daughter of Ivory James trained by Wendy Garcia for owners Bill Manning and Steven Jordan, Chicks Ivory House broke her maiden with a three-quarter length victory in the sixth of eight Old South Futurity trials on April 20. The gray filly has earned $4,062 from two races. Chicks Ivory House drew post 4 and will be ridden by Modesto Pina. Other contenders include Bobby D. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—MAY 7, 2019—Two stakes, topped by the 350-yard, $74,115 Old South Derby for 3-year-olds, will be featured on Delta Downs' 10-race program on Friday. Jorge Haddad’s Anasttasia, a homebred daughter of The Louisiana Cartel trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., boasts a three-race win streak that includes a 1 1/2-length victory in the first of five Old South Derby trials on April 19. The filly is coming off of a 2-year-old campaign during which she won the 350-yard, $151,000 Iowa Double Gold Futurity (R) at Prairie ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 7, 2019—Rarin, a 7-year-old son of champion Inseperable owned by Olaya Munoz Duarte, is one of 10 aged sprinters entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $50,000 La Plata Stakes at SunRay Park. Rarin will be making his first official start since September 29, when ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 5, 2019—Ruidoso Downs will conducted three days of training races for 2-year-olds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. First post is set for 10 a.m. (MDT) and all races will conducted over 300 yards. Twelve races are set Monday, 11 on Tuesday 12 on Wednesday. A number of graduates from last year's "Summer Sales" will be making their debut. CLICK HERE to download a program for each of three days courtesy Ruidoso Downs, TRACK Magazine and Lazy E Ranch. To watch replays ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 24, 2019—Trials to the second richest running of the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity since 2008 will be contested on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. First post for the 10 races program is 5:50 p.m. with nine Kindergarten trials to be contested starting with the second race on the card. A total of 71 2-year-olds will be in action in the 300-yard trials with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the $362,300 final to be held here on Sunday, May 19. Eleven of the 71 juveniles in the trials have already posted victories with the most impressive winners being Juan Humberto Moya’s homebred ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 2, 2019—Six aged runners have been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Leo Stakes (G1) at Remington Park. Valeriano Racing Stables’ LD Is Back, a 5-year-old Walk Thru Fire gelding trained by Josue Ponce, will be making his first career start at Remington Park. LD Is Back ships in from California, where he is coming off of an eighth-place finish, 2 1/4 lengths behind winner Zoomin For Spuds, in the February 10, $157,000 Brad McKinzie Winter Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. LD Is Back ended his 4-year-old campaign with a fifth-place ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 24, 2019—Led by 2018 AQHA champion aged stallion Tarzanito and 2019 stakes winners Well Good and Rite Quick, a talented lineup of eight older horses will get together in the 60th running of the Grade 3, $35,000 Kaweah Bar Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos, which could see a record milestone reached. Ed ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—MAY 1, 2019—One Corona Eagle, a gelded son of One Famous Eagle racing for Gene Bradley and Tod Bradley, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Sunday’s 300-yard, $324,120 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park. Trained by Trey Wood, One Corona Eagle is the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—-MAY 1, 2019—Ten state-bred 2-year-olds, headed by fastest qualifier Colby James, have been entered back in Sunday’s 300-yard, $393,483 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. A sorrel son of Jesse James Jr owned by Rex Wells, Colby James made his ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 24, 2019—A pair of events for 2-year-olds kick off a big racing weekend at Los Alamitos on Friday night. The eight-race card starts at 6 p.m. Friday's action will see juveniles competing in races five and seven. The weekend action then has top older horses in the Grade 3 Kaweah Bar Handicap on Saturday followed by a ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 29, 2019—The richest race of the 2019 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse meet, the $459,700 Sam Houston Futurity (G2), headlines the eight-race card drawn for Friday, May 3. Post time is 7:15 pm (CT) with the finals of the $167,500 Sam Houston Derby (G3) (see related ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 29, 2019—Seven trials for the $167,500 Sam Houston Derby (G3) were contested on Friday, April 12 and a very talented group of 3-year-olds will compete in Friday's 350 yard final. The 6-5 morning line favorite is Eysa Jess Jumpn, owned by Jose Estrada Quarter Horses and conditioned by 26-year-old Josue Huitron. The ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 29, 2019—Patrick Richardson’s Stone Cold Leader heads a field of eight middle-distance specialists entered in Saturday’s 550-yard, $25,000 Delta 550 Stakes at Delta Downs. A 4-year-old Brookstone Bay gelding trained by Willie Simien Jr., Stone Cold Leader has won his last three starts, including the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM—APRIL 29, 2019—SunRay Park kicks off its 17-day spring meet with a 10-race program on Friday, topped by the 400-yard, $50,000 Animas Stakes for 3-year-olds. A full field of 10 sophomores has been entered in the Animas, topped by 5-2 morning-line favorite Sure Fire Quick. Trained by Jesus Carrete for ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 25, 2019—Streakin Fast Rogue, a gelded son of the Heza Fast Dash stallion Heza Fast Rogue owned by Ashton Elder and Miguel Romero Jr., is one of 170 state-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings entered in Saturday’s 330-yard Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2) trials at Delta Downs. To accommodate the large number of trials -- 17 -- Delta Downs has moved its post time for the first race up to 3:30 p.m. ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 23, 2019—HH Gailforce, a graded stakes-winning daughter of Freighttrain B, is one of 149 state-bred 2-year-old fillies entered in Friday’s 330-yard Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) trials at Delta Downs. A $12,000 purchase at last year’s Louisiana ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 23, 2019—A full field of 10 Texas-bred fillies and mares has been entered in Friday’s 330-yard, $25,000 Miss Sam Houston Stakes (R) at Sam Houston Race Park. Juan M. Lozano Jr.’s Mystical Jess, a 4-year-old daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Josue Ponce, drew post 3 and will be ridden by Jesse Levario. Mystical Jess has earned $44,488 from 16 starts, and the mare’s stakes resume ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 19, 2019—Remington Park’s Saturday program will feature eight stakes races, topped by the 330-yard, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity (RG1), and the 400-yard, $319,975 Remington Park Derby (RG3). Uptowne Babe, the overall fastest qualifier, heads a field of 10 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds entered back in the Remington Park Futurity, the meet’s second richest race. A homebred daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry trained by Guillermo Valdivia for owner Sam ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 16, 2019—Paul Jones and Kaylyn Trapp's Wrong Impression has been the opposite of what his name might indicate during his morning workouts at Los Alamitos. First post is 6:05 p.m. (PDT). The colt by Stel Corona has actually done things nicely in the local morning drills, posting works of :12.40 on March 16 and :12.30 on March 30, both clockings among the fastest recorded in those mornings. Based on his training performances, Wrong Impression is one of the headliners in the second of two races for juveniles to be contested on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. He'll be leading a field of seven 2-year-olds in race seven at 300 yards. Eight races are on tap. Wrong ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 17, 2019—Ten state-bred aged sprinters have been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) at Delta Downs. Armando Vasquez Rodriguez’s Fast Dashin Perry, a 3-year-old son of Ajs Fast Dash trained by Barbara Alcantara, drew post 4 and will be ridden by Rolando Cabrera. The runner-up to Heza Made Man in last year’s 400-yard, $40,000 LQHBA Million Juvenile Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs, the gelding has won four of his 10 races and has earned $49,190. The Louisiana Purchase ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 17, 2019—Eleven 3-year-olds, including one also-eligible entry, have been entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $210,852 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. New News, the fastest qualifier from nine trials run on March 29, drew post 8 and will be ridden by J.R. Ramirez for trainer Roberto Armendariz. A gelded son of Majestic Cartel campaigned by Elco Armendariz and Omar Ruiz Jr., New News has won both of his starts during the current Sunland ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 16, 2019—The debut of 37 juveniles - 35 of them eligible to race in the trials to the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity on May 5 - plus a Pick 6 Carryover of $25,814 will headline the eight-race program on Friday at Los Alamitos. First post is 6 p.m. With the money expected to be wagered on Friday night, the total pool in Friday's Pick 6 could be close to $100,000. The card will feature five races for 2-year-olds, and all of the baby races will be included in the Pick 6.   As always, Los Alamitos ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 16, 2019—A full field of 10 sprinters, topped by multiple stakes winner Jess Adalida, has been entered in Friday’s 250-yard, $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes at Delta Downs. A 4-year-old daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue trained by Josue Ponce for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor, Jess Adalida will be making her first official start since December 15, when the filly ran second, three-quarters of a length behind winner Stone Cold Leader, in the 400-yard, ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—APRIL 12, 2019—Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will kick off its 17th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The first race will go to the starting gate at 2:15 p.m. to signify the start of the 120-day racing season. A total of 10 races are on the program with the final two dedicated to Quarter Horse racing. The featured race on the card is the seventh, a $32,500 allowance optional claiming event with a field of 10. Heading the entrants in the feature is Mono from the Tom ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 11, 2019—The top 2-year-olds in Quarter Horse racing are now in action on a nightly basis at Los Alamitos. Saturday’s card will feature nine top juveniles competing in the sixth race at 300 yards. The field is headed by George and Ruben Villalobos’ homebred Corona Required, who they repurchased for $140,000 at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale last year. The colt by Corona Cartel is out of No Tools Required, the dam of Restricted Grade 1 winner One Hot Mecanic and Los ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 11, 2019—Los Alamitos Race Course will host its first two races of the meet for 2-year-old Quarter Horses when 15 juveniles debut on Friday night. The eight-race program starts at 6 p.m. Seven 2-year-old fillies will be in action in the fifth race, while eight 2-year-olds will race in the seventh. Oklahoma-based Reliance Ranches LLC began its local 2018 campaign in great form thanks to terrific early victories from juveniles SC Coronada and SC Money Maker. Both runners won their first Los Alamitos starts before qualifying to the Grade 2 Robert Adair ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—Paint-horse racing superstar Painted Turnpike is back at Remington Park this Friday, April 12, competing in the $20,000 Paul Harber Memorial. Painted Turnpike has two prior starts, and wins, in the Paul Harber Memorial as he was triumphant in both 2016 and 2018. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Okla. and trained throughout his career by Matt Whitekiller, Painted Turnpike returns to racing while continuing to serve as a stallion. The 6-year-old horse is the all-time leader ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OGDEN, UT—APRIL 10, 2019—A total of 51 2-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard Golden Spike Futurity trials, as Weber Downs opens the 2019 Intermountain region racing season with a 13-race card. Post time for the first race is set for 12 p.m. (MDT). Only one of the juveniles entered in the Golden Spike trials -- Rosa Urquidi’s Wagonfullofdarlings -- has made a previous start. A Colorado-bred son of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 10, 2018—Cristina Salas’ Unrestrained, a gelded son of Kiddy Up and the fastest qualifiers, heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $36,575 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby at Turf Paradise. Unrestrained made his first start outside of California on March 31, when he scored a half-length victory in the last of three trials. A $16,000 claim by his current connections ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 9, 2019—A total of 110 state-bred 2-year-olds have been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. Mr Ordegan and Brianna Bordeaux, the only winners and two of only 10 trial entries with a previous out, headline this year’s New Mexican Spring Futurity trials. A gray son of Tf Featured Effort racing for Raul Lopez and a $6,000 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 8, 2019—Sam Houston Race Park will host 15 trials at the distance of 330 yards on Saturday for the richest race of the 2019 Quarter Horse Meeting, the $100,000-added Sam Houston Futurity (G2). There will be an early post time of 4:00pm (CDT) to accommodate the additional races. The lone futurity winner in action on Saturday is Trump My Record who will run in the fifth trial. Eddie Sanchez will ride the colt, bred in Texas by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP. He has ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 8, 2019—Seven of the nine races on opening night at Sam Houston Race Park are trials for the $35,000-added Sam Houston Derby(RG3). The fastest ten qualifiers of the 350-yard trials will advance to the final on Friday, May 3. The fifth race on the card will showcase one of the top 3-year-olds in the region, Eysa Jess ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 8, 2017—A dozen 300-yard West Texas Futurity (G2) trials will be contested at Sunland Park on Friday. Post time for the first trial is set for 12:50 p.m. (MDT). The last heat is scheduled to go off at 5:30. Only eight of the 116 2-year-olds entered in the West Texas Futurity have had a previous start. Lv Golden Knight, a son of champion Tempting ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 7, 2019—Six trials are scheduled today (Sunday) for the Restricted Grade 3, $319,975 Remington Park Derby and a superstar – 2018 All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess – will be trying to qualify. He is in the second trial (fourth race on the card, approximate post 2:48 p.m.) and has been made the 2-1 morning-line favorite for his heat. This 3-year-old gelded son of Apollitical Jess, out of the Holland Ease mare Cassandra Crest, is owned by Bill Robbins of San ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 5, 2019—A full field of 10 sophomores will be in action in the $20,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap, a 350-yard dash named in memory of this track's general manager in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The field will be headed by the multiple stakes winning filly Striver, who has been a dream come true for owner Juan Carlos Chavez. He purchased the Foose filly for $17,000 at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale in October of 2017. Striver has since become a multiple stakes ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY—APRIL 5, 2019—Apocalyptical Jess and Lynnder 16, a pair of graded stakes winners during their 2-year-old seasons, are among the 43 Oklahoma-bred sophomores entered in Sunday’s 400-yard Remington Park Derby (RG3) trials at Remington Park. Last year’s AQHA champion 2-year-old gelding, Apocalyptical Jess ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY—APRIL 3, 2019—A total of 175 state-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity (RG2) trials at Remington Park. Twenty-two 330-yard trials will be contested, 11 on Friday and 11 on Saturday. Post time for the first race both nights is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). Friday’s trials are headed by Lady Six Sky and Tres Of Hero, a pair of recent maiden winners. Lady Six Sky is a homebred daughter of Valiant Hero trained by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 2, 2019—Woodys Copy Cat, a graded stakes winning daughter of Woodbridge owned by Enrique Barrera, is one of 12 New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) at Sunland Park. A $4,700 yearling purchase at the 2017 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Woodys Copy Cat will be shortening in distance off of her third-place finish, a half of a length ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 1, 2019—A rare midweek American Quarter Horse stakes doubleheader will take place at Remington Park on Thursday, as the track presents the 870-yard, $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes (G2), and the 350-yard, $68,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes for 3-year-olds and older. Post time for Thursday’s first race is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). The Pauls Valley (seventh race) is scheduled to go off at 8:36, and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 29, 2019—An exceptional horse will surely rise into national prominence when easily and impressively defeating a quality field by daylight in a graded stakes race or by recovering from early trouble to fly back to score a thrilling victory against star rivals. Rosenthal Ranch's Powerful Favorite has already done both in 2019. Displaying power and athleticism, the son of Favorite Cartel broke sharply in the running of the Grade I Los Alamitos Winter Derby on February 9 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 28, 2019—Jay and Char Parsons will have an excellent chance to win the La Primera Del Año Derby for the second year in a row when they're represented by fastest qualifier Terrific First Down and Governor's Cup Futurity runner-up Favorite Wise Lady in Saturday's Grade III, $210,000 derby at 400 yards. The Parsons won the La Primera last year with multiples stakes winner A Political Lady, who would eventually be named the 2018 AQHA champion 3-year-old filly. ...