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ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 9, 2018—In an upset victory by a neck, Jesus Valenzuela rode My Illusive Secret to a win in the $29,000 Wyoming Bred Futurity in Sunday’s feature race at Sweetwater.

My Illusive Secret ($22.20) held off late-charging longshot Brindis Cruz and Santiago Jimenez at 22-1. My Illusive Secret was second in her trial ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 9, 2018—Heritage Place Futurity(G1) runner-up Trace Dynasty got her first career stakes win on Sunday when she defeated Eye Eye Captain by half-a-length in the $20,200 Miss Ellen Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. Express Train No 9 finished another half-length back to get third. Bouncing off a troubled fourth place effort in the August 19 All American Derby trials at Ruidoso, Trace Dynasty under jockey Omar Reyes completed the 350 yard Miss Ellen course in :17.457 seconds, equaling a 97 speed index into an 8 mph crosswind. Trainer Renee Wilson conditions the Oklahoma homebred by world champion sire ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 9, 2018—A Toast To Brindis was much the best in the $16,500 Rock Springs Wyoming Bred Derby on Sunday at Sweetwater. The 3-year-old gelding won his fourth consecutive race and is now undefeated in two attempts at 400 yards. Final time was 19.796 and the winner earned a speed index of 98.

A Toast To Brindis ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 9, 2018—Longtime trainer Fred Danley saddled the top two qualifiers for the New Mexico State Fair Derby Sunday afternoon at Albuquerque. He is also the owner of both and the breeder of one. The 10 fastest qualifiers from today's three trial races over 400 yards for New Mexico state-breds will return to The Downs ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 9, 2018—Vvr Dazzling Corona found her way to the winners’ circle for the tenth time in her career in Sunday’s $9,750 Rock Springs Wyoming Bred Maturity (not black-type). It was the third consecutive win for the 4-year-old filly, who covered the 400-yard race in 19.876 to earn a 96 speed figure.

Vvr Dazzling ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—The near perfect filly Amending The Bar broke out under jockey Jorge Linares then splashed home to a three-quarter length win over Guidry Pride II in the restricted Grade 1 record-setting $434,538 LQHBA Sale Futurity Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in New Orleans. Mr Coahuila was moved up to third after Logans Fast Dasher was disqualified and placed last for interference. A $6,500 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate for owner Julio Ramirez, Amending The Bar completed the 350 yards over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack in :17.387 seconds, a 99 speed index, to get her third career ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Multiple stakes sire Freighttrain B dominated 11 trials on Saturday for the $266,765 Black Gold 350 Futurity at Will Rogers Downs, siring three of the 10 qualifiers. The son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon won the ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—San Lorenzo Corona, a brother to AQHA Racing Champion Open Me A Corona, cruised to his first career stakes win Saturday when he defeated Heza Louisiana Dash by 1-½ lengths in the $40,000 Mid-City Stakes on closing day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 —Sp Four Square notched his second consecutive stakes in with a dominating win in the $25,000 Western States Breeders Derby at Sweetwater. The Favorite Cartel gelding won the $18,000 Wyoming Downs Renegade Sports Derby in his previous start.

It was the second ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Sweet Bru added another stakes win to her list of career accomplishments in the $40,000 Lakeview Dash at the Fair Grounds on Saturday afternoon.

With Damian Martinez aboard, Sweet Bru finished the 250-yard race in 13.018 and earned a speed index of 101.

Sweet Bru ($6.40) was the second choice of ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Roster Man earned his first stakes victory at the Fair Grounds in the $25,000 De Saix Stakes on Saturday afternoon. Final time for the 300-yard race was 15.401, with a 95 speed index for the gate to wire winner.

A full field entered for the 2-year-old stakes race, which gave preference to horses with ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Dashing Shashay got a clean trip under jockey Jorge Linares to defeat stablemate and post time favorite Graceful Eagle by a neck in the $35,000 French Quarter Stakes Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Graded stakes winner Memphis D Nasty finished a nose back in the blanket finish to get ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Koris Knud Chick and Jesus Valenzuela quickly gained the lead and proved to be much the best in the $22,000 89 and Under Stakes at Sweetwater.

The winning pair stopped the clock in 17.662 in the 350-yard race and earned a 91 speed index in the half-length victory.

Koris Knud Chick ($7.60), the ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Faster Then U, an Oklahoma-bred son of Ivory James owned by the Faster Then U Partners, is the fastest qualifier to the September 23, $250,000-est. La Fiesta Quarter Horse Futurity at Albuquerque Downs. Trained by Jimmy Padgett and sent to post as the 11-10 ...



ROCKY VIEW, ALB—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Machete, a stakes-placed daughter of Wild On Corona raced to a half-length win in the second of two trials Saturday for the Alberta-Bred Derby at Century Downs. Ridden by jockey Alejandro Hernandez, the gray gelding covered the 400 yards in :19.805 seconds, equaling a 107 speed index for the distance with ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Tyson Lusk guided Bugn West to his second consecutive victory on Saturday in the $7,000 WRH Open Futurity Juvenile (not black-type) at Sweetwater.

The duo led from gate to wire and covered 350 yards in 18.276 to earn a 74 speed index.

Bugn West ($10.20) is trained by Travis Lusk for owner Reggie ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—A maiden no more, Sixs Pretty Boots picked up her first career win and first stakes win in the $7,000 Rock Springs Wyoming Bred Juvenile (not black-type) at Sweetwater on Saturday.

The 2-year-old filly, with Jesus Valenzuela up, posted a final time of :18.230 and earned a speed index of 75 in the ...



BLACKFOOT, ID—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Eastern Idaho State Fair hosted three other non-black type stakes on Saturday's race card in the Blackfoot. Lee Ward Memorial Maturity Sign Of Corona, a multiple stakes winning son of Coronas Fast Dash defeated Be Our Honor by three-quarters in the $6,750 ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 7, 2018— Winerette, a homebred daughter of leading third-crop sire Big Daddy Cartel owned by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico, is the fastest qualifier to the September 22, $300,000-est. New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs. Racing in the third of six trials on Friday, Winerette defeated Jess Versiontino by three-quarter of a length while covering 400 yards in against a 22-mph head wind in :20.026. The previously undefeated Jess Fire Chick, a two-time graded futurity ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 7, 2018—Edward and Von Zae McNelis' Mommas Dynasty enjoyed her Los Alamitos debut, as the filly by FDD Dynasty rallied from a half-length back during the early going to win by a nose over Allyson Wonderland in the $15,000 The Plan Handicap at odds of 11-1 on Friday night. ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 7, 2018—Bouncing off a troubled seventh place effort in the All American Derby trials on August 19, Jess Shantastic was speed all the way as she won the first of two trials for the La Fiesta Derby Friday night at The Downs in Albuquerque to get the top qualifying mark. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to The Downs on Friday, September 22nd to vie for the winner's share of a $150,000-est. race over 440 yards. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Jess Shantastic completed the classic Quarter Horse distance in :21.710 seconds into a 15 mph headwind. Tony Sedillo conditions the daughter of ...



BLACKFOOT, ID—SEPTEMBER 7, 2018—Kissin Kate Barlow, under jockey Dallas Erickson, went wire-to-wire over 575 yards on Friday when she held off T Heart Tripwire by a neck in the $3,800 Legends Memorial (not black type) at Blackfoot Fair. Louisiana Ladys Man finished 3-½ lengths off the leaders to get third. Trainer Denny Talbot saddled the ...



SELMA, TX—SEPTEMBER 5, 2018—Stolis Pro dueled three wide under jockey Francisco Calderon Wednesday afternoon before defeating Love Ta Zoom by three-quarters as the post-time favorite in the $15,000 San Marcos Handicap at Retama Park. Multiple stakes winner Jessa Little Rust finished a nose back in thrid. The race was a make-up originally scheduled for Labor Day when the Selma racetrack was forced to cancel several races due to weather. Racing for owner-breeder Jerry Windham, Stolis Pro completed the 870 yards over a "muddy" race course, into an 8 mph headwind, in :45.820 seconds. Equibase did not post speed indexes for the race. ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 3, 2018—Bill Robbins' Apocalyptical Jess gave trainer Blane Wood his first win in the Grade 1, $3,000,000 All American Futurity and Wood now joins his father Leo as the only father-son pair to win the All American Futurity. Leo Wood won the 1979 All American Futurity with Dan and Jolene Urschel's Pie In The Sky. A young Blane helped his father. In the $200,000 All American Juvenile (see related story) on the undercard, Danjer played with his rivals to score an easy win. The 440-yard All American Juvenile is for horses who did not qualify for the ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 3, 2018—In the $200,000 All American Juvenile on Ruidoso Downs' Monday undercard, Danjer played with his rivals to score an easy win. The 440-yard All American Juvenile is for horses who did not qualify for the All American Futurity. The Dean Frey bred-owned and trained Danjer blasted to the lead in the All American Juvenile and then was confidently ridden by the hot Cody Jensen to an easy win in :21.158 ...



ELKO, NV—SEPTEMBER 3, 2018—Fastest qualifier Silver Jet Dash rallied between rivals Monday to defeat Jr Dynasty Czech by a neck in the $37,000 Elko Intermountain Futurity on Monday at the Elko County Fair. Jr Tinkup was another neck back in a blanket finish to get third. Ridden by jockey Pedro Gonzalez, Silver Jet Dash completed the 350 ...



ELKO, NV—SEPTEMBER 3, 2018—Christine Hudson's royally bred filly Dahteste scored her first stakes victory on Monday when she defeated Striven by a half-a-length in the $22,500 Elko Quarter Horse Derby at the Elko County Fair. Ridden by jockey Leonardo Gonzalez, Dahteste completed the 400 yards in :20.119 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index, ...



SAN ANTONIO, TX—SEPTEMBER 3, 2018—Financial Top and Luis Vivanco capitalized on a clean trip $15,000 King William Handicap on Monday night at Retama, scoring a gate-to-wire win by a length and a half in the 350-yard event.

While the trip was free of traffic, track conditions were sloppy at Retama. The two races prior to the King William ...



ROCKEY VIEW, ALB—SEPTEMBER 3, 2018—Coming off a fourth-place effort in the Jerry Stojan Memorial Futurity in his last start, Timbersknightryder dominated the first of two trials to the Alberta-Bred Futurity Saturday, winning by 2-¼ lengths to establish the top qualifying mark. The eight fastest qualifiers will return to Century Downs on ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—Hotstepper, a $63,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale purchase, would not be denied while defeating last year’s All American Futurity winner Fly Baby Fly in the Grade 1 $1,237,604 All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday afternoon. The $100,000 First Down Dash (see related story), the race before the All American Derby, was taken by Intense Fire. Also at 440 yards, the First Down Dash is for three-year-olds who did not qualify for the All American Derby. Owned by R.D. Hubbard, Johnny Cope, Ray Willis and Butch Southway, Hotstepper raced the 440 yards in ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—Johnny Trotter’s always dangerous Bodacious Eagle ran his best race of the year to beat a deep field in the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Racing over a sealed track in a moderate rain, Bodacious Eagle was time in :21.418 for the 440 yards. Bodacious ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 31, 2018—Eddie Garcia, the all-time leading Quarter Horse jockey at Los Alamitos Race Course in wins and stakes wins, piloted his 151st stakes winner here after guiding A1A Racing LLC's Tarzanito to victory at 11-1 odds in the 58th running of the Grade 1, $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. "We ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—The $100,000 First Down Dash, the race before the All American Derby, was taken by Intense Fire. Also at 440 yards, the First Down Dash is for three-year-olds who did not qualify for the All American Derby. Intense Fire — a 16-1 longshot — took to the wet-fast going and surged in the final yards to get ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—In a determined effort under jockey Bonifacio Quiroz, Lil Iza Baby broke her maiden with a half-length win over fastest qualifier Lil Quick Wagon in the $83,715 Iowa Stallion Futurity Sunday afternoon at Prairie Meadows. Iris Royal Dash finished another half-length back for third. Racing for owner/breeder ...



AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—Coming off a second-place effort in the August 12th trials, Elenoor powered away from the gate under jockey Cassandra Jeschke to defeat Chase This Yawl by 1-¼ lengths in the $51,760(US) Ontario Sires Stakes Derby Sunday afternoon at Ajax Downs. Fastest qualifier Smoakn Gun finished a neck back for third after a ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—Rakin In Jo, under jockey Cody Smith, dominated the $65,624 Iowa Stallion Derby on Sunday by posting a two-length win over Boogie Wagon. Lil Back Wagon finished three-quarter back in third. It was trifecta for third-crop sire Lil Kool Wagon who is the sire of the top ...



AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—Night Fishn, under jockey Corrine Andros, got a clean start, then oppressed form the outside before getting up at the wire by a head over Fiesty Icon in Sunday's $43,861(US) Ontario Sires Maturity at Ajax Downs. Albertt finished a neck back in the blanket-finish to get third. Conditioned by Greg Watson, Night ...



SHAKOPEE, MN – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 - The day after his 2018 induction into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame, owner and breeder Rodney Von Ohlen was in the winner’s circle again, this time to celebrate the win of his Fantastic Feelyn in the $55,900 Minnesota Quarter Horse Futurity.

It was a Von Ohlen exacta in the second of two ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—No one was surprised to see Dickey Bob cross the wire first in the $55,200 Minnesota Quarter Horse Derby, but that did not make the win any less impressive. The 3-year-old gelding and jockey Denny Velazquez had the race won as soon as the gate opened and poured it on for the rest of the race to win by two and a ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY—SEPTEMBER 2, 2018—In a closer finish than is usually witnessed in hook races, Holy Scat Batman edged out Zonic Zoom at the wire in the 770-yard $8,600 Green River Stakes (not black-type) at Sweetwater on Sunday afternoon.

Shaunda Larsen guided the 6-year-old home in 42.344 to earn a 73 speed index. The pair avoided ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 1, 2018—Fastest qualifier Anasttasia has proven her affinity for the Prairie Meadows surface; the Texas-bred filly is now two for two in Altoona after winning the trial and final for the $150,565 Iowa Double Gold Futurity.

Anasttasia ($4.80) was the post-time favorite following her maiden-breaking win in her trial that resulted in the fastest qualifying time to the final. Bonifacio Quiroz returned to ride again in the final, and the pair posted a final time of 17.671 and a speed index of 94 for the 350-yard event.

The daughter of The Louisiana Cartel now has ...



SELMA, TX—SEPTEMBER 1, 2018—It was a close photo for the win and an upset either way, but Eye Am Tuff and Ricardo Garza-Cruz came home on top in the $124,000 Sires Cup Derby in the feature race at Retama on Saturday night.

Eye Am Tuff ($27.20) edged out 20-1 Diamond G Bee at the wire for the win. Final time for the 350-yard race was ...



ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 1, 2018—In a surprise finish, California Blossom and jockey Roberto Valero edged clear by a half-length to win the $74,761 Iowa Double Gold Derby at Prairie Meadows on Saturday afternoon. The winning duo covered the 400-yard distance in 19.924 to earn an 89 speed index.

California Blossom ($24.80) drifted up on the ...



SELMA, TX—SEPTEMBER 1, 2018—Ebrima turned the tables on fastest qualifier Louisiana Seis in the $63,300 Sires Cup Derby at Retama on Saturday night. Ebrima had run second to Louisiana Seis in the last of three trials on August 18 and was the second fastest qualifier; in the final, Ebrima pulled ahead to defeat Louisiana Seis by a nose. ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 1, 2018—Fair Grounds Race Course hosted two stakes on Saturday's sloppy race card. Fdp Rock Solid Best In Esplanade Stakes Fdp Rock Solid out broke trouble under jockey Antonio Alberto then held to defeat Sunset Run by half-a-length in the $35,000 Esplanade Stakes on Saturday. Dlj Imma B Famous finished ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 1, 2018—Ronnie Brooks Keller’s Twisted Sifter is now tied for the most wins by a Quarter Horse in 2018 after posting his sixth victory of the meet at Los Alamitos in the running of the $25,000 Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap on Saturday night. Bred by Corner K Quarter Horses LLC, Twisted Sifter is only the second ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 1, 2018—Cartels Star Daddy, a $7,500 claim back in March, won that race and has yet to be defeated with an easy win in the $25,000 First Moonflash for older New Mexico-breds on Saturday at Ruidoso Downs. Jest Famous then took the $20,000 Cesar Gomez Memorial, for two-year-olds, in the following race. First Moonflash Stakes The Martin Orona-owned and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 31, 2018—William Branch's Rule He Will (TB) lacked racing room heading into the turn of the $25,000 Truly A Pleasure Handicap at 870 yards, but the Tribal Rule gelding found enough space around the turn to make a big late move under the guidance of jockey Kellie McDaid on the way to his seventh victory in nine starts at Los Alamitos on Friday night. For McDaid, the Truly A Pleasure was her first stakes win ever in ...



FREDERICKSBURG, TX—AUGUST 26, 2018—Mpshinning, under jockey Luis Vivanco, drifted out then exploded late to catch Dees Jetting Diva by a neck in the $153,400 Gillespie County Fair Futurity on Sunday afternoon. Zooming Perry was 2-½ lengths off the leaders to finish third. Saddled by trainer Adrian Huitron, Mpshinning completed the 350 yards into a 10 mph headwind in a quick :17.426 clocking to earn a 106 speed index. It was the third consecutive win for the Louisiana-bred 2-year-old owned by Larry J. Boudreaux. Bred by Jon and Donna McPherson, the son of All American Futurity(G1) winner Mr ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—AUGUST 26, 2018—A sharp break from his outside post helped odds-on favorite Major Bites score a 1 1/4-length victory in the $70,000 First Moonflash Maturity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs on Sunday. Ridden by Juan Pulido for the first time in a race and aided by a 5-mph tail wind, Major Bites went 440 yards ...