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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 15, 2018—Monty Arrossa enjoyed a good weekend with his 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos, as the trainer won three races with his talented young runners at the Orange County oval. The most impressive of the three wins came with Budbreak on Friday night, as the son of FDD Dynasty ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 15, 2018—Leading Remington Park trainer Clint Crawford evidently had Cartelscandymachine ready to roll coming into the 2018 American Quarter Horse Season. Sunday afternoon he made his third start of the season, and took his first trip to the winner’s circle, scoring the featured $23,750 allowance event by a neck. ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 14, 2018— Suze Returns surged in the final strides to win the 60th running of the $269,528 Grade 2 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Saturday. The top qualifier validated her 2-1 favoritism with a strong effort in the finale. Under jockey Jamie Parga Leos, Suze Returns broke well ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 14, 2018—Two stakes were contested on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and two fillies were outstanding performers in the $95.800 Sam Houston Maiden Classic (not blacy type) and the $20,000 Miss Sam Houston Stakes (see related story). Eleven trials were ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 14, 2018—Flying Eagle 07, a $95,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate, picked up his second straight win on Saturday when he defeated Arizona Chrome by a half-a-length in the $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Invitational at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Chicks A Moneymaker finished three-quarters back for third. ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 14, 2018—A quality field of accredited Texas-bred fillies and mares ran in the 330-yard Miss Houston Stakes with Marfilous holding off a gritty challenge from Zenergetic. AQHA champion breeder Bobby Cox bred the 4-year-old daughter of Ivory James, who is owned by Ruben Garcia ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 15, 2018—4 Hares Racing, Inc’s Big Champion is the big horse in the distance division at Los Alamitos right now. The Thoroughbred gelding by Munnings proved it on Saturday night, as he defeated a strong group of runners to win the $20,000 Wheatland Handicap by four lengths at 870 yards. Ridden by Juan Sanchez for ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 14, 2018—Jockey Cesar De Alba won his 1,000th Quarter Horse race of his career when he piloted Five Livestock Company’s 2-year-old gelding Stevieb Flashofcash to victory in the fourth race for colts and gelding on Saturday night. Trained by Monty Arrossa, Stevieb Flashofcash is a gelding by ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 13, 2018—Friday the 13th turned out to be a good day for 3-year-old Washta Magnolia. The son of Cartel Success broke his maiden with impressive win at Sam Houston Race Park to set the top qualifying time for the Grade 3 Sam Houston Derby. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Washta Magnolia drove a one-length victory over ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 13, 2018—Painted Turnpike added another record to his stellar career in winning his 2018 debut, the $22,150 Paul Harber Memorial at Remington Park. The victory was his 11th in Oklahoma City, establishing a new all-time record for wins in the American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season here. Paint ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 13, 2018— Live Moonshine set the top time over six qualifying trials for the Paint Stallion Breeders’ Association American Paint Classic Futurity. The 2-year-old gelding handled 350 yards in :17.635 over a fast track. Owned by Dan and Kaye Jones of Kemp, Texas and trained by Matt Whitekiller, Live Moonshine was ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 13, 2018—In the morning of March 20, Mike Robbins worked a three-horse set for Reliance Ranches LLC at Los Alamitos consisting of the fillies Conquering Marie, SC Coronada, and Pack Light. Of the three, Conquering Marie was the first to debut and she came out a winner by 1-¼ lengths on Saturday, April 7. SC Coronada ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 8, 2018—Political Attraction won the sixth and final trial on Sunday to qualify for the $347,400 Remington Park Derby, posting the fastest 400-yard time in the process. Political Attraction crossed the finish in :19.714 over a fast track and will lead a field of 10 to the Remington Park Derby on Saturday, April 21. The race, for eligible Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds, is part of the Remington Park Futurity program. Owned by the partnership of Rogelio Marquez, Jr. and Kathy Robinson of Claremore, Okla. and trained by Amanda Tongay, Political Attraction was ridden by James Flores. The 3-year-old gelding ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 8, 2018—Randy Dickerson and Nick Lowe’s CM Boom Shakalaka gave his owners their first stakes victory at Los Alamitos after beating Dont Foose With Me by a nose in the $18,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jose Nicasio and saddled by Lowe, CM Boom Shakalaka broke ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 8, 2018—With a time of :15.705, Jess Pure Class was the fastest qualifier from three trials at Turf Paradise for the 300-yard $30,000-added Desert Classic Futurity.

Jess Pure Class, with Kevin Carbajal up, made his racing debut in Sunday’s trials and defeated second place finisher Sassy Krystal by a neck. The winning ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 8, 2018—For the second time in his young career, Nevada Cat missed the final but won the consolation, this time in the $7,000 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby Consolation (not black-type) at Turf Paradise. Final time for the 350-yard race was 17.938 and Nevada Cat, with jockey Mark Jasso up, earned an 88 speed index. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 8, 2018—The first two races for the 2-year-old class of 2018 at Los Alamitos have resulted in two impressive wins for Reliance Ranches and trainer Mike Robbins thanks to a pair of talented fillies. The owner and trainer won the meet’s first race for juveniles on Saturday night when Conquering Marie won her 300 yard ...



ST. GEORGE, UT—APRIL 8, 2018—Dixie Downs in St. George, Utah hosted their annual trials for the Dixie Downs Futurity and the Dixie Downs Derby on Saturday (April 7). Dust A Tac Sets Top Mark in Dixie Downs Futurity Trials Dust A Tac, under jockey Jesus Valenzuela, was an impressive 1-¼ length winner in his career debut Saturday ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRL 7, 2018— Lynnder 16 won the first trial of 11 on Saturday at Remington Park and her time for 330 yards stood up for the entire evening as the best. She and four others from the second night of qualifying will move on to the $934,500 Remington Park Futurity on April 21. Owned by the Pierre, S.D. partnership of Tom Maher and Dick Tobin, Lynnder 16 is trained by Jason Olmstead and was ridden to a two-length victory by Cristian Esqueda. Lynnder 16 crossed the finish in :16.789 over a fast track. There was a very light tailwind of just nine miles per hour for the Lynnder 16 trial win. An Oklahoma-bred ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 7, 2018—Zee James exploded late to win the $396,412 New Mexican Spring Futurity at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Saturday. The top qualifier made no mistakes in Sunland Park’s second richest race and delivered the winning punch in the final stages of the 300 yard dash to win by a neck. Racing as the 7-5 ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 7, 2018—Fastest qualifier Unregulated Cash returned as a clear winner in the final for the $37,050 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby at Turf Paradise in the feature Quarter Horse race on Saturday’s card.

Unregulated Cash ($4.60) and Martin Osuna covered the 350-yard distance in 17.913 and earned an 89 speed index. The ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 7, 2018—C.K. and Laurel Allen’s homebred Strawfinders Jessee outdueled EG High Desert Farms’ Jess Hawk by a nose in the $18,000 Mini Rock Handicap, but the two aged mares put on an exciting show as they battled gamely throughout in the 350-yard race on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cesar De Alba, Strawfinders ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 7, 2018—Two trials at 300 yards produced the field for the $10,000 added AQRA Spring Fling Futurity at Turf Paradise on Saturday. The top three fastest qualifiers came out of the second trial, led by Ralph Fales trainee Yoffi and her time of 15.615.

Yoffi ($4.60) was ridden by Jorge Bourdieu, who also guided Imperial ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 7, 2018—Reliance Ranches LLC’s Conquering Marie scored an impressive 1-¼ length victory in the first race for 2-year-olds of the year at Los Alamitos Race Course. Bred in Oklahoma by her owners, the filly by first-crop sire Coronado Cartel covered the 300 yards in :15.697. ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 6, 2018—Sam Houston hosted 13 trials for the richest race of the 2018 Quarter Horse Meeting, the $440,600 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). The eighth trial of the evening produced the fastest qualifier when Slyng Schott posted an impressive gate-to wire debut under rider Victor Urieta, Jr. covering 330 yards in :16.914 seconds. The track was fast and he earned a 92-speed index racing into a 15-mph head wind. Bred by AQHA Champion Breeder Bobby D. Cox, the son of Ivory James out of the Strawfly Special mare A Shot At Glory was purchased at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale for $51,000 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 5, 2018— Memories R Golden, a $10,000 Heritage Place September Yearling graduate, set the best time over 11 trials at 330 yards on Friday night, as five qualifiers were determined for the Remington Park Futurity. Memories R Golden handled the ninth trial of the evening in :16.447, a 013 speed index over a fast track. ...



By Richard Chamberlin QUARTER RACING JOURNAL—APRIL 6, 2018— Rookie driver Logan Gibson, 19, drove One Famous Secret and Time For Jesse Lee to the world chariot championship for repeat championship team Gibson & Wright. The five-day World Championship Cutter & Chariot Racing Association meet was March 17-18 and 23-25 at the Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden, Utah. "Oh, man, it’s awesome!" exclaimed Logan. "It’s something I’ve dreamed of ever since I was a little kid." One Famous Secret and Time For Jesse Lee race for the team of Gregg Gibson and Steve Wright of the Wasatch Slopes chariot association, who were taking their ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 6, 2018—Jaime Gomez had 16 juveniles post works on Thursday afternoon and the trainer had glowing reviews for several of his young runners. The fastest of all on Thursday was the Foose colt Ali Babe Foose, whose dam is the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 5, 2018—A solid start by Knockemout Capi helped him take winning advantage of a huge opportunity when the gates opened for the $65,500 Mr Jet Moore Stakes on Thursday at Remington Park. Favored AJs High reared and went high in the air when the field was dispatched. There was no such issue for Knockemout Capi who was in command throughout, winning the 350-yard race by a head. Owned by Francisco Vega of Chicago and trained by Alfredo Gomez, Knockemout Capi broke well from his outside post. As Double Down and ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRL 5, 2018—The consistent Jess A Hilbily Bone rolled down the stretch from over five lengths behind to run down and pass his full brother, Rock A Billy, to win Thursday’s Grade 3, $50,165 Pauls Valley Stakes. The race is the first stakes around the turn at 870 yards this season at Remington Park. Both the winner, ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 5, 2018—Mag 1, a colt by first-crop sire Mr Jess Kue, rolled to a three-quarter length win in the sixth of eleven 220-yard schooling races contested Thursday evening at Delta Downs for colts and geldings. Bobby Martinez saddled the Louisiana homebred for owner/breeder H & M Racing. Under jockey Damian Martinez the bay colt ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 5, 2018—There have been some exciting 2-year-olds working in the morning at Los Alamitos Race Course. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the top young runners that lit up the clock over the past few days: THURSDAY, MARCH 29
  • Jimbosecret (Oklahoma-bred colt by No Secrets Here and out of Rare ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 4, 2018—Leading sire Heza Fast Dash and first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel had multiple winners on Wednesday night's 12 race training card for fillies at Delta Downs. Two nights of non-pari-mutuel schooling races for American Quarter Horses were scheduled this week, with the Colts and Geldings taking center stage tomorrow night (Thursday). The non-wagering races are designed to give non-starters a chance to run under the lights before the track kicks off its 2018 season, which runs from April 20 through July 7. Featured during ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 31, 2018— Keith Nellesen’s champion KVN Corona improved his career record to a perfect eight-for-eight thanks to a powerful late kick which helped win the Grade 3, $235,200 El Primero Del Año Derby on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Paul Jones, KVN Corona was fifth at the start of the El Primero, but he quickly found his best stride to fly past early leaders King Of Appeals Mv, Black Fryday, and The Revenant on the way to scoring his third stakes victory. "It’s always great. I’m always nervous," said Nellesen after the win. "It’s almost like the fact that he has always won ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 30, 2018—Wagon On Fire V, under jockey Raul Herrera, drove down the outside to defeat Dominate This by a neck in the 55th running of the $187,950 Grade 3 West Texas Derby Saturday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Posttime favorite He Be Flashy finished a nose back in a blanket finish to get third. Let go at over 6-1 odds, Wagon On Fire V unleashed a wicked late surge from his outside draw to win by a neck in final strides of the 350 yard dash. Wagon On Fire V gave trainer Ricardo Armendariz and jockey Raul Herrera, back-to-back stakes wins on Sunland's Park's Saturday card. The duo also won ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 31, 2018—The Grade 3, $50,000 Decketta Stakes was won Saturday at Remington Park by Jess Paint Your Lips. She took advantage of a quick start to win easily in the event for older fillies and mares. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Michael Pohl, of Montgomery, Texas, Jess Paint Your Lips is trained by Stacy Hill, of ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 30, 2018—Shuefly Stakes(RG3) winner Everyuddys Talkin broke in at the start under jockey Raul Herrera but recovered to hold off Daddys Copy by a neck in the $85,000 Sunburst Stakes Saturday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Saddled by trainer Ricardo Armendariz, Everybuddys Talkin completed the 350 yards ...



HOUSTON, TX—MARCH 31, 2018—It was an action-packed opening weekend at Sam Houston Race Park for the 2018 Quarter Horse racing season. Southern Temptation won $20,000 Harris County Stakes, which was the first stakes of the meet and trials were held for both the Bank of America Texas Challenge ( ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 30, 2018— Parsons Ranch’s A Political Lady is now a perfect three for three in her sophomore campaign following a dominant performance in the Grade 3, $183,800 La Primera Del Ano Derby on Friday at Los Alamitos. The Apollitical Jess filly was third after the break, but then took quick command and cruised to a 1 ¼ length victory over a solid field that also featured John Firth’s Hard Headed Chick and Lisa Anderson’s Moonie Blues. Hard Headed Chick, who ran fourth in the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity to champion KVN Corona last year, was second across the wire in the ...



HOUSTON, TX—MARCH 30, 2018—Packin Steel, a lightly raced 6-year-old son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry, broke his maiden Friday night while setting the fastest qualifying time for the Sam Houston Maiden Classic (not black type). The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the 103 Quarter Horse who participated in ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 30, 2018—A quartet of jockeys enjoyed riding doubles on Friday at Remington Park with two of those riders pressing their way to the top of the standings. On a night where the number-one horse managed to win six of the 12 races on the program, four Remington Park jockeys enjoyed two wins each. Omar Reyes (races ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2018—Remington Park’s holiday week of racing started Thursday with trainer Fernando Carrete having the most success of the evening, saddling three winners. The Carrete hat trick began with the One Dashing Eagle colt Eagle Out Of Sight ($12.40 to win) breaking his maiden in race seven, posting a rally in a short 250-yard event. The 4-year-old FDD Dynasty gelding Franchise Player B ($15.60) made it a double for Carrete, winning race nine. Carrete completed his triple in the 11th and final race of the night with Famous Crazyface ($33) a 4-year-old One Famous Eagle mare he also owns. Carrete’s three wins ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 225, 2018—Jim Walker’s Zoomin For Spuds scored his first stakes victory since the Grade 1 Champion of Champions in 2016 thanks to an impressive wire-to-wire daylight win over reigning PCQHRA champion aged gelding BH Lisas Boy in the $27,500 Moonist Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Monty Arrossa, Zoomin For Spuds had finished second to BH Lisas Boy in the Grade 1 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship after leading during the early going of the 400-yard race. . Zoomin For Spuds was the fastest out of the gate in the Moonist and this time there was no catching ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 25, 2018—Regal PY Braeden ended his 2-year-old season with a maiden-claiming victory at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa in October. His first start of 2018 was a winning one, at long odds of 13-1, as he scored in a $21,000 allowance race Sunday at Remington Park. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Michael and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 22, 2018— Jose Flores was well represented during morning drills on Saturday at Los Alamitos. The trainer had 20 working from the gate and by the end of a busy session, his juveniles posted five of the seven fastest clockings. Humberto Moya’s Jess Wong and Mario Farias’ Shez A Dashin PYC topped the works on Saturday ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 24, 2018—The historic Oklahoma Futurity came down to a photo-finish with Long Wagon Ho edging Reggies Bailbond by a nose at the line. The 11-1 longshot battled to gain the lead and then hold on to win the Grade 3, $371,200 event. Owned and trained by Julio Corral of LaSalle, Colo. and ridden by Alfredo Triana, Jr., Long Wagon Ho was in contention throughout the 300-yard Oklahoma Futurity, despite not having a perfect start according to his jockey. "We didn’t get away that good. I thought he could have got away a little bit better," Triana said. "When I asked him to run, he started running and ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 24, 2018—In April 2017, La Vencedora won the Remington Park Futurity. Saturday night at Remington Park, she was triumphant by a half-length in the Grade 3, $218,000 Oklahoma Derby. Owned by Good Memories LLC of Claremore, Okla., La Vencedora is trained by Amanda Tongay. The 3-year-old filly was ridden by James ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 24, 2018—In a race ahead of a race, RP Live Wire Dash and Cap Attack drew away from their seven rivals in the Grade 1, $180,100 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. The pair finished over two lengths ahead of their nearest rival with RP Live Wire Dash winning the 300-yard race by a neck. Owned by Roy Perkins of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 24, 2018—The Grade 1, $68,500 Speedhorse Graham Derby for 3-year-old Paints and Appaloosas was won Saturday night at Remington Park by Expressions N Snow. The Paint had to rally to the lead and then hold off the heavily favored Bully Pulpit to secure victory. Owned by Sharon Hafliger and R.J. Ziegler of ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 24, 2018—Coming off a third-place effort in the trials, Peves Iba Racy Gracy broke her maiden with a neck win over Hey Seis in the $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile Invitational Saturday night at Remington Park. Ivory Runnnin finished a head back to get third in a blanket finish that included nearly the entire field. A ...