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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2018— Since arriving from Ruidoso Downs in late summer, Scott Bryant's Flash And Roll has made things look easy in her first two autumn starts at Los Alamitos. First, the filly sired by the 2009 champion stallion First Moonflash and out of '09 champion aged mare Stylish Jess Br dominated her 400-yard trial to the Grade 1, $976,750 Golden State Million Futurity by posting a two length victory in her California debut. The Julianna Hawn Holt-bred filly then returned in the final with another impressive performance, leading every step of the way in route to a ½ ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Woodys Copy Cat, a $4,700 New Mexico Bred Yearling Sale Graduate, defeated Hs Paul Walker by a neck Sunday in the $315,530 New Mexico Classic Cup QH Futurity(RG2) at Zia Park. Wood Be A Superstar finished half-a-length back in third. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Woodys Copy Cat broke second but drove to victory while completing the 400 yards in :19.687 seconds, a 94 speed index into a 15 mph headwind. The $151,416 winners' purse boosted the Woodbridge filly's earnings mark to $240,720. Trainer Cynthia Gonzalez conditions the brown filly for owner Enrique ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—After a light bump at the start, Jesse Lane got up at the wire by head over Hollywoodcrown in the $202,547 New Mexico Classic Cup Derby(RG2) Sunday afternoon at Zia Park. Ridden by jockey Alonso Rivera, posttime favorite Jesse Lane rolled over the 440 yards in :21.734 seconds, a 96 speed index into a 16 mph ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—For the second consecutive year, Major Bites was victorious in the $170,000 Namehimastreaker New Mexico Classic Quarter Horse Championship, the second stakes race on the Sunday afternoon card at Zia Park.

Major Bites, with Jose Alvarez up, covered the classic 440 yards in 21.594 to earn a 99 speed index. The ...



HOBBS, NM—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Regards Miracle won his fourth career race and first career stakes race in the $140,000 New Mexico Classic Cup Stakes at Zia on Sunday afternoon.

The stakes race, the first on the card, was restricted to New Mexico bred Quarter Horses, 3-year-olds and up, at 870 yards. The final time was 45.665 and gave the ...



PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Gc Harrys Game broke well under jockey Robert Burney to defeat L Bar D Top Prospect by half-a-length in the $32,300 Far West Futurity Sunday afternoon at Portland Meadows. Saddled by trainer Scott Chumbley, Gc Harrys Game completed the 350 yards in :17.864 seconds, a 99 speed index over a wet fast surface into ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—In just his third career start, Maryland-bred Seaduction defeated Jess Motions by a neck in the $30,000 Golden State Juvenile Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. Senator Cash finished half-a-length back in third. Under jockey Jose Nicasio, Seaduction broke well pulled away from the field and held ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Unregulated Cash won his fourth consecutive race on Sunday afternoon in the $20,805 Desert Classic Derby at Turf Paradise.

Martin Osuna rode the 3-year-old gelding to victory in the 350-yard race in 17.759 to earn a 93 speed index. The pair finished a neck in front of Jazzy Icon in second place. ...



PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 4, 2018—Lett Her Bea won the first stakes of her career as she notched a half-length victory in the $12,500 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes (not black-type) at Turf Paradise on Sunday afternoon.

Mark Jesso rode the 5-year-old mare to victory in her seventh career win. It was her 24th lifetime start but only her second ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 3, 2018—After a delay of nearly an hour while a line of thunderstorms rolled through the area, producing excessive cloud to ground lightning strikes and turning the track from fast to sloppy, they were finally off in the 21st edition of the Grade 3, $25,000 B. F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes. Sf Hot Pass, guided by Francisco Calderon, was first to the wire winning the 400-yard race, restricted to Texas-breds 3-yrs-old & up, in :19.343 seconds, a length in front of the rest, equaling a speed index was 107. Owned by Shannon Fisher of Midland, TX and trained by Leon Bard Sf Hot Pass earned his third stakes victory ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 3, 2018—Mr Desert Streak drew the inside post position in the field of five for the $30,000 Races and Aces Stakes on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs and that was an overwhelming factor in his first career stakes victory. The 4-year-old gelding took the lead immediately from that inside post and established some distance between himself and his rivals as the field moved through the turn. That cushion proved invaluable as the 1-5 betting favorite, Louisiana Dressblues, bore down on the leader through the stretch, but his rally came up a neck short at the end. Mr. Desert Streak covered the 870-yard distance ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—NOVMEBER 1, 2018—Under a hand ride by jockey Uriel Cervantes, Six On The Brimm defeated Cause For Corona by 1-½ lengths on Tuesday (Oct. 30) in the $16,4450 Great Lakes QH Association Futurity at Indiana Grand Race Course. Dianetobeadiva finished half-a-length back in third. Conditioned by trainer Tim Eggleston, Six On The Brimm completed the 350 yards in :18.209 seconds into an 18 mph headwind to take home the winners' check valued at $5,758. An Indiana home-bred, racing for owner/breeder Mary Dandrow, Six On The Brimm has won his last two starts to bank $17,182. The sorrel son of Tough To Get Six is out of the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 28, 2018—More than 42 years since their initial involvement in Quarter Horse racing, Sally Kidd and her son, Dave, celebrated their first ever futurity victory after their homebred gelding KR Hi Five recovered from a slow start with aplomb to win the $136,850 Wild West Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jose Nicasio for trainer Jaime Gomez, the Colorado-bred KR Hi Five bumped at the start and found himself in fifth place in the 350-yard race. But the son of leading first-crop sire, champion Five Bar Cartel quickly found his best stride and coolly began to move to the front of the pack. By the halfway point of the race, KR Hi Five was on the lead ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 28, 2018—Stel A Secret (11-1) vied for the lead early under jockey Kevin Carbajal then held off Ls Power to win the $42,180 AQRA President's Open Fall Futurity by a nose Sunday at Turf Paradise. Fastest qualifier and post-time favorite Showmethedoe bobbled the start but finished third three/quarters off the leaders. ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 28, 2018—Jus Cuz won the first stakes race of the day at Turf Paradise in the $16,007 AQRA Futurity on Sunday afternoon; the stakes victory was also the first career win for the Texas Icon filly.

Luis Yescas, Jr piloted the filly to a one-length victory in the 350-yard race, ...



PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 28, 2018 - Ahs Blue Boy, with Emilio Tapia aboard, broke sharply and led throughout the $7,000 Mark T Bars Stakes (not black type) to win by a neck on Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise.

The duo covered the 350-yard stakes in 17.908 to earn an 89 speed index. Horses that did not qualify for the AQRA or President’s ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 28, 2018—Making his second start since an off-the-board performance in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity on June 2, Vf Jedi Returns posted an impressive 1-¾ length win on Sunday to get the fastest qualifying time for the Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Futurity(RG3) at Will Rogers Downs. The 10 fastest Oklahoma ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Rock On Dynasty got an early lead then held well to get the fastest qualifying time Sunday from two trials contested for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type). Ridden by jockey Juan Ramirez, Rock On Dynasty covered the 350 yards in :17.829 seconds, a 91 speed index, to get the top mark. It was the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Dominyun Cartel and Jose Beltran may have been overlooked coming into the 10th running of the $180,300 Miss Roxie Little Futurity, but they didn’t let that stop them on the track. The duo came out of the starting gate with guns blazing and never looked back, scoring the win in the 350-yard dash in a time of :17.578 seconds. Horses from the inside post positions had been faring well all night and the trend continued in the Miss Roxie Little Futurity. Heavily favored Nachito Coronel and Sergio Ramirez caught the attention of racing fans from post three, but it was Dominyun Cartel who got out of the ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—WRs Valentino has been strong all season, but everything fell into place for the final of the 22nd running of the $140,960 Governor's Stake at Indiana Grand Saturday. The race is one of the original stakes that began during the inaugural season of pari-mutuel Quarter Horse racing in the state of Indiana in ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Tommy The Train was back on track in the sixth running of the $84,520 Indiana Championship Saturday. The stakes race was the first of four featured on the final all-Quarter Horse racing night at Indiana Grand. Starting from post one, Jockey James Flores had Tommy the Train ready to roll when the starting ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 27, 2018—Flight To La Jolla and Shanley Jackson soared past their opponents to pick up the victory in the 22nd running of the $122,520 QHRAI Derby at Indiana Grand Saturday. The duo covered the 400-yard dash in a time of :19.659 seconds. Starting from the extreme outside post 10 seemed to be a disadvantage ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2018—After running third in the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap on October 7, Greg Torgerson’s Joe Legacy beat a similar group of horses this time around to win the $16,000 John Ward Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Seven of the eight horses that raced in the 400-yard John Ward had faced each other in the ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 25, 2018—It was a photo between the top two in the Grade 1, $57,725 Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. When the race went official it was the post-time favorite and fastest qualifier Live Moonshine a head in front of Baileys and Rum. Final time for the 400-yard futurity was :19.926 seconds over a ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 26, 2018—Under jockey Robert Valero, Devins Project (22-1) out nodded Tarish at the wire to get the top qualifying time from six trials contested on Friday for the Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the fifty-four 2-year-olds who participated in today's trial races, will return to Will Rogers Downs on Saturday, November 10th to vie for the winner's share of a $266,765 purse. Another $14,040 will be distributed in stallions awards. An Oklahoma homebred racing for owner/breeder Kenneth Ruthardt, Devins Project raced over the 440 yard muddy (sealed) ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 26, 2018—A leading second-crop sire this year, Lota Pyc runners dominated four trials on Friday for the $89,680 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby at Will Rogers Downs. From four starters, the son of leading sire Pyc Paint ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 21, 2018—The broodmare Mia Ta Fame has given owner Richard Frandsen some outstanding racehorses during her time in the breeding shed. Her sons have included Decati, a 13-time winner of $276,286, and SS Paydirt, an eight-time winner of $134,403. Racing for Frandsen and his son, Skip, Decati finished third in the 2008 All American Derby, while Frandsen's SS Paydirt won the Grade 2 Sam Houston Classic Handicap. Mia Ta Fame has now given him another talented runner in the Favorite Cartel gelding Favorite Motion, who on Sunday night posted the fastest qualifying time ...



ROCKY VIEW, ALB—OCTOBER 21, 2018—Singles Cruise got his third stakes win on Sunday by getting a neck in front of Timberskinightryder in the $56,252(US) Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity at Century Downs. Papas Coleen finished half-a-length back in third. Singles Cruise broke outward, responded to encouragement leaving the chute from jockey Cesar Cervantes to get up at the wire in :19.944 seconds for the 400 yards. Trainer Janice Sather saddled the California-bred son of multiple stakes sire Favorite Cartel for herself and Barry Sather. In July the brown filly won the Jerry Stojan ...



ROCKY VIEW, ALB—OCTOBER 21, 2018—Multiple stakes winner Stripsteak exploded late under jockey Ricardo Moreno to get up by a head over stablemate True Cop in the $26,912(US) Canada Quarter Horse Cup Derby Sunday at Century Downs. First Prize Cruise finished another head back in the blanket-finish to take third. Conditioned by trainer ...



PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 21, 2018—Trainer Hector Magallanes saddled five finalist to the Far West Futurity at Portland Meadows Sunday, however Cg Harrys Game from the barn of Scott Raley posted the fastest qualifying time. Ridden by veteran jockey Robert Burney, Gc Harrys Game broke his maiden in the last of three trials by defeating Ima Five ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 20, 2018—All American Futurity(G1) winning trainer G. Blane Wood and champion jockey Ricky Ramirez teamed to qualify two horses to the Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity on Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Rainbow Futurity(G1) runner-up Flying Cowboy 123 drew off to a 1-½ length win in the seventh of 14 trials to get the top qualifying time over the 129 2-year-olds who participated for a spot in the $1,018,077 November 10th final. The son of leading sire Apollitical Jess clocked a :19.607, a 101 speed index on a muddy track into a 10 mph crosswind. Wood trains the $100,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate for owner Paragon Farms LLC. Bred in Michigan by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 20, 2018—Keith Nellesen's Kvn Corona, the 2017 AQHA champion 2-year-old colt, improved his record to a perfect nine for nine at Los Alamitos Race Course following a powerful victory in the second of four trials to the Grade 1, $925,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby on Saturday ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 19, 2018—Curls Happy Wagon ran the biggest race of her career Friday night when she defeated This Is A Deal by a neck to the set the fastest qualifying time for the Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 46 3-year-olds who competed in five trial races, will return to Lone Star Park on closing night, Saturday, November 10th to vie for the winner's share of the $378,810 purse going 440 yards. Ridden by jockey Jorge Torres, Curls Happy Wagon completed the 440 yards on a sloppy (sealed) showery racetrack in :21.417 seconds, a 99 speed index, to get the top qualifying ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 15, 2018—Morning-line favorite Had To Be Ivory got up at the wire over Carneros to win the $67,720(US) Picov Derby Monday afternoon at Ajax Downs. Aj Chick In 15 finished one-length back for third. Ridden by jockey Tony Phillips, multiple stakes winner Had To Be Ivory covered the 400 yards into an 8 mph crosswind in :20.110 seconds, equaling a 96 speed index. It was the eighth win from nine career starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Ivory James. The $27,088(US) winners' purse boosted the bay gelding's earnings mark to $112,085. Trainer Bryn Robertson conditions ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 14, 2018—Ed Allred's He Looks Hot outdueled one of the best fields ever assembled for the 64th running of the Grade 1, $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship after breaking sharply and finishing powerfully from post 10 to come out top of a four-horse blanket finish that included All America Gold Cup winner Bodacious Eagle, Go Man Go Handicap winner Tarzanito, and surprising 33-1 longshot Katies Easy Moves at 440 yards on Sunday night. Ridden by Vinnie Bednar for trainer Scott Willoughby, He Looks Hot was third at the start but moved to within a head of Katies Easy Moves at the halfway ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 14, 2018—With a sharp effort under jockey Adrian Ramos, multiple stakes-placed Siximoons sailed to a 1-½ length win in the last of three trials contested Sunday afternoon for the $200,000-est. New Mexico Cup Derby(RG2) at Zia Park. The first of three qualifiers by leading sire First Moonflash, Siximoons completed the 440 yards, with a 25 mph tailwind, in :21.524 seconds, equaling a 101 speed index and setting the top mark from 30 state-breds who participated in the trials. Trainer Rodolfo Valles saddled the gelding for owners Jerry Bailey and Tres Mesa Horses. ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 14, 2018—Utah Bred Futurity runner-up Showmethedoe drew clear under jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr. Sunday afternoon, winning the first of three trials for the AQRA-President's Open Fall Futurity by 1-¼ lengths at Turf Paradise. The son of All American Futurity(G1) winner No Secrets Here completed the 350 yards in :17.722 ...



ROCKY VIEW, AB—OCTOBER 14, 2018—Defeated by several horses in the field in her last two starts, Toughie turned the tables and returned to her winning ways in the $10,403(US) Quarter Horse Cup Classic (not black type) to open the Century Downs card on Sunday afternoon.

The even-money post-time favorite, with Ricardo Moreno aboard, covered ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 14, 2018—Painted Turnpike-PT has not lost a race in nearly two years. On Sunday the APHA son of leading Quarter Horse sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon got his 14th straight win by defeating Moores Rock Flash by half-a-length in the $12,917 Green Country Handicap at Will Rogers Downs. ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Under jockey Francisco Calderon multiple stakes winner Sf Hot Pass got away alertly, dueled throughout then held sway by a head over posttime favorite Eye N Capo at the wire Saturday night in the $75,000 Grade 1 Refrigerator Stakes at Lone Star Park. Apollitical Cyclone was another head back in the blanket finish to take third. Conditioned by veteran trainer Leon Bard, Sf Hot Pass cruised over the muddy (sealed) Lone Star Park racing surface in a quick :21.198 seconds, equaling a 105 speed index. It was the third straight stakes victory this season for the Shannon Fisher owned son of multiple stake ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Aqua Flash responded well under jockey Roberto Valero, flying home down the outside rail to catch fastest qualifier Little Kool Belle by a nose in the $251,514 Valley Junction Futurity Saturday night at Prairie Meadows. Apollitical Mogul finished three-quarter back to take third. Coming off a troubled third ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Fastest qualifier High Time To Fly rallied strongly under jockey Bonifacio Quiroz to defeat Ja Go Forest Go by half-a-length in the $149,476 Jim Bader Futurity Saturday night at Prairie Meadows. Streakin Jesszee finished a nose back for third. Saddled by trainer Alex Wessels, the royally bred High Time To Fly ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Walcott, a son of multiple stakes sire Tee Cos, got his fourth consecutive win Saturday night when he held off Tempting Annee Gl by a neck in the $123,191 Altoona Derby at Prairie Meadows. First Of 15 was a length off the leaders to get third. Walcott finished strong ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—The post-time favorite and fastest qualifier, Iris Royal Jess and jockey Lucas Constantin prevailed by nearly a length in the $121,850 Polk County Derby at Prairie Meadows on Saturday. Final time for the 400-yard final was 20.026, and the winner earned an 87 speed index.

Iris Royal Jess ($3.80) is a ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Bye Byefreighttrain took advantage of a clean trip and the rail to come home on top in the Grade 3 $45,000 Two Rivers Stakes on Saturday evening at Prairie Meadows.

The 5-year-old gelding was ridden to victory by Roberto Valero for trainer Shawna Manriquez. The pair finished the 440-yard race in 21.888 to ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Island Gurl, a 5-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Pappasito lunged at the start under jockey Jorge Torres then quickly pulled away to defeat Wagon Queen by one-length in the $60,000 Future Of Iowa Stakes Saturday at Prairie Meadows. Miss Alice Grace finished a neck ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—In just her second ever stakes appearance Storming Red Chickie turned in a determined effort under jockey Jorge Torres to defeat Rm Kool Okey by one-length in the $60,000 Terrance Hill Stakes Saturday at Prairie Meadows. My T Oak Tree finished 1-¼ length off the leaders to take third. Conditioned by trainer ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Dr. Ruth Barbour is having a fun year owning and racing Quarter Horses in Canada and California. The equine veterinarian practitioner owns and trains Country Boy 123, who is a perfect seven for seven while racing at Ajax Downs near Toronto. Dr. Barbour is also winning her share of races at Los Alamitos ...



ALTOONA, IA—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Streak Jase prevailed as the favorite in the $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes at Prairie Meadows, but the winner may have had to run farther than the 870-yard distance to capture the victory.

Streak Jase ($5.60) and jockey Cerapio Figueroa were in fourth place early and were carried out 10-wide around the turn ...



HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Longshot Tooflashyforyou(9-1) got up at the wire to tie RG2-placed Woods Copy Cat in the first of seven trial Saturday for the $300,000-est. New Mexico Cup Futurity(RG2) at Zia Park. The two state-bred fillies stopped the timer in :19.854 seconds, into a 7 mph headwind, to share the top qualifying spot from 66 ...