Racing Archives


HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 12, 2019—In just her second start this season multiple graded winner Eysa Jess Jumpn dominated seven trials Friday night for the Grade 3 $167,500 Sam Houston Derby. Making her first start outside Louisiana, the daughter of leading sire Heza Fast Dash proved she could compete in ...



DTL Samureye Upsets Three-Time World Champion Painted Turnpike In Paul Harber Memorial At Remington Park OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—For the first time in Painted Turnpike's storied history as three-time world champion Paint and in 30 lifetime races, he failed to finish in the top two Friday night in the $26,100 Paul Harber Memorial ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—Trainers Matt Whitekiller and Dee Keener qualified half the horses Friday night in trials for the 10-Paint-horse final of the Grade 1, $129,490 American Paint Classic Futurity set to run on Saturday, April 27. Whitekiller qualified two Paints and Keener three with Whitekiller’s Southern Electric being the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 12, 2019—Just like in 2018, the first two races for 2-year-olds of the current Quarter Horse meet at Los Alamitos went to horses owned by Reliance Ranches LLC and trained by Mike Robbins. The Oklahoma-based operation won the season's first two races for juveniles here on Friday night after Dreams Divine and ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 12, 2019—Reliance Ranches had two more standout youngsters work on Thursday, April 11 when the Utah-bred colt Needs No Intro and the Oklahoma-bred colt Old Blue Shirt covered 220-yards evenly in a time of :12.30 - the co-fastest times of the morning. Trained by Mike Robbins, Needs No Intro is by the great ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 12, 2019—Trainer Juan Aleman worked several of his top prospects on Tuesday, April 9 at Los Alamitos headed by CC Varsity Jacket, a half-brother to 2018 All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess. Bred by Danny J. Miller and owned by JGA Racing Stables, Inc., CC Varsity Jacket worked 220 yards from the inside post against the Kiddy Up colt Leonel Bugatti. The Aleman-trained colts hit the wire in unison in :12.3 with CC Varsity Jacket breaking alertly and then being urged left handed at the midway point. Meanwhile, Leonel Bugatti was solid throughout and galloped out nicely. Sired by Hes Relentless, CC Varsity ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—In five career starts before Thursday night, Legendari, a 3-year-old filly out of trainer Ed Hardy’s barn, had never faced allowance horses. She had raced against maidens twice and then been in tough futurity trials her other three tries. The drop in class was all she needed as she beat a field of allowance non-winners of two races lifetime at 31-1 odds. She was completely ignored despite having run against much tougher futurity trial horses at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas; Retama Park near San Antonio, and at Remington Park in 2018. Legendari, a 3-year-old daughter of Corona Cartel, out of the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 6, 2019—Barry and Janice Sather's Singles Cruise was a three-time stakes winner in Canada in 2018. She's now a stakes winner at Los Alamitos as well after outdueling Valentin Zamudio's Callender by a nose to post an upset victory in the $20,000 James Smith Memorial Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Carlos Huerta for trainer Paul Jones, Singles Cruise broke sharply from post number seven and took the lead shortly after the start. Callender came flying to her inside, but Singles Cruise did not back down on the way to recording her fourth stakes victory and seventh in 13 career starts. A 12-1 longshot ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 7, 2019—When last seen, the 2018 Grade 1, $3 million All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess was breaking dead last in the Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park on Nov. 10, 2018, running a disappointing sixth. Trainer Trey Wood felt good about his barn superstar bouncing back in his debut as a 3-year-old in the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby(RG3) trials on Sunday for owner Bill Robbins of San Jose, Calif. Apocalyptical Jess, a son of Apollitical Jess, out of the Holland Ease mare Cassandra Crest, might have brought on some frowns on that cold ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 6, 2019—Five different trainers and five different jockeys filled out the field for the final of the Restricted Grade 1, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity by qualifying five more 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred American Quarter Horses in the trials Saturday. The fastest qualifier on Saturday was Uptowne Babe, who got to the ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 6, 2019—In her third start this season, Wahene Version (6-1) was speed all the way under jockey Edgar Martinez to defeat post-time favorite, the multiple stakes winner Woodys Copy Cat by half-a-length in the $85,000 Sunburst Stakes(RG3) Saturday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. First Theory V finished ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 6, 2019—With the first races for 2-year-old Quarter Horses just around the corner at Los Alamitos Race Course, here’s a brief look at the headliners from the morning of workouts on Saturday, April 6. As always, videos of all gate works are available for review at ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 6 2019—Favorite Latin Lover posted the fastest time on Saturday for the Desert Classic Futurity at Turf Paradise, however trainer Matthew Fales saddled five of 10 fastest qualifiers from second thru sixth. Making his first career start for owner-trainer Armando Castellanos Favorite Latin Lover bumped early under jockey ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 6, 2019—With the first races for 2-year-old Quarter Horses just around the corner at Los Alamitos Race Course, let's continue to look at some of the juveniles that have caught the eye during morning workouts from March 28 through April 4 at the Orange County straightaway. As always, all gate works are available for ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 5, 2019—Leading rider James Flores will have a decision to make when the Restricted Grade 1, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity is run on Saturday, April 20; he qualified the two fastest 2-year-old Quarter Horses from Friday’s trials at Remington Park. A total of five qualified from the 330-yard heats on Friday. They will join another five qualifiers from trials held Saturday night. The speedy 2-year-old Lota Shakin Goin On, a gelded son of leading third-crop sire Lota Pyc, out of the Corona Caliente mare DM Hot Hot Hot, was the quickest at 330 yards in the trials, stopping the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 4, 2019—Admiral Sting became the first multiple stakes winner at Remington Park during this meet, winning the Restricted Grade 2, $68,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes on Thursday night. It was the second time this meet that jockey Jimmy Brooks and trainer Eddie Willis were interviewed after such a victory with Admiral Sting taking his picture in the winner's circle. The 4-year-old horse by Apollitical Jess, out of the Strawfly Special mare Sting Scorpion Sting, won the $68,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes on opening night at 250 yards and ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 4, 2019—In the Grade 2 $60,400 Pauls Valley Stakes, Ms Esther wasn't afraid of her first try in stakes company and she wasn't afraid of trying to win against stakes horses at 870 yards from the 7-hole. This 5-year-old mare didn't try hook races until owner-trainer Jordan Baumann of Sallisaw got her into his barn. She ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 4, 2019—Originally set for 11am this morning (Thursday), Delta Downs pushed an eight-race 220 yard training card for 2-year-old colts and geldings to 5pm due to inclement weather. Bye The Man In Black, a $7,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Graduate, under jockey Jose Ariel Rodriguez, posted the fastest clocking of :12.094 seconds ...



VINTON, LA—APRIL 3, 2019—AQHA Racing Champion Trainer Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. saddled four winners at Delta Downs Wednesday on an eight-race 220 yards training card for fillies that included the two fastest of the day. Roberts sent out $41,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate Lifeinthefastlane in Race 6 for owners Jason Richard and Michael J. Leblanc. Ridden by jockey David Alvarez the Jess Louisiana Blue filly daylighted her field by two-lengths while posting the top mark of :12.057 seconds, from the 50 fillies who participated today. Sold in the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale in the Running ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 31, 2019— Chris O'Dell completed a sweep of the first three derbies held at Los Alamitos in 2019 after Rosenthal Ranch LLC's Powerful Favorite racked up his major win of the meet after outdueling Dunn Ranch's Apollitical Pence in the Grade III, $211,000 El Primero Del Año Derby on Sunday night. It was the second derby win of the year for Powerful Favorite following his daylight victory in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on February 9. O'Dell also won the La Primera Del Año Derby on Saturday night after Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Terrific First Down ...



PHOENIX, AZ—MARCH 31, 2019—Ridden by jockey Jake Samuels, Unrestrained out-finished stakes winner First Lady Perry by half-a-length to post the fastest qualifying time for the AQRA President's Open Spring Derby Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trials contested on Sunday, will return to Turf Paradise ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 28, 2019—In his 2019 debut, Preyn Onthe Mountain ran a tight second to last year’s winner of the $846,000 Remington Park Futurity, Lyndder 16. It seemed a foregone conclusion that Preyn Onthe Mountain would find the winner’s circle next time out. Guess again. That next time was Sunday at Remington Park. Eagle Deluxe, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 30, 2019—The Parsons family won the La Primera Del Año Derby for the second year in a row after even money favorite Terrific First Down cruised to a length victory in the 400-yard race on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Owned and bred by the Parsons Family Limited Partnership and trained by Chris O'Dell, Terrific First Down broke sharply from post number seven with Eduardo Nicasio up and eventually took the lead over J. Garvan Kelly, Nancy Yearsley and Lloyd Yother's Symbol Of Faith. The two talented fillies separated themselves from the rest of the field with ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 30, 2019—Leading trainer Eddie Willis padded his lead in the standings by taking the feature race at Remington Park on Saturday night with Southern Belle BP hitting the wire a half-length in front. The 3-year-old filly by First Down Dash, out of the Southern Cartel mare BP Shes Southern, sprinted to the finish line first, covering 350 yards in 17.592 seconds over a fast track, for a speed index of 87. Sent off at 7-1 odds, jockey Jimmy Brooks put the pedal to the metal on Southern Belle BP from the git-go, breaking on top and holding off 9-2 third choice in the betting, A Prize Wagon. Ms Perry Cartel (13-1 odds) ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 29, 2019—Ed Allred's millionaire sprinter He Looks Hot, already an AQHA Supreme Race Course, added to his impressive resume by scoring his 11th career victory while holding off Katies Easy Moves to win the $35,000 Moonist Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Vinnie Bednar for trainer Scott Willoughby, He ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 29, 2019—New News, under jockey J.R. Ramirez, blew the field away in the first of nine trials at Sunland Park Friday for the Grade 3 $210,775 West Texas Derby, setting the fastest qualifying time from 87 three-year-old Quarter horses who participated. The 10 fastest qualifiers from today's trials will return to ...



Trainer Sammy Valdivia, Jockey Juan Pulido Remain In Top Three In RP Standings After Vf Adreneline Rush Wins Feature OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 28, 2019—Trainer Sammy Valdivia and jockey Juan Pulido continued their excellent race meet this spring at Remington Park with a win in the feature race with 4-year-old gelding Vf Adreneline Rush. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 29, 2019—An outstanding array of 2-year-old Quarter Horses have been posting sharp 220-yard workouts recently at Los Alamitos. Here's a look at several of these runners with quick drills from March 19 to 26. On March 19, the Paul Jones-trained filly Scoop There It Is worked in :12.4 from the outside post while ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 28, 2019—The cream rose to the top in the feature race Thursday night at Remington Park as leading trainer Eddie Willis sent out the winner, a horse appropriately named Money All Day. The fans took the name of the 3-year-old gelding to heart as they bet him down to 3-5 odds from the morning line of 4-1. Willis ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Jockey James Flores was in the winner’s circle this weekend almost as much as the track photographer, winning Sunday’s feature race at Remington Park with Splendid Cause for his eighth victory in two days. Flores won six races on Saturday night, including four stakes races, and two more on Sunday to make him the hottest thing going since March Madness. Splendid Cause, a 4-year-old mare by Apollitical Jess, out of the Tres Seis mare Answer The Dream, won a $29,650 allowance race for fillies and mares, ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—EC Revenge's owner Elizabeth Logan of Haskell, Okla., must not have wanted to rush into the business of owning racehorses. The 92-year-old won the Grade 2, $396,650 Oklahoma Futurity for 2-year-old American Quarter Horses on Saturday night at Remington Park. "It took me to 92 years old to do something like ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Jess Proved Youwrong got off to a tough start in the Grade 3, $255,750 Oklahoma Derby on Saturday night at Remington Park, getting squeezed by rivals at the start. Jockey James Flores managed to get her rolling and after being ninth early, finally got her in gear and what a gear it was as the 3-year-old filly ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019— Political Attraction won the Grade 2, $60,420 Eastex Stakes on Saturday at Remington Park for owner Rogelio Marquez Jr. and Kathy Robinson of Claremore, Okla. The 4-year-old gelding rallied along the rail to win by three-quarters of a length over Mi Amor Secreto. Trained by Rick Robinson and ridden to ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Curls Happy Wagon found more energy as the Grade 3, $63,750 Decketta Stakes continued Saturday at Remington Park, gaining the lead midway and then pulling away to win by a length. Owned by Michael Pohl and Martin Stacy of Irving, Texas, Curls Happy Wagon is trained by Stacy Charette-Hill and was ridden by ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—The $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile was won by FMM Rocking Cartel at longshot odds of 23-1 on Saturday, March 23 at Remington Park. Owned and bred in Texas by Rancho El Porvenir of Joshua, Texas, FMM Rocking Cartel is trained by Roberto Duenes and was ridden by Gaspar Garcia. The 2-year-old gelding handled 300 ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019— DTL Chasin Tale was a full length behind the front-runner in the Grade 1, $162,028 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Futurity on Saturday night at Remington Park with only 100 yards to go. He found a tremendous burst of speed to get to the wire first by a neck to capture victory. This 2-year-old Paint gelding, ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 23, 2019—Bullet Bonnie pulled the upset at 20-1 odds Saturday at Remington Park to win the Grade 1, $61,100 Speedhorse Graham Paint and Appaloosa Derby. The 3-year-old filly won by a neck over Memories Of Lil Hero. Owned by Dee Keener and Steve Wright, of Inola, Okla., and trained by Keener, Bullet Bonnie was ridden ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 22, 2019—Coming into weekend three of the American Quarter Horse, Paints & Appaloosa meet at Remington Park, the jockeys and trainers races in the standings had been wide open, but after two nights of racing, nine-time champion conditioner Eddie Willis and jockey Jimmy Brooks have had, they are solidly on top. Willis has had six winners the past two nights and Brooks rode for him on four of those. Willis was behind Dee Keener and Sammy Valdivia until Thursday night, but passed them like a Quarter Horse in full stride going into the weekend. Willis is in front with 13 wins on the season while Keener and ...



SELMA, OK—MARCH 22, 2019—Zoomino, a 2-year-old colt by multiple grade 1 sire Zoomin For Bux, posted the fastest time from 48 2-year-olds who participated in nine training races at Retama Park today (Friday). Jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. rode the brown colt over the 250 yards in :13.74 seconds to get Friday's top mark. Trainer Jose Garza conditions Zoomino for owners Maria Garza and Remigio Figueroa. Bred in Louisiana by Tate Farms from the Chicks Beduino mare Caution On Else, Zomino is a half-brother to grade 3 placed Royal Darius. The third dam is the stakes winning Dash For Cash ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 21, 2019—It was like old times at Remington Park on Thursday night as nine-time champion trainer Eddie Willis was nearly unbeatable, winning five of 11 races on the card. The multiple graded-stakes-winning trainer from Caney, Okla., whose horses have earned more than $30 million in his career, packed a few more greenbacks in his pocket with the huge night. He won three races with jockey Jimmy Brooks and two with Justine Klaiber. Things got rolling in the second when Valliance, by Valiant Hero, got up by a half-length with Brooks in the saddle, followed by winners ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 12, 2019—Harrah's Louisiana Downs wrapped up its 2019 Quarter Horse meet this afternoon with an exciting performance by Trump My Record in the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3). The son of leading first-crop sire Apollitical Blood out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Breck N Records is owned by Cruz E. Nava and trained by his brother-in-law Arturo Davila III. Purchased for just $10,700 at the TQHA Yearling Sale, he was impressive in his schooling race on February 9, before setting the fastest qualifying time in ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 20, 2019—Jockey Berkley Packer mounted up in the fifth race of the 10 training races at Remington Park on Wednesday and shortly thereafter had ridden not only the fastest 2-year-old Quarter Horse of the day but also the horse with the fastest schooling race for the past two months – Jess My Hocks. The 2-year-old ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 19, 2019—The top five times recorded from 108 official gate works for 2-year-olds on Monday (March 18) at Sunland Park were summer sale graduates from New Mexico and Oklahoma. Many of the 2-year-olds are prepping for the upcoming Grade 2 $300,000-est. West Texas Futurity trials on April 12th or the restricted Grade 2 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 18, 2019—It was a busy morning of 2-year-old gate workouts on Saturday(March 16) with 26 juveniles leaving the gate from the 220 yard mark at Los Alamitos Race Course. This space will take a look at seven of the morning’s participants starting with O Yes I Can, who posted the bullet work of :12.3 for trainer Paul ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 17, 2019—The $34,000 El Moro De Cumpas Stakes lives on at Rillito Park, and the historic race was the final Quarter Horse stake of the meet on Sunday afternoon. Fastest qualifier and post-time favorite Temptingjess For Lmg ($4.00) dueled with Dig Deeper for the lead early before pulling away to win by a length.

The final ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019—Lynnder 16 qualified for the $3 million All American Futurity last year in American Quarter Horse racing’s biggest annual event. She also won the $864,000 Remington Park Futurity, so it was no surprise that the 3-year-old filly won the $31,250 allowance feature race in Oklahoma City on Sunday. The surprise ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 17, 2019— The first of two Quarter Horse stakes on closing day at Rillito Park ended in an upset as Captain Mazurk ($20.20) and Luis Valenzuela won the $11,000 Sicilian Slammer Stakes (not black type). The duo led gate-to-wire from their outside post in the 220-yard event for fillies and mares. The final time was 11.955, ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019— A solid field of accredited Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds put on a very entertaining show in the first "official" futurity of the year, the $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) today at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Hh Gailforce, the third-fastest qualifier, scored a mild upset over fastest qualifier Tf Shez Jess Dashin and was greeted in the winner’s circle by a very happy group of owners! Egoizzta Partnership consists of Juan, Joel and Jose Cantu as well as Eric Hinojosa. They made the trip to Louisiana last year and purchased the filly for $12,000 in the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale. The daughter of Freighttrain B, out of the First Prize Perry mare Open My ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019—The $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby for accredited Louisiana-breds, with the richest purse in the history of the championship, went to Tdz Louisiana Toast on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. The son of Jess Louisiana Blue out of the Toast to Dash mare Shes a Royal Toast was ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 16, 2019—The excellence of Major Bites shined brightly on Saturday as he sped away to another brilliant victory in the $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap(RG3) at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The leading older New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse pulled away from a high quality field in the 350 yard feature and won ...