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SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 16, 2019—It was the biggest matchup of the year thus far as undefeated two-year-old stars Louisiana Love and Kissmelikethat went up against each other for the first time. Both geldings battled to the wire with Kissmelikethat getting the edge by the slimmest margin possible to win the $126,300 Jaguar Rocket Futurity at ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 15, 2019—Rex Wells' Colby James prevailed in a tight finish over Princess Katelyn to win the Restricted-Grade 3 $404,357 Mountain Top Futurity for New Mexico-breds on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Colby James covered the 350 yards in :17.796 to get the nose decision over Princess Katelyn. Dark Moon finished another length back for third. The Alan Hernandez-ridden Colby James broke well from the outside post position in the 10-horse field. "I think he was on the lead," Hernandez said. "Then I looked over and saw the three (Princess Katelyn) was ahead and my horse rebroke and got the lead." That nose win earned Colby James $169,673. He was ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 15, 2019— Shakeitonthebeach showed just how tough she was Saturday by winning the 10th running of the $183,200 Gordon Mobley Futurity at Indiana Grand. The two-year-old daughter of Escondido Beach sprung out of the gate and never looked back to score the win by one-half length in the 300-yard dash. Trained by five-time ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 14, 2019—Delta Downs conducted a special 15-race program on Saturday night. Each race was a qualifier for this year’s $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will be run on closing night of the season, Saturday, July 6. The fastest qualifier for this year’s Lee Berwick came out of the fifth trail as Mardonio Flores, Jr.’s ...



AURORA, CO—JUNE 15, 2019—Despite an erratic path under jockey Jose Lopez, Jess Un Sies Mas defeated Could Be Hotter by two-lengths in the $71,015 Rocky Mountain Derby Saturday to get his first career stakes win at Arapahoe Park. Saddled by trainer Jose Barron, Jess Un Sies Mas completed the 350 yards in :17.600 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index into a 5 mph crosswind. It was the third career win in eight starts for the son of leading sire Apollitical Jess and the $28,406 winners' purse pushed his bankroll over $37,000. A Colorado homebred, racing for owner-breeder Hugo Barron Sierra, ...



AURORA, CO—JUNE 15, 2019—Fastest qualifier Tf Kates Tlc did not disappoint as the even-money favorite and gate-to-wire winner of the $64,215 Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park on Saturday afternoon.

The final time for the 330-yard final was 17.160, resulting in a speed index of 87.

Tf Kates Tlc ($4.00) was the fastest ...



SHAKOPEE, MN – JUNE 15, 2019 - After six trials on Saturday afternoon, the ten fastest qualifiers are set for the richest race of the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse meet, the $156,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity. The final will be held on Sunday, July 7.

The third trial was expected to be the fastest trial of the day and did not ...



AURORA, CO – JUNE 15, 2019 - Shinning Bianca earned her first stakes win in the $17,950 Dolls Prodigy Stakes at Arapahoe on Saturday afternoon. The 4-year-old filly quickly overcame a stumbled start and led throughout the race to win as the second-longest price in the field.

Shinning Bianca ($22.00) and jockey Jesus Olivas posted a final ...



GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 15, 2019—Coming off a consolation win at Weber Downs earlier this month, Makn Risky Moves improved his record to a perfect 3-for-3 Saturday when he set the top qualifying time for the $50,000-added Cowboy State Futurity at Energy Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Wyoming racetrack on Sunday, June 23rd to ...



GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 15, 2019— A Dash For Dynasty, under jockey Jose Figueroa, posted the fastest qualifying time from three trials contested Saturday for the Wyoming All Breeds Racing Association Derby at Energy Downs. A Dash For Dynasty was the first of three qualifiers saddled by trainer Diana Garfias. The daughter of multiple stakes sire ...



LETHBRIDGE, AB—JUNE 15, 2019—Rocky Mountain Turf Club in Lethbridge, Alberta hosted a pair of non-black type stakes races on Saturday's race program. Old Timers Classic Multiple stakes winner Stripsteak put in a big finish under jockey Ricardo Moreno to defeat Honor The Fast Man by 1-½ lengths in the $6,902(US) Old Timers ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 14, 2019—Delta Downs conducted five trials for this year’s $308,863 Delta Downs Louisiana-bred Derby (RG3) on Friday night and a very familiar name set the fastest time in the 400-yard heats. Jose Estrada Quarter Horses’ Eysa Jess Jumpn, who took last year’s Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), won the third trial of the night in a time of :19.429 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 99. Each trial was contested over a fast track. Eysa Jess Jumpn was ridden to victory by Guadalupe Lucio, Jr. and is trained by Josue Huitron. The 3-year-old filly has now won nine of 12 starts in her career and she has only lost once in five ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 14, 2019—A short weather delay prior to the start of the Canterbury Park card foretold the results of the two trials for the $36,068 MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity as Hr Storm On In won the second trial as the fastest overall qualifier.

A quick moving thunderstorm delayed the start of the first trial briefly but left ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 14, 2019—Racing in the Salt Lake valley continued on Friday with five trials to the $80,127 Beehive Futurity at Laurel Brown. The 350-yard final is scheduled for Friday, June 28.

The fifth and final trial produced the fastest overall qualifier, Centers Valiant Hero. Centers Valiant Hero, with Armando Alvidrez ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 14, 2019—Quarter Horse racing is back at Laurel Brown, and the track began the 2019 meet with three trials for the $20,510 South Valley Futurity.

The 330-yard final will be held on Friday, June 28.

The second trial produced the top three fastest qualifiers, including the winner and fastest qualifier, Fooses Tat. Fooses Tat and jockey Daniel Carrillo set a time of 16.603 and earned a speed index of 110. The Foose filly was a gate-to-wire winner, defeating second fastest qualifier My Sweet Mia by three-quarters of a length.

This was the fourth career effort ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 14, 2019—Pappajeto, under jockey Daniel Carrillo, rolled to a one-length win in the first of two trials Friday for the UQHRA Open Derby at Laurel Brown Track, setting the fastest qualifying time of :17.467 seconds, a 104 speed index. David Burt saddled the son of multiple stakes sire ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 14, 2019—One Famous Corona, under jockey Jesus Valenzuela, held to a head win in the third of four trials on Friday for the 89 & Under All-Breed Allowance (not black type) at Laurel Brown Track. The top four finishers in that trial posted the top four qualifying spots for the Friday, June 28th $26,895 350 yard final. ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 9, 2019— Trainer Trey Wood became the fifth trainer to win the Ruidoso Derby and the Ruidoso Futurity on the same weekend when Carry "Rusty" Allred's Fernweh scored a narrow victory in the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ruidoso Futurity on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The Wood-trained Apocalyptical Jess won the Grade 1, $958,766 Ruidoso Derby on Saturday afternoon. The other trainers to score the Ruidoso Derby-Ruidoso Futurity double on the same weekend are "Sleepy" Gilbreath, Russell Harris, Mike Joiner and Rudy Valles. Gilbreath performed the feat twice. The odds-on favorite, Fernweh raced the 350 yards in ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 9, 2019—The $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile, a race for horses who did not qualify for the grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity, was won Sunday afternoon by Brenda Reiswig's homebred Midnight Moonlyte. Midnight Moonlyte won by one-half length in :17.455 for the 350 yards. Cody Roger Smith was aboard. A gelding by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 9, 2019— Featuring a trio of previous futurity qualifiers and a total of four horses already with at least one victory, the opening trial to the Grade 1, $1,070,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity figured to be among the strongest of 11 heats contested on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. The 350-yard dash proved to be even ...



AJAX, ONT—JUNE 9, 2019— A big crowd enjoyed beautiful summertime weather at Ajax Downs on Sunday, the sixth day of the Quarter Horse track's 50th anniversary season. Jockeys Tony Phillips and Regan Knowles each rode two winners on the eight-race card to take the top two positions on the jockey's standings. Phillips now has 10 wins on the ...



AURORA, CO – JUNE 9, 2019 - Dee Favorite Girl won her first career stakes race in style as an easy winner of the $15,000 American Flyer Stakes at Arapahoe on Sunday afternoon.

Dee Favorite Girl and jockey Alfredo Triana, Jr. covered the 350 yards in 17.410 and earned a 97 speed index. The pair broke sharply and extended their early lead to win by a length and half.

Dee Favorite Girl ($5.20) is trained by Miguel Pena for owner Santos Lopez. She was bred in Oklahoma by Dee and Betty Raper, by Favorite Cartel and out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Eyema Blues Girl.

The lone ...



JEROME, ID—JUNE 9, 2019—With a dominating gate-to-wire victory, Unique Ways posted the fastest qualifying time to the $7,000-added Roche Equine Veterinary Services Futurity in Jerome on Sunday afternoon.

Unique Ways and Eric Ayala covered the 350 yards in 18.062 and earned a speed index of 90 in the second of two trials. The pair ...



JEROME, ID—JUNE 9, 2019—A pair of trials on Sunday afternoon produced the qualifying field for the $7,000-Added Roche Equine Veterinary Services Derby.

The 350-yard final will be held on June 23.

The two fastest qualifiers were the top two finishers in the first trial. Foose Secret posted the fastest overall time as the winner by a ...



JEROME, ID—JUNE 9, 2019—Missus Badger, a 3-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Stel Corona, broke her maiden Sunday with a half-length win in the $2,500 Maiden Frolic Stakes (not black type) at the Jerome Fair. Ridden by jockey Jesus Valenzuela, Missus Badger was never headed as she completed ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 8, 2019—Bill Robbins’ champion and All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess showed his determination with a hard-fought victory over Danjer in the Grade 1, $958,766 Ruidoso Derby on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. In the $100,000 Mr Jess Perry (see related story), for horses who did not qualify for the Ruidoso Derby, La Feliz Montana Ranch, LLC’s Lethal Lil powered away from her rivals to gain the victory. Apocalyptical Jess earned $411,950 from his Ruidoso Derby win to push his career earnings to $2,081,772, the fifth-highest career ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 8, 2019— In the $100,000 Mr Jess Perry, for horses who did not qualify for the Ruidoso Derby, La Feliz Montana Ranch, LLC’s Lethal Lil powered away from her rivals to gain the victory. Lethal Lil started with the leaders in the Mr Jess Perry and then pulled away from her competition to win by a commanding one length ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 8, 2019— Fastest qualifier Veuve Clicquot picked up her first stakes victory in the $57,325 Gopher State Derby on Saturday at Canterbury Park.

The final time for the 400-yard final was 19.843, giving the winner a 95 speed index.

Veuve Clicquot had a pair of second-place finishes and two third-place efforts in her six starts prior to coming to Canterbury. She is now undefeated in two starts in Minnesota and has lifetime earnings of $45,355. Though she posted the fastest qualifying time of 19.870 from four trials on May 25, Veuve Clicquot ($15.20) was not ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 8, 2019—Delta Downs conducted eight trials for this year’s $308,335 Firecracker Futurity (G2) on Saturday night and the fastest time of the evening was accomplished by Jardiel Perez’s A Painted Dynasty. The Josue Ponce trainee stopped the clock in :17.394 seconds under jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. while racing on a fast track. ...



PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ—JUNE 8, 2019—Two divisions for the $15,000 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes were conducted on Saturday a Arizona Downs. Wayne Brasher Memorial-Division 1 Be Quite, a 4-year-old son of multiple stakes sire Kiddy Up, defeated post-time favorite Jess A Cowboy by a neck in the first Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes ...



LETHBRIDGE, AB—UNE 8, 2019—Getit Hot gained an early lead and extended it into a clear victory in the $11,720 All Canadian Derby (not black-type) at Lethbridge on Saturday afternoon.

It was the fourth career win for the Walk Thru Fire filly but it was her first win in a stakes race. She and Ricardo Moreno covered 350 yards in 17.679 ...



BELCOURT, ND—JUNE 8, 2019—Up In The Clouds, under jockey Marcus Delorme, broke her maiden with an impressive two-length win in the first of two trials Saturday for the Northern Plains QH Futurity at Chippewa Downs. The daughter of Corona Up posted the fastest qualifying time of :19.115 seconds. The eight fastest qualifiers from the two ...



TULSA, OK—JUNE 8, 2019—Two trials for the $20,000-est. APHA Claiming Futurity for APHA 2-year-olds were held Saturday night at Fair Meadows Race Course. All horses entered in the trials had to run for a claiming price of $7,500. No claims were dropped. Lotto Livewire, a daughter of multiple stakes sire Crm Livewire, won the second of two ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 7, 2019—Delta Downs hosted the $60,000 Vals Fortune Stakes (RG3) as well as three trials for this year’s Firecracker Derby on Friday night. The Vals Fortune was taken by Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s San Lorenzo Corona and Lester Colomb, Jr.’s Mia Jet In recorded the fastest qualifying time for the Firecracker Derby (see related story). San Lorenzo Corona proved best in the 400-yard Vals Fortune under jockey Victory Urieta, Jr. by defeating Featuring Fast Jess by 1-1/2 lengths.Dlj Imma B Famous wound up third, another head behind the top pair. The winner, who is trained ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 7, 2019—In the Firecracker Derby(G3) trials Friday night at Delta Downs, Mia Jet In defeated Grade 2 winner Fm Im A Zatanaz Too in the first of three trials to post the fastest qualifying time for the $186,925 final, which will be held on July 3. The multiple stakes-placed Kenneth Weeks trainee covered 400 yards over a fast ...



FARMINGTON, NM—JUNE 2, 2019—A blanket finish in the $175,051 New Mexico Breeders Futurity(RG3) resulted in an upset win by Runner Chick on Sunday afternoon at SunRay Park.

Final time for the 350-yard stakes race was :17.638 seconds for a speed index of 88.

Runner Chick ($16.40) and jockey Jaime Leos broke well and maintained an early narrow lead to win by a head over a fast track. Only a neck separated the top five finishers at the wire, which did not include fastest qualifier and post-time favorite Dreamin Woodrow.

Runner Chick is trained by Juan Gonzales for his mother, Patricia Gonzales. He was bred in New Mexico by ...



FARMINGTON, NM—JUNE 2, 2019—Number One Interest (20-1) was speed all the way under jockey Irving Delgado-Bustillos, breaking his maiden with a neck win over Woodbeacartel in the $82,379 Four Corners Futurity Sunday afternoon at SunRay Park. Mister Mucho Gusto finished another neck back in the blanket finish to take third. Conditioned by ...



AJAX, ON—JUNE 2, 2019—The field for the $50,000-added Ontario Bred Derby is set after two trials at Ajax Downs on Sunday afternoon.

Five Bar Fandango, winner of the first trial, set the overall fastest qualifying time of 15.760 in the 300-yard race. The final, restricted to Ontario-bred 3-year-olds, will be held on June 16.

The three fastest qualifiers all came out of the first trial. Five Bar Fandango ($2.80) defeated Shake It Twice by a neck; Queens Award finished two lengths behind in third place.

Five Bar Fandango was ridden by Tony Phillips for trainer Bryn Robertson. The 3-year-old filly is a homebred for Carol ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— JUNE 1, 2019—There are likely a lot of people who attended the Ruidoso Yearling Sale in 2018 that will be kicking themselves in the morning, especially after Uptowne Babe won the Grade 1, $963,100 Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park on Saturday night. This 2-year-old filly's owner, Sam Green of Monett, Mo., who also bred the winner, put her in the sale in New Mexico, hoping a horse of her pedigree would bring a pretty penny. "But when she didn't bring the price I thought a Mr Jess Perry filly should bring, I bid on her myself and brought her back home," said Green. ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— JUNE 1, 2019—The Grade 1, $255,680 Remington Park Championship featured a field of 10 that included defending champ Jessies First Down and this season's Leo Stakes winner LD Is Back. Neither finished in the money with poor starts at the root of their efforts while Political Attraction was away sharply and posted his third ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— JUNE 1, 2019—Jockey Ricky Ramirez won the Grade 3 Heritage Place Derby for the third year in a row, booting home Apollitical Pence on Saturday night to win the $367,750. The race if for 3-year-olds who qualified in trials on May 12. Ramirez had previously won aboard Pyc Fun N ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— JUNE 1, 2019—The final race of the 2019 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season at Remington Park was Saturday night’s $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile. The 350-yard event was won by EC Revenge who won his second stakes race of the season with the triumph. Owned by Elisabeth Logan of Haskell, Okla., EC Revenge ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 1, 2019—First Habits has been the horse that just couldn't get everything together in the past. He always qualified for finals, but could never secure the win. That scenario changed Saturday when First Habits scored his first career stakes win in the fifth running of the $92,200 Harley Greene Derby. Starting from post eight in the 10-horse field, First Habits did not make a splash early in the race as Rubys Stone and Fernando Morin got the first call from the inside. However, First Habits seemed to make up lost ground early and became a threat halfway down the stretch in the 400-yard dash. He continued to ...



OGDEN, UT—JUNE 1, 2019—Valentina Relentless, a daughter of leading first-crop sire Hes Relentless, got her second stakes win of the season Saturday afternoon when broke a 25-year-old 330 yard track record in the $77,475 Hadley-Giles Memorial Futurity at Weber Downs. Under jockey Alan Miramontes, Valentina Relentless broke on top then widened her lead over Fooses Tat to two-lengths, while completing the 330 yards in a quick :16.860 seconds, breaking the Weber Downs 330 yards track record while earning a 103 speed index. The previous record of :16.880 was set October 8, 1994 by Dealing The ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 1, 2019— As And Js was the 5-2 favorite in last year's Junos Request Stakes but missed victory by three-quarters of a length. This year, she made her backers proud, winning the Grade 2, $106,400 event at 6-1 odds. The 5-year-old mare by Apollitical Jess, out of the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JUNE 1, 2019—Two times this race meet Madewell had been beaten by Ms Esther in stakes races at Remington Park, but not on closing Saturday. "We couldn't let it happen to us a third time," said Madewell's trainer Tammy Johnson after celebrating in the winner's circle of the Grade 2, $55,920 Remington Park Distance ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— JUNE 1, 2019—Relentless Gun is a 2-year-old gelding any owner would love to have, winning when the large coin is on the line, like Saturday night when he won his second stakes in only four starts, the restricted Grade 3, $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes at Remington Park. The Easy Jet is for 2-year-old Oklahoma breds. Relentless ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 1, 2019—Tres My Heart and Edgar Diaz were dominant winners in the 17th running of the $49,040 Indiana Grand Classic Saturday, June 1. The race was part of the first all-Quarter Horse racing night for 2019 at Indiana Grand. Tres My Heart had little issues getting out of the gate and had a clean start to be a factor from ...



OGDEN, UT—JUNE 1, 2019—Corona By Corona, a royally-bred daughter of leading sire Corona Cartel, put on a dominating performance Saturday when she defeated fastest qualifier Locomotion Girl by two-lengths in the $42,000 Utah Bred Derby at Weber Downs. Bf Mightymemorylane finished none back to take third. Ridden by jockey Jesus Valenzuela, Corona B Corona went to wire-to-wire over the 350 yards in :17.862 seconds, equaling a 96 speed index on a fast track. Trainer Riley Moosman conditions the 3-year-old filly for owner Keith W. Nellesen. Bred in Utah by McColee Land & Livestock LLC, ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 1, 2019—Delta Downs hosted the $37,000 Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) on Saturday night and the race winner, Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s Gunsmoke B, set a new track record for 300 yards of :14.779 seconds. The clocking equaled a huge speed index of 112 and was accomplished over a fast track. Facing six opponents in the Develop A Plan, ...