AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 18, 2019—The 50th anniversary season of Ajax Downs Quarter Horse racing comes to a close Oct. 21 with its biggest card of the season. Ten races with 74 entrants will offer plenty of excitement and wagering propositions for the afternoon which gets underway at 12:55 p.m. (EDT). Shake It Twice, one of the year's top 3-year-old fillies, heads the day's featured eighth race, an open allowance for 3-year-olds at 400 yards worth $23,000. Owned and trained by Chantelle Bourgeois of Enniskillen, ON, Shake It Twice won ...



PHOENIX, AZ—OCTOBER 17, 2019—Trials for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stake will be held on Sunday to start the afternoon card. Two $3,000 trials will determine the field for the 300-yard stake, open to 3-year-olds and up who are maidens as of October 15, 2019.

The second and final trial could be the fastest, featuring both Desert Scorpion and Check This Wagon, starting side-by-side as the two morning-line favorites.

Desert Scorpion will be ridden by Hizain Solis Camacho for trainer Pedro Urias Soto. As a 2-year-old, the gelded son ...



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GRANTS PASS, OR—OCTOBER 17, 2019 —On a card with several Thoroughbred stakes, the feature race for Quarter Horses on Sunday at Grants Pass will be the $11,000-added Crater Lake Handicap. The 400-yard stake is open to 3-year-olds, high weights preferred.

Five Bar Cartel, currently the ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 17, 2019— Thirteen races are scheduled Saturday, October 19, each a trial race for 2-yr-olds putting forth their best possible efforts to run the fastest 400 yards they ever have, because the 10 fastest of the night will earn the right to start in the Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity on November 9. Gates ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 17, 2019— It’s going to be a fast and spooky Friday night at the races! First up is a visit from the Headless Horseman followed by 47 3-yr-old Quarter Horses divided into five trials of which the fastest 10 of the lot will advance to the Grade 1, Texas Classic Derby Final on Closing Night of the 2019 Quarter Horse ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 17, 2019—Grade 1 stakes winners Flash And Roll, Powerful Favorite and Tequila Sangria will be among the 33 sophomores that will race in Saturday's trials to the Grade 1, $1,009,650 Los Alamitos Super Derby. The 400-yard trials have been carded as races five through eight. The horses with the 10 fastest times in the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 17, 2019—Jockey Oscar Peinado returns to action for the first time in nearly 15 months when he pilots Famous Foose in the seventh race on Friday at Los Alamitos. Eight races are on tap with first post set for 7 p.m. (PDT). Peinado had been sidelined with fractured vertebrae ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 16, 2019—Chilitos, a graded stakes winning son of world champion Apollitical Jess owned by Omar and Anna Paredes, is one of 124 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. The Texas Classic Futurity is Texas’ richest horse race for any breed. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday’s trials will meet in the $1 million-est. final on November ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 15, 2019—Flying Cowboy 123 and Five Bar Stoli, a pair of Grade 1-placed runners during the Ruidoso Downs summer meet, are among the 47 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 440-yard Texas Classic Derby (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. A sorrel son of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by James J. Gonzales II for owner Paragon Farms LLC, Flying Cowboy 123 is coming off of a third-place finish in the 440-yard, ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 14, 2019—The gem of the Ajax Downs Quarter Horse racing stakes schedule, the 46th running of the Alex Picov Memorial Championship, highlights the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday Monday card of 10 races beginning at 12:55. (EDT). The first 100 kids in attendance will receive a free pumpkin for decorating (starts at 1:30 p.m.), there will be giveaways and prizes and rumor has it the Headless Horseman will make an ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 11, 2019—Ed Allred’s He Looks Hot will look to become the seventh horse to win the Grade 1 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship more than once when he faces an outstanding field in the 440-yard feature on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The winner of this $125,000 race will earn a provisional berth to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions to be held here on December 14. A winner of this race at 7-1 odds last year, the millionaire He Looks Hot is putting together another strong campaign in 2019. The son of Walk Thru Fire won the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRANTS PASS, OR—OCTOBER 11, 2019—Eight 2-year-olds, topped by fastest qualifier Maximo II, are entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $34,150 Far West Futurity at Grants Pass Downs. Trained by Jose A. Rosales Gomez for owner Uriel L. Arreola, Maximo II is coming off of a 1 1/4-length victory in the second of two trials on ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 10, 2019— Lone Star Park held its inaugural Quarter Horse Season in 1997 and has held it every fall except in 2004. That’s the year the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were held here. The fall Quarter Horse meet was transferred to Sam Houston Race Park, all but one race, the Grade 1 Refrigerator Stakes. ...