LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 15, 2018—Led by 2017 Vessels Maturity winner BH Lisas Boy, the top aged runners on the grounds will be in action in the trials to the Grade 1 $170,500 Vessels Maturity, which headline the nine-race Father's Day program on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Three 400-yard trials will be contested with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the richest running of the Vessels Maturity since 2012. Owned, trained, and bred by Bill Hoburg, BH Lisas Boy has already successfully defended one of his stakes titles this year. The son of Mighty Invictus won the Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship on February 11, the second straight year he's won ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 14 2018—Daddys Moe and Nachito Coronel have been tagged as the favorites in their respective Futurities Saturday. Daddys Moe leads a field of 10 vying for the title of the $129,600 Jaguar Rocket Futurity while Nachito Coronel is the heavy favorite in the $181,900 Gordon Mobley Futurity. The races are slated as the ninth and tenth, respectively, on the 10-race program at Indiana Grand. Owned by breeder Rose Bode, Daddys Moe was an impressive winner in his trial for the 16th running of the Jaguar Rocket Futurity Final during the first of six all Quarter Horse racing nights Saturday, June 2. The ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AURORA, CO—JUNE 14, 2018—Margarito Montalvo’s One Two, a Colorado-bred One Sweet Jess filly and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 330-yard, $90,000 Rocky Mountain Futurity, one of two Quarter Horse stakes scheduled on Arapahoe Park’s eight-race program. Trained by Jose Cruz Villafranco, One Two broke her maiden with a head victory in the first of three trials on June 1. The filly drew post 3 and will be ridden by Cerapio Figueroa. The complete lineup, in post position order ...



By Jennifer Perkins SHAKOPEE, MN— JUNE 14, 2018—Trials for the premier Quarter Horse futurity at Canterbury Park, the $145,000-est. Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, will be held on Saturday. The final is scheduled for Sunday, July 8.

48 2-year-olds have been split into five trials to determine this year’s field. Those that do not are ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI FARMINGTON, NM—JUNE 14, 2018—Wallace Johnson’s Shes Got Fire, a Utah-bred daughter of Corona Cartel trained by Justin Joiner, is the 5-2 morning-line choice for Sunday’s 350-yard, $96,589 Four Corners Futurity at SunRay Park. The fastest qualifier, Shes Got Fire made her debut with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length victory in the last of four trials on June 1. The filly is out of Separate Fire, a 9-year-old daughter of Walk Thru Fire and the sport’s champion 2-year-old filly ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 13, 2018—A total of 130 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds, topped by graded stakes winners Shakeshakeshakeit and Guidry Pride II, has been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) at Delta Downs. Shakeshakeshakeit is coming off of a nose victory in the 330-yard, $360,000 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2) at Delta Downs on May 19. The sorrel son of Five Bar Cartel is trained by Michael ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 13, 2018—Energy Downs will honor the memory of the late K.C. Carden on Friday, as the track’s feature race, the 350-yard, $7,000 -added K.C. Carden Memorial Stakes, has drawn a field of seven 3-year-old Quarter Horses. One Sweet Dance, a stakes winner in the Intermountain region during his 2-year-old campaign, drew post 4 and will be ridden by Tyson Lusk. A homebred daughter of One Sweet Jess trained by Jordan Hadley for owners Ed McNelis and Karla ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 12, 2018—The Cazador and Sheza Diamond Diva are among the 35 Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Delta Downs Derby (R) trials at Delta Downs. A homebred son of Sir Runaway Dash trained by Michael Zingelmann for owner Rayne Knight, The Cazador has earned $52,578 from four starts this year, and his season resume includes a three-quarter length victory in the 400-yard, $88,000 Mardi Gras Derby (R) at Louisiana Downs on March 17. The colt ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 11, 2018—Trainer Wes Giles sends out the two-fastest qualifiers — Another Flick Chick and Jess Fire Chick — in the $345,655 Mountain Top New Mexico-Bred Quarter Horse Futurity(RG3) on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Top Futurity is run over 350 yards. First post time is 1 p.m. with free parking and free general admission. Joe K. Rios' Another Flick Chick has taken a difficult path to being the fastest ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 8, 2018— Five of the 10 horses that qualified to the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity, including the top three finishers in the race, are among the 92 juveniles that will compete in the trials to the Grade 1, $1,060,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity at 350 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Eleven races are on tap with the horses with the 10 fastest times in the trials returning for the Ed Burke Million final to be held here on Sunday, June 24. Among the 92 racing on Sunday, 32 have already broken their ...



By Jennifer Perkins SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 7, 2018—With five of the ten fastest qualifiers exiting the Jason Olmstead barn, the two-time winner of the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse training title has a good chance of finding the winner’s circle in the $34,150 Gopher State Derby on Saturday (Jun 9).

Leading the Olmstead barn in the Gopher State is First of 15; the third fastest qualifier and co-second choice on the morning-line won her trial, the first of three on May 26, in 20.24. Prior to that start, she finished second in the $317,000 ...



IDAHO FALLS, ID—JUNE 7, 2018—A total of 45 2-year-olds has been entered in Friday’s 350-yard Bitterroot Futurity (R) trials at Sandy Downs. Los Alamitos-based trainer Monty Arrossa has entered eight juveniles in the Bitterroot Futurity trials, including Gary and Jeralyn Messenger’s Fames Prize Stone. A homebred daughter of First Prize Stone, Fames Prize Stone made her first two starts at Los Alamitos, where her race record included a three-quarter length victory at odds of 27-1 in a 300-yard, $8,500 maiden-special-weight dash on April 15. Fames Prize Stone drew post 2 and will be ridden by Jonathan Roman in the fourth of five ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 5, 2018—Joe Rios’ West Texas Futurity(G2) winner Suze Returns takes on precocious, talented horses who made their debuts in the Ruidoso Futurity trials in the Grade 1, $1 million Ruidoso Futurity finals on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. "Supporting the Ruidoso Futurity on the undercard is $864,000 Remington Park Oklahoma Futurity winner Lynnder 16 racing in $100,000 Ruidoso Quarter Horse Juvenile. First post time for the 10-race program is 1 p.m. with free ...