LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 21, 2018—Jeff and Kim Pitcher’s Wave Her Down, Legacy Ranch Inc’s Wicked Affair and Rosenthal Ranch’s Powerful Favorite, a trio of graded futurity winners at Los Alamitos, are among the 78 juveniles that will compete in the 400-yard trials to the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity here tonight (Sunday). A total of 10 trials are on tap with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the lucrative final ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 19, 2018—Trials for the Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity, annually the richest horse race run in Texas, attracted 147 two-year-olds in 14 races tonight (Saturday) at Lone Star Park. Only 10 horses with the fastest finish times in the 400-yard trials will gain eligibility to run in the $1 million final which will be held on Saturday, November 10, closing night of the 2018 Quarter Horse Season at Lone Star Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time ...



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By Tom Harris PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 19, 2018—Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds will share the spotlight on Sunday as two-year-olds vie for a spot in The Far West Futurity for the Quarters and Thoroughbreds sprint six furlongs in the $10,000 Crater Lake Stakes. The Far West Futurity Trials at 350 yards will be the 2nd, 3rd & 4th races of the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ROCKY VIEW, ALBERTA, CANADA—OCTOBER 18, 2018—Singles Cruise, a multiple stakes winning daughter of Favorite Cartel owned by Barry and Janice Sather, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $40,000-added Canada Cup Futurity (RG3) at Century Downs. Trained by Janice Sather, Singles Cruise has earned $26,672 from six starts, and her four wins include a half-length victory in the 300-yard, $20,000 Jerry ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 18, 2018— It's time to find out which top 3-yr-olds will earn a berth to compete in the Grade 1, $400,000 Texas Classic Derby which will be run on closing night of the 2018 Quarter Horse Season on Saturday, November 10. A total of 47 entrants have been divided into four 440 yard trial races to run Friday, October 19. The 10 with the fastest times from the trials will advance to the final. The Texas Classic Derby Trials have been designated races 7 through 10 on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 18, 2018—AQHA champions J Fire Up and KVN Corona will be joined by 2018 derby winners Jesstacartel, A Political Lady, Jess My Kiss, Moonie Blues and Black Fryday as part of an outstanding group of sophomores heading the trials to the 65th running of the Grade 1, $925,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby here on Saturday night. A total of 34 runners will be in action in the Super Derby trials at 400 yards with the horses ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 17, 2018—A total of 137 2-year-olds, topped by All American Futuriy (G1) winner Apocalyptical Jess, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. A sorrel son of Apollitical Jess trained by Blane Wood for owner Bill T. Robbins, Apocalyptical Jess has earned $1,506,400 from four starts, most of which has come from his three-quarter length victory in ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 16, 2018—Hotstepper, a Grade 1-winning son of One Famous Eagle, is one of 47 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 440-yard Texas Classic Derby (G1) trials at Lone Star Park. Trained by C. Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath for owners Johnny D. Cope, R.D. Hubbard, Rafter W Stables, and Henry Southway, Hotstepper is coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which the bay gelding earned $601,560 from six starts and scored a neck victory in the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA—OCTOBER 14, 2018—Had To Be Ivory, a bay son of Ivory James and the second-fastest qualifier, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Monday’s 400-yard, $88,300 Picov Derby at Ajax Downs. Trained by Bryn Robertson for owners Carol Robertson and Jaime Robertson, Had To Be Ivory has won two of his three ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 14, 2018—A 10 horse field headed by the past three winners of the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions in 2015 winner Heza Dasha Fire, 2016 winner Zoomin For Spuds and 2017 upset winner Mr Pyc To You will get together for the running of the Grade 1, $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship to be held at 440 yards on Sunday night. The gathering of stars will also include 2017 AQHA champion 3-year-old Hold Air Hostage plus multiple Grade 1 winners He Looks Hot and BH Lisas Boy. Headed by ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 13, 2018—Saturday, October 13 features the 22nd running of the Grade 1, $75,000 Refrigerator Stakes for 3-year-olds & up at 440 yards. The Refrigerator Stakes named for AQHA Supreme Racehorse and Racing World Champion, Refrigerator. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time 6:05 p.m. The Refrigerator Stakes is the scheduled 11th race on the 12-race card and will go at 10:25 p.m. Campaigned by Jim Helzer during his storied career that lasted from 1992 to 1995, Refrigerator by Rare Jet won the Grade 1, Champion of Champions a record three times 1992-94 and was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2000. ...