BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI EVANSTON, WY—AUGUST 17, 2018—Melody A. Olsen’s Femme Fatalia, a California-bred daughter of Favorite Cartel and the fastest qualifier, heads a field of nine 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $34,900 Wyoming Downs Futurity. Trained by Glade Van Tassell, Femme Fatalia is coming off of a one-length victory in the first of five trials on August 4. The filly has earned $19,877 from three outs in the Intermountain region, with her only loss being a second-place finish, a neck behind winner JR Tinkup, in the 350-yard, $92,000 Beehive Futurity (R) at Laurel Brown ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 18, 2018—Lesley Joyner's Jesstacartel will go after his sixth victory from his last seven starts when the fastest qualifier heads a strong field in the Grade 2, $221,300 Golden State Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ten sophomores will be in action in the 350-yard dash with top names like Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 17, 2018—Thomas J. Scheckel’s Agent Carter, a stakes-placed daughter of champion Carters Cartel trained by Jason Olmstead, is one of 14 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Iowa Double Gold Derby (R) trials at Prairie Meadows. Agent Carter has earned $41,281 from eight starts, and her record includes a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner A Jordon Reed, in last year’s 350-yard, $168,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park. The filly drew post 3 and will be ridden ...



By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 16, 2018—Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will present an 11-race card, featuring two stakes on Saturday. Post time for the ten-race card is 12:30 pm (Central) with a field of ten accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares entered in the $40,000 Audubon Stakes. M&M Stables LLC’s La Mos Corona has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Bred by Oscar Rhone, the daughter of Coronas Leaving You out of the multiple-stakes winning mare La Mos Chingono, has won her last six starts, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 16, 2018—A full field of 10 Quarter Horses will headline the featured race of the night, the $15,000 Four Forty Blast Handicap, on Friday at Los Alamitos. First post is 7:55 p.m. The Four Forty Blast is also the final race of the Pick 6 sequence, which tonight carries an $8,289 carryover. There are three local ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 14, 2018—The 11 trials to the Grade 1, $1,237,604 All American Derby get off to a hot start in the first trial with reigning champion two-year-old Kvn Corona meeting Grade 1, $802,000 Rainbow Derby third-place finisher Papaws Paint on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The All American Derby offers the largest derby purse in quarter horse racing. First post time is 1 p.m. for the program filled with 440-yard ...



By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 14, 2018—The second day of the 2018 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Quarter Horse season will feature 11 trials for the $434,538 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1). Post time for the Friday (Aug. 17) card is 12:30 pm (Central). Eysa Jess Jumpn, winner of the $700,000 Lee Berwick Futurity on July 7 at Delta Downs, is one of 109 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds seeking a top ten placement for the September 8th final. Owned by Jose Estrada Quarter Horses and trained by Josue Huitron, the filly bred by David Dunn’s Spring Hill Farms and Sherry Dunn, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SELMA, TX—AUGUST 14, 2018—Coronas On The Coast, a gelded son of Special Royal Corona owned by A and E Stables, is one of 44 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 350-yard TQHA Sires’ Cup Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park. Coronas On The Coast is coming off of a fifth-place finish as ...



By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 13, 2018 – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots kicks of its 2018 Quarter Horse meet on Thursday (Aug 16). Post time for the ten-race card is 12:30 pm (Central) and will feature the meet’s first stakes race, the $40,000 Treme Stakes(G3) with a competitive field of nine accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds going 350 yards. Jrs Taylors Runnaway will break from post position five under jockey Jorge Linares for owner Rosalio Espinosa. The son ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 12, 2018— Mark and Annette McCloy's late-charging Rainbow Futurity winner Mm Fourinthemorning returns in a deep second of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $3,000,000 All American Futurity on Saturday at Ruidoso Downs. There will 16 440-yard trials on Friday and then another 16 440-yard trials on Saturday afternoon. A total of 311 two-year-olds were entered in the trials. The horses with the five-fastest times on each trial day advance to the All American Futurity on Labor Day. The horses with the next five-fastest times on each day gain priority to run in the $200,000 All American Juvenile, also on Labor Day. There is a special 11 a.m. first ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA—AUGUST 11, 2018—Fourteen 3-year-olds have been entered in Sunday’s 350-yard Ontario Sires Derby (R) trials at Ajax Downs. George Coleman’s Firing Red Jess, a sorrel son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Mr Jess Tex, drew post 3 and will be ridden by Cassandra Jesschke for trainer Scott Reid in the first of two trials. The gelding has won two of his four starts this season, and he was a finalist in last ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AURORA, CO—AUGUST 10, 2018—Invite A Favor and Moshi Yoshi, two stakes winners during the meet, head a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $100,000-added Mile High Futurity at Arapahoe Park. Trained by Jose Cruz Villafranco for owner Margarito Montalvo, Invite A Favor has earned $27,610 from four outs, and his three wins include a one-length victory in the June 16, 330-yard Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park. The sorrel daughter of Favorite Cartel drew post 3 and will be ridden by Roberto Valero. Moshi Yoshi is a homebred Pool filly trained by Manuel Orozco for owner Dana Yoshida-Orozco. ...