LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 10, 2019—Superstars Zoomin For Spuds, He Looks Hot, and BH Lisas Boy are among the five Grade 1 stakes winners that will headline the trials to the Grade 1, $155,100 Vessels Maturity on Sunday at Los Alamitos. A total of 19 top aged runners will be in action in the 400-yard trials with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the final to be held on Sunday, July 7. The winner of the Vessels Maturity final will earn a provisional berth to this year’s Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions. Jim Walker’s homebred Zoomin For Spuds is already sitting pretty in terms of Champion of Champions spots after ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TULSA, OK—JUNE 13, 2019—Regina Laymon’s Hooked On A Win, a stakes winner during the recently concluded Remington Park spring meet, heads a field of 10 sprinters entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Golden Driller Stakes at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. A 4-year-old son of Pyc Paint ...



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AJAX, ONT—JUNE 14, 2019— Father's Day this Sunday at Ajax Downs packs a punch with prize packs from Town Brewery, the final of the $55,700 Ontario Bred Derby and an appearance by 3-time Horse of the Year Country Boy 123. Ajax Downs continues its 50th anniversary season with another afternoon of ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 13, 2019—Six trials will determine the field for Canterbury Park’s biggest Quarter Horse race, the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, on Saturday. The 350-yard final will be held on Sunday, July 7, on a card featuring seven stakes worth over $350,000 in purses.

The purse for the 2019 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity is $156,000, the second highest in the race’s history. The Northlands Futurity is the richest race for Quarter Horses and the second richest for any breed at Canterbury, second only to the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds on the turf scheduled for June 22.

Minnesota-bred 2-year-olds have won two the last three editions of the ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 13, 2019—Canterbury Park will hold trials for the $20,000-added MQHRA Stallion Service Auction on Friday. The final will be held on Sunday, July 7, on a card featuring seven stakes worth over $350,000 in purses.

Half of the fourteen horses entered in the two trials are sired by Hes ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 13, 2019—Thirty-three 2-year-olds have been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Beehive Futurity (R) trials at Laurel Brown Racetrack near Salt Lake City. Centers Valiant Hero, a two-time winner during the Remington Park spring meet, drew 2 and will be ridden by Armando Alvidrez in the last of five trials. A gelded son of first crop-wire One Valiant Hero owned by Mayra Sanchez, Hernando Perez, and trainer Valentin Arellanes, Centers Valiant Hero was a $17,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale, and he is coming off of a head victory as the 2-1 favorite in a 350-yard, $20,000 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AURORA, CO—JUNE 12, 2019—Gilberto Gutierrez’s TF Kates TLC, a bay daughter of The Louisiana Cartel and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 330-yard, $90,000 Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park. An $8,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, TF Kates TLC made her local debut with a 1 3/4-length victory in the last of three Rocky Mountain Futurity trials. The filly has earned $15,429 from three outs, and she was a finalist in the March 23, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 11, 2019—Graded stakes winners TDZ Jet Black Down and HH Gailforce are among the 139 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) trials at Delta Downs. Fifteen trials will be contested. Post time for the first trial is set for 3:45 p.m. (CDT). The 15th heat is scheduled to go off at 9:35. TDZ Jet Black Down will be stretching out in distance off of his head victory in the 330-yard, $369,405 Louisiana ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 11, 2019—Mpshinning and TDZ Louisiana Toast are among the 49 Louisiana-bred sophomores entered in Friday’s 400-yard Delta Downs Derby (RG3) trials at Delta Downs. A Mr Piloto colt trained by Heath Taylor for owner Larry J. Boudreaux, Mpshinning will be making his season debut in the third of five trials. Mpshinning has earned $591,654 from eight starts -- all in Louisiana -- and he ended his 2-year-old ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 11, 2019—Adam Smith's fastest-qualifier Big Edge along with Mark and Annette McCloy's co-second-fastest qualifier Mister Riptide give the hot Trey Wood stable a strong duo in the $404,000 Mountain Top Futurity for New Mexico-breds on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. First post time is 1 p.m. and the 350-yard ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 7, 2019—Eighty seven 2-year-olds, including six juveniles already with stakes racing experience, will be in action during an 11-race night of trials to the prestigious Grade 1, $1,070,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity on Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Pick Four sequences will begin in races one and eight. ...



BELCOURT, ND—JUNE 8, 2018—Gates open Saturday for the first of four consecutive weekends of racing at Chippewa Downs in Belcourt, North Dakota. Two trials for the Northern Plains QH Futurity are included on Saturday's eight-race mixed card for Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. First saddling and parade will get underway shortly after 1 ...