BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI BOSSIER CITY, LA–MARCH 3, 2024–Wednesday's eight-race program at Louisiana Downs will be dominated by 400-yard trials for the Mardi Gras Derby (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds and Mardi Gras Oaks (R) for state-bred sophomore fillies. First post time for Wednesday's card is set for 1:05 p.m. (CST). Thirty-one Louisiana bred fillies are entered in four Mardi Gras Oaks trials. Special Wild Train B, a daughter of Freighttrain B leased by Bobby D. ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–MARCH 1, 2024–The Remington Park racing office has compiled the racing card for the first night of the 2024 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season at Remington Park. A total of 12 races were drawn for the opener on Thursday, March 7.

The first night of the season will feature six trials for the Grade 1 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. A group of 53 Paints and Appaloosas will compete at 300 yards, attempting to qualify in the fastest 10 for the final field on Saturday, March 23. The Paints have the majority of the trial ...




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LOS ALAMITOS, CA–FEBRUARY 29, 2024–Trials to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Oaks, one of the premier races for sophomore fillies in the nation in both purse money and stature, and the Grade 2 El Primero Del Año Derby will headline the 12-race Sunday night program here.

The Oaks trials were moved to Sunday night after the track cancelled the Saturday card due to rain.

The same 25 fillies that were set to race on Saturday came back to compete in the trials on Sunday, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–FEBRUARY 29, 2024–Keith Nellesen’s Political Rivalry, a multiple graded futurity winner at Los Alamitos in 2023, and Jorge Carmona’s Five Bar Supreme, also a futurity winner here last year, are among the 22 sophomores that will race in the trials to the $204,200 El Primero Del Ano Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

The runners in the El Primero trials will be divided into three trials and were carded as races 7,8 and 9 on the 12-race card. The evening’s action will ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM–FEBRUARY 28, 2024–Over Da Edge, a graded stakes winning daughter of Eye Am King racing for Miguel Y. Gallegos and Mauricio Gallegos, will make her next start in Sunday’s 350-yard, $100,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Over Da Edge will be shortening in distance off of her neck victory in the 400-yard, $193,000 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) on February 4. A $24,500 purchase from breeder MJ Farms at the 2022 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the filly is ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 27, 2024—Trainer Cody Noel led the way after the first week of training races at Remington Park with five winners, but Trey Wood flew past him like he was standing still after the second week.

Who will have the hot hand as Remington Park hosts ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA–FEBRUARY 26, 2024–A special early post has been set Thursday (Feb 29) at Louisiana Downs when 83 3-year-old and up hopefuls will contest 10 trial races for the $156,500 Louisiana Downs Maiden Classic (not black type).

First post is 12:05 p.m. (CST).

The 10 fastest qualifiers, that were maidens at time of nomination, will return to the Bossier City racetrack on Saturday, March 23 to vie for the winner's share ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM–FEBRUARY 26, 2024–Adrian Zapata's One Little Liar, a stakes-winning son of One Valiant Hero and the fastest qualifier, leads a field of 13 sophomores entered back in Saturday's 400-yard, $156,900 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. One Little Liar made his local debut with a neck victory in the first of seven West Texas Derby trials on February 10. The gelding has earned $104,889 from eight races, and his four wins include last year's 350-yard, $172,000 Four Corners Futurity at SunRay Park. One Little Liar was a $25,000 purchase ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ–FEBRUARY 25, 2024–Twenty-nine 3-year-olds, led by Jimenas Ranch's Dashin Hocks, are entered in Thursday's 350-yard AQRA President's Open Spring Derby trials at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers from Thursday's three heats will meet in the March 21, $30,000-added final. Dashin Hocks is a gelded son of Kiss My Hocks trained by Angel Hernandez Dominguez, and he's coming off of a juvenile ...