BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 19, 2019—Remington Park’s Saturday program will feature eight stakes races, topped by the 330-yard, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity (RG1), and the 400-yard, $319,975 Remington Park Derby (RG3). Uptowne Babe, the overall fastest qualifier, heads a field of 10 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds entered back in the Remington Park Futurity, the meet’s second richest race. A homebred daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry trained by Guillermo Valdivia for owner Sam ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 16, 2019—Paul Jones and Kaylyn Trapp's Wrong Impression has been the opposite of what his name might indicate during his morning workouts at Los Alamitos. First post is 6:05 p.m. (PDT). The colt by Stel Corona has actually done things nicely in the local morning drills, posting works of :12.40 on March 16 and :12.30 on March 30, both clockings among the fastest recorded in those mornings. Based on his training performances, Wrong Impression is one of the headliners in the second of two races for juveniles to be contested on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. He'll be leading a field of seven 2-year-olds in race seven at 300 yards. Eight races are on tap. Wrong ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 17, 2019—Ten state-bred aged sprinters have been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) at Delta Downs. Armando Vasquez Rodriguez’s Fast Dashin Perry, a 3-year-old son of Ajs Fast Dash trained by Barbara Alcantara, drew post 4 and will be ridden by Rolando Cabrera. The runner-up to Heza Made Man in last year’s 400-yard, $40,000 LQHBA Million Juvenile Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs, the gelding has won four of his 10 races and has earned $49,190. The Louisiana Purchase ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 17, 2019—Eleven 3-year-olds, including one also-eligible entry, have been entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $210,852 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. New News, the fastest qualifier from nine trials run on March 29, drew post 8 and will be ridden by J.R. Ramirez for trainer Roberto Armendariz. A gelded son of Majestic Cartel campaigned by Elco Armendariz and Omar Ruiz Jr., New News has won both of his starts during the current Sunland ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 16, 2019—The debut of 37 juveniles - 35 of them eligible to race in the trials to the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity on May 5 - plus a Pick 6 Carryover of $25,814 will headline the eight-race program on Friday at Los Alamitos. First post is 6 p.m. With the money expected to be wagered on Friday night, the total pool in Friday's Pick 6 could be close to $100,000. The card will feature five races for 2-year-olds, and all of the baby races will be included in the Pick 6.   As always, Los Alamitos ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—APRIL 16, 2019—A full field of 10 sprinters, topped by multiple stakes winner Jess Adalida, has been entered in Friday’s 250-yard, $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes at Delta Downs. A 4-year-old daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue trained by Josue Ponce for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor, Jess Adalida will be making her first official start since December 15, when the filly ran second, three-quarters of a length behind winner Stone Cold Leader, in the 400-yard, ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—APRIL 12, 2019—Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will kick off its 17th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The first race will go to the starting gate at 2:15 p.m. to signify the start of the 120-day racing season. A total of 10 races are on the program with the final two dedicated to Quarter Horse racing. The featured race on the card is the seventh, a $32,500 allowance optional claiming event with a field of 10. Heading the entrants in the feature is Mono from the Tom ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 11, 2019—The top 2-year-olds in Quarter Horse racing are now in action on a nightly basis at Los Alamitos. Saturday’s card will feature nine top juveniles competing in the sixth race at 300 yards. The field is headed by George and Ruben Villalobos’ homebred Corona Required, who they repurchased for $140,000 at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale last year. The colt by Corona Cartel is out of No Tools Required, the dam of Restricted Grade 1 winner One Hot Mecanic and Los ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 11, 2019—Los Alamitos Race Course will host its first two races of the meet for 2-year-old Quarter Horses when 15 juveniles debut on Friday night. The eight-race program starts at 6 p.m. Seven 2-year-old fillies will be in action in the fifth race, while eight 2-year-olds will race in the seventh. Oklahoma-based Reliance Ranches LLC began its local 2018 campaign in great form thanks to terrific early victories from juveniles SC Coronada and SC Money Maker. Both runners won their first Los Alamitos starts before qualifying to the Grade 2 Robert Adair ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 10, 2019—Paint-horse racing superstar Painted Turnpike is back at Remington Park this Friday, April 12, competing in the $20,000 Paul Harber Memorial. Painted Turnpike has two prior starts, and wins, in the Paul Harber Memorial as he was triumphant in both 2016 and 2018. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Okla. and trained throughout his career by Matt Whitekiller, Painted Turnpike returns to racing while continuing to serve as a stallion. The 6-year-old horse is the all-time leader ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OGDEN, UT—APRIL 10, 2019—A total of 51 2-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard Golden Spike Futurity trials, as Weber Downs opens the 2019 Intermountain region racing season with a 13-race card. Post time for the first race is set for 12 p.m. (MDT). Only one of the juveniles entered in the Golden Spike trials -- Rosa Urquidi’s Wagonfullofdarlings -- has made a previous start. A Colorado-bred son of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 10, 2018—Cristina Salas’ Unrestrained, a gelded son of Kiddy Up and the fastest qualifiers, heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $36,575 AQRA President’s Open Spring Derby at Turf Paradise. Unrestrained made his first start outside of California on March 31, when he scored a half-length victory in the last of three trials. A $16,000 claim by his current connections ...