LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 28, 2022—Four Champion of Champions finalists led by two-time winner Apollitical Pence and runner-up Flash Bak are among the 20 older horses that will compete in trials to the Grade 1, $152,700 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Sunday night. Three trials at 400 yards will be contested with the winners advancing to the Grade 1 final to be held on Sunday, February 20. The winner of the final will receive a presumptive invitation to the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 27, 2022—A trio of Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity finalists (G1) are among the outstanding group of 34 sophomore Quarter Horses that will be in action in the trials to the first derby of the 2022 season, the Grade 1, $212,000 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night. Four trials will take place at 400 yards ...



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SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 24, 2022—Fastest qualifier Flashin Fire, a sorrel son of champion First Moonflash racing for Josefina Guzman, is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 400-yard, $262,104 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Flashin Fire made his ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 21, 2022—Nineteen aged sprinters are entered in Wednesday’s 300-yard, $40,000 Allred Brothers Stakes at Turf Paradise, causing track management to offer the stakes in two divisions. The first division drew nine horses, topped by Outta Debt, a 5-year-old First ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY19, 2022—A dozen New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses, headed by morning-line favorite Woodys Gold, are entered in Saturday’s 440-yard, $100,000 Dona Ana County Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. A 4-year-old Woodbridge gelding trained by Clint Crawford for owner ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 12, 2022—Cat Daddys Lil Girl, a homebred gray daughter of Big Daddy Cartel owned by Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez, will make her 6-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Cat Daddys Lil Girl will be ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 10, 2022—Stakes winners Muy Peligrosito and Lethal Avenger are among the 54 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park. Muy Peligrosito will be shortening in distance off of his one-length victory in the 440-yard, $100,000 Southwest Juvenile ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 6, 2022—Marcus Medallion and Bigg Dee are among the dozen aged New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Red or Green Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Marcus Medallion will be shortening in distance off of his second-place finish, one length behind winner Apollitical Papa, in the ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 5, 2022—Fifty-five New Mexico-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses are entered in Friday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. Flashin Fire, a sorrel son of champion First Moonflash racing for Josefina Guzman, ended his 2-year-old campaign with a four-race win ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 1, 2022—The Grade 1 stakes schedule at Los Alamitos gets underway on Sunday night with the running of the 21st edition of the $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap. The Charger Bar is the first of three distaff races this season at Los Alamitos with purses of $100,000 or more. The other two are the inaugural ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 30, 2021—Johnny Trotter’s Famous Cartel Jess, a multiple Grade 1 futurity finalist during his juvenile campaign, will headline the feature test among five solid allowances events during the 10-race program set for Saturday at Los Alamitos. The racing card will include three straightaway allowance races plus two ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 28, 2021—Grade 1 winners Empressum and Instygator are among the seven aged runners entered in Sunday’s 440-yard, $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1). The 8-5 morning-line favorite, Empressum is a homebred 4-year-old son of world champion ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 28, 2021—Fastest qualifier Mr Spud heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Thursday’s 400-yard, $315,080 Evangeline Downs Futurity (G3), as Evangeline Downs closes the curtain on its fall Quarter Horse meet. A $7,200 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale, Mr Spud sports ...