GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 23, 2020—The purse for this year's Grade 1 Refrigerator is worth a cool $200,000 in purse money. That's twice more than it's ever been and the last time it was at $100,000 was in 2011. The 440-yard Grade 1 event will go on Sunday (Oct. 25). It's the scheduled 9th race on the 11-race card. Gates open at 5 p.m. first race post time is 6:35 p.m. This 24th edition of the Refrigerator supports a field of 12 accomplished horses and is sure to be a super exciting race, so make plans to come be a part of the affair. Breaking from the far outside is Jose Estrada Quarter Horses' Eysa Jess Jumpn. This graded ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 23, 2020—Silvia Carmona’s Relentless Six dominated on the night of the Wild West Futurity trials on October 4, while Proud Movin Renegade dominated the running of the Bitterroot Futurity on July 31. The two are among the 10 juveniles that will square off in the running of the $99,350 Wild West final on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Relentless Six was tremendous in his Wild West trial, moving from fourth at the start to an impressive 1-¼ length winner for trainer Danny Montes and jockey Ruben Lozano. Three races ago, the North Dakota-bred gelding was second in the Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass while ...



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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 22, 2020—Five graded stakes, headed by the 440-yard, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1), will be contested during Saturday’s Bank of America Challenge Championships program at The Downs at Albuquerque. Post time for the first race is set for 4:10 p.m. (MDT). Following is a ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 22, 2020—The $54,650 final of the Ontario Sired Stakes Derby for 3-year-olds, race 9, headlines a big 11-race card at Ajax Downs, Monday, October 26, the final race day of the 2020 season. There is a slightly earlier post time for race 1 of 12:45 p.m. (EDT). The Ontario Sired Stakes Derby has a competitive field of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 16, 2020—It’s a rematch of the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap when the top three finishers in that race get together once again in the $16,000 John Ward Handicap at 400 yards on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Gary and Jeralyn Messenger’s Zoom On Jess was the half-length winner of the Schvaneveldt when taking on older ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 20, 2020—More than $650,000 will be spread out over nine races for the final All-Quarter Horse racing program at Indiana Grand Saturday (Oct. 24). The card features four stakes races to complete the day, including the 12th running of the $192,400 Miss Roxie Little Futurity. Slated as the first of four stakes in Race 6, the Miss Roxie Little Futurity features 10 of the state’s top two-year-olds running 350 yards. Beach Blast, the quickest qualifier from the trials, has been tagged as the early morning line favorite heading into the race. A son of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS LA—OCTOBER 20, 2020—Ten Louisiana-bred sprinters, topped by early favorite Jet Black Design, are entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs. A 4-year-old son of Jet Black Patriot owned and trained by Ned Goutierrez III, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 19, 2020—Dexxter, a multiple Grade 1-winning 4-year-old son of Corona Cartel, leads a field of a dozen aged runners entered in Sunday’s 440-yard, $200,000 Refrigerator Stakes (G1) at Lone Star Park. Trained by Monty Arrossa for owners Dunn Ranch and Valeriano Racing Stables LLC, Dexxter is coming off of a neck victory in the 440-yard, $125,000 All American Gold Cup (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on September 6. The gelding has earned $221,162 from three starts this year, and his season record ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 18, 2020—The Fair Grounds-at-Evangeline Downs meet ends with a 15-race program on Thursday. Post time for the first race is set for 4:35 p.m. (CDT). Six stakes are on the schedule, topped by the 350-yard, $400,000 Louisiana QHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) for state-bred 2-year-olds. Patrick Richardson’s Sheza Freighttrain T, a graded stakes winning daughter of All American Futurity(G1) sire Freighttrain B and the fastest qualifier from 13 trials on ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 16, 2020—Graded futurity winners La Jaconde, Constituent and Aint She Tempting plus All American Futurity finalists Apollitical Gold and HR Princess Jess are among the 88 juveniles that will compete in a full night of 12 trials to the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 12-race card will feature three Pick Four wagers beginning in races 1, 5, and 9. The horses with the 10 fastest times in the 400-yard trials will advance to the Golden State final on Sunday, November 1. The gross purse for the final is $1,104,550, the event’s highest since 2012. As for ...



AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 16, 2020—Ontario Quarter Horse owners, breeders and stallion owners get a chance to race their 2-year-olds for a big purse Monday (Oct. 19) in the $60,000 Ontario Sired Futurity at 330 yards on Ajax Downs' penultimate card of racing for 2020. There are nine juveniles in the Futurity (race 7), all Ontario-breds by ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 15, 2020—Donelli, a multiple stakes winning homebred daughter of Big Daddy Cartel racing for Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms, is one of 39 state-bred sophomores entered in Tuesday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Derby ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 15, 2020—Seventy-six state-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses, headed by All American Futurity (G1) finalist Eagles And Dragons, are entered in Monday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park. A sorrel son of the First Down Dash stallion ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 15, 2020—Six trials to the richest running ever of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby will highlight the nine-race program on here on Saturday night. Forty-three sophomores will compete in the 400-yard trials with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the final on Sunday, November 8. The gross purse ...