AURORA, CO—JULY 30, 2015—Coming off his second futurity win in 60 days, Three Olives N Smoke drew clear under jockey Stormy Smith to win the second of six trials Thursday afternoon for the Mile High Futurity at Arapahoe Park. The geldings :19.889 clocking, a 91 speed index with an 8 mph cross wind, set the bar for the 48 two-year-olds participating. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Arapahoe Park on Sunday, August 16 and vie for the winner's share of a $203,000 purse going 400 yards. Trainer John Hammes saddled the Jess Louisiana Blue 2-year-old to his fifth consecutive win (in six ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 30, 2015—Claimed for $10,000 on March 28, Tac My Chances defeated multiple stakes winner Toshi Yoshi by a nose in the second of six trials Thursday afternoon for the Mile High Derby at Arapahoe Park. The :19.758 clocking was the fastest qualifying time posted from the 51 three-year-olds who competed. The 10 fastest are set ...



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EDMONTON, ALB—JULY 29, 2015—With a perfect trip under jockey Jose Rocha, Flybye 109 held off First Prize Sass to win the $45,626(US) Alberta Stallion Futurity Wednesday evening at Northlands Park. Sheaintawhiskylulaby finished a head off the leaders in third place. Flybye 109 completed the 330 yards in :16.970 seconds to earn a 98 speed ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 26, 2015—J. Santos Espinosa and Marc Jungers’ Im A Moon Quest, a 14-1 longshot, held on by a scant nose to take the largest purse on the Zia Festival program, the $379,896 Zia Quarter Horse Futurity, during the final day of the two-day Zia Festival on Sunday at Ruidoso Downs. The Zia Festival celebrates New ...



FARMINGTON, NM—JULY 26, 2015—Ill Stop The World got his third consecutive win in as many starts this season and first career stakes win on Sunday when he defeated Bp Takem Away and Alis Jumpn by a nose in the $35,000 La Plata Stakes at SunRay Park. The two second place horses finished in a dead-heat. Ill Stop The World put in a strong ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 26, 2015—Effortless Strut rolled to the top qualifying mark and trainer Jason Olmstead saddled half the field of qualifiers for the NCQHRA Futurity Sunday afternoon at Canterbury Park. The 10 fastest two-year-olds, from the four trial races contested on Sunday's race card, will return to Canterbury Park on Sunday, August ...



FARGO, NM—JULY 26, 2015—During the July 11th trials Tinys First Affair finished second by three lengths to fastest qualifier Mm Mr Doubtfire. Today the gelding bested his rival by three-quarters to take the winner's share of the $26,790 purse in the Northern Plains Futurity at Chippewa Downs. Ridden by jockey Shaun Herman, Tinys First ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 26, 2015—Brooks Runaway scored her first career win Sunday when she defeated Lacey Js Little Sis by a nose in the fourth of six trials at Wyoming Downs. The pair posted the top two qualifying marks for the Wyoming Downs Futurity. The 10 fastest two-year-olds, from the 51 head who competed in Sunday's trail races, will ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 26, 2015—In a long drive, the Thoroughbred Kid Rambo defeated Quarter Horse Oh Jess Fly by a head in the $12,050 Leo Beaudash 870 Stakes (not black-type) Sunday afternoon at Arapahoe Park. Dennis Collins rode the gelding son of Kafwain over the 870 yard course in a quick :45.863 seconds to earn a $94 speed index and pocket ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALB—JULY 26, 2015—Tiny Flying Corona led all the way in a one-length win over Bugs Lil Magic in the $12,100 GP 440 Stakes (not black-type) at Grande Prairie racetrack on Sunday. Mals First Down finished a neck back in third. Ridden by jockey Ricardo Moreno, Tiny Flying Corona covered the 440 yards in a quick :21.500 ...



By Martha Claussen SELMA, TX—JULY 25, 2015—Every July, horsemen from Texas and other regions in the United States hope that their purchase in the annual TQHA Sale will return one year later as a racing champion. This evening, Esmeralda and Chad Peck of Gillette, Texas were able to share the magic with family and friends as Cartels Pop Pop ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 25, 2015—The Speedhorse Quarter Horse Futurity(G3) and Derby and Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity(G1) anchored the closing card of the Fair Meadows 2015 live meet on Saturday in Tulsa. Speedhorse Quarter Horse Futurity(G3) Fast N Fancy surged at the wire to take the lead from Miss Sammy May in the $184,560 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 25, 2015—The Parsons Ranch’s homebred gelding Phoebes Dynasty remained undefeated in four career starts after winning the $395,500 Governor’s Cup Futurity, the richest of 12 stakes races held during the 16th annual California Breeders Champions Night on Saturday at Los Alamitos. The showcase event for California-bred ...