SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 14, 2018—Under a capable ride by jockey Raul Herrera, maiden 3-year-old Everybuddys Talkin (7-1) blew away from the gate then increased her lead to get her first official win in Sunday's $206,853 46th running of the Shue Fly Stakes(RG2) at Sunland Park. Daddys Blushing finished three-quarters back in second while Daddys Copy was half-a-length back in the show position. Racing for owner Eric Pineda of Odessa, Texas, Everybuddys Talkin completed the 400 yards ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 14, 2018—Abigail Kawananakoa’s Racy High Roller, spoiled He Is The Risingstar’s bid to win the $20,000 Barbra B Handicap for the third year in a row after scoring a half-length win on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O’Dell, Racy High Roller led the 550-yard race from start to ...



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PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 14, 2018—Making his first start outside New Mexico, Caseys Shadow 21 broke his maiden and set the fastest qualifying time Sunday afternoon for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trials of maiden 3-year-olds Quarter Horses at time of entry, will return to Turf Paradise on Sunday, January 28th to vie for a $5,000 added purse going 300 yards. Under jockey Mark Jasso Caseys Shadow 21, a son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, raced over fast track in :15.620 seconds to earn a 92-speed index and the top ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 2, 2018—Perhaps motivated by the New Orleans Saints, who have clinched the lead in the NFC South, Jw Who Dat showed his supreme form in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes, today’s feature at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Owned by Renato Contreras and trained by his son, Javier, the 6-year-old son of ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 7, 2018—David Nelson has been raising and racing Quarter Horses since 1967. Over 50 years later and the horseman from Turner, Oregon has found his dream mare in the form of the David Martin-bred Kiddy Up Cowgirl, the longshot winner of the Grade 1, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. Nelson and his wife, Leah, purchased the mare at the advice of trainer James Glenn, Jr., who had conditioned the filly her entire career for the late Rod ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 6, 2017—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicked off its 2018 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday afternoon. The seven-race program included the first stakes of the meet, the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash. Joel Galindo’s Scoopies Leaving You, who won the 2016 edition of this feature and holds the track record at 250 yards, topped his nine rivals. Breaking from the rail under regular rider Donald Watson, Scoopies Leaving You broke well and held off a solid charge by Fast N Famous Eagle to win by a neck. He covered 250 ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 31, 2017—In probably his last career start, Tf Im That Guy parlayed a quick getaway into a major win in the 17th running of the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1) on Sunday. Under red hot jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Tf Im That Guy got a huge jump on 2016 World Champion Jessies First Down at the start and that was the key to victory for the 4-year-old First Down Dash stallion. Tf Im That Guy took control of the lead early and kept ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 31, 2017—The lightly-raced Despain Gl, under jockey Edwuin Lujan, rallied from the inside to defeat Believe Me Irene by a neck in the $200,000 Sunland Park Winter Juvenile Championship Sunday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Suenos Dineros finished 1-¼ lengths behind the leaders to take third. Making ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 31, 2017—Fighter Gone Wild dueled Jess A Cowboy to a half-length win in the $17,500 Turf Paradise Quarter Horse Championship Sunday afternoon. Fitz finished three-quarter back in third. Ridden by jockey Emilio Tapia, Fighter Gone Wild raced over the "classic" Quarter Horse distance of 440 yards in :21.474 seconds to ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 30, 2017—In just her fifth start this year, Princess Jesse returned to Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Saturday to defend her title in the $85,000 Lou Wooten and Sydney Valentini Handicap(RG2). A daughter of leading New Mexico sire Jesse James Jr, Princess Jesse defeated Straw Fly Flower by three/quarters to get her ninth career win. Posttime favorite Running Dragon ...



PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 30, 2017—Coming off a troubled second-place effort in the December 10th trials, Texas Tornadoe rolled to a dominating 1-¼ length victory in the $28,025 AQRA Southwest Futurity, the final 2-year-old stakes of the season, Saturday afternoon at Turf Paradise racetrack. Ridden by jockey Andres Osuna, the daughter of 2017 top-nine second-crop sire Texas Icon, completed the 350 yards in :17.783 seconds, a 93-speed index into an 11-mph headwind. Trainer Raul Valenzuela saddled the brown filly to her fourth career win this season for owner Angel Valenzuela. After going ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 22, 2017—Regard The Rose rolled a 2-¾ length win in the third of four trials Friday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino to post the fastest qualifying time for the $206,815 Shue Fly Stakes(RG3). New Mexico breeder MJ Farms bred five of 10 final qualifiers. The 10 fastest New-Mexico-breds will return after the first of the year as just turned new 3-year-olds to contest the 400-yard final on January 14 at Sunland Park. The winner will earn a first-place payday worth $97,203. Regard The Rose, a daughter of multiple stake sire ...