LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 17, 2018—A1A Racing LLC's Tarzanito posted the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 1, $170,500 Vessel Maturity following a victory over 2017 First Down Dash Handicap winner Katies Easy Moves on Sunday at Los Alamitos, while Bill Hoburg's BH Lisas Boy also won his trial and will have a chance to defend his Vessels title on Sunday, July 8. A total of 20 horses competed in the Vessels Maturity trials at 400 yards with the horses with the 10 fastest times returning for the stakes' richest final since 2012. The winner of the Vessels Maturity final will earn a berth to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions on December 15. Ridden by Eddie Garcia, the all-time ...



TULSA, OK—JUNE 17, 2018—Hooked On A Win, under jockey Daniel Torres, out-dueled Ihaveallthecontrol to a neck win in the $17,500 Golden Driller Stakes Sunday evening at Fair Meadows in Tulsa. The 3-year-old son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon scored his second consecutive win while completing the 350 yards in :17.805 seconds into a 14 mph headwind. The $10,338 winners' purse boosted his lifetime mark to $51,884. Trainer Kenny Laymon saddled the bay gelding for owner Regina Laymon. JK Running Horses LLS bred Hooked On A Win in Oklahoma from the Pretty Boy Perry mare Pretty Girl Kate. Runner-up Ihaveallthecontrol, a 5-year-old son of Jess Tambien, races for owner Anastacio Martinez and trainer Cristino Estrada-Regalado. Gonzalo ...



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GRANTS PASS, OR—JUNE 17, 2018—In her first career start Harem Bar Cartel rallied to defeat Pot O'Gold Futurity runner-up Arizona Favorite in the last of three trials for the Oregon Quarter Horse Racing Association's Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass Downs. Ridden by jockey Ruben Lozano, Harem Bar Cartel completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.605 clocking to set the bar and earn a 103 speed index. The first of two qualifiers, saddled by trainer Danny Montes, Harem Bar Cartel races for owner Jorge L. Carmona. The A Regal Choice, Inc. bred the daughter of #2 first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel in California from the Wave Carver mare Harem Carver. ...



LETHBRIDGE, AB—JUNE 17, 2018—Experience paid off for Always Right in the $7,012(US) All Canadian Futurity (not black type); the 2-year-old won the feature race at Lethbridge as the only horse in the field with a previous career start.

Always Right had started twice in maiden races at Los Alamitos before shipping up to Alberta. She broke her maiden in the victory with a time of 15.958 in 300 yards and earned an 85 speed index.

Always Right ($6.70) was bred in California by Ed Allred. The Stel Corona filly is out of the Hawkish mare Hard Lining and is a full sister to multiple stakes ...



BELCOURT, ND—JUNE 17, 2018—Owner/breeder John Bubel and his sire Such Easy Cash dominated two trials for the North Dakota Grassroots Derby on Sunday at Chippewa Downs. Longtime owner-breeder Bubel qualified the top two finalists, bred the top three finalists and his sire Such Easy Cash sired the three fastest qualifiers to the 350 yard ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 16, 2018— Mike Abraham and Paul Blanchard's gritty filly Jess Fire Chick battled to a close win over the late–charging Regard The Sevens in the $345,655 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity for New Mexico-breds on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Jess Fire Chick earned $145,175 after being purchased for $5,000 at the Ruidoso New Mexico-bred Sale last August. Ridden by Adrian A. Ramos, Jess Fire Chick blew away from the gate to gain the advantage. She then dug in and hustled for every jump to get her second win from as many starts. The daughter of Jess A Chicks ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 16 2018—Another impressive performance landed Nachito Coronel in the winner's circle at Indiana Grand. Now three for three in his brief career, the two-year-old son of Habits Secret scored the top spot in the ninth running of the $181.900 Gordon Mobley Futurity Saturday in a stakes record winning time of :15.264 seconds. ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 16 2018—It was a perfect way for Owner Rose Bode to celebrate Father's Day Weekend. Her horse, Daddys Moe, rallied home to win the 16th running of the $129,600 Jaguar Rocket Futurity Saturday at Indiana Grand. Starting from post 10 in the 10-horse final, Daddys Moe broke well but didn't appear to get an early ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 16, 2018—With a late surge under jockey Raymundo Torres, Jr Tinkup pushed his neck ahead of fastest qualifier Femme Fatalia to win the $92,233 Beehive Futurity Saturday at Laurel Brown Racetrack. It was the richest futurity in the UQHRA's Beehive history. A son of the Mr Jess ...



AURORA, CO—JUNE 16, 2018— Invite A Favor was a dominant wire-to-wire winner in the $59,200 Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe, the first of two Quarter Horse stakes on the Saturday afternoon card.

Invite A Favor and Roberto Valero were first out of the gate and only grew their lead, finishing a length ahead of the rest of the field. The ...



AURORA, CO—JUNE 16, 2018—Kentucky-bred Captain Force, the fastest qualifier from five trials, came back to win the $63,364 Rocky Mountain Derby on Saturday at Arapahoe Park.

Edwuin Lujan and the son of Captain Courage came home in 17.820 and earned a speed index of 88 for the 350-yard final.

The derby win, his second in a stakes race, came just one day before the anniversary of his ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 15, 2018—Delta Downs hosted 14 qualifying trials for this year’s $700,000 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will take place on closing night of the American Quarter Horse season, Saturday, July 7. The fastest qualifier of the night was Jose Estrada Quarter Horses’ Eysa Jess Jumpn, who scorched 350 yards in :17.288 seconds (101 Speed Index) over a fast track during the ninth heat of the night. The Josue Huitron ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 16, 2018—Morning thunderstorms in Shakopee gave way to overcast and dry skies in the nick of time for the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity trials at Canterbury Park on Saturday afternoon. The sloppy, sealed track produced the fastest time in the second of five trials as Mildred Didrickson and Nakia Ramirez covered the 350-yard trial in 17.782 and earned a 99 speed index.

The $146,400 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity final will be held on Sunday, July 8 at Canterbury Park, one of four Quarter Horse Stakes that day with ...



BELCOURT, NM—JUNE 16, 2018— Andres Okey Dokey was clearly the best when she defeated Corona Company by two lengths to set the fastest qualifying time for the North Dakota Grass Roots Futurity Saturday at Chippewa Downs Race Track. Ridden by jockey Jeremy Herman, Andres Okey Dokey completed the 300 yards in :17.064 seconds to second the ...



SOUTH JORDAN, UT—JUNE 16, 2018—In two undercard stakes contested on Saturday at Laurel Brown Racetrack Staubach walked away with the top prize in the $15,070 South Valley Futurity and Ud Goldenboy scored in the Laurel Brown Derby (not black type). South Valley Futurity Jere Brinkerhoff and Gabriel Caballo's 2-year-old Staubach ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 15, 2018—Delta Downs hosted four qualifying trials on Friday night for this year’s $268,655 Delta Downs Louisiana-bred Derby (RG3), which will take place on closing night of the season, Saturday, July 7. Posting the fastest time for this year’s Delta Downs Derby was Crown Horse Racing LLC’s Shesa Diamond Diva, who was ridden to victory by jockey Eddie Sanchez. The Jose L. Sanchez III trainee won the third trial of the night in a time of 19.546 for 400 yards over a fast track. That time equaled a speed index of 98. Shesa Diamond Diva has now won four of eight career starts and has earned $278,221. The majority of ...



EDMONTON, AB—JUNE 15, 2018—Cruisinfourabruisin did not disappoint in Friday’s $11,400 Alberta Stallion Stakes at Northlands Park; the heavy favorite closed well and finished nearly a length in front of the rest of the field.

Cruisinfourabruisin, with Alejandro Hernandez aboard, posted a final time of 17.295 and a 83 speed index for the ...



EDMONTON, AB—JUNE 15, 2018—Free Thought paid the people at the Northlands on Friday night and put on a clinic for the field in the $12,500 Edmonton 770 Classic Stakes. The stakes race was the eighth consecutive win for the 7-year-old gelding.

Free Thought ($2.80) and Ricardo Moreno won the 770-yard race in 39.420 and earned a speed index ...