EDMONTON, ALB—JULY 20, 2017—Fastest qualifier Mr Eleanor returned to action Wednesday afternoon with a dominating performance in the $40,206(US) Alberta Stallion Stakes Futurity at Northlands Park. Ridden by jockey J. Botello, Mr Eleanor romped over the 330 yards in a quick :16.691 seconds, a 103-speed index, to defeat Alberta Krome by 2-½ lengths. It was the second win in four starts this season for 2-year-old son of leading Canadian sire First Timber. Trainer Allen Goodsell saddled the bay gelding for owner/breeder Tegan Goodsell. The $18,462(US) "Stallion Stakes" winner's purse ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 16, 2017—Under jockey Nik Goodwin, Kowboy Jim won with authority Sunday afternoon while defeating Pyc Jess Bite Mydust by 1-¼ lengths in the $81,125 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby at Canterbury Park. Bout Tree Fiddy finished a head back in third. Goodwin was asked to ride Kowboy Jim Sunday morning when jockey Berkley Packer, who qualified the horse for the derby in trials held July 2, missed his flight. "Dean asked me if I would ride," Goodwin said. "Of course I’d ride the horse! He’s a really nice horse." Owner-trainer and breeder Dean Frey saddled Kowboy Jim to his fifth career win in nine starts The ...



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AJAX, ONT—JULY 16, 2017—Ghost Pines, a lightly raced daughter of Fire Finder, got up in the final jump Sunday to defeat her stablemate Later Tater by a nose in the $49,774(US) Ontario Sires Stakes Derby at Ajax Downs. Home To Vegas was a neck back in the blanket finish to get third-place. Ridden by jockey Brian Bell, Ghost Pines completed ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 16, 2017—Under jockey Claudio Aguilar, fastest qualifier Glimpse Of Fire veered out at the start but still prevailed by half-a-length over Alinas War Princess to win the $34,500 TQHA Futurity at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Sunday. Louisiana Fast finished a head back in the show position. Owned-and-trained by ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 16, 2017—Copacorona Magic, under jockey Ignacio Bustamante, broke her maiden Sunday afternoon when she defeated stablemate Azoom Again by a half-a-length in the $22,500 G.C.F.A. Maiden Derby at Gillespie County Fairground. Azoom Again was disqualified for interference and ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 16, 2017—The feature race at Wyoming Downs on Sunday was the $16,300 89 and Under Stakes (not black type), with Oh La and jockey C. J. Benn flying home late on the outside for the half-length victory over Dashing Brooks.

Oh La ($22.60) and Benn ran the 400-yard event in 19.891 and earned a 92 speed index. To be ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB—JULY 16, 2017—Toughie lived up to her name on Sunday as the winner of the $6,800 Fillies and Mares Stakes (not black type) in Grande Prairie. The 4-year-old filly and jockey Freddy Fuentes were easy winners, defeating the field by 1 ¼ lengths.

Final time for the race was 19.717; Toughie ($2.80) and Fuentes earned a ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB—JULY 16, 2017—It only took :7.014 seconds for First Prize Sass to score her first stakes win in the $6,750 Grande Prairie Sprint Stakes (not black type) on Sunday afternoon. The 4-year-old filly and jockey Scott Sterr broke on top and finished a neck in front of the competition in the 110-yard dash, earning a 96 speed ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 16, 2017—Lord Of War broke his maiden on Sunday while setting the fastest qualifying time for the G.C.G.A. 79 & Under Speed Index Futurity at the Gillespie County Fairground. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 47 juveniles who had not run a 79 or higher speed index at nomination, will return to the Gillespie Fairgrounds ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 15, 2017—Fastest qualifier Indomable Cartel drew clear under jockey Fernando Fonseca-Soto to defeat Shining Bianca by 1-¾ lengths in the $74,680 Cherry Creek Futurity Saturday afternoon at Arapahoe Park. Its A Blackjack finished a head back in third. "I was pretty surprised he broke that fast," Fonseca-Soto said. "But after he broke in front, I was pretty excited that we were going to make it to the finish line like that, and that’s how he did it." Saddled by trainer Luz Chavira, Indomable Cartel completed the 330 yards in :17.006 seconds, an 89-speed index into a 4-mph headwind, to pick up the winners' ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 15, 2017—Coming off a third-place effort, to the fastest qualifier, in the June 30th trials, Iza Captain, under jockey Jose Ruiz, took a big bounce Saturday at Arapahoe Park to win the $59,580 Lucille Rowe Derby by one-length over Late N Dirty. Shes My F-oose finished a nose back in third. "He didn’t break that fast, but in ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 15, 2017—The lightly raced Bad Neighbor got his first career win while setting the fastest qualifying time Saturday night for the Grade 3 Speedhorse Futurity at Fair Meadows. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from eight trial races contested, will return to Fair Meadows on Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of a ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 15, 2017—RC Racing, LLC’s A Passion For Flashn destroyed his rivals in the seventh of 10 Zia Futurity trials on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs and easily clocked the fastest qualifying time. All of the trials were for New Mexico-breds and contested over 400 yards. The top-10 qualifiers from the Zia Futurity ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 15, 2017—Trainer Leon Bard saddled three winners and three qualifiers, including the two fastest, to the Retama Park Derby Saturday night. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from five trials races run on Saturday, will return to Retama Park Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of a $75,000-added purse going 400 yards. ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 15, 2017—Born To B Bad, under jockey Jose Romero, drew off to a three-quarter length win over Famousist in the first of three trials Saturday at Fair Meadows to set the fastest qualifying time for the Speedhorse Derby. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Northeastern Oklahoma racetrack on Saturday, July 29th to vie ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 15, 2017—The best of the Beehive State was on display in the $34,800 Utah-Bred Futurity at Wyoming Downs on Saturday, but it was Bay Max and jockey Jose Guzman who pulled the upset to win the final. Bay Max ($18.40) and Guzman led from start to finish to win the 350-yard race in 17.741.

Bay Max, who sat at 20-1 on the ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 15, 2017—Terry and Irene Stennett’s Percyjones showed his class with an easy win with the top qualifying mark for the Zia Quarter Horse Derby(RG2) Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. All of the trials were for New Mexico-breds and contested over 400 yards. The horses with the 10-fastest times in the Zia Derby trials ...



FARGO, ND—JULY 15, 2017—Marmolly, a 2-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Freighttrain B, kept her record a perfect 3-for-3 after posting the fastest qualifying time for the North Dakota Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity on Saturday at the North Dakota Horse Park. The eight fastest ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 15, 2017—Lotta James, who two races back started for a $12,5000 tag at Remington Park, prevailed over Divas Candy Girl to win the $17,500 Dash In A Flash Stakes Saturday afternoon at Canterbury Park. Posttime-favorite Bye Byefreighttrain finished a neck back in the blanket finish to take third. Ridden by jockey Nik Goodwin, Lotta James scooted over the 110 yards in a quick :6.987 clocking into a 15-mph headwind to earn a 98-speed index. It was the fifth career win in 17 starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Ivory James. Saddled by trainer R. Allen Hybsha, Lotta ...



FREDERICKSBURG, TX—JULY 15, 2017—The lone filly in the field, Chula Kid, started as the post-time favorite in the $12,000 G.C.F.A Dutchman Handicap (not black type) and led wire-to-wire on Saturday at Gillespie. Clayton Garcia was aboard for the 350-yard event and the pair stopped the clock at 17.577 to earn a speed index of 103.

Chula ...



FREDRICKSBRUG, TX—JULY 15, 2017—Herculan Task, a 3-year-old son of leading sire Corona Cartel, broke his maiden on Saturday to set the top qualifying time for the $7,500 G.C.F.A. 79 & Under Derby at the Gillespie County Fairground. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races of sophomores who ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 14, 2017—Krash Course, under jockey Jose Martinez, posted the fastest qualifying time from 102 juveniles who participated in 11 trials Friday night for the TQHA Sale Futurity(RG3) at Retama Park. Each starter was required to have passed through the sales ring of the 2016 TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio. The 10 fastest will return to Retama Park on Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of $435,680 purse going 350 yards. Conditioned by Jose Sanchez, for owner Martha Nevarez, Krash Course defeated ninth-fastest qualifier Thebunnygoeson by 1½ lengths in the ninth trial to record the top qualifying time of ...