PORTLAND, OR—NOVEMBER 20, 2017—Perrys Gettin Down got up in the final jump to defeat L Bar D Bonnie Lee by a nose in the $19,150 Portland Meadows Fall Derby on Monday. Multiple stakes winner Henry Craig drifted under jockey Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa, to finish a neck back in the blanket finish for third. Trainer Hector Magallanes saddled the trifecta. Ridden by jockey Armando Cervantes, Perrys Gettin Down rolled over the sloppy rainy track in :19.982 seconds, a 101-speed index for the 400 yards. It was the first career stakes win for the son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry, who has now made ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 18, 2017—The field for the $750,000 Champion of Champions is set after five horses earned the final berths to the December 16 running of the sport’s most prestigious race for older horses following the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Five berths to the Champion of Champions were on the line in the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials with Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap winner Jess Good Reason and the millionaire He Looks Hot earning berths from the first Directors Trial, while the lightly-raced Da One Two Special, defending Champion of Champions winner Zoomin For Spuds, and Ruidoso ...



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PHONENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 19, 2017—Coming off four starts on the West Coast, Cowgirl N Up returned to Turf Paradise on Sunday to defeat Skinny Kyni by half-a-length and post the top qualifying time for the AQRA-Turf Paradise President's Open Quarter Horse Futurity. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trials contested Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise, will return on Sunday December 10th to vie for the winner's share of a $17,500-added purse going 400 yards. Under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, Cowgirl N Up drove to the top qualifying time of :19.821 seconds, a 95-speed index into a 7-mph crosswind, in the opening trial. Matthew Fales ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 18, 2017—Lesley Joyner’s homebred Jesstacartel proved that he’s the real deal after scoring his fourth straight victory – second in a row in a stakes race – while defeating a field that included the previously undefeated Chowchilla Chickadee in the $20,000 Corona Chick Handicap at 400 yards on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cruz Mendez for trainer Mark Skeen, Jesstacartel knocked into a rival early on, but that didn’t bother the son of One Sweet Jess. The Utah-bred quickly found his stride, accelerated to the front of the pack, and then blew away the competition in route to a 2--¼ length victory. Sent off at 2-1 odds, Jesstacartel covered the distance in ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—A sharp effort by Bubba Mallard (9-1) put him a head in front of stakes winner Shez The Bomb to set the fastest qualifying time for the $316,991 LQHBA Breeders' Derby Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trials contested, will return on Saturday, December 16th to vie for ...



PHOENIX, AZ— NOVEMBER 18, 2017—Given the annual Leonid meteor showers this weekend, it was only fitting that Just Meteor won the first race on Saturday’s card at Turf Paradise, the $10,000 Captain Hook Stakes (not black type).

Jorge Bourdieu guided Just Meteor ($3.60) along the outside from the seventh post as the post-time favorite. The ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Shesa Diamond Diva, a filly owned by Cruz E. Nava, was the fastest qualifier from the 15 trials run on Friday night for the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million. Shesa Diamond Diva was impressive in winning the eighth trial on the program, covering the 400 yards over the fast track in a final time of 19.743 seconds. That equals a speed index of 96. Shesa Diamond Diva was one of three winners on the Friday program for trainer Saul Ramirez, Jr. Those three victories came in consecutive races as First Down Achilles’ win in the seventh race and Blue Eyed Fance’s score in the ninth race sandwiched the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 12, 2017—Jaime Gomez has made it a habit recently of winning Sunday night stakes races at Los Alamitos Race Course. The trainer saddled Moonie Blues to win the Wild West Futurity on Sunday, October 29 before coming back a week later to saddle J Fire Up to a hard-fought nose victory in the Grade 1, $938,850 Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday, November 5. Gomez completed his triple of stakes winning Sundays after sending Dutch Masters III’s Chazaq to a ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—At odds of 13-1, Thecartelofmiracle held off posttime favorite Hotstepper by a neck to win the Grade 1 $873,616 Texas Classic Futurity Saturday night at Lone Star Park. This Is An Eagle finished a neck back in a blanket finish to take third. Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, Thecartelofmiracle broke in and bumped hard at the start but recovered to complete the 400 yard course in :19.800 seconds, a 94 speed index into a 11 mph crosswind. Trainer Alonso Neri saddled the son of the Corona Cartel stallion Tough And Good to his fourth career win in nine starts for owner Mauro Luciano Villarreal.

"He did everything great as far as coming back and ...




GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2017— Apolltical Chad rolled to his third consecutive win Saturday night when he defeated Graceful Eagle by a neck in the Grade 1 $384,355 Texas Classic Derby on closing night of the Lone Star Park 2017 Quarter Horse meet. The sorrel gelding broke out under AQHA Racing Champion jockey G.R. Carter, Jr. but ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Not one but two 2-year-olds secured their first stakes wins when Captain Force and Cloud Ridge earned a dead-heat victory in the $282,552 Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity(RG3) Saturday at Will Rogers. The pair stopped the timer :21.956 seconds, into a 13 mph crosswind, for the 440 yards to take home $80,527 each after splitting the winners and second-place purses. Cloud Ridge and jockey Berkley Packer appeared to get the advantage on Captain Force with a late surge, but the latter, under jockey Edwuin Lujan, rallied at the wire to earn the dead-heat win. Cloud Ridge, who finished third in ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Painted Wine Wagon, under jockey Jimmy D. Brooks, went wire-to-wire in a neck victory over fastest qualifier Pv Queen Bee Candy in Saturday $196,982 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. The Valiant One finished half-a-length back for third. Painted Wine Wagon, a 2-year-old daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, completed the 350 yards in :17.587 seconds, a 94-speed index into a 13-mph crosswind. Trained Eddie D. Willis saddled the brown filly to her third win, in seven starts this season, for owner Larry Rice. A ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—Five Puig Racing LLC's As And Js got her first win in over a year following an impressive one-length effort over Pv Eye Desire in the $76,228 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Fastest qualifier Jc Wild Rose finished a neck back in third. Ridden by jockey ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 11, 2017—She Eat Fire, a half-sister to 2017 Texas Classic Derby(G1) winner Apolltical Chad, picked up her third consecutive win by defeating Jess Jumpn Beau by three-quarters in the $45,979 Texas Classic Juvenile Invitational Saturday at Lone Star Park. Ridden by AQHA Racing champion jockey Ricky Ramirez She Eat ...