LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 18, 2018—Owned and bred by Lesley Joyner, Jesstacartel made his case for being the top 3-year-old on the grounds after racing powerfully under hand urging from post number six to defeat an outstanding field in the Grade 2, $221,300 Golden State Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Cruz Mendez for trainer Mark Skeen, Jesstacartel was eighth at the start of the 400-yard race, but he quickly found his stride while taking a narrow lead over stakes winners Apollitical Stone and Moonie Blues. Moments later, Jesstacartel's long strides started to a difference, as the gelding by ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 19, 2018—Rogelio Marquez Jr.'s Dashnunder Afullmoon, a $50,000 supplemental nominee to enter the trials, showed that was a solid investment by pulling away from her rivals and putting a sensational :21.131 time for 440 yards on the top of the qualifier's list to the Grade 1, $1,237,604 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The three-year-olds with the 10-fastest times from the trials qualified for the All American Derby on September 2. The horses with the next 10-fastest times gain preference to the $100,000 First Down Dash on the same day. Dashnunder Afullmoon raced in the third of 11 trials and second-place finisher Hes Limitless and third-place finisher Peight Your Fate posted the ...



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EVANSTON, WY—AUGUST 19, 2018—The final Quarter Horse stakes race of the 2018 Wyoming Downs meet went to Stolin Train, the upset winner of Sunday’s $34,900 Wyoming Futurity.

Stolin Train and Francisco Linan broke on top from the inside and maintained their lead to the wire to win the 350-yard final in 17.747 and earn a 90 speed index. ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 19, 2018—Lil Kool Wagon, a multiple stakes siring son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon dominated four trial races on Sunday at Prairie Meadows. The young stallion's offspring won both trials for the $83,715 Iowa Stallion Futurity as ...



EVANSTON, WY—AUGUST 19, 2018—Wyoming Downs closed out the 2018 live racing meet with several stakes races on Sunday, starting with the $29,000 Gary Waite Maiden Stakes (not black type) at 330 yards. Third-fastest qualifier Favorite Wonder, with Uriel Dominguez up, took home his first stakes win, finishing with a time of 17.625 and a speed ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 18, 2018—The inexperienced Pilot Points Moon topped the qualifiers on the second of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $3,000,000 All American Futurity on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. However, Rainbow Futurity winner Mm Fourinthemorning, the nation's number-one ranked two-year-old, was a stunning winner of his trial and ranks the probable favorite on Labor Day in the 440-yard All American Futurity. The top-five fastest horses from Saturday's 16 440-yard trials join the five-fastest horses from Friday's 16 trials to complete the field in the All American Futurity, which has the largest purse in ...



By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 18, 2018—Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots presented two stakes on its Saturday, August 18 program. It was another impressive performance by Ms Leaving You, who topped a field of ten accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares in the $40,000 Audubon Stakes. Bred by Grant Farms, LLC and owned by McGeHee Horse & Cattle Company, LLC, the 4-year-old daughter of Coronas Leaving You showed her affinity for a sloppy track as she also won the Par A Dice Stakes over similar track conditions on July 5 at Delta Downs. This afternoon, she broke from ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 18, 2018—Texas-bred Anasttasia made her first start outside of the state a winning one, defeating Decapi Kid by over two lengths as the fastest qualifier to the $150,565 Iowa Double Gold Futurity at Prairie Meadows on opening weekend.

Anasttasia ($5.20), with Bonifacio Quiroz aboard, won the first of three trials for ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 18, 2018 —Iowa-bred Cr Lota Girl had not won since her 2-year-old campaign at Prairie Meadows but returned there on Saturday as the fastest qualifier to the $74,761 Iowa Double Gold Derby. The final will be held on September 1.

Cr Lota Girl, with Nakia Ramirez up, posted a time of 19.750 in 400 yards for a speed index ...



SELMA, TX—AUGUST 18, 2018—Coming off a fifth-place effort in the Firecracker Derby on June 30, Louisiana Seis posted an impressive three-quarter length win in the last of three trials for the TQHA Sires' Cup Derby Saturday night at Retama Park. Ridden by jockey J. R. Ramirez, Louisiana Seis completed the 400 yard task in :20.069 seconds ...



EVANSTON, WY—AUGUST 18, 2018—No Ez Money (TB), under jockey Jesus Valenzuela, stalked early then took the lead in the stretch to win the $9,900 Wyoming Downs 870 Handicap (not black type) by two-lengths over C J Pro (TB) on Saturday at Wyoming Downs. Owned-and-trained by Shaun Story, No Ez Money completed the 870-yard distance in :45.300 ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 17, 2018—Bill Robbins’ Apocalyptical Jess had everything going his way on his way to establishing the fastest qualifying time during the first of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $3,000,000 All American Futurity on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The two-year-olds with the five fastest times from Friday’s 16 440-yard trials will join the juveniles with the five fastest times during Saturday’s 16 trials in the 440-yard All American Futurity on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs. The All American Futurity offers the largest purse in quarter horse racing. The horses with the next five-fastest times on each day ...



By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 17, 2018—The second day of the 2018 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Quarter Horse season featured 11 trials for the $434,538 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1). It was a huge day for the Sanchez brothers, trainer Jose and jockey Eddie, as they combined for five wins on the card, qualifying four to the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 17, 2018—Lazy Creek Ranch and Jerry McAlevey's On Our Way won the $15,000 Four Forty Blast Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos after CM Boom Shakalaka was disqualified from first place and placed fifth after the racing stewards ruled unanimously that he had lugged out and interfered with lugging out and interfering with ...



SELMA, TX—AUGUST 17, 2018—Kashman, a 2-yaer-old gelding by two-time champion Prospect To The Top, broke his maiden with a one-length win Friday night at Retama Park while posting the top qualifying time from five trial races contested for the $50,000-added TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity(RG3). Ridden by ...



By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 16, 2018—Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots kicked of its 2018 Quarter Horse meet on Thursday, August 16. The ten-race card featured the meet’s first stakes race, the $40,000 Treme (G3) for accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds going 350 yards. Second Down Leaving ($3.80) was sent off as the favorite in the seven-horse field. With Antonio Alberto in the irons, he closed well in the final strides, winning by a neck in a time of :17.661 seconds. He earned a speed index of 91. Bred by Grant Farms, the son of Coronas Leaving You out of the ...



EDMONTON, ALB—AUGUST 15, 2018—Knotty Knita, under jockey Cesar Cervantes, got up in time to defeat fastest qualifier The Western Special by a head in the $21,368(US) Alberta Stallion Stakes Derby this evening (Aug. 15) at Northlands Park. Machete finished a neck back in a blanket finish to take third. A homebred owned-and-trained by ...



AURORA, CO—AUGUST 12, 2018—Tyson Gay, a multiple stakes winning son of champion Foose, kept his perfect record in tact at 4-for-4 by defeating fastest qualifier Midnite Dash by three-quarters Sunday afternoon in the $115,300 Mile High Futurity at Arapahoe Park. Slayer finished 1-¼ lengths back to get third. A $10,000 Los Alamitos Equine Sale graduate, Tyson Gay drifted out under jockey Eddie Aceves while completing the 400 yards in :19.610 seconds, a 101 speed index into a 10 mph headwind. Conditioned by trainer Jose Moreno, the David Sanchez owned 2-year-old picked up the winners' purse ...



AURORA, CO—AUGUST 12, 2018—Walcott, under jockey Mauro Salcedo, finished strong Sunday afternoon while defeating Captain Force by half-a-length in the $65,235 Mile High Derby at Arapahoe Park. Shine Your Wagon was a head back to take third. Conditioned by trainer Alejandro Chavez, Walcott raced over the 400 yards in :19.909 seconds, ...



MALAD CITY, ID—AUGUST 12, 2018—Rob That Wagon posted another dominating performance on Sunday to pick up his sixth consecutive win and third stakes victory in the $34,400 Oneida County Futurity at the Oneida County Fair in Malad City, Idaho. Under jockey Nikeela Black, Rob That Wagon defeated Dashing Candy Girl by one-length while ...