LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 5, 2015— Atwood Ranches, Inc. and John Wells’ Far Niente become only the fourth horse to win the Grade 1 $145,500 Vessels Maturity more than once after humbling eight rivals by daylight to earn his second straight victory in the 400-yard dash on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Jose Hernandez, Far Niente is the first horse to win consecutive runnings of the Vessels Maturity since World Champion Be A Bono won the 2005 and 2006 runnings. A Ransom, the 2000 World Champion, and 1990 champion aged stallion Jazzing Hi are the other two horses to defend their Vessels Maturity crown. The victory ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 5, 2015—Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle has been a solid Grade 1 horse throughout his career, however he should now get the respect his owner says he deserves after an impressive fastest-qualifying win in his trial to the Grade 1, $1,067,761 Rainbow Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Bodacious Eagle left no ...



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SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 5, 2015—Long shots prevailed Sunday in Canterbury Park’s richest quarter horse races of the season when 23 to 1 Eagles Span won the $141,100 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and 11 to 1 Fortune In A Wagon and 24 to 1 Feature A Runaway finished in a dead heat in the $50,000 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby (see related ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 5, 2015—The $50,000 Canterbury Park Derby resulted in a dead heat for the first in its 28 editions. Fortune In A Wagon and Feature a Runaway broke from the two outside posts and out-finished favored Bp Cartels Policy, the eventual fourth-place finisher, and Honeymoon Candy who was third, winning by a 1 and 1/4 lengths in ...



FARMINGTON, NM—JULY 5, 2015—This Fire Is Cold used a strong rally to defeat post-time favorite El Damazo by one-length Sunday afternoon in the $35,000 Animas Stakes at SunRay Park. Joy Of Corona finished a neck back in the show position. Ridden by jockey Alejandro Medellin, This Fire Is Cold completed the 400 yards in :19.534 seconds, a 95 ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 5, 2015—Ja Sweet Reason broke his maiden Sunday with a ¾ length winning effort over Surviving Legend to set the fastest qualifying time for the T.Q.H.A. Futurity at the Gillespie County Fairground. The 10 fastest accredited Texas-bred two-year-olds, from the five trial races contested on Sunday, will return to the ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 4, 2015— Delta Downs hosted the $318,120 Firecracker Futurity (G2) on Saturday night as part of a special Independence Day program and it was Kaitlen V. Emfinger’s Not Perry Pretty who came away victorious under jockey David Alvarez. The win was the fourth of Not Perry Pretty’s undefeated career and she has now been won two ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 4, 2015— Nine races were carded for the second all-Quarter Horse racing night of the year at Indiana Grand tonight (July 4) with the Gordon Mobley Futurity headlining the five-stakes race program. The $199,200 Gordon Mobley Futurity purse is the largest purse ever offered in the state of Indiana for Quarter Horse racing. ...



BOISE, ID—JULY 4, 2015—Rob Evans and Hanson Racing LLC's Pappas In The House drifted out under jockey Eddie Aceves before holding off his stablemate Coronas Fast Game by a nose in the $171,985 Bitterroot Futurity at Les Bois Park Saturday night. The son of multiple stakes sire Pappasito completed ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 4, 2015—The All American Triple Crown hopes for Ruidoso Futurity winner First Valiant Sign remain alive and jockey G.R. Carter Jr. won a stunning 10 of 32 Rainbow Futurity trials at Ruidoso Downs on Friday and Saturday. There were 16 trials held on Friday afternoon and another 16 trials on Saturday afternoon. The ...



GRANTS PASS, OR—JULY 4, 2015—L Bar D Dixon Delite picked the right time to break her maiden. The daughter of multiple stakes sire Inseperable defeated Shimmie Horn by a head in the $25,100 Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity on Saturday afternoon at Grants Pass Downs. Fastest qualifier Ez Fiesty Patriot ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 4, 2015—Ridden by jockey Luis Ramirez Jess A Comment defeated Db Captain King by one-length in the $20,000 King William Handicap Saturday night at Retama Park. Treys Diamond Cartel finished a neck back in the show position. Trainer Mike Robbins saddled the 6-year-old to his second win in two starts this season. The ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 4, 2015—Ridden by jockey Paul Nieto Featuring Magic Man defeated Wagon Of Roses Lvc by a neck to score his first career stakes victory in the $17,500 Fair Meadows Maturity Saturday at Fair Meadows Racecourse. Sudden Separation finished a neck behind in the show position. The 8-year-old son of Corona Cocktail completed the ...



FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 4, 2015—Spitting Snow, a 7-year-old son of Snowbound(TB) defeated Pursuit Of Duty half-a-length Saturday afternoon in the $15,450 Hill Country Dash Stakes at the Gillespie Country Fairground. Iknow Heknows Iknow finished a head behind in third. Spitting Snow stepped out of the claiming ranks earlier this year to ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 3, 2015—Political Chick posted the fastest speed index of her two year race career Saturday when she rolled to a 1¼-length winning effort in the 89 & Under Stakes (not black-type) trials at Wyoming Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the four trial races conducted will return to Wyoming Downs on Saturday, July 18 and vie ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 3, 2015—After winning his trial with the second fastest qualifying time on June 12, Raul E. Galvan’s Volcoms Thunder came through with another top performance by winning the $171,630 Firecracker Derby on Friday night at Delta Downs. Following a clean break from starting gate and running in mid-pack early, Volcoms Thunder ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 3, 2015—Terry Stennett’s Tres Friends is figuring out this racing thing and with a tailwind led the qualifiers on the first day of trials to the Grade 1, $1 million Rainbow Futurity on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The horses from the five-fastest times from Friday’s 16 400-yard trials will join the horses with ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 3, 2015—Javier and Leonardo Olmos’ The Streakin Clean looks ready for a Fall showdown with multiple stakes winner Quirky after posting the meet’s fastest 300-yard time of :15.19 in the $20,000 Independence Day Handicap on Friday at Los Alamitos. The Streakin Clean, now a winner of three stakes races since December 14, ...



VINTON, LA—JUNE 27, 2015—Humberto Amaro’s Kerrys Special Crown used a powerful late effort to get up in the final strides and win the $34,500 Par-A-Dice Stakes at Delta Downs on Thursday night. Jockey Martin Rubalcava rode the Carlos Saldivar trainee in the 300-yard showdown for 3-year-olds and up seeking their first stakes win. After ...



AJAX, ONT—JULY 2, 2015—At odds of 28-1 Cruwysn The Artic would not be denied as he defeated Not Looking To Shake by a head in the $52,500 Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity Wednesday at Ajax Downs. Ridden by jockey Carly Furlonger, Cruwysn The Artic completed the 330 yards in :16.920 seconds, a 93 speed index against a 12 mph headwind. It was ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JUNE 28, 2015—Irish Brew won the $29,100 Bob Morehouse Stakes Sunday at Canterbury Park, defeating odds-on favorite Dirt Road Queen by a nose in 20.503 seconds for 400 yards. The 4-year-old Minnesota-bred filly, owned by Paul Knapper and James Olson of Andover, Minn., was ridden by Stormy Smith and is trained by Jerry ...