PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 22, 2017—Coming off a win in the AQRA Turf Paradise Derby consolation last month, Domaine (9-1) defeated Jess Ta Fied by a half-a-length in the $9,250 Dastardly Desert Dash (not black type) at Turf Paradise Sunday afternoon. Liberty Lajolla Sa finished a neck back in third. Saddled by trainer John Allred and ridden by jockey Vince Guerra, Domaine raced over the 300 yards in :15.431 seconds, a 97-speed index into a 9-mph crosswind. It was the fourth win in 11 career starts for the 4-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Dominyun. Racing for owner Scott McDaniel, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 21, 2017—EG High Desert Farms’ Jess Hawk raced to her fifth career victory while posting the fastest qualifying time of the Grade 1, $224,900 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on a busy night of trials on Saturday at Los Alamitos. A total of 46 sophomores – 10 of them stakes winners in 2016 – competed in six 400-yard trials to the Winter Derby, which will contest its final here on Saturday, February 10. Jess Hawk will be one of 10 qualifiers that will be in action in the Winter Derby final after winning the third of six trials by a neck over Dutch Masters III’s talented ...



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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 21, 2017—Getting his first career win, Tee Ray defeated Ojos de Angel by half-a-length Saturday afternoon to set the top qualifying time for the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type). The 10 fastest qualifiers, from five trials of state-bred 3, 4 and 5-Year-Old maidens, will return to Louisiana Downs on ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 21, 2017—Sweet Babie James closed well under jockey Jorge Bourdieu to defeat La Moneda by a neck in the $9,250 Early Derby (not black type) at Turf Paradise Saturday afternoon. The son of leading third crop sire One Sweet Jess completed the 350 yards in :17.975 seconds, an ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 20, 2017—Juan Jose Romo, Jr.'s First N Final, the only mare in the field, out-dueled six talented geldings to post an upset win in the $25,000 Cypress Handicap on Friday night at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Luis Rene Yescas for trainer Valentin Zamudio, First N Final was tremendous in the 350-yard race, as she ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 20, 2017—The king of the 550-yard races at Los Alamitos reigned supreme once again in the $20,000 Barbra B Handicap, as Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches, LP’s He Is The Risingstar successfully defending his title in this race while holding off the Thoroughbred Miss Loujean by a neck on Friday night. Ridden by Cesar De ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 15, 2016—Second fastest qualifier Running Dragon put in a sharp effort from the outside post to defeat fastest qualifier Magnifico Dragon by half-a-length in Sunday's restricted Grade 2 $205,974 Shue Fly Stakes at Sunland Park. First Kool Man finished three-quarters back in the show position. The top two finishes ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 15, 2017—Under jockey Vince Guerra, Royal Quick Senator raced to his first career win and the fastest qualifying time for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. The son of Louisiana Senator recorded the top mark of :15.776 seconds. ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 14, 2017—Under jockey David Alvarez Shatto Stoli recovered from bumpy start then burst to a quick lead and extended to 1½ lengths over Lil Bro Big Streak in the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Tf Eyesa Firefighter finished a head back in third place. Trainer Rosendo ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 8, 2017—The Grade 2 Southern California Derby final on December 17 had the potential to be a big night for John and Cina Sperry's multiple Grade 3 winner Jess Good Reason. The Oklahoma-bred came into the race having posted a spectacular daylight victory in the derby trials and she was one of the favorites to ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 7, 2017—After going winless in six starts last season, graded stakes winner Mister Big got his fourth career stakes victory on Saturday when he defeated Scoopies Leaving You by half-a-length in the $15,000 Harrah's Dash Stakes opening day of the 2017 Quarter Horse meet at Louisiana Downs. Cartel Arrangement finished a ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 7, 2017—AQHA's 2016 leading trainer Judd Kearl saddled his first stakes winner of the new year on Saturday when Eyesa Shoofly Dandy defeated Bet I Make U Famous by one-length in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes at Louisiana Downs. Rakin In The Jax was another 1½ lengths back for third. Ridden by jockey Donell Blake, ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 31, 2016—Ted Abrams homebred Jessies First Down held off post-time favorite Zoomin Effortlessly by a nose to win the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park Saturday afternoon. It was the third consecutive grade 1 win for the son of leading sire FDD Dynasty. With Rodrigo ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—DECEMBER 31, 2016—Charles Robinson's Imperial Eagle continues to be the dominate 2-year-old of 2016 after holding off Jm Mister Destiny by a nose in the $200,000 Sunland Park Winter Juvenile Championship at Sunland Park Saturday afternoon. Chainman finished half-length back in the show position. Ridden by jockey Esgar Ramirez, Imperial Eagle covered the 400 yards in ...