BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 12, 2019—Harrah's Louisiana Downs wrapped up its 2019 Quarter Horse meet this afternoon with an exciting performance by Trump My Record in the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3). The son of leading first-crop sire Apollitical Blood out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Breck N Records is owned by Cruz E. Nava and trained by his brother-in-law Arturo Davila III. Purchased for just $10,700 at the TQHA Yearling Sale, he was impressive in his schooling race on February 9, before setting the fastest qualifying time in ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 19, 2019—The top five times recorded from 108 official gate works for 2-year-olds on Monday (March 18) at Sunland Park were summer sale graduates from New Mexico and Oklahoma. Many of the 2-year-olds are prepping for the upcoming Grade 2 $300,000-est. West Texas Futurity trials on April 12th or the restricted Grade 2 $400,000-est. New Mexican Spring Futurity trials for state-breds April 13th. In fact Monday's fastest clocking was the New Mexico-bred Six Pack Fame, a gelding by leading sire Jesse James Jr from the RG1-placed Dash ...



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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 18, 2019—It was a busy morning of 2-year-old gate workouts on Saturday(March 16) with 26 juveniles leaving the gate from the 220 yard mark at Los Alamitos Race Course. This space will take a look at seven of the morning’s participants starting with O Yes I Can, who posted the bullet work of :12.3 for trainer Paul Jones and Bradbury Family. Sired by Good Reason SA and out Shazooms Dolls, the Colorado-bred filly O Yes I Can outworked her rival by more than a length while racing from the outside post. Bred by Tom Bradbury and Marvin Willhite, Shazooms Doll won six ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 17, 2019—The $34,000 El Moro De Cumpas Stakes lives on at Rillito Park, and the historic race was the final Quarter Horse stake of the meet on Sunday afternoon. Fastest qualifier and post-time favorite Temptingjess For Lmg ($4.00) dueled with Dig Deeper for the lead early before pulling away to win by a length.

The final time for the 330-yard race was 16.613. Temptingjess For Lmg and jockey Martin Osuna earned a speed index of 106.

Temptingjess For Lmg is a 4-year-old colt by Tempting Dash, undefeated in three starts in 2019. He won his trial as the fastest qualifier ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019—Lynnder 16 qualified for the $3 million All American Futurity last year in American Quarter Horse racing’s biggest annual event. She also won the $864,000 Remington Park Futurity, so it was no surprise that the 3-year-old filly won the $31,250 allowance feature race in Oklahoma City on Sunday. The surprise ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 17, 2019— The first of two Quarter Horse stakes on closing day at Rillito Park ended in an upset as Captain Mazurk ($20.20) and Luis Valenzuela won the $11,000 Sicilian Slammer Stakes (not black type). The duo led gate-to-wire from their outside post in the 220-yard event for fillies and mares. The final time was 11.955, ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019— A solid field of accredited Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds put on a very entertaining show in the first "official" futurity of the year, the $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) today at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Hh Gailforce, the third-fastest qualifier, scored a mild upset over fastest qualifier Tf Shez Jess Dashin and was greeted in the winner’s circle by a very happy group of owners! Egoizzta Partnership consists of Juan, Joel and Jose Cantu as well as Eric Hinojosa. They made the trip to Louisiana last year and purchased the filly for $12,000 in the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale. The daughter of Freighttrain B, out of the First Prize Perry mare Open My ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019—The $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby for accredited Louisiana-breds, with the richest purse in the history of the championship, went to Tdz Louisiana Toast on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. The son of Jess Louisiana Blue out of the Toast to Dash mare Shes a Royal Toast was ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 16, 2019—The excellence of Major Bites shined brightly on Saturday as he sped away to another brilliant victory in the $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap(RG3) at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The leading older New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse pulled away from a high quality field in the 350 yard feature and won ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019—When it was mentioned to trainer Tammy Johnson that it was a nice night for racing, she turned to her winning jockey Randy Wilson and spouted infinite wisdom. "It's always a nice night when you win a stakes race, isn't it Randy?" she said with a laugh, after unsaddling track record holder Rock About It, who ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019— The third stakes of the card, the $15,000 Leverne Perry Memorial, is named in honor of the esteemed breeder and Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Executive Director Emeritus. The 400-yard feature attracted a field of ten with Patrick Richardson's Stone Cold Leader installed as the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 10, 2019—Robert Bean and Alan Mindell's Candy Zip was superb in the Rossmoor Handicap, sailing past Run Raging Hino Run and Bound To Bet on the way to a four length victory in the fastest 870-yard clocking of the meet of :44.453 on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Ramon Guce, Candy Zip's winning time easily ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 16, 2019—Attempting the 870-yard distance for the first time proved to be no problem for Rock On Zoomer, the gate-to-wire winner of the $5,000 Howard and Charlotte King Memorial Stakes (not black type) at Rillito Park on Sunday afternoon. The final time was 46.194, giving Rock On Zoomer a 92 speed index.

Rock on Zoomer ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019— Gravati had never raced at Remington Park before Friday night, and the 4-year-old gelding had never raced at 330 yards, but he may have found a winning combination as he came home a winner in the featured $28,400 allowance in race seven at 6-1 odds. Jockey Rodrigo Vallejo booted this Oklahoma-bred son of Valiant Hero out of the gate first and never was headed in winning by a half-length over runner-up Rmiss Fireball in a time of 16.895 seconds on a fast track for a speed index of 87. Gravati’s dam is a Mr Eye Opener mare The Way You Want Me. Trainer John ...



SELMA, TX—MARCH 15, 2019—Expedyte, a colt by multiple stakes sire Freighttrain B, posted the top time from 122 two-year-old's who participated in 19 schooling races on Friday at Retama Park. Racing for owner Raedele Phipps and trainer Alonso Neri, Expedyte completed the 250 yards in :13.39 seconds ...