LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 20, 2019— Zoomin For Spuds and He Looks Hot scored half-length victories in their respective trials to the Grade 1, $157,200 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Sunday night. There was a malfunction of the electronic timer and photo finish in the second trial won by He Looks Hot. The racing stewards and the Los Alamitos racing office will meet with representatives of the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association on Tuesday at the earliest to decide the finalist to the Winter Championship. Owned and bred by Jim Walker, Zoomin For Spuds won the opening trial in wire-to-wire fashion on the way to recording his 13th win in 36 career starts. ...



PORTLAND, OR—JANUARY 20, 2019—Gc Harrys Game, a 3-year-old son of multiple stakes sire Carters Cartel, dominated the $14,350 Gary Chumbley Stakes (not black type), a race named in honor of his breeder, on Sunday at Portland Meadows by defeating Willy B Gone by 2-¼ lengths. Ridden by regular rider Robert Burney, the 3-year-old gelding completed the 350 yards over a sloppy racecourse in :17.702 seconds, earning a 104 speed index in the rain. Conditioned by trainer Scott Raley, Cg Harrys Game entered the race off a third-place effort in his last start—the $30,115 Baxter Andruss Oregon-Bred ...



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PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 20, 2019—Despite a bobbled start and a bump out of the gate under jockey Kevin Carbajal, Reginas Royal Choice recovered nicely from to get a half-length win over Im Rocket Man in the $8,600 Early Derby (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. Lookin Good was three-quarters of a length back to take third. Owner-trainer Guillermo Morales saddled the Royaltys Choice filly to her second career win from eight starts. The gray filly covered the 350 yards in :17.863 seconds, earning a 92-speed index into a 6 mph headwind. Coming off a third-place effort in the AQRA Southwest Futurity last month, she banked ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 19, 2019—Rosenthal Ranch's Powerful Favorite and Legacy Ranch's homebred Mister Appolitical were the only two Quarter Horses to qualify to Los Alamitos' three richest races of 2018 – the Ed Burke Million Futurity, Golden State Million Futurity and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. In their sophomore debuts, Powerful Favorite and Mister Appolitical were standouts once again, this time by winning their respective trials to the Grade 1, $198,700 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O'Dell, Powerful Favorite finished with the fastest qualifying time of the night following his one-length victory in the ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY 19, 2019—Dismissed at 35-1 odds, Marcus Medallion pulled off a huge upset to win the $85,000 Dona Ana County Handicap at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Saturday. The six-year-old gelding turned the tables on heavily favored Major Bites to win the 440-yard test for older New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses. Mr Klee ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 19, 2019—Despite cool temperatures and stiff winds, Eysa Jess Jumpn overcame the conditions with another standout performance in the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Saturday afternoon at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Breaking from post position nine under rider Guadalupe Lucio, Jr., the daughter of ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 19, 2019—Quentonian won the third of six 350-yard trials run this afternoon (Saturday) for the $49,874 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake at Louisiana Downs. Owned by Gilbert Morales, the 3-year-old was bred by Kirby Bruchhaus was making his ninth career start. Breaking from the rail under rider Guadalupe Lucio, Jr, the gelded son of Sir Runaway Dash out of the Stawflyin Buds mare Tailor Dayne sprinted to the wire in:17.526 seconds. Trained by Josue Huitron, Quentonian came into his trial off three second-place finishes, but broke alertly and won by 2-¾ ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 13, 2019—Run Raging Rhino Run gave owner Dan J. Wilson his first ever stakes victory after outdueling Grade 1 stakes winner Mickey Ward by 1-¼ lengths in the $20,000 Barbra B Handicap at 500 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos. "Thirty five years as an owner and this is my first stakes win," Wilson said. "This is a special horse. We bought him with some partners up in Idaho, the Giltners. We raced his mom, who was a stakes placed filly. This one (Run Raging Rhino Run) was an orphan and my mom, Esther, actually raised him since he was a couple of weeks old. Every four hours she was getting up to give him his milk ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 13, 2019—The royally-bred One Famous Icon, a brother to AQHA Racing champion and leading sire One Famous Eagle, broke his maiden Sunday while setting the top qualifying time for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stake (not back type) at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races contested Sunday afternoon, will return to the Phoenix racetrack on Sunday, January 27th to vie for the winner's share of a $5,000 purse going 350 yards. In the opening trial, under jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr., One Famous Icon defeated One Sweet Boogie by three-quarters to post the top ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 12, 2019—Jes A Spitfire scored her first career stakes today at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, taking the $15,000 Marathon Stakes, in front-running fashion. This was the 14th running of the 870-yard feature and attracted a solid field of distance specialists. Owned by Vickie Davis and trained by her husband, Joe Davis, the 5-year-old daughter of Walk Thru Fire of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Delightful was bred in Indiana by Jaime H. Gomez. Stakes-placed last year in the Streakin La Jolla at Louisiana Downs, this was just her second start at 870 yards and first stakes win. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 11, 2019—Trainer Jesus Nunez won his 500th Quarter Horse race at Los Alamitos after saddling EG High Desert Farms’ Eagles Policy to victory in the 7th race on Friday night. Nunez is the 19th trainer to reach the mark at the Orange County track. Nunez has won a total of 535 Quarter Horse at all tracks during his career. In 2018, Nunez saddled Jess Ravin to victory in the Grade 1 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap. The trainer also saddled the champion Buccaneer Beach to victory in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 6, 2019—Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Thermonuclear Energy finished second in the 2018 running of the Charger Bar Handicap, but the 6-year-old Walk Thru Fire mare would not be denied in 2019, as she outdueled Johnny Trotter's One Sweet Racy by a half-length to win the Grade 1, $100,000 Charger Bar on Sunday at ...



PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 6, 2019—One Spicy Eagle, under jockey Andres Osuna drove to a half-length victory over Sweet Babie James in the $7,800 Dash For The Cash Stakes (not black type) Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise. A finalist in the AQRA Turf Paradise Derby on December 9, One Spicy Eagle completed the 250 yards in :13.288 seconds, equaling a 101 speed index over the sloppy sealed racetrack. Trainer Raul Valenzuela saddled the Texas-bred daughter of leading sire One Famous Eagle for owner Angel Valenzuela. Bred by Janet McKinnerney, the ...