LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 15, 2018—Darling Farms, Jaime Gomez, and Ernesto Solis' AQHA champion filly J Fire Up made a winning return to track after posting a hard-fought nose win in the first of two trials to the $203,000 Governor's Cup Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. In making her first start of 2018, the Kiddy Up filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.922 to earn the fifth fastest qualifying time, while the honor of fastest qualifier went to Fortuna Properties Inc's Ditto Head, who covered the distance in a swift :19.728 in the final derby trial of the night. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio, J Fire Up was bumped at the start, but ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB—JULY 15, 2018—In an impressive two and a half length win, Stripsteak won his trial and posted the fastest qualifying time for the $16,000 Open to the World Peace Country Derby in Grande Prairie on Sunday. The Derby final is scheduled for July 29.

Stripsteak’s time of 19.901 in 400 yards was the fastest of three trials; ...



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FARGO, ND—JULY 15, 2018—Multiple stakes-placed Little Speed Wagon dashed to a three-quarter length victory in the first of two trials Sunday for the NDQHRA Derby for Certified North Dakota-Bred 3-year-olds. Ridden by jockey Jeramie Fennell, Little Speed Wagon completed the 400 yards in :20,549 seconds, a 90 speed index into a 15 mph headwind, ...



GREAT FALLS, MT—JULY 15, 2018—Brindis Cruz was the much the best on Sunday when he broke his maiden by four-lengths to set the fastest qualifying time for the Big Sky Select Breeders' QH Futurity at Great Falls. The $5,000-added final will be contested on Saturday, July 28. Trial participants must have went through the Big Sky Select Breeders ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 13, 2018—With a strong string of horses headed by graded futurity finalists Powerful Favorite and Tac Me Up, trainer Chris O'Dell appeared to be in a great position heading into the trials to the $380,000 Governor's Cup Futurity on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Halfway through the night, O'Dell's Quarter Horse contingent had already delivered many strong performances, none better than Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Parsons Rocket, a homebred gelding who posted the evening's fastest clocking of :17.587 in the fourth of sixth heats. Ridden by Cody Jensen, Parsons Rocket outdueled Powerful Favorite, who came into ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 14, 2018— Daniel Ramirez's Cd Mamas Boy impressed in the fifth of 11 trials to set the fastest qualifying time to the $409,611 Zia Futurity while Bella Valenzuela's Frankie James topped the five trials to the $190,937 Zia Derby on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. All trials were contested over 400 yards for New Mexico-breds and the 10-fastest horses from each set of trials gained eligibility to race in their respective finals on July 29. The finals are part of the Zia Festival that celebrates New Mexico-bred racing and offers more than 60 vendors in the grandstand. Each of the trials was run ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 14, 2018—A pair of stablemates from the barn of trainer Alonso Neri finished 1-2 in third of five trials contested Saturday night at Retama Park for the Retama Park Derby to get the top-two qualifying spots. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the San Antonio area racetrack on Saturday, July 28th to vie for the lion ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 14, 2018—Moshi Yoshi, a slight 8-1 upset, defeated Pilots Note by half-a-length to win the $79,065 Cherry Creek Futurity Saturday afternoon at Arapahoe Park. Capos Sassy Laaydee finished a nose back in third. Under jockey Jose Lopez, Moshi Yoshi completed the 330 yards in :17.202 seconds into a 5 mph headwind, to extend her record to a perfect 2-for-2. The winners' purse valued a $31,626 brought the filly's earnings total to $3,546. Trainer Manuel Orozco saddled the Colorado-homebred for owner-breeder Dana Yoshida-Orozco. The 2-year-old daughter of multiple stake sire Pool is out of Mairis Money Maker by Pool. ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 14, 2018—After winning the 2017 Cherry Creek Futurity at Arapahoe Park, Indomable Cartel went winless until he returned to Arapahoe Park June 29th of 2018 to win his trial and post the second fastest time for the $55,000 Lucille Rowe Derby. Today (Saturday) the son of champion sire The ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 14, 2018—Though the camels, ostriches and zebras have the spotlight on Extreme Day at Canterbury Park, the horses also participate in the events of the day with unusual or less common distances and surfaces. For the Quarter Horses, that meant a race at the shortest recognized distance, 110 yards. For good measure, the track ...



AURORA, CO—JULY 14, 2018—Perkin Desire, a 4-year-old daughter of champion sire Desirio, picked up back-to-back stakes wins at Arapahoe Park when she handily defeated Sk Duck Dynasty in the $15,000 Dolls Prodigy Stakes Saturday. Last month the bay filly got her first career stakes win at the Park in the ...



EVANSTON, WY—JULY 14, 2018—The $12,900 89 and Under Stakes (not black-type) was the feature race on the card at Wyoming Downs on Saturday, and though it looked like fastest qualifier Bay Max was a sure thing, My Big Red Dial and Jesus Valenzuela pulled the slight upset for the win.

The winning duo maintained a narrow lead throughout the ...



PRINEVILLE, OR—JULY 14, 2018—Feature Ms Bo broke her maiden Saturday evening at the Crooked River Roundup by defeating Willy B Gone by a head in the $6,700 Prineville Quarter Horse Futurity (not black type). Big Bad Bard was a nose back in the blanket finish to take third. Feature Ms Bo drifted out under jockey Jose Figueroa while ...



EVANSTON, WY —JULY 14, 2018—The last of three trials at Wyoming Downs produced the fastest qualifier to the KC Carden Wyoming Bred Derby, A Toast to Brindis. The 3-year-old son of Brindis Por Cayenne covered the 350-yard trial distance in 17.611 and earned a 93 speed index.

Clyde Smith was ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 14, 2018—Hooked On A Win rolled to his third consecutive win Saturday night while getting the fastest time from four time trials contested for the Speedhorse Derby at Fair Meadows Race Course in Tulsa. The top ten qualifiers will return to Fair Meadows no Saturday, July 28th to vie for the winner's share of a $75,300 purse ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 14, 2018—Teejus Living(AP), an Appaloosa son of Quarter Horse stallion Cartel Success, posted the top time from four trial races contested Saturday night at Fair Meadows for the Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return Saturday, July 28th to vie for the winner's' share of $92,200 ...



SELMA, TX—JULY 13, 2018—Coronas On The Coast, a $3,500 repurchase at the 2017 TQHA Yearling Sale, scored his third win in four starts Friday night when he posted the fastest qualifying time, from 101 Texas-bred yearling sale graduates, in the restricted Grade 3 TQHA Sale Futurity at Retama Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 13, 2018—A pair of two-year-olds by leading first crop sire Coronado Cartel battled to the wire in the 10th trial Friday night at Fair Meadows to capture the top two qualifying spots in the Grade 3 Speedhorse Futurity. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 12 trial races held Friday ...



EDMONTON, CAN—JULY 12, 2018— Poutn And Zoomin, a 2-year-old daughter of Mezoomn, scored a stakes win in her career debut Wednesday by defeating Jb Runaway Special by neck in the $36,399(US) Alberta Stallion Stakes Futurity at Northlands Park. Shesa Ivory Girl finished half-a-length back to take third. Ridden by jockey Ricardo Moreno, Poutn And Zoomin took a quick lead then held while covering the 330 yards in :17.601seconds with a 10 mph tailwind. The brown filly picked up $16,376(US) in her first career start. Trainer William Leech saddled the Alberta home-bred for Pete Schoeler. Schoeler bred Poutn And Zoomin from the Okey ...