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Retama Park 2024 Quarter Horse Season Opens On Thursday, June 27

SELMA, TX–JUNE 24, 2024–The 2024 Retama Park Quarter Horse live racing season kicks off on Thursday, June 27 and fans will be welcomed back with quality racing, refurbished suites and many areas throughout the grandstand and a full slate of promotions scheduled throughout the 23-day meet. Post time is set for 6:15 pm (Central) with the season concluding on Saturday, August 17.

Trainer Arnold "Bubba" Lewis Looks Forward to the 2024 Live Racing Season

Traveling is a big part of the racing industry, but many Texas-based horsemen and women are grateful for the opportunity to spend some quality time at home for the next 2 ½ months!

Arnold "Bubba" Lewis has been training Quarter Horses since 2001 and .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Kempton 3300$468,986
Dk Marney Jess 4400$436,690
Hezgothelook Z 3200$426,300
Up to Party 3300$415,500
Heavens Uncle 3210$371,832

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Dunn Ranch 6423115$1,219,852
Valeriano Racing Stables LLC 20654$838,710
CH Horse Racing, LLC 11622$519,878
Edward C. Allred 149292322$492,424
Mario Lozano-Cantu 3300$468,986

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mj Farms 291463733$1,743,153
Bobby D Cox 456685952$1,243,388
Steve D Burns Dvm 336444839$1,210,996
Edward C Allred 265414241$791,212
Reliance Ranches Llc 152202317$719,113

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Toby Keeton 200694530$2,427,955
Juan Diaz, Jr. 188613720$2,332,934
M. Heath Taylor 252454339$1,660,956
James J. Gonzales III 197362529$1,473,421
Monty Arrossa 129292914$1,439,856

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Francisco Calderon 267485333$2,143,518
Bryan Candanosa 236532330$2,090,403
James A. Flores 245264535$1,710,589
Luis Martinez 247442739$1,287,347
Christian Ramos 258353734$1,108,903

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Yo Morning Delite 11-1 Upset In $100,000 Silks & Spurs Maturity at Energy Downs 307 Racing

GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 23, 2024—Yo Morning Delite (11-1) drifted in under jockey Jacob Cardenas on his way to a three-quarter length win in the $100,000 Silks & Spurs Maturity at Energy Downs 307 Racing on Sunday.

The multiple stakes-winning 4-year-old by Brindis Por Cayenne raced over the 400 yards in 20.193 seconds, equaling a 92-speed index into a 3 mph headwind. Trainer Tryston Matt saddled Yo Morning Delite to his 12th win in 19 starts.

Owned and bred by Gerald Kaul, Yo Morning Delite earned $50,000 to boost his bankroll to $138,950. Bred in Wyoming, from the Southern Corona mare Rs Afternoon Delite, Yo Morning Delite wo .. Read More

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Rainbow Derby, Oaks Trials Set for Sunday

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JUNE 24, 2024–Some of the best 3-year-old American Quarter Horses will be on display during Sunday's Rainbow Derby (G1) and Rainbow Oaks (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Forty-two sophomore fillies -- led by Flying Sophia, Asscher, and Running To The Moon -- are entered in five 440-yard Rainbow Oaks trials. A homebred Flying Cowboy 123 filly trained by Mike Joiner for owners Calder and Candy Ezzell of Roswell, New Mexico, Flying Sophia will be facing 3-year-olds off of her half-length victory over aged dis .. Read More

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Jr Sakes Alive Easy Winner In Energy Downs AQHA Bonus Challenge Stakes Saturday

GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 22, 2024—Starting off a runner-up effort in the Weber Downs Fillies Derby in her last start on May 19, Jr Sakes Alive ran off to a 1-3/4 length win in the $21,050 Energy Downs AQHA Bonus Challenge Stakes on Saturday at Energy Downs.

Ridden by jockey Jesus Valenzuela, Jr, Sakes Alive completed the 330 yards in 16.990 seconds over a muddy racing surface, equaling an 85-speed index into a 5 mph crosswind.

It was the fifth career win in 11 starts for the daughter of multiple stakes sire Pappasito. The $10,315 winner' .. Read More

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