BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA—UNE 14, 2021—Twenty-four Iowa-bred 2-year-olds are entered in Saturday’s 330-yard Hawkeye Futurity (R) trials at Prairie Meadows. RH Bros. LLC’s Fabulous Mary Ia, a daughter of One Fabulous Eagle and a $10,500 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Sale, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Cordarelton Benn in the third of three heats. Trained by Jose E. Gamez, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—UNE 11, 2021—Patrick Richardson’s Stone Cold Leader, a 6-year-old son of the First Down Dash stallion Brookstone Bay, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Monday’s 400-yard, 50,000 Miss Polly Classic Stakes (G2) at Delta Downs. Stone Cold Leader will be shortening in distance off of his second-place finish, a neck behind winner Black Cazador, in the 440-yard, $112,000 Sam Houston Classic Stakes (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park on May 28. The brown gelding has won 14 of 29 starts, including eight of nine at the ...



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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JUNE 10, 2021—Bobby Simmons’ Mental Error, a stakes winner in each of his last two starts, Ed Allred’s Golden State Derby winner Circle City, and Mr Jet Moore Stakes winner Eagles Fly Higher are among the 15 aged horses that will race in the trials to the Grade 1, $154,800 Vessels Maturity on Saturday at Los Alamitos. The ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA—JUNE 9, 2021—Jess Dash Fast, a graded stakes winning daughter of Heza Fast Dash owned by Juan M. Montoya, drew post 6 for Saturday’s 330-yard, $318,983 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-old fillies at Delta Downs. Jess Dash ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 8, 2021—Revenant Moon, an undefeated daughter of leading first-crop sire A Revenant, racing for Robert Odom, Scott Bryant, and Norman W. Allen, drew post 10 for Sunday’s 350-yard, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. Revenant Moon has ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 7, 2021—For The Irony, an undefeated son of Valiant Hero owned by Diamond Racing Stables, will put his perfect record on the line against nine 3-year-olds in Saturday’s 400-yard, $673,731 Ruidoso Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. The sixth-fastest qualifier ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—JUNE 7, 2021—Five official Texas-bred stakes, topped by the 400-yard, $100,000 Sam Houston Texas-Bred Championship (R), will be contested at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday. Air To Em Jess, a 3-year-old son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ—JUNE 5, 2021—Republic Anne, a stakes-placed daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess, will make her first start against aged runners in Tuesday’s 250-yard, $15,000 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes at Arizona Downs. Republic Anne will be shortening in ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 5, 2021—Eighteen 2-year-olds are entered in Sunday’s 300-yard Rising C Equine Futurity trials at Energy Downs. Cowboyhatbygucci, a gelded son of Apollitical Blood owned and trained by Uriel Dominguez Sr., drew post 2 and will be ridden by Uriel Dominguez ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JUNE 3, 2021—The first of six All-Quarter Horse racing Saturdays is set for June 5 at Indiana Grand with 13 races carded for the day. Featured on the program will be two stakes, the 7th running of the $95,500 Harley Greene Derby in Race 11 and the 12th running of the $83,200 Born Runner Classic in Race 12. ...