SELMA, TX–JULY 23, 2024–Retama Race Park ran 12 trials for the richest race of the 2024 Quarter Horse live racing season, the $606,121 TQHA Sale Futurity(RG1) on July 4 and 5. The purse is the second highest in the history of the Selma, Texas racetrack since its opening in 1995.

The five top qualifiers from each night return this Saturday, July 27. Post time for the ten-race card is 6:15 p.m. (Central), and each connection hopes that their 2-year-old will hoist the trophy in the 350-yard ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

SELMA, TX–JULY 23, 2024–Six Texas-bred stakes -- led by the 400-yard, $60,000 TQHA Classic Stakes (RG2) -- will headline Friday's 11-race program at Retama Park near San Antonio.

Post time for the first race is set for 6:15 p.m. (CDT).

Donna Mushinski's DM Moonpie is one of seven state-bred runners who entered Friday's TQHA Classic Stakes. A homebred 5-year-old son of Moonin The Eagle trained by Kie Mushinski, DM Moonpie is coming off of a neck victory in the June 5, ...



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SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY 23, 2024–Following a nine-day break, live racing resumes at Canterbury Park on Wednesday with a 10-race program including three quarter horse trials for the $80,400 Northlands Futurity and two for the $50,075 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby.

Thoroughbred races comprise the first half of the card beginning at 5:10 p.m. central. Thursday’s program offers nine races, the final three being quarter horses including the Grade 3 Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge.

Jason Olmstead, leading quarter horse trainer the past nine seasons, has nine of the 21 entrants in the Northlands Futurity Trials. Da Lie Lah, a ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY 22, 2024–Twenty-one 2-year-olds are entered in Wednesday's 350-yard Northlands Futurity trials at Canterbury Park.

L Conejo, a stakes-placed son of One Sweet Jess owned and trained by Haley Hobbs, will be stretching out in distance off of his half-length victory in a 330-yard, $17,000 maiden-special-weight dash for Minnesota-bred juveniles on June 27.

The sorrel gelding has earned $16,690 from four races in Minnesota and Oklahoma, and ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TULSA, OK–JULY 19, 2024–Ima Fancy Eye Opener, a gray son of Im A Fancy Pyc racing for Shania Cox and Terry Dale Cox, will put his win streak on the line in Saturday's 350-yard, $173,682 Speedhorse Futurity (G3) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. Ima Fancy Eye Opener won all three of his starts at Remington Park, including the 350-yard, $70,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) for Oklahoma-bred juveniles on May 25. The gelding's four-race win streak includes a neck victory in one of eight Speedhorse Futurity trials on July 6. Ima Fancy Eye ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN–JULY 19, 2024–Four stakes headline Saturday's nine-race all-Quarter Horse program at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Post time for the first race is set for 10:45 a.m. (EDT). Fastest qualifier Arbitro drew post 7 for Saturday's 350-yard, $168,520 Heartland Futurity. A $40,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, Arbitro races for Campos Famiy Ventures from the barn of trainer Claudio Barraza. The Ivory James colt made his career debut with a nose victory in the fourth of five Heartland ...



AJAX, ONT–JULY 18, 2024–Ajax Downs will hold a special event on Sunday, July 21, Craft Beer and Cider Day, with an eight-race card of Quarter Horse racing featuring local beer vendors, Lowlands Fire Foodtruck, the popular band Two for the Show and a T-shirt giveaway for each program purchase.

Fans can purchase beer sample tokens, which include a $5 betting voucher and a cooler bag for just $20. Prize giveaways will also be held, including a foosball game cooler, Toronto Blue Jays tickets, a gas fire pit ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

FARGO, NM–JULY 18, 2024–Nineteen North Dakota-bred juveniles led by stakes winner Im Rip are entered in Saturday's 350-yard NDQHRA Futurity (R) trials at North Dakota Horse Park.

A homebred son of the Corona Cartel stallion ...



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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JULY 17, 2024–Asscher, a Grade 1-winning daughter of champion FDD Dynasty racing for Lance Bland and Jimmy Barton, is one of 10 3-year-old fillies entered back in Sunday's 440-yard, $483,394 Rainbow Oaks (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

The fastest qualifier from five trials run July 7, Asscher was a $350,000 purchase at the 2022 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. The filly has earned $182,080 from four starts in California and ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JULY 16, 2024–TYKHE Racing's Dark NME, a multiple graded stakes winning daughter of champion Hes Relentless and last year's champion 2-year-old filly, heads a field of 10 sophomores entered back in Saturday's 440-yard, $796,229 Rainbow Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

The third-fastest qualifier, Dark NME made her 3-year-old season debut with a 1 3/4-length victory in one of eight Rainbow Derby trials contested on July 6. The filly was coming off of a juvenile campaign during which she earned $1,559,452 from nine starts and won three graded stakes, including the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, and the 400-yard, $1.176-million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JULY 16, 2024–New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses will be in the spotlight at Ruidoso Downs this weekend, as the track presents its annual Zia Festival races. A total of eight stakes — four for Quarter Horses, three for Thoroughbreds, and one for Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds — will be contested Saturday and Sunday. First post time each day is set for 12:30 p.m. (MDT). Following is a preview of all Zia Festival stakes, listed in the order they will be run. SATURDAY (SIXTH RACE) ZIA QUARTER HORSE STAKES (RG2) Purse, $50,000 — 400 yards 3-year-olds & older A dozen state-bred aged Quarter Horses, led by morning-line favorite Just En King, are entered in Saturday’s Zia Stakes. A homebred 4-year-old son of ...