OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 22, 2019—Coming into weekend three of the American Quarter Horse, Paints & Appaloosa meet at Remington Park, the jockeys and trainers races in the standings had been wide open, but after two nights of racing, nine-time champion conditioner Eddie Willis and jockey Jimmy Brooks have had, they are solidly on top. Willis has had six winners the past two nights and Brooks rode for him on four of those. Willis was behind Dee Keener and Sammy Valdivia until Thursday night, but passed them like a Quarter Horse in full stride going into the weekend. Willis is in front with 13 wins on the season while Keener and ...



SELMA, OK—MARCH 22, 2019—Zoomino, a 2-year-old colt by multiple grade 1 sire Zoomin For Bux, posted the fastest time from 48 2-year-olds who participated in nine training races at Retama Park today (Friday). Jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. rode the brown colt over the 250 yards in :13.74 seconds to get Friday's top mark. Trainer Jose Garza conditions Zoomino for owners Maria Garza and Remigio Figueroa. Bred in Louisiana by Tate Farms from the Chicks Beduino mare Caution On Else, Zomino is a half-brother to grade 3 placed Royal Darius. The third dam is the stakes winning Dash For Cash ...



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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 21, 2019—It was like old times at Remington Park on Thursday night as nine-time champion trainer Eddie Willis was nearly unbeatable, winning five of 11 races on the card. The multiple graded-stakes-winning trainer from Caney, Okla., whose horses have earned more than $30 million in his career, packed a few more greenbacks in his pocket with the huge night. He won three races with jockey Jimmy Brooks and two with Justine Klaiber. Things got rolling in the second when Valliance, by Valiant Hero, got up by a half-length with Brooks in the saddle, followed by winners ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 12, 2019—Harrah's Louisiana Downs wrapped up its 2019 Quarter Horse meet this afternoon with an exciting performance by Trump My Record in the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3). The son of leading first-crop sire Apollitical Blood out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Breck N Records is owned by Cruz E. Nava and trained by his brother-in-law Arturo Davila III. Purchased for just $10,700 at the TQHA Yearling Sale, he was impressive in his schooling race on February 9, before setting the fastest qualifying time in ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 20, 2019—Jockey Berkley Packer mounted up in the fifth race of the 10 training races at Remington Park on Wednesday and shortly thereafter had ridden not only the fastest 2-year-old Quarter Horse of the day but also the horse with the fastest schooling race for the past two months – Jess My Hocks. The 2-year-old ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 19, 2019—The top five times recorded from 108 official gate works for 2-year-olds on Monday (March 18) at Sunland Park were summer sale graduates from New Mexico and Oklahoma. Many of the 2-year-olds are prepping for the upcoming Grade 2 $300,000-est. West Texas Futurity trials on April 12th or the restricted Grade 2 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 18, 2019—It was a busy morning of 2-year-old gate workouts on Saturday(March 16) with 26 juveniles leaving the gate from the 220 yard mark at Los Alamitos Race Course. This space will take a look at seven of the morning’s participants starting with O Yes I Can, who posted the bullet work of :12.3 for trainer Paul ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 17, 2019—The $34,000 El Moro De Cumpas Stakes lives on at Rillito Park, and the historic race was the final Quarter Horse stake of the meet on Sunday afternoon. Fastest qualifier and post-time favorite Temptingjess For Lmg ($4.00) dueled with Dig Deeper for the lead early before pulling away to win by a length.

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019—Lynnder 16 qualified for the $3 million All American Futurity last year in American Quarter Horse racing’s biggest annual event. She also won the $864,000 Remington Park Futurity, so it was no surprise that the 3-year-old filly won the $31,250 allowance feature race in Oklahoma City on Sunday. The surprise ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 17, 2019— The first of two Quarter Horse stakes on closing day at Rillito Park ended in an upset as Captain Mazurk ($20.20) and Luis Valenzuela won the $11,000 Sicilian Slammer Stakes (not black type). The duo led gate-to-wire from their outside post in the 220-yard event for fillies and mares. The final time was 11.955, ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019— A solid field of accredited Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds put on a very entertaining show in the first "official" futurity of the year, the $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) today at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Hh Gailforce, the third-fastest qualifier, scored a mild upset over fastest qualifier Tf Shez Jess Dashin and was greeted in the winner’s circle by a very happy group of owners! Egoizzta Partnership consists of Juan, Joel and Jose Cantu as well as Eric Hinojosa. They made the trip to Louisiana last year and purchased the filly for $12,000 in the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale. The daughter of Freighttrain B, out of the First Prize Perry mare Open My ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019—The $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby for accredited Louisiana-breds, with the richest purse in the history of the championship, went to Tdz Louisiana Toast on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. The son of Jess Louisiana Blue out of the Toast to Dash mare Shes a Royal Toast was ...



SUNLAND PARK, NM—MARCH 16, 2019—The excellence of Major Bites shined brightly on Saturday as he sped away to another brilliant victory in the $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap(RG3) at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The leading older New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse pulled away from a high quality field in the 350 yard feature and won ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019—When it was mentioned to trainer Tammy Johnson that it was a nice night for racing, she turned to her winning jockey Randy Wilson and spouted infinite wisdom. "It's always a nice night when you win a stakes race, isn't it Randy?" she said with a laugh, after unsaddling track record holder Rock About It, who ...