LOS ALAMITOS, CA–MARCH 3 2024–Lance Bland and Jimmy Barton’s  Asscher followed her impressive winning effort in the Holiday Handicap with a sensational victory in the first of three trials to the Grade 1, $404,000 Los Alamitos Oaks on Sunday night.

The Los Alamitos Oaks is the richest race of the meet for 3-year-old fillies and among the best in the countries for this division.

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LOS ALAMITOS, CA–MARCH 3 2024–Keith Nellesen's Political Rivalry, the 2023 PCQHRA champion 2-year-old gelding, enjoyed a winning sophomore debut on the way to posting the fastest qualifying time to the $204,200 El Primero Del Año Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Jose Nicasio for trainer Heath Taylor, Political Rivalry broke in from post number one but looked stronger with every stride, pulling away from his rivals in the final 100 yards to post an easy 1 ½ length win in the top qualifying time of :19.853 at 400 yards.

A multiple stakes winner during his juvenile campaign, Political Rivalry was picking up his ...



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SUNLAND, NM–MARCH 3, 2024–After a tight finish in the featured race on the Sunland Park's Sunday card Over Da Edge keeps her undefeated win streak this season with a victory in the $106,000 Sunburst Stakes [RG3].  

With Sergio Becerra Jr in the saddle, Over Da Edge broke seventh from the two hole, but was in the lead by first call. The post-time favorite clocked a 101 speed index in :17.229 seconds crossing the wire first over Miss Baby Cartel. The 350-yard victory from the illustrious field of ten fillies paid $5.00 to win on 7/5 odds.

Over Da Edge hadn't won a stakes race until this year, now the three-year-old filly ...



SUNLAND, NM–MARCH 2, 2024–Fastest qualifier from the trials One Little Liar keeps his stride and returns for the win of the of the $157,164 West Texas Derby [G3] at Sunland Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ridden by Noe Garcia Jr, One Little Liar scores his second career stakes win in :19.088 seconds by a head over Tempting Barbie. The post-time favorite clocked a 106 speed index against a 15 mph crosswind. The 400-yard victory paid 7.40 to win on 5/2 odds. 

One Little Liar had a slow start in his first out this season placing last in an Allowance race on January 14 due to a bump. But the son of multiple graded stakes sire ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA–FEBRUARY 29, 2024–Apolliticalady raced to her first career win on Thursday while posting the fastest qualifying time for the Louisiana Downs Maiden Classic (not black type) at Louisiana Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 3-year-old and up maidens at time of nomination who participated in 10 trial races today, will return to the Bossier City oval on Friday, March 23 to vie for the winner's share of a $156,500 purse going 350 yards.

Under jockey Juan Garcia, Jr., Apolliticalady cruised to a 1-1/4 length win in the sixth trial to post the fastest time of :17.833 seconds, a 95 speed index with a 10 mph crosswind.

Trainer Gilberto Rosales saddled the daughter of champion sire Apollitical Blood to her first win in ...



PHOENIX, AZ—FEBRUARY 29, 2024—Los Alamitos Race Course stakes winner Wicked Cowgirl Smart made her Arizona debut today while posting the fastest qualifying time for the AQRA President's Open Spring Derby at Turf Paradise.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trial races, will return to Turf Paradise on March 21 to vie for the winner's share of a $30,000-added purse going 350 yards.

Wicked Cowgirl Smart, under jockey Luis Valenzuela,cleared the field early then finished three-quarters ahead of Mr Chiles in the opening t20,iral. to get the fastest qualifying time of :17.579 seconds, a 96 speed index.

Trainer Leonel Gonzalez saddled the daughter of last year's leading ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA–FEBRUARY 28, 2024–Lett It Happen, a 5-year-old son of multiple stakes sire Jet Black Patriot, got his first career stakes win today when he defeated Turn The Eagle Lose as the post-time favorite in the restricted Grade 3 $30,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes at Louisiana Downs.

Lett It Happen was strong late under jockey Arnulfo Gutierrez to win the race by three-quarters while completing the 350 yards in :17.810 seconds, a 96 speed index with a 10 mph tailwind.

Trainer Gilberto Rosales saddled Lett It Happen to his fifth career win 30 starts for owner Eutimio Torres.

"It was a tough race, but we knew that he had a chance and it was nice to see him win his ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 28, 2024—Trainer Guillermo "Bill" Valdivia came away from Wednesday’s nine training races at Remington Park with two winners, including the fastest one of the day – Heavens Uncle.

That 2-year-old American Quarter Horse colt’s posting the top number of the day at :13.539 seconds for 250 yards, good for a speed index of 82. The effort was extra special for Valdivia.

"We ran his mama (Heavens Assured) and he is a home-bred from her," said Valdivia. "He likes to run. We raised him in Sallisaw (Okla.)"

Heavens Uncle is owned and bred by Sherry Gilmore of Sallisaw and was ridden by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–FEBRUARY 25, 2024L O S LLC and Super Champion, Inc’s Amore For A Reason improved her California record to a perfect three for three after winning the $115,000 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes (not black type) by a head on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Bred by Silver Racing Farm LLC, Amore For A Reason is a filly by Good Reason SA out of the Grade 1 stakes placed mare Amore La Blue. She began her racing career with a strong second place finish in a May 27th trial to the Ruidoso Futurity.

After that outing, the California-bred filly was off for seven months before making her second ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–FEBRUARY 24, 2024Eduardo Nicasio became only the 10th jockey in Los Alamitos history to reach 100 stakes wins here after piloting P and J Racing Ltd’s homebred mare AJ Born Runnin to her first career stakes win in the $35,000 Denim N Diamonds Handicap on Saturday night.

Nicasio is one of the big money riders in the industry. He’s won the Grade 1 Champion of Champions with Apollitical Jess, Last To Fire, and Good Reason SA and the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity with Cyber Attack and Bomb Cyclone. ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA–FEBRUARY 24, 2024Parsons Ranch’s Tena Rena finished powerfully from post number eight to score the first stakes victory of her career in the $18,000 Connie Hall Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Victor Salazar for trainer Paul Jones, Tena Rena was fourth during the early part of the 350-yard race before picking up speed during the final stages to outduel stakes winners Eye Live For Candy and Forever Dynasty.

The win was Tena Rena’s fourth of her career, which has included a pair of solid allowance victories at Los Alamitos. The 4-year-old mare by ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 22, 2024—Trainer Trey Wood and his 2-year-old horses put on quite a show Thursday at Remington Park, winning eight of the 10 carded training races on the day. He had a total of 11 horses entered.

Wood wasn't surprised by the ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—FEBRUARY 21, 2024—Kollys Capi recorded the fastest time of the day at 250 yards in 11 training races at Remington Park on Wednesday with a time of :13.693 and a speed index of 76.

The effort came over a fast track with a temperature of 80 degrees. Kollys Capi performed into a headwind of 12mph.

Jockey Roman Cruz was in the saddle for trainer Josue Garcia in the seventh race of the day. The 2-year-old American Quarter Horse filly by Capo de Capi, out of the Inseperable mare Jills Magnolia, flew to the front out of the gate from the rail post position. Cruz kept her mind on business ...



PHOENIX, AZ—FEBRUARY 21, 2024—Let go at odds of 8-1, Hes My Sweetheart broke his maiden Wednesday when he was a half-length winner over My Favorite Spirit in the $34,500 Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes (not black type) at Turf Paradise.

Under jockey Mark Jasso, Hes My Sweetheart drove to a :15.692 clocking over the 300 yards course to earn a 92 speed index into a 6 mph headwind. It was the first win three career starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Panama Wes. He enterd the race as the eighth fastest qualifier off a second-effort finish in the February 1 trials.

Trainer Adolfo Armendariz Celaya saddled the chestnut gelding for owner-breeder Fernando Canales. Out of the One Sweet Jess mare SHeza Sweet Fire, Hes My Sweetheart earned ...



SELMA, TX–FEBRUARY 21, 2024–Leading trainer John Stinebaugh saddled the two fastest starters from 51 juveniles making their career debut in nine training races over 250 yards at Retama Park Wednesday (Feb 21).

Stinebaugh sent out $100,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale gradate Holy Pete to win the opening race on Wednesday for owner Zane ...