Multiple Breeds Take Center Stage on Louisiana Champions Day

Monte Man winning the Costa Rising Stakes at Fair Grounds - Photo by Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr. The upcoming Saturday race card at Fair Grounds offers something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of dirt or turf races, sprints or route, juveniles or older horses, and Thoroughbreds or Quarter Horses. On a day billed as “Louisiana Champions Day,” seven stakes races for Louisiana-bred Thoroughbreds and three graded stakes races for Louisiana-bred Quarter Horses are on the [...]

Mobile Bay Returns on Louisiana Champions Day

Mobile Bay winning the 2016 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr. Sprints. Routes. Dirt. Turf. Colts. Fillies. Thoroughbreds. Quarter Horses. There will be something for everyone when Fair Grounds hosts the 27th Louisiana Champions Day on December 9th. Thirteen races, all for Louisiana-bred racehorses, are scheduled to be run, with the first race kicking off at 2:00 pm Eastern and the last wrapping up at 8:05 pm. All told, there are [...]

O’Brien, Stoute look for more Breeders’ Cup Turf glory

Highland Reel should enjoy a firm track as he tries to defend his Breeders' Cup Turf crown.   The first place to look for the winner of the 1 ½-mile Breeders’ Cup Turf is, quite clearly, the European contingent. European horses clearly excel at this trip on turf, and with nine of the last 12 editions of this race being won by trans-Atlantic raiders, their connections know how to cope with the journey. Six of the 14 runners [...]

Show bettor has a day at Ajax Downs

Ajax Downs had some interesting betting going on Monday as the Quarter Horse track just east of Toronto had a seven race card. The parimutuel pools at Ajax tend to be on the smaller side, the first race for example handled $588 in the win pool, $762 in the Exactor, and $513 in the Triactor. I love saying Exactor by the way. However in that first race, there was $1,682 bet to show on the #2 Caraway's Jet Moon. Now [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Quarter Horse, RacingWire|Tags: |

BetAmerica Maiden Challenge at Pocatello Downs a Success

BetAmerica was a proud sponsor of one of the feature races on the closing day card at Pocatello Downs, in Pocatello, Idaho. The BetAmerica Maiden Challenge was part of the AQHA Challenge program that offers additional purse money to Quarter Horses that enroll in the lifelong Challenge program. The Maiden Challenge series specifically offers money to horses that have yet to break their maiden, helping owners and trainers to find competitive spots for their late-blooming horses. BetAmerica's own Michelle Yu [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: Quarter Horse, RacingWire|

Stakes-Filled Final Week Ahead at Remington Park

The 2017 Quarter Horse racing season at Remington Park is in its final Ima China Rush, winner of the Oklahoma Futurity, returns to action Memorial Day at Remington Park stretch run with a big week of racing and stakes competition to be contested at the Oklahoma City racetrack. On Monday, May 29, Remington Park will present a special Memorial Day card including four stakes for Oklahoma-breds. The $61,800 FL Lady Bug Stakes at 330 yards; the $61,800 Boyd Morris [...]

By |May 28th, 2017|Categories: Quarter Horse|Tags: |

Quarter Horse Trainer Leon Bard Having a Banner Year

Texas horseman Leon Bard has been training horses, both Thoroughbreds and Trainer Leon Bard trains one of the top 2-year-olds in the country Quarter Horses since 1981.  While the majority of his success has come in Texas, he won the 1987 Kindergarten Futurity at Los Alamitos with Runaway Winner and the 2002 Ruidoso Futurity with Zip First. He might just be sitting on his best year ever. Bard conditions the undefeated This Is An Eagle, a 2-year-old son [...]

Saturday Night Action at Delta Downs

Once you have cashed your winning tickets on the Preakness Stakes, tune in to The Cazador leads the field in the Laddie Futurity Delta Downs for an exciting card of Quarter Horse racing. The Vinton, Louisiana racetrack present a ten-race card, highlighted by the $266,140 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity. The Cazador, a sorrel son of Sir Runaway Dash and the fastest qualifier, leads the field of  2-year-old colts and geldings entered  in the 330-yard final, which will run [...]

Final Weekend of Live Quarter Horse Racing at Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park will wrap up its 2017 Quarter Horse meet on Monday, May 22. Black Onyx with Jose Martinez up, leads the field in Saturday's John Deere Juvenile Challenge There is plenty of quality racing set for Friday, May 19 and a special 1:00 pm post on Saturday, May 20 to coincide with the Preakness Stakes. Saturday’s program will include the final of the John Deere Juvenile Texas Challenge and the Adequan Texas Derby Challenge. Angel [...]

No Pre-School Needed for these Kindergarten Contenders

There is a tremendous history in the Sunday night feature at Los Alamitos. Summertime Favorite, trained by Paul Jones, will be in pursuit of her third win tonight at Los Alamitos The Cypress, California racetrack will present the final of the $303,600 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity at 300 yards on Sunday.  Since its first running in 1995, many exceptional 2-year-olds have won the prestigious race. Renamed last year to honor the late jockey Robert Adair, the field this [...]