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Firecracker Futurity offers familiar—with each other—faces -- June 30, 2017
Three trials on June 18 determined the field for the $30K (est.) Firecracker Futurity on Independence Day at Grants Pass Downs, and the top three qualifiers are no strangers . . . ...
Canterbury Park schedules spectacular in advance of recess -- June 30, 2017
With Canterbury Park's mid-summer recess looming, the Shakopee, Minnesota, racetrack has scheduled special race days for both Monday, July 3, and Independence Day, July  4. — Fi...
Emerald Downs braces for California invasion -- June 30, 2017
The $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes, scheduled for this Sunday, July 2, drew a large field of 10 sophomore colts and geldings to battle one mile in the final stepping stone to the Emerald Downs Derby next...
Canadian horse racing celebrates 250th anniversary from coast to coast -- June 29, 2017
As Canada celebrates 150 years of confederation on July 1st, Canada’s horse racing industry is recognizing an even greater milestone, the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada with 23 racetracks...
ASD is the place to be July 1 -- June 29, 2017
Tell your friends. Assiniboia Downs is the place to be on Saturday, July 1 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 250th anniversary of horse racing in “Canada” because the same people who put on...
Update: Status of massive former wild horse and burro SD rescue -- May 16, 2017
An astonishing outpouring of good will continues for the at-risk horses from Lantry, S.D., but at least 125 adoptive homes and lifesaving donations are needed for approximately 250 horses to complete ...
Unbeaten fastest two qualifiers head $303,600 Kindergarten Futurity on Sunday at Los Alamitos -- May 12, 2017
A pair of unbeaten fillies, one the darling of the juvenile division so far at Los Alamitos, and the other with a name that fits her performances this season, will headline the running of the $303,600...
So Lucky out to make amends in Auburn Stakes; big fields on tap for Mother’s Day -- May 11, 2017
The road to the Emerald Downs Derby begins on Sunday, May 14, with the $50,000 Auburn Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings going six furlongs. A field of eight is entered in the 22nd running of...
Racing on the High Plains: Northeast Area Horse Racing -- May 11, 2017
Story by Kirby Grimes, Track Announcer The 2017 season at Northeast Area Horse Racing in Aberdeen, South Dakota, kicks off on May 20th. Five exciting days of racing span two weekends ...
Lotta Blues Man, BH Lisas Boy in action this weekend in Dillingham, Kaweah Bar Handicaps -- May 6, 2017

Grade 1 winner heads outstanding Dillingham Handicap field on Saturday

Grade 1 winner Lotta Blues Man will make his 2017 debut when headlining one of the best ever Dillingham Handicap fields...
Kentucky Derby—current odds -- May 6, 2017
TRJ—The Racing Journal wishes everybody the best of luck with their Kentucky Derby bets this afternoon . . . especially we wish the best of luck to everybody who likes the s...
Northlands delivers 160 acres of summer fun -- May 4, 2017
As the temperature gets warmer and energy levels rise, there is no better place for summer fun than Northlands. From horses tearing down the track at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino to exciting new...
Summertime Favorite has fastest time in trials to Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity at Los Alamitos -- May 1, 2017
Summertime has arrived in a big way at Los Alamitos Race Course, as the talented filly Summertime Favorite delivered a solid wire-to-wire victory while posting the fastest qualifying time to the $303,...
Summertime Favorite among top runners in Sunday’s trials to Kindergarten Futurity -- April 29, 2017
Paul Jones and Thompson Racing, Inc’s Summertime Favorite, an impressive runaway winner in her only previous start, is among the 59 juveniles that will compete in the trials to the $303,600 Robert Ada...
Spring brings live racing action to Intermountain, Northwest, upper Midwest racetracks -- April 28, 2017
Tune up the car or truck: it's time to hit the live meets in TRJ territory! Ft. Pierre Horse Racing in South Dakota opens this weekend for two days of racing, with eight races ...
Go beyond the classroom with UC Davis Extension's Summer Horsepacking Adventures -- April 18, 2017
This summer, join UC Davis Extension on two exciting outdoor adventures that take participants into the California wilderness on horseback. Mustangs: A Living Legacy Track wild mustangs in...
Richest running of El Primero Del Ano Derby since 2011 set for Sunday -- April 1, 2017
The richest running of the El Primero Del Ano Derby since 2011 will headline the Sunday night, April 2, action at Los Alamitos. Ten sophomores will compete in the Grade 3, $224,100 El Primero final...
Sweet Aguila, Jess Mas head La Primera Del Ano Derby on Saturday -- March 31, 2017
Connie Hall, Donna McArthur, Kelly Long, and Janet VanBebber are some of the great women Quarter Horse trainers with major stakes wins at Los Alamitos to their names. Yanet Rodriguez and Elena Andrade...
McCraken remains in first, NTRA Top 3YO Poll -- March 27, 2017
One major race took place this past weekend for the three-year-old division with the running of the Sunland Derby (G3). Steve Asmussen trainee Hence won by 3¾ lengths and earned 50 qualifying points o...
Appaloosa Horse Club Video Contest deadline nears -- March 14, 2017
This competition is dedicated to the lifestyle of owning Appaloosa horses and the diversity of the Appaloosa horse. Get an entry form at http://www.appaloosa.com/VideoContest.htm Theme: Your life w...
That Rico is top qualifier to richest El Primero Del Ano Derby since 2011 -- March 13, 2017
Paul Jones and Thompson Racing, Inc’s That Rico bumped leaving the gate of trial race to the $224,100 El Primero Del Ano Derby, but still came away with the fastest qualifying time to the richest runn...
Trippys Royal Jess leads trials to La Primera Del Ano Derby final -- March 13, 2017
Owned and bred by Abigail Kawananakoa, Trippys Royal Jess put it all together in her 400-yard trial on March 11, as she held off Veronica Gail Worth’s late flying longshot Red And Ready to post the fa...
Grade 1 stakes-placed Katella Deli heads El Primero trials on Sunday night -- March 10, 2017
Paul Blanchard and Dutch Masters III’s Katella Deli, which posted a strong third place finish in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity last year, will look to qualify to a major stakes race for the fo...
Staggering Stride heads La Primera Del Ano trials on Saturday at Los Alamitos -- March 9, 2017
Abigail Kawananakoa’s Staggering Stride, who finished in the top four when facing open competition in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby final in her last start, will now headline a group of 28 fil...
An equine Bo Jackson -- March 9, 2017
Thoroughbred racehorse Geno’s Bambino has begun training for a new sport while in the middle of a relatively long racing career. Because of the one-dimensional focus on speed and the year-round nature...
McCraken holds onto first place in NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll -- March 6, 2017
This past weekend of prep races for the “Road to the Kentucky Derby ”jostled the top-ten rankings with races cross crossing the east, west, and southern coasts in week #6 of the National Thoroughbred ...
McCraken holds onto first place in NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, garnering all 40 first-place votes -- February 22, 2017
The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” ‘prep’ series races concluded on Monday, February 20, with the running of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Won by One Liner for trainer Todd Pletcher and ...
Nominations close March 1 for Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame -- February 20, 2017
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame reminds the horse racing community the deadline to nominate horses or people for the Class of 2017 is March 1. Nominations of those who have made a significant c...
All Kinds Of Kind, Stolin Diamond, Indie Anna head Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes final on Sunday night -- February 17, 2017
Led by Double Bar S Ranch’s homebred filly All Kinds Of Kind, a field of nine sophomores are scheduled to compete in the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes on Sunday night, February 19, at Los Alamit...
Turf Paradise Derby, Oaks featured Saturday -- February 17, 2017
Story by Turf Paradise Three-year-olds, looking to polish their resumes, will be featured in the $50,000 Turf Paradise Derby and $30,000 Arizona Oaks on Saturday, February 18, at Turf Paradi...
Los Alamitos cancels Friday’s racing program because of forecast life-threatening rain, Los Alamitos Winter Championship moved to Sunday night -- February 16, 2017
Los Alamitos Race Course has cancelled its eight-race evening program scheduled for Friday, February 17, because of a heavy storm that is predicted to hit Southern California beginning late Thursday n...
Road to Champion of Champions kicks off with Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Friday night -- February 13, 2017
Update: The Los Alamitos Winter Championship has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 19. Go to http://www.theracingjournal.com/news/news-2420.html for the full story....
Bannister, Jess Hawk, One Proud Eagle head Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night -- February 10, 2017
Headed by stakes winners One Proud Eagle, Bannister, and Jess Hawk, nine talented sophomores with a combined record of 33 wins in 78 career starts face off in the Grade 1, $224,900 Los Alamitos Winter...
Phoenix Gold Cup highlights three stakes on Turf Paradise’s Super Saturday card -- February 9, 2017
Story by Turf Paradise The $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup highlights a trio of stakes on Saturday, February 11, on what is billed as Super Saturday at Turf Paradise. In addition to the Gold Cup...
Media Eclipse Awards–2016 links -- February 8, 2017
Here are quick links to major Eclipse Media Award winners reported in the February 2016 issue of TRJ—The Racing Journal. Audio/Multi-Media and Internet “Time Bandits,” p...
Triple Crown trail heats up at GP, SA, Aqu -- February 3, 2017
The Triple Crown trail heats up this weekend at tracks across the country. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, Classic Empire, is set to make his 3YO debut Saturday in Gulfstream’s Grade 2I Holy Bull St...
All Kinds Of Kind, Indie Anna shine in Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes trials -- January 30, 2017
Owned and bred by Double Bar S Ranch, All Kinds Of Kind scored her second victory in a row while posting the fastest qualifying time to the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes in the fifth and final t...
Ray Arsenault leads NHC after Day 2 -- January 29, 2017
Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, sussed out four double-digit winners on NHC Day 2, Saturday, January 28— including a $100 winner in Gulfstream Park’s fourth (worth the maximum $64 f...
Pat Nufrio leads NHC after Day 1 -- January 28, 2017
Pat Nufrio, of Belleville, N.J., leads the 18th Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas with a $188.70 mythical bankroll after Day 1 o...
BH Lisas Boy and Ima Fearless Hero top Los Alamitos Winter Championship trials -- January 28, 2017
Making his first start since late October, Bill Hoburg’s BH Lisas Boy looked razor sharp when posting a big daylight win in the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 1 $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Cham...