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TAHC Texting in West Texas County

      AUSTIN, (TAHC) – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) designated Kleberg County (South Texas) equine (horses, donkeys, ponies, mules, and zebras) as high risk for exposure to Equine Piroplasmosis (Piro) in March of 2013. As a result,…

OCHOA PUTS RANKING ON LINE AT LONE STAR

Will Rogers strikes Black Gold while Evangeline dishes Dash. GRAND PRAIRIE, (AQHA) – Champion and all-time leading money earner Ochoa has the first opportunity to defend his No. 1 ranking in the AQHA Racing-Horserplayernow.com national poll when he starts in…

For Immediate Release: OCHOA PUTS RANKING ON LINE AT LONE STAR Will Rogers strikes Black Gold while Evangeline dishes Dash. Q-Racing Journal, November 8, 2012 – Champion and all-time leading money earner Ochoa has the first opportunity to defend his No. 1 ranking in the AQHA Racing-Horserplayernow.com national poll when he starts in the $377,219 Texas Classic Derby (G1) on Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Ochoa (Tres Seis-Stolis Fortune by Stoli) became the all-time leading money earner when he dominated the $2,234,539 All American Derby (G1). He has since taken his Texas Classic Derby trial in thrilling fashion, and his earnings stand at $2,604,653, with $2,526,493 of those earnings coming at the Texas Classic Derby distance of 440 yards. Owned by Johnny T.L. Jones Jr.’s J Bar 7 Ranch, Monty and Katsy Cluck and Doug Benson, Ochoa was the overwhelming winner of the 2011 $2.4 million All American Futurity (G1) and the 2012 All American Derby (G1), each at 440 yards. The Johnny T.L. Jones Jr.-bred gelding won the All American Futurity by 1 1/2 lengths as the 8-5 favorite and then pulled away to take the All American Derby by 1 1/4 lengths as the 3-5 favorite. The C. Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath-trained gelding was the 2-5 favorite in his Texas Classic Derby trial and scared his many backers at the trial’s start. He broke poorly and was actually behind Runaway Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Dashin Vike by Dashin Bye) for half of the race. He then unleashed his astonishing closing rush and got up to win the trial by a heart-pounding nose. His time of :21.394 was the second-fastest qualifying time. Topping the qualifiers was Double Eagle Ranch and Buena Suerte Equine’s Linda Tee Fire (Walk Thru Fire-Jess Linda Tee by Mr Jess Perry) with a :21.383 time after winning the first of five trials by a neck over Leonard Lyne’s homebred fourth-fastest qualifier, Texasindependencegal (Mr Ottyes-Lovely Legs by Strawflyin Buds), who was timed in :21.430. Linda Tee Fire, trained by Mike Joiner, is after his first stakes placing after showing he can earn his way into Grade 1 stakes. A year ago, he qualified for the Texas Classic Futurity and was sixth in the All American Derby behind Ochoa, beaten by less than 3 lengths. Tommy Hays and Bobby Barnett’s Runaway Wagon, who nearly held on to beat Ochoa in their trial, won the $144,065 Firecracker Derby by three-quarters of a length at Delta Downs. Now trained by Bobby Martinez, Runaway Wagon was fourth in his Dash For Cash Derby trial before his very game effort in his Texas Classic Derby trial. Ronnie James Continues Rise in Texas Classic Brett Mennen’s homebred Ronnie James tries to continue his rise in the national rankings when he tries for his fourth-straight win and sixth victory from seven starts in the $1 million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) on Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Ronnie James (Valiant Hero-Jess A Lil Bit by Feature Mr Jess) faces the sternest test of his career and appears to be in peak form after a stunning 4-length trial win. He raced in the first trial, and his time of :19:436 held up as the top mark from 14 trials. JNB Enterprises LLC’s PYC Kant Katch Me (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Wanna Be Me by Disco Jerry (TB)) is undefeated from five starts and is also up against the deepest field he has ever faced. The Judd Kearl-trained colt won the Remington Park Juvenile Stakes (R) and then was a 3-length winner of his Heritage Place Futurity trial. Although he qualified to the final, he was scratched. Kearl then saved PYC Kant Katch Me for the Texas Classic Futurity trials, and he responded with a length win and qualified with a :19.689 time. Bryon Gardner’s Valiant Lil Lady (Valiant Hero-Rustys Lil Lady by Fredricksburg) impressed in her trial while returning from a five-month layoff. The Judd Kearl-trained filly raced in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) back in May and then came back in her Texas Classic Futurity trial. She won by 2 1/4 lengths with the second-fastest qualifying time of :19.524. Trainer Trey Wood has the sharp pair of Weetona Stanley’s First Prize Shaunda (PYC Paint Your Wagon-First Prize Leesa by Mr Jess Perry) and Raymundo Villarreal Jr.’s Eyegotitgoinon (Mr Eye Opener-Cant Hide Love by Special Effort). First Prize Shaunda has thrived this fall at Lone Star Park with a daylight maiden win and taking her Texas Classic Futurity trial by 1 1/2 lengths with the third-fastest qualifying time of :19.541. Eyegotitgoinon won the Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) at Remington Park and qualified for the Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. He is also two-for-two at Lone Star Park and won his Texas Classic Futurity trial by 2 lengths with the sixth-fastest time of :19.667. Futurity Doubleheader at Will Rogers Andrew Smith’s Wicked Courage is trying for his fourth-straight win in the $418,993 Black Gold Futurity Championship (RG3) and fastest-qualifier Eye Kelly heads the OHA Mystery Futurity for Oklahoma-breds in a futurity doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Wicked Courage (Captain Courage-Wicked Pamela by Dash For Cash) started his winning spree when he arrived at Will Rogers this fall after being winless at Ruidoso Downs and Remington Park. The Luis Villafranco-trained gelding easily earned a spot in the Black Gold Futurity Championship with a 2 1/2-length trial win with the top time of :19.688 for 400 yards. Gabriel Guiterrez’s First Down Shazoom (Shazoom-Nonanon by First Down Dash) fits well in the Black Gold Futurity Championship. He is the second-fastest qualifier with a :19.753 time for trainer Guillermo Valdivia and has the stakes resume. The gelding was second in the Lady Bug’s Moon Stakes (R), fourth in the Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) and qualified for the Dash For Cash Futurity (G1). James Goodnight’s Eye Kelly (Mr Eye Opener-Beam Me Up Kelly by First Down Kelly) makes her stakes debut in the Mystery Futurity after winning her latest two stakes. The Bill Goodnight-trained filly scored by one-half length in her Mystery Futurity trial. Her time of :17.536 for 350 yards was the best mark from seven trials. Jose Badilla’s Pajarita Sita (Pappasito-Mongoose Jet Eye by Mr Eye Opener) has the class with a third-place finish in the West Texas Futurity (G1) and qualifying for the Ruidoso Futurity (G1). The filly won her Mystery Futurity trial by a neck with the second-fastest time of :17.594. Evangeline Dash in Contentious Divisions David West’s Sheezespeciallyfast brings a sharp record and success over short distances into the first division $25,000 Evangeline Downs Dash at 220 yards on Saturday evening at Evangeline Downs. In the second division, Gerald Lebersat’s Taylors Toastin Papa tries for a fourth stakes win and a fifth victory from eight starts this year. Sheezespeciallyfast (Heza Fast Dash-Spice Your Glass by Special Effort) has been on the board in nine of 10 starts this year and has a win and second-place run in her only two starts at the distance. Two starts ago, in a $25,000 optional-claiming race, she won over 220 yards at Evangeline Downs by a half length, an impressive margin at such a short distance. Jaime Torres’ Memorys Fast Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Grab A Memory by Holland Ease) won the 250-yard Gentilly Dash Stakes two starts ago at Fair Grounds. He got up to win by a nose in :12.978 after returning from nearly a 10-month layoff. Guadalupe Garcia’s Corona Mistress (Corona For Me-Fastmans Mistress by Heza Fast Man) is another short-yardage specialist with a second in the 110-yard Texas Twister Stakes back in April. He finished in a dead heat for the win in his only start at 220 yards, a $7,500 conditioned claiming race. Taylors Toastin Papa (Toast To Dash-Tacha La Jolla by Streakin La Jolla) comes into the second division trying to continue his break-out season. He won the Mr Jess Perry Stakes (RG3) at Louisiana Downs and the Juan Alleman Stakes (RG3) at Delta Downs in successive starts earlier this year. The Keven Broussard-trained Taylors Toastin Papa comes off a win in the Don Cravin Stakes (R) by a neck at Evangeline Downs. He closed well to get the win in :19.859 for the 400 yards. JLS-Speed Horse Ranch’s JLS Party Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Dancing Tonight by On A High) is after his first stakes win since taking the 2011 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) early in his juvenile season. He may be rounding into form for trainer Darrell Soileau with a nose win over 330 yards in an Evangeline Downs allowance race in his latest effort. 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Will Rogers strikes Black Gold while Evangeline dishes Dash. GRAND PRAIRIE, TX (AQHA) – Champion and all-time leading money earner Ochoa has the first opportunity to defend his No. 1 ranking in the AQHA Racing-Horserplayernow.com national poll when he starts…

Racing Commision Bumps 3 Tracks From Roster

TRC DESIGNATES 5 CLASS 2 TRACKS ‘INACTIVE;’ OKAYS SADDLE BROOK REQUESTS By David Hooper, Director, Texas Thoroughbred Association AUSTIN, (TTA) – The Texas Racing Commission designated five Class 2 horse racetracks as “inactive” during its regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday…