LARC NEWS Posted: 10/1/2018 10:09:28 AM

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          All is set for the 14th annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale to be held on October 6 and 7 starting at 10 a.m. on both days at beautiful sale grounds facility located adjacent to Los Alamitos Race Course.

The Los Alamitos Equine Sale catalog will feature 319 hips, as of this writing, of which 285  will be yearlings. In addition, 29 Quarter Horse mares, two Thoroughbred mares, and three aged Quarter Horses will also be featured.  The sale is a joint venture between Ed Allred, the sport's all-time leading breeder and the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course, leading breeders Burns Ranch and the late John Andreini, one of Quarter Horse racing’s all-time great breeders. The Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association manages the Equine Sale.

The Los Alamitos Equine Sale has a tremendous tradition of graduates. They include current stakes winning stars like champion and millionaire J Fire Up, stakes winners Powerful Favorite and Kiddy Up Cowgirl, major stakes finalist Mister Appolitical, Tac Me Up, Delayed Steal and Striver. Past sale graduates include the likes of All American Futurity winner No Secrets Here and champions FDD Dynasty, Moonist, Walk Thru Crystal, Flame N Flash, and Five Bar Cartel, plus major stakes winners Worth Doing, Foose Cash SR, Revv Me Up, New Look, Old Girl, Oatman, West Coast Hawk, Hard Hitting, Hot Hitter, Terrific Synergy and many more. The catalog includes runners sired by Walk Thru Fire, Favorite Cartel, First Down Dash, Corona Cartel, Foose, Kiddy Up, Apollitical Jess, PYC Paint Your Wagon, FDD Dynasty, One Famous Eagle, One Sweet Jess, Separatist, Seperate Interest, Stel Corona and more.

The Los Alamitos Equine Sale catalog is available here. Please visit losalamitosequinesale.com for sale videos and more or call 714-236-1755 for additional info.

J FIRE UP, BLACK FRYDAY, MOONIE BLUES HEADLINE PCQHRA BREEDERS DERBY

Trainer Jaime Gomez will be holding a pair of aces going into the $152,000 PCQHRA Breeders Derby on Friday, October 5  after his talented fillies Moonie Blues and J Fire Up finished with the top two qualifying times in the 400-yard trials at Los Alamitos.

            Big stars in 207, the two fillies have continued to shine in 2018. Lisa Anderson’s Moonie Blues dominated her derby trials, as she broke on top and quickly opened a daylight advantage in the third of three trials. She has now qualified to four derbies in 2018. Meanwhile, J Fire Up was also a trial winner on Saturday night after defeating Black Fryday by a nose in rematch of the Governor’s Cup Derby final held on July 28. Owned by Gomez, Darling Farms, and Ernesto Solis, J Fire Up was the AQHA champion 2-year-old in 2017 after winning the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity and the Governor’s Cup Futurity. The Kiddy Up filly earned $1,430,411 in 2017 to set the highest single season earnings figure for a filly or mare in Los Alamitos Race Course history.

            Friday’s action will also feature the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap featuring top runners from the Intermountain and Northwest circuits, plus Nevada, Arizona and Canada. 

ESTELLINE HEADS THE PCQHRA BREEDERS FUTURITY

          The weekend’s richest race is the Grade 2, $365,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity on Saturday night. Owned and bred by Hayden Brothers Ranch, Estelline ran flawlessly to win her trial by 1 ¾ lengths to post the fastest qualifying time. Trained by Danny Montes, Estelline has won both her starts at Los Alamitos. The Carters Cartel filly out of the mare Lady Of Reason SA had previously broken her maiden here by ¾ lengths on August 25.

Cole Man 47 and Capitol Grille, the 1-2 finishers in the John Deere California Juvenile Challenge, will also be in action in the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity. Reliance Ranches’ Conquering Marie, a filly with the second fastest qualifying time, will also be in action in the futurity final.  The Coronado Cartel filly has won three of five career starts. Martha Wells’ Red Hawk Cartel, the winner of the California Breeders Freshman Stakes at 62-1 odds, and JGA Racing Stables’ Paddy Riley, who finished fifth in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity on June 24, will also be in action in this 350-yard dash.

WILD WEST FUTURITY TRIALS SET FOR SUNDAY NIGHT

            Top juveniles will be in action in Sunday’s trials to the Wild West Futurity, a race won by 2016 Champion of Champions winner Zoomin For Spuds in 2015. The Wild West Futurity features horses from the Intermountain and Northwest regions, Arizona, Nevada and Canada.

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