January 2016

Loza and Ishaq Making a Splash

January 12, 2016 Horse Racing, Loza Racing, News

By Ben Massam. – Trainer Efren Loza Jr. endured an unexpected anxious moment in the final furlong of Saturday’s Inaugural S. at Tampa Bay Downs. Just when it appeared that his promising 2-year-old Ishaq (Harlan’s Holiday) was home free with a four-length advantage, the colt took a series of erratic steps in deep stretch and nearly lost the race. Fortunately, Ishaq re-engaged after the unprecedented incident and prevailed by a neck over a surging Formal Summation (In Summation), but itRead More

Blinkers Off Mid-Race, but Harlan’s Holiday Colt Stays Unbeaten at Tampa

January 12, 2016 Horse Racing, Loza Racing, News

By TDN. – It certainly wasn’t as easy as first time out, but heavily favored Ishaq overcame some tense moments to get the job done in his stakes debut here. The St George homebred was a 10 1/4-length debut romper going 5 1/2 furlongs here Nov. 28, garnering an 86 Beyer Speed Figure and 3-5 favoritism for this first attempt against winners. Hard ridden to make the early lead, the bay doled out fractions of :22.45 and :45.45 and seemedRead More

St. George Stables’ Huasca is entering the Azalea

January 1, 2016 Horse Racing, Loza Racing, News

By Jeremy Balan. – St. George Stables’ Huasca is entering the Azalea off a victory in Gulfstream’s June 6 Tangelo Handicap, and joins Warriorscmoutoplay as the only stakes winners in the group. The Efren Loza Jr. trainee was also graded stakes placed two starts back, when she was second, 1 1/4 lengths behind Irish Jasper, in the Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course.   Click here to read full article on Blood-Horse payday loans in sc