March 2017

Fear the Cowboy to run in the Sunland Handicap

Multiple Stakes winner and recently graduated as a Graded Stakes winner Fear the Cowboy (Cowboy Cal – Whom Shall I Fear by Soto) will run in the $150,000 Sunland Park Handicap at Sunland Park on April 16th for Loza Racing. After his victory in the Skip Away Stakes (G3), trainer Efren Loza Jr. shipped Fear the Cowboy to New Mexico and horse is already galloping at Sunland Park racetrack. “He’s a very talented horse. Very easy to move around. FearRead More

Fear the Cowboy Takes Skip Away in Late Drive

March 25, 2017 Horse Racing, Loza Racing, News

By Erin Shea Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti’s Fear the Cowboy pulled a mild upset when he ran by even-money favorite Zulu and frontrunner Flashy Jewel in the stretch to win the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park March 25. Watch Video The three-length win under jockey Jesus Rios was the multiple stakes winner’s first graded attempt in 20 starts. In the 1 1/8 mile test for older horses over a fast main track, Flashy Jewel and jockeyRead More

Taco Remains Undefeated

By Mary Rampellini Taco ($3.40) remained undefeated in four career starts when he pushed past pacesetter Tiz a Melody in the $50,000 Texas Heritage for 3-year-olds. Taco covered 1 1/16 miles on firm turf in 1:45.67. Jesus Rios was aboard for trainer Efren Loza Jr. Taco is a son of Gio Ponti and the Group 1-winning mare That’s Life. He races for Kathleen Amaya, Raffaele Centofanti, and Daniel Alonso. Taco was making his stakes debut Saturday. Partly Mocha ($3.60) wasRead More

Javiera tries to extend Loza’s hot hand in Take Charge Brandi

By Mary Rampellini The undefeated Javiera will have a hot trainer in her corner Friday night when she takes on Golden Mischief and Perfect Prediction in the $50,000 Take Charge Brandi at Delta Downs. Golden Mischief could go favored on the strength of her local win in the $100,000 My Trusty Cat in October. Perfect Prediction invades from Fair Grounds off a runner-up finish in an allowance Jan. 13. The Take Charge Brandi, named for the champion who won theRead More