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Los Ponies: Talking Ponies

Los Ponies: Talking Ponies

By Jose Contreras
All things Horse Racing. Including the bad beats and the sports chatter.
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4/25/21: Kindergarten Futurity Trials
The podcast is back! We talk trials for the Kindergarten Futurity.
April 24, 2021
5/3/2020: Kindergarten Futurity Trials!
10 Races. 8 trials. 10 fastest times advance to the Futurity Final.
May 03, 2020
1/25/2020: Maiden Stakes Trials
40 three year olds compete in five trials to earn one of the ten spots for the Maiden Stakes at Los Alamitos
January 26, 2020
1/19/20: Winter Championship Trials
New year, new podcast. Sunday night at Los Al feat Trials for GI Brad McKinzie Winter Championship
January 19, 2020
12/14/19: GI Champion of Champions and GI Los Al Two Million
Full card for Saturday’s program featuring GI Champion of Champions and Sunday’s GI Los Al Two Million Futurity.
December 14, 2019
11/24/19: Los Al Two Million Trials
12 Trials for the Los Al Two Million Futurity!
November 24, 2019
11/17/19: Z Wayne Trials
Final spots for the GI Champion of Champions up for grabs!
November 17, 2019
11/10/19: GI Los Alamitos Super Derby
Full Sunday card analysis from Los Alamitos including GI Super Derby.
November 10, 2019
10/11/19: $60,000 Pick-6 Carryover
Friday’s card at Los Alamitos features a pick-6 carryover of over $60,000.
October 10, 2019
10/5/19: PCQHRA Breeders Futurity
Saturday night at Los Alamitos features the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity.
October 05, 2019
9/29/19: Fresh Off The Layoff
Recap PCQHRA Derby & Futurity Trials. Recap GI Mildred Vessels and look at Sunday’s card at Los Alamitos
September 29, 2019
9/7/19: The Plan Handicap & Chris Griffin
We take a look at Saturday’s card at Los Alamitos featuring The Plan Overnight Handicap and a special surprise appearance by Chris Griffin.
September 07, 2019
9/1/19: GI Go Man Go
Terrific field assembled for the GI Go Man Go at Los Alamitos plus we also look at Ruidoso’s All American Derby and Futurity
September 01, 2019
8/25/19: Pat Hyland Handicap
Full card selections for Sunday’s card featuring Pat Hyland Handicap plus recap some of the news and races of the week.
August 25, 2019
8/18/19/ GII Golden State Derby
Full card analysis featuring the GII Golden State Derby
August 17, 2019
8/10/19: Bank of America California Regional Challenge
Back on the podcast for an 8-race card. BH Lisas Boy looks to be the big favorite in the Bank of America California Regional Challenge.
August 10, 2019
7/27/19: California Champions Night
California Champions Night featuring 12 races including the Governor’s Cup Futurity, Governor’s Cup Derby and Spencer L Childers Handicap. Three Pick-4s!
July 27, 2019
7/13/19: Governor’s Cup Futurity Trials
Saturday night’s program features 7 trials for the Governor’s Cup Futurity.
July 13, 2019
7/7/19: GI Vessels Maturity
Terrific field assembled for the GI Vessels Maturity which features a berth to the Champion of Champions on the line. Full card selections. NBA talk with the massive trade in Los Angeles and more!
July 07, 2019
6/23/19: Ed Burke Million Futurity
Back after a brief break. New baby in the house. Catching up with the races and full card analysis of Sunday’s card at Los Alamitos featuring the GI Ed Burke Million Futurity.
June 23, 2019
6/9/19: Ed Burke Million Futurity Trials
Ed Burke Million Futurity Trials Night!
June 09, 2019
6/2/19: Can the streak reach five?
Sunday card from Los Alamitos with full selections and a Lock streak going for five.
June 02, 2019
5/25/19: A Familiar Lock on Saturday
Full selections for Saturday card at Los Alamitos including a Lock that previously won as a Lock. Curtis going for back to back lock selections. Recap Kindergarten Futurity and a look at what goes on during the process of chart calling races.
May 25, 2019
5/19/19: Kindergarten Futurity
Full card analysis featuring the Kindergarten Futurity. The #2 are wild!
May 19, 2019
5/11/19: La Pacifica Handicap and talented 2-year-olds
Talented 2-year-olds with nice breeding lines and good workouts showdown in races 5,6,7 and the card closes out with the La Pacifica Handicap. Full card selections!
May 11, 2019
5/5/19: Kindergarten Futurity Trials
Recap the Kentucky Derby drama and analysis and selections for all the Kindergarten Futurity Trials on Sunday night at Los Alamitos.
May 05, 2019
4/27/19: Saturday card feat a 2yo Lock
Full analysis for Saturday’s card at Los Alamitos with one race for the 2-year-olds. Will the Locks sweep again?
April 27, 2019
4/20/19: Futurity Season Around The Corner
We take a look at a Saturday’s card which features a couple of races for 2-year-olds. Many of these are pointing towards the Kindergarten Futurity Trials next month.
April 20, 2019
4/7/19: $16,000 Pick-6 Carryover
Sunday’s card at Los Alamitos features the running of the James S Smith Stakes for 3-year-olds and a pick-6 carryover of over $16,000. We recap the El Primero and La Primera Derbies. KY Derby Preps around the country and even some Wrestlemania predictions.
April 07, 2019
3/31/19: El Primero Del Año Derby.
Sunday’s program features the running of the El Primero Del Año Derby. We talk March Madness, office pool bracket, Vegas, recent state of horse racing in California and much more!
March 31, 2019
3/16/19: 870-yard Rossmoor Handicap
We go over the entire Saturday card at Los Alamitos featuring the running of the Rossmoor Handicap at 870 yards.
March 16, 2019
3/10/19: Bobby Newman & $17,000 Pick-6 Carryover & El Primero Trials
Track announcer Bobby Newman joins us to Handicap the entire Sunday card which features trials for the El Primero Del Año Derby and a $17,000 Pick-6 carryover.
March 10, 2019
3/3/19: Competitive Allowance
We take a look at the 8 races on Sunday’s program at Los Alamitos. Competitive Allowance to end the night.
March 03, 2019
2/24/19: $16,000 Pick-6 Carryover
Full card analysis for Sunday’s card at Los Alamitos featuring a pick-6 carryover of over $16,000
February 24, 2019
2/17/19: The Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes
A look at Sunday’s card at Los Alamitos featuring the running of the Maiden Stakes and a $71,000 pick-6 carryover!
February 17, 2019
2/9/19: Winter Derby & Championship
Full card analysis of Saturday card at Los Alamitos featuring GI Winter Derby and a look ahead at Sunday’s GI Winter Championship. We check in with Scotty McKeever and Dave Weaver who are in Las Vegas for the NHC.
February 10, 2019
1/27/19: Maiden Stakes Trials
Full analysis for Sunday’s card featuring trials for the Maiden Stakes. PCQHRA Awards Banquet recap and much more!
January 27, 2019
1/19/19: Winter Derby & Championship Trials
Full analysis for Saturday’s card featuring trials for the Winter Derby and a look ahead at Sunday’s Winter Championship Trials. AQHA Awards recap. Conspiracy theories galore. Upcoming racing calendar and some breaking news.
January 19, 2019
1/13/19: Barbra B 550-yard stakes
Sunday’s card features the Barbra B and a pick-6 carryover!
January 13, 2019
1/6/19: GI Charger Bar and much more!
Full Sunday card analysis with picks for all 9 races at Los Alamitos featuring the GI Charger Bar. Recap GI Championship at Sunland. Kellie McDaid retires. NBA. Wrestling. And Curtis tries a new restaurant for the first time in his life!
January 06, 2019
12/29/18: New Season at Los Al
A new season gets underway at Los Alamitos. Full Saturday card selections plus a look at Sunday’s GI Championship at Sunland. Lakers vs Clippers might have a side wager...
December 29, 2018
12/15/18: Champion of Champions and Los Al Two Million Futurity
Analysis for entire Saturday card featuring GI Champion of Champions and a look ahead at Sunday’s GI Los Al Two Million Futurity. Rodeo in Vegas and much more!
December 15, 2018
12/8/18: First Down Dash Handicap
Full card analysis of Saturday’s 12/8/18 program featuring the First Down Dash Handicap. The conspiracy theories continue and much more
December 08, 2018
12/2/18: GI AQHA Distaff
Recap $2 million trials night, bad beats, good scores, side bets and much more. Full analysis for Sunday’s card featuring the GI AQHA Distaff which is being run again after declared a no contest two weeks ago. Preview the big QH stakes from Zia Park.
December 02, 2018
11/25/18: Los Al 2 Million Trials
Recap AQHA Challenge Championships including the No Contest Distaff. Z Wayne Trials for Champion of Champions. GII Las Damas. Full preview of all 13 Trials for the Los Alamitos $2 Million Futurity. Lots of pizza side bets on the line with the consensus selections.
November 25, 2018
11/17/18: Challenge Championships
Bank of America Challenge Championships night has arrived. Full card analysis for Saturday and a look at the two Z Wayne Griffin trials on Sunday which hold the last two sports for the GI Champion of Champions.
November 17, 2018
11/11/18: GI Super Derby
Looking at Sunday’s card featuring the GI Los Alamitos Super Derby. The winner also earns a berth into the Champion of Champions. We talk about the legend of Town Policy getting kidnapped from CA and ending up in Mexico. Plus a story of the great Laffit Pincay and Charles Treece.
November 11, 2018
11/4/18: Golden State Million Futurity
Analysis for the Sunday card at Los Alamitos featuring the GI Golden State Million Futurity. There is some post production issues going on, hope to resolve them by next week. Apologies in advance.
November 04, 2018
10/27/18: John Ward & Wild West Futurity
Full Saturday card analysis featuring John Ward Handicap and Sunday’s Los Al Wild West Futurity. Curtis is back licking his wounds from last week’s side bets.
October 27, 2018
10/22/18: GI Super Derby & GI Golden State Million Trials
A terrific weekend of racing is among us with Trials for the Super Derby on Saturday and Golden State Million Trials on Sunday. Two guests join us (George Duarte and Mr Los Al) to handicap all the trials. A little side wager as well.
October 20, 2018
10/14/18: GI Los Alamitos Invitational Championship
Recap PCQHRA weekend including Wild West Trials and look at Sunday's card featuring a terrific field in the GI Los Al Championship.
October 14, 2018
10/7/2018: Wild West Futurity Trials
Analysis for Sunday's card featuring trials for the Wild West Futurity. Recap winners of the PCQHRA Breeders Derby and Futurity and much more! Professor G pays up, but the belt is still in his corner until Golden State Million Trials.
October 07, 2018
9/29/18: Jess Ravin is Back & Sat Analysis
We recap Jess Ravin's big win in the GI Mildred Vessels. Analysis and picks for every race on Saturday. Recap Jessies First Down win at Albuquerque.
September 29, 2018
9/22/18: Professor G wins the Belt Back
We recap PCQHRA finalists, Professor G beats Curtis in the consensus challenge, full Saturday analysis and a look ahead at Sunday's GI Mildred N Vessels Memorial Handicap which features a berth to GI Champion of Champions.
September 22, 2018
9/16/18: PCQHRA Breeders Futurity Trials
Big night of trials for the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity featuring the return of the undefeated winner of the Ed Burke Million: Wave Her Down. Is there a conspiracy between Professor G and Curtis? We'll have to find out!
September 16, 2018
9/8/18: Jeremy Balan Los Al Day & Night
Jeremy Balan stops by the Los Ponies studios to talk about his start in horse racing, Orioles, the recently concluded Del Mar season and much more! Plus picks for the EB Johnston Stakes and the Beverly J Lewis stakes during the day. Full card picks for the night program.
September 08, 2018
9/2/18: GI Go Man Go & All American Weekend
Terrific field assembled for the GI Go Man Go on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Picks for All American Derby and Futurity plus much more from Ruidoso Downs
September 02, 2018
8/25/18: Bridge to GI Go Man Go
Saturday program at Los Al featuring past Stakes runners in Allowance. Looking ahead towards GI Go Man Go. Recap Ruidoso picks, trials, news and much more!
August 25, 2018
8/18/18: John Deere & Golden State Derby at Los Al.
Full card analysis for John Deere card Saturday at Los Al plus analysis for Sunday's GII Golden State Derby. Play of the day for Saturday and Sunday at Ruidoso for All American Trials.
August 18, 2018
8/11/18: Bank of America California Challenge
Recap John Deere Juvenile and Golden State Derby qualifiers as they advance to their respective finals. Analysis for Saturday's program featuring The Bank of America California Challenge led by the duo of BH Lisa's Boy and Hold Air Hostage. Answer a few questions from Twitter sent in by listeners and much more!
August 11, 2018
8/4/18: John Deere Regional Trials
We recap last week's big California Breeders Champions Night and look ahead at Saturday's card featuring trials to the John Deere regional trials. It could be a huge card if the pick six carries over again from Friday.
August 04, 2018
7/28/18: California Breeders Champions Night
Terrific 12-race card showcasing the California-bred runners. Heza Dasha Fire returns in the GI Spencer Childers, J Fire Up tries to keep the win streak going in the Derby and a wide open field will duel in the Futurity.
July 28, 2018
7/21/18: Wiener Nationals Week & Ruidoso Finals
Preview Saturday card from Los Alamitos which also happens to be Wiener Nationals night. Picks for Rainbow Futurity and Derby at Ruidoso. Recap Governor's Cup Futurity and Derby finalists. Update on Cesar De Alba, Vinnie Bednar is bak and Ramon Sanchez is back. Good start at Del Mar and much more!
July 21, 2018
7/14/18: Governor’s Cup Futurity Trials with Caleb Keller
Caleb Keller joins Jose and Curtis to talk Saturday’s Governor’s Cup Futurity Trials, how he got started at TVG, his Indiana roots, the Indiana buzzer beater vs Kentucky and much more!
July 14, 2018
7/8/18: GI Vessels Maturity
Terrific field heads the GI Vessels Maturity at Los Alamitos. The winner also earns a berth to the GI Champion of Champions. Curtis checks in from Colorado. Lebron is a Laker and much more! Podcast is now available on Google Podcasts and Spotify in addition of iTunes.
July 08, 2018
7/1/18: Vandy's Flash Handicap\u000A
Analysis for Sunday's program featuring The Vandy's Flash Handicap. Will A Political Lady make it six in a row? Curtis going off the grid. Jose lived the farm life for a couple of years. and much more!
July 01, 2018
6/24/18: Ed Burke Million Futurity
Terrific field of finalists face off in the first million-dollar Futurity of the season in the Ed Burke. We analyze all 9 races on Sunday's program. Daytime Thoroughbred season at Los Al is approaching and the pick-4 minimum will now be $1... Kawhi wants out of San Antonio...World Cup is underway and Argentina is in trouble..
June 23, 2018
6/16/18: Ed Burke Recap, Saturday Analysis, Vessels Maturity Preview
We recap last Sunday’s trials for the Ed Burke Million Futurity. Analysis and picks for every race on Saturday’s program. Also preview Sunday’s Vessels Maturity Trials for older runners and much more!
June 16, 2018
6/10/18: Ed Burke Million Trials with Ed Burgart
We have a chat with Ed Burgart talking about his career, his passion for Quarter Horse racing, his future and much much more. Analysis of Ed Burke Million Trials at Los Alamitos Race Course.
June 10, 2018
6/2/18: Los Al & Remington Mega Card
Wrap up a crazy NBA Finals Game 1, Analyze the full card at Los Alamitos and the mega card closing night at Remington Park with picks for the Derby, Futurity and Invitational plus much more!
June 02, 2018
5/26/18: Saturday at Los Al plus Ruidoso spot plays
We take a look at Saturday's program at Los Alamitos. Jose is trying to get his fourth consecutive Los Ponies Lock home. Two spot plays for Day 2 of Ruidoso Futurity Trials Saturday morning. NBA Playoffs drama and much more.
May 26, 2018
5/20/18: Kindergarten Futurity
**We apologize in advance for the audio static issues at times****Bad Audio from 19:45 to 22:00 so press the skip button** We talk Sunday's card featuring Kindergarten Futurity. Post-Preakness talk with a few thoughts from Ed Burgart (37:40 to 42:25). NBA Playoffs and off season predictions (42:25 to 52:30). Universal Studios Hollywood (52:30).
May 20, 2018
5/12/18: La Pacifica Hcp & More!
La Pacifica Handicap highlights Saturday's card at Los Alamitos. Jose gives a big push to the debuting Providnikov. Curtis finally hears back from his trainer about his 2yo. Recap Kindergarten Futurity Trials. Picks of the night for day 2 of Remington Park Heritage Place Futurity Trials. Recap of Consensus picks challenge of Professor G vs Hitman.
May 12, 2018
Ep5: 5/6/18 Kindergarten Futurity Trials
Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity Trials are here! Top 10 fastest qualifiers advance to the final. Professor G is the current title belt holder in consensus picks. Curtis addresses the "tip" he got from Dad for last week's horse. Jose & Curtis engage in some hot dog connoisseur chat. Jason retires from the press box (for now). Kentucky Derby picks and much more!
May 05, 2018
Episode 4: 4/28/18
Saturday program at Los Alamitos featuring the return of Branquino. The Marfa Lights, half-brother to the late Moonist, is on the grounds at Los Al. Owning/nominating 2yo's. NBA Playoffs talk and much more!
April 28, 2018
Episode 3: 4/21/18
Saturday card with 9 races. $5,577 Pick-6 carryover. Fast working 2-year-olds in Race 5. NBA Playoffs in full swing. You can only pick two of these four who would you take: Kawhi Leonard, Lebron James, Paul George, Klay Thompson. Curtis went to Disney World. Jose is addicted to Churros. Jose believes in Aliens. Curtis might have seen a UFO. Is the Queen Mary in Long Beach haunted?
April 21, 2018
Episode 2: 4/14/2018
Jose and Curtis take a look at the 9-race program at Los Alamitos on Saturday. Is there a future superstar in the making in Wicked Affair who debuts in Race 6? Terrific match up of Quarter Horses vs Thoroughbred in the 870-yard Wheatland Handicap. The Shohei Ohtani show continues in Anaheim and much more.
April 14, 2018
Episode 1: 4/7/2017
Jose Contreras @LosPonies and Curtis Treece @Hitmanct13 go over the Sat April 7 program at Los Alamitos. The first 2yo baby race of the season. Follow Quarter Horse racing as kids at Los Al. Keeping tabs on other circuits like Remington, Sam Houston, Ruidoso. Undefeated KVN Corona going to Ruidoso. How 1985 was a good year. Dodgers off to a slow start. Angels sensation Shohei Ohtani. Curtis getting "inside info" from his Dad about his horses. WWE WCW Wrestling and much more!
April 08, 2018