LARC NEWS Posted: 6/19/2023 4:38:24 AM


      Eight days after posting a daylight win against allowance foes at Los Alamitos, Battle Born Racing Stable’s Tizlightning returned to win the richest race of his career, as he lead every step of the way from the outside post number 10 in the $50,000 1,000 Yard Summer Championship here on Sunday night.

      Ridden by Diego Herrera for trainer Jesus Uranga, Tizlightning covered the distance in :52.029 while finishing ¾ lengths behind Belico Racing LLC an Lizbeth Medina’s Oil Can Knight while Battle Born’s savvy veteran Winding finishing third.

          Tizlightning’s victory earned the 4-year-old by Stanford $26,800 to take his career earnings to $139,197. He has now won races with purses of $40,000 or more at Del Mar, Santa Anita and at night at Los Alamitos.  

          “It’s difficult to put into words,” said an elated and emotional Nick Hines of Battle Born Racing Stable. “I have to thank Los Alamitos. This goes back pandemic year with Doc Allred pushing hard to keep racing going here in California. That’s around the time I met Jesus Uranga. Horse racing essentially kept me alive during the pandemic literally and physically. My wife had a tough year that year.”

          Hines is a familiar racing figure in Southern California. He was a stakes winning trainer at the major Southern California Thoroughbred racing circuit and now is a television host on FanDuel TV.

“Los Alamitos has been dear and near to my heart working on TVG now FanDuel TV,” Hines added. “It’s been a great blessing to be participatory not only on the broadcasts but to be owning and claiming and playing the game. I’ve been very fortunate to have two exceptional horsemen in Jesus Uranga and Sergio Morfin. They do an outstanding job.

“For this horse to come back in a week, it takes it to a whole other special level to have won three races. Of course, the old warrior Winding, we’ve won eight races with him. My heart was in place with (Winding) making up ground late, but to bookend the trifecta in a race like this, the $50,000 finale, I’m thinking of my father. It’s special. It’s Father’s Day and I’m blessed to have all my friends and family here today. This is truly a moment that I will not forget and will always cherish.”


          Trouble N Paradise is a winning machine at Los Alamitos. Owned by Ron Glatt and trained by Sergio Morfin, Trouble N Paradise posted her fifth win in as many starts over the nighttime oval at the Orange County oval and in the process winning the $40,000 1,000-Yard Summer Championship for Fillies and Mares.

          Ridden by Edgar Payeras for trainer Sergio Morfin, Trouble N Paradise battled for the early lead and eventually took control at the turn and then held off Coruscation by ¾ lengths. The Old Topper mare covered the distance in :52.454 while posting her ninth win in 22 career starts. She earned $21,650 in this race to take her lifetime earnings to $109,255.  

        “She’s just a real nice horse and we’ve had her for a while,” said Ron Glatt’s son, Kevin. “Kudos to Sergio and Edgar. They did a great job with her and getting her ready to be where she needed to be in the race and able to finish.”

       “We’ve put a lot of time in her the last couple of years,” Ron Glatt added. “She’s had to go to the farm back and forth the last couple of years and it’s all paid off. She’s a horse for the course obviously and she win pricking her ears. If there’s an open allowance race here we’ll run her here. We’ll keep our options open.”


          The 1,000-Yard Championship Series resumes on June 24 with new standings for the Winter Championship Series at 1,000 yards. The finals will be held on December 3 featuring a $75,000 open event and a $40,000 final for fillies and mares. The Winter Series will have an added wrinkle as any horse that makes at least one start here at 1,000 yards between June 24 and the end of November will have half of their points earned during the summer series carry over to the winter series. For more information, call 714-820-2780.



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