Jockey Sam Thompson knew if the Hennessy colt Check Him Out behaved in the gates and got a good start, he would win the grade 1 Golden State Derby on Aug. 17 at Los Alamitos. Thompson was right, as Check Him Out was a perfect gentleman before winning the $207,800 race for 3-year-old Quarter Horses.
D. Wayne and Laura Lukas had a big stakes winner over the weekend, but it wasn't at Del Mar or Saratoga. The training team won Saturday's Ed Burke Memorial Futurity (AQHA-I) at Los Alamitos with Quarter Horse Check Him Out.
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