|Vertical Vision Tops List of 10 Qualifiers in Dash For Cash Futurity on Oct. 25
(Sunday, October 12, 2008) - Blurred Vision Partnership’s
Vertical Vision, ridden by Ricky Ramirez and trained by Brian Muse,
was the fastest qualifier to the Grade 1, $531,945 Dash For Cash
Futurity on Saturday night at Lone Star Park. The two-year-old colt,
who finished fourth in the $254,000 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington
Park on March 22, ran the 400-yard distance in 19.695 seconds (Speed
Index – 99) in the 11th trial to top the list of 10 qualifiers
for the Saturday, Oct. 25 final.
The Trey Wood-conditioned Lethal Delight, also ridden by Ricky
Ramirez, upped her career record to three for three by winning the
12th trial in 19.710 to post the second best time. Andorite, a two-year-old
filly who finished third in the $520,000 Remington Park Futurity
on April 19, ran the third fastest time of 19.824.
A total of 153 American Quarter Horses competed in a record 16
trials for the Dash For Cash Futurity on Saturday at Lone Star Park.
Besides Ricky Ramirez, who finished on the top two qualifiers,
only jockey J.R. Ramirez rode a pair in the top 10. There were no
trainers with two finalists.
The complete list of the 10 qualifiers (in order with time, jockey
and trainer in parenthesis) for the Dash For Cash Futurity is: Vertical
Vision (19.695, Ricky Ramirez, Brian Muse), Lethal Delight (19.710,
Ricky Ramirez, Trey Wood), Andorite (19.824, Russel Hadley, John
Buchanan), Oak Tree Classic (19.886, J.R. Ramirez, Christian Rubalcava),
Show Me Your Toole (19.895, Gilbert Ortiz, Toby Keeton), Specially
Alluring (19.904, Rodrigo Vallejo, Judd Kearl), Miss Sin Tacha (19.910,
G.R. Carter, Jr., Heath Taylor), * Double Chiseled (19.928, Chris
Zamora, Jorge Valenzuela), * Executive Looks (19.928, Rodrigo Vallejo,
J. Bryan Rangel), and Red Oak Special (19.957, J.R. Ramirez, Angel
(Note: * tied for eighth).
Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2008 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting
of Champions will be held from September 26 to November 29. After
the opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, racing
will be held every Thursday through Saturday in October and each
Wednesday through Saturday in November, except Wednesday and Thursday,
Nov. 26-27 when there will be no live racing due to the Thanksgiving
holiday. First post time for all dates will be 6:35 p.m. For more
information, visit the track’s Web site at www.lonestarpark.com.