|Illegal Memories Jumps Into $432,090 Dash For Cash Futurity at LSP
(Saturday, October 13, 2007) - Tim Lange and Charlie Forbes'
Illegal Memories, ridden by Roy Baldillez and trained by Doug McMullen,
clocked 400 yards in :19.889 Saturday night at Lone Star Park and
was the fastest qualifier to the Grade 1 Dash For Cash Futurity,
scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27.
Thirteen trial races were staged for 2-year-old American Quarter
Horses and the 10 fastest of 125 recorded times earned berths in
the $432,090 final two weeks later.
In addition to Illegal Memories, who prevailed in the fifth trial,
the finalists are All American Futurity seventh Coronas Fast Dash
(:19.945, Race 7, ridden by Juan Vazquez, trained by John Buchanan);
Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Futurity fifth Adios My Amigos (:19.984,
Race 12, Roy Brooks, Luis Villafranco); Heritage Place Futurity
qualifier Passion Raging On (:20.066, Race 5, Larry Payne, Eddie
Willis); Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Futurity third Presidential
Request (:20.087, Race 4, G.R. Carter Jr., Brian Muse); Speedhorse
Gold and Silver Cup Futurity winner Furrtreeous (:20.096, Race 13,
Brooks, Villafranco); Blue Ribbon Futurity runner-up Illegal Te
(:20.104, Race 5, Rodrigo Vallejo, Judd Kearl); Rainbow Futurity
runner-up Possum Fust (:20.111, Race 9, Payne, Willis); West Texas
Futurity qualifier Rock Solid Jess (:20.111, Race 13, James Gonzales,
Mike Wakefield); and Retama Park and Dixie Stallion Futurity third
Witchs Streak (:20.112, Race 4, Santos Carrizales, Jose Ramos).
Illegal Memories, a Texas-bred gelded son of Illegal Runaway out
of the Leaving Memories mare Good Ole Memories, will enter the final
with two wins and $80,372 in six career starts.
In three of those starts, including Saturday's impressive trial
victory, he's propped or jumped the photo finish light beam at the
wire. He did the same while fourth in the Grade 1 Retama Park Futurity
In the trial for the Retama Park Futurity, Illegal Memories nearly
sent two-time reigning Lone Star Park riding champ "Diamond"
Jim Brooks into retirement. The 56-year-old jockey was sidelined
four months with an injured rotator cuff when the 2-year-old bobbled
badly at the wire while finishing second.
"At the wire, he got stiff-legged and just propped and dug
his two front feet into the ground," Brooks said Oct. 2. "He
tossed me out of the stirrups and into the air with no reins in
my hands; I came down hard. He's got some talent, though."
PICK 6 CARRYOVERS AT SANTA ANITA, BELMONT & KEENELAND
A trio of Pick 6 carryovers at Santa Anita ($132,412), Belmont
Park ($124,790) and Keeneland Race Course ($51,793) highlight Sunday's
simulcast action at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Sunday's first race at Belmont Park is 12 p.m. CT and the Pick
6 will cover Races 5-10 (starting at 2:05 p.m. CT). Keeneland's
first race is 12:15 p.m. CT, with the Pick 6 on Races 4-9 (1:45
p.m. CT). Santa Anita will start at 2:30 p.m. CT and the Pick 6
sequence is Races 5-10 (4:40 p.m. CT).
Lone Star Park's Post Time Pavilion will open for simulcast wagering
at 10:25 a.m. CT.
BREEDERS' CUP PREVIEW PARTY THIS SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11
Pre-entries for the 11 Breeders' Cup World Championships races
on Oct. 26-27 are due Monday (Oct. 15) and will be announced to
the public on Wednesday (Oct. 17).
To ready for the big event, Lone Star Park will host its 12th annual
Breeders' Cup Preview Party on Saturday (Oct. 20) from 9:30 a.m.
to 11 a.m. in the Post Time Pavilion.
Veteran handicappers Gary West of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
and Lone Star Park's Rick Lee will be joined by Norm Hitzges of
"Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket" to dissect the contenders
and pretenders for each of the championship races to be held at
Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
There also will be video of key Breeders' Cup prep races and the
first 200 in attendance will receive a free Daily Racing Form Breeders'
Cup Advance edition, complete with lifetime past performances of
all horses pre-entered to the Breeders' Cup.