Apollos Second Sign Fastest Qualifier Friday for Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Lone Star Park

(Grand Prairie, Texas - Saturday, October 13, 2017) - In the second Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity trial, Apollos Second Sign kicked it in gear late to win by a half-length over favorite Bully Pulpit. It was the fastest time of the two trials, with Apollos Second Sign finishing the 400-yard race in :20.121 seconds. It was another length back to third place finisher Hotwiredotcom. 

Trained and owned by Michael Moss and ridden by James A. Flores, Apollos Second Sign, a daughter of Second Painted Sign, broke well and chased the leader until gaining the advantage halfway to the finish. The track was listed as fast for both trials.

Winning mutuels on Apollos Second Sign returned $9.20, $4.80 and $2.20. Favorite Bully Pulpit returned $2.80 and $2.20, and Hotwiredotcom returned $2.10 for the show. Gb Star, Cajun Prize, Hurricane OJ, and Js Chickenpox completed the order of finish.

Jockey Ricky Ramirez guided second fastest qualifier, Ojo Por Ojo, to victory in the first trial. The final time was :20.206, making him the second fastest qualifier. Favorite Dtl Samureye finished three-quarters of a length behind the winner, and it was another three-quarters of a length to third place finisher Ima Good Time Charley. El Diablo Chicken, Mkp On the Wagon, Js Apollo Six, and Neon Bullet completed the order. All but Neon Bullet qualified from the first trial. The remaining four qualifiers advanced from the second trial. 

The ten finalists advancing to the Grade 1, $52,000 Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, in order by finish times, are:





Apollos Second Sign


James Flores

Michael Moss

Ojo Por Ojo


Ricky Ramirez

Luis Villafranco

Bully Pulpit


Cody Smith

Matt Whitekiller

Dtl Samureye


Jesse Levario

Josue Ponce



Larry Payne

Guillermo Valdivia

Im Good Time Charley


Larry Payne

Sammy Howard

El Diablo Chicken


Juan Garcia, Jr.

Guillermo Valdivia

Mkp On the Wagon


Cody Smith

Matt Whitekiller

Js Apollo Six


James Flores

Guillermo Valdivia

Gb Star 


Jesse Levario

Rolando Almanza

Congratulations qualifiers! The final Grade 1 Futurity will be held at Lone Star Park on Saturday, October 28.

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