||Fastest Qualifier Painted Turnpike Wows Crowd Tonight in Trial for Grade 1 Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Set for October 30 at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Saturday, October 17, 2015) - Painted Turnpike, owned by Nolan D. Pevehouse and trained by Matt Whitekiller, wowed the crowd with his impressive performance Saturday night in his Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity trial race. Three trials were contested to decide the field for the Grade 1 affair to be held here on Friday, October 30.
It was the fifth race when jockey Cody Smith aboard Painted Turnpike (Pyc Paint Your Wagon x High Class Turnpike, by Royal Quick Flash) clocked the 400 yards in :19.926 seconds over a fast track. The margin was a length and a half in front of second fastest qualifier Psychedelic Scott. Although Painted Turnpike bumped with a rival at the break, it never fazed him. He was clearly in front of everyone by the second jump and could not be caught.
There were three trial races on the card, the fourth, fifth and sixth. Bull, owned by Buddy Albin won the fourth in :20.218 seconds, making him the third fastest qualifier. Wagonette, owned by Bryan Hawk won the sixth in :20.341, making the fourth fastest.
The final field for the Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity is:
||Juan Garcia, Jr.
|Dtl Head Honcho
Congratulations to all the qualifiers!
Be sure to join us for the Futurity final on Friday, October 30, 2015. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race 6:35 p.m.
Around the Track: Next Saturday, Lone Star Park will be hosting 16 trial races to decide the final field in the Grade 1, $1 million guaranteed Texas Classic Futurity. In order to accommodate all 16 trial races, the track will open early. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 24! Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Special first race post time is 5:05 p.m.