|10 Trials Saturday to Accommodate 98 Two-Year-Olds Hoping to Earn Spot in $1 Million, Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Thursday, October 17, 2013) - If you like exciting and competitive action, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is where you will want to be Saturday, October 18. Come watch and wager on your favorite two-year-old competing for a spot in the $1 Million Grade 1, Texas Classic Futurity.
A total of 10 trial races at a distance of 400 yards are carded with only the top 10 fastest times earning a position in the Futurity final to be held here on Saturday, November 9, closing night of the 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses at Lone Star Park.
Trainer Trey Wood leads all conditioners with 13 entrants, including at least one in every race, followed by Tammy Kay Johnson with seven, and Stacy Charette-Hill with six.
Oh No U Didnt, winner of the $45,435 Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes here on October 5, has drawn in the first race on the card. The gelding by Heza Fast Dash has won five of nine starts this year including the $82,450 Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park in July. He is trained by Pat Swan and will be ridden by G. R. Carter, Jr.
Also in the first race trainer Toby Keeton is sending out Chief Coronas Charm, winner of the Sam Houston Juvenile Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston last April. The colt by Chief Corona is a perfect two-for-two in career wins.
Of all the Trey Wood entrants, the biggest stand-out is Especially Tres in race three. This filly by Dashair has won four of her five career starts earning a total of $359,940 so far. Her only loss was a fourth place finish in the Grade 1, $2.6 Million All American Futurity in September.
The principle threat to Especially Tres in the third race is Won to Watch trained by Toby Keeton. The filly by Tres Seis has won her last five straight, including the Heritage Place Juvenile Invitational in June at Remington Park and most recently, the Grade 2 TQHA Sale Futurity in July also at Remington Park.
In race four, another notable from the barn of Trey Wood is Big Biz Perry, winner of the $910,260 Grade 1, Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park in June. The filly by Mr Jess Perry has won four of her five career starts earning $396,550 from those efforts.
Big Biz Perry will have some competition in the race four from the Eddie Willis trained Coronado Cartel. Winner of the $720K Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity in April. The colt by Corona Cartel sports a record of 5-4-1-0 with earnings of $314,348.
Hes Relentless in the fifth race finished seventh in the All-American Futurity in September. Trained by Amber Blair, the colt by One Famous Eagle has earned $258,880 from a record of 5-3-1-0. He will have to hold off the Bobby Martinez trainee, Big Dashing Perry, sports a perfect three-for-three career record, his most recent win being the Grade 2, Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs in July.
In race eight, Houdini trained by Luis Villafranco is the one to beat. The gelding by Valiant Hero qualified for and finished 10th in the All-American Futurity. His career record reads 6-4-1-0 with earnings of $202,474.
In the last trial of the night, fifth place finisher in the All-American Futurity, Skuze Pleeze is a standout. With earnings of $164,234 from a career record of 5-3-1-0, the gelding by Dashin Bye is trained by Tana Pace and will be ridden by G. R. Carter, Jr.
Those are just a few of the two-year-olds competing Saturday that will be giving their all in hopes of qualifying for the $1 Million Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m.