All American Futurity Champ Stolis Winner Heads Field of 81 Competing in Texas Classic Futurity Trials

(Thursday, November 13, 2008) - All American Futurity victor Stolis Winner, owned by Jerry Windham and trained by Heath Taylor, will be one of the favorites to qualify during the trials for the Grade 1, $1.15 million Texas Classic Futurity to be held on Saturday night at Lone Star Park.

A total of 81 two-year-olds will compete in nine trials for the top 10 spots qualifying them for the richest race in Texas horse racing on Saturday, Nov. 29, closing day of Lone Star Park’s 2008 Fall Meeting of Champions. The 11th through 20th best times qualify for the $75,000 Texas Classic Futurity Consolation the same night.

Jockey G.R. Carter, Jr., who guided Stolis Winner to victory in the All American Futurity, will be in the saddle again in Saturday’s seventh race. The son of Stoli out of the Runaway Winner mare Veva Jean is the all-time highest money winning two-year-old Quarter Horse in history with lifetime earnings of $1,789,467 on seven wins and a second in eight career starts. Stolis Winner will be shooting for his fourth Grade 1 win of the year after winning the $1.1 million Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park and $625,000 Rainbow at Ruidoso Downs before winning the All American in his last race.

Among Stolis Winner’s chief competitors will be Remington Park Futurity winner Streakin Six Cartel, who is two for four lifetime with $292,200 in career earnings, Jodys Money Pop, winner of the TQHA Sales Futurity at Sam Houston in July looking for his fifth win in his eighth start, Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity winner at Louisiana Downs Sixy Royal King, who has three wins and two seconds in 10 starts, and Baja Jazz, the Manor Downs’ Longhorn Futurity winner and Retama Park Futurity runner-up who has four wins and two seconds in seven starts.

Saturday’s Texas Classic Futurity trials will be the first nine races on the 11-race card at Lone Star Park. First post time is 6:35 p.m.

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

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