TEXAS SILK FASTEST QUALIFYER ADVANCES TO GRADE 1 SPEEDHORSE PAINT & APPALOOSA FUTURITY

For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 18, 2014

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 18, 2014) – Charles R. Leggett’s Texas Silk did not disappoint tonight winning his 440 yard trial with the quickest time of 19.847 seconds on a fast track, solidifying his spot in the Grade 1 $108,862 Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity to be run here on November 8, 2014.

Ridden by Berkley R. Packer, Texas Silk, a gelding by Texas Six out of Judys Silk, by Judys Lineage, was one of five that qualified from the stable of trainer Dee Keener.

Berkley Packer was also aboard the second fastest qualifier Cant Be Caught.

Texas Silk is two-thirds of the way to claiming the 2014 Speedhorse Triple Crown, which is made up by the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Remington Park, the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Fair Meadows and The Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity here at Lone Star Park. He has won the first two legs, and after his performance tonight, it looks like he has a more than fair shot at this years’ Crown!

Final Field for the Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity is:

Horse

Time

Jockey

Trainer

Texas Silk

19.847

Berkley Packer

Dee Keener

Cant Be Caught

19.882

Berkley Packer

Dee Keener

If Ur Buyn Im Flyn

20.010

Raul Gutierrez

Ty Blackwell

Cocked an Loaded

20.057

Ivan Carnero

Dee Keener

Southern Snow

20.071

Bobby Dow

Durk Peery

Mai Dashing Hero

20.103

James Flores

Dee Keener

Gitter Dun Turnpike

20.120

Jose Alvarez

Matt Whitekiller

Heavenly Rain

20.310

James Flores

Dee Keener

Cat Scratch Dash

20.318

Randy Edison

Alvin Francis

Traxxus

20.319

Ivan Carnero

Clinton Crawford

Congratulations to all the qualifiers!

Be sure to join us for the Futurity final on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race 6:35 p.m. (CDT).

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