TEXAS CLASSIC FUTURITY CONTENDERS

For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Grade 1, $860,519 Texas Classic Futurity
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Lone Star Park at Grand Priarie

1 - Justmakeitjolie, 20-1

Owner: Noel S. Lopez-Prieto, Canadian, Texas
Trainer: Joaquin Lopez
Jockey: Jesse L. Levario

One of three that qualified from the eighth trial race, Justmakeit Jolie was able to qualify with a third place finish. Bred in Oklahoma by owner Noel Lopez-Prieto by Make It Anywhere out of Nocoronajustbud, by Strawflyin Buds., she is one of three fillies in the Texas Classic Futurity. She is still seeking her maiden win. Her record is 8-0-1-3.


2 - On the Wagon, 10-1

Owner: Isidro Flores, Powell, Texas
Trainer: Owner
Jockey: Martin Rubalcava

Winner of the eighth trial is an Oklahoma bred colt by PYC Paint Your Wagon, who won this race in 2005, is out of Xo Kate, by Stoli. Debuted at Louisiana Downs last March finishing sixth in the Harrah’s Entertainment futurity trial…then a dismal seventh place finish in a maiden race  later that month…Came back to win Old South Futurity trial at Delta Downs in April, then just missed by a nose in the final.


3 - Moonstruck Love, 20-1

Owner: Jose Luis Ozuna, Palmview, Texas
Trainer: Paul C. Jones
Jockey: Joe Badilla, Jr.

A New Mexico bred gelding by First Moonflash out of Authorized Love, by Dooley Authorized was the winner and one of two that qualified from the second trial. His debut was a fourth place finish last March in a Sam Houston Futurity Trial…from there he won his Grade 3 Mountain Top Futurity Trial in May at Ruidoso Downs only to finish dead last in the final in June…won trial to Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge, but did not qualify…actually finished 2nd in All American Futurity Trial, but was DQ’d to last place for lugging out. Incidentally the 4th place finisher in that All American Futurity Trial was Cc Kachina Eagle. A win would give jockey Joe Badilla, Jr. his second Texas Classic Futurity. He won the race in 1999 aboard BK Runner.


4 - Cosmo Traffic, 20-1

Owner: Omar Mireles, Roma, Texas
Trainer: Angel Sanchez
Jockey: Raul Ramirez, Jr.

The only Texas bred in the race is this filly by Cosmograph out of Bac Traffic, by Splash Bac. She qualified with a second place finish behind Moonstruck Love. In the second trial. She qualified for the Sam Houston Futurity by winning her trial by 1 ¼ lengths in her debut, but could only get fourth in the Grade 2 final last April. She came back in June to win her trial to the Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs by an impressive 1 ½ lengths only to miss by a head in the final Grade 2 event. With two wins and two seconds from five career starts, she is the highest money earner in the field with a bankroll of $99,697.


5 - Lethal Strike, 2-1

Owner: In Ca Hoots Racing, Slaton, Texas
Trainer: C. Dwayne Gilbreath
Jockey: Raul Gutierrez

Bred by P. K. Thomas in Oklahoma, this Corona Cartel colt out of Lethal Delight, by Dean Miracle was the second fastest qualifier and is the morning line favorite. After finishing a non-qualifying third in her All-American Futurity Trial, her debut, she has won both of her attempts since. A maiden here at Lone Star October 3 by an impressive 1 ½ lengths and of course, his trial into tonight’s Futurity by a neck. His sire Corona Cartel has sired one previous winner of the Texas Classic Futurity, Pyc Paint Your Wagon in 2005.


6 - Racy Casanova, 4-1

Owner: Movin On, Pocatello, Idaho
Trainer: Jason Olmstead
Jockey: Cody R. Smith

An impressive effort it was when this Missouri bred colt by Stel Corona out of Miss Racy Eyes, by Mr Eye Opener won the 11th of 12 trials by a one length margin. He was the last qualifier of the night three weeks ago. Before that trial he had one previous win and that was a Heritage Place Futurity Trial last May at Remington Park. After that a third place finish in his All-American Futurity Trial, which was not quick enough to get him in, and a third place finish in an allowance at Prairie Meadows in September.


7 - Torts On Fire, 20-1

Owner: Terry & Irene Stennett, Odessa, Texas
Trainer: Trey Wood
Jockey: Ricky Ramirez

This Oklahoma bred gelding by Walk Thru Fire out of Queen of Torts, by Mr Jess Perry is another maiden competing for a piece of the pie. He finished second in his debut at Ruidoso Downs, a maiden race last June and since that effort a third place non-qualifying for the Rainbow Futurity, a non-qualifying second in his All-American Futurity Trial and of course a third place finish to the Texas Classic Futurity. A win would give the jockey/trainer combination Ricky Ramirez/Trey Wood their second Texas Classic Futurity win. The pair won previously in 2010 with Bodacious Dash.



8 - Cc Kachina Eagle, 5-2

Owner: Melvin Neugebauer, Manzanola, Colorado
Trainer: Larry K. Hines
Jockey: Jorge Martin Bourdieu

Each of this filly’s wins have been impressive, especially the win in her debut. She finished 2 ¼ lengths ahead of the field in her West Texas Futurity Trial last March at Sunland. And although her effort earned a fifth place finish, she was awarded fourth because of an opponent’s DQ. Though winning and qualifying for the Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge trial, she scratched from the final presumably to compete in the All-American Futurity trials. She did not qualify. She competed in the All American Juvenile Invitational last September finishing seventh. She is an Oklahoma bred by One Famous Eagle out of Cassandra Crest, by Holland Ease.   


9 - Bay Eagle Glory, 8-1

Owner: Julio Rodriguez, Houston, Texas
Trainer: Jorge E. Lopez
Jockey: Manuel Gutierrez

Another Oklahoma bred off-spring of One Famous Eagle, a colt out of Eye of Glory, by Mr Eye Opener comes into the Texas Classic Futurity with only one win on his resume’ and that was in his debut, a maiden race at Delta Downs last June. His next attempt was an allowance in September at Fair Grounds where he finished third. He was second in his trial in which he qualified for the Texas Classic.


10 - Follys Regards, 15-1

Owner: Armando Fernandez Rivera & John Lee, Moore, Okla.
Trainer: Eddie Willis
Jockey: Jimmy Brooks

This Oklahoma bred gelding by Chicks Regard out of Folly Dash, by Dash Ta Fame earned his berth with a second place finish in his trial behind On the Wagon. He is one of three maiden contenders that qualified for the Texas Classic Futurity.