DUPONTE IMPRESSES WINNING TRIAL - POSTS FASTEST TIME

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 20, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, October 20, 2017) – Duponte did tonight exactly what he has all year, impress in his trial race. The son of American Runaway out of Havannah Goodtime by Ivory James, has won every trial race entered in 2017, but has yet to win a final. Hopefully he can change the outcome this time. He and nine others will hook up in the Grade 1, $384,355.45 Texas Classic Derby on Saturday, November 11.

Duponte

Duponte                                                                                                         Dustin Orona Photography

Duponte was ridden to victory by Rodrigo Vallejo in Race 5. He was the fastest qualifier clocking the 440 yards in 21.466 on a fast track. Winning trainer Jimmy Padgett, winning owners Bobby Cox & Homero & Kristen Ashley Paredes.  

Also qualifying from Race 5 was second place finisher Tac My Time who completed the course in 21.577 seconds.

Below is the final field moving forward to the final on closing night of the 2017 Fall Quarter Horse Season at Lone Star Park.

Horse 

Time 

Jockey 

Trainer 

Trial # 

Duponte 

21.466 

Rodrigo Vallejo

Jimmy Padgett

5

High Plains Perry

21.564

Ricky Ramirez

Trey Wood

7

Tac My Time

21.577

Francisco Calderon

Leon Bard

5

Apollitical Chad

21.608

G. R. Carter, Jr.

Wesley Giles

6

Graceful Eagle

21.683

Manuel Gutierrez

Eusevio Huitron

4

Percyjones

21.708

Ricky Ramirez

Trey Wood

4

Paint My Pilot

21.715

Yordanis Amaro

Jorge Gonzalez

7

Dash Quick Perry

21.734

Francisco Calderon

Leon Bard

8

Political Mess

21.772

Yordanis Amaro

Jorge Gonzalez

6

Corona Carmelita

21.778

Ricky Ramirez

Trey Wood

6

Live racing continues Saturday at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. 10 races are carded – all trials for the Grade 1, $873,616.38 Texas Classic Futurity to be held on Saturday, November 11.

 

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