THE FASTEST TEN WERE DECIDED – WILL RETURN FOR THE GRADE 1, $1,018,077 TEXAS CLASSIC FUTURITY
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 20, 2018) – It took all the way to the end of the card to decide the final field for the Grade 1, $1,018,077 Texas Classic Futurity which will be featured on Saturday, November 10 along with the Grade 1, $376,810 Texas Classic Derby and the $53,583 Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes.
It was the favorite Eagles Fly Higher ($3.80) in the last trial, race 14, who with a final time of 19.762 seconds landed a spot in the final. His was the seventh fastest of the 14 trials. The son of One Famous Eagle is owned by Vernon Harman & Robert T. Moudy III and trained by Trey Ellis. Rodrigo Vallejo rode him for the win.
Ricky Ramirez was aboard the fastest qualifier of the night, Flying Cowboy 123 owned by Paragon Farms and trained by Blane Wood earned his spot winning trial race 7 in a final time of 19.607 seconds. The son of Apollitical Jess is a half-brother to 2011 AQHA three-year-old Champion, Cold Cash 123 who won the Grade 1, Rainbow Derby, the Grade 1, Texas Classic Derby and the Grade 1, Sunland Park Championship Stakes that year.
Here are the 10 qualifiers to the 2018 Texas Classic Futurity:
|Flying Cowboy 123||19.607||Ricky Ramirez||Blane Wood||7|
|Tdz A Fast Player||19.621||Agustin Silva||Toby Keeton||4|
|Jess Master Angel||19.661||Jose Beltran||Janessa Lee Muniz||4|
|Dahjer||19.691||Cody Jensen||Dean Frey||2|
|Long Wagon Ho||19.743||Alfredo Triana, Jr.||Julio Corral||10|
|Fm Im a Zanataz Too||19.745||Manuel Gutierrez||Robert Meche||1|
|Eagles Fly Higher||19.762||Rodrigo Vallejo||Trey Ellis||14|
|Apocalyptical Jess||19.761||Ricky Ramirez||Blane Wood||9|
|Wushocker||19.783||Mario Delgado||Jose Gamez||14|
|Shockinglyfamous||19.796||G. R. Carter, Jr.||Kasey Willis||10|
The second fastest 10 times from the trials tonight will make up the final field for the Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes. And they are:
|Jess Leaving Fast||19.818||Nestor Duran||Santiago Riojas, Jr.||1|
|Racy Secret||19.833||Yordanis Amaro||Jorge Gonzalez||6|
|Five Bar Stoli||19.842||Cody Jensen||John Stinebaugh||6|
|The Fish Cartel||19.866||Mario Delgado||Jose Gamez||7|
|Dak||19.871||Francisco Calderon||Leon Bard||9|
|Sera Jess Fine V||19.871||Agustin Silva||Toby Keeton||9|
|Wokatee On Fire||19.881||James Flores||Bobby Martinez||8|
|All Sophia Wanted||19.886||Sergio Becerra, Jr.||Michael Chavez||7|
|Senator Ryno||19.887||G. R. Carter, Jr.||Michael Joiner||3|
|The Grand Legend||19.895||Agustin Silva||Clinton Crawford||13|
Around the Track
Through week five of the meet Jesse Levario is hanging on top of the rider standings with 11 wins. Alejandro Zuniga is in second place with nine wins and Nestor Duran holds third with seven. Josue Ponce has a four length win over 2nd place which is a three-way tie between Adrian Huitron, Rolando Almanza and Blane Wood who each have six wins apiece.
Live racing resumes Friday, October 26 and features the Texas Arabian Stakes and the final leg of the Friday Night Lights Gridiron Challenge Series 100-yard dash. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time 6:05 p.m.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and Global Gaming LSP. The track’s 16-day 2018 Quarter Horse Season opens Friday, September 21, and concludes on Saturday, November 10. Live racing will be held two days a week, Friday and Saturday at 6:05 p.m. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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