Texas Classic Futurity Trials Set for Saturday Night at Lone Star Park
Saturday, October 24 will be a big night at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. They will host 16 trials for the richest race in the Lone Star State, the $1 million Texas Classic Futurity (G1).
Trainer Trey Wood has won the Texas Classic Futurity twice, scoring with Bodacious Dash in 2010 and last year with Torts On Fire. He and his crew will be very busy Saturday evening as they have 16 juveniles running. One of his most accomplished horses is Tres Friends, winner of the $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) last July at Ruidoso Downs. His first call rider, Ricky Ramirez, will guide the son of Tres Seis in the sixth trial.
Several of the top 2-year-olds in the country are entered, including Mayleen Pyc, who won one of the first futurities of the year, the $241,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs. The daughter of top AQHA sire, Pyc Paint Your Wagon, will run in the fifth trial with New Mexico-based ride Esgar Ramirez aboard.
AQHA champion trainer Paul Jones, Juan Aleman, Judd Kearl, Cindi Keeton and Eddie Willis are other prominent horsemen preparing horses for the Texas Classic Futurity trials.
On Friday night, Lone Star Park will run six trials for the Texas Classic Derby, with All American Derby champion Apollitical Blood, one of the noted 3-year-olds entered.
There will be a special early post time of 5:05 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday, October 24 to accommodate the additional races on the card. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return on Saturday, November 14 for the final, which is closing night for the 2015 Quarter Horse live racing season.