OKLAHOMA CITY – April 8, 2017 - The second night of 12 trials to determine the final five qualifiers for the $1,032,400 Remington Park Futurity are complete. La Vencedora led the way Saturday night, posting a 330-yard effort of 17.011 seconds over a fast track.
La Vencedora and the others who qualified on Saturday faced a headwind ranging from 19-23mph throughout the evening. Owned by Terry McLean of Claremore, Okla. and trained by her husband Gerry McLean, La Vencedora was ridden by James Flores. Perfect through her two starts this year, La Vencedora won her trial by 2-1/2 lengths under mild encouragement from Flores, pulling clear with every stride.
A 2-year-old filly by Ivory James, from the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Shakem, La Vencedora was bred in Oklahoma by Bobby Cox. Sold at the 2016 Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City for $12,000, La Vencedora is undefeated through two starts this season at Remington Park.
The Remington Park Futurity, for eligible 2-year-old Oklahoma-breds, will have its first running worth more than a million dollars on Saturday, April 22. The five qualifiers from the April 8 program, with individual time and trial number, include: La Vencedora, 17.011 seconds (trial 5); Eagle Jazz, 17.044 seconds (trial 4); Returning Motion, 17.057 seconds (trial 8); Double Eagle, 17.103 seconds (trial 6) and My Southern Dynasty, 17.112 seconds (trial 9).
Double Eagle was a late supplemental entry into the trials. Owner JK Running Horses of Neosha Falls, Kan. paid $25,000 to participate and they will now reap a hefty share of the final purse since their filly qualified.
The qualifiers from Friday, April 7 that made the Remington Park Futurity, with their individual times, and trial number from that night: EOS A Political Win, 16.947 seconds (trial 7); The Only Knockout, 16.983 seconds (trial 6); Hez Our Prize, 17.003 seconds (trial 12); Political Attraction, 17.019 (trial 6); and DF AJ Green Leaves, 17.073 seconds (trial 1).
Trainers Gerry McLean and Duke Shults each qualified two to the Remington Park Futurity. McLean saddled La Vencedora on the second night and Political Attraction on night one. Shults has the fifth qualifier on both nights in DF AJ Green Leaves (April 7) and My Southern Dynasty (April 8).
Remington Park Derby trials, for eligible 3-year-old Oklahoma-breds, dominate the Sunday afternoon program that starts at 1:30pm.
Tracked by over 122,000 fans on Facebook and 8,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the $1,032,400 Remington Park Futurity, for Oklahoma-breds, on Saturday, April 22. Remington Park has provided over $167 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Open daily at 10:30am with free parking and admission, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.