KG Johnny B Good Fastest Qualifier to the Oklahoma Futurity

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 12, 2016—The annual marathon night of trials for the Oklahoma Futurity, a staple during the Opening Weekend for the American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park, had KG Johnny B Good emerge with the top trial run. The night also featured a record-equaling performance by trainer Eddie Willis.

Owned by Reba and Ken George of Caney, Kan. and trained by Loyd Moreland, KG Johnny B Good posted the best 300-yard time of the night at :15.491 seconds over a fast track.

Jockey Cody Smith was up for the run in the eighth of 15 trial events. KG Johnny B Good edged Coronas First Diva by a nose while Kontemporary ran third. All three qualified for the Oklahoma Futurity final.

Away at 9-1 odds, KG Johnny B Good paid $20.40 to win. Bred in Oklahoma by his owners, the 2-year-old gelding is by Jonathan Perry from the Oak Tree Special mare Glitzee.

The royally bred Coronas First Diva is a daughter of leading living sire of money earners Corona Cartel from the three-time AQHA Racing Champion mare Spit Curl Diva, by Spit Curl Jess.

Duke Shults conditions the filly for owner Sara Leann Morgan. James Flores had the riding call aboard the Lepic-Mixer Partnership Oklahoma-bred.

Trainer Eddie Willis saddled two qualifiers in Feature Moonflash and Good Captain Pepper. The pair making the Oklahoma Futurity was just two of seven winners on the night saddled by Willis.

The seven victories equaled the Remington Park record for training wins on one program during the American Quarter Horse Season. The achievement matched the mark held by Rodney Reed who set the record during a 14-race trials program for the Heritage Place Futurity on May 8, 2004.

Feature Moonflash, a colt by leading sire First Moonflash from the Feature Mr Jess mare Feature Lucy, races for James Sills and was ridden by Jimmy Brooks. Bred in Louisiana by Ivy Lane Racing, Feature Moonflash put in a strong rally in trial 7 to defeat Southern Tac It by a nose while getting the third fastest time of :15.559.

Southern Tac It, under jockey Agustin Silva, held for the fourth fastest time after recording a :15.564. The son of Tac It Like A Man is the first of two finalists for trainer Rodney Reed. Owned by Charles and Elizabeth Horton, the filly is out of Cc Policy, by Corona Cartel. Bill Price is the breeder.

For the complete field for the Grade 3, $420,000 Oklahoma Futurity with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

The second 10 fastest qualifiers from tonight's trials are preferred invites for the $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile while also runs back on Saturday, March 26. CLICK HERE

The Opening Weekend for the Remington Park season concludes with a solid 10-race program Sunday at 1:30pm, featuring eight trials for the Oklahoma Derby along with the Grade 2 Eastex Stakes and the Mighty Deck Three Stakes.

Open daily for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the historic $414,000 Oklahoma Futurity. The 75th running of the oldest futurity in Quarter Horse racing takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2016.