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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – March 20, 2024 – The field for the Grade 2, $502,385 Oklahoma Futurity has been set. The historic 83rd edition of the longest-running futurity in American Quarter Horse racing headlines the Remington Park card on Saturday, March 23.

Miss Perrys Cowgirl has been tabbed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite by odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk. The filly won her trial on the second night of qualifying for the 300-yard race on March 9, drawing off to win by 1-1/2 lengths. Owned by Reliance Ranches of Guthrie, Okla., Miss Perrys Cowgirl is trained by Cody Noel and will be ridden by regular jockey Mario Delgado.

A daughter of Flying Cowboy 123 from the Tres Seis broodmare Miss Perry Tres, Miss Perrys Cowgirl was a $150,000 purchase at the 2023 Heritage Place Yearling Sale.

Second on the morning-line odds is Joose Boxx, the fastest qualifier from trials on Thursday, March 8. Trained by Juan Diaz, Jr. and ridden by Nestor Duran, Joose Boxx, battled over a sloppy track to win his trial by a head over Finn McOol. Joose Boxx is 3-1 on the morning line.

The top time qualifier from March 9 was Ihearthetrainarollin who finished fast under Jesus Olivas who keeps the mount for trainer Juvenal Licona-Vazquez. A filly by Freighttrain B, Ihearthetrainarollin is 15-1 on the morning line.

The Oklahoma Futurity field, by program number and post position with jockey, trainer and morning-line odds:

  1. Finn McOol: Roman Cruz, Dee Keener, 10-1
  2. AJK Viejo Titan: Rolando Raudales, Sacramento Chavez, 12-1
  3. Ihearthetrainarollin: Jesus Olivas, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, 15-1
  4. Joose Boxx: Nestor Duran, Juan Diaz, Jr., 3-1
  5. Billie Blues Girl: Jesus Salazar, Dee Keener, 20-1
  6. Miss Perrys Cowgirl: Mario Delgado, Cody Noel, 5-2 (morning-line favorite)
  7. Evidenz: Ricky Ramirez, Trey Wood, 8-1
  8. Express Lane: Ruben Castro, Trey Wood, 5-1
  9. Cowboy Blue Z: Michael Joiner, Bryan Candanosa, 6-1
  10. Liberty for Jess: Edwin Escobedo, Milton Broadnax, 20-1

The Oklahoma Futurity is the 11th of 12 races on Saturday, scheduled for 10:30pm. The first race of the night is at 6pm. All times are Central.

Other stakes races on the program include: Paul Harber Memorial, for Paints and Appaloosas (race 7); Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Juvenile (race 8); Grade 1 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity (race 9); Oklahoma Juvenile (race 10) and the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby (race 12).

Remington Park racing resumes Thursday thru Sunday, March 21-24. Racing begins nightly at 6pm except for Sunday at 4 p.m.
Remington Park has provided more than $345 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. The American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through June 1. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.