SEVEN TALES PUTS UP FASTEST TIME OF DAY IN SECOND OKLAHOMA FUTURITY TRIAL OF DAY, HOLDS UP REST OF WAY
OKLAHOMA CITY – March 7, 2020 – A total of 100 American Quarter Horses went to post Saturday in trials for 2-year-olds attempting to qualify for the finals of the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park. Seven Tales put up a stellar time in the second trial and it held up to give him the honors as top qualifier of the 10 making the final.
A 2-year-old gelded son of Wagon Tales, out of the No Secrets Here mare La Seven Seven Seven, stopped the timer in :15.761 over a fast track for a speed index of 78. No one could match or beat that time in the next 10 trials. Jockey Agustin Silva cruised home to the victory for trainer Mary Meza. The bay gelding is owned by Paula Villatoro of Dallas. Not a bad showing for Seven Tales’ career debut.
Five of the top 10 qualifiers Saturday did so out of one race, the 11th trial on the card. Trainer Monty Arrossa qualified the most among conditioners here with the third-and fourth-fastest horses. Leading rider, and reigning 2019 AQHA Champion Jockey James Flores, qualified both horses for Arrossa. He was the only jockey with more than one to make the final.
- The top 10 qualifiers going to the starting for the March 21 Oklahoma Futurity, with an estimated purse of $400,000, including jockey, trainer, owner, finishing time and speed index:
- 1) Seven Tales; Silva; Meza; Villatoro; :15.761, and 78.
- 2) Jess Kiss Me; Rolando Raudales; Guillermo Valdivia; Brandon Chavez, Parker, Colo.; :15.825, and 76.
- 3) Aint She Tempting; Flores; Arrossa; Levings Racing LLC, Edmond, Okla.; :15.827, and 76.
- 4) Cartels Dynasty; Flores; Arrossa; Dunn Ranch, Wynnewood, Okla.; :15.838, and 76.
- 5) Relentlessly; Rafael Hernandez; Jose Huerta; Aguila Negra Racing Inc., Fairview Heights, Ill.; :15.841, and 76.
- 6) Ferrari B; Juan Pulido; Rex Brooks; Guadalupe Calderon, Las Vegas; :15.850, and 76.
- 7) Coronados Lady; Daniel Torres; Jonathan Chavira; Angelica Gil, Newcastle, Okla.; :15.856, and 75.
- 8) High Rate Dee Dee; Armando Ramirez II; Valdivia; Fabian Gutierrez, Bethany, Okla.; :15.871, and 75.
- 9) Royal Tales LBH; Mario Delgado; Manuel Rodriguez; Laurel Brothers Horses LLC, Laredo, Texas; :15.886, and 74.
- 10) My Bleu Heart; Pulido; Josue Ponce; Jose E. Guzman, Donna, Texas; :15.903, and 74.
Saturday’s trials were conducted into southerly headwinds ranging from 16-21mph.
The Opening Weekend of the 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season at Remington Park concludes on Sunday with a first post time of 1:30 p.m. The 10-race program includes six qualifying trials for the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby.
Remington Park is always open for casino gaming. Simulcast horse racing is offered daily. Admission, parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park. Guests must be 18 or older in order to wager on horse racing or to enter the casino.
Tracked by more than 162,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,100 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $242 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 the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 21. The 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through May 30. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.