THREE-TIME STAKES WINNER, TRUMP MY RECORD, BREAKS DEAD LAST, STILL QUALIFIES FASTEST FOR HERITAGE PLACE DERBY
OKLAHOMA CITY – May 11, 2020 – The highly-touted Trump My Record appeared to have all chances at qualifying for the final of the Grade 2, $248,000 Heritage Place Derby destroyed at the beginning of his trial. However, he still had the bulk of the 400-yard distance for the rest of the story.
Trump My Record broke dead last in his trial, the first of five on Sunday night at Remington Park, and trailed the field for the first half of the 400-yard race. Like a rocket turning on its afterburners, he altered his path around another rival. Finding a sliver of space, jockey James Flores he steered the talented gelding to victory, passing all of his foes in a flash.
Some may have wondered with all that trouble, whether the three-time stakes winner’s time would be fast enough to qualify among the top 10 in five trials Sunday night. Not only did this 3-year-old son of Apollitical Blood, out of the PYC Paint Your Wagon mare Breck N Records, qualify, but his time of 19.544 seconds for the distance was the fastest of the night with a 94 speed index.
As a 2-year-old, Trump My Record won the Harrah’s Futurity at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, shipped to Houston and won the Sam Houston Futurity at Sam Houston Race Park, and then wound up his juvenile season with a victory in the $905,000 Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
There’s no telling how fast Trump My Record would have run in his trial had he gotten a clean trip. As it was, he got up by a head over runner-up Uncle Eds Idea, with another nose back to third-place finisher Mr Dillard. A Painted Dynasty completed the top four in the first heat, all qualifying in the top 10 for the final.
Trump My Record improved to 11 starts, nine wins and one second for a total bankroll of $796,937. He pocketed $5,784 in the derby trial win for owner Crown Horse Racing of Frisco, Texas. Trained by Jose Sanchez III, Trump My Record was a bargain $10,700 purchase in the Texas Quarter Horse Association 2018 Yearling sale.
It was leading rider James Flores’ first time on the horse. The trainer’s brother, Eddie, had ridden him in his previous starts. In two nights, all Flores did was qualify the fastest horse for the Derby and the fastest for the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity, Aint She Tempting.
Trump My Record went off at 1-2 odds and returned $3, $2.20 and $2.10 to his backers. He was bred in Texas by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches.
The 10 fastest qualifiers, moving on to the Heritage Place Derby final, including jockey, trainer, time, speed index, and trial number:
1) Trump My Record, James Flores, Jose Sanchez III, :19.544, 94, trial one.
2) Uncle Eds Idea, Jose Vega, Tammy Johnson, :19.559, 93, trial one.
3) Mr Dillard, Cody Smith, Clint Crawford, :19.567, 93, trial one.
4) Jess B One, Jimmy Brooks, Eddie Willis, :19.591, 92, trial four.
5) Inaugurator, Ricky Ramirez, Monty Arrossa, :19.605, 92, trial three.
6) Jesse D, Jimmy Brooks, Eddie Willis, :19.706, 90, trial three.
7) Jess My Hocks, Agustin Silva, Michelle Hurdle, :19.710, 90, trial five.
8) A Painted Dynasty, Raul Valenzuela, Miguel Pena, :19.712, 89, trial one.
9) Relentless Gun, Rolando Raudales, Guillermo Valdivia, :19.749, 89, trial two.
10) Apollitical J Julia, Jorge Torres, Stacy Charette-Hill, :19.767, 88, trial four.
All five Heritage Place Derby trials were conducted over a fast track with a northerly tailwind between 8-9mph.
Remington Park racing continues, with no public spectators, Thursday through Sunday, May 14-17, with the first race nightly at 6pm-Central. The Grade 1, Mister Lewie Memorial for older Paints and Appaloosas is the featured stakes race next weekend, on Friday, May 15. The final trials for the season will be held Saturday, May 16 when the field of qualifiers is determined for the Grade 1 Speedhorse Graham Futurity.
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