Horseshoe Indianapolis' all-Quarter Horse program this Saturday features three sets of trials.Post time for the first race is set for 10 a.m. (EDT).
Horseshoe Indianapolis' 16-race card kicks off with six 300-yard Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) trials for Indiana-sired juveniles. Campos Family Ventures' HF Whoopi, a daughter of Brimmstone, and The Dirty Wagon, a gelded son of On The Wagon racing for Keith Bode and Deborah Smith, are both coming off of open maiden-special-weight wins over the track. HF Whoopi made her debut with a half-length victory at odds of 19-1 in a 250-yard dash on May 31.
HF Whoopi drew the rail post and will be ridden by Edgar Diaz for trainer Jessica Vazquez in the fifth of six trials.
The Dirty Wagon races from the barn of leading trainer Randy Smith. The gelding was a prompt 5-2 favorite in a 250-yard sprint on June 16.
The Dirty Wagon drew post 5 and will be ridden by Juan D. Marquez in the sixth heat.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the July 23, $150,000-added Gordon Mobley Futurity final.
Also on Saturday, 30 state-bred 2-year-olds are entered in three Jaguar Rocket Futurity (R) trials.
Maiden-special-weight winners Piloted By An Angel and We B Flyin will face off in the last heat. A daughter of Paint My Pilot, Piloted By An Angel drew post 9 and will be ridden by Juan D. Marquez for owners Deborah Smith and SJC Inc., and trainer Randy Smith, while We B Flyin is a homebred gelded son of Freighttrain B who drew post 10 and will be ridden by Luz Martinez for owner Carolyn Bruce and trainer Anthony Cunningham.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the July 23, $100,000-added Jaguar Rocket Futurity final.
Saturday's 300-yard Heartland Futurity trials have drawn 63 2-year-olds, headed by Zareth Juarez's Southern Seis. A sorrel daughter of champion Tres Seis and a $30,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, the filly is coming off of Remington Park spring campaign during which she earned $37,730 from four races and was a finalist in the March 19, $441,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G2).
Southern Seis drew post 8 and will be ridden by Jose Beltran for trainer Blas Juarez in the fourth trial.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $75,000-added Heartland Futurity final on July 23.
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