Sam Houston Futurity Trials

Sam Houston Futurity Trials

On Nyx, Hock It To You headline this weekend's trials at Sam Houston Race Park.

On Nyx 2021 Harrah's Futurity. PHOTO: Hodges Photography

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Graded stakes winner On Nyx and Hock It To You are among the 208 2-year-olds entered in this weekend’s Sam Houston Futurity (G2) trials at Sam Houston Race Park.

Eleven 330-yard trials will be run on Friday and Saturday. The five fastest qualifiers from each night’s heats will meet in the May 28, $150,000-added Sam Houston Futurity final.

Hock It To You drew post 2 and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr. in Friday’s 11th heat. A sorrel son of Kiss My Hocks trained by Juan Diaz Jr. for owners Reynold Munoz and Heavy Hitters Racing Stables, Hock It To You was a $35,000 purchase at last year’s Texas QHA Yearling Sale. The gelding ships in from Remington Park, where he earned $86,962 from two outs and ran second, a neck behind winner Revenant Moon, in the 300-yard, $477,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G2) on March 20.

On Nyx will be stretching out in distance off of her neck victory in the 300-yard, $302,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs on April 3. Trained by Juan Diaz Jr. for owner TYKHE Racing LLC, the black daughter of Kiss My Hocks has banked $136,905 from two races.

On Nyx drew the rail post and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr. in Saturday’s first trial.

Other contenders in this weekend’s Sam Houston Futurity trials include Lucky Dice, a graded stakes-placed son of One Sweet Jess and a $13,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. Trained by Joel Huitron for owner J & J Stone Co. Inc., the colt is coming off of a second-place finish to On Nyx in the Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity.

Lucky Dice drew post 3 and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez in Saturday’s eighth trial.

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