Coronado Cartel Tops Day Two of RP Futurity Trials

Corona Cartel colt posts fastest time, Fast Prize Jordan earns another stakes win at Remington.

April 7, 2013

The second night of time trials on Saturday determined five more finalists for the $720,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity (R). Easily the most impressive of the five was Coronado Cartel, who dominated his trial and was a full tenth of a second faster than the next best on the night.

Owned by Reliance Ranches of Llano, Texas, and trained by Eddie Willis, Coronado Cartel was ridden by Jimmy Brooks. The big colt was professional in his effort as he pulled clear of his trial rivals to win by two lengths, crossing the 330-yard finish in :16.648 over the fast track.

The trial win was the second from as many attempts this season for the precocious Coronado Cartel. He started his career with a maiden score in March before romping in his trial. A colt by Corona Cartel from the Mr Jess Perry mare First Carolina, Coronado Cartel was bred in Madill, Oklahoma, by Weetona Stanley and William Smith.

The $8,784 winner’s share of the trial boosts the two-race career earnings for Coronado Cartel to $21,428.

Joining Coronado Cartel in the April 20 Remington Park Futurity will be Walking Perry, :16.748; Runaway Renata, :16.779; Smokealittlesmoke, :16.808 and BB Secrets Zoom, :16.841.

Willis also qualified Walking Perry on the night, making his barn the only one in the Remington Park Futurity with two finalists.

The total combined money for the Remington Park Futurity trials, the final, the juvenile and the Oklahoma-bred fund money and awards for breeders and stallion owners is $1,110,000, establishing the race as the richest state-bred futurity in American Quarter Horse racing.

Fast Prize Jordan Wins Mr Jet Moore Stakes
The second start of the season in a second consecutive stakes race for older Oklahoma-breds produced an identical result for Fast Prize Jordan -- a visit to the winner’s circle. After the Remington Park Futurity trials had been conducted, the 4-year-old horse grabbed the lead in the $53,750 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-breds and held on to win by a neck.

Owned by Weetona Stanley and William Smith of Madill, Oklahoma, Fast Prize Jordan is trained by Brian Muse and was ridden by G.R. Carter. Away from the gate in good order, Fast Prize Jordan took the advantage then held off a late charge by Wagons West to get the 350 yards in :17.465. Priceless Feature, the beaten 4-5 wagering favorite, was third after a sluggish beginning.

At 2-1 in the betting, Fast Prize Jordan paid $6.40 to win, $3 to place and $2.60 to show. Wagons West paid $4.20 to place and $2.60 to show. Priceless Feature paid $2.40 to show.

The Mr Jet Moore Stakes is now added to Fast Prize Jordan’s early season success in the Mighty Deck Three Handicap (R) on March 10. Bred in Oklahoma by the owners, Fast Prize Jordan is by PYC Paint Your Wagon from the Mr Jess Perry mare Fast Prize Doll. The Mr Jet Moore Stakes was his sixth career win from 11 attempts and his fourth victory at Remington Park. The winner’s share of $31,750 moves his total bankroll to $169,041.

The Mr Jet Moore Stakes is named in honor of the 1972 world champion who was bred in Oklahoma by the late Bob Moore of Norman. Mr Jet Moore was the winner of the very first Champion of Champions, the prestigious race for older horses held every December at Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California.

Sunday racing will feature trials for the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby and the Grade 3, $50,000 Pauls Valley Handicap for distance runners. The first race Sunday is at 1:30 p.m.