BV The Fireman Tops Thur REM Schooling Races

Walk Thru Fire colt posts top time in 16 schooling races.

Q-Racing Journal

Remington Park hosted training races on Thursday.

BV The Fireman top time from Thursday’s 16 training races at Remington Park, going 250 yards in :13.39 to win by a neck over Cheyenne Woman in the second training race.

Racing for Fred and Carolyn Helmuth’s Bella Vista Farms LLC of Arcola, Illinois, the homebred colt is by Walk Thru Fire and out of the Corona Cartel mare Corona Cayenne.

Corona Cayenne is out of 1998 All American Futurity (G1) third-place finisher Party Girl Affair ($219,340), and she is a half sister to Grade 1-winner and Grade 1-producer Fancys First Affair (dam of Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) winner I Like The Odds ($911,606).  

Corona Cayenne was a race winner, qualifying for the 2005 Kansas Futurity (G2), and has three winners from four starters. They include 2010 Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Futurity (RG2) winner BV Never Let Go (by Shazoom, $95,746) and BV Pepper Shaker, (by Royal Shake Em, $73,806), who was fourth in last year’s Heritage Place Futurity (G1).

Cheyenne Woman (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Dash Ta Spend by Dash Ta Fame) posted a :13.44 time; the pair of horses cleared four lengths on the remainder of the training field.

Cheyenne Woman is owned by Raymond Merrill of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and was bred by Lana Merrick and Kent Jackson – the pair that bred champion 3-year-old and champion 3-year-old gelding Feature Hero ($1,362,263).

The brown filly’s dam was second in the 2006 New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) and is the dam of stakes-placed runner Famous Mariah (by Tres Seis, $35,570).

Cheyenne Woman was a $20,500 purchase at the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale.

Racing into a 11 mph headwind, CBS Chocoletgold posted a :13.57 time in the seventh training race.

The gelding is a homebred for Wesley Ann Anglin of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and is by Jess Louisiana Blue and out of the Willie Wicked mare Miss Sound Viking.

The gelding broke well and won by 1 1/2 lengths over Burst To Dash.

In the first training race, First Is Special won by three-quarters of a length with a :13.59 time.  

The colt is owned by Gregg Sanders and Ed Cersovsky of Henryetta, Oklahoma. He was bred by champion breeder Bobby Cox.

First Is Special is by First Prize Perry and out of the Oak Tree Special mare Sandras Special Task.

He is the first foal out of the mare, who is a half sister to champion Leading Spirit (by Special Leader, $811,413) and stakes winner Leading Diva (by Special Leader, $138,174).

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