La Vencedora Takes Rich Remington Park Futurity

The Ivory James filly gets her first stakes win.

Q-Racing Journal

Fourth-fastest qualifier La Vencedora wins Saturday's 330-yard Remington Park Futurity. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

La Vencedora, a brown daughter of Ivory James and a $12,000 buy at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, paid quick dividends with a victory in Saturday's $932,500 Remington Park Futurity (RG2) for Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds at Remington Park.

Racing for Terry McLean of Claremore, Oklahoma, and aided by a reported 20-mph tail wind, La Vencedora covered 330 yards in :16.760, and her winning margin was a head from Eagle Jazz. James Flores rode the filly for trainer John Weghorst.

“The filly ran a great race," said Flores, who also rode La Vencedora in her 2 1/2-length victory in her trial on April 8. "When the gates opened, I knew we had a great break. I didn’t look to the sides or look back, I just looked forward and did my best.

"It was a close race with the 6 (Eagle Jazz)," the rider added. "I asked for everything she could give me, and she responded great. She’s been pretty natural and easy to work with. I've liked her from the start.”

La Vencedora was bred by Bobby D. Cox. Out of the winning 15-year-old Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Shakem, the filly is a half sister to Jumpn Shake, the winner of the 2010 Gillespie County Fair Futurity (G3) at Fredericksburg, Texas. Her second dam, the Streakin Six mare Shake Em Six, produced champion Shake The Bank and Grade 1-winner Royal Shake Em.

La Vencedora has won two of her three starts and has banked $382,006.

Hez Our Price, The Only Knockout, Political Attraction, My Southern Dynasty, Double Eagle, Returning Motion, and Df Aj Green Leaves completed the order of finish. Fastest qualifier Eos A Political Win was listed as a stewards' scratch.

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