All American Futurity Trials

Ruidoso hosts the first of two days of trials for the All American Futurity.

Quarter Racing Journal

Shakem Bye Perry topped the first of two days of trials for the All American Futurity.

At the end of the first day of All American Futurity trials, Shakem Bye Perry has the fastest qualifying time.

Shakem Bye Perry is a Texas-bred gelding owned by Jose Espinoza and bred by Garlyn Shelton. He is by First Prize Perry and out of the Dashin Bye mare Shakem Bye.

Shakem Bye Perry has lit the board in five of seven career starts, including a third-place finish in the $435,680 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2). He was a $14,000 purchase at the 2016 TQHA Yearling Sale, and has to date earned $54,492.

The horse was ridden by Omar Reyes and trained by Pedro Lopez.

“He did well at Retama,” said owner Espinosa. “In the futurity, he broke last and was bumped hard. He came from last to third. We knew we had a horse that would like 440 yards.”

The horse with the fourth-fastest time, Believe Me Irene, also came from the sixth trial. Rain started before the seventh trial, slowing the next few races.

Only the fifth-fastest qualifier, Mr Secret Glory, earned a qualifying time in the last seven trials of the day. This came after winning the 14th and final trial, racing on a wet-fast track.

The five Day 1 qualifiers have earned a spot to the finals of the All American Futurity, a $3 million race on September 4.

Here are the Top 5 times, which have qualified to the All American Futurity:

Shakem Bye Perry :21.664 (T6)
Heza Streakin Legacy  :21.795 (T2)
Hes Limitless  :21.816 (T1) 
Believe Me Irene :21.843 (T6)
Mr Secret Glory        :21.854 (T14)


Horses who have earned a slot in the $100,000 All American Juvenile include Dash For Stone, One Quick Wagon, Jesse Lane, My Southern Dynasty and Tough Dynasty 123.

The All American Futurity trials will continue on Saturday, August 19. The five fastest times on Day 2 will also make the finals.

The All American Derby (G1) trials are on Sunday, August 20.

Watch the All American Futurity trials – both live and replays – on Q-Racing Video (www.qracingvideo.com) , available on mobile, desktop or television (through Roku).

The trials are also available live at RIDE TV Go (www.ridetvgo.com).

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