Longshot Long Wagon Ho Wins Oklahoma Futurity

The PYC Paint Your Wagon colt banks the winner's share of a $371,200 purse on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Julio Corral's Long Wagon Ho holds on at the wire to win Saturday's Oklahoma Futurity. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

Eighth-fastest qualifier Long Wagon Ho, a bay son of PYC Paint Your Wagon owned and trained by Julio Corral, outran his 11-1 odds to win Saturday's Grade 3, $371,200 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park.

Ridden by Alfredo Triana Jr., Long Wagon Ho went 300 yards in :15.459, and his margin of victory was a nose from second-fastest qualifier Reggies Bailbond. The colt earned $148,480 from his second win in as many outs.

"We didn't get away that good; I thought he could have gotten away a little better," said Triana. "When I asked him to run, he started running and just kept on going. I thought (Reggies Bailbond) had gotten me, but I couldn't really tell."

Long Wagon Ho was bred in Louisiana by Grant Farms LLC, and he was a $13,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. The colt is out of The Long Straw, a winning daughter of Strawfly Special who ran third in the 2006 AQHA Texas Distaff Challenge (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park.

"We knew he had a chance," said Corral of Long Wagon Ho. "He came back good from his trial win. He's all class.

"He's just like an older horse," he added. "He knew what he was doing, and everything has been good."

SC Money Maker finished third, a neck behind Long Wagon Ho, and was followed by 8-5 favorite Pops Tempting Wagon, Shez A Cartel Chick, First Prize Shawn, Igotta Go Gotta Go, and CR Smoke. Sixth-fastest qualifier Demi More and seventh-fastest qualifier Tempting Illusion were scratched.

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