Flying Cowboy 123 Tops Texas Classic Futurity Qualifiers

The Apollitical Jess colt leads the qualifiers to the November 10, $1.018-million final.

Q-Racing Journal

A $100,000 buy at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Paragon Farms' Flying Cowboy 123 on Saturday posted the fastest time to the November 10 Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Paragon Farms LLC's Flying Cowboy 123 on Saturday set the fastest qualifying time to the November 10, $1,018,077 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.

Ridden by Ricky Ramirez for trainer Blane Wood, Flying Cowboy 123 won the seventh of 14 400-yard trials by 1 1/2 lengths in :19.607. The Apollitical Jess colt was scoring his third win in five outs and pushing his earnings to $192,900.

Flying Cowboy 123 was bred in Michigan by Carolyn C. Bay. The colt was coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which he won two of four starts and placed second in the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) on June July 22.

Second-fastest qualifier TDZ A Fast Player won the fourth heat in :19.621. Agustin Silva rode the homebred Tempting Dash gelding for owner Tony Doughtie and trainer Toby Keeton.

Other prominent Texas Classic Futurity qualifiers include Bill T. Robbins' Apocalyptical Jess, the eighth-fastest qualifier. Apocalyptical Jess was making his first start since September 3, when the Apollitical Jess gelding scored a half-length victory in Quarter Horse racing's richest race, the 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Click here for a complete list of Texas Classic Futurity finalists. Click here for a complete list of qualifiers to the $53,583 Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes, which also will be run November 10.

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