Flying Cowboy 123 Tops Texas Classic Futurity Qualifiers
The Apollitical Jess colt leads the qualifiers to the November 10, $1.018-million final.
October 20, 2018
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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