Fields Set for Black Gold Futurity Championship, OHA Mystery Derby
The fastest qualifiers from both sets of trials will meet in the November 10 finals.
October 25, 2018
Kenneth Ruthardt's Devins Project, a homebred son of 2003 world champion Oak Tree Special trained by Shawna Manriquez, is the fastest qualifier to the November 10, $266,765 Black Gold Futurity Championship (R).
Racing in the fifth of six 440-yard trials at Will Rogers Downs on Friday, Devins Project defeated second-fastest qualifier Tarish by a neck in :21.775. Roberto Valero rode the Oklahoma-bred gelding.
Devins Project was making his first start at Will Rogers Downs. The gelding has won three of six starts and has banked $20,719, and his record includes a fourth-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Jess Doin Time, in the 350-yard, $146,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park on July 8.
Tarish races for J. Lloyd Yother from the barn of trainer Dee Keener. A gelded son of Prospect To The Top, Tarish has earned $25,383 from four outs, and he was a finalist in the September 23, $267,000 Black Gold 350 Futurity (R) at Will Rogers Downs.
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Also on Friday, the field was set for the November 10, $89,680 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby (R) for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds.
Lota Stars Falling, a homebred daughter of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion Lota Pyc, set the fastest qualifying time with his half-length victory in the third of four trials. Ridden by Cody Smith for trainer Loyd Moreland, the filly covered 350 yards in :17.582 while scoring his third win in seven races.
An Oklahoma-bred, Lota Stars Falling was coming off of a two-length win in a 330-yard, non-winners-of-two $10,000 claiming dash at Will Rogers Downs on September 23. The gelding has earned $19,977, of which $19,328 has been banked this season.
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