Apolitical Pac Tops Oklahoma Futurity Trials
Fastest qualifier becomes first winner sired by 2010 world champion Apollitcal Jess.
March 9, 2014
The second night of the 2014 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season at Remington Park featured 15 trials for the $370,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G2) to set a field of 10. After all trials were conducted, a shake was also needed to decide the last position for the race after a pair of runners shared the exact same time for the slot.
Apolitical Pac posted the fastest time for 300 yards, crossing the finish in trial four in :15.284 over a fast track. Owned by Victory Farms of Ada, Oklahoma, and trained by Rodney Reed, Berkley Packer had the mount. A 2-year-old filly by Apollitical Jess from the First Down Dash mare Kpax, Apolitical Pac was bred in Texas by Bobby Cox. She became the first winner sired by the 2010 world champion, who also had a winner in trial 11 with Jo Chrome, the eighth-fastest qualifier.
Bling Dynasty and Jody Pops Lil Wagon won the seventh trial and 10th trial, respectively, each timed in :15.468, sharing the 10th-fastest time of the night. After a shake before the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards, Reliance Ranches’ Bling Dynasty won the 10th and final position for the Grade 2 event on March 22.
The historic 73rd-running of the oldest futurity in Quarter Horse racing features this field of 10, with their times and trial number: Apolitical Pac, :15.284 (trial 4); PYB Place Your Bet, :15.285 (trial 5); Paint Me Perry, :15.314 (trial 9); Marys Coronitas, :15.354 (trial 1); Chrome Hussy, :15.410 (trial 12); Im A Lucky Corona, :15.428 (trial 2); Jo Chrome, :15.433 (trial 11); Pancho McGillicuddy, :15.456 (trial 1) and Bling Dynasty, :15.468 (trial 7).
Reed also saddled qualifier First Prize Parisa for the Oklahoma Futurity. Trainer Eddie Willis qualified Chrome Hussy and Bling Dynasty, both for owners Reliance Ranches of Llano, Texas.
Willis also saddled five winners throughout the night while jockey Jimmy Brooks won four times. All four of the Brooks wins were for Willis runners.
Sunday afternoon racing features the Grade 2, $50,000 Eastex Handicap with first post time at 1:30 p.m. Trials for the $298,000 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Derby are also on the program along with the $70,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes for Oklahoma-breds. All times are Central.
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