Will Rogers' Halloween Day Card Dominated by Trials

Track's October 31 program features Black Gold Futurity Championship, OHA Mystery Derby trials.


Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma, will feature two sets of trials on its October 31 card.

Dynamite 123, a gelded son of champion FDD Dynasty owned by Preston Cloud and Barbara Dull, is one of 62 juveniles entered in Saturday’s 440-yard Black Gold Futurity Championship (RG3) trials at Will Rogers Downs.

Also on Saturday, a total of 22 3-year-olds has been entered in three 350-yard Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Derby trials.

Dynamite 123 broke his maiden with a nose victory in the September 26, $310,000 Black Gold 350 Futurity (RG3) at Will Rogers. The gelding has earned $126,818 from six outs. Dynamite 123 will be ridden by Ivan Carnero for trainer Clinton Crawford from post 8 in the fourth of seven trials.

Dynamite 123’s seven opponents in heat 4 include Gene Cox’s Prized Wagon, a stakes-placed Pyc Paint Your Wagon colt trained by Donnie Strickland. Prized Wagon has won three of six outs and has banked $115,518.

Agustin Silva will ride Prized Wagon from post 4.

Victory Farms’ A Bee C, the runner-up to Dynamite 123 in the Black Gold 350 Futurity, will be ridden by James Flores from post 2 in the seventh trial. Trained by Brian Muse, the gelded son of Apollitical Jess has earned $109,708 from nine starts, and his resume includes a fourth-place finish in the 350-yard, $185,000 Speedhorse Futurity (G2) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa on July 25.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $150,375-added Black Gold Futurity Championship on November 14.

OHA Mystery Derby Trials

Richard Joneson’s Play Harder, a homebred Grade 1-placed son of Furrtreeous trained by Clinton Crawford, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the second OHA Mystery Derby trial.

Play Harder has won two of 13 starts and has earned $64,816 during his career. The gelding’s resume includes a third-place finish, one length behind winner Gold Digging Ashley, in last year’s 440-yard, $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.

Play Harder will be ridden by Ivan Carnero from post 7.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will face off in the November 14, $24,250-added OHA Mystery Derby final.

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