Heritage Place Futurity Trials Draw 198 2-Year-Olds

Graded stakes winners Coronas First Diva and Duponte will race in this weekend's 350-yard trials at Remington Park.


Oklahoma Futurity winner Coronas First Diva will make her next start in this weekend's Heritage Place Futurity trials at Remington Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

A total of 198 juveniles has been entered in this weekend’s Heritage Place Futurity (G1) trials at Remington Park.

Two dozen 350-yard trials will be contested, 12 on Friday and 12 on Saturday. The five fastest qualifiers from each day will meet in the June 4, $300,000-added Heritage Place Futurity final.

Sara Leann Morgan’s Coronas First Diva, a bay daughter of Corona Cartel trained by Charles “Duke” Shults, drew post 8 and will be ridden by James Flores in the 11th heat on Friday. The filly will be making her first start since March 26, when she scored a three-quarter length victory in the 300-yard, $440,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G2).

Sweet Annie GL, the runner-up to Coronas First Diva in the Oklahoma Futurity, will be ridden by Agustin Silva from post 7 in the eighth heat. A gray gelding by One Sweet Jess who has earned $73,346 from two outs, Sweet Annie GL is trained by R.L. “Rick” Robinson for the Garza Laurel Partnership LLC.

Duponte, a graded stakes winning son of American Runaway racing for Kristen Ashley Paredes, will make his first start in Oklahoma in Saturday’s first trial. Trained by Josue Ponce, Duponte will be stretching out in distance off of his three-quarter length win in the 300-yard, $268,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs on March 23.

Francisco Ramirez Jr. will ride Duponte from post 6.

Gregorio Garcia Garza’s El Carretonero G 3, a homebred Pyc Paint Your Wagon gelding trained by Rolando Almanza, will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez from post 4 in the fifth trial. El Carretonero G 3 is coming off of a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Just Call Me Carter, in the 330-yard, $540,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on April 23.

First post time for each night of Heritage Place Futurity trials will be 6 p.m. (CDT).

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