Stage is Set for Rich Texas Classic Futurity

Fastest qualifier Koolnfamous is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $1-million stakes at Lone Star Park.

Koolnfamous, pictured here winning his trial, drew the rail post for Saturday's Texas Classic Futurity. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

Koolnfamous, the fastest qualifier and morning-line favorite, is one of 10 juveniles entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $1-million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.

A gelded son of One Famous Eagle trained by Toby Keeton for owners Gene White, Wayne Metcalfe, and Jerry Cate, Koolnfamous is coming off of a 1 1/4-length victory in the seventh of 12 trials on October 22. The gelding has earned $126,430 from six outs, and his resume includes a sixth-place finish in the 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on September 5.

Koolnfamous drew the rail post and will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez.

Other contenders include Paragon Farms’ Tough To Bee and Terry and Irene Stennett’s Jess Paint Ur Wagon, both of whom were finalists in the 350-yard, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity (G1) in June. Tough To Bee is an Apollitical Jess gelding trained by Trey Wood, and his season record includes a third-place run, a neck behind winner Apolltical Chad, in the Ruidoso Futurity.

Tough To Be drew post 8 and will be ridden by Cody Jensen.

Wood will also send out Jess Paint Ur Wagon, a homebred daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon who has banked $109,718 from seven outs. The filly will be ridden by Luis Vivanco from post 3.

The Texas Classic Futurity is the state’s richest horse racing for any breed. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Koolnfamous (Esgar Ramirez), 2-1
High Plains Perry (Ricky Ramirez), 5-2
Jess Paint Ur Wagon (Luis Vivanco), 15-1
Firing Tools (Larry Payne), 10-1
Midnight Heat (G.R. Carter Jr.), 5-1
So Rapido (Nestor Duran), 20-1
Maxx (Manuel Gutierrez), 8-1
Tough To Bee (Cody Jensen), 12-1
Jimmy Eagle (Ramon Sanchez), 12-1
Percyjones (Edwuin Lujan), 15-1

Also on Saturday, Michael S. Amburn’s Jayronimo heads a field of 10 2-year-olds in the 400-yard, $50,000 Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes. Trained by Brian Stroud, the Jess Zoomin colt has won four of six races and has banked $40,191, and he was a finalist in two graded stakes this year.

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