Western States Breeders' Futurity Trials Draw 37 Entries

Sb Hoonigan puts his undefeated record on the line on Saturday.


Sb Hoonigan, a two-time stakes winner, is one of 37 juveniles entered in Saturday's Western States Breeders' Futurity trials at Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Steve G. Berry’s Sb Hoonigan, an undefeated son of Jr Dynasty Mountain, is one of 37 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Western States Breeders’ Futurity at Sweetwater Downs.

Sb Hoonigan has earned $57,741 from four outs, and his four wins include two stakes victories. The gelding will be making his first start since June 17, when he scored a one-length win in the 350-yard, $69,000 Beehive Futurity at Laurel Brown Racetrack near Salt Lake City.

Sb Hoonigan drew post 2 and will be ridden by Santiago Jimenez in the second of five trials. The gelding’s six opponents in the second heat include Skinny Kyni, a homebred daughter of Winners Version trained by Chancey Spencer for owner A & C Racing and Roping. Skinny Kyni is coming off of a second-place finish, 3 1/2 lengths behind winner Wagonfullofdividends, in the June 24, $104,000 Bitterroot Futurity at Sandy Downs.

Uriel Dominguez will ride Skinny Kyni from post 3.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the September 3, $50,000-added Western States Breeders’ Futurity final.

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