TEXAS SILK IS TOPS FOR SPEEDHORSE/GRAHAM FARMS FUTURITY
For Immediate Release
Saturday, May 17, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park hosted six trials for the $253,000 Speedhorse/Graham Farms Paint & Appaloosa Futurity on Saturday with Texas Silk qualifying fastest for the final.
Owned by Charles Leggett of Muskogee, Okla. and trained by Dee Keener, Texas Silk will try to add the biggest futurity for Paints & Appaloosas of the season, to his score in April’s American Paint Classic Futurity. Ridden by Berkley Packer, Texas Silk won the first trial of the afternoon, crossing the finish of his 350-yard heat in :17.647 seconds over a fast track.
Texas Silk is a 2-year-old gelding by Texas Six from the Judys Lineage mare Judys Six and was bred in Oklahoma by H.T. and Kay Churchwell. Now a winner of three-consecutive races, Texas Silk will lead a field of 10 into the Grade 1 final on Saturday, May 31.
Joining Texas Silk in the Speedhorse/Graham Futurity, with their qualifying time and trial, will be: Fabulous Dos, :17.681 (trial 2); Flashin The Lace, :17.781 (trial 5); Bestbudde, :17.814 (trial 5); PHQ Princess Stefanie, :17.833 (trial 5); Sueno Pinto, :17.857 (trial 2); Country Dee, :17.860 (trial 3); Cocked An Loaded, :17.861 (trial 6); JJ Country Cash, :17.883 (trial 4) and Miss Movin On, :17.896 (trial 2).
Keener qualified five of the 10 for the Speedhorse/Graham with Texas Silk, PHQ Princess Stefanie, Cocked An Loaded, JJ Country Cash and Miss Movin On all racing out of his barn. Miss Movin On was victorious in the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity here in March.
Jockey G.R. Carter picked up one win aboard an American Quarter Horse on Saturday with Spit Curl Trey ($4.60 to win) in the ninth race. He now has 3,627 Quarter Horse wins for his career and needs five more victories to set a new all-time record. Retired Louisiana jockey Alvin “Bubba” Brossette currently holds the mark of 3,631.
Carter rides five Quarter Horse races on Sunday’s nine-race program at Remington Park, starting at 1:30pm.
Opening daily at 10:30am, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity and $250,000 Remington Park Championship on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Tracked by over 51,000 fans on Facebook and 5,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.