HERITAGE PLACE FUTURITY - Contender Capsules

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Grade 1, $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Remington Park

1 – RACY CASANOVA, 6-1 (coupled entry)
Owner: Movin On, Pocatello, Idaho
Trainer: Jason Olmstead
Jockey: Cody Smith

One of just two first-time starters during trials that managed qualify for the Heritage Place Futurity, Racy Casanova pulled away to win by 1-3/4 lengths in the first trial on May 10… The only Missouri-bred in the race, bred by Sunflower Supply Co., is also the only runner by stallion Stel Corona in the field… He will be coupled with Painted Summer as part of a same-owner pari-mutuel entry.



1a – PAINTED SUMMER, 6-1 (coupled entry)
Owner: Movin On, Pocatello, Idaho
Trainer: Jason Olmstead
Jockey: Cody Smith

One of four in the race sired by stallion PYC Paint Your Wagon, she is the only filly from that group… Was a disappointing fourth in her career debut against fellow maidens in early April, Painted Summer rolled to a one-length win in her trial… She is the only Iowa-bred in the Heritage Place Futurity, bred by Michael C. Teel… Smith has been named to ride both halves of the Movin On entry… Either Racy Casanova or Painted Summer would provide the first win in the Heritage Place Futurity for their similar connections



2 – PAINT ME PERRY, 3-1
Owner: J and B Rental, Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas
Trainer: Francisco Gonzalez
Jockey: Paul Nieto

Undefeated through three career starts, Paint Me Perry has never won by less than one-length… Winner of the historic Oklahoma Futurity in March, the colt by PYC Paint Your Wagon is was bred in Oklahoma by his owners… Paul Nieto is the only jockey to race him to this point… A win would provide his connections their first score in the race



3 – IM A FANCY PYC, 5-2 (morning-line favorite)
Owner: Dustin Cox, Duncan, Okla.
Trainer: Joe Thomas
Jockey: Randy Wilson

The Remington Park Futurity winner from April, his Heritage Place Futurity trial score was his first race outside of Oklahoma-bred company… Undefeated through four races, he is the top earner in the Heritage Place Futurity with $349,016 to his credit…His breeders, Weetona Stanley and W.E. Smith, won the Heritage Place Futurity as partners with their First Carolina in 2006… All of his connections seek their first Heritage Place Futurity win except for Thomas who won the race with The Shogun in 1982 when it was contested at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw, Okla. but was not considered a ‘stakes’ race according stats in the AQHA’s Q-Racing Annual Review.



4 – JAXTENS FIRST WAGON, 20-1
Owner: Elite Oilfield Services, Perryton, Texas
Trainer: Rolando Almanza
Jockey: Omar Reyes

An easy 2-1/2 length winner of his trial on May 10, he seemed to enjoy the 350-yard distance after gaining late but settling for second in his 300-yard Oklahoma Futurity trial in March… The only California-bred in the races, bred by Tyler Ranch, he seeks to give all of his connections their first Heritage Place Futurity win.



5 – APOLITICAL PAC, 10-1
Owner: Victory Farms, Ada, Okla.
Trainer: Brian Muse
Jockey: Ricky Ramirez

The top qualifier from 15 trials in March for the Oklahoma Futurity, the gray filly finished fourth… Trained for the Oklahoma Futurity by Rodney Reed, Brian Muse took over for the Heritage Place trial… Ramirez will be on for the first time as Berkley Packer qualified her and had the mount in the Oklahoma Futurity while Cody Jensen was up in her Heritage Place trial… Ramirez won the 2012 Heritage Place Futurity aboard BP Cartels Alibi.



6 – COUNT DE MONET, 12-1
Owner: Bobby Cox, Fort Worth, Texas
Trainer: John Buchanan
Jockey: G.R. Carter

Joins Paint Me Perry (Oklahoma Futurity) and Im A Fancy PYC (Remington Park Futurity) as the only other stakes winner in the Heritage Place Futurity field, having won the Remington Juvenile Stakes in April. The Juvenile serves as a consolation stakes event for those who competed in trials for the Remington Park Futurity… A winner of two straight races, Count De Monet will be ridden for the first time by G.R. Carter, the newly crowned all-time jockey wins king in Quarter Horse racing… Carter has won the Heritage Place Futurity three times with Fast First Prize (2002); Dashin Is Easy (1997) and Daring Difference (1994).



7 – BV TRAVELIN SOLDIER, 5-1
Owner: Bella Vista Farms, Arcola, Ill.
Trainer: Eddie Lee Willis
Jockey: Russel Hadley

Undefeated through two career starts, BV Travelin Soldier has yet to be challenged, winning both his maiden event and his trial by two lengths… For a couple of hours on March 12, he held the record for the fastest training race time at Remington Park, before Water Front took the title away later in the session… Hadley also qualified Count De Monet but has selected to ride this colt… Hadley has one Heritage Place Futurity win in his career with First Carolina (2006).



8 – LOVETHEWAYYOULIE, 5-1
Owner: Conda Maze and Tyler Graham, Elgin, Texas
Trainer: Toby Keeton
Jockey: Cody Jensen

Her trial win is her only triumph in three career starts. However, the Texas-bred filly did finish second in the Sam Houston Juvenile Stakes, for those that competed in trials for the Sam Houston Futurity but did not make the final… Trainer Toby Keeton has a pair of victories in the Heritage Place Futurity with Coastal Memories (2000) and Gol (1998).



9 – NOTAVAILABLEINSTORES, 15-1
Owner: Valeriano Racing Stables, Odessa, Texas
Trainer: Eddie Willis
Jockey: Jimmy Brooks

The gelding’s trial win by a nose was the smallest margin of victory in trials by any of the Heritage Place Futurity qualifiers… Bred in Texas by Christine Hudson, noted photographer and art director for Track Magazine… Trainer Eddie Willis seeks his third Heritage Place Futurity win, having saddled Ragazzo (2009) and Southern Takes All (2007).