KG JOHNNY B GOOD QUALIFIES BEST FROM 15 OKLAHOMA FUTURITY TRIALS, WILLIS SADDLES SEVEN WINNERS TO EQUAL RECORD
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual marathon night of trials for the Oklahoma Futurity, a staple during the Opening Weekend for the American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park, had KG Johnny B Good emerge with the top trial run. The night also featured a record-equaling performance by trainer Eddie Willis.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Owned by Reba and Ken George of Caney, Kan. and trained by Loyd Moreland, KG Johnny B Good posted the best 300-yard time of the night at :15.491 seconds over a fast track. Jockey Cody Smith was up for the run in the eighth of 15 trial events. KG Johnny B Good edged Coronas First Diva by a nose while Kontemporary ran third. All three qualified for the Oklahoma Futurity final.
Away at 9-1 odds, KG Johnny B Good paid $20.40 to win. Bred in Oklahoma by his owners, the 2-year-old gelding is by Jonathan Perry from the Oak Tree Special mare Glitzee.
The field for the Grade 3, $420,000 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 26, with trial number and times:
- KG Johnny B Good (trial 8), :15.491
- Coronas First Diva (trial 8), :15.493
- Feature Moonflash (trial 7), :15.559
- Southern Tac It (trial 7), :15.564
- Gronkowski (trial 12), :15.602
- Sweet Annie GL (trial 12), :15.620
- Kontemporary, (trial 8), :15.696
- Im A Pollitician, (trial 14), :15.698
- Freal (trial 12), :15.707
- Good Captain Pepper (trial 10), :15.711
Trainer Eddie Willis saddled two qualifiers in Feature Moonflash and Good Captain Pepper. The pair making the Oklahoma Futurity were just two of seven winners on the night saddled by Willis. The seven victories equaled the Remington Park record for training wins on one program during the American Quarter Horse Season. The achievement matched the mark held by Rodney Reed who set the record during a 14-race trials program for the Heritage Place Futurity on May 8, 2004.
The Opening Weekend for the Remington Park season concludes with a solid 10-race program Sunday at 1:30pm, featuring eight trials for the Oklahoma Derby along with the Grade 2 Eastex Stakes and the Mighty Deck Three Stakes.
Open daily for casino gaming and simulcast racing, 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 historic $420,000 Oklahoma Futurity. The 75th running of the oldest futurity in Quarter Horse racing takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
Tracked by over 94,000 fans on Facebook and 7,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $147 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. 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.