MAJOR FREIGHT TOPS SECOND NIGHT OF REMINGTON PARK FUTURITY TRIALS
For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 09, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – The field is now set for the lucrative $958,000 Remington Park Futurity on April 23. Major Freight topped the second night of a dozen qualifying trials on Saturday, using a fast start and cutting through a strong headwind to post a 330-yard time of :17.066 seconds over a fast track.
The headwind challenged many in the 12 trials, fluctuating between 18-22 mph throughout the entire program. Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Dr. Edward Leslie of Frankfort, Ky. and trained by Duke Shults, Major Freight was ridden by James Flores. The 2-year-old colt built a big lead and then hit the finish just ahead of Spicey Hero who rallied late, a neck behind the winner. Spicey Hero also qualified for the Remington Park Futurity, restricted to eligible Oklahoma-breds.
The five qualifiers on Saturday night, with their individual 330-yard time and trial number:
1. Major Freight, :17.066 (trial 5)
2. Spicey Hero, :17.108 (trial 5)
3. One Corona Episode, :17.134 (trial 7)
4. B A Mighty Dream, :17.149 (trial 10)
5. Political Bliss, :17.184 (trial 7)
Major Freight’s trial win came in his career debut. A colt by Freighttrain B from the Rolls Of Romance mare Romancin Ashley, Major Freight earned $8,892 for the win.
The Saturday group of five qualifiers joins five more from Friday, April 8 in the Remington Park Futurity. Teller Baja led the Friday group with a 330-yard time of :16.597 seconds. Also in from the Friday night trials, contested with no wind, are As And Js, B Double U, V Power and Eye Da Man.
Sunday afternoon racing starts at 1:30pm with six trials for the $337,000 Remington Park Derby featured for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds.
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 $958,000 Remington Park Futurity on April 23, 2016.
Tracked by over 96,000 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.