SWINGIN DEBUT POSTS TOP OKLAHOMA FUTURITY TIME, WILLIS AND BROOKS TEAM FOR SIX TRIAL WINS
For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 09, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – The second night of the 2013 Remington Park American Quarter Horse & Mixed-Breed Season featured a dozen trials for the historic Oklahoma Futurity. Swingin Debut won the fourth trial of the night and his time for 300 yards held over the final eight heats for the top clocking.
Owned by James Sills of Cedar Hill, Texas and trained by Eddie Willis, Swingin Debut was ridden by Jimmy Brooks. Coming on with a late run, Swingin Debut won his heat by three-quarters of a length, covering 300 yards over a sloppy track in :15.378 seconds. Tuff Princess LBH was second to Swingin Debut and qualified for the Oklahoma Futurity with the second-fastest time of :15.503. The key trial event was the fourth of the evening’s 12.
A 2-year-old gelding by Swingin Jess from the Corona Cartel mare Elegant Debut, Swingin Debut earned $5,730 for the trial win. He was bred in Texas by Dr. Steve Hurlbert.
The complete field, with qualifying times for the Grade 2, $325,000 Oklahoma Futurity on March 23 is: Swingin Debut, :15.378; Ruff Princess LBH, :15.503; Royal Rythm, :15.531; JJ Hitman, :15.533; Shakeitdontbreakit, :15.599; One Valiant Hero, :15.613; CR Tuckernuck, :15.616; Sassy Spit Curl, :15.618; Fetching Beauty, :15.621 and Preying For Ivory, :15.622.
Willis has two of the 10 qualifiers for the Oklahoma Futurity, run every year since 1947. Overall, he sent six of his runners to trial victories with Brooks riding every one of them. Joining Swingin Debut from the Willis barn in the final will be One Valiant Hero. The four other trial winners were Mr Famous Eagle, One Fast Eagle, Valiant Shot and This Dude Can Fly.
Sunday racing starts at 1:30pm and features the Grade 2, $50,000 Eastex Handicap, the $50,000 Mighty Deck Three Handicap and seven trials for the $136,000 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Derby.
The American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season continues thru June 2. Normal post time on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays is 6pm with Sunday afternoon racing offered at 1:30pm.
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