Ivory Senator came out of the gates so fast in his Heritage Place Futurity trial Thursday at Remington Park, one might have thought a coyote was behind him in the gate. He blasted out and his time was easily the fastest qualifier in 10 trials.
The five fastest from Thursday and the five fastest from Friday’s 10 trials qualify for the finals of the $1,102,440 Heritage Place Futurity on closing day, Saturday, May 28.

Ivory Senator, a 2-year-old gelded son of Louisiana Senator, out of the Ivory James mare Ivory Teaspoon, covered the 350 yards in :17.272 over a fast track for a 101 speed index, 10 points higher than the second-fastest qualifier, Sunday Sylence, who ran two lengths behind Ivory Senator in the same trial heat, the third of the night. Sunday Sylence’s time was :17.587 for a speed index of 91. Those two ran in a trial that had a 15 mph tailwind. One Fine V and Take a Swig of This had the lowest tailwind of the night at 7 mph and qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.

Leading jockey Juan Pulido and leading trainer Santos Carrizales, Jr. partnered up in the victory for Ivory Senator. Louis A. Trey Malechek, III, of Bryan, Texas is the owner of the gelding, who was bred in Oklahoma by the owner.

Ivory Senator began his career at Remington Park on March 27 with a half-length win in Oklahoma-bred maiden company. He was then entered into the $68,000 Laico Bird Stakes for 2-year-old Okie-breds where he lost to Relentless Scorpion, out the barn of 12-time training title winner here, Eddie Willis. The $8,730 he won from the trial boosted Ivory Senator’s bankroll to $34,364 in three career races. A half-length to Relentless Scorpion kept him from being three-for-three overall.

Ivory Senator was sent off at 3-5 odds by his backers and he returned $3.20 to win, $2.40 to place, and $2.20 to show.

The following were the five fastest qualifiers Thursday with times, speed index, race number, jockey and trainer for Thursday:

1) Ivory Senator, :17.272, 101, trial three, Juan Pulido, Santos Carrizales
2) Sunday Sylence, :17.587, 91, trial three, Jose Alvarez, Leonardo Alcala
3) Mistakin Idenity, :17.619, 90, trial one, Cristian Esqueda, Stacy Charette-Hill
4) One Fine V, :17.620, 90, trial nine, James Flores, Jacobo Mejia
5) Take a Swig of This, :17.643, 90, trial eight, Francisco Calderon, Monty Arrossa
Live racing continues Friday night with another card consisting of 10 Heritage Place Futurity trials for 2-year-old American Quarter Horses trying to qualify for the finals of the state’s richest race.

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