OKLAHOMA FUTURITY SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AT REMINGTON PARK, SEVEN TALES IS MORNING-LINE FAVORITE
The post positions for the Grade 2, $383,725 Oklahoma Futurity have been drawn. The 79th edition of American Quarter Horse Racing’s longest-running futurity is this Saturday night at Remington Park.
Seven Tales put up a stellar time of :15.761 for 300 yards in the second Oklahoma Futurity trial on March 7 and the effort held up to give him the honors as top qualifier. Remington Park odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk has made Seven Tales morning-line favorite status at 5-2 odds.
Seven Tales is a 2-year-old gelded son of Wagon Tales, out of the No Secrets Here mare La Seven Seven Seven. He was ridden in his trial by Agustin Silva who keeps the mount for the final. The bay gelding is owned by Paula Villatoro of Dallas and is conditioned by Mary Meza.
The complete field by post position and program order for the Oklahoma Futurity, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Royal Tales LBH: Manuel Rodriguez, Mario Delgado, 15-1
2. Ferrari B: Rex Brooks, Juan Pulido, 12-1
3. My Blue Heart: Josue Ponce, Jose Alvarez, 10-1
4. Aint She Tempting: Monty Arrossa, James Flores, 10-1
5. Cartels Dynasty: Monty Arrossa, (jockey to be named), 6-1
6. Jess Kiss Me: Guillermo Valdivia, Rolando Raudales, 5-1
7. Coronados Lady: Jonathan Chavira, Daniel Torres, 12-1
8. Seven Tales: Mary Meza, Agustin Silva, 5-2 (morning-line favorite)
9. Relentlessly: Jose Huerta, Rafael Hernandez, 7-2
10. High Rate Dee Dee: Guillermo Valdivia, Armando Ramirez II, 15-1
The Oklahoma Futurity headlines a stakes-laden evening of racing, including:
Race 4: Grade 1, $61,100 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby, 350 yards
Race 5: Grade 1, $180,100 Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity, 300 yards
Race 6: $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile, 300 yards
Race 7: Grade 3, $232,586 Oklahoma Derby, 350 yards
Race 9: Grade 2, $50,000 Eastex Stakes, 350 yards
Race 10: Grade 2, $50,000 Decketta Stakes, 350 yards
The historic Oklahoma Futurity was first contested in 1947. The edition on Saturday night will be the eighth of 10 races on the program. The first race is at 6pm with the Oklahoma Futurity scheduled for 9:09pm. All times are Central.
Racing continues at Remington Park, Thursday through Sunday, March 19-22. The first race nightly is at 6pm with Sunday racing at 1:30pm. All times are Central.
Tracked by more than 162,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,100 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $242 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park presents the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 21. The 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through May 30. For more information, please visit remingtonpark.com.