Charles R. Leggett’s Texas Silk did not disappoint on October 18, winning his 440 yard trial with the quickest time of 19.847 seconds on a fast track, solidifying his spot in the Grade 1 $108,862 Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity to be run at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, on November 8.
Ridden by Berkley R. Packer, Texas Silk, a gelding by Texas Six out of Judys Silk, by Judys Lineage, was one of five that qualified from the stable of trainer Dee Keener.
Berkley Packer was also aboard the second fastest qualifier Cant Be Caught.
Texas Silk is two-thirds of the way to claiming the 2014 Speedhorse Triple Crown, which is made up by the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Remington Park, the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Fair Meadows and The Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity here at Lone Star Park. He has won the first two legs, and after his performance tonight, it looks like he has a more than fair shot at this years’ crown!
Final Field for the Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity is:
|Texas Silk||19.847||Berkley Packer||Dee Keener|
|Cant Be Caught||19.882||Berkley Packer||Dee Keener|
|If Ur Buyn Im Flyn||20.010||Raul Gutierrez||Ty Blackwell|
|Cocked an Loaded||20.057||Ivan Carnero||Dee Keener|
|Southern Snow||20.071||Bobby Dow||Durk Peery|
|Mai Dashing Hero||20.103||James Flores||Dee Keener|
|Gitter Dun Turnpike||20.120||Jose Alvarez||Matt Whitekiller|
|Heavenly Rain||20.310||James Flores||Dee Keener|
|Cat Scratch Dash||20.318||Randy Edison||Alvin Francis|
|Traxxus||20.319||Ivan Carnero||Clinton Crawford|
Congratulations to all the qualifiers!
Be sure to join us for the Futurity final on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race 6:35 p.m. (CDT).
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track’s 26-day, 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from September 19 to November 15. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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