Js Kool Hand Luke Top Qualifier For $157,577 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity(G1)
Js Kool Hand Luke, under jockey Roberto Meraz, Jr., setting the fastest time in the fastest time in the $157,577 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity(G1) trials at Remington Park.

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Js Kool Hand Luke Top Qualifier For $157,577 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity(G1)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 10, 2019—Quarter Horse sires dominated six trials Sunday for the $157,577 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity(G1) at Remington Park, siring five of the top seven qualifiers.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 56 two-year-old's who competed in the trials, will return to Remington Park on Saturday, March 23rd to vie for the winner's share of the Grade 1 final going 300 yards.

Js Kool Hand Luke, a colt by Quarter Horse stallion Kool Wagon, defeated Charlie Rising by a neck in the fourth trial to get the fastest qualifying time of :15.656 seconds. Jockey Roberto Meraz, Jr. dug in early and held sway at the finish to get the top mark.

Trainer Carlos Ruiz saddled the gelding out of APHA mare Linda Lajolla by Streakin La Jolla to his first career win for owner-breeder Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Okla.

Charlie Rising, a gelded son of leading APHA sire Crm Livewire, held on for the second fastest time of :15.707 seconds. Charlie Rising was the first of three qualifiers saddled by trainer Dee Keener. Jay Ross owns the colt out of Rare Win by Treasured. Henry and Linda Bowlan is the breeder.

PHQ Apollitical Jess, under jockey Jose Vega, defeating fellow qualifier DTL Chasin Tale in the second trial Sunday.
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In the second trial PHQ Apollitical Jess, a daughter of leading Quarter Horse sire Apollitical Jess, battle DTL Chasin Tale to a neck win to get the third fastest time of :15.713 seconds. Also conditioned by Keener, PQH Apollitical Jess races for owner/breeder Paint Horse Queens and is out of the Country Quick Dash mare PHQ Princess Stef.

DTL Chasin Tale is from the first-crop of Quarter Horse sire Wagon Tales, a grade 1 son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon. His clocking of :15.756 held up as the fourth fastest time on the day. The gelding was the fastest of three Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity finalists for trainer Matt Whitekiller.

DTL Chasin Tale, out of Shez Showin Off by SF Royal Quick Flash, races for DTL Teel Partnership. Dan and Tonya Lester is the breeder.

Bodacious Ben (#9) battle Twisted Fashion (#3) in the fifth trial on Sunday at Remington Park.
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Bodacious Ben, a gelding by Quarter Horse sire Bodacious Dash, posted the fifth fastest clocking of :15.759 after winning the fifth trial and Heza Fancy Pyc by Quarter Horse stallion Im A Fancy Pyc got the seventh fastest time of :15.775 seconds with a win in the last trial.

APHA stallion CRM Livewire led all sires in the three Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity trials, getting four qualifiers on the day.

For the complete list of Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity(G1) qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

The Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season now moves into a regular Thursday thru Sunday schedule with first post of 6pm nightly, and Sunday afternoon racing at 1:30pm. Racing resumes Thursday thru Sunday, March 14-17. The $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes is the featured event next week for older Quarter Horses at 550 yards.

Remington Park is always open for casino gaming. Simulcast horse racing is offered daily. Admission, parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park. Guests must be 18 or older in order to wager on horse racing or to enter the casino.

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Tracked by more than 150,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,800 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $215 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Home to the historic Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity, to be run for the 78th time on March 23, 2019, Remington Park 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