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Krash Course Posts Top Mark In Rich TQHA Sale Futurity Trials
Krash Course, under jockey Jose Martinez, setting the fastest time for the $435,680 RG3 TQHA Sale Futurity at Retama Park.

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Krash Course Posts Top Mark In Rich TQHA Sale Futurity Trials

SELMA, TXJULY 14, 2017Krash Course, under jockey Jose Martinez, posted the fastest qualifying time from 102 juveniles who participated in 11 trials Friday night for the TQHA Sale Futurity(RG3) at Retama Park.

Each starter was required to have passed through the sales ring of the 2016 TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio. The 10 fastest will return to Retama Park on Saturday, July 29th to vie for the winners' share of $435,680 purse going 350 yards.

Conditioned by Jose Sanchez, for owner Martha Nevarez, Krash Course defeated ninth-fastest qualifier Thebunnygoeson by 1 lengths in the ninth trial to record the top qualifying time of :17.568 seconds, a 104-speed index.

Just Another Natural, under jockey Francisco Calderon, winning the second TQHA Sale Futurity trial at Retama Park.
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Bennie and Teri Jeter bred the $10,000 TQHA Yearling Sale graduate in Texas from the Mr Eye Opener mare Rare Eye Opener. The gray colt has compiled a (3) 2-1-0 record and earned $7,140.

The second of three TQHA Sale Futurity finalists for trainer Jose Sanchez came out of the seventh trial when third fastest qualifier Lj Fastest Time got a clean trip to clock :17.677 seconds, a 101-speed index for 350 yards.

It was the first win in three starts for The Louisiana Cartel colt out of Rise Eagle by One Famous Eagle. Elizabeth Vivanco is the owner/breeder of the $22,000 TQHA repurchase. Francisco Calderon had the riding assignment. A finalist in the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity in April, Lj Fastest time has pocketed $22,044 this season.

Lj Fastest Time, under jockey Francisco Calderon, defeating fellow qualifier Shakem Bye Perry in the seventh TQHA Sale Futurity trial at Retama Park. Coady Photography
Sanchez also saddled the ninth fastest qualifier, Illusively Going, a filly by first-crop sire FDD Going Grand who kicked off the night with a half-length win in the opening trial.

Just Another Natural was an easy winner in the second trial for owner/breeder T.C. Flack and trainer Leon Bard to record the second fastest time. Jockey Francisco Calderon rode the $9,000 TQHA Yearling repurchase by Furyofthewind from the Streakin La Jolla mare La Natural Rona.

The brown filly stopped the timer at :17.639 seconds, a 102-speed index. Second in the Sam Houston Juvenile Invitational in April, Just Another Natural has a (4) 2-2-0 record and has banked $19,200. She was the first of three finalists for trainer Leon Bard.

Bard also conditions 4th fastest qualifier Sugars First Love, a filly by Tempting Dash, and 7th qualifier Runaway Heroine, a filly by Valiant Hero.

For the complete list of TQHA Sale Futurity qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.