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Sky Sir Gets Nod in $37,275 Cricket Bars Futurity(G1) at Will Rogers Downs
Sky Sir (#8) gets up over Chicks Dig Tate (#6) in the $37,275 Cricket Bars Futurity(G1) at Will Rogers Downs Monday afternoon.

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Sky Sir Gets Nod in $37,275 Cricket Bars Futurity(G1) at Will Rogers Downs

CLAREMORE, OK–SEPTEMBER 18, 2023–Sky Sir, under jockey Roman Cruz, got the nod at the wire over Chicks Dig Tate to win the $37,275 Cricket Bars Futurity(G1) for -2-year-old Appaloosas at Will Rogers Downs Monday.

Conditioned by trainer Jesus Ruiz, for owner-breeder Reynaldo Ruiz, Sky Sir raced over the 400 yards in :20.200 seconds, qualifying an 87 speed index into a 9 mph crosswind. The race was hand timed.

The Oklahoma-bred son of Gray Chief, from the Latest Version (QH) mare Maw Boss, has compiled a (5) 2-1-2 record and used the $15,984 winner’s purse to boost his earnings mark to $28.676.

Still a maiden from three starts, runner-up Chicks Dig Tate earned $7,774 for finishing second. Gary Walker owns-and-trains the son of the Quarter Horse sire Tf Im That Guy from the Chicks Dig It mare Cash An Flash. Cordarelton Benn had the riding call aboard the John V. White, Jr. DVM Colorado-bred gelding.

Jess So, a son of leading Quarter Horse sire Hes Relentless, finished four lengths off the leaders to earn $6,186 for third. Dee Keener saddled the chestnut filly for owner-breeder Jeff Adams. Bred in Oklahoma, rom the Freighttrain B mare Jess Cuz, Jess So has earned $21,529 in five starts.

Im A Kool Epidemic, Ima Few Spot Fancy Pants, Sassy Vision and Ms Millers Spotted Cash completed the field. R Cowgirl was scratched.

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The 2023 fall season officially began at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs September 11th and will concludes November 14th. Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is located 3 miles east of Claremore on Highway 20. For more information, visit www.cherokeecasino.com and click on the Will Rogers Downs tab, or call (918) 283-8800.