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Seventeen Oklahoma Futurity Trials Set for Saturday at Remington Park
The Artillero is a full brother to champion Trump My Record.

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Seventeen Oklahoma Futurity Trials Set for Saturday at Remington Park

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--March 10, 2023--Remington Park's Saturday program will be dominated by 17 300-yard Oklahoma Futurity (G2) trials. Post time for the first race is set for 3 p.m. (CST), while the last trial is scheduled to go off at 10:12.

A pair of impressive recent training race winners -- The Artillero and Kams Relentless -- headline this year's Oklahoma Futurity trials. A son of Apollitical Blood racing for Marvin Fuentes of West Friendship, Maryland, and a full brother to champion Trump My Record, The Artillero posted the fastest winning time from eight of 10 schooling races on February 23, covering 250 yards in :13.602 while aided by a reported 15-mph tail wind.

The Artillero was purchased by Fuentes for $180,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. The brown colt drew post 8 and will be ridden by Juan Pulido for trainer Guillermo Valdivia in the 11th trial.

Kams Relentess races for Raymond Merrill from the barn of trainer Clint Crawford. A son of 2014 champion 3-year-old colt Hes Relentless, the bay gelding won the seventh of 10 training races on February 16, going 250 yards in :13.456 while aided by a reported 20-mph tail wind.

Kams Relentless is out of PV Queen Bee Candy, a stakes-winning and multiple graded stakes placed daughter of Cartels Candy Man. The gelding drew post 3 and will be ridden by Jorge Torres in the fifth heat.

 
Kams Relentess posted the fastest training race on February 16 at Remington Park.
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Other noteworthy 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's trials include Nola Brees, a son of Kiss My Hocks and a $150,000 buy at last year's TQHA Yearling Sale. The bay colt prepped for his trial with a 220-yard work from the gate at Remington Park on February 18.

Nola Brees drew post 5 and will be ridden by Jorge Torres for owner Heavy Hitters Racing Stables and trainer Jason Driver.

A total of 162 2-year-olds are entered in this year's Oklahoma Futurity trials. The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $400,000-est. final on March 25.

All Remington Park races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.