Rocky Mountain Turf Club CEO Max Gibb is more than pleased with the way the Spring Meet has transpired, with only Saturday and Sunday's race cards to go.
"We have had excellent weather and our crowds have bee great all Spring long. It shows how much people look to horse racing in this area. This final weekend we close things off with seven- race cards both Saturday and on the closing Sunday," said Gibb.
"Our featured race of the weekend is the Fillies and Mares Stake Sunday, for three year olds and upwards. This seven furlong, $8,500 added purse, closes out our Spring Meet. There's some top horses in here, including Button Em Up, Swayze, Macado and Charmed Affair.
"Saturday's seventh race, for $4,300 over five and a half furlongs, features veterans like Dubla Gold and He's Italian along with other quality horses like Mitt, Bull Pen and Herculean." The only Quarter Horse race is a 350-yard sprint Sunday, for maidens three-years-old and upwards, A seven furlong run on Sunday sees horses like Italian By Marriage, Thanks Dave, See Sosee Run and Smooth Charlie listed among the starters.
Most of the RMTC's top trainers will have horses going the final two weekends, including Stan Marks with Red Canyon Miss as well as Caesar's Son in Saturday's fifth, along side Nellie Pigeau and Bard Countess, Roads Corona a Birdrattler horse ridden by Laurina Bugeaud and Robby Overturf with Dash To Devi.
This weekend will see the crowning of the leading trainer and jockey for the Spring Meet, Lyle Magnuson is the leading trainer going into the weekend with 27 wins, followed by Riley Rycroft with 18 wins and William Leech and Laurie Ferguson knotted at 10.
Larris Allen has 38 wins to lead the riders while Trevor Simpson has 36. Jose Roca is well back with 24 wins.
Post time both days is 1:15 p.m.