For those who love speed, then make sure you’re along the Rocky Mountain Turf Club rail this Saturday and Sunday.
Both days offer three Alberta Bred Quarter horse trials, with the best Quarter horses along the backstretch involved.
Saturday there’ll be three, 300-yard, Alberta Bred Futurity trials for 23 two-year-old speedsters, seven in the first race and eight horses in the next two, the eight fastest advancing to the Finals.
You’ll see all the top trainers involved with the first race with some speedy horses, including CR Azoominshezquick while in race two look for Ivory Lady League and Bringit Like Benny.
The third race features Why Not Rachel, Muckin and When N Rome.
Sunday there’ll be another triple header with three 350-yard Derby Trials, again with the top eight advancing to the Finals.
“On Sunday’s card we have the three-year-olds in action, with five in the opening race, and six in the next two,” says RMTC CEO Max Gibb. “Many race fans will recognize some of these horses from last year and earlier this season.”
The opening race has Fiscal Fast and FDD Fun among the five and in race two look for Flybye 109 and everyone’s wish, Send Gold.
In race three fans will likely look to Go Jessie Beaver or Scarlett Oak Tree.
“There’ll be three Thoroughbred races Sunday and the $15,102 Oldtimers Classic, a Quarter horse sprint over 350 yards,” says Gibb. “Race gores will recognize pretty well all of the eight starters, including Bugs Lil Magic, Cruisinfourabruisin, Im Hott UR Nott and Mals Frist Down,”
Saturday has eight races in total the three Derby runs, another 350-yard effort. A three furlong run, a five, five and a half and a seven furlong race are also on the card.
Besides the two Alberta Bred Quarter horse Trials the weekend of RMTC racing begins Friday with a six-race card. It features a pair of Quarter horse races and four Thoroughbred runs.
Post time Friday is 6 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday the horses go to the gate at 1:15 p.m.
Laurie Ferguson tops the trainers list with eight wins this Spring, while William Leech has six and Lyle Magnuson, who is making a strong move upwards, has seven as does ageless Stan Marks. Buckey Stockwell has six wins.
As for the riders, Jose O. Rocha has moved to the lead with 18 wins after a good weekend. Freddy Fuentes and Blandford Stewart have 12 wins apiece.