Monday, 30 September 2013 09:51

Alberta Bred Futurity Trials

Written by Garry Allison - Rocky Mountain Turf Club
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Sunday, the opening five races at the Rocky Mountain Turf Club featured five Alberta Bred, 350-yard, Futurity Trials, with the finals set for Oct. 13.

Allen Goodsell and William Leech both qualified three horses apiece with Laurie Ferguson and Less Webb qualifying one each.

The qualifiers, their time and the trainer follow: 1. Its All About Class, 18.28, William Leech; 2. Remington Memories, 18.35, Laurie Ferguson; 3. Dash Hawk, 18.35, William Leech; 4. FDD Trickze, 18.38, Allen Goodsell; 5. CR Straawflyn Bux, 18.41, Allen Goodsell; 6. FDD Queens Dynasy, 18.49, Allen Goodsell; 7. Speediac, 18.52, Les Webb; 8. Weaselhead, 18.63, William Leech.

Saturday's series of B Cup races provided some thrills for the Rocky Mountain Turf Club race fans.

Last Saturday trainer Pete Dubois was hoping his prized Dubla Gold could go head to head with Beau Gris and the speedy Eighty Eight of Rusty Smith, ridden by Corrine Andros, in the B Cup Sprint. "Norm (Cuthbertson's) Beau Gris is a five furlong horse and this race was five and a half furlongs, plus the fact Bea Gris ran and won last weekend, and Dubla Gold had a couple of weeks off. I thought that might hurt my horse," said Pete.

As usual Pete had Teagan Oulton aboard and they combined not only to best Eighty Eight, but the rest of the field, with Beau Gris finishing fifth.

The Teagan-Pete combination kicked off this weekend race card in fine fashion winning Friday's opening race with Majestic Lass. If Carol Brown was ecstatic a couple of weekends ago with a big win shehad to be flying on cloud nine as Scott Sterr brought Nomanisanisland home on top of the final B Cup race this Saturday. She and husband/trainer Allan Brown would split up this weekend's $7,500. Also among the cheering and smiling was RMTC CEO.

He had just watched Scott Sterr ride He's Italian home to take the B CUP for three year olds and
up.

"Lyle (Magnuson) is my trainer and he's now the leading trainer here at the RMTC," Gibb stated. "And then combined with the leading rider, Scott Sterr, what better combination can you get?

But then Scotty turned around and beat me out for the B Cup for Fillies and Mares aboard Mistress Bell. He, Les Adams and their horse Mistress Bell beat out Hey Italian Lady."

Added to Max's pride was the fact he bred He's Italian by City Zip out of She's Italian by Hail The Rukus. Max also bred Hey Italian Lady by Real West out of Hey Reba by Rahy.

The B Cup Fillis and Mares Sprint was another win for Teagan Oulton, this time aboard husband Allen Goodsell's horse Ann's Seven.

The final race of the weekend Sunday was worth waiting for, from a better's standpoint. Scott Sterr, riding his sixth winner of the weekend, saw Bill Kinch's Paige's Peak come home on top to pay - are you ready for this? - 49.90, 13.30 and 9.30. Yet, the $1 Triactor only paid $1.15.

BEHIND THE STARTING GATES . . . A special celebration for the late jockey and trainer Ivan
Clark's life will be held Monday, with final arrangements to be announced . . . Despite what the
calendar states, there will be no racing Monday, Oct. 7 . . . Instead there will be racing Monday,
Oct. 14 . . . Jockey Corrine Andros racked up three wins this past weekend . . . Her Saturday win,
aboard Robert Gwilliam's Only Top Money paid top money, 20.70, 6.60, and 10.20 . . . Scott
Sterr won three B Cup races and had another two wins Friday and one Sunday . . . There was a
change in the leader board for both riders and trainers, with the final two weekends sure to be
dandies . . .Scott Sterr is now the leading rider with 16 wins, while tied at 14 are Larris Allen,
Ramiro Sanchez Castillo, Teagan Oulton and Blandford Stewart . . .  You don't get much closer
than that . . . Lyle Magnuson has moved into the lead for the trainers with 11 wins, with William
Leech sitting at 10 and Allen Goodsell at seven . . . Next racing at the RMTC is Oct. 4-5-6 . . .
The Monday card on the calendar for Oct. 7 has been moved to Oct. 14.

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