Thursday, 11 June 2015 23:09

Preview of Week Six at RMTC

Written by Garry Allison, Rocky Mountain Turf Club
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Race fans will be treated to a pair of Quarter Horse trials this weekend and the Fillies and Mares Spring Sprint.

Post time Friday is 6 p.m., and 1:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. But first there will be six races Friday, a pair of Quarter Horse sprints covering 350 yards and four Thoroughbred races. The sixth race is for three-year-old and upwards maidens, over five and a half furlongs, featuring Year of the Ma, trained by Norm Cuthbertson, Prairie Plan from Pete Dubois, Wannabeasaint, from Les Adams and former RMTC rider, now trainer, Randy Cunningham will have Steel Victory in action. Five other horses will around out this tight field.

Sunday opens with a pair of a pair of 350-yard Old Timers Classic Trials for Quarter horses three-year-olds and upwards.

The top eight horses will qualify from this exciting finals once Janice Sather, Tom Kenway, William Leech, Laurie Ferguson, Alison Campion, Kurt Carlton and Robby Overleaf sort out the top eight from some of their multiple entries.

By bet is Janice and Allison join William in the final eighth.

Saturday, there'll be eight races on the card, including the sixth race featuring He's Italian, Nat Golden Nugget, unbeaten Careless Hunter, Megthron Ruler and Time To Be A Hero.

Continuing Saturday, there's the $9,700 added Fillies and Mares Sprint, featuring Angelle Carter's Smile Lee, Freshside from Laurie Ferguson, Officer's Charm trained by Dallas Birdrattler, She's It Again, unbeaten, from Lyle Magnuson, Swazye Road from Riley Rycroft, unbeaten Button Em Up from Lyle Magnuson, Fun Things trained by Nolan Little Bear, and Porcelain from Les Adams. Quite a line-up.

After five weekends of racing Larris Allen leads the riders with 24 wins while Trevor Simpson is next in line with 20. Josa Roca has 13 victories while Ricardo Moreno is the only other rider in double figures, with 11.

Last year's leading trainer at the RMTC, Lyle Magnuson, is off to a great start with 17 wins, well ahead of runner-up Riley Rycroft with 10.

Besides the races the RMTC has a full array of entertainment, from a large bazar, Dixieland Jazz music, a variety of food and drinks, simulcast wagering, and the kiddies petting zoo and candy scramble.

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