Monday, 16 September 2013 08:52

Canada Quarter Horse Futurity

Written by Garry Allison - Rocky Mountain Turf Club
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When it was all over a husband and wife team were the happiest people at the Rocky Mountain
Turf Club Sunday afternoon.


Trainer Allan Goodsell and his wife, jockey Teagan Oulton, with family and friends filled the
winner's circle for their picture at the end of the Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity. The
husband and wife took the lion's share of the $71,070 purse, emerging the winners of the 350-
yard dash.
"He's a big horse and he's a really nice horse," said Allan, "He's a big colt with a lot of talent."
The Futurity champion, CR Strawflyn Bux  is by Zoomin For Bux out of Struttin Some Stuff by
Strawflyin Buds and was bred in Alberta by Roger Gauthier.
"He's a little frisky to work with, but he is a nice colt," added Allan.
Allan's wife, Teagan Oulton, had much of her family gathered around in the winner's circle.
"I was happy with the outside post, but really I think he can do it from anywhere," said Teagan,
concerning the fact the winning horse, CR Strawflyn Bux, broke from the seventh post position.
"He was kind of fussy in the gate but once he was straightened out we really had it right off the
bat. "He was just looking to run."
Teagan and Allen also teamed to win the $7,896 Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity Consolation
with FDD Queen's Dynasty.
However, the Derby belonged to Janice Sather.
Janice saw her horse Tailor Tac win the Canada Quarter Horse Cup Derby and added to her share
of the $20,487 purse when her horse BB Secrets Jet Black finished a close second.
"I'm pretty excited," Janice exclaimed as she gathered family, friends and both horses into the
winner's circle for the traditional photo.
Winning jockey Scott Sterr, capping off a super racing weekend, said he wasn't sure he won it.
"I had it, then the outside horse came up to me and I guess that's when we came back.
"It was a cool race for Janice when she not only won but finished second as well. It was nice for
her, and myself, to get this win."
The remainder of Sunday's nine-race card were Thoroughbred races, and Teagan even managed
to win one of those, aboard Shes Away, trained by Robert A. McKenzie..
Owner Robert Gwilliam picked up a pair of wins and Scott Sterr had two wins to go with his four
on Saturday for a not only plentiful, but high-paying weekend.
BEHIND THE STARTING GATE . . . Two riders hit the turf during Sunday's card . . . In the
opening race Vincent Alvin Palmer was scraped off at the gate and watched his horse, Mystical
Dixie, circle the track riderless . . . In the third race one of the top riders, Larris Allen, went off
Zoomin Daphne . . .  But after being attended to by the Raymond Emergency team was up and
walked back to the jockey's quarters to the applause of the crowd . . . Sunday's blue skies and
light breezes, combined with the big Quarter horse races, helped bring out what had to be the
largest crowd of the 2013 RMTC race meet . . .One-time Lethbridge favourite jockey Elije
Bourne was at the track Sunday and was pleased his brother and sister, Leonard and Bessie, had a
winning horse entered on Friday's card . . . The 18th annual Yearling Quarter Horse Mixed Sale
and Stallion Services Auction will be held in the Exhibition Park Sept. 28 at Lethbridge . . . This
coming weekend the 4-H Maple Creek Multiple Club will be at Whoop-Up Downs . . . Besides
the Derby Scott Sterr's second win of the day once again teamed him with Lyle Magnuson, on
Feel The Moment . . . After treating the two downed riders the EMT people ran out of ice packs
and had to go into Bully's bar to get some ice . . . Larris Allen now leads the riders with 11 wins
and William Leech and Lyle Magnuson have seven wins apiece to lead the trainers . . . Next
racing at the RMTC is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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