Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

Second Final Weekend Preview at RMTC

Written by Garry Allison - Rocky Mountain Turf Club
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The second final weekend of the Spring Meet is all set for this Friday through Sunday. There will be six races Friday night, with post time 6 p.m. The card opens with a pair of 220-yard sprints, both featuring six-horse fields. Another 220-yard sprint is set for the fourth race, this time with a seven horse field.

The card closes with a five furlong run, with seven horses scheduled to go to the gate.

Race Manager Dot Stein has eight races lined up for Saturday and another seven on Sunday, with race time 1:15 p.m. both days.

Saturday's card will close with a seven-furlong, eight horse race. As well, the card will have a pair of 350-yard sprints, the second race of the day with eight horses going to the gate and the fourth race sees five horses entered.

The seventh race is a six furlong affair with a field of eight horses.

Sunday's seven race card has a pair of Quarter horses races, covering 350 yards, in the second and third races. Both will have seven horse fields, with the top Quarter horse trainers involved.

The final race is a three furlong romp, with seven horses involved.

Heading into this second final weekend there's a tight race for the Spring's top jockey and trainer.

In the unofficial race for top trainer Lyle Magnuson is still ahead with 17 wins, but Rick Wiest is moving up with 14 wins. Well back in the pack is Laurie Ferguson with eight victories and William Leech with seven.

Larris Allen leads the jockeys with 23 victories but Trevor Simpson and Blandford Stewart are right on his tail with 19 wins apiece. Tyler Walker and Ramiro Sanchez Castillo and tied with 15 wins.

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