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Ubuyillfly is top qualifier for Paint & Appaloosa Futurity

OKLAHOMA CITY - In the last trial of five on Saturday night for the $240,760 Speedhorse/Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, Ubuyillfly not only put up a time good enough to make the final, he achieved top qualifier status as well.

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Ubuyillfly is top qualifier for Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. Photo courtesy Orona Photography.

Ubuyillfly rocketed from the inside rail post position in the fifth trial to cover 350 yards over a fast track in :17.484 seconds. Owned by Mary Hainline of Noble, Okla. and trained by Eddie Willis, Jimmy Brooks piloted the gelding. The sharp trial run was the first racing attempt for Ubuyillfly since St. Patrick's Night when he ran second in the Oklahoma Paint Futurity behind Laus Deo.

The final Speedhorse/Graham trial was loaded with runners who had enjoyed success earlier this season. This time, Ubuyillfly managed to turn the tables on Laus Deo who finished third. Lajollas Mr Big Stuff was the runner-up in the trial, his first effort since winning the $86,000 American Paint Classic last month.

The second win from three career starts for Ubuyillfly was worth $3,384 to move his overall earnings to $23,312. He is a Paint son of Country Quick Dash from the Cash Legacy (qh) mare Strafing Run (qh) and was bred in Kansas by Nikki Schwerdfeger.

The field of 10 for the Speedhorse/Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, with trial time, is: Ubuyillfly, :17.484; Lajollas Mr Big Stuff, :17.558; Laus Deo, :17.613; Super Glide Harley, :17.623; Guy Code, :17.714; Overdosed, :17.727; T H San Man, :17.742; Judys Miss Banks, :17.755; Sexy Senorita, :17.770 and Western Rocker, :17.783.

Willis qualified Laus Deo in addition to Ubuyillfly to the final. Other trainers with multiple finalists are Dee Keener (Lajollas Mr Big Stuff, Super Glide Harley, Sexy Senorita) and Diana Hill (T H San Man and Judys Miss Banks).

The entire field for the Speedhorse/Graham Futurity on May 26 is comprised of Paint runners as no Appaloosas qualified for the main event. The race will be the first jewel of the newly created Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown. The second race in the series will take place on Aug. 4 at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Okla. with the final race at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas on Nov. 2.

G.R. Carter, the leading jockey for the season, posted a riding triple Saturday night. He won aboard M Corona ($8.40 to win) in the first race, Super Glide Harley ($4) in the second race and Appocalypto ($11.40) in the third. His natural hat trick gives him 64 wins for the season, 28 ahead of Adalberto Candanosa who is second. Carter is well on his way to capturing his 15th riding title at Remington Park.

Sunday racing on Mothers' Day begins at 1:30pm. The 12-race program has three events around the turn at 870-yards including the $23,000 allowance feature in race 10.

Remington Park opens daily at 10am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park.

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