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The Real Game Posts Fastest Time in LQHBA Sales Futurity Trials
Willie M. Milam’s The Real Game, ridden by Danny Lavergne for trainer Edwin Ladner, posted the fastest qualifying time of 17.522 in 12 350-yard trial races for the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sales Futurity at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The top 10 fastest Louisiana-bred juveniles from today’s trials qualified for the Sept. 24 Final, which will carry an estimated purse of $290,000.
Finishers 11 through 20 (as ranked by final time) earned automatic berths to the $50,000 LQHBA Sales Invitational, also on Sept. 24.
Janet Van Bebber qualified two for the finals and was the only trainer with multiple horses in the Top 10.
2011 LQHBA Sales Futurity Qualifiers
1. The Real Game, 17.522 (Ladner/Lavergne)
2. Toast to Patriot, 17.551 (Haywood/Lujan)
3. Political Option, 17.560 (K. Roberts/Hamilton)
4. Mr Sonic Boom, 17.569 (Moore/Guillen)
5. Little Bit Trashy, 17.586 (Van Bebber/Vazquez)
6. Stolen Identity, 17.592 (Cavazos/R. Ramirez)
7 Sharpp Dressed Mann, 17.676 (Kopycinski/Ortiz)
8. Fancy Panther, 17.684 (E. Huitron/Carrizales)
9. Coors Select, 17.689 (Van Bebber/Ortiz)
10. Fly by Perry, 17.693 (Martinez/Alvarez)
2011 LQHBA Sales Invitational Qualifiers
11. Unquestionable, 17.701 (Van Bebber/Vazquez)
12. Smoak, 17.710 (K. Roberts/Hamilton)
13 Dee Deeoro, 17.715 (Martinez/Alvarez)
14. Ajs Fast Dash, 17.727 (Cavazos/R. Ramirez)
15. Oak Tree Corona, 17.749 (Huitron/S. Ramirez)
16. Corona Dashin Bye, 17.752 (Martinez/Alvarez)
17. Edward Collins, 17.757 (Nixon/Yoakum)
18. Tachas Got Game, 17.805 (Van Bebber/Ortiz)
19. Silver Express, 17.817 (K. Roberts/Hamilton)
20. Tf Lil Black Oak, 17.831 (Moore/Guillen)
Live racing at Fair Grounds resumes Saturday with a first post of 12:40 p.m. CDT.