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Mayleen Pyc Impresses In Harrah's Entertainment Futurity Trials


Mayleen Pyc,with Ricky Ramirez aboard, posts the fastest qualifying time in the Harrah's Futurity Trials at Louisiana Downs Sunday.

© Lou Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

BOOSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 1, 2015—Making her first career start, Mayleen Pyc, a daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, broke well then rolled to a two-length win to post the fastest qualifying time for industry's first open graded stakes event for two-year-old Quarter Horses this year, the $240,910 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3).

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the eight trials races contested Sunday afternoon, will return to the Louisiana Downs on Saturday, March 21 and vie for the winner's share worth $108,409, while going 300 yards.

Ridden by jockey Ricky Ramirez, Maylee Pyc completed the 300 yards in over a sloppy sealed racetrack in :15.536 seconds to earn a 94 speed index.

Tg Coronas Memory (#2) posted the second fastest qualifying time in the Harrah's Futurity trials at Louisiana Downs. © Lou Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts
Sold for $15,000, under the name Distracshun in the September Heritage Place Yearling Sale, Mayleen Pyc is the first foal to start for a winning daughter of Royal Shake Em from the stakes-placed Raise Your Glass thoroughbred mare Cajun Nancy. Salvador Flores conditions the bay filly for owner Leticia Contreras. Michael Pohl is the breeder.

The final trial (Race 8) produced the second through fourth qualifiers when TG Coronas Memory held on over So Smart and Cartel Gigi who dead-heated for second, all three horses were awarded a 93 speed index for their efforts.

TG Corona Memory, a Jess A Chicks colt owned by TG Horse Racing, LLC and trained by Jose Garcia got the second fastest time when he stopped the clock at :15.554 seconds. Alejando Medina had the riding call. Mike Abraham bred TG Coronas Chick in Louisana from the stakes-placed Corona Cartel mare Memory Cartel. TG Corona Memory entered the trials off a bullet work at Louisana Downs on February 6.

So Smart is a 2014 Los Alamitos Equine Sale Graduate racing for Ramiro J. Flores. Saul Ramirez, Jr. rode the Tr Dasher filly from the Separatist mare So Clever to a tie for third fastest time of :15.561. Bred by Edward C. Allred, the California bred was purchased by Alvarez Racing, LCC for $10,500. She is a sister to Governors' Cup Futurity(RG2) finalist Clever Me.

Also getting a :15.561 time was Alejandro Moya's homebred Corona Cartel filly out of the stakes producing Strawfly Special mare Gigis Girl. Jaime Hernandez trains with jockey Jose Rodriguez riding. The second dam is AQHA Racing's world champion Down With Debt, by First Down Dash.

First crop sire Louisiana Senator got his first winner and first stakes finalist during Sunday's trials.

In the fourth trial, Jorge Haddad's Time For A Senator clocked a :15.726 time to post the ninth fastest time. J.E. Jumvonville, Jr., bred the filly by first crop sire and Grade 1 winner Louisiana Senator colt from the Apollo (TB) mare In His Dreams. She is a $15,000 Heritage Place September Yearling graduate.

For the complete list of Harrah's Entertainment Futurity finalists, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.


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