Changes to Ed Burke Field

Three new horses set to compete in million-dollar final.

June 17, 2012

Los Alamitos

Freedom Choice, Tres Especial and Revv Me Up will advance to the $1,041,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) final on June 24, following two rulings Friday by the Board of Stewards at Los Alamitos Race Course.

The rulings came after a Texas grand jury indictment of Jose Trevino Morales and 14 others last Tuesday. Several arrests were made in connection with the indictment that seeks forfeiture of a ranch in Oklahoma, land in Texas and about 425 horses to the federal government, including three 2-year-olds, Mr Ease Cartel, Streak Hitter and Super Long Straw, who qualified to the Ed Burke Million during the trials on Sunday, June 10. The rulings by the stewards denied the entry of all three horses in the final.

Freedom Choice advances to the Ed Burke final as the 11th-fastest qualifier, while Tres Especial advances as the 12th-fastest qualifier. Jose and Gustavo De La Torre own Freedom Choice, a colt by A Regal Choice out of the Dash Ta Fame mare Five Bar Molly. Eloy Navarro is the trainer. Tres Especial is a homebred Tres Seis filly out of Sport Spice, by First Down Dash, for Janet McKinnerney. Juan Aleman is the trainer.

Revv Me Up tied with Viva La Blue for the 13th-fastest qualifying time and was the winner of a shake to determine the final spot in the Ed Burke Million final. Leading trainer Paul Jones conditions Revv Me Up, a Stel Corona filly out of Kindergarten Futurity (G1) winner Revv It Up, by First Down Dash, for John and Cina Sperry.

For "Ruling 82," in the matter of Tremor Enterprises LLC, CLICK HERE.

For "Ruling 83," in the matter of Bonanza Racing Stables, CLICK HERE.