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Speedhorse Races Move Dates

Speedhorse races change dates.

June 6, 2012

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The trials to the four Speedhorse races to be held at Fair Meadows at Tulsa have been moved from Saturday, July 21, to Friday, July 20.

The races affected are the trials to the Speedhorse Gold and Silver Cup Futurity (G2) and Speedhorse Gold and Silver Cup Derby (G3), as well as the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity (G1), and Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Derby (G1). The trials were moved forward one day to avoid a conflict with the Rainbow Futurity (G1), being held at Ruidoso Downs on July 21. The finals of all four races remain on the originally scheduled date of Saturday, August 4.

"We know there are many horsemen — trainers, jockeys and owners — who will want to attend both the Speedhorse trials and the Rainbow races,” said Speedhorse COO John Bachelor Jr. “By moving the trials to Friday, we hope to accommodate everyone’s schedules and avoid a conflict between these two noteworthy industry events.”

First post time for the Speedhorse trials on July 20 is 4 p.m. at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. Prior to the race, the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association will host their annual Horsemen’s Cookout in the barn area at the racetrack. The event is free, and no tickets are required.

The Speedhorse Race Program is one of the leading race programs in the country. Last year, the Speedhorse Futurity was worth $383,000, making it one of the richest futurities contested during the Fair Meadows at Tulsa meet. This year, the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity (G1) marks the second leg of the inaugural Speedhorse Triple Crown. Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity (G1) winner Ubuyillfly is expected to enter the trials to continue his quest for a Triple Crown win in 2012.