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Arapahoe Holds Rocky Mountain Trials

More than 90 horses compete for spots in two rich finals at Colorado track.

June 30, 2012

Of the 53 2-year-olds competing in six trials to the Rocky Mountain Futurity on Friday at Arapahoe Park, Blue Eyed Visions clocked the fastest 350-yard time of :17.731 in winning the fifth trial. The victory was his second in a row following a 2 1/4-length maiden win on June 16. Trainer John Hammes saddled 15 horses in the trials and five qualified for the final. The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $100,000 final on Sunday, July 15, on the same day as the RMQHA and AQHA Day at the Races. Click here to view the complete list of qualifiers for the Rocky Mountain Futurity.

Also on Friday, Hugo Barron Sierra’s Baby I Like It extended his unbeaten streak at Arapahoe Park to five races and J and M Racing and Farm’s Kool Kue Country picked an opportune time to collect her first career win in her sixth lifetime start to be the top qualifiers of 40 3-year-olds in five trials for the $55,000 Rocky Mountain Derby. Colorado-bred Baby I Like It’s Arapahoe resume includes victories in the Cherry Creek Futurity (RG3) and Lucille Rowe Derby (R). The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet on Saturday, July 14. Click here to view a complete list of qualifiers for the Rocky Mountain Derby.