T Boy C in Contentious LQHBA Futurity

T Boy C is the fastest qualifier to the $1 Million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity.

November 15, 2012

Jose Guzman’s T Boy C brings fastest-qualifier honors into a contentious $1 million LQHBA Breeders’ Futurity (RG1) that features just one stakes winner – Logans Mountain – on Saturday evening at Evangeline Downs.

The LQHBA Breeders’ Futurity boasts the largest purse of any Quarter Horse race ever held in Louisiana.

T Boy C (Sir Runaway Dash-Toast To Mallard by Toast To Dash) comes into the 400-yard LQHBA Futurity off the most impressive win of his five-race career. The gelding pulled away in the third of 11 trials by 2 lengths. His time of :19.639 was the quickest mark.

The Miguel Rodriguez-trained T Boy C raced to his other win when he narrowly took a futurity trial at Fair Grounds by a nose back in August.

Armando Fernandez’s Logans Mountain (Panther Mountain-Logans Game by Game Patriot) won the $60,000 Louisiana Juvenile Stakes (R) in July to be the sole stakes winner in the field. He was third in the $264,480 LQHBA Futurity at Evangeline Downs after making a late rally.

Logans Mountain has won four of six starts and accumulated $86,852 in earnings.

Charles Forbes Jr. and Tommy Hays’ Open Me A Corona (Coronas Leaving You-In The Open by Mr Eye Opener) may be the “now horse” in the LQHBA Futurity after winning each of his two starts. He decisively won his maiden at first asking by 1 3/4 lengths in May at Delta Downs, qualifying for but not running back in the $225,337 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2), and then was off until he secured a nose decision in his LQHBA trial with the second-fastest qualifying time of :19.667 for trainer Bobby Martinez.

Luis Castellanos’ Cougar Hill (Panther Mountain-Lovers Dash by Sir Cashanova) was that close second-place finisher behind Open Me A Corona and is credited with the third-fastest qualifying time of :19.674. The Judy Beavin-trained filly has shown her stakes class with a close second in the Gillespie County Futurity (G3) and qualifying for the Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2).

Billy Kirk’s Heza Fast Snow (Heza Fast Dash-Mary Snow by This Snow Is Royal) is another lightly raced improving prospect who bears attention. The Kenny Roberts Sr.-trained gelding was a close second in a maiden race in his first start and then returned to win his LQHBA Futurity trial by a half length, with the fourth-fastest time of :19.735.