One Fine V Fastest For The Firecracker Futurity
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022
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ONE FINE V SETS FASTEST TIME FOR THE
FIRECRACKER FUTURITY AT DELTA DOWNS
- THE $305,865 FINAL TO BE RUN ON SATURDAY, JULY 9 -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted six qualifying trials for this year’s $305,865 Firecracker Futurity (G2) on Friday night. The fastest qualifier was Jose Marie Garza and Mario H. Vazquez’s One Fine V who won the final trial of the night under jockey Manuel Urieta, Jr.
Breaking from post eight in a field of nine, One Fine V quickly snared the lead away from Specials Corona before cruising to a dominant victory by 3-1/2 lengths in the 350-yard test for 2-year-olds. Ladie Antebellum rallied for second while Specials Corona finished head behind the runner-up in third.
One Fine V, who is trained by Josue Ponce, stopped the clock in a time of 17.469 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 93. Each race on the Friday card was contested over a track listed as wet fast.
The win by One Fine V was the second of her four-race career. She earned $3,000 for the effort and now has a bankroll of $145,277. Her biggest paycheck so far in her career came when she finished third in the $1.1 million Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park.
One Fine V is a 2-year-old sorrel filly by One Famous Eagle, out of the Corona Cartel mare Sera Fina. She was bred in Oklahoma by Sammy Valeriano.
Listed below are the first 10 finalists for this year’s Firecracker Futurity from the fastest time down.
Horse Jockey Trainer Time
1 One Fine V Victor Urieta, Jr. Josue Ponce 17.469
2 Pappacito Gilbert Ortiz Heath Taylor 17.608
3 Jl Apollitical Miss Victor Urieta, Jr. Josue Ponce 17.687
4 Big Daddys Blue Eyes Manuel Gutierrez Porfirio Fierro 17.763
5 Chimera Gilbert Ortiz Heath Taylor 17.889
6 Moonflash Winners Victor Urieta, Jr. Porfirio Fierro 17.908
7 Hi Tempt Gl Manuel Gutierrez Rolando Almanza 17.928
8 Ojd Shez Gon Rogue Jorge Garcia Erika Huitron 17.964
9 Fancy One David Alvarez, Jr. Manuel Vega, Jr. 17.983
10 Cielo Crystal Bryan Candanosa Charles Duke Shultz 18.009
Delta Downs will conduct a eight-race program to wrap up the race week on Saturday. The card features trials for this year’s $177,045 Firecracker Derby. Fans will also be treated to exotic animal racing with camels and zebras. The first exotic animal race will go off at 4:30 pm and the first Quarter Horse race will take place at 5:30 pm.
For more information about the season, visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com.
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