Picking up her second win in as many starts, Mia Kine defeated Windows Devil by a neck in trial 2 Saturday night to post the second fastest time of :17.503 seconds. Racing for owner Denis Winn, the daughter of DOMINYUN is conditioned by trainer Rolando Almanza.
Eagar Ramirez was aboard the sorrel filly that won a trial to the Sam Houston Futurity(G2) in her career debut on April 2nd. From the Grade 2 winning Special Leader mare Mia Jones, Mia Kine is a half-sister to stakes-placed Awise Hero. Winn purchased Mia Kine from her breeders Vaughn and Jill Cook for $11,000 at the Heritage Place September Yearling Sale.
Ivory James is Broodmare Sire of Heritage Futurity Finalist
Royal Vista Ranches' IVORY JAMES is the broodmare sire of qualifier Duponte. Already a Grade 3 winner, Duponte finished second to B Double U in the first trial and survived on the "bubble" from race five through 12 to end the night with the fifth fastest time of :17.577 seconds. Purchased by Kristen Paredes for $6,700 in the TQHA Yearling Sale, Duponte is the first foal from the IVORY JAMES mare Havanah Goodtime.
After finishing fifth in his career debut, he returned to win the $267,700 Grade 3 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity at Louisiana Downs in his last start March 23. Bred by Bobby D. Cox, the son of champion American Runaway has earned $123,483 in three starts. This is the family of champion Brimmerton and Grade 2 winner Gone Celebrating.
The 12 trials on Saturday night were conducted with consistent weather. The program experienced a light 11mph tailwind early in the night that eventually calmed to almost no wind at all.
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