Flare For Ivory Qualifies For $369,550 Heritage Place Derby
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Flare For Ivory (inside) defeats fellow qualifier Big Profitt in the
fifth trial on Sunday.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 15, 2016—Remington Park conducted seven trials to determine the field for the Grade 2, $369,550 Heritage Place Derby on Sunday afternoon. Flare For Ivory, a multiple stakes qualifying son of IVORY JAMES won the fifth trial and posted the 7th fastest time from 64 three-year-olds who participated in the time trials.

A finalist in the Ruidoso Juvenile and West Texas Juvenile last season, Flare For Ivory clocked a :19.837 time for the 400 yards under jockey Cesar Gomez. Kasey Willis conditions the IVORY JAMES colt for owners Barron Hugo Sierra and Marguerita Melendez.

Bred in Oklahoma by Vaughn and Jill Cook, Flare For Ivory is out of the champion Special Effort mare Special Phoebe, a half-sister to champion Heartswideopen. The second dam is the champion Dash For Cash mare Dashing Phoebe.

Flare For Ivory has a combined record of (7) 3-0-1.

Weather played no factor throughout the trials as the southerly headwind was fairly constant, registering 6-8mph.

For the complete field of 10 for the June 4th Heritage Place Derby, with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

The Heritage Place Derby is one of eight stakes races to be run on Saturday, June 4 as part of the final program of the season. The “Mega-Card” is expected to carry total purse money of more than $2.3 million.