Faster Then U Fastest In La Fiesta Quarter Horse Futurity Trials
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Faster Then U, under jockey Alonso Rivera, posting the top qualifying time for the $250,000-est. La Fiesta Quarter Horse Futurity trials on Saturday at The Downs in Albuquerque.


ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 8, 2018—Faster Then U, an Oklahoma-bred son of IVORY JAMES owned by the Faster Then U Partners, is the fastest qualifier to the September 23, $250,000-est. La Fiesta Quarter Horse Futurity at Albuquerque Downs.

Trained by Jimmy Padgett and sent to post as the 11-10 favorite, Faster Then U on Saturday won the second of four 400-yard trials by 2-¼ lengths in :19.522. Alonso Rivera rode the brown gelding, who was winning for the second time in four starts.

Faster Then U was bred by Brian L. Gunder, and he was a $70,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. The gelding was coming off of a one-length victory as the even-money favorite in a 350-yard, $16,000 maiden-special-weight dash at Albuquerque on July 29.

He is out of the Leaving Memories mare Send Me The Candy.

For the complete list of La Fiesta QH Futurity qualifiers with their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.