Royal Vista Stallions Dominate Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity Trials
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Instygator, under jockey champion jockey Jose Flores, defeats fellow qualifier Sirprince Knockout while setting the fastest time for the $1,031,211 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) Sunday night at Lone Star Park.


GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 08, 2020—Royal Vista Ranches' stallions dominated the $1,031,211 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials Sunday night at Lone Star Park, siring the three fastest qualifiers.

Instygator, runner-up to Whistle Stop Cafe in the All American Futurity(G1) on Labor Day, returned to the track to post the fastest qualifying time from 15 trial races for the grade 1 race.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Lone Star Park on Saturday, November 28th to vie for the winner's share of the purse valued at $458,889 going 400 yards.

Under champion jockey James Flores, Instygator covered the 400 yards course in :19.759 seconds, equaling a 95 speed index into a 5 mph headwind, to establish the top mark.

Trainer Santos Carrizales, Jr. saddled the son of multiple stakes sire IVORY JAMES to his fourth career win in six starts this season for owner Jose Guzman who paid $25,000 for the colt in the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale last year.

Bred by Bobby D. Cox, from the Mr Eye Opener mare Eye Popping, Instygator was also third in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity and has banked $579,041 this season.  An AQHA Leading breeder, Cox also bred the top three qualifiers for the Texas Classic Juvenile.

Sirprince Knockout, a colt by multiple stakes sire DOMINYUN, finished a half-length off Instygator to get the third fastest time of :19.833 seconds. Trainer Martin Trejo saddled the $25,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate for owner Javier Ramirez.

Five Puig Racing LLC bred the bay colt in Texas from the Tres Seis mare Adolph Tres Knockout. In just three starts this season Sirprince Knockout has earned $11,610. Manuel Gutierrez was riding.

In just his first career start, Big Eagle Gone ran a huge race in the closing trial under jockey Eddie Sanchez to get the second fastest qualifying time of :19.815 seconds, a 93 speed index into a 5 mph headwind.

Trainer Jose Sanchez III saddled the son of leading sire  ONE FABULOUS EAGLE for owner Rachuan Suarez. Belinda Shaw bred the $34,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate in Arkansas from the  Stoli mare And Poof Shes Gone. He picked up the winner's share of the $15,000 trial purse to earn $9,000. 

For a complete list of 2020 Texas Classic Futurity(G1) finalists, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLCK HERE