HOUSTON, TX–MAY 13, 2022–Orbyson, a $50,000 TQHA Yearling Sale graduate, broke his maiden with impressive fashion in his career debut Friday night on the first of two nights of trials for the $150,000 Sam Houston Futurity(G2) at Sam Houston Race Park.
Under jockey Jose Hebert, Orbyson quickly took the lead after leaving the gate then extended his margin to 2-1/2 lengths at the wire. His time of :17.336 seconds, into a 10 mph headwind, was the sixth fastest of the night, qualifying him as the fastest qualifier for the $75,000 Sam Houston Juvenile Invitational-Night 1.
Trainer Juan Diaz, Jr. saddled the son of leading third-crop sire ONE FABULOUS EAGLE for owner TYKHE Racing LLC. Bred by Bobby D. Cox, from the Shazoom mare Shazuma, Orbyson is half-brother to firecracker Futurity winner Expedyte. The second dam is Ruidoso Futurity winner All About Ease, the dam of 10 black type including two grade 1 winners.
For a list of Friday night’s five Sam Houston Juvenile Invitational qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders and trainers CLICK HERE.