Bs Special Is Fastest Qualifier for the 2017 MN Stallion Breeders’ Futurity

Three formful trials on Saturday, June 17, separated 22 starters into a field of ten for the 2017 Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Futurity.


The two fastest qualifiers came from the third trial. Bs Special ($4.80) and jockey David Pinon came home in 17.949 for trainer Casey Black. Owned by Duane Murphy, Bs Special is a daughter of Freighttrain B, out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Im Quick Say Bye Bye.


Second-place finisher Itinkican Itinkican impressed in her Canterbury debut in May, winning by over two lengths. On Saturday, she finished just under a length behind Bs Special but posted the second fastest time of the day: 18.095. Itinkican Itinkican was ridden by Brayan Velazquez; Jason Olmstead trains the Freighttrain B filly for Summer Run Inc.


In the first two trials, a pair of winning barn mates posted final times only a thousandth of a second apart. High on Chablis ($3.80) and Oscar Delgado won the first trial for trainer Ed Ross Hardy and owner High Rate Runners 2017 in 18.285; Delgado and Hardy teamed up to bring Eos Marie Leveau ($4.20) home in the second trial in 18.286, this time for owner Corey Wilmes.

2017 Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Futurity Qualifiers

34Bs Special17.949David PinonCasey BlackDuane Murphy
38Itinkican Itinkican18.095Brayan VelazquezJason OlmsteadSummer Run Inc
16High on Chablis18.285Oscar DelgadoEd Ross HardyHigh Rate Runners 2017
27Eos Marie Leveau18.286Oscar DelgadoEd Ross HardyCorey Wilmes
15Eos Bea Mine18.306Denny VelazquezEd Ross HardyCorey Wilmes
37Ima Lil Storm Cat18.409Denny VelazquezJason OlmsteadBrenda Onstot
13Triple Vodka Feature18.412Nik GoodwinJason OlmsteadSummer Run Inc
33Calamady Jane18.424Marcus SwiontekJerry LivingstonTerry Reed
24Bodacious Peach18.444Marcus SwiontekJerry LivingstonTerry Reed
12Sweet Twisted Tea18.469Brayan VelazquezJason OlmsteadRichard Tobin