FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Game Rita Tops 10 Qualifiers For FQHRA Stallion Stakes Derby
2YO Mare Wins First Of Four Trials By Open Lengths, Covers 350 Yards In 17.697 Seconds
Hialeah, FL / December 29, 2014 – The two-year-old filly Game Rita, ridden by Osdany Leal and trained by Luis Yoel for owner Yoandry Hernandez, pulled away from her rivals late and scored an impressive victory by 2 ¼ lengths Monday afternoon at Hialeah Park.
Her clocking of 17.697 seconds for 350 yards in the first of four trials for the $50,000-added FQHRA Stallion Stakes Derby on January 18, 2015 stood up as the fastest qualifying time, 0.50 of a second better than the 17.747 run of 4th trial winner Last Man Standin.
Those two runners will be joined in the final by the eight other fastest qualifiers out of the four trials. Hayjay, second by a nose to Last Man Standing and Jmf Jess Shamefull, third behind Hayjay, posted the 3rd and 4th fastest times.
The 10 fastest qualifiers were: 1) Game Rita (17.697), 2 Last Man Standin (17.747), 3) Hayjay (17.757), 4) Jmf Jess Shamefull (17.945), 5) Lebron J (18.003), 6) Fearghas (18.008), 7) Jumpn Streak (18.087), 8) Eat the Fish (18.103), 9) Slplishsplash (18.116), and 10) Shooter James (18.182).
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