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Gem County draws full fields for Derby, Futurity, Bonus Challenge


April 27, 2012     E-mail this page to a friend!

Alltheshine holds the advantage over Bekas Ima Snazzysign and Chicks Royal Dude to set the fastest time—300 yards in :15.74—from four trials to the Gem County Futurity.
(photo by Kira Crook, KC Photography)
A total of $28,270 is up for grabs in three stakes at Gem County Fair in Emmett, Idaho, this weekend.

In the $15,880, fastest qualifier Alltheshine has been installed as the 7-to-2 morning-line favorite after earning a 93 Speed Index in the trials. The Guy Weeks-trained filly will be ridden out of the 6-slot by Dallas Erickson in the final, the fifth race on an eight-race card.

In the seventh race, the $7,590 Gem County Derby, Jumpn Black Flash, winner of last year's $17K Knight Transportation Futurity at Les Bois Park, leads a full field of three-year-old Quarter Horses. 10-to-1 on the morning line, "Flash" will have plenty of competition from fastest qualifier Busy Doin Nuthin, the morning-line favorite at 3-to-1.

Older Quarter Horses take the stage in the $4,800 AQHA/Gem County Bonus Challenge, the final race of the day. Shake And Bake Tr is the morning line favorite at 3-to-1, and is the only horse in the field with a race this year, a fourth-place finish here at the Gem County oval on April 15.