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Racing The Rails Fastest In Hawkeye Futurity Trials Sunday at Prairie Meadows
Racing The Rails (#7), under Stormy Smith defeats fellow qualifier Dashin Davey Crocket (#6) in the opening Hawkeye Futurity trial Sunday at Prairie Meadows.

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Racing The Rails Fastest In Hawkeye Futurity Trials Sunday at Prairie Meadows

ALTOONA, IA—JUNE 19, 2022—In his career debut, Racing The Rails rolled a half-length win and the top qualifying time for the Hawkeye Futurity Sunday afternoon at Prairie Meadows.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races contested today, will return to the Iowa raceway on Saturday, July 9th to vie for the winner's share of a $75,600 purse going 330 yards.

Ridden by jockey Stormy Smith, Racing The Rails out kicked his opponent from the outside post Sunday while stopping the clock in :17.122 seconds, an 85 speed index into a 5 mph headwind, establishing the top mark of the day.

Trainer Tony Dean Jones saddled the daughter of world champion sire Freighttrain B for himself and Ricky Neff. Robert Brown bred the bay filly in Iowa from the One Famous Eagle mare One Famous Hawkeye. She earned $6,480 for the winning the $10,716 trial race.

Richard and Curt Tobin's Tuffazznailz was a neck winner in the second trial to get the third fastest clocking of :17.351 seconds, a 78 speed index into a 5 mph headwind. It was the first win in three starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Coronado Cartel.

Trainer Jason Olmstead entered the bay gelding off a second-place maiden finish in his last start at Remington Park May 15th. Shelby Hayden and Phillip Kowalski bred Tuffazznailz from the Tres Seis mare Tripled Effort. He has earned $11,450 in three starts. Edwin Escobedo had the riding call.

For the complete list of Hawkeye Futurity qualifiers times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.
 

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Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given $2 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, sports wagering, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.