Riders not advancing to the finals had the option of entering the $1,000 Added Honorable Mention Futurity, and CBKtinseltownsparty and Josh Murphy were victorious. The pair marked a 217.5 to top the class and get a bit of redemption.
“We call her Hazel. She’s by Gunners Tinseltown out of HR Wright On Cash. I’ve ridden several of her siblings, and they’ve all been a joy to ride,” Murphy shared. “We had some bad luck in the first go, and felt like we left some stuff on the table, so we brought her back today, and I feel like we redeemed ourselves.”
Murphy noted that the mare really showed her true colors in the Honorable Mention Futurity. “She was really honest for me. She ran hard and turned big like I know she can. It all came together today,” he said. “I thank Bill and Corliss Kellogg, Kalyn Sanders, and my whole group.”
Taking second in the Honorable Mention Futurity was Keiran Moses and FM Lovely Nite with a 212. FM Lovely Nite, by Gunners Special Nite and out of Lovely Colonel, is owned by Cameron Halliwell.