OKLAHOMA CITY -- May 12, 2018 – Aqua Flash broke quickly but inward during her Friday night trial for the Heritage Place Futurity. However, the gray filly was too much for a less than perfect start to hold her back as she flew over 350 yards to post the top qualifying time of the evening at Remington Park.

The Grade 1, $1,024,840 Heritage Place Futurity final will be held on Saturday, June 2 at Remington Park. The event is the richest horse race in Oklahoma.

Owned by Thomas Scheckel of Bellevue, Iowa and trained by Shawna Manriquez, Aqua Flash won the fifth of 11 trials on Friday, by an eye-opening 1-3/4 lengths. She crossed the finish in :17.582 over a fast track with Tanner Thedford in the saddle. The top qualifying time of the evening was over a quarter of a second faster than the next best time.

Aqua Flash remains undefeated with her trial score. She broke her maiden in her career debut here on April 19, winning that race by one length. Aqua Flash is by First Moonflash from the First Down Dash mare Aquafina. She was bred in Utah by McColee Land & Livestock.

The five qualifiers from Friday trials for the Heritage Place Futurity, with their individual time and trial number, are:

  1. Aqua Flash - :17.582, trial 5
  2. Unlymited - :17.766, trial 2
  3. Little Kool Belle - :17.847, trial 6
  4. Jakes Baby Wagon - :17.857, trial 10
  5. Symbol Of Faith - :17.866, trial 5

Another 11 trials will be conducted to determine the final five qualifiers for the Heritage Place Futurity on Saturday evening.


The 2018 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season continues Saturday and Sunday, May 12 & 13. The first race Saturday is at 6pm and features the second night of trials for the Heritage Place Futurity. Sunday racing starts at 1:30pm, featuring trials for the Heritage Place Derby.


Tracked by over 140,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $192 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Remington Park, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino, is home to the $1,024,840 Heritage Place Futurity for Oklahoma-breds, on Saturday, June 2. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.