OKLAHOMA CITY -- March 11, 2018 – Bully Pulpit won a pair of futurities at Remington Park in 2017 as a 2-year-old. He began his 3-year-old campaign Sunday with a trial victory that was the fastest in qualifying heats for the Grade 1, $68,500 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby. 

A winner of the American Paint Classic Futurity and the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity in Oklahoma City last year, Bully Pulpit put himself in position for a derby score on Sunday. Owned by Dan and Kaye Jones of Kemp, Texas and trained by Matt Whitekiller, Bully Pulpit handled his 350-yard trial in :17.458 over a fast track. Ridden by Cody Smith, Bully Pulpit beat DTL Samureye by a neck in the second of two trials.

Bully Pulpit is a 3-year-old Paint gelding by CRM Livewire from the Apollo (tb) mare Judys Apollo. He was bred in Oklahoma by Chuck Bowlan.

The field for the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby, with individual time and trial:

  1. Bully Pulpit, :17.458, trial 2
  2. DTL Samureye, :17.491, trial 2
  3. Apollos Second Sign, :17.546, trial 2
  4. Expressions N Snow, :17.572, trial 1
  5. Kiowas Success, :17.583, trial 1
  6. DCM Furyofthestorm, :17.617, trial 1
  7. Cajun Prize, :17.697, trial 2
  8. RP Deans Livewire, :17.737, trial 1
  9. Dashin Turnpike, :17.907, trial 2
  10. Ima Good Time Charlie, :17.922, trial 1

Whitekiller also saddled DCM Furyofthestorm and is the only trainer with two qualifiers for the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby.

The 2018 American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park continues Thursday thru Sunday, March 15-18. The first race is at 6pm nightly, except for Sunday afternoon, when the action starts at 1:30pm. All times are Central.


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