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March 30, 2013


Sam Houston hosted 15 trials today in preparation for the richest race of the 2013 Quarter Horse Meeting, the $452,800 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). The third trial of the afternoon produced the fastest qualifier when Trace Seis won his 330-yard trial in a time of :16.957 under rider Cipriano Vidana.  

Bred in Texas by Christine Hudson, Trace Seis is a daughter of Tres Seis out of the Truley First Class mare Sing and Pray.

Owner and trainer Jose R. Espinosa of Mission, Texas, purchased the filly at the 2012 TQHA Yearling Sale for $10,000.

“We picked her due to Tres Seis, who is an unbelievable sire,” said Espinosa. “Since we started her training, we knew we had a promising filly.  She did great in the schooling races at Retama; we have a lot of faith in her.”

This is the first qualifier for Espinosa, who has been training on the Texas circuit for seven years.  His filly will return for the final on April 12 to compete for a share of the $452,800 purse.

To view the list of the ten fastest qualifiers with owners, breeders, jockeys and trainers, visit

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