10/27/2004 11:00PM

'Fast Trick' seeks sweep and bonus


One Fast Trick will attempt to be the first horse in Oregon racing history to pick up a $100,000 paycheck for a single race Saturday at Portland Meadows.

A 2-year-old Quarter Horse filly, One Fast Trick will be the sentimental favorite in the $29,000 Northwest Open Futurity at 400 yards. A victory would complete a sweep of the Oregon Quarter Horse Triple Crown and would bring a $100,000 bonus.

In April, One Fast Trick made a strong move with 100 yards to go to win the Portland Meadows Futurity. She then scored in the Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass on July 4.

The last time $100,000 was on the line at Portland Meadows was 1989, when the Portland Mile offered $100,000 and lured legendary Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker. Shoemaker captured Oregon's first and only $100,000 purse, winning the race aboard Present Value.

Bred, owned, and trained by Ron Raley, One Fast Trick is undefeated in five starts - but not without a close call. In the first trial Oct. 17, she just got up to dead-heat with Sheza Teresa. Her winning time was 20.40 seconds, but One Fast Okie won the second trial in 20.33. One Fast Okie finished eighth as the favorite in the Portland Meadows Futurity.

Twyla Beckner, last year's leading Quarter Horse rider, has been aboard One Fast Trick throughout her career and rides again Saturday.