07/10/2016 5:46PM

Way Out West wins first race in CTBA Futurity

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Second-time starter Way Out West wins the CTBA Futurity under Tracy Hebert by 4 3/4 lengths.

Way Out West won his maiden in memorable fashion Sunday at Arapahoe Park, where he powered to a 4 3/4-length win over 4-5 favorite Bronc D C in the $46,688 Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Futurity. It was another 13 1/4 lengths back in third to Sherman T.

The six-furlong Futurity was restricted to 2-year-olds bred in Colorado.

Way Out West ($11.20) tracked the pace set by Bronc D C, overtaking that one after a half-mile in 46.10 seconds. The winner went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 1:12.85.

Tracy Hebert was aboard Way Out West for trainer Tyrone Gleason.

Way Out West races for Kent Bamford and Randy Patterson. The horse was making his second career start in the Futurity. In his debut, Way Out West was second in a maiden special weight won by Lady Dragoness, who on Saturday won the CTBA Lassie at Arapahoe.

Way Out West is a son of Fusaichi Pegasus. He topped last year’s annual yearling sale put on by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association when he sold for $24,550. Way Out West was bred by Menoken Farms and is out of the mare Labar, a stakes winner who earned $271,558.