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HF Whoopi wins Gordon Mobley Futurity at Horseshoe Indianapolis

HF Whoopi beat the boys in the $200,400 Gordon Mobley Futurity Saturday at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville.

Guided by Edgar Diaz, the filly won the richest Quarter Horse race ever run in the state of Indiana.

Starting from post three, HF Whoopi (photo) and Diaz got a dream start and was on top in just a few steps out of the gate. They held steady during the 300-yard dash and hit another gear to stride out for the win in a time of 15.414 seconds.

Race favorite Royal Sin, the top qualifier from the trials, finished second for Juan Marquez over Streakindownthebeach and Rolando Pina for third.



HF Whoopi, who was the fourth fastest qualifier from the trials, paid $16.40 for the win. The Brimmstone daughter remains undefeated in three starts for trainer Jessica Vazquez and owners Campos Family Ventures of Connersville, Indiana.

“She always gives us her all,” said Vazquez. “She’s the type of horse you want in your barn.”

HF Whoopi picked up $120,000 for her victory in the Mobley Futurity and now has earnings nearing the $140,000 mark. She is the daughter of Firebawl, also an Indiana bred mare who competed in stakes action in Indiana before retiring to the brood mare ranks. David Campos and his daughter, Gladys, acquired HF Whoopi through a private transaction before her racing career began.

“We are extremely impressed with this horse,” said David Campos. “She has run well ever since we got her. This was incredible today.”