High Rate of Return wins Heritage Place Futurity

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- High Rate of Return outran favorite Mighty B Valiant in a side-by-side race to the wire to win the Heritage Place Futurity, the nation's first million-dollar quarter horse race of the year.

Starting the farthest from the rail out of the No. 10 post, High Rate of Return dueled with the 3-5 favorite before pulling ahead at the end of the 350 yards to win by half a length in 17.426 seconds.

It was the second straight win in the Heritage Place Futurity -- Remington Park's premier quarter horse race -- for trainer Edward Hardy. He won last year's million-dollar race with longshot Givinitaroyaleffort in a multi-horse photo finish.

Dm Strait Up and Ranch Candy finished in a dead heat for third on Saturday night.