Cricket Bars Futurity

Cricket Bars

The Oklahoma Futurity was first run in 1964, at Ross Downs in Ada, Oklahoma, as the first official appaloosa futurity; although it is no longer in existence, other races have been created through the OAR that are ran today such as the Cricket Bars Futurity, with the 50th race running in 2017. This OAR has hosted the some of the largest purses offered in Appaloosa racing history. Since the beginning, many Hall of Fame inductees (horses and people) have been associated with Oklahoma Appaloosa Racing Association. If you have a two year old runner, there is plenty to run at especially in Oklahoma. Three pari-mutuel race tracks here will offer races for Appaloosa horses daily during their racing meets. Added money for Oklahoma futurities is holding steady as are the overnight purses.

2021 Cricket Bars Futurity Winner – Lion King

2021 Purse $40,485 Winning Owner/Breeder Gary Vaughan, Winning Trainer Alonzo Barraza, Winning Jockey Gonzalo Gutierrez!

Congratulations Captain Blood for winning the 2020 53rd Cricket Bars Futurity.
Purse $41,600
Winning Owner -Gary Vaughn
Winning Breeder – Gary Vaugh
Winning Trainer – Luis Villafranco


The 2019  Cricket Bars Futurity was held on September 14th, 2019.
Purse $35,187 stakes race:

Catch This Kitty 
Owner Jeff Adams 
Trainer–Dee Keener

The 2018  Cricket Bars Futurity were held on September 15th, 2018.
Purse $26,812  stakes race:

Lota White Sox 
Owner – Bruce Miller 
Trainer – Cody McCart