2017 John B. Connally Turf Cup Results & Race Replay - Bigger Picture

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Bigger Picture Wins John B. Connally Turf Cup at Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas was the scene of the $200,000 G3 John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes on Sunday, January 29 - a 1 1/2 mile turf test for horses four years old and upward. Trainer Mike Maker made it four straight wins in this race - this time with even-money favorite Bigger Picture who prevailed by 1 1/4 lengths in the field of eight. The other Michael Maker trainees in the race also took spots on the podium - 3-2 second choice Oscar Nominated and 7-2 third choice Greengrassofyoming got in for second and third respectively. Hay Dakota was fourth while West Road, Phantom Trip, Domikate, and Fall of Troy completed the order of finish.

2017 John B. Connally Turf Cup Race Results & Payoffs

Post Horse Jockey WIN PLACE SHOW
4 Bigger Picture Jose L. Ortiz 4.20 2.40 2.10
8 Oscar Nominated Florent Geroux 2.40 2.10
5 Greengrassofyoming Robby Albarado 2.40

Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (4-8) Paid: $9.60
  • $1 Trifecta (4-8-5) Paid: $8.20
  • $1 Superfecta (4-8-5-3) Paid: $20.20
  • $2 Daily Double (10/4) Paid: $19.20
  • $1 Pick 3 (1/10/4) Paid: $86.70

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