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Oklahoma Stakes at Remington

Remington celebrates state-breds this weekend.

May 18, 2012

It’s a celebration of Oklahoma-bred racing on Sunday night at Remington Park, with four stakes races dedicated to horses bred in the Sooner State.

In the $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes (RG3) for 3-year-olds over 350 yards, Terry and Mary Louise Pursel’s Cruzin The Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Penelope Cruzin by Okey Dokey Dale) is on a roll at Remington Park this spring with three-straight wins before finishing second in the $246,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby (R), her latest start. She scored a game nose win in the $135,000 Oklahoma Derby on March 17 during her winning streak.

The Brent Clay-trained Cruzin The Wagon won five of six starts last year with a three-quarter-length win in the Valley Junction Futurity (G3) and a half-length win in the Northlands Futurity (G3).

Bella Vista Farms’ homebred BV Valentine Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Eyesa First by Eyesa Special) started her Remington Park season with a win in the Prissy Gold Digger Handicap (R) and qualified for the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby.

In the $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) for 2-year-olds at 350 yards, Carl Pevehouse’s homebred Paint The Candy Lane (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Eden Lane by Devon Lane (TB)) could be favored to gain her third-straight win for trainer Clinton Crawford. She easily won her maiden in her first start and then dominated the Lady Bug’s Moon Stakes (R) by 1 1/2 lengths.

Gabriel Guiterrez’s First Down Shazoom (Shazoom-Nonanon by First Down Dash) was second behind Paint The Candy Lane when she made her debut in the Lady Bug’s Moon and then won a maiden race by 1 3/4 lengths.

In the $30,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes (R) for 2-year-old fillies at 330 yards, Rodney Verret’s Madresita (Pappasito-Mongoose Jet Eye by Mr Eye Opener) has won three of her four starts, with an off-the-board finish in the Oklahoma Futurity (G2). She rebounded for that effort to win the Laico Bird Stakes (R) and her non-qualifying Heritage Place Futurity trial for trainer Eddie D. Willis.

In the $30,000 Bugs Alive In 75 Stakes (R) for 2-year-old colts and geldings at 300 yards, Three Okies Partners’ Bring N The Heat (Corona Cartel-First Black Rose by Heza Fast Man) sports a 2-for-2 lifetime record coming into his stakes debut. He narrowly won his first start by a nose in a maiden race and then was a half-length winner of his Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity (R) trial.