Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship

Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship

Dexxter gets his second Grade 1 win.

Dexxter 2020 Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship. Credit Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

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James Flores rode Dexxter to a half-length victory in Saturday's 440-yard, $211,600 Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship (G1) at Remington Park.

Trained by Monty Arrossa for owners Dunn Ranch and Valeriano Racing Stables LLC, Dexxter covered his quarter-mile trip in :21.207. The 4-year-old Corona Cartel gelding earned a 103 speed index and banked $125,622 from his second Grade 1 win of the meet.

Dexxter was coming off of a half-length win in the 400-yard, $70,960 Leo Stakes (G1). The sorrel gelding was bred in Utah by McColee Land and Livestock LLC, and the Remington Park Championship marked the second start of his 4-year-old season. Raced in California and Oklahhoma, Dexxter has won seven of 17 starts and has earned $404,894.

"The Dunns sent us some horses to run in California, and we always thought about trying Remington Park, so we decided to come in this year," Arrossa said. "I promise I'll be back next year for sure. I'm so thankful everyone at Remington Park rolled out the red carpet for us.

"I almost didn't get to come to Remington to see my horses run so big," he added. "Los Alamitos had suggested all along that they didn't want their trainers to travel, but they loosened up the restrictions and I was able to get a flight out and get here by the fourth race (Saturday night)."

Dexxter's California record includes a third-place finish in the December 13, 400-yard Southern California Derby (G2) at Los Alamitos. He also was a finalist in last year's Los Alamitos Super (G1) and El Primero del Ano (G1) derbies, and the 2018 Los Alamitos Two-Million(G1) and Ed Burke Million (G1) futurities.

"This was the most amazing field of older horses I've seen race against each other in a long time," Arrossa said. "People told me that Dexxter might not be able to get 440 yards. We had to prove it. I always like a challenge when someone says we can't do something."

Mi Amor Secreto finished second and was followed by Apollitical Pence, Valiant Tiberias, Hes Limitless, Shockinglyfamous, Eagles Fly Higher, Danjer, Apocalyptical Jess, Eos A Political Win, Hot Dam Bam A Lam, and Fenian Faith.

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