Remington Training Races
Remington Training Races
Jockey Berkley Packer mounted up in the fifth race of the 10 training races at Remington Park on Wednesday and shortly thereafter had ridden not only the fastest 2-year-old Quarter Horse of the day but also the horse with the fastest schooling race for the past two months – Jess My Hocks.
The 2-year-old gelded son of Kiss My Hocks, out of the Take Off Jess mare Jess Charlena, owned by Tom and Kathleen McNally of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and trained by Michelle Hurdle, stopped the timer in the fifth race in :13.237 for 250 yards with a 14 mph tailwind. It rendered a speed index of 90 for the winner, who finished a head in front of VF Politics N Chicks, who had an 86. That 86 would have tied for the fastest winner of a training race on every other day.
The winners of the training races Wednesday other than the fastest were:
- Race 1 – La Desire, 13.585, by a half-length, 76 speed index, trainer Alfredo Triana, Sr., owner Karen Dixon
- Race 2 – Eagle Down, 13.488, head, 80, Jason Olmstead, Tom Maher
- Race 3 – Will Be Valiant, 13.652, half-length, 73, Clint Crawford, Shaena & G.R. Carter
- Race 4 – Cocktailsncupcakes, 13.565, head, 77, Jimmy Padgett, Ware Racing & Ranching LLC
- Race 6 – Shaw Island Senator, 13.521, neck, 78, Mike Joiner, Wootan Racing
- Race 7 – Why, 13.434, 1-3/4 lengths, 82, Clint Crawford, Cavenaugh Quarter Horses LLC
- Race 8 – Juice is Loose, 13.576, head, 76, Jason Olmstead, Tom Maher & Stephen N. Williams
- Race 9 – Relentless Surfer, 13.802, head, 67, Jason Olmstead, Tom & Bill Maher
- Race 10 – Mirandasbaby Lota, 13.436, three-quarters length, 82, Shawna Manriquez, Whiting Ranch
The fastest winner, Jess My Hocks, was sired by Kiss My Hocks, a Grade 1 millionaire and the champion 2-year-old and 2-year-old colt in 2014. As a juvenile racer, Kiss My Hocks won six of seven starts, including two stakes wins for earnings of $692,380. He won the Grade 1, $700,000 Ruidoso Futurity and the Grade 2, $564,000 Sam Houston Futurity. Kiss My Hocks ran second in the Grade 1, $900,000 Rainbow Futurity. He won $507,005 more as a 3-year-old, running first in the Grade 1, $900,000 Rainbow Derby and qualifying for the 2015 Grade 1 final of the $2.3 million All American Derby. He earned a total of $1,199,385 with nine wins from 12 starts lifetime.
The hottest trainer of the day was Jason Olmstead, who had three training race winners, taking the second, eighth and ninth. Clint Crawford had two winners, one in the third and one in the seventh.
The 2019 Remington Park Quarter Horse season continues Thursday through Saturday, March 21-24 with races nightly at 6 p.m. and Sunday afternoon racing at 1:30 p.m.
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Tracked by more than 150,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,800 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $215 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Home to the historic Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity, to be run for the 78th time on March 23, 2019, Remington Park is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.
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