Press ReleaseApril 20, 2014
Easter Sunday afternoon at Remington Park featured a pair of Oklahoma-bred stakes events as 3-year-olds went to the gate in the $73,000 Mr Master Bug Stakes (R) while 2-year-olds battled in the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile (R).
Painted Laico Bird is quickly rising through the ranks this season as she racked up her third straight win of 2014 by taking the Mr Master Bug. Owned by the Noble, Oklahoma, partnership of Charles Hainline and Jimmy Jones, Painted Laico Bird is trained by Luz Chavira. Jockey Ivan Carnero was up for the victory as the Painted Laico Bird defeated heavy 1-2 wagering favorite Coronado Cartel to win by a neck. BP Wagon Train was another half-length back for third.
Painted Laico Bird handled the 350 yards of the Mr Master Bug in :17.363 over a fast track at odds of 9-2. She paid $11.60 to win, $3.40 to place and $3 to show. Coronado Cartel paid $2.60 to place and $2.20 to show. BP Wagon Train returned $3.20 to show.
The win was the fourth from nine career starts for Painted Laico Bird with all of the wins taking place at Remington Park. She is by PYC Paint Your Wagon from the Call Me Together mare Laico Bird Chic and was bred in Oklahoma by Jimmy Jones. The first-place check of $43,800 in the Mr Master Bug boosts her career bankroll to $90,460.
The Mr Master Bug is named after the 1982 All American Futurity winner. He was a multiple champion racing for Marvin and Lela Barnes of Ada, Oklahoma.
$100,000 Remington Park Juvenile
A field of 10 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds that competed in trials for the Remington Park Futurity (RG3) but did not make that final had their chance on Easter in the Juvenile Stakes at 330 yards. Count De Monet used a sharp start and fighting effort to fend off rivals to capture the win by a neck.
Owned by Bobby Cox of Fort Worth, Texas, and trained by John Buchanan, Count De Monet was ridden by Russel Hadley. The gelding crossed the finish in :16.887 and picked up his first career victory from two attempts.
Dismissed at 13-1 odds in the wagering, Count De Monet paid $29 to win, $9 to place and $6 to show. Days Gone Down was up for second, returning $8.80 to place and $6 to show. A Dashing Valentine was a head behind the runner-up for third and paid $3.60 to show. BP Mariahs Valentine was fourth and was coupled in the wagering with BP First Class. The entry was the betting favorite at 3-5 odds.
Count De Monet is by Brimmerton from the Chicks Beduino mare Royal Delphias Chick and was bred by Vaughn and Jill Cook. The Juvenile win earned him $40,000.
The 2014 Remington Park Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season continues Thursday through Sunday, April 24-27. The first race on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights is at 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon racing begins at 1:30 p.m.
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