Remington Schooling Races Pushed Back
Freezing weather pushes Wednesday training races back to Thursday.
February 25, 2014
Remington Park track officials announced late Tuesday that schooling races, originally set for Wednesday, February 26, have moved to Thursday, February 27, due to a forecast of freezing weather in the Oklahoma City area. Weather conditions permitting the track will be open for normal training when it thaws on Wednesday and gates will be set.
Schooling races will continue on Thursday in in anticipation of Remington Park's 2014 Quarter Horse and Mixed Breed Meet opening Friday, March 7.
Trials for the $100,000-added Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity and $100,000 Oklahoma Derby, the $50,000-added Grade 1 Speedhorse Graham Paint and Appaloosa Futurity and $20,000-added Grade 1 Speedhorse Graham Paint and Appaloosa Derby will all be contested on the opening weekend.
The 10 fastest qualifiers to each of these four stakes will return to Remington Park on Saturday, March 22 to vie for the winner's share of purses estimated to be as high as $350,000.
Sixteen schooling races will now be held on Thursday. All but one is for 2-year-olds. First post is set for 11:30 p.m.
Some 2-year-olds of note making their first public appearance in the schooling races include Reliance Ranches A Tempting Tea. Conditioned by trainer Eddie D. Willis, the $75,000 Ruidoso summer yearling is a Tempting Dash three-quarter sister to Texas Classic Futurity (G1) winner Bodacious Dash ($756,495), Charger Bar Handicap (G2) winner Native Tea Rose ($238,055 to 3, 2014) and Firecracker Derby (G2) winner St Pats First ($173,113). A Temping Tea will start in Race No. 6.
Willis will also saddle Keep The Bell Ringn, a $60,000 Ruidoso gelding by champion Carters Cartel out of Rainbow Futurity (G1) finalist Keep Themusicplaying, for Reliance Ranches in the second race.
Trainer Alfredo Gomez is expected to start Flaming Hot Queen, a Walk Thru Fire filly out of Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) winner and Grade 1-producer First Place Queen ($880,869). Wade Helton purchased the filly for $37,000 at the Ruidoso September sale. The gray filly will go in Race No. 5.
Dee Keener will saddle First Fancy Chic, a $40,000 Heritage Place yearling in Race 3. The Chicks Regard filly is a half-sister to South Florida Derby runner-up PYC First Prize Fany ($92,303 to 3, 2014). Wendy Ingersoll owns the filly out of First Prize Fanny, by Mr Jess Perry.
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Results and individual times for the schooling races can be found in StallioneSearch.com's Racing Section as soon as they become available.
Open daily at 10:30 am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity, to be run for the 73rd time on March 22, 2014.
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