Zoomin Effortlessly is Horse of the Meet at Remington
The gelding won both of the track's open Grade 1 stakes during its spring meet.
June 14, 2016
Edited press release
Zoomin Effortlessly, a 5-year-old Zoomin For Bux gelding currently in the midst of an eight-race win streak dating back to May 14, 2015, was the horse of the meet during the 50-date Remington Park spring season, which ended June 4.
Currently ranked on top in the AQHA/Horseplayernow.com poll for 3-year-old and older runners, Zoomin Effortlessly won both of Remigton's open Grade 1 stakes for older runners: the 400-yard, $100,000 Leo Stakes, and the 440-yard, $250,000 Remington Park Championship in a track-record :20.758.
Zoomin Effortlessly was trained by Rick Robinson and ridden by Santos Carrizales for owner Telesforo Perrett of Houston. The gelding was bred in Texas by Tommy Charbula.
Zoomin Effortlessly was also voted the Champion Older Male for the season.
The Remington Park “Parade of Stars” was decided in voting by media covering the season along with designated track personnel.
Duponte – Champion 2-Year-Old
Winning the richest race of the season was enough to land Duponte the honor as the season’s top 2-year-old.
Duponte won the Grade 1, $1,083,420 Heritage Place Futurity on closing night. The colt races for Kristen Paredes of San Antonio, Texas, and trained by Josue Ponce, Duponte was ridden at Remington Park by Francisco Ramirez.
Duponte came to Remington Park after winning the $268,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity at Louisiana Downs in March.
A Tres Of Paint – Champion 3-Year-Old
Winning all three of her races, including the $337,000 Remington Park Derby, earned A Tres Of Paint the top 3-year-old award.
Owned by Sara Morgan of Edmond, Oklahoma, and trained by her brother Duke Shults, A Tres Of Paint was ridden at Remington Park by Ivan Carnero. The Oklahoma-bred has won five of her eight lifetime starts at Remington.
Candy Cartels Cat – Champion Older Female
Winner of the Grade 3, $50,000 Decketta Stakes on April 2, Candy Cartels Cat was voted the top older female. She also won an allowance prep for the Decketta during the meet's opening weekend.
Candy Cartels Cat races for PV Quarter Horse Farms of Ratliff City, Oklahoma, from the barn of trainer Clint Crawford. The 4-year-old mare was ridden by Jose Montoya in the Decketta and Ivan Carnero in her allowance win.
Fire On The Fly – Champion Distance Runner
Fire On The Fly won his trial and then the final for the Grade 3, $50,000 AQHA Remington Park Distance Challenge in late May. The score was his fifth consecutive win of 2016, all at the 870-yard distance.
A homebred 6-year-old gelding, Fire On The Fly is owned by Bullard Farms of Weatherford, Texas, and is trained by Tommy Bullard. Donell Blake rode Fire On The Fly at Remington.
AJs High – Champion Oklahoma-bred
A perfect season, all in stakes competition, made AJs High the meet's champion Oklahoma-bred.
Known at times as much for his temper as his talent, AJs High was on best behavior this spring to win the Grade 2, $50,000 Eastex Stakes in March, the $70,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes in April, and the $100,000 Sooner State Stakes in late May.
AJs High is owned by Michael Teel of Columbia, Missouri. The 4-year-old gelding is trained by Charley Hunt and was ridden by Stormy Smith in all of his Remington victories. All told, AJs High has won 11 of 16 races, and five of his career wins have come at Remington Park.
Apollitical Man – Champion Claimer
A perfect record in three races helped capture the status of top claimer for Apollitical Man.
Owned by Terry McLean of Claremore, Oklahoma, and trained by Gerry McLean, Apollitical Man started his Remington Park season with a $12,500-level claiming win in mid-April. The 4-year-old gelding then went on to win two allowance races to complete his perfect season.
Apollitical Man was ridden in his claiming race by Edwuin Lujan. Jockey James Flores was on Apollitical Man for his allowance triumphs.
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