QH Racing's Stars Will Be Shining Saturday at Remington Park

The track will offer seven American Quarter Horse stakes on its closing-night program.


Duane Murphy's Sudden Separation, pictured here winning last year's Grade 1, $126,250 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship at Lone Star Park, is one of 10 fillies and mares entered in Saturday's Junos Request Stakes (G2) at Remington Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Remington Park ends its prestigious spring meet on Saturday, as the track presents a rich 12-race closing-night program that includes seven stakes.

The richest stakes on Remington’s closing-night card are the 350-yard, $1,083,420 Heritage Place Futurity (G1); the 400-yard, $369,550 Heritage Place Derby (G2); and the 440-yard, $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1). Following is a preview of Saturday’s other four Quarter Horse stakes:

Junos Request Stakes
Duane Murphy’s Sudden Separation is one of 10 fillies and mares entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Junos Request Stakes (G2).

A 5-year-old homebred daughter of champion Inseperable trained by Larry Sharp, Sudden Separation is coming off of a second-place finish, a nose behind winner Candy Cartels Cat, in the April 2, 350-yard Decketta Stakes (G3). The mare ended her 2015 campaign with a four-race win streak, all against stakes company.

Sudden Separation drew post 10 and will be ridden by James Flores. The mare’s nine opponents include This Candys Awesome, a homebred 5-year-old Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare trained by Clint Crawford for owner PV Quarter Horse Farms LLC of Ratliff City, Oklahoma. This Candys Awesome has earned $371,181 from 20 outs, and her 10 wins include four stakes scores.

Ivan Carnero will ride This Candys Awesome from post 5.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
AJ Hardwood (Larry Payne)
Adashinrose (Francisco Ramirez Jr.)
Bye Bye Birdy (Daniel Torres)
Marys Coronitas (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
This Candys Awesome (Ivan Carnero)
Mavara Vegas (Alejandro Luna)
Political Debut (Agustin Silva)
I Cant Help It (Ricky Ramirez)
Rock Princess (Mario Delgado)
Sudden Separation (James Flores)

Heritage Place Juvenile Stakes
Gregorio Garcia Garza’s El Carretonero G 3, a homebred graded stakes placed son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Rolando Almanza, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile Stakes.

El Carretonero G 3 has earned $97,038 from three outs, and his resume includes a second-place finish to Just Call Me Carter in the 330-yard, $540,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park on April 23. The gelding drew the rail post and will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez.

Other contenders include Good Captain Pepper, a graded stakes placed Captain Courage gelding trained by Eddie D. Willis for owner Carlos Lozano. Good Captain Pepper ran third, three-quarters of a length behind winner Coronas First Diva, in the 300-yard, $440,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G2) on March 26.

Good Captain Pepper drew post 10 and will be ridden by Jimmy Dean Brooks.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
El Carretonero G 3 (Esgar Ramirez)
Painted Clouds (Daniel Torres)
My Painted Wagon (Omar Reyes)
Eagle Stone (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
BV King George (Larry Payne)
Miss Freigttrain Z (Oscar Delgado)
PV Eye Desire Candy (Ivan Carnero)
NSM Skydancer (Stormy Smith)
Eyes A Racin (Cody R. Smith)
Good Captain Pepper (Jimmy Dean Brooks)

Easy Jet Stakes
A full field of 10 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3).
Joel Pierce’s Okies CC, a brown daughter of champion Carters Cartel, will be stretching out in distance off of her nose victory at odds of 16-1 in the 330-yard, $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile Invitational Stakes (R) on April 24. The filly drew post 4 and will be ridden by Omar Reyes for trainer Jerry Ingles.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
CC Passion (Jose Vega)
High Speed Kitty (Jose Montoya)
Fancy First Prize (Ricky Ramirez)
Okies CC (Omar Reyes)
Barue (Debbie Freeman)
Freal (David Brown)
One Corona Episode (Agustin Silva)
Kates Carter (Benito Baca)
Peves Freddy B (Ivan Carnero)
JC Wild Rose (Mario Delgado)

Remington Park Distance Championship
Bullard Farms’ Fire On The Fly will put his win streak on the line in the 870-yard, $50,000 Remington Park Distance Championship (G3) on Saturday.

Trained by Tommy Bullard, Fire On The Fly has won his last five outs, three against stakes company. Donell Blake will ride the homebred 6-year-old Jet Cartel gelding from post 6.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Droppin Timber (Randy Wilson)
Mixed Fantasy (Daniel Torres)
Cjs Rocksolid (Mario Delgado)
Youvebeenhenried (David Brown)
Jess Twice Cash (Ivan Carnero)
Fire On The Fly (Donell Blake)
Jessa Little Rusty (Ricky Ramirez)
JMF Shazoomer (Omar Reyes)

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