BEAU RAVELLE IMPRESSES IN CAREER DEBUT ROMP
For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 12, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – A 2-year-old filly making her career debut stole the show on Thursday night at Remington Park. Beau Ravelle cruised to an 8-1/2 length triumph in a six-furlong $28,000 maiden race. The margin of victory could have been much larger.
Owned by Mike Walker of Shawnee, Okla. and trained by Scott Young, Beau Ravelle was ridden confidently by Belen Quinonez as she crossed the finish line in a sharp 1:09.54 over the fast track.
Quinonez let Beau Ravelle get into stride away from the gate, moving her over from her number 10 post position to get good position up the backstretch before the turn. Going into the bend, Beau Ravelle was full of run and allowed to go four-wide, passing rivals with ease. Midway through the turn Beau Ravelle had the lead and was in complete control.
As Quinones shook the reins at the top of the stretch, Beau Ravelle accelerated and put plenty of distance between her and the others. After one left-handed tap from her rider, the talented filly was allowed to glide home with ease while still posting the fastest six-furlong time of the young season.
At 3-1 in the wagering, Beau Ravelle paid $8.60 to win, $6 to place and $3.60 to show. Cowgirl In Love was the runner-up, paying $7 to place and $5.40 to show. Bridaria was third and paid $2.80 to show as the beaten 9-5 wagering favorite.
A daughter of Tiz Wonderful from the Gone West mare Dixiana Delight, Beau Ravelle was bred in Kentucky by Dixiana Farm. She sold for $3,500 at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale.
Beau Ravelle earned $16,443 for her victorious first racing attempt.
The 25th Anniversary Thoroughbred Season continues Friday and Saturday night, Sept. 13 & 14. The $50,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint for Oklahoma-breds is the stakes event on the Friday night card. The first race nightly is at 7pm.
Open daily at 10:30am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park also features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby, to be run for the 25th time on September 29, 2013.
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