SHARP WINNERS IN BOTH DIVISIONS OF OKLAHOMA STALLION STAKES EVENTS
For Immediate Release
Friday, November 29, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – A pair of impressive winners came home alone in their respective divisions of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes on Black Friday afternoon at Remington Park. Heykittykittykitty roared home an easy seven-length winner in the Filly Division while Alpha And Omega scored by three lengths with a sharp burst into the stretch of the Colts & Geldings Division. Both divisions for the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes were worth $55,000.
Heykittykittykitty has suddenly developed after breaking her maiden in a claiming event at the $15,000-level then chasing the very-talented Beau Ravelle in her last start on Nov. 13, settling for a respectable second-place effort only 3-1/2 lengths behind the undefeated runner. Owned by Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla. and trained by Federico Villafranco, Heykittykittykitty was ridden by Jose Medina. She crossed the six-furlong finish in 1:11.98 over the fast track with plenty in reserve.
The heavy 1-5 wagering favorite, Heykittykittykitty came from just off the pace early to take over off the turn into the stretch and then drawing clear. She paid $2.60 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Mama’s Mad Money was along for second and returned $5.40 to place and $3.60 to show. Aunt Sissy was 4-1/4 lengths behind the runner-up, finishing third to pay $5 to show.
Bred in Oklahoma by the Diamond G Ranch, Heykittykittykitty has won two of her three career attempts, all here at Remington Park. The winner’s check of $33,000 moves her total earnings to $49,591. She is by the Oklahoma-based stallion Tactical Cat from the New Way mare Eternal.
Colts & Geldings Division
Alpha And Omega left no doubt about his 1-9 closing odds when he left the gate in the $55,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes and quickly darted to the lead. He then strolled home to a popular 3-length win for owner and breeder Dr. Robert Zoellner of Tulsa, Okla.
Now with two wins in four starts, all at Remington Park, Alpha And Omega earned $33,000 for his victory, pushing his lifetime earnings to $77,217. He is a two-year-old gelded son of the Oklahoma-based stallion Omega Code, from the Holy Bull mare Holy Belle.
Trained by Kari Craddock and ridden by Luis Quinonez, the extremely short-priced favorite paid $2.20 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Here Comes Valdez stalked the pace and finished second as the 9-1 second-choice and paid $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show. Black Alleycat ran third and paid $3.20 to show. Alpha And Omega covered the six furlongs in a time of 1:12.49.
The short Remington Park racing week will conclude Saturday, Nov. 30 with a regular start time of 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 $250,000 Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds, to be run on December 15, 2013.
Tracked by over 46,000 fans on Facebook and 4,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.