WATER FRONT SETS NEW TRAINING RECORD AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – In the 13th and final training race on Wednesday afternoon at Remington Park, Water Front cruised over the 250 yards under a hand-ride to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Aided by a 16-mph tailwind, she also crossed the finish in new record time for training races.
Owned by Rick Sumner of El Reno, Okla. and trained by Guillermo Valdivia, Water Front covered 250 yards over a fast track in :13.147 seconds under jockey Alex Baldillez, Jr.
A 3-year-old filly Oklahoma-bred filly by Wave Carver from the Tres Seis mare Caddo Ridge, Water Front has yet to make her career debut. Counting the training race, Water Front has now had three workouts in the last month at Remington Park to prepare for her first start.
Earlier in the training race session, BV Travelin Soldier, a 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred colt by Corona Cartel, crossed the finish in :13.211 seconds. His status as record-holder lasted for just nine more training races.
Mighty B Valiant, winner of the 2011 Remington Park Futurity, previously had the local training race mark of :13.225 seconds on March 9, 2011.
The American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season continues thru June 1. The first race Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights is at 6pm. Sunday afternoon racing begins at 1:30pm.
Open daily at 10:30am 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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