PURE D SPIT CONTINUES STREAK, SETS NEW REMINGTON PARK TRACK RECORD
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 10, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Pure D Spit has become a dynamo in starter allowance racing, racking up four straight wins with three of them this season at Remington Park. Thursday night, he continued his dominance of the $10,000-level starter category while setting a 330-yard track record in the process.
A 6-year-old Oklahoma-bred who is owned and trained by Rodrigo Covarrubias of Wichita, Kan., Pure D Spit had to work for the score Thursday. Under jockey Jesus Salazar, Pure D Spit rallied outside of early leader Novas Gold to just get up for victory by a nose at the finish, stopping the clock in :16.323 seconds over the fast track.
This Candys Awesome on March 16 had set the old 330-yard record with a clocking of :16.344. Pure D Spit lowered the mark by .021 of a second.
Bred in Oklahoma by Ray Enlow, Pure D Spit was the heavy 1-5 wagering favorite, paying $2.60 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Novas Gold paid $4 to place and $3 to show. DM Shannel was third and paid $5.40 to show.
The purse for the Thursday starter allowance won by Pure D Spit was $27,800 of which he gains $15,718. A gelded son of Spit Curl Jess from the Pure D Dash mare Pure Princess, Pure D Spit now boasts total career earnings of $153,676. He has won 12 of 33 career starts with five victories at Remington Park.
A starter allowance is a race that allows horses who have started for a determined claiming race price to compete in an allowance event without the possibility of being claimed away by another owner.
The 2014 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season at Remington Park continues Friday and Saturday night at 6pm with Sunday racing set for 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 $791,000 Remington Park Futurity for Oklahoma-breds on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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