PURE D SPIT MAKING BID FOR HORSE OF MEETING, WINS 4TH STRAIGHT
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 15, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Pure D Spit has owned the Starter Allowance ranks at Remington Park this season. Thursday night, he won his fourth consecutive starter event of 2014, each at a longer distance than the last.
Thursday’s $25,000 starter allowance at 400 yards was also the most emphatic victory of the four this season for Pure D Spit. Under jockey Jesus Salazar, the 6-year-old gelding flew from the starting gate and quickly opened up a commanding lead before crossing the line 2-1/4 lengths ahead of Dazzlin Effort in :19.419 seconds over a fast track.
Owned and trained by Rodrigo Covarrubias of Wichita, Kan., Pure D Spit was the heavy 3-5 wagering favorite and paid $3.20 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Dazzlin Effort returned $ 7 to place and $6.80 to show. Cowboy Kudzu was third and paid $5.20 to show.
Pure D Spit is and Oklahoma-bred by Spit Curl Jess from the Pure D Dash mare Pure Princess. He has now won five races in a row dating back to October 2013. He has now won 13 of 34 career starts with six of the wins at Remington Park. Thursday’s win was worth $16,384 for Pure D Spit who rolled his career money to $170.070.
Jockey G.R. Carter remains eight wins away from setting a new American Quarter Horse Association all-time record for wins by a jockey. Carter was winless aboard Quarter Horses on Thursday night.
Carter currently has 3,624 wins and is chasing the retired Alvin “Bubba” Brossette who retired with 3,631. Carter has been named to ride in 11 Quarter Horse races on Friday night at Remington Park. The program begins at 6pm.
Remington Park has a special start time of 4pm for Saturday, May 17 as Remington Park presents the simulcast of the 139th Preakness Stakes, featuring California Chrome as he continues his quest for the Triple Crown.
Sunday 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 $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity and $250,000 Remington Park Championship on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Tracked by over 51,000 fans on Facebook and 5,000 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.