PURE D SPIT CONTINUES HIS SEASON DOMINANCE WITH FIFTH WIN
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 30, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – The final weekend of the 2014 Remington Park American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season was underway Friday night. Pure D Spit was back for one more $30,000 Starter Allowance run, this time at 440 yards. The classic Quarter Horse distance presented no troubles to the streaking gelding.
Pure D Spit won his fifth consecutive race, finishing his local season perfect with five wins in as many attempts. Under a jubilant Jesus Salazar who delivered a couple of fist pumps while crossing the line, Pure D Spit won by 1-3/4 lengths over I V Gone with I Am That Hero another three-quarters of a length back in third.
Owned and trained by Rodrigo Covarrubias of Wichita, Kan., Pure D Spit was away from the starting gate quickly to gain the lead in the opening strides. Salazar provided a vigorous hand-ride, never going to the whip, and Pure D Spit did the rest while handling 440 yards in :21.197 seconds over a fast track.
After the race, Covarrubias was presented the Starter Allowance Series Gist Buckle as Pure D Spit won five races in the series to earn the award. Pure D Spit’s scores came at increasing distances over the meeting: 250 yards, 300 yards, 330 yards, 400 yards and the 440 yards on Friday.
The heavy wagering favorite at 1-5 odds, Pure D Spit paid $2.40 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. I V Gone returned $11 to place and $10.20 to show. I Am That Hero paid $6.40 to show.
A 6-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelding by Spit Curl Jess from the Pure D Dash mare Pure Princess, Pure D Spit has won nine of his last 11 races with six in a row dating to October 2013. Overall, he has won 14 of 35 career attempts with seven wins at Remington Park. Friday’s victory was worth another $16,930 for Pure D Spit who has rolled up a total of $186,990.
Remington Park has two more race dates before finishing the 2014 season. Saturday’s “Mega-Card” will feature total horsemen’s purses of $2,038,855 and is underway at 5pm.
The “Mega-Card” stakes races, by program order, with individual post times:
Race 6 – Grade 2, $50,000 Junos Request Stakes, 7:20pm
Race 7 – Grade 1, $253,425 Speedhorse/Graham Paint & App. Futurity, 7:48pm
Race 8 – Quarter Horse Allowance, 8:16pm
Race 9 – Grade 2, $257,050 Heritage Place Derby, 8:52pm
Race 10 – Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Championship, 9:28pm
Race 11 – Grade 1, $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity, 10:04pm
Race 12 - $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile, 10:37pm
Sunday afternoon racing on June 1 is underway at 1:30pm. All times are Central.
Opening daily at 10:30am, 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.