$1M HERITAGE PLACE FUTURITY LEADS SATURDAY MEGA-CARD AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – The biggest and richest racing program of the 2014 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season in now set for Saturday night at Remington Park. The 12-race “Mega-Card” is led by the three Grade 1 events including the $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity.
The first million-dollar futurity in the sport in 2014, the Heritage Place Futurity is joined by the Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Championship and the Grade 1, $253,425 Speedhorse/Graham Farms Paint & Appaloosa Futurity.
Overall, the 12-race “Mega-Card” on Saturday night boasts horsemen’s purses of $2,038,855. The richest racing program ever conducted at Remington Park took place last year as the 2013 “Mega-Card” carried total purses of $2,093,215.
The Heritage Place Futurity has a field of 10 qualifiers who made their way into the race over two nights of trials on May 9 & 10. The race is expected to be very competitive as it features the winners of the previous Quarter Horse futurities this season in Oklahoma Futurity winner Paint Me Perry and Remington Park Futurity winner Im A Fancy PYC.
Remington Park odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk has been impressed by many in the Heritage Place, especially morning-line favorite Im A Fancy PYC.
“Im a Fancy Pyc has won all four of his races, including an easy two-length score in his trial, and attempts to follow his big win in the Remington Park Futurity with a victory in this Grade I fixture. He has earned the Heritage Place Futurity favorite's role at 5-2, but not by much, as Paint Me Perry has a three-for-three record, including an easy win in the Oklahoma Futurity, and is 3-1.”
Owned by Dustin Cox of Duncan, Okla. and trained by Joe Thomas, Im A Fancy PYC will be ridden by the only jockey that has raced on the colt, Randy Wilson.
Paint Me Perry took a few weeks off after his Oklahoma Futurity triumph on March 22 before winning his Heritage Place Futurity trial by 1-3/4 lengths on May 10. Owned by J and B Rental, Inc. of Grand Prairie, Texas and trained by Francisco Gonzalez, Paint Me Perry will have Paul Nieto aboard for the fourth straight attempt.
Count De Monet is a third stakes winner in the Heritage Place Futurity, thanks to his triumph in the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile in April. Owned by Bobby Cox of Fort Worth, Texas and trained by John Buchanan, Count De Monet is 12-1 in the morning-line and will be ridden by new all-time AQHA jockey wins leader, G.R. Carter.
There will be nine wagering interests in the Heritage Place Futurity as Racy Casanova and Painted Summer will compete as a coupled-same owner entry for Movin On of Pocatello, Idaho at 6-1 in the morning-line. Both are trained by Jason Olmstead and both have jockey Cody Smith named on them. However, another rider will be named on one of them prior to the race on Saturday.
The field for the Heritage Place Futurity, a 350-yard event, in program order with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Racy Casanova – Jason Olmstead, Cody Smith, 6-1
1a. Painted Summer – Jason Olmstead, Cody Smith, 6-1
2. Paint Me Perry – Francisco Gonzalez, Paul Nieto, 3-1
3. Im A Fancy PYC – Joe Thomas, Randy Wilson, 5-2
4. Jaxtens First Wagon – Rolando Almanza, Omar Reyes, 20-1
5. Apolitical Pac – Brian Muse, Ricky Ramirez, 10-1
6. Count De Monet – John Buchanan, G.R. Carter, 12-1
7. BV Travelin Soldier – Eddie Lee Willis, Russel Hadley, 5-1
8. Lovethewayyoulie – Toby Keeton, Cody Jenson, 5-1
9. Notavailableinstores – Eddie Willis, Jimmy Brooks, 15-1
The Heritage Place Futurity is the 11th race of 12 on “Mega-Card” Saturday. The first race of the night is at 5pm with the Heritage Place Futurity scheduled for 10:04pm.
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
The 2014 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season is down to its final three race dates. All three racing programs for the final weekend will begin at different times:
- Friday, May 30 racing starts at 6pm.
- The “Mega-Card” of racing on Saturday, May 31 will begin at 5pm
- 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.