SHOTGUN KOWBOY IMPRESSES IN RETURN FROM LONG LAYOFF
For Immediate Release
Saturday, August 29, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – The last time Shotgun Kowboy competed, he came up second beaten just a head by Bayerd in Remington Park’s richest 2-year-old race, the 2014 Springboard Mile. Shotgun Kowboy ended an 8-1/2 month layoff in a huge way on Saturday night, rollicking to win by 11-1/4 lengths in a $49,089 allowance for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds.
Owned, trained and bred in Edmond, Okla. by C.R. Trout, Shotgun Kowboy handled the 6-1/2 furlongs in 1:16.56 over a fast track. After breaking well under jockey Luis Quinonez, Shotgun Kowboy was angled to the outside moving up the backstretch to stay clear of traffic. He was third, a length back of the pace-setting Perfect Majestic with Okey Dokey Kyle only a head back in second. As the field of seven moved to the turn, Quinonez began to advance Shotgun Kowboy.
Leaving the lone turn, Shotgun Kowboy had his nose on the lead and began to open up over his foes, eventually leaving them all behind with ease. Perfect Majestic held on for a distant second while Kenny Do The Math charged up to gain third.
The heavy wagering favorite at 1-5 odds, Shotgun Kowboy paid $2.40 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Perfect Majestic paid $5.60 to place and $3.80 to show. Kenny Do The Math paid $5.60 to show.
The allowance served as a prep race for the $50,000 Tishomingo Stakes for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds on Sept. 18. However, Shotgun Kowboy’s impressive comeback has given Trout a decision to make as the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby looms on Sept. 27.
“We’ll see how he comes out of it tomorrow,” Trout said. “Barring anything unforeseen, we’ll probably point for the derby. He was off a long time and needed rest to get over some little things. He showed us tonight that he may deserve an opportunity for the derby, at least that’s the plan right now.”
Shotgun Kowboy won his fourth race from six starts, all at Remington Park. The winner’s share of $28,293 runs his career earnings to $229,994. Shotgun Kowboy is a gelding by Kodiak Kowboy from the Siphon (Brz) mare Shotgun Jane.
Remington Park’s Thoroughbred Season now moves into the Oklahoma Derby month of September. Racing will resume Wednesday thru Saturday, Sept. 2-5 with the first race nightly at 7pm (Central). The extended week will take Sunday off then come back for Labor Day racing on Monday, Sept. 7 at 1:30pm (Central).
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 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 27.
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