CAPI MI HANDLES SLOP FOR BEST TRAINING RACE TUESDAY AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rain and cooler weather, more indicative of February, returned to Remington Park for the Tuesday training races. Capi Mi put up the fastest 250-yard time during the quick session of seven events.
A 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelding, Capi Mi is owned by the Racin RNs of Wapunucka, Okla. and trained by Luis Villafranco. The son of Capo De Capi from the Real Visions mare A Rosie Visions, handled the fifth training race of the afternoon in :13.53 seconds over the slop, winning by one length, under jockey Mario Delgado.
The Tuesday training races were contested with the aid of a tailwind, ranging from 16-20mph. Capi Mi had a 16mph tailwind in his attempt. Light but steady rain fell throughout the training race card with temperatures in the low 40s.
The Remington Park training races are utilized by horsemen to help prepare young horses who have yet to make their pari-mutuel racing debuts. The short set of only seven training races Tuesday, brings the total number for the pre-season at Remington Park to 42. Training races are expected to resume their normal schedule next week on Wednesday, March 2, and if necessary, Thursday, March 3.
The Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season will begin Friday, March 11 and continue thru Saturday, June 4. Post times for the first three race dates will be 6pm on March 11, 5pm on March 12 and 1:30pm on March 13.
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