CL TRAP QUEEN IS TOP QUALIFIER FOR OKLAHOMA PAINT/APPALOOSA FUTURITY
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park opened the 2016 American Quarter Horse Season on a cool Friday night with light rain falling intermittently throughout the program. Half of the 12-race card was devoted to qualifying trials for the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity with CL Trap Queen posting the best time of the night.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Owned by Wade and Charles Leggett of Muskogee, Okla. and trained by Dee Keener, CL Trap Queen won her trial, the second of six, covering 300 yards in :15.828 seconds over a fast track. Jockey Ivan Carnero had the call. Bred in Oklahoma by Charles Leggett, the 2-year-old filly won by a half-length over DTL Josie Wales with DTL Fast Flyin Tex third. The trio all made the final field for March 26, all are trained by Keener.
A daughter by SF Royal Quick Flash from the Texas Hero mare Texas Showboat, CL Trap Queen was 10-1 in the wagering and paid $23 to win in her career debut.
The rest of the field of nine for the Grade 1 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, were all Paint horses as only two Appaloosas competed in the trials. Joining CL Trap Queen will be:
- Paint Me Turnpike (trial 6), :15.835
- Ho Lotta Love (trial 1), :15.868
- Sexy Painted Wagon (trial 1), :15.870
- CRM Radio Flyer (trial 5), :15.891
- DTL Josie Wales (trial 2), :15.896
- BP Apollitical Sun (trial 1), :15.911
- DTL Fast Flyin Tex (trial 2), :15.925
- PHQ Goodbye Earl (trial 5), :15.931
- KC Texas Lady (trial 5), :15.948
Keener dominated the trials, training six of the 10 qualifiers who will fill the gate in the final. In addition to CL Trap Queen, Sexy Painted Wagon, DTL Josie Wales, DTL Fast Flyin Tex, PHQ Goodbye Earl and KC Texas Lady will all represent the Keener barn.
The Opening Weekend for the Remington Park season continues with a special program Saturday, March 12, featuring 15 Oklahoma Futurity trials. The extended program starts at 5pm. Sunday racing on March 13 starts at 1:30pm and features trials for the Oklahoma Derby and the first stakes races of the meeting in the $50,000 Eastex and the $70,000 Mighty Deck Three.
Open daily 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 historic $420,000 Oklahoma Futurity. The 75th running of the oldest futurity in Quarter Horse racing takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
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