TORTS ON FIRE STRONG IN 4-YEAR-OLD DEBUT AT REMINGTON PARK

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 31, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Torts On Fire started his 4-year-old campaign Thursday at Remington Park in the night’s $24,850 allowance feature, rolling to a half-length victory in convincing fashion.

Owned by Terry and Irene Stennett of Odessa, Texas and trained by Trey Wood, Torts On Fire was ridden by Ricky Ramirez. As a 2-year-old in 2014, Torts On Fire won the $861,000 Texas Classic Futurity to close his season at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. After a light 3-year-old campaign produced only one victory, the Oklahoma-bred gelding came back to run down the quick-starting A Tempting Tea. Eventually pulling away, Torts On Fire crossed the finish for 330-yards in :16.612 seconds over a fast track. Ferrari James rallied for second with High Handed Attitude another neck behind the runner-up for third.

The 8-5 wagering favorite, Torts On Fire paid $5.20 to win, $3 to place and $2.60 to show. Ferrari James paid $7.80 to place and $4.40 to show. High Handed Attitude paid $11.40 to show.

The win was the third from 10 career starts for Torts On Fire, a son of Walk Thru Fire from the Mr Jess Perry mare Queen Of Torts. The winner’s share of $12,990 runs the overall earnings for Torts On Fire to $417,353.

The 2016 American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park resumes Friday thru Sunday, April 1-3. The Grade 1, $100,000 Leo Stakes and the Grade 3, $50,000 Decketta Stakes headline the racing weekend on Saturday night, April 2. The first race nightly is at 6pm. Sunday afternoon racing starts at 1:30pm. All times are Central.

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 $800,000 (estimated) Remington Park Futurity on April 23, 2016.

Tracked by over 94,000 fans on Facebook and 7,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $147 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. 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.

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