TEMPTING VALOR WINS FRIDAY ALLOWANCE AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Tempting Valor made amends for a rough trip and poor result in his first attempt of the Remington Park season by coming back Friday night and rolling to victory.
Friday, April 22, 2016
A rotten start and run on St. Patrick’s Day produced a fifth-place effort in an allowance race for Tempting Valor. Friday night, the start was near perfect as the 4-year-old broke well and then rallied to take the lead in the $24,850 allowance near the halfway mark of the 400 yards. He held on to win by three-quarters of a length over Logans Zoomin. Finishing third, a neck behind the runner-up, was First Is Special.
Owned by the Piedmont, Okla. partnership of Matt Ratliff and Vicki Tebow, Tempting Valor is trained by Stacy Charette-Hill and was ridden by Jorge Torres.
Tempting Valor crossed the finish line in :19.705 seconds for the 400 yards at 3-1 in the betting, paying $8.40 to win, $3.80 to place and $3.20 to show. Logans Zooming paid $13.80 to place and $6 to show. First Is Special paid $4.60 to show. Sprinster was the beaten 2-1 wagering favorite, finishing fifth.
Tempting Valor won his third career race from 13 attempts and his second overall at Remington Park. An Oklahoma-bred gelding by Tempting Dash from the Strawfly Special mare Thanks Jens, Tempting Valor made $15,848 Friday night to boost his career earnings to $80,278.
Saturday racing is headlined by the $958,000 Remington Park Futurity with the overall 12-race program worth more than $1.5 million. Saturday racing begins at 6pm.
Sunday afternoon racing will feature the return to racing for 2015 All American Futurity winner Jess Good Candy in the $70,000 Mr Master Bug Stakes. Also in that race, the winner of the $1,170,000 Heritage Place Futurity in 2015, BV Midnite Express.
The Extreme Race Day for Charity also takes place on Sunday with Clydesdales, Zebras, Ostriches, Miniature Donkeys and Camels all competing on the track in between the regular horse racing program. The first Extreme Race is at 1pm Sunday with the first pari-mutuel horse race at the regular 1:30pm post. 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 $958,000 Remington Park Futurity on April 23, 2016.
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