DICECAPADES LEADS REMINGTON PARK DERBY QUALIFYING
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – A total of six trials were conducted Sunday afternoon to determine the field for the $305,400 Remington Park Derby. The qualifiers came from three of the trials led by Dicecapades who won the initial heat.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Owned by Terry McLean of Claremore, Okla. and trained by Gerry McLean, Dicecapades kept her perfect Remington Park record in tact by winning her fourth race in Oklahoma City, is as many attempts. Jockey James Flores guided the 3-year-olf filly home, crossing the 400-yard finish in 20.069 seconds over a fast track.
All six of the trials were conducted into southerly headwinds, ranging from 24 to 26mph.
Dicecapades was making her first start of 2017. She won three consecutive races at Remington Park to begin her career in 2016, including stakes triumphs in the Laico Bird Stakes and the FL Lady Bug Stakes, both for Oklahoma-breds.
The Remington Park Derby is for eligible 3-year-old Oklahoma-breds and will be contested on the undercard of the $1,032,400 Remington Park Futurity on April 22. The field of 10 for the derby, with individual times and trial number: Dicecapades, 20.069 seconds (trial 1); V Power, 20.097 seconds (trial 1); Eye Eye Captain, :20.155 seconds (trial 1); Apollitical Scout, 20.162 seconds (trial 5); As And Js, 20.172 seconds (trial 5); Knockemout Capi, 20.270 seconds (trial 5); Eye N Capo, 20.292 seconds (trial 6); Cartel Envy, 20.295 seconds (trial 6); Lethal Class, 20.304 seconds (trial 6) and Political Bliss, 20.340 seconds (trial 6).
Trainers Gerry McLean and Guillermo Valdivia each qualified a pair for the Remington Park Derby. McLean had Dicecapades and also the 10th qualifier in Political Bliss. Valdivia saddled Eye Eye Captain and Cartel Envy.
Remington Park’s 2017 American Quarter Horse Season continues with a shortened week of activity on April 13-15. The first race nightly is at 6pm-Central. There will be no live racing on Easter Sunday, April 16.
Tracked by over 122,000 fans on Facebook and 8,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the $1,032,400 Remington Park Futurity, for Oklahoma-breds, on Saturday, April 22. Remington Park has provided over $167 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Open daily at 10:30am with free parking and admission, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino 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.