HARDTOGET WINS SECOND CONSECUTIVE RACE OF REMINGTON PARK SEASON

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 21, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – After a sharp start putting her on the lead immediately, Hardtoget never relinquished her advantage in winning Friday’s $19,000 allowance feature by three-quarters of a length. The triumph is her second in a row during the Remington Park season.

Owned by the Bryan, Texas partnership of Justin Robinson and Louis Malechek III, Hardtoget is trained by John Weghorst and was ridden by James Flores. The 4-year-old mare won at 400 yards after scoring in her first attempt of the season at 300 yards. Friday night, she had a clear lead through much of the race before Rock About It managed to gain late to get within a length. Hardtoget crossed the finish in 19.519 seconds over a muddy track.

The Remington Park racing surface was sloppy for the first seven races of the night before being upgraded for the final five events to muddy. Consistent, and sometimes heavy rain, fell at Remington Park for most of the day Friday to cause the off track situation.

Hardtoget was bet at 9-2 odds and paid $11.20 to win, $5.40 to place and $3 to show. Rock About It, the beaten wagering favorite at 5-2 odds, paid $4.80 to place and $3.20 to show. Governor Pete paid $3 to show.

The Friday night win was the third from nine career starts for Hardtoget, a 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred mare by Foose from the Corona Cartel mare Tinys Corona Queen. She picked up $11,238 for the win to increase her lifetime earnings to $28,144.

Saturday night’s 12-race card is worth more than $1.4 million with the $932,500 Remington Park Futurity for eligible 2-year-old Oklahoma-breds leading the way. Also on the program: $305,400 Remington Park Derby; Grade 2, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial and the $61,800 Laico Bird Stakes. The first race Saturday is at 6pm.

Sunday afternoon racing, featuring the eighth Extreme Racing Day with exotic animal competition interspersed between the American Quarter Horse events. Presented by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, the Extreme Racing Day starts Sunday at 1pm. All times Central.

Tracked by over 122,000 fans on Facebook and 8,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the $932,500 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.

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