DASHIN TURNPIKE IS UPSET WINNER OF VICTORIA ENNIS MEMORIAL AT REMINGTON PARK

For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 29, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Dashin Turnpike broke sharply under jockey Paul Nieto and drew off on the field to win the $21,746 Victoria Ennis Memorial by 1-3/4 lengths.

An upset winner at 16-1 odds in the wagering, Dashin Turnpike is owned by Tommy Davenport of Muskogee, Okla. and trained by Guillermo Valdivia. It was the first win in two starts for the 2-year-old Paint gelding by Streak And Dash (qh), out of the SF Royal Quick Dash mare Flashy Turnpike. The winning time for 330 yards was 16.823 seconds over a sloppy (sealed) track.

El Diablo Chicken was second while Im The Captain Now was another head behind in third place.

Dashin Turnpike paid $35.60 to win, $22.80 to place and $9.80 to show. El Diablo Chicken paid $12.40 to place and $5.80 to show. Im The Captain Now paid $3.80 to show. MKP On The Wagon was the 2-1 race favorite, but he broke-in at the start and finished seventh.

Dashin Turnpike made $12,810 in the Victoria Ennis Memorial, a race for 2-year-old Paints and Appaloosas, named in honor of the Oklahoman who was a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame and was a prominent breeder and owner for many years before her passing in 2009.

Remington Park racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a 10-race program beginning at 1:30pm.

Tracked by over 122,000 fans on Facebook and 8,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity on June 3. 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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