KISS MY HEINEKEN TOPS HERITAGE PLACE DERBY TRIALS AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The hottest barn in the Remington Park stable area this weekend belonged to trainer Eddie Willis. He saddled seven winners over the last two race dates including two qualifiers on Sunday afternoon for the $297,100 Heritage Place Derby with Kiss My Heineken posting the best time.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Owned by the Calero, Okla. partnership of Jeff Carter and Justin Massey, Kiss My Heineken was ridden by Jimmy Brooks to a rousing two-length win in the fifth of six derby trials. The 3-year-old gelding crossed the 400-yard finish line in 19.919 seconds over a fast track.
A winner of three career races from eight starts, Kiss My Heineken was bred in Kentucky by Robert Gentry and is a son of Carters Cartel from the Mr Jess Perry mare Fredaville. His trial win is his first triumph at Remington Park.
The top 10 through six trials qualified for the Grade 2 Heritage Place Derby, part of the June 3 “Mega-Card” finale of the season with total purses that night expected to approach $2.5 million. The field for the derby, with individual times and trial number: Kiss My Heineken, 19.919 seconds (trial 5); Apollitical Scout, 19.944 seconds (trial 2); Hold Air Hostage, 20.001 seconds (trial 2); Aberdonian, 20.052 seconds (trial 4); Duponte, 20.064 seconds (trial 1); Rock About It, 20.074 seconds (trial 6); In Class, 20.120 seconds (trial 2); Capshaw Capo, 20.128 seconds (trial 4); Spit Prize Corona, 20.134 seconds (trial 2) and Eyema Texas Cowboy, 20.163 seconds (trial 3).
Only 12 race dates and three more weekends of activity remain in the 2017 American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park. Racing resumes Thursday thru Sunday, May 18-21. The first race on Thursday and Friday, May 18 & 19 is at 6pm. The action on Saturday, May 20 starts earlier than normal at 4pm with the special simulcast of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico in Baltimore featured at 5:45pm. Sunday, May 21 is Fiesta at Remington Park with the first race at 1:30pm.
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