For Immediate Release
Monday, May 29, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds continue to show maturation throughout the Remington Park season with the winner of the $61,800 FL Lady Bug Stakes fitting that bill. PV Queen Bee Candy made the stakes race her second consecutive win in the month of May, knocking off Oklahoma Futurity Ima China Rush winner in the process.

Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Gordon Pevehouse of Warner, Okla. and trained by Clint Crawford, PV Queen Bee Candy was ridden with confidence by Daniel Torres who tried to let the lightly-raced filly do her own work.

“She’s a nice filly and always tries. She got a great start, which she really needed, because that (Ima China Rush) can really run. When she got the start she needed I knew we were in good shape and I just kind of got of her way and she did a good job.”

Crawford was pleased with the effort of PV Queen Bee Candy in the FL Lady Bug and her continued improvement into a stakes winner.

“This mare has been training really well. In her first out (April 7), I don’t know if she had first time jitters or what, but she just kind of got up there and hung but in her last two outs she’s just been really awesome.”

PV Queen Bee Candy drew away to win by three-quarters of a length over Streaks Of Ivory, crossing the 330-yard finish in 16.720 seconds. The Only Knockout was up for third, a head behind the runner-up.

Overlooked in the betting at 13-1 odds, PV Queen Bee Candy paid $29.20 to win, $10.80 to place and $6.20 to show. Streaks Of Ivory paid $6.80 to place and $4 to show. The Only Knockout returned $4 to show. Ima China Rush, the Oklahoma Futurity winner, came away well but faded late, settling for fifth as the beaten favorite at odds of 7-5.

PV Queen Bee Candy has won two of her three career starts this season, making $34,080 in the FL Lady Bug Stakes to roll her total earnings to $46,602. She is a filly by Cartels Candy Man from the Okey Dokey Dale mare Ima Lazie Too.

FL Lady Bug was a prominent broodmare from the late 1940s for Hall of Fame owners and breeders Marvin and Lela Barnes of Ada, Okla.

Remington Park now moves to the final three days of the American Quarter Horse Season, Thursday thru Saturday, June 1-3. The first race nightly is at 6pm, except for Saturday, June 3 when racing begins at 5pm on the final night of the season.

Tracked by over 125,000 fans on Facebook and 9,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the Grade 1, $1,154,700 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.