GIANNA’S DREAM CONTINUES PERFECTION OVER REMINGTON PARK TURF ON OKLAHOMA CLASSICS NIGHT

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – The $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf, sponsored by RPDC, is now the official property of Gianna’s Dream. She dominated the race for a second straight year, winning easily under her own power by 2-1/4 lengths.

Owned by Jordan Wycoff of Fort Washington, Pa., and trained by Michael Maker, Gianna’s Dream was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione. The 4-year-old filly won her fourth straight race over the Remington Park turf course, adding the Classics Distaff Turf to her win last month in the Ricks Memorial. She pressed the early pace set by Diva’s Rule who set easy fractions of :25.63 for the opening quarter-mile, :51.34 for the half-mile and 1:15.07 for three-quarters of a mile. Gianna’s Dream waited at the rail, two lengths back, showing patience before making her move.

“I had a perfect trip the whole way and saved ground,” Gaffalione noted. “When the opportunity came to get out, I just put her out and she exploded. She was pulling on me a little bit but I just had to hang on and make her relax.”

Gaffalione angled Gianna’s Dream off the rail as the field left the second turn. She easily moved to the lead with more than a furlong left and glided home to score with nothing but hand urging from her pilot. Just Leave was up for second with Diva’s Rule holding on to finish third, a head behind the runner-up.

Heavily played at 1-9 odds, Gianna’s Dream paid $2.20 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Just Leave returned $6.40 to place and $3 to show. Diva’s Rule paid $2.10 to show.

The win is the ninth from 17 career starts for Gianna’s Dream, a filly by Twirling Candy from the Rahy mare Untamed Beauty. Bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm & Randy Blair, Gianna’s Dream picked up $78,000 for her second Classics Distaff Turf. She has now made $401,791 overall.

The victory was the first for Oklahoma Classics score for Gaffalione. Maker picked up his second straight Classics Distaff Turf.

Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Saturday, Oct. 21 with the first event at 7pm.

Tracked by over 132,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $178 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Remington Park, home to the $1 million Oklahoma Classics night of racing for Oklahoma-breds on Friday, Oct. 20, is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino, 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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