AJ Prince broke like a rocket from the gate and won like a king, taking the allowance feature Sunday night to win his second race in a row at Remington Park.

Jockey Ali Rivera had the pedal to the medal aboard this 4-year-old gelded son of
Apollitical Jess, out of the Fishers Dash mare Taka Puna. AJ Prince had a tougher time than his first win at Remington Park this meet, but still wound up in the winner’s circle.

AJ Prince had won an allowance race for non-winners of three career races on April 26 with Rivera up by a full length at 440 yards. Tonight, trainer James “JJ” Gonzalez III shortened him up to 350 yards with a bit tougher company among allowance non-winners of four and it shortened up his margin of victory to a nose. AJ Prince was sent off as the 2-1 second wagering favorite in the race and outlasted runner-up Relentlessly Fast (18-1) in a photo finish. Rare Roy (8-5 betting favorite) checked in third, another half-length length behind. Running time for the winner was :17.647 over the fast track for a speed-index of 90.

AJ Prince earned $17,334 for owner Billy Tarango of Pecos, Texas, and improved overall to 19 starts, four wins, two seconds and three thirds for a bankroll of $77,863. He was purchased for $78,000 in the 2021 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale. It was the gelding’s third win in six starts in Oklahoma City. He was bred in Oklahoma by Rancho El Cabresto.

AJ Prince paid $6.80 to win, $4.60 to place and $2.80 to show. The big longshot Relentlessly Fast in second paid $17 to place and $4.60 to show. The combination of the two returned $113 on a $2 exacta payout.

Two weeks remain in this American Quarter Horse/Paint/Appaloosa meet. Live racing returns next week with a Thursday-Sunday schedule, May 23-26. First post time nightly is 6 p.m. with the exception of Sunday when the first race goes off at 4 p.m.

Remington Park has provided more than $349 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. The Remington Park 2024 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through June 1 with the biggest racing program of the season. The Champions Night boasts total purses in excess of $2,000,000, led by the $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.