CORONA SENATOR CONTINUES STREAK, WINNING FIRST 550-YARD ATTEMPT

For Immediate Release
Friday, March 23, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The initial attempt at the long-stretch distance of 550 yards did not intimidate Corona Senator on Friday at Remington Park. The 5-year-old gelding rolled in the long run, an allowance/optional $20,000-level claiming event worth $20,750.

Owned by Oscar Padilla of Kingfisher, Okla. and trained by Salimm Hernandez, Corona Senator was ridden by Jorge Torres. Corona Senator had to overcome a slow start which left him behind rivals. Torres altered ground to the inside to find clean sailing then began a prolonged rally. Making the lead with a little more than 100 yards left, Corona Senator won by three-quarters of a length, fending off the favored Patriot Pearl. Saritas Blueboy was another head behind for third.

Corona Senator crossed the finish in :27.662 over a fast track. He was at 10-1 odds in the wagering and paid $22 to win, $9.20 to place and $5.60 to show. Patriot Pearl was the beaten favorite at 3-2 odds, returning $3.80 to place and $3.40 to show. Saritas Blueboy paid $13 to show.

Friday’s win was the third straight for Corona Senator, dating back to a streak that started Oct. 20, 2017 at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. The initial 550-yard triumph was his fourth career win from 18 attempts and the winner’s share of $10,830 boosted his lifetime bankroll to $39,788.

Corona Senator is an Oklahoma-bred gelding by Louisiana Senator from the Corona Cartel mare Fly Miss Corona.

The American Quarter Horse Season continues Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25. The first race Saturday is at 6pm with Sunday racing starting at 1:30pm.

The 77th Oklahoma Futurity will headline the Saturday program on March 24. The Grade 3 event carries a purse of $371,200. Also on the program Saturday: the Grade 3, $218,000 Oklahoma Derby; the Grade 1, $178,375 Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity; the Grade 1, $68,500 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby and the $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile.

Tracked by over 136,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $189 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Home to the 77th running of the Grade 3, $371,200 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 24; Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is 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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