DEXXTER VOTED REMINGTON PARK HORSE OF THE MEETING
Back-to-back victories in Grade 1 events have secured the Horse of the Meeting title for Dexxter this spring at Remington Park. The 4-year-old gelding won both the Grade 1 Leo and Grade 1 Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship during the recently completed 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season.
Owned by the Perryton, Texas partnership of Dunn Ranch and Valeriano Racing Stables, Dexxter is trained by Monty Arrossa and was ridden to both of his Remington Park scores by James Flores. His two wins from his only two attempts in Oklahoma City also gained Dexxter the title of Champion Older Male.
Dexxter came to Remington Park with solid credentials after competing at Los Alamitos in Southern California, but no stakes victories. He had managed to run second and third in black-type events with victory proving elusive. A change of scenery was to the liking of the 4-year-old son of Corona Cartel from the Tres Seis mare Tres Of Linda, as Dexxter scored two straight Grade 1s in the month of May at Remington Park.
Dexxter was bred in Utah by McColee Land & Livestock.
The Remington Park “Parade of Stars” for the spring season was decided by vote of media covering the meeting, along with track racing officials. Following are the rest of the divisional champs.
Champion 3-year-old & Champion Oklahoma-bred – Love Is Everything V
After finishing second in a qualifying trial for the Oklahoma Derby in March, Love Is Everything V only viewed wide-open space ahead of him when he crossed the finish line the rest of the Remington Park season.
Owned by James Sills of Cedar Hill, Texas, Love Is Everything V took advantage of qualifying for the Oklahoma Derby by winning the Grade 3 event by a half-length on March 21. Trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by Jimmy Brooks, Love Is Everything V followed his derby with scores in the Mr Master Bug Stakes in April and the Jack Brooks Stakes on Memorial Day. Both events were restricted to Oklahoma-breds.
A gelding by One Valiant Hero from the One Famous Eagle mare Echoes Of Love, Love Is Everything V was bred in Oklahoma by Valeriano Racing Stables.
Champion 2-year-old – Aint She Tempting
In the biggest voting surprise of the season, Aint She Tempting was selected (with 80% of the votes) as the top 2-year-old of the season, despite finishing second as the 3-5 wagering favorite in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity, beaten a head by 17-1 longshot Shott Gun. The two prospective rivals were the only 2-year-olds to receive votes in the balloting.
Aint She Tempting won the historic Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity in March and then dazzled the Quarter Horse racing world with a 4-1/4 length romp to win her Heritage Place Futurity trial. Those two performances were enough to get the filly the nod as the division champ.
Owned by Levings Racing and Dunn Ranch of Edmond, Okla. and trained by Monty Arrossa, James Flores rode Aint She Tempting in all four of her attempts. The daughter of Tempting Dash from the Corona Cartel mare Preslee The First was bred in Utah by McColee Land & Cattle.
Champion Older Female – Jess B Glory
After four starts yielded a pair of second-place efforts throughout the season, Jess B Glory excelled when the big-money was down, winning the Grade 1, $85,000 Junos Request Stakes for older fillies and mares on the season’s final night. The race is the tops of the season for older females.
Owned by Homer Hill of Lawton, Okla. and trained by Eddie Willis, jockey Jimmy Brooks had the mount on Jess B Glory when she finished in the money this season. A 4-year-old mare by Mr Jess Perry from the Valiant Hero mare Glory Rider, Jess B Glory was bred in Oklahoma by the You And Me Partners, which included Hill.
Champion Distance Runner – Let There Be Sound
Victorious in his only two starts of the season, Let There Be Sound extended his personal winning-streak to six this spring. Scores in the Grade 2 Pauls Valley Stakes in April and the Grade 2 Remington Park Distance Championship on May 30, wrapped up the honors for those competing on the 870-yard turn.
Owned by Louis and Corrine Howard of Kerrville, Texas, Let There Be Sound is trained by John Stinebaugh and was ridden to both Remington Park wins by Stormy Smith. Bred in Iowa by Black Oak Farm, Let There Be Sound is a 6-year-old gelding by One Famous Eagle from the Rossini (tb) mare Sakakawea (tb).
Champion Paint – Live Moonshine
Beating older runners in the Grade 1 Paul Harber Memorial in April, then the Grade 1 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes on May 30, cinched the top Paint honor for Live Moonshine.
Owned by Dan and Kaye Jones of Kemp, Texas and trained by Matt Whitekiller, Live Moonshine was ridden to victory in the Paul Harber Memorial by Andrew Samaniego and then in the NCWHMS by Cody Smith. A 4-year-old by CRM Livewire from the Awesome Chrome mare PRP Sedona Sunset, Live Moonshine was bred in Texas by his owners.
Champion Appaloosa – Queen For Cash
Undefeated through her first three career attempts this season, Queen For Cash was voted top Appaloosa.
The 2-year-old filly broke her maiden in late March, then won the Grade 1 Victoria Ennis Memorial for Paints & Appaloosas in April by 1-3/4 lengths. Queen For Cash then rolled to victory in her trial for the Grade 1 Speedhorse Graham Futurity, the world’s richest event for Paints & Appaloosas, by 1-1/2 lengths. Despite the impressive trial margin, Queen For Cash finished third in the Speedhorse Graham.
A home-bred owned by Gary Vaughan of Coalgate, Okla., Queen For Cash is by Hes Relentless (qh) from the Ivory James (qh) broodmare Ivory Queen.
Champion Claimer – Cold Brewster
Winning three races on the turn at 870 yards, in conditional allowance company and then in claiming events with $20,000 and $15,000 price tags, garnered the trophy as champion claimer for Cold Brewster.
A home-bred owned by Dustin Cox of Duncan, Okla., Cold Brewster is trained by Rex Brooks and was ridden twice to wins by Andrew Samaniego. Jockey Juan Pulido won the allowance race on Cold Brewster this season on March 12.
Tracked by more than 164,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $243 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, Remington Park is in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District.