DICEY WINS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE RACE, KEEPING TRAINER PAT SWAN SMOKING HOT THIS WEEK
Dicey has never run better in her career and proved that Saturday night, easily winning the featured $40,000 non-conditioned allowance feature for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares, 3-years old and older.
This 7-year-old mare is just like whiskey, wine and blue jeans. She just gets better and better with age. Her win Saturday night was her third in a row at this Remington Park meet in as many tries and she did it like a pro, drawing away from her foes in the stretch.
Dicey’s victory kept trainer Pat Swan smoking hot this week. He sent out Chasin Jason on Friday night and the 2-year-old gelding won the $50,000 Don McNeill Stakes on the same night that that juvenile’s 3-year-old full sister Always Be Dancin won a claiming race. Swan owns, bred and trains both of those winners. He also conditions Dicey and owns part of her with Judith E. Lewis of Jones, Okla. She was bred in Oklahoma by the John James Revocable Trust.
Dicey opened the meet at Remington Park on Sept. 15 with a win against the same kind she faced Saturday night. Her victory in September was by 1-1/4 lengths. She followed that up with a trip to the winner’s circle on Oct. 20 in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint, winning by 1-3/4 lengths. Both of those starts came at six furlongs. Her win Saturday night was at 6-1/2 furlongs. Jockey Harry Hernandez has been in the saddle for all three victory parties.
The grand old mare earned $23,949 from the purse for her owners and improved her career record to 50 starts, 10 wins, three seconds, and nine thirds for a bankroll of $412,951. At Remington Park, she has started 22 times, winning six here, finishing second once with three thirds for Oklahoma City earnings of $265,675. Dicey was purchased by Jay Lewis for $43,000 from the Carter Sales Company’s 2017 Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale.
Dicey’s margin of victory on Saturday was 2-1/2 lengths under Hernandez and she was sent off as the prohibitive favorite at 4-5 odds. She paid $3.80 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Da Prairie Girl (6-5) checked in second, a neck in front of third-place finisher Stormieis Blue (13-1). The rest of the order of finish was Gypsy Rose (9-1) fourth, Sure Shot Shelly (14-1) fifth and Canada Candy (19-1) sixth.
Three of these fillies and mares hit the quarter-pole together with Dicey slightly ahead in between Sure Shot Shelly and Canada Candy. Sure Shot Shelly set the pace early, going :22.62 for the first quarter-mile, but Dicey had put her head in front by the time they had finished the half-mile in :45.95. She was in front after three-quarters in a blazing 1:10.96. Her winning time was 1:17.80 on the fast track, the third-fastest time of the meet at 6-1/2 furlongs. It registered only behind Campfire Creed’s 1:16.18 in allowance company Oct. 11 and Fly to the Bank’s 1:17.43 in the Silver Goblin Stakes on Nov. 10.
Remington Park racing continues with special Monday and Tuesday afternoon cards on Nov. 13 & 14 with the first event both days at 2:30pm. All times Central.
Remington Park has provided more than $337 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 is home to the Springboard Mile, a Kentucky Derby points-qualifying race, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. 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.