DICKEY BOB REMAINS UNDEFEATED AT 250 YARDS, TAKING TOUGH FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE
Dickey Bob has a nose for the winner’s circle especially at 250 yards. He proved that Friday night, staying undefeated at the distance in two tries in the featured allowance race on Remington Park’s card.
It was the 7-year-old gelding’s fifth win in his last eight races and the 21st of 42 lifetime, an amazing 50 percent winner in his career. He defeated a strong field of open allowance horses that included 2018 All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess, who checked in fourth as the 5-2 second favorite. Dickey Bob was sent off as the public’s choice at 2-1 odds.
The gelded son of Apollitical Jess, out of the PYC Paint Your Wagon mare Paint Or More, is owned by Lunderborg LLC (Bruce Lunderborg) of Gibbon, Minn. He was ridden to victory by Jesus Salazar, racking up his third win of the night in this race. The riding triple moved him from a tie for 12th in the jockey standings to a tie for ninth with Gonzalo Gutierrez. Both have 19 wins on the season.
Dickey Bob, who was bred in Minnesota by his owner, broke sharply on top and had to hold off a strong-closing Rolling Along at the wire. The winner finished a half-length in front of the runner-up in a time of :13.130 over a fast track for a speed index of 98. Rolling Along went off at 9-2 odds under jockey Justine Klaiber, who moved into second place all by herself in the jockeys standings with 31 wins, won the ninth race in a dead-heat aboard Suzy de Capi. That filly hit the finish line in that race at the exact same time as Firstly.
Klaiber is seven wins behind leading rider Francisco Calderon (38) with one night of racing left. Klaiber’s victory was the 30th win for trainer Eddie Willis, who is five wins behind top conditioner Santos Carrizales, Jr. this meet. Willis has won 12 training titles at Remington Park.
Prideful C Wagon (7-2) finished third, a neck behind Rolling Along and a neck ahead of Apocalyptical Jess.
Dickey Bob earned $17,484 from the $29,980 purse and improved his career record to 42-21-5-4 for a bankroll of $348,410. It was his third victory in 10 races at Remington Park. He paid $6.60 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show across the board.
Jason Olmstead, Dickey Bob’s winning trainer, was voted the 2021 American Quarter Horse Association Champion trainer in the country last year.
Remington Park concludes the spring season on Saturday with a 5 p.m. post and a 12-race program worth more than $2.5 million in total purse money. The final 10 events of the night are lucrative stakes races led by the richest race in Oklahoma, the Grade 1, $1.1 million Heritage Place Futurity.
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