GREAT FACES POSTS FIRST OFFICIAL WORK OF REMINGTON PARK PRE-SEASON TRAINING
Morning training is underway for the 2020 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season. Great Faces posted the first official workout, going to the track at 6:05am-Central this morning for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.
A 3-year-old Oklahoma-bred, Great Faces worked three furlongs handily in :38.33 under exercise rider Brandon Velarde. Owned and bred by the Winner, S.D. partnership of Jack Schuyler and Kevin Keiser, Great Faces galloped out a half-mile in :52.60 according to official clocker Vicky Grothaus.
A gelded son of Tapiture from the Successful Appeal mare Successful Show, Great Faces worked over a fast track, under partly cloudy skies, with temperatures in the low 70s.
Great Faces has finished second in three of his four career starts, including the $55,000 Will Rogers Stakes at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. in April. He has $30,626 in career earnings and made his racing debut locally as a 2-year-old in November 2019.
The chestnut is named in reference to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Von Hemel will have plenty of options for Great Faces once the Remington Park season gets underway on Aug. 21.
Tracked by more than 164,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $244 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 open daily for casino gaming and simulcast horse racing. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.