GYPSYS LAST HERO PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF AT END OF 2017

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 15, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gypsys Last Hero wrapped up his 2017 racing season with an allowance victory at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. in October. After a winter freshening, he came back ready to roll on Thursday night at Remington Park, winning a $30,000-level claiming event at 300 yards, gaining late for victory.

Owned by Ernestina Cervantes of Farmington, Ark. and trained by Guillermo Valdivia, Gypsys Last Hero rolled to the score under jockey Larry Payne. A 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelding, Gypsys Last Hero didn’t start cleanly, having contact with Im All About The Bass to his inside. He had to make a rally to run down BV King George, just catching him in the final strides to win by a neck in :15.508 over a fast track.

Away at 9-2 odds in the wagering, Gypsys Last Hero paid $11 to win, $5.40 to place and $3.80 to show. BV King George returned $4 to place and $3.80 to show. Miss Tamale was third, a length behind the winner, paying $10.40 to show. Mr Candy Reason was the beaten favorite at 7-2 odds in the betting, finishing sixth.

The win was the third from 19 career start for Gypsys Last Hero who is extremely consistent in the money with seven second-place efforts and five more races finishing in third. The race was worth a total purse of $22,800 with the winner’s share of $12,960 going to Gypsys Last Hero, a son of Valiant hero from the Sixarun mare Threadbare Gypsysoul. His total earnings now stand at $62,767.

The 2018 American Quarter Horse Season at Remington Park continues Friday thru Sunday, March 16-18. The first race is at 6pm nightly, except for Sunday afternoon, when the action starts at 1:30pm. All times are Central.

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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