INAUGURATOR WINS THURSDAY ALLOWANCE FEATURE AT REMINGTON PARK
Inaugurator now has a winning streak of two races in a row after pulling clear in Thursday’s $24,100 allowance feature at Remington Park. The race was the finale on a program conducted without public spectators, a first in track history.
Owned by Valeriano Racing Stables of Odessa, Texas and trained by Monty Arrossa, Inaugurator was ridden by James Flores. The 3-year-old gelding added his Thursday triumph to a score at Los Alamitos in southern California in January when he broke his maiden status.
Inaugurator left the starting gate sharply in the 330-yard event, and was in command over his nine foes at the midway point, then pulled away to win by one length in :16.767 over a track labeled good. A Texas-bred son of Apollitical Jess from the Dash Ta Fame mare Famous Phoebe, Inaugurator earned a 91 speed index for his second career win.
The second choice in the wagering at 5-1 odds, Inaugurator paid $13 to win, $5 to place and $3.60 to show. Im Fearless, the beaten favorite at even-money in the wagering, returned $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Relentless Jess finished a nose behind the runner-up to pay $3.20 to show.
The victory was worth $11,980 to Inaugurator, boosting his total earnings to $23,320 with two wins from nine lifetime attempts with three seconds and three third-place finishes.
Remington Park racing continues, with no public spectators, Friday through Sunday, March 20-22. The first race nightly is at 6pm with Sunday racing at 1:30pm. All times are Central.
Saturday racing features the Grade 2, $383,725 Oklahoma Futurity on a program with seven stake events overall.
Tracked by more than 162,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,100 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $242 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 presents the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 21. The 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through May 30. For more information, please visit remingtonpark.com.