OUR LADY WAGON PULLS OFF MINOR UPSET IN ALLOWANCE FEATURE RACE
One horse had qualified for last year’s $3 million All American Futurity and another horse had run second in the $750,000 Ruidoso Derby in 2018, but in the end, it was a horse that had never even run in stakes company that prevailed in Sunday’s featured allowance race at Remington Park – Our Lady Wagon.
It didn’t matter to the 4-year-old mare from the barn of trainer Stacy Charette-Hill that she was running against such class horses. This daughter of PYC Paint Your Wagon, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Little Kool Barbie, just jumped out of the gate on top and never was headed to win this $30,650 allowance race by a head at 6-1 odds. Jockey Jorge Torres was up for Charette-Hill and owner Kent Jackson of Elk City, Okla.
The All American Futurity finalist, Wokatee On Fire, only beat two horses in a field of nine. He had also beaten Lynnder 16 in winning his All American trial. Lynnder 16 had won the $864,000 Remington Park Futurity in the spring of 2018.
Cartel Cupid had run second in the Ruidoso Derby in New Mexico, but could do no better than third against Sunday’s feature winner, Our Lady Wagon. Painted Clouds, at 2-1 odds, finished second, a full length ahead of Cartel Cupid, the 9-5 wagering favorite.
Our Lady Wagon earned $17,584 for the victory and boosted her lifetime bankroll to $48,581. Her record now is 10 starts, three wins, two seconds and no thirds. Running time for the winner was 19.929 seconds for the 400 yards over a fast track, good enough to garner an 85 speed index. She was bred in Oklahoma by Michael Pohl.
She paid $15.80 to win, $7.80 to place and $3.80 to show across the board.
REMINGTON PARK WILL RACE MONDAY, APRIL 29, DAYTIME CARD AS MAKEUP FOR CANCELED SATURDAY CARD
Remington Park will race Monday, April 29, as a makeup day for the Saturday night card that was canceled due to weather-related safety issues; first post time will be 11:30 a.m.
“After visiting with the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association regarding last night’s cancellation, we’ve determined the best option for those horses that couldn’t compete last night would be to card a special nine-race program for Monday, April 29,” said Matt Vance, Remington Park Vice President of Racing Operations. “Due to several variables regarding eligibility and hair testing it will be many of those horses’ only chance to receive an opportunity to compete before the Heritage Place trials May 10-12.”
Vance reiterated that Saturday’s cancellation at Remington Park was a result of doing what was in the best interest of the horses’ and riders’ safety.
Racing resumes next week Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20 with the first race nightly at 6pm. The $895,210 Remington Park Futurity will headline an evening of eight stakes races on Saturday.
Remington Park is always open for casino gaming. Simulcast horse racing is offered daily. Admission, parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park. Guests must be 18 or older in order to wager on horse racing or to enter the casino.
Tracked by more than 153,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,900 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $216 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 restricted Grade 1, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity on April 20. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.