Trainer Jason Olmstead and his horses have really heated up as the spring temperatures continue to rise to the 80s. He qualified three of his charges to the $169,175 Remington Park Derby during four trials contested Saturday night.

Cowboys R Myheros won the first of four trials for the derby, immediately establishing the top qualifying time for the 400-yard heats. The 3-year-old gelding by Flying Cowboy 123 from the Valiant Hero broodmare Red Velvet Hero, won his second career race for owner and breeder Brenda Reiswig of Bismarck, N.D. Trained by Olmstead, jockey Edwin Escobedo guided Cowboys R Myheros to a half-length win in :20.033 on the fast track for a speed index of 85.

The four derby trials were contested into southerly headwinds ranging from 15-18mph.

Olmstead also qualified Cardiac Cowboy and Midnight Politics to the derby on April 27, restricted to Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds. Reiswig also owns and bred Midnight Politics. Escobedo rode all the qualifiers for the Olmstead barn.

The field for the Remington Park Derby, with trial heat, jockey, trainer, time and speed index:
Cowboys R Myheros: trial 1, Edwin Escobedo, Jason Olmstead, :20.033, 85
Jess A Salty Candy: trial 2, Ali Rivera, John Stinebaugh, :20.050, 84
Cardiac Cowboy: trial 2, Escobedo, Olmstead, :20.114, 83
BV Trust In You: trial 2, Jhaciel Soto, Eddie Lee Willis, :20.116, 83
RJ Having Fun: trial 1, Juan Pulido, Toby Keeton, :20.129, 82
Relentless Coronado: trial 3, Jimmy Brooks, Eddie Willis, :20.129, 82
Apollitical Whiplash: trial 1, Roman Cruz, Jesus Ruiz, :20.203, 80
Midnight Politics: trial 4, Escobedo, Olmstead, :20.246, 79
Lucky Luke: trial 4, Jose Alvarez, Marc Jungers, :20.263, 79
JS Eyema Texas Man: trial 1, Brooks, Eddie Willis, :20.270, 79

Remington Park racing continues Sunday with trials for the American Paint Classic Futurity featured. The first race Sunday is at 4pm-Central.

Remington Park has provided more than $345 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 simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. The Remington Park Futurity for Oklahoma-breds is featured on April 27. The 2024 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through June 1. starts its 50-date season. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.