Queen for Cash was the predominant 4-5 favorite in the open allowance feature race for Paints and Appaloosas on Sunday, but the 5-year-old Appaloosa mare had to work for her sixth win at Remington Park.

WF High Gear (5-1 odds) pushed Queen for Cash to the limit, closing strongly from the outside as the queen of the Apps raced down the middle of the track. In the end, jockey Roman Cruz gave Queen for Cash one more shove at the wire and she got her nose down to finish a head in front of WF High Gear for the win.

Trainer Jesus Ruiz has sent Queen for Cash to the Remington Park track 13 times in her career and won with her here six times now. The daughter of Champion Quarter Horse Hes Relentless, out of the Ivory James (QH) mare Ivory Queen, earned $13,613 from the $23,750 allowance purse and improved her career record to 19 starts, eight wins, two seconds and two thirds for $126,670. Her Oklahoma City record is 13-6-0-2 for $102,077.

The cash machine top-racing App is owned by Gary Vaughan of Coalgate, Okla. It was the third consecutive race that Queen for Cash has won, taking two to finish up the year last fall at Will Rogers Downs. Her two wins in Claremore, Okla., were at 350 yards and 870 yards, showing just how versatile this mare can be. Her victory Sunday came at 350 yards and she covered the distance in :17.502 for a speed index of 94. WF High Gear was next at :17.527 and 93. Another length back in third was Hes a Harley (20-1).

Queen for Cash was bred in Oklahoma by her owner. She has now won four-of-nine tries at 350 yards. The mare paid $3.60 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.20 to show.

The tight finish was a bit of a surprise as the multiple-stakes winning App had previously won five times at Remington Park. No other horse in the field had won more than once in Oklahoma City. When she’s on her game, there aren’t many Paints or Appaloosas that can beat Queen for Cash.

The 2023 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues next week with a Thursday-Sunday schedule, March 30-April 2. First post time nightly is 6 p.m. with the exception of 4 p.m. on Sundays.

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