QUICK QUICK QUICK LIVES UP TO HER NAME IN FEATURED TURF ALLOWANCE, WINNING THIRD STRAIGHT RACE
As the seven older fillies and mares pounded for home in the 7-1/2 furlongs feature race on the turf Thursday night at Remington Park, you could have thrown a blanket over the field. A three-way photo was required to determine the winner.
As they hit the wire, three of them were a head and a nose apart at the finish. Quick Quick Quick won the battle of the nods at the line to win for the third time in a row, including two on the grass at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Iram Diego took his second win of the night in the saddle, timing the wire perfectly to be victorious by a head over Lady Orchid. That 12-1 filly showed strong promise in her only start on the turf, running third, beaten a half-length at Canterbury Park in June.
Quick Quick Quick, a 5-year-old mare by Tiago, out of the Cape Town mare Quick Town, won for the third time in seven tries greensward. All three of her wins have been with Diego in the irons for trainer J.R. Caldwell. Quick Quick Quick is owned by Richard and Karen Boyer, and Rick Rinn of Bastrop, Texas. She earned $20,298 from the $36,805 purse and improved her career record to 24 starts, five wins, six seconds and one third for $253,080. She was bred in Kentucky by Marylou Whitney Stables.
Quick Quick Quick had won two 5-furlong races on the lawn at Lone Star before stretching out Thursday night to the longer distance. She had beaten tough, open allowance horses in Texas and also allowance-optional claiming company before her Remington Park score.
Lady Orchid finished second by a short head and she was a nose in front of third-place finisher Love On Tides. The 6-5 favorite, Fool’s Paradise, finished dead last, but was just a bit more than two lengths behind the winner. Diego sat in fifth in the early going of the race and then stepped on the gas in mid-stretch to come from fourth and just get up for the photo flash.
Live racing continues Friday and Saturday evening, Sept. 4 & 5, with nine races on tap both nights, beginning at 7:07pm-Central
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