REMINGTON PARK MAIN TRACK OPENS FOR MORNING TRAINING
A month away from the start of the 2021 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season, the main track surface was open for morning training business on Tuesday.
Trainer Boyd Caster, the first to arrive and setup horses in the stable area two days ago, was also the first trainer to send athletes to the track. A total of 18 of his horses were out to gallop this morning, including Guided Missile and Box Seat.
Guided Missile, a 4-year-old colt by Tapit from the Tiznow mare Pussyfoot, is expected to attempt to prolong his current winning streak of two, sometime early in the Remington Park season. On July 10, Guided Missile won his second straight race at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. In that allowance/optional claiming event at 1 mile-70 yards, Guided Missile defeated five rivals, including Hunka Burning Love, winner of the 2020 Governor’s Cup at Remington Park.
Guided Missile has enjoyed a solid 2021 with four wins from seven starts to go along with one place and one show for earnings of $76,124. Overall, he has won five of 10 career starts with one place and two shows, good for $125,723. The gray colt is owned by Caster and his wife Beth, of Jones, Okla.
Also going to the track from the Caster barn today was Box Seat, runner-up at the Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner Stakes at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Neb. He finished second in the 1-1/16 miles race in April, beaten 1-1/2 lengths by Mo Mosa. Box Seat also finished a neck better than well-traveled graded stakes winner Sleepy Eyes Todd.
Mo Mosa was second in the 2020 Oklahoma Derby while millionaire Sleepy Eyes Todd competed in both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates earlier this year.
Box Seat, a 5-year-old gelding by Flashback from the Broken Vow mare Miss Personality, was a two-time winner in 2020 at Remington Park. He won a $25,000-level claiming event in October, then a first-level allowance race in December in Oklahoma City. Box Seat is owned by JT Stables of Springdale, Ark.
More horses continue to arrive at Remington Park to prep for the season set to begin on Friday, Aug. 20.
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