REVENANT MOON PAYS FOR HERSELF MANY TIMES OVER, WINNING GRADE 2 OKLAHOMA FUTURITY
Trainer Trey Wood said Revenant Moon was bought for $20,000 as a yearling. On Saturday night at Remington Park, the 2-year-old American Quarter Horse filly made all that back and more for her owners.
She won $190,880 for finishing first in the Grade 2, $477,200 Oklahoma Futurity and now has won two races in a row to open her career for a bankroll of $196,718. That is almost 10 times her purchase price paid by owners Trey Odom, Scott Bryant and Norman Allen of Ropesville, Texas.
“We spent 20 (thousand) on her and that usually doesn’t work out,” said Wood, “This time it did. I liked her because of her family and she had great conformation. Down the road we wanted her as a broodmare.”
Revenant Moon is by A Revenant, out of the FDD Dynasty mare Sochi Moon. A Revenant only raced four times in his career, but he won three times and ran second in his only other start, amazingly for total earnings of $604,800. The winner’s grandsire on the dam side, FDD Dynasty, is an American Quarter Horse Association Champion sire, producing such runners as World Champions Jessies First Down and Danjer.
Revenant Moon ran like a champion, winning Quarter Horse racing’s longest-running futurity. She took the 80th edition of this race, started in 1947, in :15.397 over a fast track for 300 yards as the wagering favorite at 3-5 odds, earning a speed index of 90. She finished a neck ahead of Hock It to You (5-2 second favorite), who was another 1-1/4 lengths in front of third-place finisher Shy Kisser (43-1). Revenant Moon paid $3.40 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.40 to show.
Revenant Moon was bred in New Mexico by Dosi and Norma Alvarez. Jockey Jose Alvarez was in the saddle for the winner in both her trial and in the futurity final.
“She was a little nervous in the gate because the other horses were going crazy,” said Alvarez.
The No. 3 horse right next to Revenant Moon, De Laurentis, had to be scratched, on the advice of the track veterinarian, because the gelding made a ruckus and sat down after he was loaded. The No. 1 horse, Pevs Charley, was a scratch earlier in the day.
“But once we reloaded, she was very professional,” said Alvarez. “She can sure run.”
It was the first win in this race for all connections.
Live racing continues Sunday, March 21 with first post time of 6pm-Central.
Tracked by more than 165,000 fans on Facebook and 10,400 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $258 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 open daily for casino gaming and simulcast horse racing. The 2021 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through May 29. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.