SHAKY HERO PULLS UPSET IN ALLOWANCE FEATURE

For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 18, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Older runners were featured in Sunday’s $22,000 allowance at Remington Park, going 330 yards. Shaky Hero launched from his rail post position to lead early and then battle to victory at odds of 13-1.

Owned by Regina Laymon of Neosho Falls, Kan. and trained by Kenny Laymon, Shaky Hero was ridden by jockey Juan Pulido. The 5-year-old gelding won his season opener to move his winning streak to two in a row. The streak started in his final start of 2017 in July when he won a claiming race at Fair Meadows in Tulsa.

Mary Paintyourwagon made a bid halfway through the race to force the issue with Shaky Hero. Make U Smile rallied from the extreme outside to make a three-way photo finish. Shaky Hero prevailed by a nose in :16.590 over a fast track.

Shaky Hero paid $29.20 to win, $21 to place and $13.40 to show. Make U Smile paid $8.40 to place and $5.20 to show. Mary Paintyourwagon, was a head behind the winners, returning $7 to show. Painted Wine Wagon was the beaten favorite at 7-5 odds, finishing 9th in the field of 10.

An Oklahoma-bred gelding by Valiant Hero from the Embrujo FG mare Shaky Girl, Shaky Hero won his fourth career race from 14 attempts. The winner’s share of $15,680 jumps the lifetime bankroll for Shaky Hero to $64,509.

The American Quarter Horse Season continues Thursday thru Sunday, March 22-25. The first race nightly is at 6pm with Sunday racing starting at 1:30p.m. The 77th Oklahoma Futurity will headline the Saturday program on March 24. All times are Central.

Tracked by over 136,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $189 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Home to the 77th running of the Grade 3, $371,200 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 24; Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.

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