TF HELLRASING CAT POSTS FASTEST TRAINING RACE OF DAY, DEE KEENER GETS TWO WINNERS FROM EIGHT RACES
TF Hellrasing Cat showed age matters Wednesday, winning the only training race for 3-year-olds, taking the last 250-yard race in 13.698 seconds for a speed index of 72.
It was the final schooling race of the day and the gelded son of Highest Fire, out of the Streak of Cash mare Cats Witchy Woman, was a single tick ahead of the previous fastest time of the day. All the other races were for 2-year-olds. American Quarter Horses raced in every event except the third and the sixth, which were for Paints and Appaloosas.
Guillermo Valdivia trains TF Hellrasing Cat for owner Darling Farms (Dan Darling, et.al.) of Lamont, Okla. Darling Farms also campaigned Hold Air Hostage, winner of six in a row as a 3-year-old in 2017, including three Grade 1 races in that streak – the Rainbow Derby and All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico and the Sooner State Stakes at Remington Park. Hold Air Hostage ran out a record of nine wins in 19 starts for $1,415,551 in earnings.
TF Hellrasing Cat won by a head over Big Big Love. Jockey Rolando Raudales persevered to get to the wire first on the winner.
Keener’s two winners on the day were Goddess Demeter in the first race and Bpmysouthern Dynasty in the fifth race. Goddess Demeter stopped the timer in 13.909 seconds for a 64 speed index for owners J. Lloyd Yother and J. Garvan Kelly. Bpmysouthern Dynasty crossed the finish in 13.742 seconds for a speed index of 71 for owner Elizabeth Logan. The latter of Keener’s winners was the fastest horse for the day until the final race. The American Quarter Horse Association’s 2019 Champion jockey, James Flores, was aboard Keener’s first winner, and Berkley Packer on the latter.
In other training races Wednesday, the winners, Quarter Horses unless otherwise noted:
Race 2 – Dangerous Cartel (:13.817, 68 speed index, Terry Underwood, Bill W. Underwood)
Race 3 – JF Princess Storm, Paint, (:13.753, 70, Carlos Ruiz, James Fobber)
Race 4 – Jess Cindy (:13.752, 70, Blane Wood, Dunn Ranch)
Race 6 – Sparkling Moondust, Paint, (:14.085, 57, Matt Whitekiller, Tracy and Luke Toyebo, Jr.)
Race 7 – Coronado Days, (:13.980, 61, Mike Robbins, Reliance Ranches LLC)
The 2019 Remington Park Quarter Horse season begins Friday, March 6, and continues for 50 dates, through Saturday, May 30.
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