WIN IN NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM STAKES WAS RIGHT THERE IN WINNING HORSE’S NAME – WIRED FOUR FORTY
The winner in the 440-yard $32,200 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Stakes was right there in the horse’s name – Wired Four Forty.
It was the first time this 3-year-old gelded Paint had tried 440 yards and he lived up to his name as Wired Four Forty fired a wired 440 to add a black type stakes to his resume for the first time. His winning time for the distance was :21.879 over the fast track for a speed index of 87.
Trainer Eddie Willis and jockey Justine Klaiber combined for the trip to the winner’s circle. Willis won this race for the second time, also taking home the trophy in 2014 with Major Tom. It was the first win in this race for Klaiber and owner James Sills of Cedar Hill, Texas.
Wired Four Forty, a gelded son of CRM Livewire, out of the Ivory James (QH) mare Bentley James (QH), was sent off as a 10-1 longshot and paid $23.60 to win, $9 to place, and $5 to show to his backers. Bully Pulpit (5-1) got up for second, only a head behind. He finished another nose in front of Js Runnin Wire (9-2), the third-place finisher.
The remaining finishers were WF High Gear (4th), Power Fade (5th), Live Moonshine (6th) Mammy Jammer (7th), Queen For Cash (8th), MH Famous Moonshine (9th), Js Shezaquickchick (10th), Giorgis Prize (11th) and De Quick Capo (12th).
Wired Four Forty earned $17,622 from the purse and improved his record to 11 starts, four wins, five places and two seconds for $50,141 in his bankroll. He is a home-bred for the owner here in Oklahoma.
The two favorites in this race finished up the track in this field of 12 horses. Live Moonshine (2-1 top choice by the bettors) ran sixth and Queen for Cash (3-1) could do no better than eighth after winning the Mister Lewie Memorial Stakes last time out.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes is named in honor of the famous attraction, and neighbor of Remington Park, in the Oklahoma City Adventure District.
Tracked by more than 170,000 fans on Facebook and 10,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $290 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’s casino is open 24 hours a day. Simulcast horse racing is featured daily. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.