WORLD CLASS PERRY WINS THIRD CAREER RACE IN THURSDAY FEATURE, ALL THREE WINS AT REMINGTON PARK
World Class Perry had almost broken through to win for the third time in her career last time out, losing by a half-length. Thursday night in the featured allowance race at Remington Park, no one could get their nose to the line before the 4-year-old gray mare.
The daughter of Champion sire Mr Jess Perry, out of the Fishers Dash mare World Class Flash, flashed early speed out of the gate under jockey Alonso Rivera and she stretched her neck across the line winning by that exact margin.
World Class Perry’s sire, Mr Jess Perry, is the No. 3 all-time sire of money earners and is one of only three stallions in American Quarter Horse racing history to throw earners of more than $60 million. World Class Perry earned $13,530 from this allowance purse of $24,500 and graduated from the non-winners of three class. It was her third career win in 12 tries and all three trips to the winner’s circle have come at Remington Park.
World Class Perry, trained by Kevin Goodnight, took five tries before she finally broke through for a victory in her sixth career race, a maiden race in Oklahoma City on March 13, 2022. It only took her two more races to get the second win on April 28 last year. She needed four more attempts before getting that third career score on Thursday night.
World Class Perry improved her record to 12 starts, three wins, one second and two thirds for earnings of $46,832. The Mr Jess Perry progeny was purchased for $27,000 by Shelley Goodnight at the September Heritage Place Yearling Sale in 2020. The mare was bred in Texas by Cynthia Zoch.
World Class Perry, who was sent off at 6-1 odds, finished a neck in front of runner-up Who Kares (5-2 wagering favorite), who was another nose ahead of third-place finisher Torts on a Wagon (7-1). The winner paid $14.20 to win, $5.80 to place and $4.80 to show and stopped the timer for the 330 yards in :16.552, earning a speed index of 98 over the fast track.
Remington Park continues Friday through Sunday, May 19-21. Friday racing starts at 6pm. A special Saturday program begins at Noon, followed by the simulcast of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., where Mage attempts to maintain keep his Triple Crown hopes. Sunday racing starts at 4pm. All times are Central.
Tracked by more than 175,000 fans on Facebook and 10,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $320 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 features the 2023 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa season through June 3. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.