DALTS FANCY PISTOL BREAKS STAKES RECORD IN HER FIRST STAKES WIN, THE FL LADY BUG STAKES AT REMINGTON PARK
OKLAHOMA CITY – May 26, 2020 – Dalts Fancy Pistol basically said, “anything you can do, I can do, too,” in winning the Restricted Grade 3,$50,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes with a record stakes time Monday night.
DF Lord Garvan had just broken the stakes record in the Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes the race before, for older Oklahoma-breds. Dalts Fancy Pistol followed up with a similar performance in the final race of the night, for Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds. Her time of 16.523 seconds for 330 yards beat the old record set by SS Calendar Girl in 2012 of 16.571. Dalts Fancy Pistol’s time was good for a speed index of 99 over the sloppy surface, caused by sometimes heave rain throughout the Memorial Day program.
Jockey Rolando Raudales pushed the button on this 2-year-old filly right out of the gate, in second, and quickly took over down the stretch to pull away by a half-length at 9-5 odds. The betting favorite at 3-2 odds, Gael Force, finished second, another half-length ahead of Bran Nu Dae (18-1) in third, the longest shot on the board in the field of seven.
Dalts Fancy Pistol won for the third time in four tries, but won her first stakes race in the process. This daughter of Im a Fancy PYC, out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Dalts Pistol, had won her Remington Park Futurity trial on April 4, but could only manage a seventh-place finish in the finals. She got back on track Monday for trainer Guillermo Valdivia and owners Larry Thompson and Don A. Anthony of Oklahoma City.
She paid $5.80, $2.80 and $2.20 to win, place and show and won $28,800 from the purse to bump her winnings after four starts to $87,100. She was bred in Oklahoma by her owners. It was the first win for all the connections of the winning filly in the FL Lady Bug Stakes.
FL Lady Bug was a prominent broodmare for decades, for Hall of Fame owners and breeders Marvin and Lela Barnes of Ada, Okla. FL Lady Bug was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame in 1999.
Remington Park concludes the 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season this week with racing Thursday through Saturday, May 28-30. The first race is at 6pm on Thursday and Friday before a special final night start of 5pm on Saturday, May 30. All times are Central.
Tracked by more than 163,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,400 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $242 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 presents the 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season through May 30. Visit remingtonpark.com for free racing selections for every program.