DREAMSVILLE WINS THIRD TIME THIS MEET, CAPTURING $270,535 REMINGTON PARK DERBY
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – April 18, 2020– Dreamsville became the first horse to win three times this season, capturing the restricted Grade 2, $270,535 Remington Park Derby on Saturday night.
One race later, PYC Avenue, matched that three-win skein when he dead-heated for victory in the Remington Park Futurity.
Jockey Jesus Salazar got a leg up from trainer Dee Keener for Dreamsville and the gelding’s owner, 95-year-old Elizabeth Logan from Haskell, Okla. This meet has been a particularly successful one for the nonagenarian as she won the $440,800 Oklahoma Futurity earlier in the meet with Tres Crystals.
“Pretty cool for an old lady,” Logan said in the winner’s circle after her Derby win. “We did win that futurity with Tres Crystals, so…”
Salazar realized the dream, firing out of the gate like an Easter bunny in hunting season, and went gate to wire as the winner on Dreamsville. The 3-year-old gelded son of Hes Relentless, out of the Tres Seis mare Answer the Dream, earned $108,214 for getting his picture taken in the winner’s circle. His updated racing stats are 11 starts, four wins, two seconds and three thirds. The win almost doubled his lifetime bankroll to $232,781. His record at Remington Park is four wins from seven tries for $228,881 earned. Logan purchased Dreamsville for $40,000 from the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale in 2020.
“He made it look super easy tonight,” said Salazar. “He gives his all every time. Today was even better than he’s been, he won so easily.”
Dreamsville, sent off at 5-1 odds, finished a full length ahead of 2-1 post-time favorite Just a Kool Baby in second place. Pevs Charley (6-1) ran third. Running time for the winner for the 400 yards was :19.460 over a fast track for a 98-speed index. It was the first win in this Derby for all connections. Dreamsville returned $13 to win, $5.80 to place and $3.60 to show to his betting backers. He was bred in Oklahoma by Jg Kelly, J.L. Yother and N. Yearsley.
“I’m really excited about this horse,” Keener said. “He’s really coming into himself.”
The Heritage Place Derby looks like a real possibility for Dreamsville at the end of the meet.
The remaining order of finish in the Remington Park Derby was Deutsch (4th), San Lorenzo Tay (5th), A Tres of Eagle (6th), Political Speed (7th), EM High Country (8th), Docs Dusty Cartel (9th), Especially Jess did not finish.
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