EDDIE LEE WILLIS MULTIPLE WINS IN CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF TRAINING RACES, INCLUDING FASTEST 2-YEAR-OLD SCORE
OKLAHOMA CITY – March 5, 2020 – Trainer Eddie Lee Willis won two of six training races Thursday at Remington Park, including the fastest one of the day at 250 yards for 2-year-old American Quarter horses.
Thursday’s training races were conducted over a fast track under sunny skies with temperatures low 60s, aided by a northerly tailwinds between 16-19mph.
It was the second day in a row Willis was able to win twice in a short number of races. Party Fare, a 2-year-old owned by Bella Vista Farms of Arcola, Ill., was the quickest of all juvenile horses that raced during schooling events. Party Fare stopped the timer in :13.522 for a speed index of 80 to win by 1-1/4 lengths in a field of seven competitors. Jockey Bernard Baca was aboard for the win.
Willis’ other winner on the day was Classy N Graceful in the fourth race, also owned by Bella Vista Farms. That juvenile Quarter Horse stopped the timer in :13.695 for a 73 speed index.
In other training races Thursday, the winners, with time, speed index, trainer and owner, were:
Race 1: This Candy Rocks, :13.353, 79 speed index, Stacy Charette-Hill, Randy and Stacy Charette-Hill
Race 2: A Fabulous Painting, :13.575, 77, Jason Olmstead, L Team/Tom Maher/Paul Luedemann
Race 5: Notreadytoplay Nice, :13.721, 72, Clint Crawford, Cavenaugh Quarter Horses LLC)
The sixth and final race of the session actually produced the fastest time of the day in an event for 3-year-olds and older. Executivedashcartel crossed the finish in :13.337 for an 87 speed index, trained by Urban Eck and owned by Kurt G. Eck.
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