OKLAHOMA CITY -- April 9, 2018 – Political Attraction won the sixth and final trial on Sunday to qualify for the $347,400 Remington Park Derby, posting the fastest 400-yard time in the process.

Political Attraction crossed the finish in :19.714 over a fast track and will lead a field of 10 to the Remington Park Derby on Saturday, April 21. The race, for eligible Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds, is part of the Remington Park Futurity program. 

Owned by the partnership of Rogelio Marquez, Jr. and Kathy Robinson of Claremore, Okla. and trained by Amanda Tongay, Political Attraction was ridden by James Flores. The 3-year-old gelding won his first start of 2018 and extended his winning streak to five races in a row, dating back to July 2017 when he won his trial for the Speedhorse Futurity at Fair Meadows in Tulsa. Political Attraction then won the Speedhorse Futurity before going on to win a trial and then the Black Gold 350-Futurity at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore.

A son of Apollitical Jess from the Separatist mare Gunsight Peak, Political Attraction was bred in Oklahoma by Ron Lyles.

The top-10 qualifiers moving on to the Remington Park Derby, with their individual time, trial and trainer:

  1. Political Attraction - :19.714 (trial 6), Amanda Tongay
  2. Express Train No 9 - :19.823 (trial 5), Pedro Martinez
  3. EOS A Political Win - :19.829 (trial 3), Rolando Almanza
  4. She Eat Fire - :19.925 (trial 5), Trey Wood
  5. Olivias Jett - :19.985 (trial 6), Pat Swan
  6. Hot Dam Bam A Lam - :19.985 (trial 4), Donnie Strickland
  7. Cloud Ridge - :19.986 (trial 1), Randy Davis
  8. VF Zeus - :20.010 (trial 6), Kasey Willis
  9. DF AJ Green Leaves :20.035 (trial 5), James Padgett
  10. First Of 15 - :20.038 (trial 6), Jason Olmstead

The 2018 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season will continue Thursday thru Sunday, April 12-15. The first race nightly is at 6pm, except Sunday afternoon, when racing begins at 1:30pm. All times are Central.


Tracked by over 136,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $189 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Remington Park, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino, is home to the $934,500 Remington Park Futurity on Saturday, April 21. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.