PAINTED TURNPIKE RETURNS IN FRIDAY’S PAUL HARBER MEMORIAL AT REMINGTON PARK

OKLAHOMA CITY -- April 8, 2018 – Paint racing’s all-time leading money earner, Painted Turnpike, makes his 2018 season debut on Friday night at Remington Park in the $20,000 Paul Harber Memorial.

The three-time defending World Champion Solid Paint-bred (2015, 2016, 2017), Painted Turnpike is owned and bred in Oklahoma by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Okla. and trained by Matt Whitekiller.  Regular jockey Cody Smith will be on Painted Turnpike. 

The now 5-year-old horse is the heavy morning-line favorite at 4-5 odds on Friday night in the Paul Harber Memorial, the eighth race of 12 on the card, with a scheduled post time of 9:09pm. The race is for Paints & Appaloosas at 350 yards.

Painted Turnpike will put his eight-race winning streak on the line when he returns to action Friday. He has not been beaten since finishing second in a derby at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. on Oct. 1, 2016.

Painted Turnpike passed legendary Got Country Grip in the summer of 2017 for all-time earnings by a Paint, and brings his bankroll of $385,245 into the Paul Harber Memorial. He has won 20 of 23 career races and has 10 victories at Remington Park. 

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

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