CORONADO BAY IMPRESSES IN THURSDAY TRAINING RACES AT REMINGTON PARK

OKLAHOMA CITY - February 21, 2019 -- Despite racing into the strongest headwind of the day (20 mph), Coronado Bay, a 2-year-old American Quarter Horse owned by Oscar Padilla, easily had the most impressive win of the eight training races at Remington Park on Thursday.

Under a simple hand ride by jockey Jorge Torres for trainer Stacy Charette-Hill, this colt sired by Remington Park Futurity winner Coronado Cartel, out of the One Famous Eagle mare Shes The Eagle, broke swiftly from the gate and soon distanced himself to win his 250-yard race in a time of 13.631 seconds for the final event of the session. That was good enough for a 74 speed index on a day when two of the eight schooling race winners earned speed indexes of 49.

The Texas-bred Coronado Bay looked a lot like his daddy as he strode home as possibly the most impressive horse that has run in the first three weeks of training races. He won his heat by 1-1/4 lengths ahead of runner-up Special Candy Kisses (13.844), who would have won any of the seven other training races before the final on the card with his 65 speed index.

Sire, Coronado Cartel, won $416,178 in his racing career, taking five of seven starts as a 2-year-old, and then one of five as a 3-year-old. Coronado Cartel was 2018’s leading first crop sire in the country. Coronado Bay’s grandsire is Corona Cartel, whose progeny have earned well over the $50-million mark.

The earlier races on Thursday’s training race slate were run into headwinds of 18- and 19-mph winds the rest of the day. The winners were Fly Relentless Fly (race 1, 2YO QH, 13.95, SI 61) for trainer Hill; Allie Fay (race 2, 2YO QH, 14.25, SI 49) trained by Jimmy Padgett; DSL Awesome Chic (race 3, 2YO Pts/Apps, 14.25, SI 49) trained by Matt Whitekiller; Ferrero Rocher TLC, (race 4, 2YO QH, 13.96, SI 60) trained by Clint Crawford; Rrlentless (race 5, 2YO QH, 14.07, SI 56) trained by Gregg Sanders; Allomi (race 6, 3YO-up QH, 13.87, SI 64) trained by Trey Wood; Have It Your Way (race 7, 2YO QH, 13.94, SI 61) trained by Hill .

The 2019 Remington Park Quarter Horse season begins Friday, March 8, and continues for 50 dates, through Saturday, June 1.

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