ZOOMIN CORONADO PUTS UP FASTEST TIME IN FOUR WEEKS OF TRAINING RACES AT REMINGTON PARK

OKLAHOMA CITY - February 27, 2019 --  Zoomin Coronado stopped the timer for 250 yards in his training race at Remington Park in a time of 13.335 seconds Wednesday over a fast track. It was easily the fastest time of any horse since schooling races began here on Feb. 6.

The 2-year-old Quarter Horse gelded son of Coronado Cartel, out of the Shazoom mare Zoomin Follies, scored a speed index of 86 in the first race of the day with a 14 mph tailwind, but it wasn’t just a fluke of catching the backdraft. This Stacy Charette-Hill-trained juvenile, ridden by jockey Jorge Torres, beat his competitors by lots of daylight, 2-1/4 lengths, under a hand ride, never being asked for his best.

Previously this month, the most impressive winner in a training race was Coronado Bay on Feb. 21, who won his heat in 13.631 seconds into a 20 mph headwind, for a speed index of 74. It’s likely no coincidence that these two winners on different days have similar bloodlines. Both were sired by 2013 Remington Park Futurity winner Coronado Cartel and both are out of Corona Cartel mares, each, however, having different dams by Corona Cartel. But those are extremely prominent pedigrees that have proven to be successful in the Quarter Horse racing arena.

Both are trained by Charette-Hill, also. It appears her barn is stacked with some fine juvenile runners. Zoomin Coronado is owned and was bred by Michael Pohl of Montgomery, Texas.

Coronado Cartel won $416,178 in his racing career, taking his picture in the winner’s circle in five of seven starts as a 2-year-old. The Remington Park Futurity was not the only 2-year-old stakes race he took down; he also scored in the Mr Jess Perry Stakes at Ruidoso. When the sire of these two training races retired, he became 2018’s leading first crop sire in the country.

In other training races Wednesday, the winners were Regal Tales (2nd race, 13.602 seconds, 75 speed index, trained and owned by Charette-Hill), Intocable Cartel (3rd race, 13.633, 74, trained by Luz Chavira, owned by Francisco J. Cornejo), Tres of Hero (4th race, 13.777, 68, Jimmy Padgett, Top Roustabouts/Backhoe Service LLC), Uptowne Babe (5th race, 13.678, 72, Guillermo Valdivia, Sam W. Green), Determined Queen (6th race, 13.661, 73, Trey Wood, John Dulce), and Oh La Royale (7th race, 13.645, 73, Maria Barraza-Rodriguez, Manuel Coto).

Wednesday’s training races were held under overcast, misty, skies with temperatures in the low 20s. Another seven training races are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28 at Remington Park.

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

Remington Park is always open for casino gaming. Simulcast horse racing is offered daily. Admission, parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park. Guests must be 18 or older in order to wager on horse racing or to enter the casino.

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