OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -May 27, 2019 – As a foal, Fancy Pants DC was a bit ornery, but trainer Bill Goodnight said he knew as soon as this gelding turned 2-years- old, he was going to be a runner. It was confirmed Monday on a special Memorial Day race card when Fancy Pants DC won the $72,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes at Remington Park.


It was the third win in a row for Fancy Pants DC, and second stakes win in a row. All Goodnight has done is send out seven starters at this race meet and won with six.

“It’s the best we’ve ever done,” Goodnight said. He trains this horse for owner Shelley Goodnight of Park Hill, Okla. “Shelley has the mama (of Fancy Pants DC). He’s easy to train all the way around. Just easy to do anything with.”

Jockey Cody Smith was in the saddle for the win; in fact, in all three wins and says the horse has no ceiling at this point. It was the second time Smith has won the FL Lady Bug, winning also aboard Cashshae in 2015. 

“I think he’s getting better,” said Smith, who also rode him in the Laico Bird Stakes on April 20 at Remington Park. “I think he’s just going to keep getting better. They (the Goodnights) have campaigned him perfect. Not tried to pound him too much. He’s done just right.”

Fancy Pants DC broke a bit off the early pace of Relentless Jessie and MH Might Be Leavin, but after 100 yards, Smith hit the gas pedal about the same time as his toughest competitor in the 8-hole did, Liarliar Hocksonfire. Fortunately for Smith, Fancy Pants DC had a bit more acceleration and held on for the win from post-position number one.

“I knew I was content with where I was (in comparison to the eight-horse),” Smith said.

Fancy Pants DC, a 2-year-old gelded son of Im A Fancy PYC, out of the Corona Cartel mare DC Cartel, won $41,800 from the purse to boost his bankroll to $96,440. Liarliar Hocksonfire was second and paid $3.60 to place and $2.40 to show. MH Might Be Leavin held on for third and paid $3.40 to show. The $2 exacta payoff was $13.40.

Fancy Pants DC stopped the timer for 330 yards in 16.835 seconds over a fast track, just a teensy bit off the stakes record of 16.571 by SS Calendar Girl in the 2012 edition of the race. Fancy Pants DC went off as the 4-5 odds-on favorite and paid $3.80 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show across the board.

The FL Lady Bug Stakes is named after the prominent broodmare from the late 1940s for Hall of Fame owners and breeders Marvin and Lela Barnes of Ada, Okla.

Racing continues Thursday as the final week of live racing is upon us for the Quarter Horse/Paints/Appaloosa race meet. First post Thursday night is 6 p.m.

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