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Oklahoma City, OK — April 9, 2023 – Southern Seis had the misfortune of running against Tres Crystals at Remington Park last year in the Oklahoma Futurity, who also went on to win the Heritage Place Futurity, a $1 million race.

In Saturday’s trials for the $159,095 Remington Park Oaks, the 3-year-old Oklahoma-bred filly didn’t have to dodge the Texas-bred monster Tres Crystals, and it worked to her favor, putting up the fastest time of all qualifiers in the trials restricted to eligible Oklahoma-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Last year, the 3-year-old filly by Tres Seis, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Southern Miss, ran her heart out but finished fifth in the Oklahoma Futurity, beaten only a length by Tres Crystals. Southern Seis finished off the year in July, running second in the $145,000 Heartland Futurity in Indiana by three-quarters of a length before taking a vacation until Saturday night.

Southern Seis came off the layoff for trainer Lucio Espiritu and leading jockey Roman Cruz like a horse with her heart on fire for victory. Southern Seis stopped the timer for 400 yards in :20.027 over a fast track, moving into first place by three-hundredths of a second. It was her third win in four times in trial races. Her record now is seven starts, three victories and one second for a bankroll of $83,254. A total of $36,514 of that has been pocketed in Oklahoma City. Southern Seis is owned by Zareth Juarez of Litchfield, Ill. The swift filly was a $30,000 purchase in 2021’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale.

Southern Seis was sent off at 7-2 odds and won her trial by three-quarters of a length over Double Didget, the 6-5 post-time favorite. Five horses qualified from this heat for the final 10.

The fastest 10 times in the Oaks trials will face off in the finals of the $159,095 Remington Park Oaks on Saturday, April 22, at 400 yards.

The following were the 10 fastest qualifiers with times from Saturday, speed index, trial number (race number), jockey and trainer:

  • 1) Southern Seis, :20.027, 85, trial number three (race five), Roman Cruz, Lucio Espiritu
  • 2) Kool N Foxy, :20.052, 84, trial two (race four), Daniel Torres, Shawna Manriquez
  • 3) Sheslosthatluvnfeeln, :20.112, 83, trial one (race three), Gonzalo Gutierrez, Valerie Torres
  • 4) Double Didget, :20.155, 82, trial three (race five), Edwin Escobedo, Jason Olmstead
  • 5) AJ Fast Corona, :20.226, 80, trial one (race three), Edwin Escobedo, Jason Olmstead
  • 6) Jess Roll Me Over, :20.237, 80, trial three (race five), Bryan Candanosa, Josh Taylor
  • 7) Miss Kt Perry, :20.245, 80, trial two (race four), Cristian Esqueda, Stacy Charette-Hill
  • 8) Miss Ellens Angel, :20.257, 79, trial two (race four), Roman Cruz, Luis Villafranco
  • 9) JND Wagon, :20.262, 79, trial three (race five), Juan Pulido, Josue Garcia
  • 10) Kiss My Roana, :20.329, 78, trial three (race five), Oscar Andrade, Jr., Trey Wood

Tracked by more than 174,000 fans on Facebook and 10,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $317 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park features the 2023 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa season through June 3. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.