TRAINER DEE KEENER and JOCKEY JAMES FLORES QUALIFY TWO HORSES WITH FASTEST TIME IN TRIALS FOR OKLAHOMA PAINT AND APPALOOSA FUTURITY
OKLAHOMA CITY – March 6, 2020 – Fifty Paints and Appaloosas went to post in six trials on Opening Night of the 2020 racing season at Remington Park, trying to qualify for the finals in the Grade 1 $180,100 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity on March 21.
Two horses – WF Turnpike Candy and Captain Capi tied for the fastest time of the night, covering 300 yards in :15.702 over a fast track. The leading rider the past two years in Oklahoma City, James Flores, rode both of those horses in the trials for trainer Dee Keener.
Jockeys Flores, Cody Smith and Jimmy Brooks all qualified two horses each for the finals. Among the trainers with multiple horses in the top 10 included Keener with three, Matt Whitekiller with two and Eddie Willis with two. Willis was the top trainer at Remington Park last year and has won the training title 10 times here.
WF Turnpike Candy is a 2-year-old Paint by multiple World Champion Painted Turnpike, out of the Country Chicks Man (qh) mare SW Eye Candy. Painted Turnpike became the all-time winningest Paint in 2017, surpassing Got Country Grip.
Captain Capi is a 2-year-old Paint by Capo de Capi (qh), out of the Judys Lineage mare Rosy Dial. Capo de Capi won 6-of-13 races lifetime.
- The fastest 10 qualifiers, with jockey, trainer, owner, finishing time and speed index:
- 1- Tie) WF Turnpike Candy; Flores; Keener; owner Painted Faith Racing, Inola, Okla.; :15.702, and 80 speed index.
- 1 – Tie) Captain Capi; Flores; Keener; Lloyd Garrison, Skiatook, Okla.; :15.702, and 80.
- 3) Tales U Lose; Cody Smith; Matt Whitekiller; Dan and Kaye Jones, Kemp, Texas; :15.766, and 78.
- 4) MH Famous Moonshine; Jimmy Brooks; Eddie Willis; Mary L. Hainline; Noble, Okla.; :15.820; 77.
- 5) Wired Two Twenty; Jimmy Brooks; Eddie Willis; James Sills, Cedar Hill, Texas; :15.826, and 76.
- 6) This Wire Is Hot; Cody Smith; Matt Whitekiller; Dan and Kaye Jones, Kemp, Texas; :15.852, and 75.
- 7) JS Shezaquickchick; Raul Valenzuela; Dee Keener; Shirley Wheeler, Boynton, Okla.; :15.861, and 75.
- 8) Baileys N Corona; Mario Delgado; Monty Arrossa; Dunn Ranch, Wynnewood, Okla.; :15.869, and 75.
- 9) Loaded On Crown; Cristian Esqueda; Clinton Crawford; H.T. Churchwell and Michael D. Hester, Okmulgee, Okla.; :15.909, and 74.
- 10) Captain Blood (the lone Appaloosa to qualify) Agustin Silva; Luis Villafranco; Gary Vaughan, Coalgate, Okla.; :15.955, and 72.
Racing resumes Saturday with a special post time of 4 p.m. set for a 12-race card of Oklahoma Futurity trial.
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.
Tracked by more than 162,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,100 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $242 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 presents the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 21. The 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through May 30. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.