TRAINER TREY WOOD’S HORSES RULE THE DAY IN TRAINING RACES WITH FIVE WINS; EDDIE LEE WILLIS’ RED DYNASTY FASTEST OF DAY
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – March 17, 2021 – Trainer Trey Wood has had a slow start to the 2021 Remington Park race meet, going 1-for-17, but he apparently has several bullets left in his barn to fire. Wood’s horses won 5-of-15 training races on Wednesday, prepping for the first starts of their career.
On a drizzly, rainy day when the temperature fell from 54 degrees at the start of the races to 44 degrees by the 15thand final schooling event, and the wind went from 8 mph headwind to 27 mph tailwind, Wood’s winners were (all Quarter Horses and 2-year-olds unless defined otherwise) Lethal Assist (colt) in the fourth, Teller Ima Secret (colt) in the fifth, Perrys Cartel (3-year-old gelding), Especially Jess (colt) in the 10th and A Peachy Secret (filly) in the 12th. Teller Ima Secret was the fastest horse of the day until the final schooling race.
Red Dynasty, a 2-year-old gelding by FDD Dynasty, out of the Shazoom mare SS Rojo, hit the wire in front by a neck in a time of :13.494 for 250 yards over a fast track, just a tad bit better than Teller Ima Secret’s :13.513. They earned speed indexes of 80 and 79, respectively.
Red Dynasty’s tailwind was 27 mph while Teller Ima Secret’s time came with a 9 mph tailwind. Red Dynasty, owned by the partnership of Flying Hooves Racing and Bella Vista Farms, was a neck in front of CC Max, who was another neck ahead of Five Bar Barbie. Red Dynasty is trained by Eddie Lee Willis and was ridden by Ruben Castro.
In Teller Ima Secret’s race, he also finishes a head in front of BP Southern PYC, but the two of them were 1-3/4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Early Surprise. Teller Ima Secret is owned by Frisky Fillies Stable and was ridden by Tanner Thedford.
Wood’s sluggish beginning to the meet is a surprise, considering he won the training title in 2017 and is the last person other than Eddie Willis or Clint Crawford to win the award. Willis and Crawford are currently in a tie for the lead this 2021 meet.
Wood also has finished in the top 10 in the country for money earned by his horses six times since 2011. He was eighth that year, sixth in 2013, ninth in 2015, seventh in 2016, fifth in 2017 and No. 1 in the country in 2019. He also ranked second nationally in 2017 by wins and 10th in that category in 2013.
Wood is a multiple graded stakes-winning trainer and has had such Grade 1 winners in his barn as All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess, BP Cartels Alibi and Big Biz Perry (both Heritage Place Futurity winners). Wood has won 600 races from 2,803 starts, according to Equibase Quarter Horse stats, for lifetime earnings of $17,501,982.
The winners of training races Wednesday with their times and speed indexes were:
- Race 1) Rock Candy Blue, :13.878, 65
- Race 2) Trending Up, :13.798, 68
- Race 3) Igotta Good Candy, :13.573, 77
- Race 4) Lethal Assist, :13.624, 75
- Race 5) Teller Ima Secret, :13.513, 79
- Race 6) Delight Us All, :13.907, 64
- Race 7) Zoomin Jess, :13.875, 65
- Race 8) Wearereadynow, :13.810, 67
- Race 9) Perrys Cartel, :13.643, 74
- Race 10) Especially Jess, :13.580 (hand-timed), 77
- Race 11) Pevs Gambler, :13.572, 77
- Race 13) Jess Give Mea Reason, :13.597, 76
- Race 14) Jodies Rowdy Bogart, :13.556, 78
- Race 15) Red Dynasty, :13.494, 80
Live racing this week continues with a Thursday-Sunday schedule, March 18-21, and all four nights the first post time is 6pm-Central.
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