Third Start Of The Season Works Out For Cartelscandymachine At Remington Park
Cartelscandymachine, under champion jockey G.R. Carter, Jr., winning Sunday's the featured $23,750 allowance event at Remington Park.

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Third Start Of The Season Works Out For Cartelscandymachine At Remington Park

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 15, 2018—Leading Remington Park trainer Clint Crawford evidently had Cartelscandymachine ready to roll coming into the 2018 American Quarter Horse Season.

Sunday afternoon he made his third start of the season, and took his first trip to the winner’s circle, scoring the featured $23,750 allowance event by a neck.

Owned by PV Quarter Horse Farms of Ratliff City, Okla. and trained by Crawford, jockey G.R. Carter had the winning ride on Cartelscandymachine.

The 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelding battled throughout the 400 yards with Damn Strait, finally getting the advantage in the last strides to get up for the win. Damn Strait settled for the runner-up spot while Eyesa Texan moved through a tight spot at the rail to gain third, three-quarters of a length behind the winner.

Away at 6-1 odds in the betting, Cartelscandymachine paid $15.60 to win, $7.60 to place and $4.60 to show. Damn Strait paid $7.20 to place and $4 to show. Eyesa Texan returned $3.80 to show.

Call Me Cole was the wagering favorite at 6-5 odds, based on his success in the Los Alamitos $2 Million Futurity in southern California in December when he ran third. Call Me Cole had a sluggish beginning and ran ninth.

Cartelscandymachine is a son of Cartels Candy Man from the Salt Lake (TB) mare Salt Lake Spitty. He picked up his third career win from 14 attempts and made $15,080 in the process. Cartelscandymachine has now earned $94,889.

Cartelscandymachine finished fifth in the $66,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes on Opening Night, March 9. He was then third in an optional-claiming/allowance event on March 22, before busting through to win today.

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The 2018 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues Thursday thru Sunday, April 19-22. The $934,500 Remington Park Futurity is featured on a Saturday night program worth well over $1-million in purse money. The first race is at 6pm Thursday thru Saturday, with Sunday afternoon racing underway at 1:30pm. All times are Central.

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Tracked by over 136,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $189 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Remington Park, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino, is home to the $934,500 Remington Park Futurity on Saturday, April 21. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit