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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 19, 2017—The $932,500 Remington Park Futurity will headline a rich program of racing this Saturday night. The qualifiers for the event, restricted to eligible Oklahoma-breds, made their way into the final via time trials on April 7 and 8.
Saturday’s entire 12-race card will carry purses of $1,470,650, marking the second million-dollar plus night of purses this season at Remington Park. The Oklahoma Futurity program on March 25 was the first to top seven-digit purse plateau.
EOS A Political Win, a colt by leading sire Apollitical Jess was the top qualifier at 330 yards on April 7, covering the distance in 16.947 seconds, into headwinds just under 20mph.
Owned by Elite Oilfield Services of Perryton, Texas and trained by Alfredo Gomez, EOS A Political Win drew post position three for the Remington Park Futurity. Esgar Ramirez will have the mount on the 5-2 morning-line favorite, set by odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk.
La Vencedora, a daughter of multiple stakes sire Ivory James, qualified best on the second night of trials, April 8, into a slightly stronger headwind above 20mph. The 2-year old filly crossed the finish in 17.011 seconds under regular jockey James Flores.
The field for the Remington Park Futurity, by post-position and program number order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
- Hez Our Prize: Clint Crawford, Daniel Torres, 3-1
- Double Eagle: Kenny Laymon, Cristian Esqueda, 12-1
- EOS A Political Win: Alfredo Gomez, Esgar Ramirez, 5-2 (morning-line favorite)
- Returning Motion: Trey Wood, Ricky Ramirez, 6-1
- The Only Knockout: Manuel Mata, Paul Nieto, 12-1
- Eagle Jazz: Rick Robinson, Agustin Silva, 5-1
- La Vencedora: John Weghorst, James Flores, 8-1
- My Southern Dynasty: Duke Shults, Jesus Flores, 15-1
- DF AJ Green Leaves: Duke Shults, G.R. Carter, 15-1
- Political Attraction: John Weghorst, Mario Delgado, 20-1
The Remington Park Futurity is the ninth race on Saturday night with a scheduled post time of 9:35pm. The first race of the evening takes place at 6pm. All times are Central.
Other stakes races on Saturday night include:
- Race 7 - $61,800 Laico Bird Stakes, Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds, 330 yards
- Race 8 – Grade 2, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial, 3-year-olds and up, 300 yards
- Race 10 - $305,400 Remington Park Derby, Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds, 400 yards
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Tracked by over 122,000 fans on Facebook and 8,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the $932,500 Remington Park Futurity, for Oklahoma-breds, on Saturday, April 22. Remington Park has provided over $167 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Open daily at 10:30am with free parking and admission, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, 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 remingtonpark.com.