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Apollitical Redflash Sets 330 Yard Remington Track Record With A Little Help From 24 MPH Tailwind
Apollitical Redflash (#6) wins the eighth race allowance on Thursday at Remington Park and sets a new 330-yard track record in the process. Jockey Jorge Torres was up.

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Apollitical Redflash Sets 330 Yard Remington Track Record With A Little Help From 24 MPH Tailwind

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2023–Apollitical Redflash broke the Remington Park track record for 330 yards on Thursday night. The mark that had stood since 2014, fell as the 5-year-old sorrel gelding had a little help from his friend, a 24mph northerly tailwind.

No longer will you have Pure D Spit in your program. That gelding set the record in 2014 for owner/trainer Rodrigo Covarrubias on April 10 of that year in a time of :16.323 and the Equibase racing chart shows no wind in the race.

Jockey Jesus Salazar was aboard for that victory. Nine years later, Apollitical Redflash scores with a time of :16.295 with the blustery north wind at his back and Jorge Torres on his back for trainer Clint Crawford. This gelding received a 107-speed index for his efforts and Pure D Spit had a 106.

Apollitical Redflash was the second wagering favorite in the race at 5-2 odds and is owned by Cavenaugh Quarter Horses of Walnut Ridge, Ark. The winner got to the wire by a half-length over runner-up This Candy Can (6-1), who was another neck ahead of third-place longshot JF Storm Wagon (36-1).

When Pure D Spit set the record, he only won his race by a head over Novas Gold. He set his record in starter allowance company for horses that had started for a claiming price of $10,000 or less in 2013-14. He was 6 years old at the time of his record-setting feat.

On Thursday night, Apollitical Redflash, a gelded son of the most prolific sire going in the business, Apollitical Jess out of the Chicks Beduino Jr mare Chalala, won $16,755 from the open allowance purse of $34,000.

The winner improved his record to 17 starts, four wins, three seconds and three thirds for a bankroll of $208,312. Apollitical Redflash was bred in California by Rancho El Cabresto.

The 2023 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues Friday through Sunday, March 17-19. The first race nightly is at 6pm with Sunday racing underway at 4pm. All times are Central.

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Tracked by more than 172,000 fans on Facebook and 10,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $314 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 live racing returns March 9 with the start of the 2023 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa season. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.