LEADING JOCKEY JAMES FLORES QUALIFIES TWO FASTEST HORSES IN NIGHT ONE OF TWO DAYS OF TRIALS FOR $895,210 REMINGTON PARK FUTURITY FUTURITY

OKLAHOMA CITY - April 5, 2019 -- Leading rider James Flores will have a decision to make when the Restricted Grade 1, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity is run on Saturday, April 20; he qualified the two fastest 2-year-old Quarter Horses from Friday’s trials at Remington Park.

A total of five qualified from the 330-yard heats on Friday. They will join another five qualifiers from trials held Saturday night.

The speedy 2-year-old Lota Shakin Goin On, a gelded son of Lota PYC, out of the Corona Caliente mare DM Hot Hot Hot, was the quickest at 330 yards in the trials, stopping the timer in 16.891 seconds over a fast track. Flores’ other winner, who raced second-fastest was Liarliar Hocksonfire, who hit the wire in 16.915. 

Gerald Reed trains Lota Shakin Goin On and Rick Robinson conditions the next-fastest, Liarliar Hocksonfire. Lota Shakin Goin On is owned by Reed and Whiting Ranch of Seminole, Okla. He was bred in Oklahoma by Reed Land & Cattle Co. Liarliar Hocksonfire, a 2-year-old gelding by Kiss My Hocks, out of the This Snow is Royal mare Blazin Fire, was one of two winners for Robinson on the night, but was the only qualifier for him. 

Trainer Trey Wood also won a pair Friday night but neither was able to qualify for the finals.

The following were the five fastest qualifiers from Friday:

     1) Lota Shakin Goin On, 16.891 seconds, 87 Speed Index, trial 5, trainer Gerald Reed, jockey James Flores.

     2) Liarliar Hocksonfire, 16.915, 86, trial 6, Rick Robinson, James Flores.

     3) A Tres of Sign, 16.975, 84, trial 6, Jason Olmstead, Cristian Esqueda.

    4) Johnny de Capo, 16.982, 84, trial 2, Oscar Nunez, Gaspar Garcia.

    5) Celebriti, 17.084, 81, trial 9, Josue Ponce, Jesse Levario.

Flores broke alertly on top in Lota Shakin Goin On’s trial and pulled away by daylight, winning by 1-3/4 lengths at 4-1 odds. He paid $10.60 to win, $4 to place and $3.20 to show. 

Flores was second out of the gate on Liarliar Hocksonfire, but cruised to the lead halfway down the track before getting up to win by a half-length ahead of A Tres Sign, who was another 1-1/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Oil Company Bum. The winner is owned by Jose Guzman and Rito Sosa of Blanchard, Okla., and was bred in Oklahoma by Blazin Farms LLC/Maze Condo. Liarliar Hocksonfire, at 2-1 odds, returned $6.40 to win, $4.60 to place and $3.40 to show.

All 11 trials on Friday were contested into a light southerly headwind between 6-8mph.

Flores now leads the Remington Park jockey standings by six wins over Jimmy Brooks, 22 to 16.

Racing resumes Saturday with race one set for 6 p.m. on a 12-race card, the final 11 are all trials for the Remington Park Futurity. The second-richest futurity of the Remington Park season is restricted to eligible Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds.

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.

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Tracked by more than 153,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,900 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $216 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 is home to the restricted Grade 1, $850,000 Remington Park Futurity on April 20. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.