UPTOWNE BABE FASTEST QUALIFIER IN SATURDAY NIGHT’S TRIALS FOR $895,210 REMINGTON PARK FUTURITY

OKLAHOMA CITY - March 6, 2019 -- Five different trainers and five different jockeys filled out the field for the final of the Restricted Grade 1, $895,210 Remington Park Futurity by qualifying five more 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred American Quarter Horses in the trials Saturday.

The fastest qualifier on Saturday was Uptowne Babe, who got to the finish line first in trial number two of 11 heats, stopping the clock in 16.857 seconds for the 330 yards on a track labeled muddy. Jockey Rolando Raudales was in the irons for trainer Guillermo Valdivia. This filly, sired by Mr Jess Perry, out of the FDD Dynasty mare Ms Southern Dynasty, also had the top Speed Index for the two nights of trials, earning an 88 for the win.

Uptowne Babe is owned by Sam Green of Monett, Mo. She was bred in Oklahoma by the owner.

Trainer Josue Ponce and jockey Jesse Levario qualified two for the finals, set to be run on Saturday, April 20. James Flores, Remington Park’s leading rider, also qualified two for the finals, both on night one of the trials. They were the two fastest qualifiers on Friday, April 5.

The following were the five fastest qualifiers from Saturday night:

·         1) Uptowne Babe, 16.857 seconds, 88 Speed Index, trial 2, trainer Guillermo Valdivia, jockey Rolando Raudales

·         2) Chilitos, 16.988, 84, trial 11, Santiago Riojas, Nestor Duran

·         3) Daisy Cakes, 17.024, 83, trial 11, Mike Robbins, Stormy Smith

·         4) Tren de Carga, 17.036, 82, trial 9, Josue Ponce, Jesse Levario

·         5) Relentless Jessie, 17.040, 82, trial 9, Luz Chavira, Daniel Torres

Joining the Saturday qualifiers from Friday, April 5 in the finals are:

• 1) Lota Shakin Goin On, 16.891, 87, trial 5, Gerald Reed, 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, race 9, Josue Ponce, Jesse Levario.

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.