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Ivoriona Shines In Debut, Sets New Track Record For Paints

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Ivoriona, under jockey Jorge Torres, sets a new 250-yard Remington Park track record by a Paint or Appaloosa on Sunday.


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 20, 2016—Record-setting debuts are rare feats, reserved for only the most promising race horses. Ivoriona fits the bill as she obliterated her competition in her first race, rolling to a new 250-yard Remington Park track record by a Paint or Appaloosa.

A two-year-old Oklahoma-bred Paint filly, Ivoriona gave a glimpse of her potential when she easily won a Remington Park training race on March 2. Showing she was ready for the real thing, Ivoriona rocketed from the starting gate in Sunday’sopener at Remington Park for Paint and Appaloosa maidens.

Jockey Jorge Torres was simply a passenger, hand-riding her throughout as she poured it on to win by 3¼-lengths, crossing the finish in :13.036 seconds over a fast track.

The time set a new Remington Park standard for Paints or Appaloosas at the distance, besting the old record of :13.169 seconds set in May 2014 by Fly CB Fly.

Owned by the Lexington, Okla. partnership of Randy Hill and Mickey Johnson, Ivoriona is trained by Stacy Charette-Hill. The filly was bred in Oklahoma by Mickey and Stanley Johnson and is a daughter of