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.
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