Cold Cash 123 Remington Horse of Meet

World champion adds meet honors to his resume.

June 15, 2012

Remington Park

Reigning world champion Cold Cash 123 is off to a great defense of the sport’s top title as he has been voted the Remington Park Horse of the Meeting. The 4-year-old gelding was also tabbed as the Champion Older Male for the recently concluded 2012 season.

Owned and bred by T-Bill Stables of Clare, Michigan, Cold Cash 123 competed twice at Remington Park this spring, winning a pair of Grade 1 events. He began his year with a rallying triumph in the $100,000 Leo Stakes on March 24. The Michigan-bred then put on a show in winning the season’s premiere race for older horses, the $250,000 Remington Park Championship on May 27.

Trained by Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath and ridden in both of his Remington Park starts by Roy Baldillez, Cold Cash 123 endured a physical undertaking in the Championship due to rivals on either side collapsing on him at the beginning. The rough beginning caused Cold Cash 123 to lose his back-end, going nearly sideways before recovering to get into stride. Once moving forward at speed, Cold Cash 123 quickly made the advantage by the halfway point of the 440 yards before opening up, well within himself at the end in winning by three-quarters of a length.

A son of 2003 World Champion Oak Tree Special from the Takin On The Cash mare Hot Cash 123, Cold Cash 123 has now won 11 races overall. He surpassed the million-dollar mark for career earnings during the Remington Park season with his total now standing at $1,190,281.

Lota PYC – Champion 2-year-old
Owned and bred by Steve Holt of Guthrie, Okla. and trained by Rodney Reed, Lota PYC was perfect in all three of his career-beginning outings at Remington Park.

After breaking his maiden status on March 10, the 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred colt won his trial and then romped to win the $720,000 Remington Park Futurity, restricted to state-breds, by 2-1/4 lengths. Ridden in all of his starts by G.R. Carter Jr., Lota PYC is by PYC Paint Your Wagon from the Shazoom mare Lotawatah.

Lota PYC is expected to compete next in August qualifying trials for the $2 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso.

A Toss Up – Champion 3-year-old
An Oklahoma-bred owned by the Cedar Hills, Texas partnership of James Sills and Abel Flores, A Toss Up won three of five races during the season.

Bred by Sills, A Toss Up began his season by defeating older horses in open company, winning the $50,000 Eastex Handicap (G2) on March 4. He then moved on to win the $246,000 Remington Park Derby (R), for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds before defeating older state-breds in the $100,000 Sooner State Stakes (RG1).

Trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by David Pinon and Jimmy Brooks, A Toss Up is by Sweet First Down from the Corona Cartel mare Shake Cartel.

Thisfeatureisspecial – Champion Older Female
Owned by Mauro Zaborowsky of Sao Paolo, Brazil and trained by Paul Jones, Thisfeatureisspecial won both of her Remington Park attempts to claim the older female title.

Ridden in both races by Cody Jensen, Thisfeatureisspecial scored an allowance win on April 29 before posting a half-length win in the $50,000 Junos Request Stakes (G2) on May 26. Bred in Louisiana by J.E., D.C. & C.T. Jumonville, Thisfeatureisspecial is a 5-year-old mare by Feature Mr Jess from the Special Effort mare This Girl Is Special.

De Passem Okey – Champion Distance Horse & Champion Oklahoma-bred
The champion distance horse for both 2010 and 2011, De Passem Okey is laying early claim to a third-straight title by going undefeated in four 870-yard events at Remington Park this season.

Owned by Steve Holt of Guthrie, Okla. and trained by Rodney Reed, De Passem Okey was ridden in all starts this season by G.R. Carter Jr. A 6-year-old gelding, De Passem Okey continued his spectacular efforts around the turn by winning an allowance in March; the $50,000 Pauls Valley Handicap (G3) in April; the $54,000 Red Cell Oklahoma Distance Challenge  (G3) on May 6 and then the $50,000 Remington Park Distance Handicap (G3) on Memorial Day.

A son of Okey Dokey Dale from the Sir Richard Lewis (TB) mare Impassable Gal (TB), De Passem Okey has now won 19 career races, seven overall at Remington Park. He finished the season with a five-race winning streak dating to November 2011.

De Passem Okey was claimed by Holt for $7,500 in 2010 at Remington Park.

In a wide-open vote with five different horses receiving consideration, De Passem Okey was also selected as the Champion Oklahoma-bred. He was bred by Dr. Eddie Moore, D.V.M.

Eyegotitgoinon – Champion Claimer

Winning the $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes on Oklahoma Speedfest Day by 1-3/4 lengths catapulted Eyegotitgoinon to his divisional honor. The lightly raced 2-year-old began his career without much fanfare by winning a $20,000-level Maiden Claiming race in early April.

Owned by Raymundo Villareal, Jr. of Mission, Texas and trained by Trey Wood, Eyegotitgoinon was ridden in both of his career-starting wins by Ricky Ramirez.

Bred in Oklahoma by Dee & Betty Raper, Eyegotitgoinon is a gelding by Mr Eye Opener from the Special Effort mare Cant Hide Love.

G.R. Carter Jr. – Leading Jockey
A winner of 77 races during the 2012 season, Carter clinched his 15th Remington Park riding title on May 26 and finished 37 wins ahead of Jimmy Brooks and Stormy Smith who tied for second-place with 40 wins each.

Carter, an Oklahoma City resident, also led all jockeys in total earnings as his mounts collected $1,835,106 during the season. His biggest win came aboard Lota PYC in the $720,000 Remington Park Futurity (R).

Ricky Ramirez, winner of the $1,048,560 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) aboard BP Cartels Alibi, had total mount earnings of $1,060,333 for second in the money category.

Eddie Willis – Jack Brooks Award Winner
The trainer championship went to Eddie Willis of Caney, Oklahoma, who earned the Jack Brooks Trophy for the seventh time at Remington Park. Willis posted 42 wins during the season, finishing five ahead of Clint Crawford who had his best season ever at Remington Park with 37 wins. Luis Villafranco was third with 22 victories.

Willis also led the trainers in earnings with $1,301,737, posting his largest score in the $247,800 Heritage Place Derby with Priceless Feature. Trey Wood, who saddled BP Cartels Alibi to victory in the Heritage Place Futurity, was second with stable earnings of $726,136. Clint Crawford came in third with total earnings of $670,632.

Carl Pevehouse – Leading Owner
Owner/breeder Carl Pevehouse racked up 13 victories to win his initial leading owner title after a long and successful career competing at Remington Park in many of the track’s biggest stakes races. The Ratliff City, Okla. resident who keeps his horses with trainer Clint Crawford, finished two ahead of Bella Vista Farms of Arcola, Ill. Rancho Los Dos Potrillos of El Paso, Texas was third with nine wins.

The leading owner by earnings was Raymundo Villareal, Jr. whose BP Cartels Alibi won the $1,048,560 Heritage Place Futurity. Villareal finished with earnings of $496,099.

Steve Holt of Guthrie, Oklahoma, was second in earnings with $442,134. Pevehouse was third with earnings of $304,408.