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Racing Free Continues Paying Big

Racing Free-enrolled horses earn rewards at Remington Park.

Q-Racing Journal
April 11, 2013

Racing Free

Racing Free, an organization dedicated to promoting clean racing, saw five member horses win big this past weekend at Remington Park. Each horse was enrolled for $300 for the duration of the meet, and upon evidence of a clear drug test will earn $1,500 back per win.

Among the horses was Reliance Ranches LLC’s Coronado Cartel, who was the fastest qualifier to the $720,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity (R). The Corona Cartel colt is out of the Mr Jess Perry mare First Carolina, and was a $290,000 purchase at the 2012 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. The colt already won a $1,500 reward with his maiden score on March 15, which means he has earned a reward of $3,000 in just two starts.

Also winning were three horses who qualified for the $200,000-est. Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Derby (R). They will vie for the winner’s purse on April 20.

The three horses include You And Me Partners’ Glory Rider (Valiant Hero-Mighty B Doll by On A High), Garvan Kelly, Nancy Yearsley and Vinewood Farms’ Bon Accord (Shazoom-Dream Mirage by Royal Quick Dash) and Reliance Ranches LLC’s Feature Hero (Valiant Hero-Illegal Feature by Feature Mr Jess).

Reliance Ranches LLC’s VH Won (Valiant Hero-Jazzy Corona by Corona Cartel) also earned a check by winning his Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity trial, but failed to qualify.

To enroll horses, visit Racing Free’s website.

Racing Free is also partnering with major sale companies, including the Ruidoso Horse Sale Co. and Heritage Place Sale Co., to reward breeders via the Breeders Incentive Program. For $300 prior to a participating sale, any breeder can nominate their horse into the Racing Free Breeders Incentive Program. Once sold, the new owner will receive a voucher for one Racing Free membership at any participating track. When the new owner enrolls the horse, and the member-horse wins a race and receives a clear commission-level drug test, the new owner and breeder will be rewarded $750 each, respectively, for each win at that meet.

“The more support we receive and memberships that come in, the more rewards we will be able to give back to our industry,” says Micah McKinney, co-founder of Racing Free. “The sky is the limit with Racing Free and our team will continue making every effort to be positive about all of the hard work our regulators are putting in for this sport.”