Remington Hosts Training Races, Prepares for Open

Coronado Cartel posts fastest time on first day of training races.

Press Release
February 15, 2013

Remington Park

Remington Park is preparing for its American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed season, which runs from March 8 and through June 2 and marks the start of the 25th anniversary of racing at Remington Park.

On February 14, the track hosted 13 training races for 2-year-olds. Coronado Cartel won the first training race and posted the top time of the afternoon in the process.

Owned by Reliance Ranches of Llano, Texas, and trained by Eddie Willis, Coronado Cartel handled his 250 yards in :13.454 over a fast track, aided slightly by a tailwind of nine miles per hour, for a 81 speed index. Jockey Jimmy Brooks was up as the colt won his race by three-quarters of a length. All Remington Park training races are contested at 250 yards. Watch the videos of the training races at www.oqhra.com.

A 2-year-old colt Oklahoma-bred colt by Corona Cartel from the Mr Jess Perry mare First Carolina, Coronado Cartel was bred by the Madill, Oklahoma, partnership of Weetona Stanley and William Smith. The colt sold in the 2012 Ruidoso Yearling Sale for $290,000.

Remington Park will conduct 12 more training races on February 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The Remington racing season also features the return of the popular RP High Q Test will start the following week with big-money prizes awarded to top players.

The RP High Q Test is a free online handicapping contest that runs from March 15 through June 2. The ‘Test’ challenges fans to make selections of actual race winners throughout the season, with cash awarded to the Top 10 finishers, including a $5,000 grand prize.

Players in the RP High Q Test stay in the game as long as at least one of their selections finishes in fourth place or better in any of the three contest races conducted daily. If any selection finishes in the win, place or show pari-mutuel positions (1st, 2nd, 3rd) then the player will get ‘virtual bankroll’ credit for the amount of money the horse actually pays on the tote board. Those with the highest ‘virtual bankroll’ after racing on June 2 will be awarded prizes.

If a player’s selections fail to reach a top-four finishing position in any race, then the player may stay in the game if they have a Lucky Horseshoe, or lifeline, to utilize. Those that are knocked out can get back in the High Q Test once more Lucky Horseshoes are applied to their status, periodically through the course of the game.

Contestants must complete the entire High Q Test through the end of the game on June 2 to be eligible for prize money. Those eliminated from the High Q Test, regardless of ‘virtual bankroll’ stature or number of winners selected, will not win prize money.

Registration for The RP High Q Test will start prior to the beginning of the Remington Park season, and will remain open until racing begins on March 31. Registration will take place at therphighqtest.com once it commences.

Players that register after the first race of the contest on March 15, will be allowed to compete but will receive no initial Lucky Horseshoe. Only those that register to play before The RP High Q Test begins will receive the initial Lucky Horseshoe for their entry.