Carter Scores Four at Remington
Champion jockey wins four at Remington.
May 10, 2013
Champion jockey G.R. Carter Jr. rode four winners on Thursday night at Remington Park. Among them was Send Me A Candy Tree, who rocketed from the starting gate to win a 350-yard, $27,000 allowance for older fillies and mares.
Owned by Carl Pevehouse of Ratliff City, Oklahoma, and trained by Clint Crawford, the 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred mare used a launching start to immediately gain the advantage. Midway through the race, Catchin Fire loomed a threat from her outside post position. The pair hooked up over the final 100 yards with Send Me A Candy Tree never giving up her advantage to win by a neck in :17.191 seconds.
The win was the second of the season for Send Me A Candy Tree and the ninth from 14 lifetime attempts. The sixth overall Remington Park win was worth $16,330 to the daughter of 2003 world champion Oak Tree Special from the Leaving Memories mare Send Me The Candy, the 1996 Remington Park Futurity (G1) winner. The total earnings for Send Me A Candy Tree now stand at $321,417.
Send Me A Candy Tree provided Carter his fourth win of the night. He also crossed the finish first with the Appaloosa Good Vision ($5.60 to win) in the third race, This Candys Awesome ($4.40) in race five and Jess Call Me Valiant ($7.20) in the ninth. Carter now has 40 wins on the season and leads the jockey standings by seven over Jimmy Brooks.
The 2013 Remington Park season continues Friday through Sunday, May 10-12. The first race Friday and Saturday is at 6 p.m. Sunday racing starts at 1:30 p.m.
Trials for the $1 million Heritage Place Futurity (G1) will be held on Friday and Saturday evening with the fastest five from nine 350-yard trials each night, moving to the final on June 1.
Sunday racing will feature the $100,000 Bank of America Oklahoma Challenge Championship (G2) as well as trials for the $275,000 Heritage Place Derby (G2).
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