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Press ReleaseApril 27, 2014
Remington Park on Saturday held four sets of trials for Bank of America Racing Challenge events in advance of the finals to be contested on Sunday, May 11. The winners of the finals will earn a spot in the Bank of America Challenge Championships to be run this fall at Prairie Meadows in Iowa.
Distance horses qualified for the $40,000- added Red Cell Remington Park Distance Challenge (G3) at 870 yards. A field of eight was determined with Mixed Fantasy (:45.887) the top qualifier in the second of two trials. Mixed Fantasy is owned by J K Running Horses of Neosho Falls, Kansas, and trained by Kenny Laymon, G.R. Carter was up for the trial win.
Joining Mixed Fantasy in the Red Cell Remington Park Distance Challenge will be My Bandera Beauty, the winner of the first trial, :45.933; SRD Bobwirebob, :45.945; Call Her Hero, :46.205; Wahoo, :46.258; Cashin The Wagon, :46.296; Smooth As Iyce, :46.686 and De Passem Okey, :46.686.
The $35,000-added Merial Remington Park Distaff Challenge field of 10 was set as Entrap posted the top time of two trials at 400 yards in :20.026. Owned the Guthrie, Texas, partnership of Johnny Trotter and Burnett Ranches, Entrap is trained by Trey Wood and was ridden by Ricky Ramirez.
Joining Entrap in the Merial Remington Park Distaff Challenge: Shanachee, :20.104; Saving Shirley, :20.141; Fate Cant Weight, :20.144; Ianna, :20.152; A Priceless Gal, :20.365; Coronas Ice Maiden, :20.384; Sooner Country Babe, :20.417; Flyin High Secret, :20.440 and Jaylo Caliente, :20.469.
At 440-yards, the $110,000-added Bank of America Remington Park Championship Challenge (G2) is conducted at the classic Quarter Horse distance. River Wind posted the top time from two trials in the second heat, crossing the finish in :21.815. Owned by Joe Williams of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and trained by Michelle Hurdle, River Wind was ridden by Benito Baca.
The remainder of the field for the Bank of America Remington Park Championship Challenge is BF Farm Boy, winner of the first trial, : 21.848; The Magic Dash, :22.073; El Duero, :22.092; SM Chicksastreakin, :22.115; Jess A Runner, :22.134; Really A Fantasy, :22.170; Separate Cartel, :22.235; ALS Big Hit, :22.237 and All Out Arrogant, :22.278.
Claiming horses competed in a pair of trials for the Zoetis Remington Park Starter Allowance Challenge with Prime Country putting up the top 350-yard time in trial one, :18.053. Owned by Oscar Padilla of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and trained by Clement Hurtado, Prime Country was ridden by Juan Vazquez.
Also in the Zoetis Starter Allowance Challenge at Remington Park will be Plan An Atac, :18.132; Rock Zar, :18.192; Im Beau Brown, :18.194; SLP American Soldier, :18.224; Sheza Runaway Chick, :18.256; Dames Mr James, :18.334; Royal Darius, : 18.341; Papa Jack Coleman, :18.598 and Bennington, also at :18.598.
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