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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 14, 2011—Givinitaroyaleffort won a six-horse photo to take the 2010 Heritage Place Futurity, the million-dollar race at Remington Park that serves as the richest in Oklahoma.
In his first race back in Oklahoma City on Thursday night, the now 3-year-old colt was slow away from the starting gate while Teller More Bourbon launched en route to victory in the $21,900 allowance feature for 3-year-olds.
Owned by Anna Crowson of Midland, Texas and trained Trey Wood, Teller More Bourbon was ridden by Modesto Pina. The gelding used a quick start to take the immediate lead in the 300-yard race and never relinquish it, coming home a head in front of Just Wannabe Postoak in :15.122 seconds over a fast track. Im Delicious was third.
Givinitaroyaleffort ran seventh as the 6-5 wagering favorite.
Winning at odds of 5-1, Teller More Bourbon returned $12.80 to win, $6.20 to place and $5.20 to show. Just Wannabe Postoak paid $9.20 to place and $4.80 to show. Im Delicious paid $9 to show.
The win was the third from seven career starts and the first at Remington Park for Teller More Bourbon. The Oklahoma-bred son of Teller Cartel from the Chicks Beduino mare Bourbonstreetchick made $12,330 for the score, boosting his career earnings to $20,573.
Jockey Paul Nieto rode three races on Thursday night and put up a perfect performance by scoring in all three. The wins came in succession in races five thru seven with Dos Jakes ($3.40 to win), Dashin Strutt ($6.40) and Dr D ($2.80). The natural hat trick gives Nieto 11 wins for the season, moving him into a tie for fifth-place in the standings. G.R. Carter leads the colony with 42 wins.
Remington Park racing continues this weekend Friday and Saturday night at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm. The Saturday program features seven stakes races with the $780,000 Remington Park Futurity headlining the card.
Open daily at 10am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park also features Henry Hudson’s on the first floor, which opens for lunch at 11am. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park.
Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino, located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.