Remington Park: Del Shake wins Futurity by neck

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO Published: March 23, 2009
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photo - Del Shake, right, won the Oklahoma Futurity, her second win at Remington Park. Photo by Dustin Orona Photography, Remington Park
Del Shake, right, won the Oklahoma Futurity, her second win at Remington Park. Photo by Dustin Orona Photography, Remington Park
Filly Del Shake went through a mini-Oklahoma Futurity two weeks ago in her trial.

She won the trial, but there were three other horses in the same trial that qualified with her.

To have four of the 10 horses come from one trial is quite the feat.

On Saturday night, she was once again looking back at the rest of a loaded field that featured nine fillies.

Del Shake held off Teller Shes An Angel by a neck to win the $355,000 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park late Saturday night.

The Oklahoma Futurity is the longest-running Futurity in quarter horse racing.

Del Shake qualified as the second-fastest horse, and her start was pivotal in picking up the win.

"She broke good, she was in front after the first 50 yards and just kept on going,” said jockey Raul Ramirez Jr. after the race. "This filly is a racehorse, and she can run and break from any hole. Today, she broke better than in her trial.”

Trainer Alberico Salinas said he was afraid of one horse: the Eddie Willis-trained Illegal Fireworks, a filly who had placed second in Del Shake’s trial.

After a slow start, Illegal Fireworks placed third.

It is Del Shake’s second win at Remington Park.

Spit Curl Diva, ridden by Oklahoma City’s G.R. Carter, won the $115,000 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Derby on Saturday.


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