SPORTS

Carter gets twin stakes’ wins Saturday at Remington Park

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

OKLAHOMA CITY – Pawhuska native G.R. Carter Jr. guided Dashin Brown Streak to victory Saturday in the initial Grade 1 race of the Remington Park season, the Leo Stakes.

The 5-year-old Louisiana-based gelding won by half a length after holding a wide-open lead midway through the 400 yards.

Owned by the Keller, Texas partnership of the Estate of C.W. Navarre and Melvin Hatley, Dashin Brown Streak is trained by John Brasseaux

“He broke phenomenal,” Carter explained from the winner’s circle. “When I called on him he just really responded powerfully. I think I was probably two lengths in front. The last half of the race I just let him coast. He actually pricked his ears and kind of let up on me but he had the race well in hand and was very impressive.”

The Leo Stakes was the fourth consecutive win for Dashin Brown Streak who has not lost in since beginning the streak in September 2014 at Will Rogers Downs. The Leo Stakes is the second straight stakes triumph in the win streak for Dashin Brown Streak who won the Sam’s Town Stakes at Evangeline Downs, in Louisiana in December.

The Leo Stakes is named in honor of the American Quarter Horse foundation sire who stood for Bud Warren in Perry, Okla. A statue honoring the great Leo still stands in his honor in Perry.

Carter was also triumphant Saturday aboard This Candys Awesome in the Decketta Stakes, a Grade 3 race. This Candys Awesome recorded her fourth Remington Park win and her seventh overall from 13 lifetime starts. in the Grade 3, $58,000 Decketta Stakes at 350 yards.

Remington Park will feature three straight nights of racing this week, with nothing set on Easter Sunday. Six trial races for the Remington Park Futurity are set Thursday, and 11 more will be held on both Friday and Saturday. The million-dollar RP Futurity for Oklahoma-breds is to be hosted at the track on Saturday, April 18. Racing starts at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Located at the junction of Interstates 35 and 44, the race track will host the $1 million Remington Park Futurity on Sat., April 18.