Wednesday, October 1, 2014


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 1, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Got Shades had tried twice previously to gain victory this season at Remington Park, with no success. The third attempt proved triumphant as the 3-year-old gelding rallied in the stretch to get up for the score by three-quarters of a length in a $31,000 allowance race.


Owned by Dennis Foster of Cle Elm, Wash. and trained by Danny Pish, Got Shades was ridden by Luis Quinonez. In his prior tries this season, Got Shades raced one mile over the turf on Aug. 28 and finished sixth. He came back on Sept. 4 in a six-furlong main track sprint to finish fifth. Wednesday night, Got Shades stayed on the main track but went around two turns in a one-mile attempt. The condition suited him well.


Near the back of the field of 10 for the first half of the race, Got Shades was over 10 lengths from the early pace-setter Rooster Bullet who eventually faded to last. Quinonez had Got Shades in the clear with a wide rally into the stretch where he gained on a tiring Bruvver Max who led until under a furlong to go. In the final yards, Got Shades managed to gain the upper hand to finish in 1:37.49 over the fast track. Prospect Knight gained late for second with Bold Stephen a neck behind him for third. Bruvver Max held fourth.


Away at 10-1 odds in the wagering, Got Shades paid $22 to win, $11.40 to place and $7.40 to show. Prospect Knight paid $8.20 to place and $6.40 to show. Bold Stephen returned $7 to show. Valdina Saint was the beaten 9-5 wagering favorite and finished fifth.


The win is the third from 10 career starts for Got Shades, a Kentucky-bred by Pollard’s Vision from the Run Softly mare Melancholy. The winner’s share of $18,345 increased his career earnings to $159,525.


Got Shades had competed in graded stakes company until arriving this season at Remington Park. He started in the 2013, Grade 1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf where he ran fifth.


The win on Got Shades was one of three on the night for Quinonez. He also won with Valerie’s Vixen ($24.40 to win) in race three and Johnie’s Slew ($5.60) in race nine. The riding triple gives Quinonez 19 wins for the season, good for fifth in the jockey standings. Ramon Vazquez leads the colony with 30 wins.


Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-4, with the first race nightly at 7pm.


Remington Park is open daily at 10:30am for simulcast racing and casino gaming, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, the home of the $1,000,000 Oklahoma Classics on Friday, Oct. 17.


Tracked by over 69,000 fans on Facebook and 5,800 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is 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





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