CAPTAIN BUCKO FLIES IN ALLOWANCE
FOR PAINTS & APPALOOSAS
Date Posted: 5/4/2012 1:18:44 AM
Captain Bucko found his stride shortly after the start, and despite drifting to the inside rail, flew to win by a head at Remington Park.
© Dustin Orona PhotographyOKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 3, 2012—A Stakes quality field of Paints and a lone Appaloosa faced off in a $17,800 allowance event Thursday at Remington Park. Crazy Mother Trucker, winner of the Speedhorse/Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby here in March was heavily favored at 3-5 odds but he was no match for the lone Appaloosa, Captain Bucko.
Captain Bucko found his stride shortly after the start, and despite drifting to the inside rail, flew to win by a head in :16.761 seconds over a fast track. The clocking was just one-hundredth off the track record of :16.751 for the distance set in 2010. Owned by Racin RNs of Wapanucka, Okla. and trained by Luis Villafranco, Captain Bucko was ridden by Adalberto Candanosa.
SW Eye Candy was second, edging the favored Crazy Mother Trucker by a head for the runner-up spot.
Captain Bucko was 7-2 in the wagering and paid $9.20 to win, $4.20 to place and $2.40 to show. SW Eye Candy returned $7.20 to place and $4 to show. Crazy Mother Trucker paid $2.60 to show.
The impressive win was the eighth from 14 career starts for Captain Bucko and it was his third score at Remington Park. A 3-year-old Appaloosa by CARTEL SUCCESS (QH) from the Whirling Fastball (QH) mare Joyball, Captain Bucko earned $10,476 for the win to run his overall total to $116,061.
Open daily at 10am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. 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.