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Top Paints, Hot Appaloosa, Square Off In Remington Park Stakes Race

 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Grade 1, $30,000 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes features just seven entries this Saturday at Remington Park but the group is loaded with star-power.

 Got Country Grip, last year’s winner and Paint racing’s all-time money earner will seek his first win of the season against the ultra-hot Moon Bullyand some very talented 3-year-olds.

Moon Bully has won three straight races and seven of his last eight dating to July 2009. The lone Appaloosa in the field, Moon Bully won the Mr. Lewie Memorial Stakes in April and just scored in an allowance event on May 13. The 6-year-old comes right back to the ‘Cowboy’ in nine days. He is owned and trained by Dub Seely of Sallisaw, Okla.

Cutrock and Dodacious, 3-year-olds who have won the two Paint derbies contested this season at Remington Park, will also have a say in the outcome. Bust N Moves has also been entered, among his 11 career victories, is his claim to fame of ending Got Country Grip’s 16-race winning streak in the 2008 Mr. Lewie Memorial.

The field, deep with talent and resume credentials, will make for a great race to handicap and to make wagers. Cutrock, winner of the Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby in March, has been labeled the slight 2-1 morning-line favorite over Moon Bully at 5-2 odds and the legend, Got Country Grip is 3-1.

"Tough race to put a line on," admitted Remington Park odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk. "Cutrock rates a slight edge because he's likely at the top of his class despite losing his last race (a trial for the American Paint Derby). It took a troubled trip to end his five-race winning streak. It's rare when an Eddie Willis trainee isn't favored in a stakes race."

Cutrock was disqualified for interference in his trial on April 10. He is owned by Jose Granados of Amarillo, Texas.

"It would not be a surprise if Moon Bully got as much play," Shottenkirk added. "He's won three straight over this strip. Then there's Got Country Grip who, when you look at his entire body of work, is probably the greatest paint in history, given his record of 20 wins in 26 starts and earnings of just more than $350,000."

Got Country Grip, despite two consecutive third-place efforts this season at Remington Park, has still never finished worse than third in his career, adding four seconds and a pair of thirds to his 20 victories.

The field for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes, in post position order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:

  1.  Bust N Moves, Dee Keener, Tony Bennett, 8-1
  2.  Cutrock, Eddie Willis, Jimmy Brooks, 2-1
  3.  Dodacious, Dee Keener, Adalberto Candanosa, 5-1
  4.  Jungle Jack, Pete Little, Mario Chavez, 15-1
  5.  Got Country Grip, Brandon Parum, G.R. Carter, 3-1
  6.  Moon Bully, Dub Seely, Cody Jensen, 5-2
  7.  Audit, Steve Davis, Kenny Muntz, 20-1.

The final stakes race for older Paints and Appaloosas this season at Remington Park, the ‘Cowboy’ has been slated as the 10th of 11 on Saturday night’s card with approximate post time of 10:28pm.

Remington Park racing begins at 6:25pm, Thursday thru Sunday, this week. The 2010 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season has just eight race dates remaining. The season concludes on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

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


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