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American Paint Classic Futurity and Derby Finals set

OKLAHOMA CITY - Remington Park conducted trials Saturday night to determine qualifiers for the American Paint Classic futurity and the American Paint Derby. The fields for the pair of Paint races are now set for April 21 with Personal Ensign the top qualifier in the Classic for 2-year-olds and Flashthechicks leading the 3-year-olds in the Derby.

Personal Ensign made her career debut a quick and winning one in taking the fourth of five Classic trials. Owned by J Bar 7 Ranch and Eddie Willis, partnership of Lexington, Ky. and trained by Willis, Personal Ensign was ridden by David Pinon. The 2-year-old filly covered 350 yards in :17.661 seconds over a fast track. The Texas-bred daughter of Country Quick Dash from the Treasured mare Miss Murray was bred by J Bar 7 Ranch.

Joining Personal Ensign in the $85,000 (estimated) American Paint Classic on April 21, with their trial times, will be: Super Glide Harley, :17.663; Western Rocker, :17.713; Larks Caboosie, :17.716; Lajollas Mr Big Stuff, :17.754; Sexy Senorita, :17.759; Imachickenkicker, :17.841, Awesome Tricketta, :17.842; Major Mac, :17.856 and Just Flashy, :17.911.

Flashthechicks established the top 400-yard time in the first of two trials to make the field for the $40,000 (estimated) American Paint Derby. Owned by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Okla. and trained by Luis Villafranco, Flashthechicks was ridden by G.R. Carter, crossing the finish in :19.652 seconds.

A 3-year-old Paint gelding by SF Royal Quick Flash from the Game Patriot (qh) mare Game Chicken, Flashthechicks is a half-brother to Imachickenkicker who qualified for the American Paint Classic. Flashthechicks was bred by Wheeler in Oklahoma.

Also in the American Paint Derby, Runaway Argus and Spotless Redneck dead-heated for victory in the second derby trial with times of :19.767. The rest of the qualifiers, with trial times, are: Rawhide Legend, :19.776; Turnpike Country, :19.916; Brief Encounter, :19.929; Dosofme, :19.936; Tax Time Judy, :19.952; Quick Surprise Me, :20.055 and Royally Rare, :20.124.

Flashthechicks gave Villafranco his third training win on Saturday night. He also saddled Imachickenkicker ($3.80 to win) in race three and Remember The Miracle ($34.30) in the seventh race. He now has 11 wins for the season to move into a tie for third-place in the trainer standings with Eddie Lee Willis. Trainer Eddie Willis leads all conditioners with 21 wins.

Carter won three races Saturday to extend his lead to six wins in the jockey standings over Adalberto Candanosa, 28 to 22. In addition to Flashthechicks, Carter won aboard Lajollas Mr Big Stuff ($5.80) in race four and Fly On The Lake ($4.40) in race 10.

Easter Sunday racing at Remington Park begins at 1:30pm.

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