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Connections enjoy victory in pair of Paint/Appaloosa allowance races won by siblings

OKLAHOMA CITY - Friday night racing at Remington Park witnessed a unique occurrence as the same owner, trainer and jockey won a pair of allowance races for Paint and Appaloosa horses. Making the double more interesting, the two races were won by a Paint sister and her younger Paint brother.

First Down Turnpike

Turnpike Country
Photo Credit: Dustin Orona Photography

The seventh race was a $15,300 allowance for Oklahoma-bred Paint and Appaloosa 3-year-olds and older going 330 yards. First Down Turnpike pulled an upset at 13-1 odds for the win by a head over Two Timin Trixie. A 4-year-old filly, First Down Turnpike is owned by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Okla. and is trained by Matt Whitekiller. Jockey Cody Smith was up for the score as First Down Turnpike handled the measure in :17.098 seconds over the fast track.

Just three races later, another Paint and Appaloosa allowance was contested at the same 330-yard distance in race 10. The open company event for 3-year-olds and older was worth $16,500 and was won by Turnpike Country. Smith had the ride as the 3-year-old gelding crossed the finish in :16.991 seconds for owner Pevehouse and trainer Whitekiller, winning by a neck over 9-5 wagering favorite Sen Tosa.

First Down Turnpike and Turnpike Country are half-sister and brother. Both are out of the Texas Hero mare Turnpikes Texas Hero and bred in Oklahoma by Pevehouse. First Down Turnpike is sired by Sweet First Down (qh) while Turnpike Country is sired by Country Quick Dash.

The siblings added to their career totals with their Friday-night success. First Down Turnpike won her second career race, both coming at Remington Park. The first-place check of $8,814 moved her lifetime earnings to $27,069.

Turnpike Country scored his third lifetime win, with a two-win streak this season at Remington Park. The winner's share of $9,660 moved his career money to $32,502.

Due to the simulcast of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 19, live racing starts at 5pm. The Preakness Stakes, the second-jewel in the Triple Crown, will be presented at 5:18pm.

Sunday afternoon racing gets underway at 1:30pm and features the inaugural Oklahoma Speedfest program with all races dedicated to Oklahoma-bred horses.

There are now just six race dates left in the Remington Park season which concludes on Memorial Day Monday, May 28.

Remington Park opens Saturday at 9am with the first simulcast race from Pimlico in Baltimore at 9:30am. The Remington Park Casino opens at 10am Saturday and 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