05/31/2009 11:00PM

Carter honored after winning title


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. Sunday was declared G. R. Carter Jr. Day in Oklahoma by Gov. Brad Henry. Carter, 41, the all-time leading Quarter Horse rider by wins, won riding honors at the Remington Park Quarter Horse meet, which concluded Sunday. Carter ended the 50-day meet with 89 wins, while his mounts earned almost $1.8 million, a record for a Quarter Horse meet at the track. Fans lined up for an autograph session with Carter and a bobblehead giveaway.

Apolloonamission and Teller Shes an Angel won the final stakes of the meet.

Apolloonamission overcame an awkward start to get up late by a neck over Spit Curl Diva and Eyesa Love Candy in the $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes for 3-year-old statebred fillies. Owned by her breeder, Maria Maira Velasco Gutierrez, the Apollo filly is trained by Guillermo Valdivia, who won the training title. Paul Nieto was in the irons.

Apolloonamission paid $9 after completing the 350 yards in 17.534.

Teller Shes an Angel vied for the lead and was a nose winner over Better Bet on Chico and Docs Dusty Okie in the $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes for statebred juveniles at 350 yards. Adalberto Candanosa was aboard for trainer Luis Villafranco. Teller Shes an Angel, owned by Rolando Candanosa, raced the distance in 17.733 and paid $4.80 as the favorite.