06/02/2013 9:56AM

Remington Park: Big Biz Perry takes Heritage Place Futurity

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Big Biz Perry (No. 1) wins the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park on Saturday night.

Trainer Trey Wood won the richest race at Remington Park in Oklahoma City for the second consecutive year Saturday night, when Big Biz Perry led throughout to capture the Grade 1, $1,075,260 Heritage Place Futurity for Quarter Horses. Last year, Wood won the race with BP Cartels Alibi.

The Heritage Place Futurity was one of five Quarter Horse stakes on Remington’s penultimate card of the meet. Purses for the entire program topped $2 million, making the card the most lucrative in track history. The Quarter Horse season will close Sunday, with an afternoon program that starts at 1:30 p.m. Central.

Big Biz Perry ($60.80) broke sharply from her rail post Saturday night and held her advantage for a head win over favorite Hes Relentless. She covered the 350 yards on a track rated fast in a stakes-record time of 17.31 seconds. Cipriano Vidana was aboard for owner Jose Espinosa of Edinburg, Texas.

“She got away good in the trials here, and she got away super-good tonight, and that’s what won the race for her,” Wood said.

For the win, Big Biz Perry earned $383,309.

In other major stakes, Priceless Feature earned a berth into the Champion of Champions with his half-length win over comebacking favorite Ochoa in the Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Invitational. The winner covered the 440 yards in a track-record time of 20.98 seconds. He lowered the standard of 21 seconds set by Streakin Down in 2011.

Priceless Feature ($13.40) ran straight and true down the middle of the track to notch his second straight stakes win at the meet for owner Ed Melzer of Edmond, Okla., and trainer Eddie Willis.

“He really left there, and I knew after about the third jump they were going to have to come and get him,” said winning rider Jimmy Brooks. “I think he’s getting a lot better. He’s been leaving well and finishing.” 

In the Grade 2, $285,780 Heritage Place Derby, Brace for Bernal won his sixth straight race when he rallied for a 1 1/2-length win over Dashin Brown Streak. The winner covered 400 yards in 19.27 seconds and paid $3.60. Paul Nieto was aboard for Noel Prieto-Lopez and trainer Luis Villafranco.