Favorites Heykittykittykitty, Alpha and Omega Take Oklahoma Stallion Stakes

Herekittykittykitty * Photo by Dustin Orona Photography

A pair of impressive winners came home alone in their respective divisions of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes on Black Friday afternoon at Remington Park. Heykittykittykitty roared home an easy seven-length winner in the fillies division while Alpha and Omega scored by three lengths with a sharp burst into the stretch of the colts and geldings division. Both divisions for the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes were worth $55,000 for 2-year-olds.

Heykittykittykitty has suddenly developed after breaking her maiden in a claiming event at the $15,000 level and then chasing the very talented Beau Ravelle in her last start on Nov. 13, settling for a respectable second-place effort only 3 1/2 lengths behind the undefeated runner. Owned by Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla. and trained by Federico Villafranco, Heykittykittykitty was ridden by Jose Medina. She crossed the six-furlong finish in 1:11.98 over the fast track with plenty in reserve.

The heavy 3-10 wagering favorite, Heykittykittykitty came from just off the pace early to take over off the turn into the stretch and then drawing clear. She paid $2.60 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Big Sugar Racing’s Mama’s Mad Money, a daughter of Mighty Acres stallion Save Big Money who won the Iowa Stallion Futurity at Prairie Meadows earlier in the year, was along for second and returned $5.40 to place and $3.60 to show. Black Hawk Stables’ Aunt Sissy, by National Saint, was 4 1/4 lengths behind the runner-up, finishing third to pay $5 to show.

Bred in Oklahoma by the Diamond G Ranch, Heykittykittykitty has won two of her three career attempts, all here at Remington Park. The winner’s check of $33,000 moves her total earnings to $49,591. She is by the Oklahoma-based stallion Tactical Cat from the New Way mare Eternal. Tactical Cat, who formerly stood at Diamond G, now stands at Raywood Farm in Arcadia, Oklahoma.

Alpha and Omega * Dustin Orona Photography

Alpha And Omega left no doubt about his 1-10 closing odds when he left the gate in the $55,000 colts and geldings division and quickly darted to the lead. He then strolled home to a popular three-length win for owner and breeder Dr. Robert Zoellner of Tulsa, Okla.

Now with two wins in four starts, all at Remington Park, Alpha And Omega earned $33,000 for his victory, pushing his lifetime earnings to $77,217. He is a gelded son of the Omega Code, who stands at Zoellner’s Rockin’ Z Ranch.

Trained by Kari Craddock and ridden by Luis Quinonez, the extremely short-priced favorite paid $2.20 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. J.C. Wells’ Here Comes Valdez, by leading Oklahoma freshman sire and JEH Stallion Station resident Mr. Nightlinger, stalked the pace and finished second as the 9-1 second-choice and paid $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show. 7 Cedars Farm and Georgie Stuart’s Black Alleycat, by Tactical Cat, ran third and paid $3.20 to show. Alpha And Omega covered the six furlongs in a time of 1:12.49.