Oklahoma Stallion Chitoz Sires First Winner


Freshman Oklahoma stallion Chitoz was represented by his first winner on Friday night at Remington Park when Lets Suppoze got up to win a maiden claiming event. The Texas-bred gelding was ridden by Belen Quinonez for trainer Francisco Bravo. Lets Suppoze, who trailed by more than 15 lengths early on, runs for Mike Grossman, who bred the 2-year-old in the name of his Eureka Thoroughbred Farm. Chitoz stands as property of Grossman at Bravo’s River Oaks Farms Inc. in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Lets Suppoze, who finished off the board in his first two starts in sprints, apparently enjoyed the added distance around two turns. The gelding out of the Bingalong mare Bin Sweet earned $7,896 for the win.

Chitoz, a son of Forest Wildcat out of a winning Affirmed mare, equaled a 5 ½-furlong turf course record at Monmouth Park with a stakes victory as a 3-year-old, and he proved his stamina with a runner-up finish in the 1 1/16-mile Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (G3) as a 2-year-old. The versatile Chitoz broke his maiden going a mile on the main track at Monmouth by 10 1/4 lengths and won a two-turn allowance at Churchill Downs on the turf. All told, he banked $160,931 on the track.