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Dead heat highlights GPD championship day

GRANTS PASS — A dead heat for the victory in one of the day’s biggest races punctuated Oregon Championship Day at Grants Pass Downs Monday.

The fifth race, the Rogue River Handicap, a 400-yard quarter horse sprint with a purse of $16,300, had co-winners in Df Storm Tales and Shez Sneakin Fast, who each hit the finish in 19.938 seconds.

Jockey Joree Scriver, who had two wins on the day, rode Shez Sneakin Fast, trained by Scott Raley and owned by Connie Chumbley. Df Storm Tales was ridden by Nakia Ramirez for trainer Kydra McKinney and owner Mertello Baird.

McKenzie King had the biggest day among jockeys, winning three races, including the Greek Native Stakes in the sixth. She rode Slew’s Legacy to victory in 1:00.92 in the 5-furlong thoroughbred race that carried a purse of $17,600. The horse is owned by Margaret Root and trained by Travis Wheeler.

In other key races, King was aboard Racing Ray to win the Cris Caldwell Memorial in the fourth, and Cerapio Figueroa won the Don Jackson Sprint in the seventh on The Metal Man.

Monday’s Results

FIRST RACE

QH Alw, 600 Yds. 1, Flyin Rocks (Scriver), 5.40, 4.40, 2.80; 2, El Moro Prieto (Guerrero), 16.80, 10.60; 3, Lookitthatcavemango (Beckner), 7.60. EX — 6-3 $43.80; TRI — 6-3-2 $190.20. Time — :31.276.

SECOND RACE

QH Clm, 300 Yds. 1, Okey Dokey Road (J. Fiegueroa), 8.00, 3.40, 3.00; 2, Sweet Dream Demon (Ybarra), 6.00, 4.60; 3, Sneakin Tr (Scriver), 3.20. DD — 6-5 $43.60; EX — 5-6 $34.10; TRI — 5-6-3 $114.40. Time — :15.569.

THIRD RACE

TB Clm, 5 1/2 F. 1, Prince of Luck (Lopez), 9.20, 6.40, 3.40; 2, Papawasarollnstone (Morales), 17.00, 5.60; 3, Smokey Bar (King). EX — 2-4 $62.20; TRI — 2-4-7 $246.60. Time — 1:06.96.

FOURTH RACE

TB Alw, Cris Caldwell Mem., 5 1/2 F. 1, Racing Ray (King), 3.40, 3.00, 2.40; 2, Preachinatdinner (Wooten Jr.), 5.20, 6.60; 3, Real Changes (J. Figueroa), 5.60. Pick 4 — 6-5-2-7 $127.20; EX — 7-2 $14.10; .50 SUPER — 7-2-6-3 $76.55; TRI — 7-2-6 $91.60. Time — 1:06.59.

FIFTH RACE

QH Rogue River Hdcp, 400 Yds. 1, Dead heat — Df Storm Tales (Ramirez), 6.80, 8.20, 6.20, and Shez Sneakin Fast (Scriver), 9.00, 8.40, 4.80; 3, Favorite Bling (Gutierrez-Sosa), 10.00. Pick 3 — 2-7-7/9 $48.10; EX — 7-9 $30.30; EX — 9-7 $32.00; .50 SUPER — 7-9-4-6 $499.25; .50 SUPER — 9-7-4-6 $499.25; TRI — 7-9-4 $452.90; TRI — 9-7-4 $452.90. Time — :19.938.

SIXTH RACE

TB Greek Native S., 5 F. 1, Slew’s Legacy (King), 5.20, 2.80, 2.10; 2, Hot August Storm (J. Figueroa), 2.60, 2.10; 3, Jacomina (Martin), 2.10. EX — 3-4 $5.40; TRI — 3-4-1 $6.90. Time — 1:00.92.

SEVENTH RACE

TB Don Jackson Sprint, 5 1/2 F. 1, The Metal Man (C. Figueroa), 10.00, 7.80, 4.60; 2, Burton Ernie (Morales), 8.00, 3.20; 3, Azee Rules (King), 2.20. EX — 3-5 $44.60; TRI — 3-5-2 $114.90. Time — 1:05.03.

EIGHTH RACE

TB Clm, 6 1/2 F. 1, Deep ‘n’ It (Pena-Mora), 6.00, 3.40, 3.00; 2, Lady Sunset (Henry), 3.40, 2.60; 3, Jaded Tiger (4.80), 4.80. EX — 4-7 $12.70; .50 SUPER — 4-7-3-2 $429.25; TRI — 4-7-3 $52.20. Time — 1:22.06

NINTH RACE

TB Clm, 6 1/2 F. 1, Dieci (King), 14.00, 4.60, 3.60; 2, Storm On the River (J. Figueroa), 2.80, 2.40; 3, Attercop (Pena-Mora), 3.20. Pick 3 — 3-4-7 $66.80; Pick 4 — 3-3-4-7 $440.20; .50 JACKPOT — 7/9-3-3-4-7 $383.50; DD — 4-7 $35.80; EX — 7-1 $19.60; .50 SUPER — 7-1-8-2 $87.90; TRI — 7-1-8 $68.10. Time — 1:20.79.

Attendance — 231. Handle — $299,154. (On track: $16,701; Off track: $282,453).

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