PERFECT MONEY CAREER IN TACT FOR KOOL KAHUNA, CARTER WINS 4
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 08, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Kool Kahuna has never finished worse than third in his career and kept that status going with a win by a head over Stroller in Thursday’s $23,900 allowance feature at Remington Park.
Owned by Karen and Preston Cloud of Sallisaw, Okla. and trained by Guillermo Valdivia, Kook Kahuna had the services of leading rider G.R. Carter. After a good start, Kool Kahuna hooked up with Stroller and the two battled for the entirety of the 440 yards. Kool Kahuna edged to the lead late in the stretch and prevailed at the finish in :21.89 seconds over a fast track.
Kool Kahuna was 4-1 in the wagering and paid $10.20 to win, $4.20 to place and $2.60 to show. Stroller, the beaten 7-5 betting favorite, paid $3 to place and $2.20 to show. TJ Blue Bank was a length behind the runner-up in third, paying $2.20 to show.
A Texas-bred by Wave Carver from the Streakin La Jolla mare Sinnin Sister, Kool Kahuna won his third career race, his second overall at Remington Park. Through 10 career starts he also has five second-place runs and a pair of thirds. The winner’s share of the purse is $13,098, pushing the career earnings for Kool Kahuna to $52,469.
The win on Kool Kahuna was the third of four on the night for Carter. He also prevailed with Indigo Lass ($5.60 to win) in the fourth race, CMe Leaving You ($3.20) and JM Freckled Eagle ($4.60) in the 12th and final race of the night. The four wins gives Carter 51 for the season, 14 ahead of Berkley Packer in the Remington Park jockey standings.
Carter has won 16 Remington Park titles, the 10 consecutively, coming into 2014. While trying to win another local title, Carter is also approaching an all-time mark for American Quarter Horse wins by a jockey.
The four-win night on Thursday gives Carter 3,621 wins aboard American Quarter Horses. He now trails the retired Alvin “Bubba” Brossette by just 10 on the all-time wins list. The Pawhuska, Okla. native and Oklahoma City resident, is already the all-time leading Quarter Horse jockey by mount earnings with more than $64.8 million.
Friday and Saturday night racing at Remington Park is dominated by trials for the $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity. A total of 10 of the 12 races each night are trials. The field for the May 31 final will be comprised of the five-fastest 2-year-olds from Friday night and the five fastest from Saturday night. The first race each night is at 6pm.
Sunday afternoon racing on Mothers’ Day will feature AQHA Challenge Stakes events with the first race at 1:30pm.
Open daily at 10:30am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity and $250,000 Remington Park Championship on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Tracked by over 51,000 fans on Facebook and 5,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.