PACKER TRIPLES, CARTER GETS CLOSER TO ALL-TIME RECORD
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 16, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – As the record-watch is on in full-force for perennial leading jockey G.R. Carter, another rider stole some of the spotlight Friday night at Remington Park. Jockey Berkley Packer scored three victories on the card while Carter did pick up two wins to move closer to the all-time American Quarter Horse win mark.
Packer posted his triple aboard Vertigo B ($24.80 to win) in race nine, Hero Man ($4.40) in race 10 and Dashin Favorite ($9.40) in race 12. The riding triple gives Packer 43 wins for the season, placing him in a tie for second in the standings with Jimmy Brooks. The pair trail Carter by 14 as his 57 victories leads the local colony.
Carter picked up a pair of wins Friday, gaining even more ground on current record-holder Alvin “Bubba” Brossette, who retired with 3,631. Carter’s two wins puts him at 3,626 in his career, leaving him six more wins to make the record his own. Carter’s Friday scores came aboard Entitled To Ivory ($4.20) in race three and Painted Josy ($3.80) in race 11.
Carter will ride in five Quarter Horse events on Saturday at Remington Park which has a special start time of 4pm.
The live card Saturday at Remington Park is headlined by trials for the Grade 1 Speedhorse/Graham Farms Paint & Appaloosa Futurity.
Remington Park opens early Saturday at 9am with simulcasting from Pimlico in Baltimore underway at 9:45am as a special simulcast program is presented prior to 139th Preakness Stakes. California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby, continues his quest for the Triple Crown in the 1-3/16 miles Preakness at 5:18pm. All times are Central.
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 $1,020,980 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.