CARTER WINS TWICE, NEEDS THREE MORE TO SET RECORD

For Immediate Release
Sunday, May 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Champion jockey G.R. Carter picked up two more American Quarter Horse wins on Sunday at Remington Park, moving closer to setting a new all-time record.

Carter, a 16-time title winner at Remington Park and a 10-time American Quarter Horse Association Champion Jockey, has 3,629 career wins on Quarter Horses. He needs just three more victories to establish a new all-time record. The mark of 3,631 wins is currently held by retired Louisiana jockey Alvin “Bubba” Brossette.

The Sunday victories for Carter came with Solid Golden Blaze ($4.80 to win) in race three and One Diamond ($5.60) in race seven.

Carter, a Pawhuska, Okla. native and Oklahoma City resident, also leads the Remington Park standings by 14 wins with 61 scores to his credit. Berkley Packer is second in the standings with 47 wins, while Jimmy Brooks is third with 43.

Remington Park will resume racing on Friday, May 23 but Carter will not be in attendance as he is scheduled to compete at Ruidoso Downs, N.M. during their opening weekend from Thursday thru Saturday, May 22-24.

The Remington Park schedule for Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, features racing on Friday and Saturday at 6pm. Sunday and Memorial Day Monday racing take place at 1:30pm.

Headlining the racing next weekend will be the $30,000 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes for Paints & Appaloosas on Saturday, May 24. Then on Sunday afternoon, another edition of Oklahoma Speedfest as top Oklahoma-breds are featured in four divisional stakes events: the $70,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes; the $70,000 Easy Date Stakes; the $70,000 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes and the $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes.

Opening daily at 10:30am, 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. 

 

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