SUNBEAN FAVORED FOR GOVERNOR’S CUP AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – The $175,000 Governor’s Cup drew a field of eight for Saturday night at Remington Park. The event for 3-year-olds and up at 1-1/8 miles is the featured race during Opening Weekend action in Oklahoma City.
Sunbean, a winner of six of his last seven starts dating to November last year, has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite by Remington Park odds-maker Rick Lee. Right To Vote, runner-up in the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows in Iowa in June, is second in the morning-line at 3-1 odds.
Owned by Brittlyn Stable and trained by Ron Faucheux, Sunbean will be ridden for the eighth consecutive race by Richard Eramia. A winner of the $100,000 Evangeline Downs Mile in June, the Louisiana-bred Sunbean has not raced outside the state of Louisiana since June 2013. A 4-year-old gelding by Brahms, Sunbean has won 10 of 16 career attempts and boasts earnings of $694,900.
The front-running Right To Vote will try to stretch his speed to victory for the first time at 1-1/8 miles. A winner of the Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. in February, Right To Vote is a career winner of seven races with earnings of $472,124. Ricardo Santana will be aboard Right To Vote who is owned by B J D Thoroughbreds and is trained by Ron Moquett.
The field for the Governor’s Cup, by program and post-position order with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Code West – Boyd Caster, Cliff Berry, 8-1
2. Right To Vote – Ron Moquett, Ricardo Santana, 3-1
3. Donoharm – Bret Calhoun, Shane Laviolette, 10-1
4. Texas Bling – Danele Durham, Ramon Vazquez, 6-1
5. For Greater Glory – Steve Hobby, Israel Ocampo, 12-1
6. Z Rockstar – Donnie Von Hemel, Luis Quinonez, 15-1
7. Sunbean – Ron Faucheux, Richard Eramia, 9-5
8. Texas Air – Allen Milligan, Lindey Wade, 9-2
The Governor’s Cup is the eighth of nine races this Saturday and is scheduled for 10:16pm. Also on the undercard Saturday is the $75,000 David M. Vance Sprint at six furlongs.
The first race on both Opening Night Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16 is 7pm. All times Central.
Remington Park is open daily at 10:30am for simulcast racing and casino gaming, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, the home of the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Tracked by over 66,000 fans on Facebook and 5,500 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.