BERRY NOTCHES 2,000 THOROUGHBRED WIN AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
Friday, August 15, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – After a nearly eight-month wait, it did not take long for jockey Cliff Berry to rack up his 2,000th career Thoroughbred win at Remington Park. He reached the milestone in race four on the Opening Night of the 2014 season.
Berry rode He Knows Better to victory for owner Young Stables of Oklahoma City. Trained by Bret Calhoun, He Knows Better defeated 11 other Oklahoma-bred maiden 2-year-olds, going five furlongs in :58.90 seconds over a fast track.
The almost eight-month wait to reach 2,000 local Thoroughbred wins took place due to Berry winning his 1,999th at Remington Park on the final day of the 2013 season in December.
The all-time leading jockey at Remington Park, Berry has won the season riding title a record 15 times in Oklahoma City. The first to 2,000 wins at Remington Park, Berry is one of only three jockeys to win more than 1,000 races locally. The others are Don Pettinger (1,419) and Luis Quinonez (1,161).
Overall, Berry has won 4,243 races aboard Thoroughbreds. He is currently ranked 58th on the all-time wins list for jockeys.
The Opening Weekend continues Saturday night at Remington Park with the $175,000 Governor’s Cup and the $75,000 David M. Vance Sprint serving as the featured events and the first stakes races of the season. The first race Saturday is at 7pm.
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.