CROW BRIDGE WINS WEDNESDAY MAIN EVENT WITH TOUGH STRETCH EFFORT
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – The first Wednesday night of racing of the 2014 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season featured a thrilling finish in the main race of the night. Crow Bridge battled to maintain his lead throughout the stretch then held off Somethin Country in the final strides to win the $32,475 allowance feature over the turf by a head.
The one-mile turf race found Crow Bridge on the lead by the first turn under jockey Glen Murphy. There he stayed, repelling various challenges, at one point getting clear of rivals in the final furlong. Somethin Country came on with a late charge, exchanging head-bobs with Crow Bridge in the final strides, coming up short.
Owned by the Oilton, Okla. partnership of Carl Turnbow and Dennis Spencer, Crow Bridge is trained by Bret Calhoun. He covered the mile over firm turf in 1:37.12. Away at 5-1 odds in the wagering, Crow Bridge paid $12.20 to win, $5.40 to place and $4 to show. Somethin Country was the beaten 2-1 betting favorite, returning $3.60 to place and $3.60 to show. Canuck was three lengths behind the winner in third, paying $10.80 to show.
The win for Crow Bridge was his fourth from 23 career starts and his first at Remington Park. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Half Ours from the Smart Strike mare Strikeapromise, Crow Bridge earned $17,745 for the win to move his overall bankroll to $64,839.
The first full racing week of the season continues Thursday thru Saturday at Remington Park. The $50,000 Red Earth Stakes for Oklahoma-breds over the turf is on Friday night. The Saturday feature is the $75,000 Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Handicap, also over the turf. The first race nightly is 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.
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