For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 20, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – Fillies and mares were featured Thursday at Remington Park in a $40,040 allowance event over the turf course. Zeta Zody pulled away with ease, crossing the finish 7-3/4 lengths ahead of her nearest rival.
Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling of Elk River, Minn. and trained by Michael Biehler, Zeta Zody has now won two races in a row. The 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred filly won her previous race in late July at Canterbury Park in Minnesota. Thursday night in Oklahoma City, she rallied from just off the pace under jockey Alex Birzer.
Comfortable at mid-pack in the field of 11, Zeta Zody waited until leaving the final turn in the one-mile event to make her move. You Should Be Here set the pace and brought the field to the top of the stretch. However, she was no match once Zeta Zody was asked to roll by Birzer. The filly moved by You Should Be Here easily with a furlong to go and then opened up to her wide margin of victory while crossing the finish line in 1:35.38 over the firm going.
Away in the wagering at odds of 3-1, Zeta Zody paid $8.60 to win, $4.40 to place and $3 to show. You Should Be Here held on for second as the beaten 8-5 betting favorite, returning $2.80 to place and $3.40 to show. Pharme’s Pholley rallied for third, another half-length behind the runner-up, to pay $6.40 to show.
The win was the fifth from 15 career starts for Zeta Zody, a daughter by Omega Code from the Devious Course mare The Penguin. Her winning check for Thursday’s triumph is worth $25,654, moving her lifetime earnings to $87,572.
Jockey C.J. McMahon won four races on Thursday night to become the new leader stop the jockey standings. The Remington Park newcomer found the winner’s circle aboard Maryjean ($3.20 to win) in race three, Gold Chrome ($6) in race five, Seven Violets ($8) in race seven and in the ninth and final race on Homerun Berti ($4.20).
McMahon now has six wins for the young season, one ahead of two-time defending Remington Park champion Ramon Vazquez.
Trainer Karl Broberg saddled three winners on the night, all ridden by McMahon, in Maryjean, Gold Chrome and Homerun Berti. The hat trick for Broberg also equals his first three wins of the season.
Remington Park racing continues Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22. Friday night racing features the $50,000 Red Earth Stakes at 7-1/2 furlongs, over the turf, for Oklahoma-breds. The Saturday night offering is the $75,000 Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Handicap, over the turf at 1-1/16 miles. The first race nightly is at 7pm-Central.
Open daily at 10:30am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, 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 Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 27.
Tracked by over 85,000 fans on Facebook and 6,500 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.