OKIE RIDE WINS THIRD OKLAHOMA CLASSICS SPRINT AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 16, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY - Making a remarkable fifth appearance in the Oklahoma Classics Sprint, Okie Ride tabbed his third victory in the six-furlong race worth $118,900 for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds and upward.
Okie Ride is an 8-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride (Arg) out of the Geiger Counter mare Tic. He was bred by his owner, The Richter Family Trust, of John and Kris Richter, who reside in Perkins, Okla. After winning the race in 2011 & 2012, Okie Ride finished third in the Oklahoma Classic Sprint in 2013 and second in the race in 2014. He has been the betting favorite in all five of his starts in the Classic Sprint and was at 1-5 odds in this edition.
Jockey Luis Quinonez allowed Okie Ride to rate off the pacesetting Chifforobe, the 2014 winner of the Classics Sprint. Quinonez said, “I was able to lay off of Chifforobe just a little bit around the turn and then when I called on him, he really dug in and he’s okay. He’s an awesome horse.”
Kenny Nolen has handled Okie Ride since his first Classics win in 2011. “He’s easy to take care of and pretty kind to be around. He’s a gentlemen.”
Okie Ride earned $71,340 in covering the six furlongs in a rapid 1:09.30, pushing his lifetime money to $653,205. He paid $7.80 to win, $4.20 to place and $2.20 to show. Chifforobe outran his 31-1 odds, paying $22.20 to place and $5.20 to show. Imahit, a 2-time winner of the Oklahoma Classics Cup, chased throughout at 1-5 but finished third to pay $2.10 to show.
The Classics Sprint win is the second for Quinonez who also rode Okie Ride in 2011. Overall, Quinonez has won 16 career Classics races while Nolen has now won four.
Remington Park racing continues Saturday, Oct. 17, with the first event at 7pm.
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 $250,000 Springboard Mile on Sunday, Dec. 13.
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