ZETA ZODY WINS THIRD RACE OF SEASON, TAKING CLASSICS DISTAFF TURF

For Future Release
Friday, October 16, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY- Zeta Zody won the $122,800 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf Stakes by a diminishing neck margin, earning $73,680 for owners Al and Bill Ulwelling of Elk River, Minnesota.

Zeta Zody settled back to fifth as Ridgeofstone, also owned by the Ulwellings, set off at 45-1 to open up a four-length lead, ensuring a fast face. “Tonight we had a more honest pace and the filly showed up. She ran a huge race,” said winning jockey Alex Birzer. “Mike (Biehler) did a wonderful job getting this mare ready. I was pretty confident with the 1-1/16 miles, she’s won at it before. She ran a big race.”

Trained by Mike Biehler, Zeta Zody is a 4-year-old filly by Omega Code, out of the Devious Course mare, The Penguin. She was bred by Robert Zoellner of Tulsa, Okla.

Zeta Zody covered the distance in 1:41.93 over firm turf. Away as the 9-5 betting favorite, Zeta Zody paid $5.60 to win, $3.80 to place and $3 to show. Harpers Princess rallied four-wide from seventh to finish second and pay $6.20 to place and $4.40 to show. What Lola Wants defeated Zeta Zody in her previous start but ran third throughout to pay $4 to show.

The Classics Distaff Turf is the first win for Biehler and the third overall in the Classics for Birzer.

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.

Tracked by over 88,000 fans on Facebook and 6,700 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.

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