WOODMANS LUCK WINS 3RD STRAIGHT AT REMINGTON PARK, CALDWELL TEAM SCORES THREE TIMES
For Immediate Release
Friday, December 04, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – Woodmans Luck continued a tremendous Remington Park season Friday night with his third consecutive win. He scored in the $35,000 Allowance/Optional Claiming feature, sitting just off the pace then making a bold move through traffic to victory.
Woodmans Luck has performed the same thrilling move in all three of his wins. The 7-year-old gelding has managed to get through in tight space at the rail in the stretch twice in his streak and he did again Friday as well. Under jockey Jareth Loveberry, Woodmans Luck made the lead with a sixteenth of a mile to go and fended off a determined Abraham to win by a head. Abraham had taken a clear lead early in the stretch before giving way. Bold Stephen rallied down the middle of the stretch for third, four lengths behind the winner.
Woodmans Luck is owned by Mongo Racing of Valley View, Texas and is trained by J.R. Caldwell. He handled 1 mile-70 yards in 1:42.35 over the fast track at 8-1 odds in the betting to pay $18 to win, $5 to place and $5 to show. Abraham paid $5.80 to place and $3.60 to show. Bold Stephen was third and paid $4.20 to show. Stealcase was the beaten wagering favorite at 7-5 odds, finishing fourth.
The win by Woodmans Luck was his seventh from 51 attempts. The California-bred by Lucky Pulpit from the Woodman mare Royal Woodman made $20,694 to run his career earnings to $349,060.
Team Caldwell Triples
Danny Caldwell, the soon-to-be seven time champion owner in the Remington Park Thoroughbred Season, padded his record win total with three victories Friday night. The hat trick was accomplished with trainer Federico Villafranco and jockey Ramon Vazquez also gaining three wins.
Caldwell, a Poteau, Okla. resident, won races one, three and five with Big Sugar High ($6.20 to win), Yessum Boss ($11) and Mooch ($4.60) respectively. The trio of wins gives Caldwell 44 as he increases his Remington Park seasonal record with every victory compiled at this point.
The Ran Ricks, Jr. Trophy as the leading owner will be presented to Caldwell on Dec. 13 for the sixth consecutive year and seventh overall.
Vazquez won a fourth race on the night in the sixth event aboard Game Bird ($14) for Huddleston Brothers Farm of Mt. View, Okla. and trained Jory Ferrell. Vazquez now has 78 wins for the season.
Remington Park racing continues Saturday night with the first race at 7pm. The final weekend of the 2015 Thoroughbred Season takes place Friday thru Sunday, Dec. 11-13. There are just four race dates left in the season.
Open 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.