WIN STREAK CONTINUES FOR AUGUST RUSH GL IN REMINGTON DEBUT
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Friday night’s feature at Remington Park was an allowance-optional $35,000 claiming race at 330 yards. August Rush GL took advantage of the allowance condition for non-winners of four career races and blew the competition away by 1-1/4 lengths in his Remington Park debut.
Friday, April 01, 2016
The first outing of 2016 ran the win streak for August Rush GL to three straight races, dating back to October last year. Owned by the Garza Laurel Partnership of Laredo, Texas, August Rush GL is trained by Rick Robinson and was ridden by Agustin Silva. The 4-year-old gray horse handled the distance in :16.389 seconds over a fast track. Blazin Hero chased the winner in second with Quarter Focus another neck behind in third.
Away at 7-2 in the wagering, August Rush GL paid $9.40 to win, $5.80 to place and $3.60 to show. Blazin Hero returned $5 to place and $4.40 to show as the beaten betting favorite, at 7-2 odds. Quarter Focus paid $3.80 to show.
An Oklahoma-bred son of Ivory James from the Devon Lane (tb) mare Grande Annee, August Rush GL won his fourth career race from 12 attempts. The first-place check of $9,804 moves his total bankroll to $45,865.
Saturday night features the Grade 1, $100,000 Leo Stakes for older horses at 400 yards. The Leo is the 11th of 12 races Saturday at Remington Park with an approximate post time scheduled at 10:20pm. The Grade 3, $50,000 Decketta Stakes for older fillies and mares at 350 yards, precedes the Leo in race 10 with a scheduled post of 9:54pm. The first race on Saturday night is 6pm. Sunday afternoon racing is slated for 1:30pm. All times are Central.
Open daily 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 $800,000 (estimated) Remington Park Futurity on April 23, 2016.
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