For Immediate Release
Saturday, August 26, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park concluded its Opening Weekend for the 2017 Thoroughbred Season on Saturday night. Defending leading trainer Steve Asmussen picked up two more wins during the night to move to the top of the trainer standings for the young season.

Factor Of War picked up the first win of the night for the Asmussen barn, breaking his maiden status in race three, over the turf at one mile. Owned by Willis Horton Racing of Marshall, Ark., Factor Of War paid $6 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.80 to show. In race six, Kitchen Boss also won going a mile over the turf in a $10,000-level claiming event. Asmussen, of Arlington, Texas, also owns the 8-year-old mare who won her eighth career race while paying $6.40 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.60 to show.

The pair of wins for Asmussen gives him three over the first two nights of the Remington Park season. Asmussen is attempting to win his 13th training title in Oklahoma City. He currently is tied for the all-time lead for seasonal training crowns at Remington Park with 12, sharing the mark with Donnie Von Hemel.

Behind Asmussen in the trainer standings with two wins apiece are Scott Young, Andy Gladd and Austin Gustafson.

Richard Eramia rode all three of the winners for Asmussen this weekend, putting him in the first position of the jockey standings after two nights, with three wins. There are five other jockeys tied for second place with two wins each.

Remington Park now moves to a regular weekly schedule of Wednesday thru Saturday night racing. The action Aug. 30 thru Sept. 2 will begin at 7pm. A special holiday program will be conducted on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4, with an afternoon start of 3pm. All times are Central.

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