WHISKEY TREE RUNS WINNING STREAK TO THREE STRAIGHT RACES
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The late summer winning streak for Whiskey Tree rolls on a the 4-year-old gelding won his third straight race in a $36,300 allowance event on Saturday night at Remington Park
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Owned and trained by Karl Broberg of Mansfield, Texas and ridden by Eddie Martin, Jr., Whiskey Tree came on strong down the stretch with a huge rally. After running at the back of the nine-horse field until the final turn, Whiskey Tree and Martin found a seam inside of rivals at the top of the stretch. They dropped into the opening allowing them to negotiate through traffic to clear space near the rail. The move was inside of Broken Promise who briefly gained a lead with just over a furlong left in the 1 mile-70 yards race. Whiskey Tree and Broken Promise battled to the finish line with the former getting up to win by a neck in 1:40.19 over the fast track. Hot Item was third, 2-1/4 lengths behind the winner.
Dismissed at odds of 15-1 in the wagering, Whiskey Tree paid $33.20 to win, $13.80 to place and $7.20 to show. Broken Promise paid $5 to place and $3.80 to show. Hot Item paid $5.40 to show. Altito was the beaten betting favorite at 2-1 odds, finishing fourth.
The winning streak for Whiskey Tree started with a pair of wins at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa in July. The third win in a row was worth $21,576 for Whiskey Tree, who won his seventh career race from 22 attempts. A Kentucky-bred son of Misremembered from the Precocity mare Secret Scheme, Whiskey Tree has now made $124,618.
The Remington Park Thoroughbred Season will continue with Wednesday thru Saturday night schedule Sept. 13-16 with the first race nightly at 7pm-Central. A pair of stakes races for 3-year-olds will be conducted on Friday night with the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at seven furlongs. The tandem races have a division for colts and gelding and a division for fillies.
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