OKLAHOMA STALLION STAKES DIVISIONAL EVENTS ON FRIDAY AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park will feature a pair of stakes events, in divisional format, on Friday night as the tandem $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes are presented.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The races, both at seven furlongs for eligible progeny of registered Oklahoma stallions, are for 3-year-olds. They include a division for fillies and another for colts and geldings.
In the colts and geldings division, Hallelujah Hit hopes to find his stakes-winning form from the 2016 Remington Park season.
Owned, trained and bred in Oklahoma by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., Hallelujah Hit won the $75,000 Don McNeill Memorial at Remington Park in November 2016. The gelding by Mr. Nightlinger then finished fifth in the $300,000 Springboard Mile, the top 2-year-old stakes race of the season in Oklahoma City. Hallelujah Hit finished third in his lone start so far this season, an allowance race for Oklahoma-breds on Sept. 1, as the beaten 6-5 betting favorite.
Leading Remington Park jockey Richard Eramia will get the call on Hallelujah Hit in the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes for colts and geldings. It will be the first time he has ridden the chestnut.
Touch ‘Em Up will have the outside post in the colts and geldings division, and is the only entrant to have already won a race this season at Remington Park. Owned by Gary and Gordon Stork and David Heald of Omaha, Neb., Touch ‘Em Up won a one-mile Oklahoma-bred allowance on Sept. 7 for trainer Randy Oberlander. Jockey Lindey Wade has been the only rider for Touch ‘Em Up and has the mount on Friday.
The field of 10 for the colts and geldings division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, by post position and program number order, with trainer and jockey:
1. K Kash: Karl Broberg, Colby Hernandez
2. Linnaeus: Scott Young, Floyd Wethey
3. Cupid’s Star: Carlos Padilla, Fabio Arguello, Jr.
4. Hallelujah Hit: C.R. Trout, Richard Eramia
5. K Kiddo: Clinton Stuart, David Cabrera
6. Witt’sdollarnight: Terry Eoff, Luis Quinonez
7. Euroncall: Federico Villafranco, Ramon Vazquez
8. Makin The Dough: Roger Engel, Bryan McNeil
9. Li’l Toc’s Money: Andy Gladd, Iram Diego
10. Touch ‘Em Up: Randy Oberlander, Lindey Wade
The Oklahoma Stallion Stakes for colts and geldings is the eighth race from nine on Friday night with a scheduled post time of 10:19pm.
The fifth race on Friday, at 8:58pm, is the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes for fillies. The event drew just five contestants with Okie Diva the only previous stakes winner at Remington Park.
Owned by the Richter Family Trust of Perkins, Okla. and trained by Donnie Von Hemel, the Oklahoma-bred filly by Chitoz won the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie for eligible state-breds in October 2016. Regular rider Luis Quinonez keeps the mount for Okie Diva who ran second in her only start of the year, an Oklahoma-bred allowance race at Remington Park on Sept. 2.
Firetail has only one career race to her credit, a victorious debut at Remington Park against Oklahoma-bred maiden company on Aug. 30. Owned by Poindexter Thoroughbreds of Springfield, Mo. and trained by Lynn Chleborad, Firetail will retain Alex Birzer in the saddle after winning her lone race by a half-length.
The field for the fillies division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, by post position and program number order, with trainer and jockey:
1. Okie Diva: Donnie Von Hemel, Luis Quinonez
2. Go Apple Jack: Andy Gladd, Iram Diego
3. Sunday Night Miss: C.R. Trout, Richard Eramia
4. Firetail: Lynn Chleborad, Alex Birzer
5. Baby K: Mark Buehrer, David Cabrera
The Remington Park Thoroughbred Season will continue with Wednesday thru Saturday night schedule Sept. 13-16 with the first race nightly at 7pm-Central.
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