STUART WINS 400TH REMINGTON PARK RACE, CABRERA TRIPLES
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Eton Ridge used a furious burst of speed in the final furlong in Thursday night’s seventh race, rolling to a sharp two-length win. The score was the 400th victory at Remington Park for Clinton Stuart.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
A mainstay in Oklahoma City since the early days of Remington Park, Stuart won his 400th local race in a $20,000-level claiming event at seven furlongs. The race carried a purse of $24,951. Sad Sac Racing of Edmond, Okla. owned Eton Ridge, who was ridden by David Cabrera. With the win, Eton Ridge won his seventh career race from 29 attempts and earned $13,986 to run his bankroll to $155,498.
A 5-year-old gelding by Stephen Got Even from the Smart Strike mare Josaka, the Kentucky-bred Eton Ridge was claimed out of his Thursday win, for $20,000, by trainer Steve Asmussen for owner Maggi Moss of Des Moines, Iowa.
Through the years, Stuart has maintained a solid stable covering all classes of horses. War Thief was his top stakes horse locally, winning the Remington Park Oaks in 1995 and going on to be a graded stakes winner elsewhere. Other stakes winners at Remington Park for Stuart include: Phantom Trip, 2016 Oklahoma Classics Cup; Royal Lion, 2015 Don McNeill Memorial Stakes; Bella Paella, 2015 Useeit Stakes; and Pesky Rascal, 1997 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile to name a few.
Eton Ridge gave Cabrera his third win on Thursday night at Remington Park. The Cabrera hat trick started with Welsh Wizard ($8.20 to win) in race three, followed by Notionalist ($14.60) in race five, then Eton Ridge. Cabrera now has 14 wins for the season and is second in the jockey standings behind Richard Eramia who has 18.
Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Thursday thru Sunday, Sept. 22-24. The first race nightly is at 7pm except for Sunday, which is Oklahoma Derby Day, when the proceedings begin at 3pm.
Tracked by over 131,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,400 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $175 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Home of the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 24, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino, 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.