TURBO STREET WINS STRETCH BATTLE TO SCORE REMINGTON GREEN
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Turbo Street (Aus) steadily rallied in the stretch to defeat stable-mate Paternal Pride by a neck in Sunday’s $100,000 Remington Green at Remington Park.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Remington Green victory was the second in five years for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. as they teamed up in 2013 with Daddy Nose Best to win the top open-company turf race of the season at 1-1/8 miles.
Turbo Street is owned by Clark Brewster of Tulsa, Okla., who claimed Turbo Street for $25,000 in a Sept. 2 start at Saratoga in upstate New York. Brewster then entered him in the Remington Green and by winning, almost tripled that claiming price by taking home $60,000 for first place.
"Our farm manager is from Australia and we claimed this horse to honor him," said Brewster. The horse, in turn, honored all the connections victory in the Remington Green, giving Brewster, a long-time supporter of racing at Remington Park, his first stakes win in the race.
Santana sat third off the front-runners and then asked Turbo Street to run in the stretch.
"I was just looking for my hole and found it," said Santana in the winner's circle. "This is a very nice horse but I knew we had a tough one chasing us too."
He knew that because the second place finisher Paternal Pride is also trained by Asmussen.
Turbo Street was at 3-1 odds and paid $8.40 to win, $5 to place and $3 to show. Paternal Pride paid $6.80 to place and $3.80 to show. Net Gain was third and paid $2.80 to show.
Turbo Street covered the distance in 1:49.71 over firm turf. He is a 6-year-old gelding by Encosta de Lago (Aus) from the Quest For Fame (GB) mare Extra Terrestial (Aus). The win was the fifth from 27 career starts for Turbo Street who has now made $154,646 and was bred in Australia by Bangaloe Stud Syndicate.
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