STRONG ON THE LEAD, DIVA’S RULE DOMINATES IN BOB BARRY MEMORIAL
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Setting an easy pace paid off for Diva’s Rule as no rivals challenged her and she drew away to win Sunday’s, $50,000 Bob Barry Memorial at Remington Park by four lengths.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Owned by Michael Grossman of Fredericksburg, Texas and trained by Francisco Bravo, Diva’s Rule was ridden by Jareth Loveberry. The 4-year-old filly went to the front early in the 7-1/2 furlongs turf event for Oklahoma-bred females, and never looked back.
Loveberry put her through quarterly splits of :24.23 for the quarter-mile, :48.64 for the half-mile and 1:12.65 for three-quarters of a mile. Diva’s Rule had plenty left in the lane to hold off Sweetdreamstonight in second and Mischievous Misty who faded to third after trying to keep company with the winner early in the race.
Away at 5-1 odds in the betting, Diva’s Rule paid $12 to win, $5.80 to place and $3.80 to show. Sweetdreamstonight paid $8 to place and $4.40 to show. Mischievous Misty returned $2.60 to show.
Diva’s Rule is by Roman Ruler from the Major Impact mare Four Plus Four. The win is her eighth from 20 career starts. She earned $29,796 to run her overall money to $216,970. She was bred in Oklahoma by Eureka Thoroughbred Farm.
The Bob Barry Memorial is named in honor of legendary sports broadcasters Bob Barry, Sr. and Bob Barry Jr. Between the father and son they covered over 60 years of sports in Oklahoma.
Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Thursday thru Saturday, Sept. 28-30, with the first race nightly at 7pm-Central.
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