DIEGO WINS THREE SATURDAY NIGHT AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Jockey Iram Diego enjoyed a three-win night on Saturday at Remington Park, picking up the natural hat trick in the middle of the program with three straight victories.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Diego won races four thru six starting the streak off with Bad E in the fourth. Bad E ($17.20 to win) won his second race of the season for owners T and M Precision Services of Claremore, Okla. and trainer Andy Gladd. Bad E was triumphant in a $7,500-level claiming race at 5-1/2 furlongs for Oklahoma-breds.
Diego won over the turf for his second score on Outamyway Girls ($6.80), going 7-1/2 furlongs in maiden company for 2-year-old fillies. Owned by Larry Darter of Ardmore, Okla. and trained by Mindy Willis, Outamyway Girls won in her second career attempt.
The riding-triple was completed in race six aboard Infinite Road ($10.80) who broke his maiden in a 5-1/2 furlong sprint at the $25,000 claiming level. Owned by Wesley Melcher of Plano, Texas, Infinite Road is trained by Bret Calhoun. The 2-year-old gelding graduated in his second career start.
The three wins for Diego increase his season total to 21, placing him fourth in the jockey standings after 30 dates of racing. Richard Eramia is atop the standings with 30 wins while Ramon Vazquez is second with 29. David Cabrera is third in the standings with 23 wins.
The 2017 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season continues Wednesday thru Saturday, Oct. 18-21, with the first race nightly at 7pm. Friday will feature the renewal of the Oklahoma Classics, the stakes program for Oklahoma-breds worth more than $1 million in purse money. The Primetime Pick 4 on Oklahoma Classics Friday will carry a minimum wagering pool of $70,000 for the 50-cent wager.
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