For Immediate Release
Friday, October 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Eurobond and Welder hooked up strides after the start of the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint, sponsored by Kaw Nation at Remington Park on Friday. The pair duked it out until mid-stretch when Eurobond was able to get clear of the gray Welder and go on to win by 1-1/4 lengths for his fourth consecutive victory this season.

Owned by Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla. and trained by Federico Villafranco, Eurobond was claimed by his current connections for $17,500 on Sept. 1 in a race he won. He has not lost in three starts since the claim and is now a stake winner. Jockey Ramon Vazquez had the mount on the speedster who was ready to roll.

“The horse, he broke so sharp, but he’s a nice horse and he continued to run and never quit.”

Eurobond handled the six furlongs in 1:09.1 as the 3-5 wagering favorite, paying $3.20 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Welder held second and paid $3.40 to place and $2.60 to show. Finishing third, 5-1/2 lengths behind the winner, was Mr. N who rallied and paid $2.60 to show.

Bred in Oklahoma by James Helzer, Eurobond is a 4-year-old gelding by Euroears from the Elusive Quality mare Cabo Sunrise. The Classics Sprint was the fifth career win from 11 starts for Euroears who made $78,000 to run his lifetime money to $176,838.

Euroears gave Villafranco and Vazquez their first wins in the Classics Sprint. Villafranco won his third Oklahoma Classics race.

Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Saturday, Oct. 21 with the first event at 7pm.

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