PACIFIC TYPHOON TAKES OKC TURF CLASSIC BY STORM
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY - Pacific Typhoon continued his wave of success by recording his fourth-consecutive win in the $130,000 OKC Turf Classic Stakes, sponsored by Choctaw Nation.
Friday, October 20, 2017
A 4-year-old gelded son of Don’t Get Mad, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, My Stormy Elaine, began his win streak on July 21, with an allowance win over the turf at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. He then won an optional claiming/starter allowance turf race Sept. 1 at Remington Park, followed by his Sept. 24 victory over the grass in the $50,000 Red Earth Stakes.
Pacific Typhoon broke alertly for jockey David Cabrera from post position one and he nursed the 8-5 betting favorite along on the lead every step of the way, going on to win by 1-1/2 lengths for owner Carol Nelson of Mannford, Okla. he covered the 1-1/16th miles over firm turf in 1:41.95.
“This horse is very classy, he breaks very sharp. When he goes to the lead he just puts his ears up,” Cabrera said. “He’s the kind of horse everyone wants to ride. He’s really a nice horse.”
Veronica Griggs trains Pacific Typhoon, who finished fifth at 22-1 odds in the OKC Turf Classic last year. “He very much impressed me. I’m so proud of the ride that David put on him,” Griggs said.
Pacific Typhoon paid $5.40 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.60 to show. Mister Keith chased throughout and finished second to pay $4.40 to place and $3.40 to show. Hallelujah Hit advanced from sixth to finish third, and paid $4.60 to show.
Pacific Typhoon was bred by Clark Brewster. He earned $78,000 to push his lifetime earnings to $234,606.
The OKC Turf Classic victory by Pacific Typhoon gave Griggs her first-ever win in the Oklahoma Classics series.
Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Saturday, Oct. 21 with the first event at 7pm.
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