WHISKEY TREE ROLLS TO HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The wins keep on coming for Whiskey Tree as he won his sixth consecutive race on Thursday night at Remington Park, scoring in a Starter Allowance-Optional $7,500-claiming event at 1-1/16 miles. The triumph was his fourth of the Remington Park season.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Owned and trained by Karl Broberg of Mansfield, Texas, Whiskey Tree was ridden by Richard Eramia. The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding tracked the early leaders through the first half-mile of the race. Then Eramia moved him to the front as they entered the final turn with three furlongs left. Whiskey Tree was in control with a quarter-mile remaining and drew off under hand-urging to a 7-1/2 length victory, handling the distance in 1:44.35 over a fast track. Handsome Jackson was second with Dynabeaver another head behind in third.
The heavy wagering favorite at 2-5 odds, Whiskey Tree paid $2.80 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Handsome Jackson returned $3 to place and $2.10 to show. Dynabeaver paid $2.60 to show.
Whiskey Tree’s six-race win streak began at Prairie Meadows in Iowa on July 16. The run is comprised of four starter allowance wins and two other scores in allowance races. Thursday’s victory was the 10th of his 25-race career and was worth $8,859. A son of Misremembered from the Precocity mare Secret Scheme, Whiskey Tree has now made $151,144 overall.
The win on Whiskey Tree was the third of the evening for Eramia. He also won with U S Special Forces ($6 to win) in race four and Violation ($10.20) in race five. Eramia has 41 wins for the season and sits atop the jockey standings, leading Ramon Vazquez by one victory.
Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Friday at 7pm. The $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes is featured for 2-year-olds going seven furlongs. Saturday racing begins earlier than normal, at 1:30pm. The Saturday live racing will alternate with the Breeders’ Cup World Championship races simulcast to Remington Park from Del Mar.
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