SYDNEY FREEMAN WINS SLIDE SHOW STAKES, NIGHT STRIKE WINS DON C. MCNEILL
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – A pair of $75,000 stakes races restricted to Oklahoma-bred two-year-olds were conducted Saturday night at Remington Park. In The Slideshow Stakes, Sydney Freeman rallied from last to first to peg 44-1 longshot Cherokee Lass in the final jump to win by a head. The two-year-old filly by Tizway is a homebred of Robert H. Zoellner of Tulsa, Okla and is trained by Donnie K. Von Hemel. Under jockey Luis Quinonez, Sydney Freeman covered the one mile distance in a time of 1:40.78 over a fast track and paid $20.60 to win, $10.20 to place and $5.60 to show. Cherokee Lass paid $27.40 to place and $7.80 to show. Rosie O’Prado rallied up the rail to finish third and pay $3.20 to show. Create A Star finished fourth as the 3-2 favorite.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Slide Show was an Oklahoma-bred filly who won her first five races at Remington Park and won three Oklahoma Classics races. She won twelve of 25 lifetime races.
Night Strike enjoyed a perfect stalking trip in the Don C. McNeill Stakes, under Remington Park leading jockey Ramon Vazquez, to gain the lead in mid-stretch and edge clear to win by 3-lengths as the 7-5 favorite. Trained by W. Bret Calhoun, the two-year-old colt by Liaison is owned by Erich G. Brehm of Sunnyvale, Texas. Night Strike raced the one mile distance in a winning time of 1:39.87 and paid $4.80 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. Kirk Of Diamonds suffered traffic woes entering the far turn and was five-wide at the top of the stretch to finish second and pay $3.40 to place and $2.40 to show. Bruhlmeyer finished third and paid $2.80 to show.
Don C. McNeill is the late owner/breeder from Edmond, Oklahoma who bred and owned three millionaire Thoroughbreds: Clever Trevor, Mr. Ross and Caleb’s Posse, winner of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
The 2017 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park resumes Wednesday thru Saturday, Nov. 29 thru Dec. 2. The first race nightly is at 7pm.
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