VAZQUEZ TRIPLES FOR SECOND STRAIGHT NIGHT, ALL THURSDAY WINS ABOARD ASMUSSEN RUNNERS

For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 30, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park leading jockey Ramon Vazquez is pouring it on as the Thoroughbred Season moves into December. He racked up another riding triple on Thursday night, marking his second straight evening of hat tricks. All three of his Thursday scores came for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Cherokee Wampum ($2.10 to win) started the evening of three wins for Vazquez and Asmussen as the heavily favored filly pulled clear down the stretch to win the first race on the card. The second win of the night came in race five with First Babe ($10.60). Both Cherokee Wampum and First Babe are owned by Clark Brewster of Tulsa, Okla. Completing the triple was K Kiddo ($4.20) in race six with Asmussen also owning the gelding.

Vazquez has pulled well ahead in the jockey standings with 77 wins, 17 ahead of Richard Eramia who is in second place. Vazquez is attempting to win his fifth consecutive riding title at Remington Park.

Asmussen, a Hall of Fame trainer nationally and in Oklahoma, now has 66 wins for the season, sitting 31 victories ahead of Federico Villafranco in the standings. Asmussen is on his way to capturing his 13th Remington Park leading trainer title, which would give him sole possession of the most local championships. Currently he is tied with Donnie Von Hemel as both own 12 season titles at Remington Park.

Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 & 2. The first race nightly is at 7pm-Central.

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