For Immediate Release
Sunday, December 17, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - Hallelujah Hit asserted himself early and held on late to win the $50,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes on Sunday at Remington Park as the even-money favorite.

After breaking alertly under jockey Luis Quinonez, Hallelujah Hit gained the lead at the half-mile pole and endured a stretch-long battle to the finish with Curmit to win by a half-length, covering the one-mile race for 3-year-old Oklahoma-breds in 1:37.64 over a fast track.

Bred, owned and trained by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., who won the Jim Thorpe Stakes for the first time, Hallelujah Hit is a gelding by Mr. Nightlinger from the Sahm mare Halo Hit earned $30,000 for his fourth win of eleven lifetime starts, pushing his total earnings to $171,052.
Hallelujah Hit paid $4 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.20 to show. Curmit made a bold bid as the 5-2 second-choice but finished second to pay $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show. Touch ‘Em Up rallied from eighth to finish third and paid $2.80 to show.

It was the second win in the Jim Thorpe Stakes for jockey Luis Quinonez, he also rode Z Rockstar to victory in the 2012 edition. The race is named after the Olympic Gold Medal winner and greatest overall athlete of the 20th century who was a native Oklahoman.

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