LANDEROS GAINS 700TH WIN AT REMINGTON
Jockey Benny Landeros, one of the longest tenured riders at Remington Park, earned his 700th local victory on Thursday when he moved Our Moon Pie to the winner’s circle in the fifth race.
Landeros, a mainstay at Remington Park since 1991, rode the 3-year-old gelding for owner/trainer Joe Offolter. Our Moon Pie won his first career race in the maiden special weight event for Oklahoma-breds, going six furlongs. It was the first time that Landeros had been aboard Our Moon Pie who was making his fourth career attempt.
Our Moon Pie, a son of Song of the Sword from the Kipling mare Kip Debut, paid $31.40 to win, $9.60 to place and $5.40.
The 700 wins for Landeros at Remington Park has him sixth on the all-time list in Oklahoma City. Cliff Berry leads all jockeys here with 2,125. Luis Quinonez, still active, is next with 1,455. Don Pettinger is third with 1,419, Tim Doocy fourth with 796 and the late Pat Steinberg fifth with 727.
Of the top six jockeys at Remington Park, only Quinonez and Landeros are still active.
Landeros began riding in 1989 and now has 1,812 career victories and lifetime mount earnings of $18.9 million. He has ridden primarily in Oklahoma throughout his career.
Remington Park racing continues Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24. The first race is 7:07pm nightly, except for Sunday, Oklahoma Derby Day, when the first post is 3pm. All times are Central.
Remington Park has provided more than $331 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park is home to the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby and the Grade 3 Remington Park Oaks on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.