MULTIPLE RIDING-TITLE JOCKEY DAVID CABRERA, TRAINER AUSTIN GUSTAFSON EACH WIN THREE SATURDAY AT REMINGTON PARK
It was a banner evening Saturday for jockey David Cabrera and trainer Austin Gustafson as each made three trips to the Remington Park winner’s circle.
Cabrera, a four-time consecutive winner of the riding title at Remington Park (2018-2021), had his run broken last year when Cristian Torres won the trophy. Cabrera was behind the eight-ball to start this Thoroughbred race meeting as he had to serve out a suspension the first week. He made up for the head start the other riders got by winning three times Saturday night at Remington Park.
Cabrera scored the early daily double with two trainers’ horses, Karl Broberg and Gustafson. He was the easy winner aboard Deanos Cape in the first race of the evening as he booted that 6-year-old gelding to win a $10,000 claiming race by 3-1/4 lengths at 4-1 odds for Broberg. Deanos Cape is a son of The Factor, out of the Slew City Slew mare Jody Slew. Deanos Cape was claimed out of the race for the $10,000 from Broberg by trainer J.R. Caldwell.
Deanos Cape, owned by End Zone Athletics of Mansfield, Texas, covered the 1-1/16th miles distance on a fast track in 1:46.19 sitting near or setting the interior fractions all the way. They were :24.78 for the first quarter mile, :49.79 for the half, 1:14.56 for three-quarters and 1:40.03 for the mile. The winner paid $10.40, $4.40 and $3 across the board. It was ninth win from 61 starts in his career. He was bred in Kentucky by Lochlow Farm.
Cabrera’s next victory came in the second race of the night and one of two trips to the winner’s circle together with Gustafson on Saturday. Frosty Brew was the winner of that race, as the 2-1 favorite, going six furlongs wire to wire under the fan-favorite jockey. Cabrera popped on top in the race for 3-year-olds and older, fillies and mares, that had not won three races lifetime and never looked back. The 4-year-old daughter of Frosted, out of the Speightstown mare Jeanne’s Speight, stopped the timer in 1:12.39. She made every pole a winning one, setting fractions of :22.77, :46.72, and :59.19. The winner paid $6 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show. Cabrera didn’t have to sweat this win either, drawing off to dominate this field of $10,000 conditional claimers by five lengths. It was the filly’s third win in 16 starts. Frosty Brew is owned by Linda and Michael Mazoch, and Gustafson of Sulphur Springs, Texas. She was bred in Kentucky by M&M Racing.
Cabrera’s third trip to the winner’s circle was also for Gustafson, taking the sixth race on the card with Dark Afternoon for owner Black Hawk Stable (James Rogers) of Elk City, Okla. The 3-year-old gelded son of Black Bear, out of the Came Home mare Afternoon Liaison, won for the third time in five career starts, beating allowance Oklahoma-bred colts and geldings by 4-3/4 lengths at 2-1 odds as the second favorite. The 6-5 favorite, Send the Boss, checked in a distant second. The winner paid $6.20, $3 and $2.60 to win, place and show. The winning time for the seven-furlongs was 1:25.30 with Dark Afternoon going wire to wire. Under Cabrera, the gelding set interior fractions of :23.01, :47.13 and 1:12.59. He was bred in Oklahoma by James W. Rogers.
Gustafson’s third win of the night came in the fourth race with jockey Freddy Manrrique in the saddle aboard Stans Home Run. The winner beat a bunch of $10,000 claimers that had not won four races lifetime, going seven furlongs. The 4-year-old gelding by Run Away and Hide, out of the Yes It’s True mare Mazzy, fought to the wire with runner-up Tag Me (16-1) and outlasted that horse by a head in a three-horse photo. The third-place finisher, Drifter (even-money favorite), was another head back. A blanket would have covered all three. The photo revealed Manrrique had pushed Stans Home Run to the wire first in front of the other two. He went off at 4-1 and paid $10.20, $4.80 and $2.80 to win, place and show. It was the winner’s fourth win in 14 starts for the Mazochs of Sulphur Springs, Texas. That pair won a pair of races as owners. Stans Home Run came from sixth to pass them all at the wire and cut into fractions of :23.34, :47.00, and 1:12.33, closing down the win in 1:25.07. He was bred in Texas by Larry Huntsinger.
Remington Park racing resumes Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with the first race nightly at 7:07 p.m. CDT.
Remington Park has provided more than $328 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.