REMINGTON PARK RACING CLUB HORSE GETS HIS MEMBERS TO WINNER’S CIRCLE
On Sept. 12, Take Charge Easy was claimed for $7,500 for the Remington Park Racing Club. The 3-year-old gelded son of Take Charge Indy made the claim pay off for the club, which boasts almost 70 members, on Wednesday night when he came roaring home for a 1-1/4 length victory in the fourth race on the program.
Members of Remington Park’s Racing Club put up $250 apiece to be a part of the club that allows fans to experience the care and training and owning of a race horse. Take Charge Easy was sent to the barn of trainer Federico Villafranco after the claim and he has sent him to a seventh-place effort on Oct. 31 and a second-place finish on Nov. 16. He visited the winner’s circle tonight, filled with the roar of a crowd of Remington Park Race Club members.
The maximum amount of winnings each RP Racing Club member can earn is $250 because this venture is a not-for-profit social club. Any earnings above that profit will go toward Remington Park Charities.
Take Charge Easy, with Richard Eramia in the saddle, earned $6,294 tonight and $2,132 when he ran second on Nov. 16, along with $95 for his Oct. 31 effort to make the total earned for the club $8,521.
The entry fees from the members of the Remington Park Racing Club were pooled to claim the horse. The money also goes toward the care and training. Members of the RP Racing Club receive an owners’ access to Remington Park, including visiting the track in the mornings to watch Take Charge Easy work out during training hours. They have experienced the butterflies in the paddock as they listened to instructions given by Villafranco to his jockey and watch their horse being saddled and sent to the track for the excitement of seeing him stride toward victory under the lights of live racing.
RP Racing Club members were dancing and screaming wildly, watching from the winner’s circle, as they found out what it feels like to own a winning horse and have their picture taken with him. The experience is apparently priceless as they let out a roar that could be heard throughout the facility.
Take Charge Easy won a $7,500-level claiming event to gain his second victory from 17 career starts, for total earnings of $39,414. He is out of the Grand Slam mare Sky Glow and was bred in Kentucky by Patricia Pavlish.
Take Charge Easy covered the 5-1/2 furlongs in 1:05.61 seconds over a fast track. He stalked in third for the first half of the race behind pacesetters Bobby Jack and Hardworkcleanlivin and then took the lead down the lane, winning at 4-1 odds.
Hardworkcleanlivin held on for second as the beaten favorite at 3-5 odds. Crossbow Cimarron ran third, another head back, at 15-1 odds.
Take Charge Easy paid $10 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.60 to show.
RP Racing Club Members have been sent detailed monthly statements regarding costs for the Take Charge Easy, and a breakdown of any money he has earned on the track. They have been able to see updates about the horse via e-mail and social media through the work of Remington Park’s coordinator Kelly O’Hara.
In the Sooner 6ix at Remington on Wednesday night, there was no one unique ticket correctly selecting six of six in the final six races on the card. Those who did correctly pick all six winners were paid $565.12 each. The winning horses in the sequence were Take Charge Easy (4-1 odds) in the fourth race, Pot Liquor (5-2) in the fifth, Dorrance (7-5) in the sixth, King’s Revenge (6-1) in the seventh, Blabimir (4-5) in the eighth and Neartic Storm (17-1). The carryover for Thursday night’s races that begin at 7 p.m. is $1,695.28.
Tracked by more than 147,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $207 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Remington Park is home to the $400,000 Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds on Sunday, Dec. 16. Remington Park is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.