RETURN TO LASIX, DROP IN CLASS PUTS CONNORS OUTLAW BACK IN WINNER’S CIRCLE IN FEATURED REMINGTON PARK ALLOWANCE
Connors Outlaw showed just how much he loves Remington Park on Thursday night, winning for the fourth time in eight races at this track as he returned to Lasix and dropped in class.
The 3-year-old gelded son of Cinco Charlie (Indian Charlie), out of the Grand Slam mare Le Grand Fromage, represented himself well in his last two races against stakes company, running second in the $30,000 Silver Goblin Stakes and third in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint. Because they were stakes races, he was taken off of Lasix. The last time he was on Lasix, he was a winner by 2-3/4 lengths against Oklahoma-bred allowance horses at Remington Park on Oct. 7, and like in that race, he was a winner again Thursday.
Trainer Kari Craddock had him wound up and ready to roll as he popped out of the gate like a Jack-in-the-Box on its last musical note. Connors Outlaw went straight to the front against the open allowance horses in the six-furlongs race and hit the wire in 1:10.40 over the fast track to win by three-quarters of a length. He set early fractions of :22.84 for the first quarter-mile, :45.84 for the half-mile and :57.90 for five-eighths.
As the 6-5 favorite, he finished ahead of Chief Brady (2-1) in second and Rifey (2-1), who was another neck back in third. Connors Outlaw returned $4.60 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.10 to show. He earned $21,498 from the $36,000 purse and improved his record to 13 starts, six wins, three places and two shows for $173,559 earned. He was bred in Oklahoma by owner Cisper Racing (Cody Cisper) of Peggs, Okla.
Connors Outlaw’s record at Remington Park is now eight starts, four wins, two seconds and two thirds for $131,412 in his bankroll here. He has never run worse than third in Oklahoma City.
Mora Closer to Milestone
Jockey Gerardo Mora picked up a win on Thursday at Remington Park, inching closer to his 1,000th career victory.
Mora scored with Win For Fun ($8.40 to win) in the opening race of the night for owner Richard Smith of Tulsa, Okla. and trainer Ron David.
The win for Mora was his 996th career victory.
Just two race dates remain in the 2023 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season. Friday’s Springboard Mile Night program begins at 5pm, featuring the Springboard, the track’s marquee 2-year-old stakes which carries qualifying points for the 2024 Kentucky Derby.
The final day of the season is Saturday, Dec. 16, with a 12-race card underway at 2:30pm. All times are Central.
Remington Park has provided more than $340 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 Springboard Mile, a Kentucky Derby points-qualifying race, on Friday, Dec. 15, 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.