Three Chords has made a living in the Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint, winning this race Friday at Remington Park for the third year in a row.

The 5-year-old mare won this race as a filly in 2018 and then again in 2019 with jockey Alex Birzer aboard. Jockey Richard Eramia took over on Three Chords for trainer Kenny Smith this year and it didn’t hurt that Smith had the night’s hottest rider (4 wins) for his mare. Three Chords didn’t care who was on her back. In fact, it didn’t appear she had any weight on her back at all as she blew this field away by 5-1/4 lengths going six furlongs.

In the category of someone-has-to-finish-second, Stormieis Blue (14-1) got up for the runner-up spot, a length ahead of third-place Fiddlers Tsunami (14-1). Three Chords, as a two-time defending champion of this race, didn’t get that much respect from the betting public, winning at 7-2 odds and paying $9.80 to win, $4.80 to place and $3.60 to show.

Three Chords, by Euroears, out of the Cactus Ridge mare Carter’s Chord, is owned and bred by Dream Walkin Farms and superstar country singer Toby Keith, who was on hand in the winner’s circle with his red solo cup to celebrate the victory.

Three Chords earned $78,000 from the purse and her record is very impressive, especially at Remington Park. She has started 23 times, won nine, run second three times and third twice. Her wallet lifetime is bulging at $468,682. At Remington Park, she has won 6-of-11 for $349,643.

Her winning time was 1:10.04 for six furlongs, compared to Welder’s 1:09.78 in the next race. That may have been the most impressive thing about Three Chords’ race. The 3-2 favorite in this race, Spring Steen, was fifth.

Remington Park racing continues Saturday night with nine races beginning at 7:07pm-Central.

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