TRAINER STEVE ASMUSSEN WINS FOR 900th TIME; ONE TICKET TAKES DOWN THE SOONER 6ix FOR $7,000-PLUS

National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen won his 900th race as a trainer at Remington Park on Wednesday night. He becomes just the second trainer to reach that mark at this Oklahoma City track.

The all-time winningest trainer at Remington Park is Donnie Von Hemel, who is still well ahead of Asmussen with 1,029 victories here.

Asmussen, the nation’s leading conditioner in money earned with his horses taking home more than $22 million this year, won twice on the Wednesday card to reach 900 wins. He got 899 out of the way early, taking the second race of the night with General Macarthur (9-5 odds) for Tulsa owner and attorney Clark Brewster. Brewster also was the winning owner with No. 900 in the final race of the evening, All About Voodoo (3-2 odds) making the trip to the winner’s circle. Jockey Ramon Vazquez was in the saddle for both wins.

Vazquez is tied for second in wins this meet with Richard Eramia. They each have 25, behind David Cabrera’s 39. Asmussen leads the training standings with 35 wins, nine ahead of second-place Karl Broberg at 26.

It appeared Asmussen might get to the milestone of 900 wins in the eighth race with Rosie O’Prado, but she ran second to the winner, Cuando Again, putting the celebration off for one more race. In the final race, All About Voodoo was well reserved in the early going of the first half of the 1 mile, 70 yards, sitting eighth among 11 horses. He made his move on the far turn and by the time the 4-year-old gelded son of Eskendereya hit the top of the stretch, he was rolling. At that point he had only three horses left to pass and he did that easily, hitting the wire a length and a quarter in front.

All About Voodoo covered the distance in 1:44.97 over a fast track, and earned $6,294 for his owner.

Vazquez is tied for second in wins this meet with Richard Eramia. They each have 25, behind David Cabrera’s 39. Asmussen leads the training standings with 35 wins, nine ahead of second-place Karl Broberg at 26.

Brewster now has eight wins in the owner standings, third behind leader Danny Caldwell (17) and End Zone Athletics Inc. (16). Caldwell has his eye on reaching an achievement of his own – 300 career wins at Remington Park. No other owner has reached that peak. He sits at 299 after Wednesday’s races.

Sooner 6ix Jackpot Payoff
In wagering news, the Sooner 6ix was hit with a unique ticket for the first time on the new 20-cent wager, taking down the entire pool of $7,488.96. Only one ticket correctly selected the combination of 7 with 4 with 7 with 1 with 1,2,8,10 with 2,3 in the wager. The winning horses that actually ran in the six events, races four thru nine, Wednesday night were K Street (2-1 odds), Poker Party (6-1), Dominante (5-2), Buy Low Sell High (8-1), Cuando Again (8-5) and All About Voodoo (3-2). There were two races in which scratched horses also figured in the Sooner 6ix wager. The large payout was the 62nd time this meet in 27 racing days that an exotic wager returned more than $1,000 to winning bettors.

Pick 5 Wager Surpasses $8,000 Payout Mark for Fifth Time This Season, Paying $8,820.40 Wednesday
The return of major payouts was a part of the narrative tonight at Remington Park as the early Pick 5 winners approached the top jackpot of the meet. Four tickets correctly selected the combination of 5-1-3-7-4 with Miss Gracehill, General Macarthur, Country Club Pool, K Street, and Poker Party at odds of 6-1, 9-5, 10-1, 2-1 and 6-1, respectively. The winning return was $8,820.40 each on four winning Pick 5 tickets. The top payout in the Pick 5 this meet was $9,801.70 on Oct. 4. There also were payouts of $8,839.20 on Aug. 30, $8,785.50 on Aug. 19, and $8,725.95 on Sept. 29.

Tracked by more than 145,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $203 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Remington Park is home to the $1,000,000 Oklahoma Classics Night for Oklahoma-breds on Friday, Oct. 19. 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.

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