RP Racing Club

Memberships for the Remington Park Racing Club in 2019 are now closed.

The Remington Park Racing Club horse, Spectactical, raced for his new owners Thursday night and gave the 70-plus an exhilarating thrill in mid-stretch, as he opened up a five-length lead before being collared near the finish line by Shotsoft.

Racing fans here in Oklahoma City put up $250 each to help with the purchase of this horse two weeks ago by designated manager, all-time leading Remington Park owner Danny Caldwell. Spectactical, a 5-year-old gelded son of Tactical Cat, out of the Indian Charlie mare Indian Gal, gave it his best fight before finishing second by 1-1/2 lengths. Shotsoft was ridden by leading rider David Cabrera, and is trained by Karl Broberg, top trainer in the country by wins.

Spectactical was another 1-1/2 lengths ahead of third-place Browdy Boy. Remington Park backers sent Spectactical off at 3-1 odds, the second wagering choice in the race. The betting favorite, Moro Charlie, was well-beaten, at 7-5 odds, in fifth place.

“He ran good, didn’t he?” Caldwell said afterward. “I just need to find him an Oklahoma-bred race and we might get there.”

Shotsoft paid $13 to win, $8.40 to place and $5.60 to show. Spectactical returned $4.80 to place and $3 to show. Browdy Boy returned $4.60 to show.

As has been the case for previous RP Racing Clubs, the 2019 horse, Spectactical, will be managed by Caldwell. A winner of 10 leading owner titles here, Caldwell, a resident of Poteau, Okla., is extremely active in acquiring horses via claiming races and private purchases. Spectactical will be trained by Federico Villafranco, the primary trainer for Caldwell’s horses.