JOCKEY, TRAINER OWNER STANDINGS HAVE STRONG LEADERS GOING INTO OKLAHOMA DERBY DAY
David Cabrera has the early lead with 30 wins this season and is trying to dethrone Ramon Vazquez, who has won or tied for the riding title five years in a row. Vazquez is currently tied for second with 22 wins with Richard Eramia. Rounding out the top five are Alex Birzer (14) and Iram Diego (12), who had a riding double Saturday night.
National Racing Hall of Famer and 13-time Remington Park leading conditioner Steve Asmussen leads the trainers standings with 26 wins, six ahead of Karl Broberg in second. Federico Villafranco is third with 16, followed by Scott Young with eight, and tied for fifth with seven are Lynn Chleborad and Bret Calhoun.
Nine-time champion owner at Remington Park (the last eight seasons in a row) Danny Caldwell continues his winning ways leading the standings again with 16 victories, followed by End Zone Athletics, Inc. in second with 12. Tulsa, Okla. attorney Clark Brewster stands alone in third with six victories and rounding out the top five currently are C.R. Trout with five, and Gary and Mary West with four. Caldwell is at 298 career wins locally.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BEFORE OKLAHOMA DERBY DAY
Asmussen was in Oklahoma City on Friday night, flying in to watch his son Darren play football in the Oakridge (Arlington, Texas) vs. Casady game in northwest Oklahoma City. Asmussen’s son is a senior defensive end. Casady won the battle with its Texas opponent, 19-17.