Jockey David Cabrera is hotter than a marshmallow at summer camp, following his riding triple Friday night with four wins on Saturday night. He is about a city block ahead of the second-place rider after 26 days of racing here.
And owner Danny Caldwell, constant as the rising sun here at this Oklahoma City track, moved one win closer to 300 overall at Remington. He won his 299th race here on Saturday night. No owner has hit that mark here. Caldwell is a nine-time owner champion at Remington Park and has taken down the last eight in a row.
The second consecutive night of multiple wins gave Cabrera 39 for the season, pushing him 15 wins ahead of Richard Eramia (24 wins), who also made it to the winner's circle Saturday night. He edged ahead of third-place Ramon Vazquez who remained at 23 wins.
Cabrera won four of seven mounts, capturing races 3, 5, 7 and 9 on the nine-race card aboard Casting Crowns (at 1-2 odds), Joyable (9-5), Kalalou (3-1), and Lascivious (2-1), respectively. The first two wins came for second-leading trainer Karl Broberg and the last two for trainer Ron Moquett. H and W Stables of Garden City, N.Y., own Kalalou and Southern Springs Stables of Fort Smith, AR., own Lascivous.
Broberg is currently the top trainer in the country by a large margin according to wins, with 413 trips to the winner's circle for 2018 going into Saturday's races. In second place is National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, who had 294 wins on the year through Friday. At Remington Park this meet, Asmussen leads with 34 victories to Broberg's 25.
Caldwell's 299th win overall here came in the second race of the night when Eramia booted home Oso Ready by a half-length at 6-1 odds. He now has won 17 times at the current meet and is one ahead of End Zone Athletics, Inc., of Mansfield, TX., which one twice tonight for 16 this meet.
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