He Was A She: Wrong Horse Runs, Wins At Remington Park

by | 09.17.2017 | 12:06pm
Collateral Kitten (top) after winning at Lone Star Park July 15; Onemorefastdance (below) ran and won as Collateral Kitten at Remington Park on Sept. 16

The winner of Saturday night's fifth race at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., Collateral Kitten, listed on the official track program as a 4-year-old gelding, was actually a 6-year-old mare named Onemorefastdance. Karl Broberg, the trainer of both horses, confirmed the mistaken identity to the Paulick Report.

The error was brought to the attention of the Paulick Report by John M. Lowder, breeder of Onemorefastdance, an Oklahoma-bred mare by Brego who has won four races from 35 starts and earned $107,806.

“There was an egregious mistake and I just can't talk about it further,” Broberg told the Paulick Report on Sunday. “Obviously it is very embarrassing. I've already talked to the owners that were involved. My intentions are to make the purse right with them. We'll have to see how it plays out from there.”

Three sources told the Paulick Report the regular horse identifier was not working at Remington Park on Saturday night. Horse identifiers match a horse's lip tattoo to its official papers. The mistaken identity was caught at the post-race test barn, drf.com reported. Efforts to reach the stewards and the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission were unsuccessful on Sunday morning.

The 10 horse in the eighth race at Remington Park on Sept. 4, indicated at the top of the screen shot, was supposed to be Onemorefastdance.

Onemorefastdance was claimed by Broberg for $15,000 at Lone Star Park on April 28, 2017, for owners Raymond Todd White and Duane Coker. She raced three times since the claim at Lone Star Park and most recently on Sept. 4 at Remington Park, finishing fourth in an allowance event for non-winners of two races other than maiden, claiming or starter. The mare last won Sept. 8, 2016, at Remington Park carrying a $10,000 claiming tag.

Upon reviewing the video of the Sept. 4 start at Remington for Onemorefastdance, it appears that the horse who raced in that spot may have been Collateral Kitten. Though the horse, wearing the number 10 saddle towel, is wearing blinkers, a blaze is visible extending down the nose beneath the blinkers. The mare Onemorefastdance has a star on her forehead, not a blaze. Collateral Kitten has a blaze.

Onemorefastdance (blue silks) after Sept. 8, 2016, win at Remington Park

Collateral Kitten, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred by Kitten's Joy, was claimed by Broberg for owners Raymond Todd White and Gary Clare for $25,000 on March 24, 2017, at Fair Grounds in a maiden claiming race in which he finished third for owner-breeder Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Joe Sharp.

Collateral Kitten broke his maiden for Broberg three races later in a maiden special weight contest at Lone Star Park on July 15. That was his only win. Most recently he finished seventh on Aug. 9 at Lousiana Downs in an allowance race for non-winners of one other than maiden, claiming or starter.

Saturday's fifth race at Remington Park was a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and upward which have never won two races. The winner, ridden by Colby Hernandez, went off at even-money and won by 2 ½ lengths.

This is the second “wrong horse” to run and win at an Oklahoma racetrack in 2017, the other occurring at Will Rogers Downs in March.

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