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Asmussen Pads Remington Park Lead With Record-Tying Five-Win Night

Hall of Famer and 13-time champion trainer at Remington Park, Steve Asmussen, extended his lead in the 2018 seasonal standings at the Oklahoma City, Okla., track with his foot heavy on the gas pedal. Asmussen won five races Wednesday night, tying a record for most visits to the winner’s circle in a single night for […]

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Chanteline Holds Off Belvoir Bay In Franklin County

Ten Broeck Farm’s Chanteline surged to the lead inside the sixteenth pole and held off a late bid from favored Belvoir Bay (GB) by three-quarters of a length to win the 22nd running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,192 at Keeneland. Trained […]

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Leading Rider Cabrera Pilots Four Winners Saturday At Remington

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, […]

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Asmussen Wins Third Remington Park Oaks With She’s A Julie

The more things change, the more they stay the same as the nation’s leading trainer Steve Asmussen won the Grade 3 $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on Sunday for the third time, this one with She’s a Julie, a filly named for his wife. He also won the race in 2005 (More than Promised) and 1999 (Carlitta) when the […]

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Lone Sailor Ends Seconditis With Narrow Oklahoma Derby Win

GMB Racing’s Lone Sailor has come up short in three photo finishes in the past year, but on Sunday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Majestic Warrior colt eked out the narrowest of victories, winning the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby by a nose over Believe in Royalty. Diamond King was another […]

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Favored Limation Tops Asmussen Quartet In Oklahoma Derby

A pair of Kentucky Derby horses – Lone Sailor and Combatant – and Louisiana’s Super Derby winner Limation, are among 11 horses entered for this year’s edition of the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. The 30th edition will be contested at 1-1/8 miles on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. Limation, […]

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Union Strike Overcomes Bad Start For Gallant Bloom Handicap

Mick and Wendy Ruis’ Union Strike recovered from a slow break and made the most of a ground-saving late run to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs, the second of three stakes on Sunday’s card at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Union Strike broke […]

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Derby Runners Combatant, Lone Sailor Nominated To Oklahoma Derby

One of the top horses on the Kentucky Derby trail, going the Arkansas route this year, Combatant is expected to compete in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday, Sept. 30. The 3-year-old colt, a son of Scat Daddy, out of the Boundary mare Border Dispute, was prominent at Oaklawn Park […]

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Switzerland Too Fast For Rivals In Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash

Woodford Racing’s Switzerland bounced back from a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga to win the 27th running of the G3, $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on Saturday. Under jockey Feargal Lynch, the 4-year-old colt by Speightstown went to the front shortly […]

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‘Quality Filly’ Midnight Bisou Gets A First Look At Parx Track

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou got her first look at Parx’s main track and paddock on Friday morning just a day before she tries to capture her second Grade 1 victory this year in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. The 3-year-old filly by Midnight Lute enters off […]

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