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SOLID OKLAHOMA-BRED SPRINTERS ENTER SILVER GOBLIN STAKES
OKLAHOMA CITY – The $50,000 Silver Goblin Stakes, the feature this week on Friday night at Remington Park, boasts a solid field of Oklahoma-bred sprinters. The 6-1/2 furlong contest shapes up as a contentious battle amongst familiar foes.
Headlining the field of 11 is Okie Ride, the three-time winner of the Oklahoma Classics Sprint (2011, 2012, 2015). The venerable 8-year-old will try to gain his third win in Friday’s Silver Goblin Stakes after winning the race in 2012 and 2013. Owned by The Richter Family Trust of Perkins, Okla. and trained by Kenny Nolen, Okie Ride will have Luis Quinonez up in the Silver Goblin Stakes.
A winner of 12 races at Remington Park, and 14 overall, the well-managed Okie Ride will make just his 36th career start. His connections have made a successful habit of racing him only during the Remington Park season since 2013, giving him the remainder of the calendar off for rest and relaxation. Okie Ride boasts career earnings of $653,205 coming into the Silver Goblin Stakes, $564,133 of that has been made at Remington Park.
Okie Ride did not win either the Silver Goblin Stakes or the Oklahoma Classics Sprint last year, due to foes he will again face on Friday night.
– Johnny Whip won the 2014 edition of the Silver Goblin with Okie Ride three-quarters of a length back as the runner-up. Johnny Whip will attempt to win the race for a second straight year, leaving the starting gate from post-position two.
– Chifforobe won the 2014 Oklahoma Classics Sprint with Okie Ride second beaten just a neck. Chifforobe attempts to win his first Silver Goblin Stakes on Friday after running sixth in the race a year ago.
The Silver Goblin Stakes is named after the speedy gray millionaire, and Oklahoma foal, who was a dominant runner throughout the mid and late 1990s. The field by post position and program number, with trainer and jockey is:
1. Fleet Mitchy: J.R. Caldwell, Iram Diego
2. Johnny Whip: Jody Pruitt, C.J. McMahon
3. Chifforobe: Jody Pruitt, Lindey Wade
4. Okie Ride: Kenny Nolen, Luis Quinonez
5. Runandyrun: Carlos Padilla, David Cabrera
6. Z Rockstar: Donnie Von Hemel, Ramon Vazquez
7. Imahit: C.R. Trout, Jareth Loveberry
8. Agent: Kenny Nolen, Deshawn Parker
9. Keg: Joe Offolter, Quincy Hamilton
10. Perfect To Please: Veronica Griggs, Bryan McNeil
11. Lingerlonger: Kari Craddock, Alex Birzer
The Silver Goblin Stakes is the eighth race of nine on Friday night at Remington Park with an approximate post time of 10:16pm. The first race Friday night is at 7pm. All times are Central.
The 2015 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park continues Wednesday thru Saturday, Nov. 18-21.
Open for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the $250,000 Springboard Mile on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Tracked by over 88,000 fans on Facebook and 6,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.
Source: Remington Park
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