Thursday, September 18, 2014


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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – The first start of the Remington Park season saw Ghost Locket rally for a fourth-place finish over the main track. Thursday night, the filly went to the turf course for the first time in her career and improved by bursting to the lead in the stretch before scoring by 3-1/4 lengths.


Owned by Toby Keith’s Dream Walkin Farms of Norman, Okla. and trained by Don Von Hemel, Ghost Locket shared the winner’s circle with her music superstar owner after the winning performance in the $30,000 allowance. Shane Laviolette was aboard and guided the 4-year-old filly to a stalking trip behind the pace-setting Chapala’s Cowgirl for the first six furlongs of the one-mile event.


Coming off the final turn, Ghost Locket moved for the lead and took control of the race when Chapala’s Cowgirl had enough on the front. Ghost Locket hit the finish a clear winner in 1:36.34 over the firm going. I Am Jane Dough rallied late for second while Afoolsbrokenheart was another length behind the runner-up for third.


Away at 9-2 odds in the wagering, Ghost Locket paid $11.40 to win, $5.80 to place and $3.80 to show. I Am Jane Dough paid $3.20 to place and $3.60 to show. Afoolsbrokenheart returned $3.20 to show. Battle Tale was the beaten wagering favorite at 3-1 odds, finishing fifth in the field of eight.


A Kentucky-bred daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, from the Thunder Gulch mare Love Locket, Ghost Locket won her second career race from 10 starts. The victory was her first at Remington Park, earning her $17,847 to boost her total bankroll to $85,853.


Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 & 20, with the first race nightly at 7pm. The $50,000 Tishomingo Stakes (colts & geldings) and $50,000 Te Ata Stakes (fillies) are featured for 3-year-old Oklahoma-breds on Friday night.


Remington Park is open daily at 10:30am for simulcast racing and casino gaming, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, the home of the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 28.


Tracked by over 66,000 fans on Facebook and 5,500 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




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