Friday, September 5, 2014


For Immediate Release

Friday, September 5, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Heavy rains hit Remington Park just a half-hour before the first race on Friday, changing the main track condition to muddy. The off track didn’t hurt the opportunity for Rage Riot who won the seventh race of the night, a one-mile race for Oklahoma-breds competing at the $15,000 claiming-level.


Owned by Steve Dupy and Kent Blair of Enid, Okla. and trained by Roger Engel, Rage Riot was ridden by Cliff Berry. Rage Riot faced state-bred allowance rivals in his first start of the season on Aug. 16, sprinting six furlongs and finishing a disappointing eighth, over 13 lengths behind the winner. Stretching out to a one-mile race and moving lower in conditions to claiming ranks, aided the cause for Rage Riot. The muddy track may have helped as well as he is perfect in the money on a less than fast surface with one win and a pair of seconds from three efforts.


Rage Riot stalked the early lead of Kesh then made his move for the front once in the stretch. Taking over late, Rage Riot was able to draw clear to win by 1-3/4 lengths as the second choice in the wagering at 9-5 odds. Mr. Starofthenight was the betting favorite at 6-5 odds, finishing second with a late rally. Hundred Proof was third while Kesh held on for fourth.


Rage Riot handled the mile in 1:39.46 and paid $5.80 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.60 to show. Mr. Starofthenight returned $3 to place and $2.80 to show. Hundred Proof paid $8.20 to show.


Rage Riot won his second career race from nine attempts with both victories coming at Remington Park. A gelding by For Glory from the Hennessy mare Sneaky Quick, Rage Riot picked up $8,646 to move his career earnings to $55,498. The score was his first of 2014 after four second-place efforts in his previous five attempts, prior to the poor eighth-place run last month.


Remington Park’s Thoroughbred Season continues Saturday with the first race at 7pm (central).


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.


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