Thursday, September 11, 2014


For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 11, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – After a poor eighth-place run over the main track in his season opener at Remington Park, Perihelion switched surfaces for his second start on Thursday night. A $38,250 allowance for Oklahoma-breds going 7-1/2 furlongs over the turf was evidently a solid stage for Perihelion at odds of 23-1.


Owned by the Ciara’s Camp LLC of Crescent, Okla. and trained by Kari Craddock, Lindey Wade guided the 3-year-old gelding and kept him along the rail, stalking the early leaders while never far back. The ground saving tactic worked as Wade put Perihelion through a lane at the rail in the stretch, going on to win by three-quarters of a length over Wranglin’ Okie. Phil Baby was three lengths behind the winner for third. Tenspeed, the wagering favorite at 2-1 odds finished fourth.


Perihelion handled the distance in 1:30.39 over the firm going.


Perihelion paid $48.20 to win, $15.80 to place and $16.40 to show in winning his first turf attempt. Wranglin’ Okie returned $8 to place and $7.20 to show. Phil Baby paid $20.40 to show.


A son of Indygo Shiner from the Forest Camp mare Ciara’s Camp, Perihelion won his second race from nine attempts and his first in four tries at Remington Park. The winner’s check of $21,819 moves his overall bankroll to $46,909.


Remington Park’s Thoroughbred Season continues Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 & 13. The $50,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint is the feature race of the week, 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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