Wednesday, October 15, 2014


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 15, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma-breds were featured Wednesday at Remington Park in a $38,250 allowance race at one mile. Meabon started sharply and never looked back, leading the field of a dozen all the way around the main track to score by 1-1/2 lengths.


Owned by the Minneapolis, Minn. partnership of Deanna Kirchoff and Henry Thilmony, Meabon is trained by Randy Oberlander and was ridden by Lindey Wade. The 3-year-old gelding was away in good order and used a strong stretch effort to prevail in 1:39.02 over the fast track. Late-running Waffle House Kid came from last place in the first half-mile of the race to gain second. Self Destruct rallied for third.


Overlooked in the wagering at 14-1 odds, Meabon paid $30.80 to win, $16 to place and $10.60 to show. Waffle House Kid paid $19.40 to place and $11.80 to show. Self Destruct returned $5.80 to show. Top Notch Slew was the beaten 6-5 wagering favorite and never threatened, finishing sixth nearly 10 lengths behind the winner.


The score was the second of the Remington Park season for Meabon who won for the fourth time from 13 starts overall. A son of Valid Expectations from the Mazel Trick mare Lonely Jet, Meabon picked up $21,768 for the effort to roll his career earnings to $61,115.


Meabon provided Kirchoff and Thilmony and trainer Oberlander their second win on Wednesday at Remington Park. In race two, their veteran campaigner Little Wagon scored easily over the turf in a 1-1/8 miles race in a $10,000-level claiming event. Little Wagon, an 11-year-old gelding by Langfuhr, won his 18th career race from 74 starts and his 13th race at Remington Park. It was his 16th lifetime win over turf.


Remington Park racing continues Thursday thru Saturday, Oct. 16-18, with the first race nightly at 7pm. Friday night is the Oklahoma Classics program of stakes racing for the top Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbreds. The total purse for the Classics card of 10 races is over $1.2 Million.


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 $1,000,000 Oklahoma Classics on Friday, Oct. 17.


Tracked by over 69,000 fans on Facebook and 5,800 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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