Friday, October 24, 2014

Seriously Silver Pulls Upset in Gaylord Memorial at Remington Park

6 – Seriously Silver, Alex Birzer up.

Photo Credit: Remington Park/Dustin Orona Photography


For Immediate Release

Friday, October 24, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Bling It On Baby was the heavy wagering favorite at 1-5 odds for Friday night’s $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes at Remington Park. However, the 6-1/2 furlong event for 2-year-old fillies did not belong to the favorite as she was unable to get an easy lead and gave way to pressure which allowed Seriously Silver to take upset advantage.


Owned and trained by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., jockey Alex Birzer rode Seriously Silver to her second consecutive victory. The gray filly sat outside of Bling It On Baby and Beau’s Angel who battled on the front end. The fractions were :22.67 seconds for a quarter-mile and :45.49 for a half-mile.


“She was able to break and settle, then creep up on them when she started to run in the stretch,” Birzer said.


Off the turn, Seriously Silver was three-wide into the stretch, outside of the front-runners, with had plenty of run. Bling It On Baby could never shake the pesky Beau’s Angel while Seriously Silver made steady progress for the lead, capturing the front in the final yards to win by a half-length while crossing the finish in 1:17.19 over a fast track.


Away at odds of 9-1, Seriously Silver paid $20.20 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.80 to show. Bling It On Baby held second to pay $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Beau’s Angel was a neck behind the runner-up, paying $3.40 to show.


The Gaylord Memorial win was the second from three starts, all this season at Remington Park for Seriously Silver. Bred in Kentucky by Turner Breeders, Seriously Silver is by Zensational from the Glitterman mare Silent Treatment. She earned $30,000 to run her career total money to $52,060.


The E.L. Gaylord Memorial is named in honor of the late publisher of The Oklahoman and ardent supporter of Remington Park in the track’s infancy.


Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Saturday, Oct. 25 with the first race nightly set for 7pm.


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 $250,000 Springboard Mile on Sunday, Dec. 14.


Tracked by over 71,000 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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