Friday, November 21, 2014


For Immediate Release

Friday, November 21, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – A very consistent runner with in-the-money finishes the norm throughout his career, Johnny Whip had never managed to score a stakes win at Remington Park. Friday night, he managed to shed that tag in winning the $50,000 Silver Goblin Stakes for Oklahoma-breds at 6-1/2 furlongs.


Breaking from the outside post in the field of seven, Johnny Whip was placed in contention by jockey Jareth Loveberry from the outset. The 5-year-old gelding sat a couple lengths off the pace-setting Chifforobe who moved the opening quarter-mile in :22.31 seconds and the half-mile in :45.09 seconds. 


“The plan was just to sit off the lead a little bit and let the speed take care of itself,” Loveberry noted. “I let him run when he told me to and he just dragged me to the lead. I saw Okie Ride and tried to get in front of him. I got the little jump in front of (Okie Ride) at the quarter pole and that helped him a lot, gave him a big heart and he kicked on from there.”


In the stretch, Johnny Whip fended off every advance of the resilient 7-year-old Okie Ride to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:15.94 over the fast track.


Okie Ride was second, three-quarters of a length in front of third-place Daybreak Dreamer. Z Rockstar, the even-money wagering favorite, finished fourth.


Okie Ride and Z Rockstar shared the win in the 2013 Silver Goblin Stakes, winning in a dead-heat.


Owned by George Straw of Whiteboro, Texas and trained by Jody Pruitt, Johnny Whip paid $22.60 to win, $12 to place and $5 to show. Okie Ride returned $4.60 to place and $2.40 to show. Daybreak Dreamer paid $3.40 to show.


The win was the 11th from 37 career starts for Johnny Whip, a gelded son of Stephen Got Even from the Seeking The Gold mare Paradisa. He made $30,000 for the score to run his overall earnings to $303,809.


Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Saturday night with the first race at 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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