Monday, November 24, 2014

Oklahoma Stallon Stakes Featured Friday at Remington Park

Photo Caption: Zealous Vision wins the Oklahoma Classics Lassie at Remington Park on October 17 under jockey Alex Birzer. Zealous Vision returns to action on Black Friday afternoon at Remington Park in the Filly Division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes.


Photo Credit-Dustin Orona Photography



For Immediate Release

Monday, November 24, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park offers a special Black Friday afternoon racing program on Nov. 28 with the first race at 1:30pm (central). A pair of stakes events for the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes serves as the headliners on the card. The Filly Division will pit the top three finishers from the Oklahoma Classics Lassie against each other in a rematch.


Zealous Vision won the $86,000 Classics Lassie on Oct. 17 by 2-1/2 lengths with Dancing Diva second and Rich Uncle running third. All three have entered for the Filly Division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at six furlongs. A field of nine will leave the starting gate in what is the eighth race of nine on Black Friday.


Owned by the Pryor, Okla. partnership of Center Hills Farm and Big Sugar Racing, Zealous Vision rallied to gain the lead then pulled clear in winning the Classics Lassie under jockey Alex Birzer who gets the call again. Trained by Tim Martin, Zealous Vision has won two of her three races this season at Remington Park.


Dancing Diva had the lead late in the stretch of the Classics Lassie before giving way to Zealous Vision. Owned by Harmony Stable of Springdale, Ark. and trained by Boyd Caster, Dancing Diva had taken the lead in the turn of the Lassie but could not hold it to the finish. Jockey Curtis Kimes has been named to ride on Friday. He is the only jockey to compete on Dancing Diva.


Rich Uncle led the Classics Lassie at the start in October but faded after battling with Dancing Diva in the turn, to third. Owned outright by Big Sugar Racing of Bentonville, Ark., Rich Uncle is also trained by Martin. Belen Quinonez will have his regular spot on the filly.


Others in the Filly Division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes on Friday that also ran in the Classics Lassie include: Sly Okie (5th in the Lassie); Stratagem (7th); and Ms Morris Code (8th).


The Filly Division of the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, by post position with trainer and jockey:

1.    Cause I’m Perti: Scott Garrison, Garrett Steinberg

2.    Zealous Vision: Tim Martin, Alex Birzer

3.    Rich Uncle: Tim Martin, Belen Quinonez

4.    Zanira: Veronica Griggs, Bryan McNeil

5.    Sly Okie: Kenny Nolen, Cliff Berry

6.    Dancing Diva: Boyd Caster, Curtis Kimes

7.    Ms Morris Code: Donnie Von Hemel, Luis Quinonez

8.    Summer In Oklahoma: Federico Villafranco, Ramon Vazquez

9.    Stratagem: Chris Hartman, Quincy Hamilton


The Oklahoma Stallions Stakes, Colts & Geldings Division, will be the seventh of nine races on Friday and is also at six furlongs. The field, by post position with trainer and jockey:

1.    Mr. Megatron: Victor Hanson, Jake Barton

2.    Morning Sunshine: Danele Durham, Jareth Loveberry

3.    Mustang Eddie: Jose Gamez, Joshua Navarro

4.    Fast Chance: Kari Craddock, Alex Birzer

5.    Ba Dump A Dump: Boyd Caster, Curtis Kimes

6.    Okey Dokey Kyle: Francisco Bravo, Quincy Hamilton

7.    Kenny Do The Math: Federico Villafranco, Ramon Vazquez

8.    V B And Me: Michael Biehler, Lori Keith

9.    Batman Can: Clinton Stuart, Belen Quinonez


Remington Park will conduct just two racing programs this week, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Black Friday, Nov. 28 action begins at 1:30pm with Saturday night racing on Nov. 29 starting 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.


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