Sunday, December 14, 2014

$50,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes

$50,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes

Oklahoma-bred 3-year-old colts and geldings competed in the one-mile Jim Thorpe Stakes with Ibaka made the heavy 1-2 odds favorite by the betting public. The support, and rival competition, proved too much as Ibaka battled for the lead then faded in the stretch, passed by the winning Fesstune.


Owned by Clark Brewster of Tulsa, Okla. and trained by Scott Young, Fesstune was ridden by Belen Quinonez. The gelding won his first Remington Park race in four attempts this season, saving his best effort for his final attempt while scoring by three-quarters of a length in 1:37.44.


Big Money Speaks was the runner-up while Lingerlonger rallied for third. Ibaka finished a tiring fourth.


At 6-1 in the wagering Fesstune paid $15.20 to win, $11 to place and $26.40 to show. Big Money Speaks paid $17.20 to place and $49.60 to show. Lingerlonger returned $45.60 to show.


The show payoffs were abnormally large as the show wagering pool of roughly $67,000 contained about $60,000 on Ibaka. When Ibaka didn’t run at least third, the money wagered on him went to winning show tickets, forcing the larger payoffs.


Fesstune earned $30,000 to move his career total to $96,013. Bred in Oklahoma by Brewster, Fesstune is by Omega Code from the Festin (Arg) mare Fess.  


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.


Tracked by over 74,000 fans on Facebook and 5,900 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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