Sunday, December 14, 2014

$50,000 Useeit Stakes

$50,000 Useeit Stakes

Oklahoma-bred 3-year-old fillies battled over one mile in the companion race to the Jim Thorpe, the Useeit Stakes. Big closer Okie Smokey worked her magic again, rallying from last in the field of nine to grab the lead in the final sixteenth of a mile then draw clear to win by 2-1/4 lengths.


Owned by The Richter Family Trust (Kris and John Richter) of Perkins, Okla., Okie Smokey is trained by Carlos “Charley” Padilla and was ridden by Bryan McNeil. The Useeit score is her second straight stakes win of the season, following her triumph in the Oklahoma Classics Distaff in October.


Okie Smokey handled a mile over a fast track in 1:38.19. Heykittykittykitty was second with Cheyenne Blues rallying for third.


The wagering favorite at 3-2 odds, Okie Smokey paid $5 to win, $3 to place and $2.20 to show. Heykittykittykitty returned $3.20 to place and $3.40 to show. Cheyenne Blues paid $3.60 to show.


The win is the fourth from 10 starts for Okie Smokey, bred in Oklahoma by the Richter Family Trust. She is by Cavvy from the Silver Ghost mare Spooky Okie. The Useeit check of $30,000 moves the career money for Okie Smokey to $205,909.


The Useeit is named after the broodmare who produced 1924 Kentucky Derby winner Black Gold, who was owned by Al and Rosa Hoots of Oklahoma.  


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