Monday, December 22, 2014


For Immediate Release

Monday, December 22, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Winning two of the three top stakes races for 2-year-olds this season at Remington Park, helped Bayerd seal up honors as the track’s 2014 Horse of the Meeting.


Owned by Clark Brewster of Tulsa, Okla. and trained by Steve Asmussen, Bayerd won the $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes in September. He posted victory in a thriller over rival Shotgun Kowboy in the $250,000 Springboard Mile on the season’s final day.


Bayerd was also voted the Champion 2-year-old male for his pair of stakes wins. He is a Kentucky-bred colt by Speightstown from the Cherokee Run mare Cherokee Jewel.


Shotgun Kowboy, who defeated Bayerd in the $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes in November, earned honors as Champion Oklahoma-bred. Owned and trained by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., Shotgun Kowboy was third in the Kip Deville and second beaten just a head in the Springboard Mile. He was an emphatic winner in the $86,000 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile.



Zooming – Champion 2-year-old Female

Ending the season with a three-race win streak, with the final event being the $100,000 Trapeze Stakes on the season’s final day, was enough to gain Zooming top 2-year-old Female honors.


Owned by Carl Moore Management of Kennedale, Texas and trained by Bret Calhoun, Zooming broke her maiden status in October. She then won an allowance race in November before her Trapeze triumph.



Tonito M. – Champion 3-year-old Male

A sharp win in his only local attempt, the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, was enough to make Tonito M. the Champion 3-year-old Male in a unanimous vote.


Owned by Mickey Gonzalez of M Racing Group LLC of San Juan, Puerto Rico and trained by National Racing Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Tonito M. was ridden to victory by Rafael Bejarano.



Okie Smokey – Champion 3-year-old Female

Using her exhilarating late-running style to score three times, Okey Smokey captured top 3-year-old female honors.


Owned by the Richter Family Trust of Perkins, Okla. and trained by Carlos Padilla, Okey Smokey won in allowance company then posted victory in the $138,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff and the $50,000 Useeit Stakes. All three of her come-from-behind victories came against Oklahoma-breds.



Code West – Champion Older Male

Victory in his only attempt of the season, the $175,000 Governor’s Cup, earned the Older Male honors for Code West.


Owned by Bryan Hawk of Shawnee, Okla. and trained by Boyd Caster, Code West won Remington Park’s richest event for older horses in August.



Bringinginthelute – Champion Older Female

Owned and trained by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., Bringinginthelute won just one of her six races but managed a pair of seconds and thirds to help garner votes as Older Female.


Rallying to win the Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf in October, Bringinginthelute was second in September’s Ladies on the Lawn Stakes.



Okie Ride – Champion Sprinter

Okie Ride was voted the season’s top sprinter after dancing in all sprint stakes where he was eligible.


A winner in the Remington Park Turf Sprint in early September, Okie Ride was third in the David M. Vance Sprint in August; off the board after a troubled trip in the Remington Park Sprint Cup; second in the Oklahoma Classics Sprint; then second in an allowance and the Silver Goblin Stakes later in the season.


Owned by the Richter Family Trust of Perkins, Okla., Okie Ride is trained by Kenny Nolen.



Greengrassofyoming – Champion Turf Performer

Winning the richest turf stakes race of the season in his only local attempt was enough for Greengrassofyoming to gain top Turf Performer.


Owned by Patricia’s Hope of Barrington, lll., Greengrassofyoming was trained to his win in the $100,000 Remington Green Stakes by Mike Tomlinson.



Crusin’ Main – Champion Claimer

A winner of four races, Crusin’ Main was the Champion Claimer and was very popular among horsemen throughout the 2014 season.


Claimed three times, the 7-year-old Crusin’ Main competed in races for claiming price levels of $6,250 up to $20,000 and attempted a couple of Oklahoma-bred stakes events as well.



Remington Park live racing is now on hiatus until March 6, 2015 when the nation’s top American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed season gets underway. The 50-date meeting will run through May 30, 2015.


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.


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Photo Credit: Dustin Orona Photography
Bayerd (#3, inside) winning the Remington Park Springboard Mile over Shotgun Kowboy (#8, outside) on December 14.



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