Saturday, December 13, 2014


For Immediate Release

Saturday, December 13, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY- Trainer J.R. Caldwell saddled three winners in the final four races Saturday night at Remington Park, all ridden by jockey Jareth Loveberry. The trainer and jockey enjoyed a solid evening on the final Saturday of the Thoroughbred Season which closes on Sunday afternoon.


Steel Cut ($4.20 to win) was a romping winner in the sixth race of the night. In race eight, Hawks Nest ($8.40) pulled clear in the stretch and then held off the charge of late-runners to prevail. The final win for Caldwell and Loveberry came in the nightcap as Steel Vice ($11) overcame his outside, number 13 post-position, to win a six-furlong sprint in race nine.


Caldwell now has 37 wins for the season, moving him into third-position in the trainer standings behind Steve Asmussen (48) and Federico Villafranco (38).


Loveberry, riding for the first time this year at Remington Park, has enjoyed a great debut season in Oklahoma City. He now boasts 67 wins, third behind Ramon Vazquez (89) and Cliff Berry (76).


Jockey Jose Medina also posted a riding triple on Saturday, starting in race two with Cash Policy ($55.60). He continued his trio of winners with Makin Mischief ($22.60) in race five and then concluded with Real Appeal Deal ($32.20) in race seven.


Real Appeal Deal won a $40,000 allowance at 1 mile-70 yards, rallying from last with a half-mile to go to win by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:40.88. Owned by Randy Patterson of Anthony, Kan. and trained by Randy Morse, Real Appeal Deal was 15-1 and paid $32.20 to win, $13.40 to place and $15.60 to show.


Louies Flower was second and paid $7.20 to place and $8.80 to show. Escape Artist was third at $11 to show. Imahit was the heavy wagering favorite at 3-5 odds. He ran fourth after tiring from a fast pace-setting performance for the initial six furlongs of the race.


Real Appeal Deal is a Kentucky-bred by Successful Appeal from the Fantastic Fellow mare Fantastic Caroline. He earned $23,898 for his sixth career win to move his lifetime bankroll to $148,220.


The final afternoon Remington Park Thoroughbred season is Sunday as the season closes with an 11-race program starting at 1:30pm. The $250,000 Springboard Mile will headline the final afternoon which also features four other stakes events.


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 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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