IMAHIT STRONG IN FRONT-RUNNING BATTLE TO WIN THIRD OF SEASON
For Immediate Release
Saturday, December 14, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Talented Oklahoma-bred Imahit, winner of this year’s Oklahoma Classics Cup on the season’s top night for state-bred runners, threw it down Saturday night in opening company at Remington Park. The 4-year-old dueled for the lead throughout the one-mile allowance worth $44,500 before pulling clear to win.
Owned, trained and bred by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., Imahit was ridden to victory by Luis Quinonez. Away from the gate in good order, Imahit was constantly on the front, losing the advantage briefly to Tiz Tee Time in the final turn. In the stretch, Imahit pulled clear by more than three lengths before crossing the finish 1-3/4 lengths ahead of late-running Steelman Run who charged from well back to gain second. Tiz Tee Time held third.
Imahit handled the mile in 1:39.05 over the fast track as the 4-5 wagering favorite, paying $3.60 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. Steelman Run paid $5.40 to place and $3.40 to show. Tiz Tee Time returned $3.60 to show.
The score was the sixth overall from 16 career starts for Imahit who has now won five times at Remington Park. A 4-year-old gelding by Whywhywhy from the Sahm mare Halo Hit, Imahit earned $28,347 to run his lifetime bankroll to $283,510.
The win on Imahit put Quinonez back into a tie for the lead in the jockey standings with Ramon Vazquez. Each rider moves into the Sunday afternoon program at Remington Park with 59 wins.
The Remington Park Thoroughbred Season is down to just three race dates, all in the afternoon, beginning with the Springboard Mile Day program on Sunday. The $250,000 Springboard Mile, the biggest 2-year-old stakes race of the season, leads an 11-race card that includes the $50,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes, the $50,000 Useeit Stakes and the $50,000 Trapeze Stakes.
The first race Sunday is at 1:30pm, central.
Springboard Mile Sunday was originally scheduled to be the final day of the 2013 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season but due to the cancelation of three race dates caused by the winter storm last week, the season has been extended two afternoons. Racing will continue on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16 & 17 at Remington Park with the first event daily at 1:30pm.
Open daily at 10:30am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park also features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the $250,000 Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds, to be run on December 15, 2013.
Tracked by over 48,000 fans on Facebook and 4,800 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 remingtonpark.com.