For Immediate Release
Friday, November 28, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY - Remington Park's Friday afternoon $30,500 optional allowance feature went to Seneca Summer as he just got up to win by a head over the pace-setting Sweeten With Gold. The victory was the second straight and third of the meeting for the talented 7-year-old.
Owned by Barbara Rehbein of Floral City, Fla. and trained by Gary Thomas, Seneca Summer had Martin Escobar for his pilot in the six-furlong race. Tracking Sweeten With Gold and C D Cash through the opening half-mile, Seneca Summer waited in third position until the stretch run. He made his bid for the lead in the final furlong, just edging to the front in the final strides while handling the distance in 1:10.75 over the fast track.
Seneca Summer left the starting gate at 7-2 odds and paid $9.80 to win, $4.80 to place and $3.40 to show. Sweeten With Gold, the beaten 3-2 wagering favorite, paid $3.80 to place and $3 to show. Chief Gone West rallied for third to pay $2.80 to show.
A Texas-bred gelding by Seneca Jones from the Wajima mare Summerhill Girl, Seneca Summer won his 14th career race from 60 starts. His fourth career victory at Remington Park was worth $18,258 to push his lifetime earnings to $396,875.
Remington Park opens at 10 a.m. Saturday for simulcast racing and casino gaming. The nine-race live program starts at 6:30 p.m.