For Immediate Release
Sunday, November 9, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY - Carsoncityprospect made her turf-racing debut a winning one, taking Sunday's featured $33,660 allowance race for fillies and mares. The bright gray 5-year-old moved through an opening at the rail as she left the turn in order to draw away to victory.
Owned by Willow Ridge Farms of Norman, Okla. and trained by Bret Calhoun, Carsoncityprospect was ridden by Glen Murphy. She pulled clear in the turf sprint to win by 2-1/4 lengths over Pure Platinum, who battled until late in the stretch. No Tears in Heaven came on with a rush through traffic to gain third.
Carsoncityprospect handled five furlongs over the firm course in :57.89.
Away from the starting gate at 5-2 odds, Carsoncityprospect paid $7.20 to win, $4.20 to place and $3.40 to show. Pure Platinum returned $15 to place and $8 to show. No Tears in Heaven paid $4.40 to show.
The turf win made it two victories in a row this season at Remington Park for Carsoncityprospect, an Oklahoma-bred mare by Carson City from the Be a Prospect mare Annettas Prospect. She won her fourth race overall and third in Oklahoma City while earning $20,080 to boost her career money to $113,968.
The 2008 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season resumes on Thursday evening with the first race at 6:30 p.m.