For Immediate Release
Sunday, November 2, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY - A small field of five provided some tight racing thrills in Sunday's $30,500 allowance feature at Remington Park as they stayed close to each other throughout most of the six furlongs. At the end, Sweeten With Gold was able to alter course and get up for victory by a neck.
Owned by Richard Davis of Dallas and trained by Bret Calhoun, Sweeten With Gold managed victory under jockey Cliff Berry but not without putting a lot of work into the effort. Euro Silver Jet took the lead midway through the turn and did his best to keep the winner from becoming that, while race-ridden by Alex Birzer. Sweeten With Gold tried to come up the rail in the final quarter-mile but did not have enough room to get through. Berry then angled him out around Euro Silver Jet where he could run cleanly to the line in 1:12.86 over the fast track.
Euro Silver Jet held second with Sir Stephen a distant third.
Favored at even-money, Sweeten With Gold returned $4.20 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.10 to show. Euro Silver Jet paid $4.60 to place and $3.40 to show. Sir Stephen returned $3 to show.
The victory was the eighth from 31 career attempts for Sweeten With Gold, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Formal Gold from the Groomstick mare Sweet Lady Luck. He won his first race at Remington Park. The winner's check of $18,300 pushed his lifetime earnings to $184,950.
Remington Park's 20th Anniversary Thoroughbred Season continues on Thursday night with the first race at 6:30 p.m.