Locomotion powers to victory, Calhoun runners finish one-two

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 6:13 pm
By: News 9

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 24, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY - A speedy field of 10 battled in Friday's $29,900 six-furlong sprint feature at Remington Park with two athletes from the barn of trainer Bret Calhoun running first and second.

Locomotion, owned by Carl R. Moore Management of Kennedale, Texas, won the race by 2-3/4 lengths over stable-mate Breckenridge. Quincy Hamilton was aboard the winner who rallied past his fellow resident of the Calhoun barn at the top of the stretch, then pulling away. Indy Record rallied for a distant third in the 6-1/2 furlong race run in a very quick 1:15.66.

The wagering favorite at 2-1 odds, Locomotion paid $6.20 to win, $4 to place and $3 to show. Breckenridge paid $4.20 to place and $3.20 to show. Indy Record returned $4 to show.

The win was the third from 15 attempts for Locomotion, a Kentucky-bred 4-year-old gelding by Honour and Glory from the Red Ransom mare Crimson Crown. In winning his second career race at Remington Park, Locomotion picked up $17,730 to run his lifetime earnings to $83,923.

Remington Park opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for simulcast racing, featuring nine Breeders' Cup Championship races from Santa Anita starting at Noon. The first race on the local nine-race program is scheduled for 6 p.m.