For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 25, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY - A solid group of six females stepped onto the Remington Park turf course for Saturday's $45,000 Voladora overnight handicap. Symphony of Psalm showed her front-running style again making her foes chase in futility.
Owned by Robert L. Moore of Stillwater, Okla. and trained by Kenny Nolen, Symphony of Psalm was ridden perfectly by Richard Eramia. The 6-year-old Kentucky-bred mare shot from the starting gate to lead every step of the mile over a firm course, holding sway by three lengths over Nice Inheritance. Multiple Remington Park stakes winner My Three Sisters was another length back in third.
Symphony of Psalm covered a mile in 1:37.41.
Away at 5-2 odds, Symphony of Psalm paid $7.80 to win, $4.60 to place and $3 to show. Nice Inheritance paid $4 to place and $2.60 to show. My Three Sisters returned $2.60 to show.
Emma Grace was the beaten 2-1 wagering favorite, finishing fourth, nearly eight lengths behind the winner.
A daughter of Stravinsky from the Midyan mare Mid Thirties (Fr), Symphony of Psalm won her fifth career race from 11 starts with three of the victories at Remington Park this season. The $26,958 winner's share for the Voladora handicap moves the career earnings for Symphony of Psalm to $93,578.
Kip Deville Passes $3 Million
Remington Park featured the Breeders' Cup Championships via simulcast on Saturday afternoon. The talented Oklahoma-bred Kip Deville attempted to win his second consecutive Grade 1, $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Mile over the turf at Santa Anita in southern California.
The 3-year-old Irish-bred filly Goldikova made her American racing debut a winning one by defeating 10 rivals, nine of them males, in the Mile. Kip Deville had the lead briefly at the top of the stretch but had to settle for second, 1-1/4 lengths behind the winner who rallied sharply through traffic.
The runner-up earnings for Kip Deville, who broke his maiden at Remington Park in 2005, amounted to $426,000. The check pushes the 5-year-old gray's lifetime earnings to $3,147,322, making him the all-time leading accredited Oklahoma-bred thoroughbred in racing history.
The great Lady's Secret, foaled in Oklahoma in 1982 but not an accredited state-bred, was previously considered the all-time leader for the state with $3,021,325 in earnings. The ‘Iron Lady' collected her money at a time when purse levels were not as extreme as they are today, winning 25 career races.
Kip Deville was sold privately as a 3-year-old to his current ownership group IEAH Stables, A.&S. Cohen, J. Roberts and Pegasus Holding Group. He has won 11 of 25 career races with four seconds and two thirds.
Kip Deville was bred in Oklahoma at Mighty Acres, a division of Center Hills Farm, in Pryor, Okla.
Remington Park opens at 10 a.m. Sunday for simulcast racing and casino gaming. Live racing gets underway at 6:30 p.m.