For Immediate Release
Sunday, September 28, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY - The final turf race until mid-October was contested as the featured event on Sunday afternoon at Remington Park. An optional allowance race worth $33,000 was won by Fabulous Babe as she handled her favored status in her first attempt locally.
Owned by Robert Ryan of Farmington, Minn. and trained by Mac Robertson, Fabulous Babe left the starting gate in the 7-1/2 furlong event at 2-1 odds. With Dean Butler up, Fabulous Babe rallied from mid-pack in the field of nine with a stretch run providing a one-length win over Symphony of Psalm. Princess Bianconi was along for third.
Fabulous Babe handled 7-1/2 furlongs over firm turf in 1:29.36 and paid $6.20 to win, $3.60 to place and $3.20 to show. Symphony of Psalm paid $5.80 to place and $4 to show. Princess Bianconi paid $5.80 to show.
The win was the fourth from seven career starts for Fabulous Babe, a 3-year-old filly by 1997 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold, from the End Sweep mare Sweeping. The $19,632 winner's share pushes the lifetime earnings for Fabulous Babe to $123,342.
The Remington Park turf course will go dormant for racing until Oct. 16 as it is prepared for the cooler weeks ahead in the Thoroughbred season that continues until Dec. 14.
Remington Park opens at 10 a.m. daily for simulcast racing and casino gaming. The Thoroughbred Season resumes on Thursday evening with the first race at 6:30 p.m.