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OKLAHOMA CITY – Moonlight Train was more like a runaway train in the $46,283 allowance feature race at Remington Park on a speciMenúsal Monday racing card.

   Once the 4-year-old filly took charge halfway through the one-mile race for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares, 3 years old and up, she was almost back in the barn snoozing by the time her competitors finished the race. The daughter of Wilburn, out of the Eurosilver mare The Ice Train left them all in her dust as she drew off to win by 9-1/4 lengths, under jockey Ramon Vazquez. They stopped the timer for the race in 1:39.07 seconds over a fast track. Interior fractions for the race were 24.27 for the quarter mile, 48.29 for the half, and 1:13.53 for three-quarters.

   Moonlight Train is owned by M and M Racing of Colleyville, Texas, and trained byKarl Broberg, who leads the nation in wins for 2018, quickly closing in on 500 for the year. He started the day with 487 wins with horses across the country in 2018.

Moonlight Train paid $5.60 to win, $3.40 to place and $2.60 to show. Socks, the runner-up went off at 5-1 odds and third-place finisher Teaspoon was 20-1/2 lengths behind the winner at longshot odds of18-1.

   Moonlight Train took down $26,721 for winning and increased her lifetime bankroll to $116,309. It was the fourth time in eight trips over the Remington Park racing surface that Moonlight Train has won. She has five wins from 14 starts lifetime with three seconds and one third. She was bred in Oklahoma by Cowboy Stables LLC of Clinton, Okla. It was the first of two wins on the card for Broberg to put him up to 489 victories for the year.

   Broberg leads National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, who is second in the national standings, beginning the day with 381 winning horses this year. Asmussen, who also is chasing his own training record for most wins in a meet at Remington Park, was shut out and remains nine wins behind the 102-record he set in 2009. He currently has 93 for this meet. Asmussen also is second nationally in money earned by his horses in 2018 with $25,483,508 coming into Monday. He trails Chad Brown, who sits atop the standings at $27,105,865.

Welcome I-Rod

Leading rider David Cabrera is on a mandatory seven-day vacation after he was given days for a riding infraction Dec. 1. He will be back in the irons for Saturday and Sunday’s races, the final two days of the meet. He currently leads the standings by a large chasm with 93 wins to Vazquez’s 72. In the meantime, Cabrera’s agent, Jose Santos, Jr., picked up another rider, Israel O. Rodriguez, who has been racing in Puerto Rico. He had four mounts at Remington Park on Monday as he preps for the Oaklawn Park winter/spring meet in 2019. Rodriguez’s abilities showed right from his first mount ever in Oklahoma City, taking Can’ttouchmenow to the winner’s circle in the fourth race. He then ran second aboard Fairwayngreen in the fifth. Rodriguez was off the board in his other two mounts.

Sooner 6ix

In the Sooner 6ix bet Monday, there was no unique ticket correctly selecting six of six in the final six races on the card. Those who did correctly pick all six winners were paid $616.30 each for their efforts and the carryover going into Tuesday races is $12,609.90. When there is no unique ticket in the pick 6 bet, half the pool is paid out to the bettors who have selected the most winners and half is carried to the next racing day.

The winning horses in the sequence were Can’ttouchmenow (Even money odds) in the fourth race; Natalie’s Mischief (8-5) in the fifth; Barbara Jean (2-1) in the sixth; Summer’s Indy (5-2) in the seventh; Bellah Down (4-1) in the eighth, and Oklahoma Carol (5-2) in the ninth.

Springboard Mile Post Draw
The final racing card of the season will be compiled on Tuesday morning in the Remington Park racing office. The Sunday, Dec. 16 program includes the $400,000 Springboard Mile, the richest 2-year-old stakes race of the season that carries valuable qualifying points for the 2019 Kentucky Derby.

The Springboard Mile is the feature event of 12 expected for Sunday, including five more stakes races: $100,000 Trapeze Stakes; $100,000 She’s All In Stakes; $75,000 Jeffrey Hawk Memorial; $70,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes and the $70,000 Useeit Stakes.

   Remington Park racing continues Tuesday, Dec. 11 with another special afternoon program underway at 3pm. There will be no live racing on the normal nights of Wednesday and Thursday. The action picks back up again on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 & 15 with the first race at 7pm. Springboard Mile Sunday, Dec. 16, starts at 3pm. All times are Central.

   Tracked by more than 147,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $210 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Remington Park is home to the $400,000 Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds on Sunday, Dec. 16. Remington Park is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit

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