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The Remington Park historical past e book was rewritten Friday evening as Welder moved into the primary spot all-time in stakes wins right here with 11.
He was in a tie for first with Oklahoma Horse Racing Corridor of Famer Okie Journey going into the $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes at Remington Park on Friday. He additionally set a document for profitable 4 Silver Goblin Stakes, yet one more than Okie Journey. Welder additionally prolonged his document of most Remington Park stakes wins in a row to 11.
Coach Teri Luneack put all of the data damaged and Welder’s title being etched in stone within the Oklahoma racing historical past e book in perspective.
“I’m clearly by no means going to see one other horse in my lifetime like this,” Luneack mentioned. “In actual fact we most likely received’t see one other horse at Remington Park like this in our lifetimes. I imply what horse goes out in 44 (seconds) and alter for the half-mile and simply drives away with out David (Cabrera) ever having to cock the stick? It’s craziness.”
Welder, owned by Ra-Max Farms (Clayton Rash) of Claremore, Okla., completed the 6-1/2 furlongs in 1:15.49 seconds over a muddy observe and wasn’t even respiration onerous, returning to the winner’s circle. Jockey David Cabrera by no means requested him to run.
David Cabrera takes the $75K Silver Goblin Stakes @RemingtonPark aboard Welder! Thanks to Ra-Max Farms @luneackteri and their workforce for the win! That’s Welder’s 4th consecutive Silver Goblin Stakes. The all time stakes winner at Remington. We love you Welder ????????? pic.twitter.com/1anihHdN4b
— Jose Santos Jr. (@joesantos_33) November 14, 2020
Early on, Welder and Fly to the Financial institution seemed one another within the eye with that lightning quick :44.55 seconds half-mile and the winner was gone by the point he hit three-quarters of a mile in 1:09.04. The 7-year-old gelded son of The Visualiser, out of the Tiznow mare Dance Softly, simply turned on the gasoline from there to win by 5-1/2 lengths over Fly to the Financial institution. In actual fact, Welder, who will be the calmest horse ever to be saddled in a paddock, all the time appears far much less fearful than his jockey and coach.
“I’m all the time so nervous,” mentioned Luneack. “I’m standing over there watching and saying, ‘Oh gosh! Oh gosh! Oh gosh!’ He’s going 44 and simply retains going. I imply, who does that?”
Cabrera reiterated the priority.
“Typically I believe he goes on the market quicker than he ought to however I simply let him do what he needs to do, after which he simply does all of it on his personal,” Cabrera mentioned.
Welder, a two-time Oklahoma Horse of the Yr and the one horse in Remington Park Historical past to be voted two-time Horse of the Assembly, additionally received for the 14th time on the Oklahoma Metropolis observe. That places him one win behind Highland Ice and Elegant Exxactsy, who had 15 apiece. Luneack mentioned Welder could be again to race at 8 years previous in 2021 so long as he stays sound. It’s potential he might face the Breeders’ Cup Dash winner Whitmore at Oaklawn in Scorching Springs, Ark., within the spring. Whitmore beat Welder by two lengths within the 2018 Scorching Springs Stakes.
“It’s such a blessing to have this horse,” Luneack mentioned as she held her model new grandbaby woman Ava within the winner’s circle. Then nodding to Ava, she mentioned, “She’s excellent,” just like the legendary Oklahoma-bred sprinter she trains. He was bred by Middle Hills Farm’s division of Mighty Acres Ranch in Pryor, Okla.
Welder, the final Oklahoma-bred to hit the $1 million mark in earnings, added to that bankroll Friday with $42,000 of the purse pocketed. His race document improved to 37 begins, 25 wins, 5 seconds and 4 fourths for $1,179,018. He was bought as a yearling for $6,400 by Rash.
Welder was despatched off at 1-10 odds by the betting public and paid $2.20 to win, $2.10 to position and $2.10 to point out. It was the thirteenth race in a row he has gone off because the odds-on favourite. The final time he was increased than even cash was when he went off 9-1 when going through Whitmore in 2018. Fly to the Financial institution returned $5.80 to position and $2.10 to point out. High quality Rocket, one size again of the runner-up in third, additionally paid $2.10 to point out.
Welder’s document stakes wins in Remington Park historical past have been 4 Silver Goblins, three Oklahoma Classics Sprints, two David M. Vance Stakes and two Remington Park Turf Sprints, a kind of being taken off the grass and moved to a sloppy observe.
The Silver Goblin Stakes is known as after the grey Oklahoma-bred millionaire who received a number of stakes races at Remington Park and quite a few graded stakes occasions across the nation, in a profession spanning 1993-1999.