Asmussen Finishes With A Record Seven Wins On Oklahoma Derby Day Card

Trainer Steve Asmussen set a new record Sunday at Remington Park that might stand for a while. He won seven times on the Oklahoma Derby Day card with Mt. Brave being the last one of the group, taking the $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, the 10th race on the card. 

It was also the seventh win of the day for jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr., who tied the Remington Park record set by Oklahoma Hall of Fame rider Cliff Berry. Berry set the standard of seven wins on a card at Remington Park on Dec. 10, 2010.

Berry won his seven races in only seven mounts. Santana rode all 13 races at Remington Park on Sunday. He only missed the board in the final two races on the card, getting a fourth in the last race and a fifth on Bankit in the Oklahoma Derby. In the other four races, he had two seconds and two thirds. 

Santana’s winning mounts came in the first race, second, fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth and Mt. Brave in the 10th. His final win of the night was for owners Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel of Lexington, Ky. Mt. Brave, a 3-year-old filly by Malibu Moon, out of the Forest Wildcat mare Wild Gams, won $30,000 for the win and now has a running record of three victories from four races, earning $117,598. 

Mt. Brave was Asmussen’s fourth win in the Flashy Lady, also making trips to the winner’s circle in the inaugural running in 2009 with Classify, Moment is Right in 2016, and Golden Mischief in 2017. Santana rode Mt. Brave on Sunday, and Golden Mischief, giving him two wins in the Flashy Lady overall.

Mt. Brave’s winning time in the Flashy Lady was 1:08.54 seconds for the six furlongs over the fast main track. She made every pole a winning one, setting fractions of :21.81 for the first quarter-mile, :44.65 for the half-mile and :56.43 for five-eighths of a mile. She went off at 5-1 odds and paid $12.80 to win, $7.20 to place and $4.20 to show. The 3-year-old filly was two lengths clear of runner-up Okie Diva and another 2-1/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Caliente Candy, the 2-1 betting favorite. Rounding out the order of finish in the nine-horse field were Lay M Out, Violation, Poets Dreamed, Brave Daisey, Spring Steen and Torri’s On My Mind.

Mt. Brave was bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.

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