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May 16, 2014

Carter fast approaching all-time win record

OKLA. CITY — G.R. Carter is quickly approaching the all-time American Quarter Horse Association record for wins by a jockey. Going into Thursday night racing at Remington Park, Carter needs eight wins to break the standard.

The record for wins by a Quarter Horse jockey is 3,631, belonging to retired Louisiana rider Alvin “Bubba” Brossette. Carter currently has 3,624 victories.

He will ride five in races Saturday.

This record is only for Quarter Horse racing and does not account for any Thoroughbred, Paint or Appaloosa wins a jockey might have accumulated.

Carter, a native of Pawhuska, has been the leading jockey during the Remington Park Quarter Horse season 16 times, winning 10 consecutive titles coming into the current season. The Oklahoma City resident has also been voted the AQHA Champion Jockey 10 times in his career, winning that prestigious title in 1993, 1997, 2003-2008 and again from 2011-2012.

Carter is currently in his regular spot at the top of the Remington Park standings with 54 wins for the season. He is 12 ahead of Jimmy Brooks who is in second-place with 42.

Remington Park’s 2014 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed season continues through May 18.

A special start time of 4pm is in effect for Saturday as Remington Park presents the simulcast of the 139th Preakness Stakes, featuring California Chrome as he continues his quest for the Triple Crown. Sunday racing begins at 1:30pm.

Open daily at 10:30 a.m. for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity and $250,000 Remington Park Championship on Saturday, May 31.

Tracked by over 51,000 fans on Facebook and 5,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, 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 remingtonpark.com.

 

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