Carter's Chase Moves to Ruidoso
Jockey is just three wins away from breaking the sport’s all-time record.
May 18, 2014
Jockey G.R. Carter Jr. picked up two more American Quarter Horse wins on Sunday at Remington Park, moving closer to setting a new all-time record.
Carter, a 16-time title winner at Remington Park and a 10-time AQHA Champion Jockey, has 3,629 career wins on Quarter Horses. He needs just three more victories to establish a new all-time record. The mark of 3,631 wins is currently held by retired jockey Alvin “Bubba” Brossette.
The Sunday victories for Carter came with Solid Golden Blaze ($4.80 to win) in race three and One Diamond ($5.60) in race seven.
Carter, a Pawhuska, Oklahoma, native and Oklahoma City resident, also leads the Remington Park standings by 14 wins with 61 scores to his credit. Berkley Packer is second in the standings with 47 wins, while Jimmy Brooks is third with 43.
Remington Park will resume racing on Friday, May 23, but Carter will not be in attendance as he is scheduled to compete at Ruidoso Downs during their opening weekend from Thursday through Saturday, May 22-24. The Ruidoso schedule includes trials for the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity and Ruidoso Derby.
The Remington Park schedule for Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, features racing on Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Sunday and Memorial Day Monday racing takes place at 1:30 p.m.
On Sunday afternoon, another edition of Oklahoma Speedfest is scheduled as top Oklahoma-breds are featured in four divisional stakes events: the $70,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes (R); the $70,000 Easy Date Stakes (R); the $70,000 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes (R) and the $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes (R).
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