Clint Crawford Repeats as Leading Trainer at Remington

Ivan Carnero and JK Running Horses were the leading jockey and owner, respectively, during the 50-day meet ending Sunday.

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Clint Crawford (second from right) was Remington Park's leading trainer for the second consecutive season. The track ended its 50-date spring meet on Sunday. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Remington Park ended its 50-date spring meet on Sunday, with Clint Crawford scoring his second consecutive Jack Brooks Award as the season's leading trainer.

A resident of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Crawford won 36 races from 188 starters for a 19-percent rate. Crawford was honored in the winner's circle on closing night, and Hall of Fame trainer Jack Brooks was on hand to present the award to the trainer.

Crawford shared the award with Jeff Dean in 2015, as both trainers saddled the winners of 21 races. This year, Crawford finished five wins ahead of runner-up Eddie Willis, himself a nine-time leading trainer at Remington Park. Dee Keener was third with 26 wins.

Remington's leading trainer by stable earnings was R.L. "Rick" Robinson at $1,028,066 from 15 wins in 64 starts. Robinson's big-money scores came in the $958,000 Remington Park Futurity with Teller Baja and $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship with Zoomin Effortlessly.

Zoomin Effortlessly was a two-time winner during the meet for Robinson, as the gelding also won the $100,000 Leo Stakes in April. Robinson was the only trainer to surpass the million-dollar mark in season earnings. Willis finished second at $829,776, and Crawford was third at $721,664.

Leading Jockey – Ivan Carnero

Riding first call for Crawford in 2016 was a boost for Ivan Carnero, as the 24-year-old native of Amarillo, Texas won his first Remington Park jockey title with 49 wins.

Ivan Carnero rode the winners of 49 races to lead all Remington
Park jockeys. PHOTO: Dustin
Orona Photography

Carnero has been a regular jockey at Remington for several years, and this year he used his assignment from the Crawford barn to accumulate most of his wins. Carnero had 253 mounts during the meet and won at a 19-percent clip.

Carnero won 30 races to finish second behind 18-time leading jockey G.R. Carter in 2015. Carter retired from race riding at the end of the year.

Agustin Silva was second with 43 wins, and Daniel Torres finished third with 30. However, Silva, who rode first call for Robinson, was the meet's leading jockey in purse earnings at $1,347,370. Carnero was second in this category at $1,154,577.

Silva and Carnero were the only two jockeys to go over the million-dollar mark in earnings. 

Leading Owner – JK Running Horses.
Winning its first title as Remington Park leading owner was JK Running Horses of Neosho Falls, Kansas, with 13 wins for the season.

JK Running Horses won 13 races
to top the owners' standings at
Remington. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

JK Running Horses won with 16 percent of its 80 starters. Kenny Laymon trained JK Running Horses' starters at Remington. 

James Sills of Cedar Hills, Texas, was second in the owner standings with nine wins and was followed by Terry McLean of Claremore, Oklahoma, with eight victories.

Kristen Paredes of San Antonio was the meet's leading owner in purse earnings at $457,964, most of which was banked when her Duponte won the $1,083,480 Heritage Place Futurity on closing night. Sara Morgan of Edmond, Oklahoma, was second at $386,643. Morgan's Coronas First Diva won the $444,000 Oklahoma Futurity in March.

Juan Medina of Zapata, Texas, the ownerr of Remington Park Futurity winner Teller Baja, finished third at $380,266.

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