De Passem Okey Takes Expo Stakes
Champion picks up another stakes win at Tulsa.
July 8, 2014
Oklahoma native and veteran jockey Randy Wilson piloted a pair of 870 yard stakes winners to the winner’s circle over the Fourth of July weekend at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. Wilson, who began his career in 1984, is a regular force among the Oklahoma circuit.
On Saturday, Wilson was in the irons to guide De Passem Okey to the wire first in the $19,775 Expo Square Stakes. Earning $11,982 for the victory, two-time distance champion De Passem Okey now has 20 career wins at 870 yards. The 8-year-old gelding, trained by Rodney Reed, returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since April 2013.
De Passem Okey outlasted Eye Can Beatum in the final 110 yards to secure the score. De Passem Okey was the 2010-11 champion distance horse, and has earned $458,652 in his career.
In the winner’s circle, proud owner Steve Holt said, “He might not be as fast he once was, but he still has the heart of a champion.”
Other finishers were Pepperchew, My Bandera Beauty, I Beat the Feet, Arikria and Beat This Eye Opener.
Fair Meadows 2014 Mixed Breed Season continues Thursday through Sunday, until July 26 with a first post time of 6 p.m. weeknights and 4:05 p.m. on Sundays. There will also be Wednesday evening racing at 6 p.m. on July 16, and July 23.
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