08/21/2002 11:00PM

Cowboy Stuff has the speed


Cowboy Stuff, who could prove to be the controlling speed in the $250,000-added Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday, drew post 7 for the 1 1/8-mile race.

Nine will start in the Oklahoma Derby, which goes as the seventh race on a nine-race card that begins at 2:30 p.m. Post for the derby is 5:20.

From the rail with riders, the field is: Missme, Calvin Borel; Easyfromthegitgo, Corey Lanerie; Grey Beard, apprentice Rafael Bejarano; Wishingitwas, Buck Harris; The Judge Sez Who, Cornelio Velasquez; Premeditation, Curt Bourque; Cowboy Stuff, Frank Lovato Jr.; A.P. Five Hundred, Robby Albarado; and the lone local hope, Dusty Spike, Kerry Kretzer.

Cowboy Stuff won the $100,000 Round Table wire-to-wire in his last start, running the fastest 1 1/8 miles of Arlington Park meet.

* Louisiana Downs continues to have a strong meet. Heading into the races Thursday, the track was handling an average $2,388,134 a day on its live card, which is up 17 percent from the corresponding dates a year ago. The average daily attendance of 4,349 represents a 5.5 percent increase over 2001. Ontrack, handle on the live card was up 9 percent to $284,276.

* The backstretch at Lone Star will be the site of the annual Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale Monday and Tuesday.