02/28/2015 7:56PM

Rebranded breaks track record in Curribot Handicap

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Rebranded, under Ry Eikelberry, runs 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.64 to win the Curribot Handicap.

Rebranded set a track record for 1 1/16  miles at Sunland Park on Saturday, when he won the $50,000 Curribot Handicap in 1:40.64. Rebranded was a two-length winner over Smack Ridge, while it was another neck back in third to favorite Isn’t He Clever.

Rebranded's time lowered the mark of 1:41.06 that Midnight Lucky set in the Sunland Park Oaks on March 24, 2013, according to track spokesman Eric Alwan.

The Curribot, for 4-year-olds and up, is expected to produce starters for the Sunland Park Handicap.

Rebranded ($6.20) found the front into the first turn of the Curribot, then shook free through fractions of 22.23 seconds for the opening quarter, 46.93 for the half-mile, and 1:09.81 for six furlongs. Isn’t He Clever took up the chase on the final turn and in the stretch, but Rebranded had more to win on a fast track, with Ry Eikleberry aboard for trainer Justin Evans.

Rebranded, who races for Tony Pennington, picked up his fourth career stakes win. He has now won 6 of 16 starts and earned $289,950. Rebranded is a 4-year-old son of Tiznow and was bred in Kentucky by Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch, LLC.

Tony Pennington More than 1 year ago
wow a track record is not an easy thing to accomplish.
Vince Piscitelli More than 1 year ago
Tommy, If you analyze this race carefully you will notice that several jocks held their nags back to let Rebranded win. That is why he only paid $6 ..... because there was much inside info and wagering on him. Vince P
tommy More than 1 year ago
What are you talking about?? He ran 1 1/16 @ 1:40 , not even Bayern can achieve this time at this distance!! He can even beat Dortmund !!!
tommy More than 1 year ago
Well done!!! Ry eikleberry is the best jockey their!!