12/14/2008 12:00AM

Red Rock Creek wins Remington closing-day stakes


Red Rock Creek helped his trainer, Steve Asmussen, and his rider, Luis Quinonez, close out highly successful Remington Park meets on Sunday, when he rallied from next to last to win the $75,000 Governor's Cup. The mile and a sixteenth race was one of three stakes on the final card of a meet in which Asmussen and Quinonez were clear title winners.

Red Rock Creek ($5.20) had just one horse beat in the early stages of the Governor's Cup, with Upstream showing the way through six furlongs in 1:13.74. Red Rock Creek launched a four-wide bid on the final turn, came into the stretch five wide and rolled home, winning by a length and covering the distance in 1:45.15. Prom Shoes dug in for second, while it was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third to Slew By Slew.

Red Rock Creek picked up his first stakes win in the Governor's Cup. Overall, the former $10,000 claimer has now won 21 races and $524,492. Red Rock Creek is a 7-year-old by Numerous and he is owned by Asmussen.

The other two stakes on the card were for Oklahoma-bred sprinters. In the $50,000 Black Mesa for fillies and mares, Reel Chrome ($4.80) delivered as the favorite when she rallied for a 2 1/4-length win over Annieville. Kari Craddock trains both horses, and jockey Floyd Wethey Jr. was aboard the winner. Reel Chrome races for Hal Browning and David Faulkner.

In the $50,000 Silver Goblin, Okie Time ($34.40) rallied from last for a 2 1/2-length win over Fifth Date. Don Pettinger rode the winner for Richter Family Trust and trainer Donnie Von Hemel.