12/01/2004 12:00AM

Remington Park track report


A pair of half-siblings to George Taylor, who won his fifth race of the Remington Park meet last week, will start in separate races Friday. Ulzana will move back to the overnight ranks in the first race after facing stakes foes last out, while Belva Casey will shoot for her fourth win of the Remington meet in the 10th.

All of the siblings race for their breeder, Rash Barrett, and are trained by Ricky Gustafson. Jockey Nena Matz has been aboard for all of George Taylor's victories this meet, among them the $75,000 Oklahoma Classics Day Classic. In his most recent start, George Taylor was the eight-length winner of a 1 3/8-mile starter race Nov. 26.

Remington will close out its meet Sunday, but neither the jockey nor trainer races have been sewn up. Cliff Berry, who is shooting for his 10th riding title at the track, enters the week tied with apprentice Quincy Hamilton with 88 wins. Berry spent a portion of the Remington meet riding at Lone Star Park, which operated a fall meet in October to accommodate its hosting of the Breeders' Cup.

Hamilton began to pick up steam in the Remington standings last month. He rode four winners at the track on Nov. 20.

Among trainers, Roger Engel is attempting to hold off the track's 11-time title winner Donnie Von Hemel. Engel enters the week with 34 wins, four more than Von Hemel.

Gary Owens, who won the owner title last meet at Remington, has a five-victory advantage in the standings over Cheyenne Stables.