08/18/2010 4:19PM

Shadowbdancing, Jonesboro stars in pair of six-figure stakes


Shadowbdancing and Jonesboro, who have accounted for the last two runnings of the Grade 2 Cornhusker at Prairie Meadows, will start in separate six-figure stakes Saturday night at Remington Park.
The races, the $150,000 Governor’s Cup and the $200,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup, were drawn Wednesday. Each went with seven horses. The stakes kick off the 26-race, $3 million stakes schedule this meet at Remington.
Shadowbdancing will break from post 4 in the 1 1/16-mile Governor’s Cup. He won the Cornhusker in June, and invades from Arlington Park. Eddie Razo Jr. has the mount for trainer Terrel Gore.
The field also includes last year’s Governor’s Cup winner Going Ballistic, who will break from post 7. Cliff Berry has the mount for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.
Jonesboro, who won the Cornhusker in 2009, drew the rail for the six-furlong Remington Sprint. The horse to beat is Atta Boy Roy, the winner of the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Handicap in May. He will break from post 2 under Calvin Borel.
Greeley’s Conquest, the defending champ in the Remington Sprint, drew post 6. Martin Escobar has the mount for trainer Gary Thomas.
◗Peach Brew, the winner of last year’s Grade 3 Arlington Oaks, was named the Oklahoma-bred horse of the year for 2009 during the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association’s annual awards banquet last weekend at Remington. Peach Brew, who also won last year’s Oklahoma Classics Day Distaff, races for her breeder, Robert Zoellner.