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Longshots The Ocean King & Oh My Gol Sis Post Stakes Victories
The Ocean King Tallies In Signature Stakes at 14-1 Under Shanley Jackson,
Oh My Gol Sis Wins Speedball Stakes at 10-1 Under Oscar Delgado And Sets Track Mark
Hialeah, FL / January 11, 2015 – A pair of double-digit outsiders posted stakes wins over a sloppy racing surface Sunday afternoon at Hialeah Park, with 14-1 longshot The Ocean King proving best in the $27,500 Signature Stakes at 350 yards and 10-1 upsetter Oh My Gol Sis prevailing in the $22,625 Speedball Stakes at 110 yards.
The win for Oh My Gol Sis, a seven-year-old gelding who tallied for the 4th time at Hialeah Park and 7th time overall, was accomplished in track record time of 6.893 seconds for 110 yards. That clocking shaved .197 of a second off the mark set by Speedball Stakes eighth-place finisher Maxanita Silver Chip just 8 days ago.
The $23.80 winner outran eventual runner-up Scream N Eagle in the late stages of the race to score by one-half length. Another two heads separated third and fourth-place finishers Jess A Corona and Sweet N Salty.
Oh My Gol’s victory gave trainer Elio Vazquez not only his initial career stakes win, but his first-ever training triumph. The young conditioner saddled Oh My Gol Sis, ridden by Oscar Delgado, for owner Elio Ruiz Vazquez. The gelding earned $13,575 for his connections and increased his lifetime earnings to $69,722.
In the Signature Stakes, The Ocean King wore down 3-5 post time favorite Paint Candy Flying in the final yards to win by a neck in a time of 17.679 for 350 yards. Dreamnwideopen finished one-half length behind the runner-up in third place, a neck ahead of fourth-place finisher Jump Street Blues.
The Ocean King, a four-year-old colt, rewarded his backers at the mutuel windows with a $30.80 return, scoring under the veteran Shanley Jackson for trainer Matt Frazier, who saddled the winner for the Ocean King Syndicate. The Ocean King, registering his third lifetime victory, earned $16,500 and upped his lifetime earnings to $41,000.
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, with entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, is easily accessible from all major Miami highways and conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.
Photos by: Coady Photography
FRANK FIORE / VP MARKETING & ENTERTAINMENT
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