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The Ocean King Continues Stakes Streak With Roble Rojo Score
Gray Son Of Corona Cartel Posts Third Consecutive Hialeah Park Stakes Victory,
Cut Back In Distance To 220 Yards Proves No Issue In Dominating Performance
Hialeah, FL / February 15, 2015 – The Ocean King, a talented gray four-year-old colt by Corona Cartel out of Runaway Wave, continued his stakes race dominance with a smart score in Sunday’s $22,875 Roble Rojo Stakes at 220 yards, notching his third consecutive stakes victory at Hialeah Park since the start of 2015.
Ridden by Shanley Jackson and trained by Matt Frazier for The Ocean King Syndicate of breeder Gary Lucas, The Ocean King hit the finish line ¾ of a length in front of Roble Rojo runner-up Sting Like a Viper and clocked a time of 11.727 for the “super sprint” distance.
The Ocean King cut back to 220 yards for his latest success after posting victories in the Signature Stakes at 350 yards on January 11 and the City of Hialeah Stakes at 400 yards on January 25. The colt has now logged 3 wins in 4 local starts since shipping in from Los Alamitos for the start of the Hialeah Park season. The lone blemish on his South Florida resume was an off-the-board finish in a Hialeah Maturity trial in late December.
After his victory in the City of Hialeah Stakes, his connections reported that they wanted to get one more race under their runner’s belt to strengthen the chances of a Hialeah Invitational bid. The Ocean King’s strong performance in the Roble Rojo on Sunday afternoon likely made that invitation a forgone conclusion.
The Ocean King earned the winner’s share of $13,725 for his Roble Rojo victory, increasing his lifetime earnings to $71,075 over the course of 13 career starts that now include 5 victories.
The official order of finish in the 2015 Roble Rojo Stakes, the 3rd leg of the Hialeah Park Sprint Series, was: The Ocean King, Sting Like a Viper, Sweet N Salty, Oldsmobile Hill, Oh My Gol Sis, Apollitical Lady, Maxanita Silver Chip, Blues Runner, and 8-5 post time favorite Miss Southern Dd. Eyem Jumpn was scratched.
Photos by: Coady Photography
FRANK FIORE / VP MARKETING & ENTERTAINMENT
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