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Oklahoma-bred Chifforobe Wins Clem McSpadden Memorial Stakes

Will Rogers DownsChifforobe, the lone Oklahoma-bred in a tough field of older horses, defeated the only Texas-bred, Solar Charge, to take the $52,500 Clem McSpadden Memorial Route 66 Stakes at Will Rogers Downs on Tuesday. The 4-year-old gelding by Nobiz Like Shobiz scored by a length at odds of 13-1 with Jose Medina riding for trainer Jody Pruitt and owner Paul Sinclair. He covered six furlongs in 1:10.49.

This marked the stakes debut for Chifforobe, who was claimed by Pruitt and Sinclair for $7,500 last year when he broke his maiden first time out at Lone Star Park. The gelding then won a $15,000 claiming race at Fair Meadows and a $25,000 claimer at Remington Park. In his two prior starts this year, he won a pair of allowance races at Sam Houston Race Park. All told, the gelding has won seven of 11 starts with earnings of $105,513. He was bred by Chris Duncan and Elizabeth Valando.

Carolyn Barnett and David and Lana Alford’s Solar Charge, a 7-year-old gelding by Authenticate, took second and boosted his career bankroll to $397,109 in 48 starts. The Texas-bred shipped into Will Rogers after three consecutive stakes placings at Sam Houston.

Tim Williams and Tony Dale Jones’ Flat Black, who won the 2012 Clem McSpadden, finished third.

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS

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