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Roy Brooks rides 5 winners on Sunday
Remington Park card

OKLAHOMA CITY – Roy Brooks, the dean of the Remington Park jockey colony at age 67 and the oldest jockey still competing in North American horse racing, won five races on the Sunday night card. The quintuple blasted him into second-place in the rider standings.

Roy Brooks
Photography by Dustin Orona Photography
Brooks, a rancher from Blanchard, Okla. in his non-racing time, put together his best night of the season on Sunday night. The big evening of winning started in the third race with CJS Friend ($17.80 to win). He won three consecutive races from the fifth thru the seventh with Stolis Royal ($5), Docs Dusty Okie ($11.20) and Eyes Jess Racin ($9.40). The fifth triumph came with Justa La Jolla ($6) in the ninth race.

The five wins for Brooks ties his personal best at Remington Park for wins in one racing program. He previously had won five races on the same card two other times in his career.

The Brooks family had a hand in six of the 11 wins on Sunday. Jimmy Brooks, Roy's son, rode A Royal Cartel ($31.60) to victory in race four.

The 2009 American Quarter Horse & Mixed Breed Season moves to a Thursday thru Sunday schedule beginning this week on March 19. Regular post time every night is 6:25 p.m.

Next weekend’s feature event is the Grade 3, $355,000 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday night. The Oklahoma Futurity is the longest consecutively run futurity in Quarter Horse racing.