Three Jockeys From Same Family Compete
Date Posted: 9/27/2009 7:18:09 PM
Last Updated: 9/28/2009 8:33:20 AM
In a true racing rarity, three jockeys from the same immediate family will ride against each other Sept. 28 at Remington Park.
Jockeys Tony McNeil, the veteran of the trio of family members, will face both of his jockey sons in Bryan McNeil and apprentice Erik McNeil in the third race on the Sept. 28 card.
Tony, a Remington Park regular in the 1980s and 1990s, returned to the saddle a couple of years ago, riding almost exclusively for trainer and longtime friend Cash Asmussen. His sons began their careers earlier this decade and have become fixtures in Oklahoma City over the last two years.
The third race is a $7,500 claiming event for non-winners of two career races, going 6-1/2 furlongs. The apprentice, Erik McNeil, is on Nun Like Me, who is 9-2 in the morning-line odds. Tony McNeil, riding for Cash Asmussen, has the mount on Stand Fast at 20-1 morning-line odds with Bryan aboard Eleven Gage, who will begin the wagering at 30-1 odds.
While a father riding in the same race with a jockey son has happened in the past, facing two sons at once is not an everyday occurrence.
The first of nine races on the Remington Park Monday card begins at 6:30 p.m.
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