Despite Jockey Change, Going Ballistic Wins Oklahoma Derby
Monday, October 22nd 2007, 8:00 am
By: News On 6
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Not even a last-minute jockey change kept Going Ballistic out of the winner's circle.
Tim Doocy guided the 3-year-old to a commanding three-and-a-half-length win over Reporting for Duty in the $300,000 Centennial Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park Sunday.
Going Ballistic laid back before sweeping by the rest of the 11-horse field on the final turn and pulling away in the stretch. He covered the 1 and one-eighth miles in one minute and 49.74 seconds on a fast track.
Doocy was filling in for Going Ballistic's regular rider, Cliff Berry, who was hurt in a race Sunday night.
Going Ballistic went off at even-money odds, paying $4.00, $2.20 and $2.10. Reporting for Duty paid $3.00 and $2.80, while third-place Sumac paid $10.40.
Doocy's Oklahoma Derby win was his second. He won the 1999 race aboard Temperence Time.