Local horse owner wins award

Poteau horse owner Danny Caldwell shared the 2011 Ran Ricks Award at Remington Park.Caldwell shared the award with Black Hawk Stable of Elk City as each finished the season with 18 victories.Caldwell won his third owning title while Black Hawk Stable won for the first time. The Ricks Award is named after the late owner and breeder who passed in 1996 after years of working to bring pari-mutuel racing to Oklahoma. Ricks won a total of seven owner championships at his home track of Remington Park.Caldwell is the last owner to claim the Ricks Award alone, doing so in 2008 when he won for the first time.