Local horse owner wins fourth straight Ran Ricks Jr. Memorial Award

OKLAHOMA CITY — Poteau resident Danny Caldwell won his fourth consecutive title as leading owner at Remington Park and his fifth Ran Ricks, Jr. Memorial Award overall.Caldwell runners are trained at Remington Park by Federico Villafranco, together they posted 29 wins to win the owner title by 15 victories. Poindexter Thoroughbreds of Springfield, Mo. and Black Hawk Stable of Elk City finished in a tie for second with 14 wins each.The Ran Ricks, Jr. Memorial Award is named in honor of the first owner with a horse on the grounds at Remington Park when it opened in 1988. Ricks was an influential breeder and owner in Oklahoma and was instrumental in helping bring pari-mutuel racing to the state in the early 1980s.