Jockey Jareth Loveberry, enjoying a successful second season at Remington Park, posted his 1,000th career victory when he won the second race Nov. 28 aboard Lawless West.
The win was not without some adventure as Loveberry guided Lawless West down the sloppy and sealed stretch in the maiden special weight event.
His colt came into contact with runner-up Shock ‘Em All and the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards posted the inquiry immediately when the field crossed the finish line. Then the jockeys of the second- and third-place finishers both filed an o
bjection against Loveberry, claiming interference in the stretch. After a long review, the result was allowed to stand, as the contact was deemed mutual between the top two finishers and Loveberry had his milestone score.
Lawless West is owned by Bryan and Tim Hawk of Shawnee, Okla. and trained by Boyd Caster. The colt by Giant’s Causewayout of the Strodes Creek mare River Flower, broke his maiden status in the one-mile and 70 yards event, finishing in 1:45.67.
Loveberry began his jockey career in 2005, racing primarily in Ohio, West Virginia, and Michigan. His best year, by wins, was in 2012, when he won 200 races. Loveberry relocated to Remington in 2014 and currently is third in the jockey standings with 52 wins, behind C.J. McMahon (79) and Ramon Vazquez (71).