Late Horseman And Country Music Star Toby Keith Has Stakes Race At Remington

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This fall, the lone name change on the upcoming Remington Park stakes schedule is the former Trapeze Stakes will now be called the Toby Keith Stakes, in honor of the late Oklahoma country singer/songwriter and horseman, the track said in a Thursday release.

Keith, a horse owner and breeder who raced primarily under his stable name of Dream Walkin Farms, earned more than $18 million on the racetrack, according to Equibase statistics. The star passed away in February at the age of 62 after a battle with stomach cancer.

The newly-christened $75,000 stakes race for 2-year-olds will be run on Springboard Mile Night Dec. 13.

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