Let me start this off by reminding anyone with graduating Seniors that the deadline for the 2016 OQHRA Scholarship Applications is June 1......... if you have a student who needs to apply you need to get those applications in NOW!!! The OQHRA board voted to increase the scholarship amounts for this year to $2000 per scholarship and there are at least 4 scholarships available this year. Any student headed off to college is eligible to apply but preference is given to those involved in the horse industry or seeking a degree that will allow them to continue their involvement in the horse industry. To receive the funding, the student must provide proof of enrollment at the time the funds are distributed.
Remington Park News
We have one more entry day at Remington Park, and just this week and next Friday and Saturday left - the meet has gone so fast this year!! On the final day of racing, June 4th, not only will the card feature a strong showing of stakes races including the Million Dollar Heritage Futurity and the 2016 Remington Park Championship, but it is also the BETTING ON A CURE NIGHT at the races. Everyone is invited up to the Eclipse Room at Suites Level to help us raise money for Rein In Cancer. There will be a live auction at 7PM between the 7th and 8th races, as well as a silent auction and the ever popular "raffle ticket" auction with baskets of goodies and several unique packages of fun! Please plan to come up and help us raise some money!!
Trainers Stall Deposits
There is still a long list of trainers that have not paid the stall deposits required by Remington Park at the start of the meet..... and if those bills remain unpaid, the papers in the trainers files will not be released for transfer to the next track where they are going to race....... If you are a trainer you need to take care of this immediately.
Fair Medows Condition Books
Barn area is now open at Fair Meadows and the condition books are out. You can find a condition book on the Fair Meadows website CLICK HERE to download. Live racing begins on Thursday evening June 9th with first post at 5 PM.