𝘖𝘒𝘓𝘈𝘏𝘖𝘔𝘈 𝘊𝘐𝘛𝘠, 𝘖𝘒 — 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 8, 2022 – The Opening Weekend for the 2023 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues with extra racing on Saturday, March 11. There will by 17 qualifying trials for the historic Oklahoma Futurity, making an earlier 3pm post time necessary.
The fastest 10 from the 300 yard trials will move on to the 82nd Oklahoma Futurity final on March 25. The Oklahoma Futurity is the longest-running futurity in Quarter Horse racing with the first running taking place in 1947. The Oklahoma Futurity has been conducted at Remington Park since 2006.
The 17 trials for eligible 2-year-olds are divided in fields of nine (eight trials) and 10 (nine trials). All of 162 horses entered will be making their career debuts.
Remington Park last ran 17 trials for the Oklahoma Futurity in 2017. The record for most races in one setting was 20, on May 10, 2002 when 17 Heritage Place Futurity trials and three overnight races were conducted.
Tres Crystals won the 2022 Oklahoma Futurity before going on to capture the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity at the end of the Remington Park season. Tres Crystals has been campaigned by Elizabeth Logan, 96, of Haskell, Okla. She owns Deck Stack in trial nine. Dee Keener saddled Tres Crystals and will be responsible for seven runners in Saturday’s trials for the Oklahoma Futurity, including Deck Stack.
The 2023 season opens Thursday, March 9. First race on Thursday and Friday is 6pm. In addition to Saturday’s afternoon start, Sunday, March 12 action begins at 4pm. All times are Central.
Tracked by more than 172,000 fans on Facebook and 10,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $316 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park features the 2023 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa season through June 3. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.
𝘖𝘒𝘓𝘈𝘏𝘖𝘔𝘈 𝘊𝘐𝘛𝘠, 𝘖𝘒 – March 1, 2024 – The Remington Park racing office has compiled the racing card for the first night of the 2024 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season at Remington Park. A total of 12 races were drawn for the opener on Thursday, March 7.
The first night of the season will feature six trials for the Grade 1 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. A group of 53 Paints and Appaloosas will compete at 300 yards, attempting to qualify in the fastest 10 for the final field on Saturday, March 23. The Paints have the majority of the trial entrants with 46 scheduled to compete while there are seven Appaloosas in the heats for 2-year-olds.
Painted To Be Quick, an impressive Paint filly who posted a brilliant training race time of :13.54 at 250 yards on Feb. 22, will compete in the eighth race on Thursday, the fifth of six trials. Francisco Calderon rode Painted To Be Quick in the training race and keeps the mount for trainer Matt Whitekiller. The filly is owned and bred in Oklahoma by Bryan Hawk of Shawnee, Okla. She is by multiple World Champion Painted Turnpike from the CRM Livewire broodmare Quick To The Wire.
The total purses for the 12 races to open the Remington Park season reached $163,500. There are 111 horses entered for opening night, for an entry field-size average of 9.25 per race.
Opening Night racing begins March 7 at 6pm. The final event of the dozen to start the season is slated for 10:57pm.
The first week of the Remington Park season will include trials for the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity on both Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9. Sunday afternoon racing on March 10 will feature trials for the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby as well as the Grade 2, $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes.
The first race nightly is 6pm. Sunday racing begins at 4pm. All times are Central.
Remington Park has provided more than $344 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. The 2024 racing schedule begins Thursday, March 7, as the American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season starts its 50-date season. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.
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