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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — March 6, 2023 – The 2023 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season begins Thursday, March 9 at Remington Park. An eight-race program has been drawn for the first evening of the spring.

This will be the second consecutive spring season that Remington Park has started off with an eight-race card on a Thursday evening. A trio of allowance races top the events, two for Quarter Horses and the other for Paints and Appaloosas.

The seventh race allowance is the richest of the night with a purse of $28,000 and a field of 10 fillies and mares going 300 yards. Sheza Freighttrain T has the most wins of any in the race with 12 career scores. The 5-year-old mare also leads in lifetime earnings with a bankroll of $547,375. A multiple stakes winner, the Louisiana-bred by Freighttrain B from the Carters Cartel broodmare Cloning Around finished second at Remington Park in the 2022 Bob Moore Stakes, behind Relentlessly. Trainer Robi Meche conditions Sheza Freighttrain T for owner R and R Racing. Jockey Ricky Ramirez has the call.

Overall, 69 horses were entered for the first night for an 8.6 average field size. The total purses for the eight events reached $155,500.

The remainder of the opening weekend at Remington Park will feature trials competition. Friday, March 10 will have trials for the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. Saturday, March 11 will host trials for the historic Oklahoma Futurity as top 2-year-olds attempt to qualify for the 82nd edition of the longest-running futurity in the sport. Then on Sunday, March 12, trials for the Oklahoma Derby will wrap up the first four days of the season.


Tracked by more than 172,000 fans on Facebook and 10,700 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $315 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 live racing returns March 9 with the start of the 2023 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa season. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.