Will Rogers Downs 2022 American Quarter Horse, Paint Horse and Appaloosa meet to begin September 12
Highlighting the upcoming Fall meet at Will Rogers Downs will be a shift in the race days and strong purse levels for all breeds.
Will Rogers Downs has announced a new opening day of Monday September 12. Race days will shift from the traditional Friday-Sunday to Mondays and Tuesdays in September and then in October and November race days will be Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The shift in days was made in hopes of increasing off-track handle through simulcasting when competition is not as strong, and fans and handicappers are looking for wagering opportunities. This will also allow jockeys and trainers the ability to go back and forth between meets more easily as many of them compete at other tracks. The fall race meet will culminate with a card loaded with stakes races on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Also, this fall horsemen will notice an increase in purse levels across the board with maidens running for $16,000 (QH) and $8,000 (P/A). The stakes schedule includes the Mystery Futurity and Derby, four races from the AQHA’s Bank of America Racing Challenge program, the Black Gold Futurity and the Black Gold Oaks and the Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity Championship.
Another benefit for horsemen this meet will be that hair tests will be good for 90 days and will be reciprocal between Will Rogers Downs and Lone Star Park. Testing will begin August 3 and one test will give a horse the opportunity to start at either track where a specific race’s condition might be more beneficial for a horse that cannot get in at the other track.
If you have any questions regarding the races, payments or Oklahoma racing in general, please do not hesitate to call our office. If you see an error in horse name, ownership, etc. please let us know right away so we can get it corrected before the next payment.
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