Remington Park

Remington Park Concludes 2023 Meeting

Remington Park's 2023 meeting concluded Dec. 16, after having set a new record in pari-mutuel handle Sept. 24 when a 10-race card generated $4,128,147. The 67-day season ended with a decrease in pari-mutuel handle-a total of $82,494,143 wagered throughout the season, a 3.8% decrease from the 2023 total of $85,761,277. Export handle from outside Remington provided the largest portion of the handle at $79,426,201. That is a 3.7% dip from last year's handle of $82,494,002. Remington Park controlled handle, on-track and one off-track site, was $3,067,942, down 6% from $3,267,225...

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Asmussen, Elliott Top Remington Standings

Steve Asmussen captured an unprecedented 18th training title at Remington Park, while Stewart Elliott won his first riding title at the Oklahoma track which concluded its 2023 meeting Saturday. "All the credit goes to [assistant trainer at Remington Park] Pablo [Ocampo]," Asmussen said Friday night when he was on hand as Otto the Conqueror earned 10 Kentucky Derby points with his by win in the Springboard Mile. Asmussen also won the GIII Oklahoma Derby with How Did He Do That earlier in the meet. "Pablo deserves it for all 18...

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Extra Race Date Added To Remington Park Season

The 2023 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park will stretch one day deeper into December as an afternoon program has been added for Saturday, Dec.16, the track announced Friday. The first race will be at 2:30pm. The extra date of races will serve as a make-up for the nine races lost Wednesday, Dec. 6 when the track lighting system did not power up to the full potential needed for racing. The Dec. 16 race date will feature 12 races to put a wrap on the season. Remington Park had previously planned...

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Weekly Stewards And Commissions Rulings, Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Every week, the TDN posts a roundup of the relevant Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) related rulings from around the country. Among the key rulings from the last seven days, the prohibition of intra-articular injections within seven days of a timed or reported workout once again stands out as a thorn in the side of trainers. Three such cases have been resolved in the past week, resulting in $3,000 fines meted out in each case. The Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit (HIWU) also handed down a seven-day suspension and...

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Weekly Stewards And Commissions Rulings, Sept. 5-11

Every week, the TDN publishes a roundup of key official rulings from the primary tracks within the four major racing jurisdictions of California, New York, Florida and Kentucky. Here's a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where. The TDN also posts a roundup of the relevant Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) related rulings from the same week. These include decisions from around the country. California Track: Del Mar Date: 09/10/2023 Licensee: Antonio Fresu, jockey Penalty: One-day suspension Violation:...

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Weekly Stewards And Commissions Rulings, Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Every week, the TDN publishes a roundup of key official rulings from the primary tracks within the four major racing jurisdictions of California, New York, Florida and Kentucky. Here's a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where. The TDN also posts a roundup of the relevant Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) related rulings from the same week. These include decisions from around the country. California Track: Del Mar Date: 08/31/2023 Licensee: Ramon Vazquez Jr., jockey Penalty: Three-day suspension...

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Oklahoma Champion Welder to Old Friends

Oklahoma-bred millionaire and three-time Oklahoma Horse of the Year Welder (The Visualizer), Remington Park's all-time wins leader with 16, arrived at Old Friends in Georgetown, Kentucky, on Monday. The 10-year-old gelding was retired in 2021 and was moved to Old Friends after his owners, Re-Max Farms in Claremore, OK, ceased operations. Racing for seven seasons, Welder won 27 of 44 career starts, which includes 15 Listed stakes victories, for total earnings of $1,263,359. The gray sprinter, who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington...

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Five Join Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Four horses and one horseman will join the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Remington Park Sept. 23. The first inductees to the hall since 2017 include Danny Caldwell, the all-time leading owner by wins at Remington Park with 421 entering the 2023 season. Among Caldwell's claims who went on to win stakes at Remington are Fifth Date, Dont Tell Nobody, Rated R Superstar and Eurobond. "In 2001, I was coaching Panama High School in the state softball championships at the USA Softball Hall of Fame...

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The Week In Review: After 2,000 Wins The Hard Way, Next Goal For Murphy Is Retirement

After 3 1/2 decades in the saddle, Cindy Murphy knows all too well how fate lurks with every hoofbeat when you're a jockey. Occasionally though, chance and risk manifest themselves in the form of good karma on the racetrack. On Saturday night at Prairie Meadows, the rewarding circumstances of the 61-year-old jockey's 2,000th career win seemed almost too scripted to be true. Murphy's landmark victory aboard Crypto Mo (Mohaymen) in the July 8 GIII Iowa Oaks was her first lifetime graded stakes win after 18,131 lifetime mounts. It was also...

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Cathey Named Director of Racing at Remington

Racetrack veteran Kelly Cathey has been named the director of racing at Remington Park and will oversee the operation for all breeds competing at the Oklahoma City facility. The American Quarter Horse, Paint, and Appaloosa season begins Mar. 9, with the Thoroughbred season set to kick off in late August. With more than 30 years of experience in racing and a trainer for a father, Cathey has served as a groom, pony person, assistant trainer, valet, and assistant starter before moving into track management in 1998 at Retama Park in...

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Torres Off to Sizzling Start at Oaklawn

Last year's meet at Oaklawn Park was not a particularly good one for jockey Cristian Torres. Largely unknown on the circuit when he came in and sidelined for the last five weeks of the meet when fracturing his right ankle in a spill, he won just 19 races, ending up 15th in the standings. Fast forward some eight months later and Torres is tearing the place apart. Two weeks into the meet, he's the leading rider with 11 wins and is winning with 33% of his mounts. "We've started off...

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Derby and Oaks Day, Oklahoma Style

Sunday's GIII Oklahoma Derby and GIII Remington Park Oaks give the sophomore set a late-season option at age-restricted competition, with some marquee names making the trek across to Oklahoma City. Brad Cox has sent out the winners of the last three runnings of the centerpiece of the local racing calendar--Owendale (Into Mischief, 2019); Shared Sense (Street Sense, 2020); and Warrant (Constitution, 2021) and can break the tie with Donnie K. Von Hemel should Gary and Mary West's Best Actor (Flatter) validate his morning-line favoritism. The $330,000 Keeneland September purchase has...

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