2014 THOROUGHBRED SEASON OPENS
OKLAHOMA CITY – Live racing returns to Remington Park with the beginning of the 2014 Thoroughbred Season. The 67-date meeting begins on Friday, Aug. 15 and continues thru Sunday, Dec. 14.
The 26th Oklahoma Derby, at 1-1/8 miles, is a grade 3, $400,000 race and is the season’s lead event on a special Sunday afternoon of racing at Remington Park on Sept. 28. The program also features: the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks; the $150,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup; the $100,000 Remington Green Stakes; the $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes; the $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes and the $50,000 Ladies on the Lawn Stakes.
The seven Oklahoma Derby Day stakes races boast $1,025,000 in total purses.
The rich Oklahoma Classics program, for eligible Oklahoma-breds, falls on Friday, Oct. 17. The eight divisional races carry an overall purse estimation of more than $1 million. The $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup leads the night at 1-1/16 miles.
Remington Park’s series of 2-year-old stakes will begin with the Kip Deville at six furlongs on Oklahoma Derby Day. The $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes on Friday, Nov. 7 is next at seven furlongs. The series culminates with the top 2-year-old race of the meeting, the $250,000 Springboard Mile on the last day of the season, Sunday, Dec. 14.
The $100,000 Trapeze Stakes offers 2-year-old fillies a final stakes event on the season. The mile race on Dec. 14, serves as a companion race to the Springboard Mile. The season’s final afternoon will also feature a new race to the schedule at Remington Park. The $100,000 She’s All In Stakes, for older fillies and mares at 1 mile-70 yards, offers older distaff runners a two-turn stakes over the main track.
Once the Opening Weekend has been completed, Remington Park will move to a normal weekly schedule of Wednesday thru Saturday racing. The first race nightly will normally be at 7pm.
Special 1:30pm post times are in order for the following race dates: Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1; Oklahoma Derby Sunday, Sept. 28; Black Friday, Nov. 28 and Springboard Mile Sunday, Dec. 14. All times are Central.
Remington Park will begin live racing earlier than normal on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, Nov. 1, alternating events with the lucrative World Championship stakes races that afternoon.
Remington Park is open daily at 10:30am for simulcast racing and casino gaming, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, the home of the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Tracked by over 60,000 fans on Facebook and 5,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.