Remington Park

Remington Park is a horse racing facility in Oklahoma City with two tracks that feature thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. The track complex's size is approximately 370 acres and is set in a neighborhood on the northeast side of the city, in close proximity to a host of other attractions including museums.

Remington Park features a one-mile dirt track and a 7/8-mile turf course. The homestretch length of the dirt track is 1025 feet. It recently installed lighting to permit night racing.

Quarter horse racing is typically run in the spring months while thoroughbred racing is held in the fall. It offers a total of about 80 live racing days each year.

The Remington Park Derby is the track's annual flagship event. Some of the other major races held at Remington Park are the Edmund Handicap, Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Memorial Breeders Cup and the Remington Futurity.

Remington Park Track History and Trivia

Remington Park's inaugural meet was held on September 1, 1988.

Remington Park averaged 11,130 in daily attendance and $1,088,683 in daily handle during its inaugural season.

The late Pat Steinberg topped the jockey standings at every Remington Park meet from 1989 through the spring of 1993, achieving 722 local victories over the course of a five-year period.

Don Pettinger is now the all-time leading jockey at Remington, with over 1,000 wins.

Donnie Von Hemmel is the track's all-time leading trainer with nearly 500 victories; about one out of every six of Von Hemmel's triumphs have come in stakes.

Remington Park Track Records

Quarter Horse Racing

DISTANCE HORSE AGE TIME DATE
250 Yards Dash For A Win 4 :13.15 4/28/97
300 Yards Talking Tactics 3 :15.34 7/14/96
330 Yards De Elegant Oscar 4 :15.33 4/13/01
350 Yards Hail Corona 2 :17.45 3/16/02
400 Yards A Real Man 3 :19.533 4/21/02
440 Yards Tailor Fit 4 :21.13 6/20/99
550 Yards Take This 5 :26.60 5/2/98
660 Yards Forced To Folks 8 :32.64 7/19/89
870 Yards Miami Prince 5 :44.58 7/13/96
870 Yards (T) Carls Big John 4 :45.30 5/31/99
880 Yards Wigeon (A) 3 :45.00 6/3/94
1,000 Yards Darrell Darrell (Tb) 6 :51.92 6/20/93
1,000 Yards (T) Physical Boy 9 :52.08 7/4/96

Quarter Horse Stakes Records

Horse Wins

6 - Miami Prince

6 - SLM Big Daddy
5 - Bullet Bullion
5 - Dashin Is Easy
5 - Junos Request
5 - Tailor Fit
5 - Tee Roy Reb
4 - Heza Ramblin Man
4 - Higher Goals
4 - Joanna Kate

Owner Wins

13 - Herbert Graham

8 - Robert Rasor
6 - Henry Bowlan & Robert Adams
6 - Steve & Lindsey Mitchell
6 - Nancy McCoy
5 - Betty Jane Burlin
5 - Martha Heidelberg
5 - Susie & Greg Jarrell
5 - Jim Pitts

Jockey Wins

41 - G.R. Carter

32 - Jacky Martin
21 - Larry Payne
13 - Roy Brooks
12 - Randy Wilson
8 - David Brown
8 - Brian Green
8 - Nicky Wilson
7 - Tommy Byrd
7 - Debbie Freeman
7 - Larry Layton
7 - Bruce Pilkenton

Trainer Wins

31 - Lewis Wartchow

15 - Jack Brooks
11 - Rodney Reed
10 - Charley Hunt
9 - Durk Perry
9 - Bob Pogue
8 - William Howard
8 - Toby Keeton
8 - Sammy Valdivia
7 - Lee Roy Heidelberg
7 - Don Mourning

Thoroughbred Track Records

Main Track

DISTANCE HORSE AGE TIME DATE
3 Furlongs Raisable Adversary 11 :31.20 08/29/01
4-1/2 Furlongs Payday Two 8 :52.20 02/26/00
5 Furlongs Highland Ice 6 :57.20 12/03/99
5-1/2 Furlongs Run Johnny 5 1:02 09/26/97
6 Furlongs Smoke of Ages 5 1:08 09/29/91
6-1/2 Furlongs Kangaroo King 4 1:14.40 07/26/97
7 Furlongs Golden Gear 6 1:20.40 03/18/95
1 Mile White Wheels 8 1:35.40 08/17/97
1 Mile 70 Yards Marked Tree 3 1:39.60 03/13/93
1-1/16 Miles Valid Bonnet 3 1:41.20 07/26/97
1-1/8 Miles Classic Cat 3 1:48 08/30/98
1-3/16 Miles Wild Rush 3 1:53.60 08/10/97
1-1/4 Miles Double Platinum 4 2:03.40 10/10/99
1-3/8 Miles Wild and Comfy 5 2:17.96 10/18/02
1-1/2 Miles Bid the Zeal 4 2:31.40 10/24/98

Turf Course

DISTANCE HORSE AGE TIME DATE
5 Furlongs (Rail in) Otro Mambo 8 :55.85 10/05/01
5 Furlongs (Rail Out) Dancin In The Park 6 :56.21 10/13/00
7-1/2 Furlongs Finally Tops 7 1:27.60 05/01/96
1 Mile No More Hard Times 6 1:33.80 09/20/92
1-1/16 Miles Burbank 4 1:39.20 08/30/97
1-1/8 Miles Gauntlett Boy 3 1:47.80 11/05/89
1-3/8 Miles Vergennes 5 2:13 09/03/00
2 Miles Big Notice 6 3:29 11/20/93

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