Can't believe we are only about three weekends from the end of the race meeting at Remington Park.... the spotlight for the end of the meet has expanded to include the Sooner Stakes RG1 for Oklahoma Breds 3 & up which will offered again on May 29th. You must nominate on or before May 14th. Most of you are aware that the Sooner Stake was originally set for May 7th but due to a gate malfunction that race was declared a no-race and is being brought back at the end of the meet. Please contact the racing office if you need more information on nominations.
We are in the process of proofing the condition book for Fair Meadows and hope to have it out sometime next week. The stall applications were due by May 9th and should be sent to the racing secretary (John Lies) attention at Will Rogers Downs. Some exciting news for horsemen is the fact that nominations to the Speedhorse Quarter Horse Futurity are up with at least 100 horses nominated at this point. Additionally, Tulsans passed a new sales tax initiative that includes about $30 Million in improvements for Expo Fair Grounds. Those improvements are going to include a major renovation of the simulcast building, and construction of a new 400 stall racehorse barn that we think will be available before the live meet in 2018. Look for more information to come out about these exciting plans in the near future.
The Remington Park Chaplain has asked that we remind our members of the Patsy Payne Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday May 23rd. If you would like to play or just sponsor a hole in this fundraiser for the racetrack chaplaincy please contact Chaplain Carl at the track for more information.
The Oklahoma Appaloosa Racing Club will be holding a meeting at Remington Park on Saturday May 21st in the Ran Ricks Room on the Suites Level and all interested Appaloosa owners, breeders, or trainers are invited to attend.