REMINGTON PARK STAKES SCHEDULE WORTH OVER $5.3 MILLION FOR AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE SEASON

OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park live racing will resume in two months from today when the 2018 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season gets underway on March 9. A lucrative stakes schedule awaits horsemen and horses with an estimated $5.3 Million ready to be distributed to worthy competitors.

The Grade 1, $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity is the richest single event of the season, taking place on the final day of the meeting on Saturday, June 2. The Heritage Place Futurity, a 350-yard event, will lead a program filled with eight stakes races to close the schedule.

The Heritage Place Futurity, with trials on May 11 & 12, will cap the series of three lucrative futurities for talented 2-year-olds. The historic Oklahoma Futurity will begin the series on Saturday, March 24. The Grade 3, $450,000 (est.) event is at 300 yards with trials to qualify set for March 10. The 2018 edition of the Oklahoma Futurity will be the 77th running of the oldest futurity in the sport.

The $900,000 (est.) Remington Park Futurity, at 330 yards, will be contested on Saturday, April 21 with qualifying trials held over two dates on April 6 & 7. The restricted Grade 2 race is for eligible Oklahoma-breds and has quickly developed into one of the nation’s richest state-bred futurities since moving to that format in 2011.

The top race of the season for older horses is the Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Championship. On the undercard of the Heritage Place Futurity on June 2, the championship is an invitational race for only the finest older horses in the sport. Other top races for older horses during the 2018 season include the Grade 1, $100,000 Leo Stakes, moved to the end of April this year. A week after the Leo, is the restricted Grade 1, $100,000 Sooner State Stakes for Oklahoma-breds. Both the Leo and the Sooner State are at 400 yards.

There are a trio of companion derby races for all of the main futurity events. The Grade 3, $225,000 Oklahoma Derby (350 yards) is on March 24. The restricted Grade 3, $300,000 Remington Park Derby (400 yards) takes place April 21. The Grade 2, $250,000 Heritage Place Derby (400 yards) is on June 2.

The top Paints and Appaloosas are featured during the Remington Park season with a pair of top futurities for both breeds. The Grade 1, $100,000 Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity (300 yards) is on March 24 with the Grade 1, $150,000 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Futurity (350 yards) on June 2.

There are 37 stakes events scheduled in the 2018 Remington Park Season that begins March 9 and runs for 50 dates, ending June 2. There are 13 stakes races restricted to eligible Oklahoma-breds. The complete list follows: 

2018 Remington Park Stakes Schedule – American Quarter Horse Season
 

March 9 – Grade 2, $50,000 Eastex Stakes, 350 yards

March 9 - $65,500 Mighty Deck Three Stakes, 250 yards (OK-breds)

March 17 - $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes

March 24 – Grade 3, $450,000 Oklahoma Futurity, 300 yards

March 24 – Grade 3, $225,000 Oklahoma Derby, 350 yards

March 24 – Grade 1, $100,000 Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity, 300 yards

March 24 - $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile, 300 yards

March 24 – Grade 1, $45,000 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby, 350 yards

March 31 – Grade 3, $50,000 Decketta Stakes, 350 yards

April 5 – Grade 3, $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes, 870 yards

April 5 – restricted Grade 2, $65,500 Mr Jet Moore Stakes, 350 yards (OK-breds)

April 13 - $20,000 Paul Harber Memorial Stakes, Paints/Appaloosas, 350 yards

April 21 – restricted Grade 2, $900,000 Remington Park Futurity, 330 yards (OK-breds)

April 21 – restricted Grade 3, $300,000 Remington Park Derby, 400 yards (OK-breds)

April 21 – $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile, 330 yards (OK-breds)

April 21 – Grade 2, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes, 300 yards

April 21 - $65,500 Mr Master Bug Stakes, 350 yards (OK-breds)

April 22 - $65,500 Laico Bird Stakes, 330 yards (OK-breds)

April 28 – Grade 1, $100,000 Leo Stakes, 400 yards

April 28 – Grade 1, $75,000 American Paint Classic Futurity, 350 yards

April 28 – Grade 1, $35,000 American Paint Derby, 400 yards

April 28 - $80,500 Easy Date Stakes, 350 yards (OK-breds)

April 28 - $20,000 Victoria Ennis Memorial, Paints/Appaloosas, 330 yards

May 5 – restricted Grade 1, $100,000 Sooner State Stakes, 400 yards (OK-breds)

May 18 – Grade 1, $30,000 Mister Lewie Memorial, Paints/Appaloosas, 400 yards

May 28 - $65,500 Boyd Morris Memorial, 400 yards (OK-breds)

May 28 - $65,500 FL Lady Bug Stakes, 330 yards (OK-breds)

May 28 - $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes, 350 yards (OK-breds)

June 1 – Grade 1, $30,000 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes, Paints/Appaloosas, 440 yards

June 2 – Grade 1, $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity, 350 yards

June 2 – Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Championship, 440 yards

June 2 – Grade 2, $250,000 Heritage Place Derby, 400 yards

June 2 – Grade 1, $150,000 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby, 350 yards

June 2 – Grade 2, $100,000 Junos Request Stakes, 400 yards

June 2 - $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile, 350 yards

June 2 – Grade 2, $50,000 Remington Park Distance Championship, 870 yards

June 2 – restricted Grade 3, $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes, 350 yards (OK-breds)

The purses for all futurities and derbies are estimated, based on comparison to the 2017 final purses for the same races.

The normal racing week during the season at Remington Park will be Thursday thru Sunday with the first race nightly at 6pm, except for Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm.

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Tracked by over 135,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $187 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Home to the 77th running of the Grade 3, $450,000 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 24, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is 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.