2019 Remington Park QH Season Stakes Features 39 Events With Purses More Than $3.2 Million

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JANUARY 8, 2019— The 2019 Remington Park American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season begins March 8, running for 50 dates thru June 1. The season’s stakes schedule features the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity, the restricted grade 1 Remington Park Futurity (for Oklahoma-breds) and the top event for older horses, the Grade 1 Remington Park Championship.

The slate of stakes races begins on opening night, Friday, March 8 with the $68,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes for eligible Oklahoma-breds, 3 and older, at 250 yards. The stakes schedule holds plenty of events for eligible Oklahoma-breds with 13 stakes races restricted to state-breds.

The opening weekend (March 8-10) will host plenty of trials, qualifying contenders for the first futurity and derby of the season.

The Grade 2, $100,000-added Oklahoma Futurity, at 300 yards, will be contested on March 23 with qualifying trials run on March 9. Elevated from a Grade 3 event last year, the historic Oklahoma Futurity carried a final purse of $371,200 in 2018. The Oklahoma Futurity is the longest-running futurity in the sport of American Quarter Horse racing, with the first edition in 1947. The 2019 edition will be the 78th running of the event, held since 2006 at Remington Park.

The Grade 3, $100,000-added Oklahoma Derby will share the bill on March 23 with trials for the race held on opening night, March 8. The Oklahoma Derby, at 350 yards, carried a purse of $218,000 last year.

Eligible Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds will take part in the restricted Grade 1, $270,000-added Remington Park Futurity on April 20. Trials for the 330-yard event will be conducted over two race dates on April 5 and 6. The Remington Park Futurity carried a purse of $864,500 in 2018.

The Grade 1, $300,000-added Heritage Place Futurity caps the top races for 2-year-olds on the final night of the season, June 1. The trials for the race, that had a purse of $1,024,840 a year ago, will be held on May 10 and 11.

The Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Championship, an invitational event at 440-yards for 3-year-olds and up, is one of nine stakes races that makes up the “Mega-Card” final evening of the season. The night normally carries total purses worth more than $2,000,000. The Remington Park Championship was won in 2018 by Jessies First Down, the two-time defending American Quarter Horse World Champion.

The established veterans also have the Grade 1, $100,000 Leo Stakes on the calendar, preceding the Remington Park Championship by nearly a month. The Leo will be run on May 4, at 400 yards.

AQHA Challenge races return to Remington Park this season with the finals for the Grade 2, $60,000-added Bank of America Oklahoma Challenge on May 12 at 440 yards, for 3-year-olds and older. Also returning, the Grade 3, $27,500-added Oklahoma Distance Challenge at 870 yards, for those 3 and older. If needed, trials to determine qualifiers for both Challenge stakes races will be conducted on April 27.

The long-distance stakes events begin with the $50,000 SLM Big Daddy at 550 yards on March 16. The longer races then move around the turn with the Grade 2, $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes at 870 yards on April 4. The final turn stakes of the season is the Grade 2, $50,000 Remington Park Distance Championship on June 1.

There are nine stakes events on the calendar for Paint horses, with seven of those also including Appaloosas. The Grade 1, $75,000-added Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity, at 300 yards, leads off the schedule for the two breeds on March 23. Last year, the race was worth $180,100. The $45,000-added Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby will also be run on March 23. The Grade 1 race, at 350 yards, carried a purse of $68,500 in 2018.

The Grade 1, $100,000-added Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Futurity concludes the top races for Paints and Appaloosas on June 1. The event had a total purse of $254,300 in 2018.

The 2019 Remington Park Stakes Schedule for the Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season follows. Oklahoma-bred races are denoted by (OK):

  • March 8 - $68,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes: 3 and up, 250 yards (OK)
  • March 16 - $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes: 3 and up, 550 yards
  • March 23 - $100,000-added Oklahoma Futurity, 2-year-olds, 300 yards
  • March 23 - $100,000-added Oklahoma Derby, 3-year-olds, 350 yards
  • March 23 - $75,000-added Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity, 2-year-olds, 300 yards
  • March 23 - $50,000 Eastex Stakes, 3 and up, 350 yards
  • March 23 - $50,000 Decketta Stakes, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 350 yards
  • March 23 - $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile, 2-year-olds, 300 yards
  • March 23 - $45,000 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby, 3-year-olds, 350-yards
  • April 4 - $68,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes, 3 and up, 350 yards (OK)
  • April 4 - $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes, 3 and up, 870 yards
  • April 12 - $20,000 Paul Harber Memorial, 3 and up, Paints/Appaloosas, 350 yards
  • April 20 - $270,000-added Remington Park Futurity, 2-year-olds, 330 yards (OK)
  • April 20 - $130,000-added Remington Park Derby, 3-year-olds, 400 yards (OK)
  • April 20 - $100,000 Sooner State Stakes, 3 and up, 400 yards (OK)
  • April 20 - $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile, 2-year-olds, 330 yards (OK)
  • April 20 - $83,000 Easy Date Stakes, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 350 yards (OK)
  • April 20 - $68,000 Laico Bird Stakes, 2-year-olds, 330 yards (OK)
  • April 20 - $68,000 Mr Master Bug Stakes, 3-year-olds, 350 yards (OK)
  • April 20 - $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial, 3 and up, 300 yards
  • April 27 - $75,000-added American Paint Classic, 2-year-olds, 350 yards
  • April 27 - $35,000-added American Paint Derby, 3-year-olds, 400 yards
  • April 27 - $20,000 Victoria Ennis Memorial, Paints/Appaloosas, 2-year-olds, 330 yards
  • May 4 - $100,000 Leo Stakes, 3 and up, 400 yards
  • May 12 - $60,000-added Bank of America Oklahoma Challenge, 3 and up, 440 yards
  • May 12 - $27,500-added Oklahoma Distance Challenge, 3 and up, 870 yards
  • May 17 - $30,000 Mister Lewie Memorial, Paints/Appaloosas, 3 and up, 400 yards
  • May 27 – $68,000 Boyd Morris Memorial, 3 and up, 400 yards (OK)
  • May 27 - $68,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes, 2-year-olds, 330 yards (OK)
  • May 27 - $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes, 3-year-olds, 350 yards (OK)
  • June 1 - $300,000-added Heritage Place Futurity, 2-year-olds, 350 yards
  • June 1 - $250,000 Remington Park Championship, 3 and up, 440 yards
  • June 1 - $100,000-added Heritage Place Derby, 3-year-olds, 400 yards
  • June 1 - $100,000-added Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Futurity, 2-year-olds, 350 yards
  • June 1 - $100,000 Junos Request Stakes, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 400 yards
  • June 1 - $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile, 2-year-olds, 350 yards
  • June 1 - $50,000 Remington Park Distance Championship, 3 and up, 870 yards
  • June 1 - $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes, 2-year-olds, 350 yards (OK)
  • June 1 - $30,000 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes, Paints/Appaloosas, 3 and up, 440 yards

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