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Remington Mourns Worker Death

Remington Park worker Michael Priddy dies of injuries in track accident.

March 6, 2012

Remington Park

Officials with Remington Park expressed condolences for the loss of employee Mike Priddy. The 24-year-old maintenance worker died March 4 of injuries sustained in an accident at the track that afternoon.

Remington Park officials say Priddy was about 300 yards behind the starting gate when one of the horses from Race 4 bolted from the starting gate and ran toward the track gate that leads to the barn area. According to officials, Priddy had just closed that gate and was trying to prevent the horse from escaping the track. Priddy was hit by the gate as the horse crashed through it. He was transported to OU Health Sciences Center and died several hours after the accident from internal injuries.

“Michael Priddy was a loyal, hardworking young man who was very proud of his job here and that pride showed in the way he did his job every day,” said Remington Park General Manager Scott Wells. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.”

Remington Park officials say the horse involved in the accident, Jimi Jive, suffered only minor injuries.

Wells says Priddy had worked for Remington Park for about a year. Services arrangements are still pending for Priddy, the father of a nine year-old-daughter. Global Gaming Solutions, parent company of Remington Park, is working with the family members to provide any assistance they need for the immediate future and beyond.