Remington Looks to Open Track Thursday
The Oklahoma City racetrack is now set to open for training on February 13.
February 12, 2014
The Remington Park track maintenance crew has been working the track surface this morning, and is expected to open the track for training the afternoon of Thursday, February 13.
However, the 13 training races originally slated to run today have been moved to Saturday, February 15 at 11:30 a.m.
The dozen training races set for Friday, February 14, are still on for an 11:30 a.m. start.
The training, or schooling, races allow horsemen to prepare their athletes that have yet to make their first career start. The training race offers a simulated experience to what the horse will actually encounter when they take part in their pari-mutuel racing debut.
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The Remington Park track maintenance crew has been working the surface this morning and expects to open the track to accept horses for training this afternoon.
Temperatures in central Oklahoma are expected to reach into the 50s and 60s for the foreseeable future, ending the eight consecutive days of track closure. Remington Park had originally planned to begin training hours on February 5.
The 2014 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season at Remington Park begins March 7 and continues through June 1. Normal first post time will be 6 p.m. nightly.
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