Remington Park Futurity to Get Purse Bump
The Oklahoma-bred stakes will pass the $1-million mark for the first time in its history.
March 30, 2017
Edited press release
This year's Remington Park Futurity (RG2) for Oklahoma-breds will carry a purse of $1,032,400, marking the first time in history the stakes will top the million-dollar mark.
A total of 217 state-bred 2-year-olds have entered the trials, which will be run with 12 330-yard heats on Friday and 12 on Saturday. The five fastest qualifiers from each night will meet in the April 22 final.
This year's Remington Park Futurity purse received a supplemental bump, as the connections of Double Eagle paid the $25,000 fee to enter the trials. Trained by Kenny Laymon for owner JK Running Horses of Neosho Falls, Kansas, the daughter of One Dashing Eagle broke her maiden in her debut on March 26.
This year's Remington Park Futurity purse will be 16 percent higher than last year's $888,000.
The Remington Park Futurity was first contested in 1989, when Roy Browning's Dela Creme Smash earned the winner's share of a $295,065 purse.
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