Handle Increases at Remington Park

The track registers a 7.3-percent increase in total handle during its 50-date Quarter Horse meet.

Edited press release

Alfredo Garza's Nymeria is pictured here winning Remington Park's richest race for any breed, the June 3, $1,154,700 Heritage Place Futurity. The track registered an increase in all-sources handle during its 2017 season, which ended June 3. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Wagering on Remington Park's spring Quarter Horse meet, which ran March 10-June 3, reached $22,447,605, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 2016 season, during which $20,920,288 was wagered.

According to a press release distributed by the track, the handle increase was primarily driven by more participation from outside the track's home base of Oklahoma City. Export handle -- that is, money wagered not on-track or at a Remington Park operated off-track site in Oklahoma City -- reached $18,932,716, up 9.7 percent over the $17,257,254 of export handle a year ago. 

“The Remington Park Quarter Horse season continues to excel each spring, with high-level stakes events for older horses as well as a lucrative series of marquee futurities and derbies,” said track announcer Dale Day. “The quality of the horses and horsemen competing here on a yearly basis is top-notch and is recognized by horseplayers and fans alike.”

Remington Park’s two off-track locations in Oklahoma City wagered $132,514 this year, up 31.2% from the $101,007 played a year ago.

On-track wagering business declined 5 percent,  with $3,382,375 played over the 50-date season in 2017 compared to $3,562,027 bet a year ago. 

The average daily handle on Remington Park racing increased by 9.4 percent to $448,952.

Horsemen competing at Remington Park contributed to an average field size of 9.01 starters per race, the same average as in 2016. The 5,091 starters competed for total purses of $13,179,175, an average of $263,584 per day.

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