Remington Park Releases 2018 Stakes Schedule
The track's 50-day spring season opens March 9.
January 8, 2018
Edited press release
Remington Park in Oklahoma City has released its $5.3-million stakes schedule for its 50-date American Quarter Horse, Paint, and Appaloosa meet, which opens March 9.
Remington's richest race for any breed, the 350-yard, $1-million Heritage Place Futurity (G1), will be contested on closing night, June 2. The Heritage Place Futurity will headline a closing-night program that will feature a total of eight stakes.
The historic 300-yard, $450,000-est. Oklahoma Futurity (G3), which began at Tulsa in 1947, will begin Remington Park's lucrative series off stakes for 2-year-olds on March 24. The 330-yard, $900,000-est. Remington Park Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-olds, will be contested on April 21.
Remington Park's top race for aged runners, the 440-yard, $250,000 Remington Park Championship (G1), will be run on closing night. Other top races for older horses include the 400-yard, $100,000 Leo Stakes (G1) on April 28, and the 400-yard, $100,000 Sooner State Stakes (RG1) for Oklahoma-breds on May 5.
Remington Park's three derbies consist of the 350-yard, $225,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) on March 24, the 400-yard, $300,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3) for state-bred sophomores on April 21, and the 400-yard, $250,000 Heritage Place Derby (G2) on closing night.
For the most part, Remington Park will present live racing on a Thursday-through-Sunday schedule. First post time will be 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.
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