OKLAHOMA FUTURITY TRIALS NIGHT STARTS AT 5PM WITH 15 TRIALS ON SATURDAY
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park will begin racing this Saturday, March 8 at 5pm (central) due to horsemen loading up to compete in 15 trials for the Oklahoma Futurity. The oldest futurity in American Quarter Horse racing is being contested for the 73rd time.
The fastest 10 from the 15 trials at 300 yards will compete in the Grade 2, $370,800 final on March 22. The full card of trials is comprised of 12 heats with nine-horse fields and three more trials with eight runners. All 132 of the 2-year-olds competing Saturday night will be making their career debuts in a pari-mutuel race.
There were two horses supplemented into the trials for the price of $7,500. In trial number seven, Sheachewchew was paid into the trial for owner Joselito Smith and trainer Bonifacio Almanza. In race and trial 13, Inseperable Queen has been supplemented for owner Andrew Smith of Ardmore, Okla. and trainer Luis Villafranco.
The 15 trials for the Oklahoma Futurity this season is a three-trial increase from a year ago when an even dozen heats were run. The purse for the final of $370,800 is an increase of $45,800 over the Oklahoma Futurity a year ago.
The American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season runs from March 7 and continues thru June 1. The first race on Opening Night, Friday, March 7 is at 6pm. Oklahoma Futurity Trials Night on Saturday, March 8 starts at 5pm. Sunday afternoon racing on March 9 begins at 1:30pm.
Open daily at 10:30am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity, to be run for the 73rd time on March 22, 2014.
Tracked by over 51,000 fans on Facebook and 5,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.