REMINGTON PARK FUTURITY WORTH MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR FIRST TIME, TWO NIGHTS OF TRIALS ON APRIL 7th and 8th
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Remington Park Futurity will be contested on Saturday, April 22. The race for eligible 2-year-old Oklahoma-breds will carry a purse of $1,032,400, marking the first time in history the race has topped the million-dollar mark.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
A total of 217 Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds entered the trials, to be split into two nights of racing, with 12 trials each on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. All of the trials are at 330 yards with the fastest five runners at the distance each night, moving on to the April 22 final.
The final purse for the Remington Park Futurity received a supplemental bump as the connections of Double Eagle paid the $25,000 fee to enter the trials. Owned by JK Running Horses of Neosho Falls, Kan. and trained by Kenny Laymon, Double Eagle broke her maiden at first asking in a race on March 26 at Remington Park. The filly won her 250-yard debut by a neck.
The 2017 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season continues Thursday thru Sunday, April 6-9. The first race nightly is at 6pm with Sunday afternoon racing at 1:30pm. Thursday night will feature a pair of stakes races as the $61,800 Mr Jet Moore Stakes is conducted for Oklahoma-breds, 3 and older, at 350 yards. The distance horses get their first stakes attempt of the season on Thursday night with the $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes at 870 yards.
Tracked by over 119,000 fans on Facebook and 8,400 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the $950,000 Remington Park Futurity, for Oklahoma-breds, on Saturday, April 22. Remington Park has provided over $166 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Open daily at 10:30am with free parking and admission, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino 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.