The 2023 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park will now stretch one day deeper into December. An afternoon program has been added for Saturday, Dec. 16. The first race will be at 2:30pm.

The extra date of races serves as a make-up, and then some, for the nine races lost on Wednesday, Dec. 6 when the track lighting system did not power up to the full potential needed for racing.

The Dec. 16 race date will feature 12 races to put a wrap on the season. Remington Park had planned on finishing the live racing calendar the night before, on Springboard Mile Night, Friday, Dec. 15.

Milestone Watch for Quinonez

Veteran Remington Park jockey Luis Quinonez inched closer to his 4,000th career victory on Thursday night. Okie Smoke was sent to the lead under “Luis Q” in the fourth race for Oklahoma-bred maiden special weight company. The 2-year-old gelding handled the six furlongs to win over a fast track in 1:11.37.

The score aboard Okie Smoke gives Quinonez 3,995 career wins. He has two mounts on Friday night at Remington Park. Quinonez has 1,476 wins at Remington Park, where he has ridden regularly since debuting here in 1989. He is second on the all-time Remington Park jockey wins list behind the retired Cliff Berry and his 2,125 wins.

Notable Payoffs Thursday at Remington Park
A couple of pair-mutuel payoffs on Thursday night led their categories in North American wagering for Dec. 7.

The Show payoff in race seven for West Jet, $19.20, was tops for the day. Steve Dupy and Randy Chelf of Enid, Okla. own West Jet, a 3-year-old colt trained by Mark Buehrer. Alfredo Triana, Jr. rode West Jet to his third-place finish.

In race nine, the Exacta payoff of $269.20 led the continent when Floating finished first in the 5-1/2 furlong race, ahead of Molly of Stratford for a 1-4 combination in the maiden special weight event for fillies and mare, 3, 4, or 5 years of age. Both fillies are owned by Clark Brewster of Tulsa, Okla. Floating is trained by Michael Biehler and was ridden by Triana.

Remington Park racing continues tonight and Saturday, Dec. 9 with the first race both evenings at 7:07pm. All times are Central.

Remington Park has provided more than $340 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park is home to the Springboard Mile, a Kentucky Derby points-qualifying race, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.