OFFOLTER HORSES ARRIVE FIRST AS REMINGTON PARK OPENS STABLE AREA FOR THOROUGHBRED SEASON
The Remington Park 2019 Thoroughbred Season begins on Aug. 23. This morning, the stable area opened to receive horses for the season with trainer Joe Offolter the first to bring horses on the grounds at 6:18am.
A member of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington Park, Offolter sent six horses to their stalls this morning. Among them, Erlenmeyer, a five-time winner in his career, and many 2-year-olds who will seek their career debuts at Remington Park. Among those arriving in Oklahoma City for the first time was Foolish Princess, a 2-year-old filly by Palace Malice who won the 2013 Belmont Stakes and the 2014 Metropolitan Handicap, both Grade 1 events conducted at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Offolter is third all-time at Remington Park in wins with 521. In 2018, the Dibble, Okla. resident had 14 wins, 12 seconds and 12 thirds from 116 starters here with total earnings of $269,033. Offolter has $7,128,394 in career earnings at Remington Park where he has competed since the track’s first day of racing on Sept. 1, 1988.
Remington Park will open the main track for morning training tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23 with horses permitted on the surface from 6-10am. A break in the summer heat will greet horses on the first morning of training as temperatures are expected in the low 60s.
The 67-date Remington Park Thoroughbred Season runs from Aug. 23 to Dec. 15. The $175,000 Governor’s Cup for 3-year-olds and up going 1-1/8 miles will headline the Opening Night of racing.
Tracked by more than 156,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,900 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $222 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 resumes live racing with the start of the 2019 Thoroughbred Season on August 23. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.