For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The first major futurity stakes night of the season is set for Saturday, March 24 at Remington Park. The Grade 3, $371,200 Oklahoma Futurity headlines the 12-race program, featuring five stakes events total.

Top qualifier Pops Tempting Wagon has been established as the Oklahoma Futurity morning-line favorite, at 2-1 odds, by Remington Park odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk. The 2-year-old colt, owned by Gabriel Gutierrez of Tulsa, Okla., put up the best time in the sixth of 12 trials for the Oklahoma Futurity on March 10, crossing the finish in :15.414 for the 300 yards.

Trained by Guillermo Valdivia, jockey Larry Payne qualified Pops Tempting Wagon and has the mount for the final. The connections are attempting their second straight win in the Oklahoma Futurity after scoring with Ima China Rush in 2017.

The Oklahoma Futurity is the longest-running futurity in the sport with the 77th running taking place on Saturday night. The complete Oklahoma Futurity field by post position and program order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Igotta Go Gotta Go: Luz Chavira, Daniel Torres, 9-2
2. Tempting Illusion: Fernando Carrete, Roberto Meraz, 6-1
3. First Prize Shawn: Dustin Cox, Andrew Samaniego, 20-1
4. Long Wagon Ho: Julio Corral, Alfredo Triana, Jr., 20-1
5. Pops Tempting Wagon: Guillermo Valdivia, Larry Payne, 2-1 (morning-line favorite)
6. Reggies Bailbond: Clint Crawford, Omar Reyes, 4-1
7. Demi More: Mike Robbins, Jesus Salazar, 15-1
8. Shez A Cartel Chick: Michelle Hurdle, Mario Delgado, 15-1
9. CR Smoke: Clint Crawford, G.R. Carter, 5-1
10. SC Money Maker: Mike Robbins, Stormy Smith, 8-1

The Oklahoma Futurity is the eighth race of 12 on Saturday night at Remington Park. The scheduled post time for the race is 9:09pm. The solid undercard also features the following stakes events:
Race 6: Grade 1, $178,375 Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity, 300yds, 8:15pm
Race 7: Grade 1, $68,500 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby, 350yds, 8:42pm
Race 9: Grade 3, $218,000 Oklahoma Derby, 350yds, 9:35pm
Race 10: $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile, 300yds, 10:01pm

All times are Central.

The American Quarter Horse Season continues Thursday thru Sunday, March 22-25. The first race nightly is at 6pm with Sunday racing starting at 1:30p.m. The 77th Oklahoma Futurity will headline the Saturday program on March 24.

Tracked by over 136,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $189 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Home to the 77th running of the Grade 3, $371,200 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 24; Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, Remington Park is 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.