REMINGTON PARK CANCELS SATURDAY RACING CARD DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER
After the first three races at Remington Park on Saturday night, the remainder of the 12-race live card was canceled due to severe weather and heavy rains in Oklahoma City.
Tornado warnings in Oklahoma County were declared in the area, according to local meteorologists, and sirens went off in the Oklahoma City area shortly before the racing delay began around 7 p.m. Race three had just concluded.
About 45 minutes after the delay began track management made the decision to end the program for the evening.
“Out of an abundance of caution for the horses and their connections, the remainder of the Saturday night Remington Park program has canceled,” said Matt Vance, Remington Park vice president of racing operations.
The severe storms moving through central Oklahoma were expected to continue throughout the night, leaving no window to continue racing.
Horses had arrived in the paddock to be saddled for the fourth race, but the weather moved in at the time and that event never got underway.
Remington Park mutuels announced the following for those that had multiple-race wagers still pending when races were canceled:
Pick 3 (races 3-5) – 5 with All with All paid $1.30
Pick 4 (races 2-5) – 4 with 5 with All with All paid $11.90
Pick 5 (races 1-5) – 6 with 4 with 5 with All with All paid $36.85.
Remington Park racing continues Sunday at 4 p.m. with the “Extreme Racing” program featuring Express Ranch Clydesdales, camels, zebras and ostriches competing in between the regular American Quarter Horse races.
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