The final week of racing for the American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season at Remington Park started Thursday night with the leading jockey and trainer adding to their win totals.

Roman Cruz picked up two wins Thursday to pad his colony-leading win total to 42. Cruz won in back-to-back races, scoring aboard Jess Wont Miss ($5.40 to win) in race three and My Favorite Look ($9.20) in race four.

Cruz is seeking his first Remington Park jockey title. He currently is five wins ahead of Edwin Escobedo who sits with 37 wins and two nights of racing remaining.

Trainer Dee Keener is attempting to win his second straight Remington Park title after winning in 2023 with 37 wins. The Inola, Okla. resident picked up a victory with My Favorite Look and Cruz in the fourth race to give him 35 wins this season. Keener is eight wins ahead of Jason Olmstead and Matt Whitekiller, who are tied for second place with 27.

Race Five No-Contest After Starting Gate Issue
Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards declared Thursday’s fifth race a “no-contest” when the starting gate did not dispatch the field with a simultaneous and fair start.

The field of eight, in the $30,000 Claiming race for Oklahoma-bred runners seeking their third career victory, were released from the starting gate but at different intervals. All eight stall doors opened but not exactly at the same time. Due to the start not being fair for all, the race was declared a “no-contest” and all wagers on the race were refunded.

Multi-race wagers that ended in race five were paid out with the fifth race as an “ALL” leg. The Pick Three (9-5-all) paid $5.10. The Pick Four (4-9-5-all) paid $16.25. The Pick Five (4-4-9-5-all) paid $72.25.

The final two race cards of the Remington Park season are Friday, May 31 with a 6pm start. The Champions Night program to conclude the season on Saturday, June 1 begins at 5pm, featuring the $1 million Heritage Place Futurity. All times are Central.

Remington Park has provided more than $349 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 presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. The Remington Park 2024 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues through June 1 with the biggest racing program of the season. The Champions Night boasts total purses in excess of $2,400,000. Guests must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit for more information.