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Remington Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Remington Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

The 2017 Thoroughbred season at Remington Park begins on Friday, Aug. 25. The season’s schedule of 31 stakes events will include the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby and the top 2-year-old race of the season, the Springboard Mile. The Oklahoma Derby will headline a huge afternoon of 10-stakes races on Sunday, Sept. 24 with total […]

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Welder Named Horse of the Meet at Will Rogers Downs for the Second Consecutive Year

Welder Named Horse of the Meet at Will Rogers Downs for the Second Consecutive Year

Another successful Thoroughbred meet comes to a close at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. This property has been in operation for 11 consecutive years. The spring meet followed a more traditional calendar, running through Preakness on Saturday, May 20. The 33-day meet offered 10 races per scheduled day and featured stakes races guaranteeing more than […]

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Will Rogers Downs Completes $5 Million Facelift

Will Rogers Downs Completes $5 Million Facelift

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is welcoming gaming and horse racing fans alike with a fresh face. The casino and racetrack underwent extensive renovations to provide guests an even better entertainment experience. Guests can now enjoy an upgraded dance floor and entertainment venue, an impressive bar, a new gaming floor and simulcast area, as well […]

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Hyper Drive Wins Cherokee Nation Classic Cup at Will Rogers Downs

Hyper Drive Wins Cherokee Nation Classic Cup at Will Rogers Downs

Henry Thilmony’s Cherokee Hyper Drive drew clear to a 4 ½-length win in Tuesday’s $55,000 Cherokee Nation Classic Cup Stakes for Oklahoma-breds at Will Rogers Downs. Lindey Wade rode the 4-year-old Don’t Get Mad gelding for trainer Randy Oberlander. Bred by Tracy Strachan, Hyper Drive sold for $12,500 at the Carter Sales Company yearling sale […]

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Inagoodway Gets First Black-Type Win in More Than Even Stakes at Will Rogers Downs

Inagoodway Gets First Black-Type Win in More Than Even Stakes at Will Rogers Downs

Winning for the third time in as many starts at the Will Rogers Downs meet, Inagoodway scored a 2 ¼-length victory in Monday’s More Than Even Stakes for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares. Ridden by Curtis Kimes for trainer Roger Engel, the 4-year-old filly clocked one mile and 70 yards in 1:41.23. Bred by Mike Castor, […]

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Breyer Joins Man o’ War’s 100th Celebration with Release of a Centennial Edition of Legendary Racehorse

Breyer Joins Man o’ War’s 100th Celebration with Release of a Centennial Edition of Legendary Racehorse

Breyer will join the Kentucky Horse Park in honoring the 100th birthday of the legendary Man o’ War with a new Classics portrait model of the racing legend. Man o’ War (March 29, 1917 – November 1, 1947) is widely considered to be one of the greatest racehorses of all time. The chestnut Thoroughbred stallion, […]

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Mor Spirit Becomes a Millionaire with Steve Sexton Mile Victory at Lone Star, Texas Chrome Takes Second

Mor Spirit Becomes a Millionaire with Steve Sexton Mile Victory at Lone Star, Texas Chrome Takes Second

Odds-on favorite Mor Sprit came through with a big effort in Sunday’s $200,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park as he rolled to a 5 ¾-length victory with jockey Mike Smith up for trainer Bob Baffert. Texas Chrome, the 2016 Texas Horse of the Year, finished second with Maxxam Gold Cup winner […]

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Makin the Dough Gets the Cash in Will Rogers Handicap

Makin the Dough Gets the Cash in Will Rogers Handicap

Three Oklahoma-bred battled to the wire in Tuesday’s $55,000 Will Rogers Handicap at Will Rogers Downs, and it was Rick Engel’s Makin the Dough who prevailed by a neck under jockey Bryan McNeil. The Roger Engel trainee clocked a mile and 70 yards in 1:43.17 in the race for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Bred by […]

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Welder Remains Red-Hot with Another Stakes Win at Will Rogers

Welder Remains Red-Hot with Another Stakes Win at Will Rogers

For the second year in a row, Welder scored a victory in the $55,000 TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes on Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs. With Travis Cunningham up for trainer Theresa Luneack, the 4-year-old gelding by Mighty Acres stallion The Visualiser was never seriously threatened and prevailed by four lengths in 1:09 flat for six […]

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Hailstorm Slew Takes Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers

Hailstorm Slew Takes Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers

Odds-on favorite Hailstorm Slew rolled to a decisive victory in Tuesday’s $55,000 Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers Downs for older Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares. Bred, owned and trained by C.R. Trout, the 4-year-old filly by Munnings sprinted six furlongs in 1:09.34 with Luis Quinonez aboard. Hailstorm Slew now has a record of 12-5-2-1 […]

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