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Oklahoma-bred Welder Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meeting
By December 24, 2018 Read More →

Oklahoma-bred Welder Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meeting

As expected, in landslide voting, Welder is the Horse of the Meeting for the recently completed 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season. Media covering the season and Remington Park racing officials and management participated in the ballot process. In addition to being named the Horse of the Meeting, Welder also was voted best in three other […]

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2018 Thoroughbred Season Handle is Positive for Remington Park
By December 24, 2018 Read More →

2018 Thoroughbred Season Handle is Positive for Remington Park

The recently concluded 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season produced positive pari-mutuel handle numbers compared to the 2017 season. The 67-day season total handle on Remington Park racing was up 7.4% over last year. The total wagering on Remington Park’s 609 races conducted reached $71,798,190, up 7.4% compared to the $66,844,252 played in the 2017 season. […]

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Cabrera, Asmussen, Caldwell Win Titles at Remington Park
By December 18, 2018 Read More →

Cabrera, Asmussen, Caldwell Win Titles at Remington Park

Jockey David Cabrera, trainer Steve Asmussen, and owner Danny Caldwell won champion titles at Remington Park this meet that concluded Sunday, setting records along the way. Cabrera unseated five-time reigning champ Ramon Vazquez and took one of his records in the meantime. The 26-year-old new top rider who lives in the Oklahoma City area was […]

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Longshot Long Range Toddy Takes $400,000 Springboard Mile at Remington
By December 18, 2018 Read More →

Longshot Long Range Toddy Takes $400,000 Springboard Mile at Remington

On a day when Remington Park dedicated a bronze statue of the first Oklahoma Derby winner Clever Trevor, this year’s Clever Trevor Stakes winner, Long Range Toddy, paid tribute as well. He came home an upset winner of the $400,000 Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds at 18-1 odds. The amazing thing is he paid $39.20 to […]

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Clever Trevor Statue Unveiling Set for December 16 at Remington Park
By December 14, 2018 Read More →

Clever Trevor Statue Unveiling Set for December 16 at Remington Park

Remington Park will celebrate the final day of the 2018 Thoroughbred Season on Sunday, Dec. 16 with a stakes-laden racing program led by the $400,000 Springboard Mile. A special statue dedication is also scheduled as Clever Trevor, the great Oklahoma-bred who helped put Remington Park on the national racing map, will be honored with a […]

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2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online
By December 5, 2018 Read More →

2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online

The 2019 American Racehorse Stallion Register, featuring dozens of stallions from around the Southwest and Midwest, is now online and will be arriving in mailboxes soon. To view the complete Stallion Register as a flip book, click here. Or to view the online version with links to individual stallions, click here. If you are not […]

Top Remington Park Sprinter Welder Wins Fourth Stakes in a Row
By November 19, 2018 Read More →

Top Remington Park Sprinter Welder Wins Fourth Stakes in a Row

The 5-year-old gray gelding known as Welder streaked down the stretch like the lightning bolt he is to take his fourth stakes victory of the meet Friday night in the $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes at Remington Park. He was the heavy wagering favorite at 1-9 odds on the toteboard for the race and now stands […]

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Showbiz Superstar at 110-1 Odds Keys Humongous Payoffs at Remington Park
By November 11, 2018 Read More →

Showbiz Superstar at 110-1 Odds Keys Humongous Payoffs at Remington Park

A horse named Shobiz Superstar gave her backers enough money in their pockets Saturday night at Remington Park to put them into a tax bracket fit for superstars as she paid off at 110-1 odds, the highest payoff of the meet. A $2 win ticket returned $223 to those who bet this 2-year-old filly, owned […]

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Top Remington Sprinter Welder Among Nominees to Silver Goblin Stakes
By November 11, 2018 Read More →

Top Remington Sprinter Welder Among Nominees to Silver Goblin Stakes

A total of 11 horses have been nominated to the 13th running of the $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes, including three-time stakes-winning Oklahoma-bred sprinter Welder, scheduled to run Friday, Nov. 16 at Remington Park. The Silver Goblin is a 6-1/2 furlongs sprint for 3-year-olds-and-up restricted to accredited Oklahoma-breds. Welder, owned by Ra-Max Farms LLC (Clayton Rash) […]

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A Guide to Arabic Horse Racing
By November 11, 2018 Read More →

A Guide to Arabic Horse Racing

When the flat season draws to a close, horse racing fans then begin to look at other countries where they can place a bet.  The United Arab Emirates have some fantastic races, course and jockeys there are.  If you haven’t yet placed a bet on Arabic horse racing, here are some reasons why you may […]

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New Issue of American Racehorse Online with Articles about Equine War Hero Sgt. Reckless, Man O’ War Project, New Stallions and More
By November 1, 2018 Read More →

New Issue of American Racehorse Online with Articles about Equine War Hero Sgt. Reckless, Man O’ War Project, New Stallions and More

The Fall 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes articles about equine war hero Sgt. Reckless, how horses can help veterans with PTSD, Seabiscuit’s DNA being used to research racehorse tendencies, new Thoroughbred stallions around the region and much more.  The issue also includes racing and breeding […]

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Winner Caleb’s Posse to River Oaks in Oklahoma
By October 26, 2018 Read More →

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Winner Caleb’s Posse to River Oaks in Oklahoma

Caleb’s Posse, winner of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), has been relocated to stand at Lori and Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Oklahoma. One of the nation’s top sprinters and milers during his 3- and 4-year-old seasons, Caleb’s Posse compiled a record of 8-5-2 from 19 starts with more than $1.4 […]

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2019 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters
By October 17, 2018 Read More →

2019 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters

A new 2019 calendar features the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. The first calendar in this series, released last winter for 2018, was quite successful, raising more than $4,600 for the equine industry groups it benefits despite the late December launch. “We were very happy with the support […]

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Shotgun Kowboy Seeks Third Career Win in Oklahoma Classics Cup
By October 17, 2018 Read More →

Shotgun Kowboy Seeks Third Career Win in Oklahoma Classics Cup

If Shotgun Kowboy is going to make his mark on Oklahoma Classics history Friday night at Remington Park, he will have to defeat four rivals while breaking from the outside post position, number five, in the 1-1/16 miles event. Shotgun Kowboy is attempting to win his third $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, the richest event on […]

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Grade 1 Winner Liaison to Mighty Acres in Oklahoma
By October 8, 2018 Read More →

Grade 1 Winner Liaison to Mighty Acres in Oklahoma

Grade 1 winner Liaison is to relocate to Dr. Warren Center’s Mighty Acres in Pryor, Oklahoma, in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. Liaison’s first crop includes the talented filly Thirteen Squared, who has been placed in both the G1 Santa Anita Oaks and G2 Summertime Oaks this year, and multiple stakes […]

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Nominations Open for TRAO Board of Directors Election
By October 2, 2018 Read More →

Nominations Open for TRAO Board of Directors Election

The nomination process has opened up for the upcoming election for Owner and Breeder 2019-2021 term for the TRAO Board of Directors. If you have anyone that you would like to nominate that is in good standing and a member of the TRAO, you can contact the Election Committee below. Click here for general guidelines […]

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Services Set for Iconic Oklahoma Breeder and Owner John Smicklas
By October 2, 2018 Read More →

Services Set for Iconic Oklahoma Breeder and Owner John Smicklas

Prominent Oklahoma breeder/owner and an icon in horse racing in this state in the formative years of pari-mutuel racing, John Smicklas, will be remembered at memorial services Sunday, Oct. 7 in Midwest City, Okla. Smicklas was born on the Fourth of July 1937 in Chicago and passed away at 81 at his home in Norman, […]

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Oklahoma-bred Welder Defeats Shippers to Take $165,000 David Vance Stakes
By October 1, 2018 Read More →

Oklahoma-bred Welder Defeats Shippers to Take $165,000 David Vance Stakes

When Welder was a weanling, Clayton Rash and his trainer Teri Luneack fell in love with him at Mighty Acres Farm in Pryor, Okla. He was a punk and a rascal, according to Luneack but now he is wonderful to his owners, trainer and jockey… just mean to his competition. On Sunday, Welder left his […]

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Lone Star Sailor Wins Three-Horse Photo in Closest Finish in History of Oklahoma Derby
By September 30, 2018 Read More →

Lone Star Sailor Wins Three-Horse Photo in Closest Finish in History of Oklahoma Derby

When the three top finishers hit the wire together in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday, you couldn’t have squeezed a couple of sheets of paper between their three noses it was so tight; not even the jockey of the winner, Lone Sailor, knew who won. “I had no idea […]

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Longtime Oklahoma Horseman John Smicklas Passes Away
By September 30, 2018 Read More →

Longtime Oklahoma Horseman John Smicklas Passes Away

John Earl “Smick” Smicklas of Norman, Oklahoma, peacefully passed away at his home on September 23 at the age of 81. John was born July 4, 1937 in Chicago, IL to John and Frances Smicklas. John was survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara; 3 sons: Dale and his wife Joanne, Brad and his […]

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