The initial race card for the 2012 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season has been assembled for Friday, Aug. 10. Opening Night guests and horseplayers will be greeted with a nine-race slate led by the $40,000 Redbud Turf Distaff allowance.
A full-field of 12 older fillies and mares will go 7-1/2 furlongs in the Redbud with many stakes veterans in the feature event of the night. Multiple stakes winner She’s All In will try to run her local record to seven wins from just nine starts.
Owned by Dr. Robert Zoellner of Tulsa, Okla. and trained by Donnie Von Hemel, She’s All In leads all entrants in the Redbud with 11 career wins and total earnings of $612,622. She has tested graded stakes company in her last four attempts this year, winning one of those.
The 5-year-old Oklahoma-bred mare by Include from the Hickory Ridge mare Georgia OK won the Grade 3, $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne Racecourse in Chicago in April. Prior to that win, she was second in the Grade 3 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Most Recently, She’s All In has finished fourth in the Grade Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park in New York on Memorial Day and sixth in the Grade 3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park in Chicago in July.
She’s All In will be ridden by Luis Quinonez who has been aboard in her last five starts this year.
Others in the Redbud Distaff allowance, which goes as the eighth of nine on the Opening Night program: Oklahoma-bred Going Okie, an earner of more than $131,000 overall who still seeks her first turf win despite five of six races in the money for owner/breeder Richter Family Trust; Miss Hockaday, winner of the Holiday Spirit Stakes here last year over the turf; Texas-bred Patty’s Pride, a daughter of Key Ranch stallion Special Rate who won the $50,000 Matron Stakes at Evangeline Downs for owner/breeder Brian Schartz; and Remit, an earner of more than $249,000 in her career and a perfect one-for-one over the Remington Park turf course.
Overall, 95 horses passed the Remington Park entry box this morning (97 when counting a pair of also-eligibles). The average field size for the initial night of the season stands at 10.6 horses per race. Total purses for the program, not counting all possible Oklahoma-bred Fund additions, is $194,100.
A pair of stakes races will head the program for the second night of the season on Saturday, Aug. 11 as the $200,000 Governor’s Cup and the $100,000 David M. Vance Stakes are contested.
Remington Park’s first race on Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11 is at 6:30pm. The Casino will be open until 3am both nights. All times are central.
Opening Weekend is Caps+Cash Weekend at Remington Park. Fans entering the racing entrance each night (beginning at 5pm, while supplies last) will receive a souvenir Remington Park cap and can enter a drawing to win their share of $8,000 that could be given away to guests throughout the first two race nights.
Open daily at 10am for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park.
Remington Park, with over 18,000 fans on Facebook and 3,000 Twitter followers, is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, 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.