Oklahoma's Pioneering Racecourse!
Remington Park racecourse is a 370-acre horse racecourse and racino located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is situated on the northeast side of the city and is in close proximity to many city attractions.
Remington Park racecourse typically hosts a quarter horse racing meet from March to June and a thoroughbred racing meet from August to December. In all, Remington Park racecourse offers a total of about 80 live racing days each year.
The Remington Park Derby is marquee event of the Remington Park racecourse horse racing meet. Other major races held at Remington Park racecourse are the following:
Remington Park racecourse holds the distinction of being the first legalized gambling venue in the state of Oklahoma, as well as the first racecourse in the United States to use a synthetic surface for its main track. This surface, called Equitrack, was not met with satisfactory reviews and the racecourse reverted to the original dirt material.
Remington Park Racecourse Description
Remington Park Racecourse History
In 1988, Remington Park racecourse was built, becoming the first such racecourse in the state's history. It was built by Edward J. DeBartolo Sr., the shopping mall developer who also built Thistledown and Louisiana Downs.
Remington was the first (and only) American track to use Equitrack, which utilized grains of sand coated with wax. Equitrack was to have provided a safe all-weather racing surface that would reduce life-threatening injuries to horses and jockeys.
In 1991, Remington Park racecourse reverted to a traditional dirt surface after horsemen complained that Oklahoma's summer heat melted the wax.
Currently, Remington Park racecourse is owned by Magna Entertainment Corporation.
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