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March 3, 2014

Remington Park announces new season’s events

OKLA. CITY — Remington Park officials released the lineup Monday for its American Quarter Horse and Mixed-Breed season, which kicks off Friday and runs through June 1. The 2014 American Quarter Horse and Mixed-Breed season features 50 race dates and many special events.

This season starts with a race for the top as jockey G.R. Carter is only 56 wins away from becoming the all-time leader in Quarter Horse wins. Carter already is the all-time leader in career earnings at $63.8 million, more than $17 million more than any other jockey in Quarter Horse history.

The American Quarter Horse and Mixed Breed season events schedule at Remington Park includes:

• Remington Park’s 13-week American Quarter Horse and Mixed-Breed season gets underway with live entertainment both Friday and Saturday, special bottle opener giveaway on Friday to “pop open a new season,” cash giveaways on Saturday and a camouflage-themed hat giveaway on Sunday. Post times are at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

• Also at 6 p.m. Friday will be the third annual Business Networking Event in the Remington Park Crown Royal Lounge. Tickets for this networking event are $10 in advance or $20 at the door with proceeds benefiting Easter Seals Oklahoma. For more information, visit http://okccasinosocial.com/.

• This year’s Extreme Racing will be the fifth annual afternoon of camels, ostriches and zebras racing for charity at Remington Park. Each of the animals will be paired with an Oklahoma nonprofit in hopes of raising money to further their missions. In addition, the nonprofits will be on-site throughout the day to answer questions and share with fans information about their programs. Some of Oklahoma City’s finest food trucks will be part of Extreme Racing excitement, serving up their unique food items. Extreme Racing is open to the public at no charge and starts at 1:30 p.m. April 27, with extreme animals taking to the course after the second (2 p.m.), fifth (3:30 p.m.) and seventh (4:30 p.m.) races. Times are approximate.

• Memorial Day will be filled with a day of racing at Remington Park. Races will start at 1:30 p.m. May 25.

• The Sport of Kings Challenge horse show June 22 is an all-breed horse show-jumping challenge, which involves retired race horses competing in various competitions. Competitions include show jumping, barrel racing and dressage. Proceeds from the day’s event will benefit Thoroughbred Athletes, an Oklahoma-based nonprofit organization focused on retraining former race horses. The Food Truck Derby will feature some of Oklahoma’s famous food truck vendors. For more information, visit http://sportofkingschallenge.com/.

• American Quarter Horse and Mixed-Breed Key Stakes Race dates include March 22 for the 73rd Oklahoma Futurity, April 19 for the $700,00 Remington Park Futurity, May 25 for Oklahoma Speedfest Day and May 31 for the $1 million Heritage Place Futurity.

For more information, visit remingtonpark.com.

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