Friday, December 19, 2014

Remington Park Thoroughbred Season Momentum Continues

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 19, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Across the board increases in pari-mutuel handle during Remington Park’s recently completed 2014 Thoroughbred Season, continues a positive trend for Oklahoma racing.


Remington Park also experienced an increase in average field size in 2014 compared to the 2013 season, helping draw the attention of more horseplayers. Over the 607 races conducted this season, Remington Park averaged 9.4 starters per race. A year ago, the average was still a very respectable 9.1 starters per race.


Total handle on Remington Park racing in 2014 was $56,950,002 for an increase of 8.1% over the total from 2013. Continued appreciation for quality of racing and field size was evident in the results of the handle from the races exported to other jurisdictions. The export handle of $51,823,954 was up 8.1% compared to a year ago.


Remington Park enjoyed a handle increase on-track as well with $4,745,148 wagered, up 5.4% from the on-track handle in 2013. Remington Park’s three Off-Track sites in Oklahoma City handled $380,900 for an increase of 48.4% against the same statistic from last year.


“We’re very pleased with the results of the 2014 thoroughbred season,” said Matt Vance, Remington Park vice president of racing and wagering. “Through a collaborative marketing effort over the past two years with the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, we have a sponsorship agreement with TVG. That has driven more play towards Remington Park and more specifically, Advance Deposit Wagering play that has spiked this year. More customers now realize the quality of our pools, field size and local horsemen.”


The 2014 increases for all three of the categories that comprise the Remington Park handle statistics, marks the first time that has happened for the Oklahoma City track since 2006.  The 2014 season is the second in a row that Remington Park has posted an increase in its total handle.


The 2014 Remington Park season was 67 dates in length versus 66 in 2013. There were 607 races contested this year, while 600 were run a year ago. In comparing the averages, Remington Park still posted increases over 2013. The daily average on Remington Park racing was $850,000, up 6.5% over the average of $798,150 last year.


Remington Park endured no loss of racing or race dates in 2014 due to severe weather. There were three scheduled race dates canceled in 2013 due to a December winter storm. Remington Park made up two of the dates last year with an extended season into mid-December.


Remington Park live racing is now on hiatus until March 6, 2015 when the nation’s top American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed season gets underway. The 50-date meeting will run through May 30, 2015.


Remington Park is open daily at 10:30am for simulcast racing and casino gaming, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park.


Tracked by over 74,000 fans on Facebook and 5,900 Twitter followers, Remington Park 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





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