Remington Park rings in October - Oklahoma Derby month

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 4:24 pm
By: News 9

For Immediate Release
Monday, September 29, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY - Remington Park now turns the sights on the 20th Oklahoma Derby as the month of October gets underway.

The purses have been raised and that includes the amount of the Oklahoma Derby as it reaches a new all-time high of $350,000. The final main-track derby this year will test top 3-year-olds at 1-1/8 miles on Sunday, Oct. 19. Post time for Oklahoma Derby Day is 1:30 p.m.

Remington Park guests are urged to mark the calendar and make their reservations now for the Silks Restaurant and the Club One box seats. Group suite plans are available as well. Call 405-425-3270 or 800-456-4244 to book your suite today.

The 2008 Thoroughbred Season continues with live racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon racing gets underway at 1:30 p.m.

The top simulcast racing from across the nation and beyond is offered daily at Remington Park.

Arrive early Saturday for a College Gameday experience with Points & Penalty Payoff on the casino floor during the OU at Baylor game. Kickoff is 11:30 a.m.

Saturday Nite Cash takes place again after the races, giving guests more chances to win big money immediately after the final event has been made official. When the last winner has been recognized on Saturday, proceed to the casino and take part in the drawings that begin at 11:15 p.m. for total prize money of $2,500!

Remington Park opens daily at 10 a.m. for simulcast racing and casino gaming.


Tremendous stakes racing is available throughout Remington Park's Oklahoma Derby weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 & 19.

The Oklahoma Derby, the final, major, main-track derby on the national calendar, will headline a tremendous weekend of stakes racing activity at Remington Park. The seven, multi-divisional racing opportunities cover two race dates with total purses of $850,000.

Saturday, Oct. 18 offers three stakes events for fillies and mares. The $75,000 Remington Park Oaks at one mile on the turf, is the richest turf race for 3-year-old fillies this season. Also on Oct. 18, the $50,000 Ada Stakes for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and older, at six furlongs and for the 2-year-old fillies, the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial at 6-1/2 furlongs.

The Oklahoma Derby undercard features Remington Park's richest 2-year-old race of the season, the $125,000 MEC Mile; the last major turf stakes for veterans in the $125,000 Remington Green at 1-1/16 miles for 3-year-olds and up; and the $75,000 Remington Park Sprint Championship.

The first race on Saturday, Oct. 18 is at 6:30 p.m. with the Oklahoma Derby program on Sunday, Oct. 19 starting at 1:30 p.m.

Quinonez leads jockeys
Luis Quinonez of Jones, Okla. maintains the top spot in the Remington Park jockey standings through 24 racing dates with 25 wins. Hot on the trail to the top if Eddie Martin, Jr. with 23 wins.

Jockey Quincy Hamilton is a very close third with 22 wins. He enjoyed a riding triple last Saturday on the Oklahoma Classics night program.

Asmussen alone at the top again
Defending Remington Park training champion Steve Asmussen, of Arlington, Texas, has been in the lead locally since the first night of the season and after 24 days, has maintained the top ranking with 19 wins.

Bret Calhoun was tied with Asmussen at the top to start last week but has now fallen to sole position of second-place with 16 victories.

John Locke is alone in third-place with 11 wins.  

Asmussen is still on top in the North American trainer standings with 474 wins thru Sept. 28, including his win with defending Horse of the Year Curlin in the Jockey Club Gold Cup last Saturday at Belmont Park. Now with three months left in 2008, Asmussen stands an excellent chance to break his own record for wins in a calendar year. His continental-wide operation won 555 races in 2004.

Calhoun is now seventh in North American wins with 167.

The Asmussen stable earnings are all alone in North America as they have surpassed $19 million thru Sept. 28.

Three-way tie for the owner standing lead
Pin Oak Stable of Versailles, Ky. relinquished their sole possession of the lead in the owner standings last week. They are now joined at the front of the list by Carl Moore Management of Kennedale, Texas and Gary Owens of Mustang, Okla.

Owens is the five-time defending leading owner at Remington Park.
Both Pin Oak Stable and Carl Moore Management are seeking their first owner championship at Remington Park.

Use your Lucky Circle Card every time you play the Remington Park races on any live race date and you could win extra cash in our Lucky 7 promotion.

Every time the horse wearing the orange #7 saddlecloth wins a race at Remington Park, Lucky Circle Members who have been playing the races that day or night are eligible to win $77 in cash.

Should the #7 horse win three times or more in one race date, the prize value for Lucky 7 jumps to $777!

Just swipe your Lucky Circle Card each time you make a wager on Remington Park racing. Lucky 7 winners will be announced shortly after any #7 horse wins. If your name is called, report to the Lucky Circle desk on the casino floor to collect your cash.

Through the first 24 racing dates of the 2008 Remington Park Season, 16 Lucky Circle members have been called as cash bonus winners so far in Lucky 7s.

You must be present to win. See the Lucky Circle Club for complete details.

REMI's BUFFET - Friday & Saturday Specials in October!
Enjoy a rewarding buffet experience throughout October in Remi's, at reduced pricing, every Friday and Saturday evening.

On Friday and Saturday nights during the month of October in Remi's, Lucky Circle Card members receive their normal $3 off discount, plus another price savings of $2. A total discount of $5 off with your Lucky Circle Card!

Take advantage of a great buffet that is normally priced at $18.99. You can now get the feast, by using your Lucky Circle Card, for just $13.99!

Friday nights feature great Prime Rib and Jumbo Fried Shrimp along with all your other favorites.

Friday and Saturday night buffet special pricing, good with Lucky Circle Card, only during the month of August. Friday and Saturday night buffets are served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

See the Lucky Circle Card for complete details. Remi's is located on the Casino floor at Remington Park. You must be 18 or older to enter the Casino floor.

SATURDAY NITE CASH - After the races every Saturday
Big money opportunities abound after the races on Saturdays during the 20th Anniversary Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park when Saturday Nite Cash returns!

Stay with Remington Park after the live racing program concludes and proceed to the Casino floor. A series of five drawings will begin at 11:15 p.m. Each drawing is worth a minimum of $500. A total of $2,500 will be given away throughout the five drawings which take place every 15 minutes.

Entries into Saturday Nite Cash can be acquired by visiting the Lucky Circle Club and by wagering on the horse races starting at 6:30 p.m. Every time a wager is made with a mutuel clerk, the guest will receive an additional entry slip into the Saturday Nite Cash drawings. The guest is required to fill out the additional entries, legibly, and deposit them into the proper drawing tumbler on the casino floor.

The final Saturday Nite Cash takes place after the races on Dec. 13.You must be present to win. See the Lucky Circle Club for complete details.

WIN GROCERIES - October Fun Sunday Giveaways in Casino
Like many things in our daily proceedings, the cost of food is on the rise. Remington Park is turning the quest for groceries into a great Fun Sunday prize by giving away $1,000 Shopping Sprees at Crest Foods.

Every Sunday in October, Remington Park will offer a $1,000 gift card good at any Crest Foods in the Oklahoma City metro area. To win, just play in the casino, using your Lucky Circle Club card in the machines between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. When you do so, you'll be earning double promotional points and double entries into the 8 p.m. Fun Sunday drawing for the $1,000 Gift Card to Crest.

See the Lucky Circle Club for complete details. You must be present to win.

The Remington Park offers a new craze to start the casino week as Monday Morning Madness gets guests going right as the Casino doors open. The early risers get the opportunity for free play and Lucky Dough Hot Seats every Monday morning.

Monday Madness takes place immediately as the doors open for the Casino at 10 a.m. The first 200 guests through the Casino entrance doors receive $10 in Lucky Dough.

Beginning at Noon and continuing until 3 p.m., Hot Seat drawings will take place for cash prizes on the Casino floor.

Enjoy Monday Morning Madness, every week, in the Remington Park Casino.

See the Lucky Circle Club for complete details, as always you must be present to win.

Remington Park wants you to win big on the casino floor every time there a college game involving OU or OSU is televised.

Enjoy the action and make sure you are playing on the floor while using your Lucky Circle Club card. When you do, you're eligible for the Points & Penalties Payoff any time there is a score or a penalty in the OU game or the OSU game that is being shown.

This Saturday, OU travels to Baylor for the Big 12 conference opener at 11:30 a.m. Arrive early to enjoy the game and the Points & Penalty Hot Seats. Then, stay for live Remington Park Thoroughbred racing at 6:30 p.m.

The pro football season is here and you won't want to miss the Points & Penalty hot seats on the casino floor during the games.

Minnesota and former Oklahoma Sooner superstar Adrian Peterson travel to the Louisiana Superdome to face the New Orleans Saints in a key National Conference battle on Oct. 6.  The Vikings are 1-3 and need a win to stay in the hunt for a post-season berth. The Saints are at 2-2 and will have the definite home-field advantage.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. and Lucky Circle Card members can win extra money as whenever there is a score of any kind, or a penalty of any kind, cash will be distributed through hot seat drawings. Just play on the casino floor and make sure you are using your Lucky Circle Club Card to be eligible.

See the Lucky Circle Club for complete details. You must be present to win.

SENIOR REWARDS - Tuesdays in September
Senior Rewards Day continues to get bigger and bigger, every Tuesday in the Remington Park Casino!

Lucky Circle Members, 55 and more, reap the rewards every Tuesday in the Casino from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Enjoy Hot Seat drawings every half hour; between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- A special Remi's discounted Lunch Buffet for just $6.99!
- Lucky Dough distribution
- Plus...The Big Bonus Cash drawing at 3 p.m.

Senior Rewards, every Tuesday at Remington Park. See the Lucky Circle Club for more details.

DOLLAR DATES - Wednesdays in September
Wednesdays are Dollar Dates in the Remington Park Casino!

Every Wednesday, casino guests can enjoy:
- $1 Beer from 5-8 p.m.
- Lucky Dough distribution begins at 5 p.m.
- Live Music on the Wild Rush Stage from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- $250 Hot Seat Drawings start at 8 p.m.

Use your Lucky Circle Card to be eligible for Hot Seats. See the Lucky Circle Club for complete details.

WIN CASH IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH - Thursday Prize Selections
Every Thursday in October in the Remington Park Casino, guests will be called to select a Great Pumpkin from the Prize Case that could have them harvesting serious cash.

The fall season is here and Remington Park casino guests can be ready to take an autumnal tour to the cashier's cage when they are selected thru hot seat drawings on Thursday nights between 6pm and 11pm. They will then choose a Pumpkin from the Prize Case. The Pumpkin is worth a cash value between $100 and $1,000!

Use your Lucky Circle Card for all casino play on Thursday nights to be eligible. See the Lucky Circle Club for complete details. You must be present to win.

OCTOBER LIVE MUSIC - Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Remington Park presents great music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the Casino on the Wild Rush Stage. 

The Wild Rush Stage music scene is plentiful on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The concert begins on Wednesdays at 7pm during Dollar Dates.
On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy the concerts beginning at 9pm.

The scheduled acts for the remainder of October:
Wednesday, Oct. 1 - Bruce Benson

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 3 & 4 - Stat Band

Wednesday, Oct. 8 - KALAZH

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 10 & 11 - Big G

Wednesday, Oct. 15 - Big Daddy

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 17 & 18 - Scott Keeton

Wednesday, Oct. 22 - Aranda

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 24 & 25 - Powerhouz

Wednesday, Oct. 29 - Jack Rowdy

Halloween Friday, Oct. 31 - KALAZH

Winning 101 with Professor Toney on Wednesday, Oct. 8... The 20th Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Oct. 19... Breeders' Cup Friday and Saturday on Oct. 24 and 25. Special Remington Park post time for live racing on Saturday, Oct. 25 is 6 p.m. with action to start immediately after the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic...Halloween Contest night, Friday, Oct. 31.

A division of MEC, Magna Entertainment Corp., Remington Park is Oklahoma City's only Racetrack & Casino, 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