Remington Park, situated along Interstate 35 northeast of Oklahoma City in central Oklahoma, annually hosts the richest horse race in the Sooner State—the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. The 1-1/8th mile race for Thoroughbred colts is held in late September each year.
As with many other horseracing tracks in America, Remington Park has two racecourses. The one-mile oval dirt track surrounds a seven-furlong turf track.
The track's first meet of the year is for Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas. It runs from March through June. The Thoroughbred meet begins in August and lasts through December. Post time is 7:07 p.m. most evenings. The number of racing days varies during the month, though virtually every week races are held Thursday through Saturday.
The Chickasaw Nation owns Remington Park. It opened in 1988. In 2005, the complex opened a casino adjacent to the track. It operates 750 slot machines.
A point of pride for Remington Park is its 2009 rating from the Horseplayers Association of North America that ranked the track #3 among the 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America.
Guests to the track must be 18 years or older. They will discover five dining establishments. OTB (off-track betting) via simulcast video is also available. A full range of racing information materials may be purchased at the venue as well.
Remington Park and Casino offer a number of online gaming opportunities. A handicapping contest for patrons, The ThoroEnduro Challenge, is held beginning in September and lasting through the third week of December.