Name: Global Gaming, RP, LLC
One Remington Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111 (click for map)
Telephone: (405) 424-1000; (866) 456-9880
Fax: Executive Office: (405) 425-3297; Press Box: (405) 425-3221;
Racing Office: (405) 425-3219
Oklahoma’s premier horse racing facility, will present
its 67-day, 2016 Thoroughbred Meeting from August 12 through December 11.
Opened on September 1, 1988, Remington Park was founded by the late Edward
J. DeBartolo, Sr. Remington Park is now owned and operated by Global Gaming
RP, LLC, an Oklahoma-based company, which purchased the facility out of
bankruptcy, taking control in 2010.
Remington Park has offered one season of Thoroughbred racing since 1997
after offering two seasons (Spring and Fall) from 1989–1996.
Originally a daytime racing venue, a complete lighting system was installed
in late 2000, allowing the flexible scheduling mixture of day and night
Oklahomans passed State Question 712 in 2004 by a resounding margin. The
measure allowed Remington Park to offer alternative gaming in addition to
its customary live and simulcast racing schedule. The Remington Park Casino
opened on November 21, 2005, a little more than one year after Oklahomans
The Remington Park Casino offers guests 750 state-of-the-art electronic
gaming machines, the Bricktown Brewery and a feature bar and stage. Proceeds
from casino gaming are earmarked for education. Through 2015, more than $145
million has been generated for the state of Oklahoma Education Fund since
the casino opened. Other proceeds supplement the horsemen’s purse structure
at Remington Park.
The 2016 Oklahoma Derby is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. The Grade III
Oklahoma Derby is the marquee Thoroughbred event at Remington Park and the
most lucrative Thoroughbred race in the state.
The Grade III, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby was won in 2015 by Shotgun Kowboy. He
became just the second Oklahoma-bred to win the derby in the history of the
race, contested every year since 1989.
Shotgun Kowboy seized the lead early in the 11/8-mile event and never looked
back. Owned, trained, and bred in Oklahoma by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla.,
Shotgun Kowboy was ridden by Cliff Berry, who won his third Oklahoma Derby
in his final year of riding. Berry retired at the end of 2015 as Remington
Park’s all-time leading jockey with 2,125 wins in Oklahoma City and 4,457
The finish line arrived with Shotgun Kowboy a half-length better than Desert
Dynamo who made a rally in the stretch but could not get past the resilient
winner. Mobile Bay moved six-wide around the final turn in a field of 12 and
managed to gain third, 4-˝ lengths behind the winner.
Shotgun Kowboy handled the 11/8 miles over the fast track in 1:48.91, the
fastest time for the Oklahoma Derby since Pleasant Prince won the 2010
edition in 1:48.81. The Oklahoma Derby win was the first for Trout in his
fourth attempt. Shotgun Kowboy paid $7.60 to win as the wagering favorite at
Discreetness rolled from the back to win the $250,000 Springboard Mile,
Remington Park’s top 2-year-old race, on the final day of the 2015 season.
Owned by Xpress Thoroughbreds of Texarkana, Ark. and trained by William
“Jinks” Fires, Discreetness was directed to victory by jockey Jon Court.
Seventh along the backstretch in the field of 10, Discreetness stayed clear
of traffic, well off the rail. As the field moved through the final turn, he
responded with a five-wide run, joining a group of four at the top of the
stretch to battle for the win.
Discreetness stayed wide and avoided Esposito, who briefly grabbed the lead
in the stretch. Suddenbreakingnews rallied to the inside and had to go
between Discreetness and Esposito. Discreetness hit the finish, just a nose
better than Suddenbreakingnews. The time for the mile, over a sloppy track,
was 1:39.15. Discreetness paid $21.40 to win.
The Pat Steinberg Trophy was shared by a pair of jockeys for the first time
in track history. Ramon Vazquez, winner of the Steinberg Trophy in 2013 and
2014, came from one behind on the final day, winning three races to reach 87
wins for the season. C.J. McMahon, competing for the first time at Remington
Park, had 85 wins going into the last day. He won a pair of races to also
reach 87 wins. Neither jockey could win another race over the final four
events on the card, resulting in the first tie in the Thoroughbred season at
Karl Broberg had his most productive season ever since he arrived at
Remington Park a few years ago, racking up 62 wins from 233 starters to win
his first Chuck Taliaferro Award as the season’s leading trainer.
Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla. won his sixth consecutive title as Remington
Park’s leading Thoroughbred owner. He ended the season with a record 49
wins, winning the Ran Ricks, Jr. Trophy for the seventh time. Caldwell won
his first leading owner title at Remington Park in 2008 and then every
season from 2010 thru 2015.
Remington Park is open 365 days a year, offering live and simulcast racing
along with casino gaming.
Global Gaming RP Executives: Chief Executive
Officer, Skip Seeley; Chief Operating Officer, R. Skip Lannert; President &
General Manager, Scott Wells; Vice President of Marketing & Communications,
Sharon Lair; Vice President of Operations, Matt Vance; Vice President of
Finance, Roger Lewis
Director of Racing/Racing Secretary: Michael Shamburg
Director of Media Relations: Dale Day
Owner Relations Contact: Sandy Steinberg
Simulcast Contacts: Carrie Stallbories & Will Looney
Track Photographer: Dustin Orona Photography
Track Caterer: Remington Park
Nearest City: Oklahoma City
Nearest Airport: Will Rogers World Airport, 15 miles
Track Data: Main track: 1-mile oval with two chutes for races up to 7
furlongs and 13/8 miles; turf course: 7-furlong oval with chute for races up
to 11/8 miles; width: main track, 100 feet; turf course, 80 feet
Seating Accommodations: Clubhouse reserved, 920; Silks Clubhouse
Restaurant, 400; private box seats, 284; Players Club, 146; Eclipse Room,
180; Remington Penthouse Suite, 75; Jockey Club Suite, 45; private penthouse
Price of Admission: Free, must be 18 to wager or to enter casino
Dress Requirements: Penthouse Level: business casual, no ragged jeans
or abbreviated wear
Parking: General, free; valet, free