Remington Park, Oklahoma City

Remington Park, Oklahoma City (must see)

Remington Park was the first world-class pari-mutuel track in Oklahoma. It was built in 1988, by the late Edward J. DeBartolo Sr., the shopping mall developer. Remington Park is now owned by Global Gaming RP who purchased the facility via auction in 2009 from Magna Entertainment Corporation. Global Gaming began operations at Remington Park on January 1, 2010.

The track features an American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa season in 2010 from March 5 to May 31. The Thoroughbred season begins August 19 and continues to December 11 in 2010. The main dirt track is one mile in circumference with the inner turf course measuring seven furlongs. Remington Park made headlines upon opening on September 1, 1988 for its use of a synthetic surface for its main track called Equitrack, which utilized grains of sand coated with a wax polymer. The intent was to provide a safe all-weather racing surface that would provide a fast condition for all races. Alas, the Equitrack experiment failed as the surface did not hold up during the very warm Oklahoma summers. Remington Park replaced Equitrack with a more traditional natural ingredient racing surface.

Remington Park now includes a casino with 750 slot machines. Remington Park hosts the richest race in Oklahoma, the $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity on May 29, 2010. The $400,000 Oklahoma Derby headlines the Thoroughbred season on October 10, 2010.

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Remington Park on Map

Sight Name: Remington Park
Sight Location: Oklahoma City, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Oklahoma City's Adventure District Tour  

Walking Tours in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Create Your Own Walk in Oklahoma City

Create Your Own Walk in Oklahoma City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oklahoma City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Oklahoma City's Adventure District Tour

Oklahoma City's Adventure District Tour

Oklahoma City's Adventure District, created in 2000, is a region well known for its attractions. Don't hesitate to spend a couple of hours touring the great places this district has to offer, such as The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Remington Park, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum and more.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Oklahoma City Downtown Walk, Part 1

Oklahoma City Downtown Walk, Part 1

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Oklahoma City Downtown Walk, Part 2

Oklahoma City Downtown Walk, Part 2

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Oklahoma City Historic Buildings

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km