Friday, June 27, 2014

Season End

Since the first training race for the 2014 RP QH racing season was conducted on February 14th, our hearts have been filled with hope, and the heart-stopping action at RP has been non-stop.  On the very first night of racing, PAINT ME PERRY romped to win in his Oklahoma Futurity trial race – and then would go on to do the same in the Grade 2, $370,800 final.  He was fun to watch on his undefeated run for owners J And B Rentals Inc., trainer Francisco Gonzalez, and jockey Paul Nieto.  But after three-straight wins he got into a tangled mess at the start in the million-dollar, Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity and finished 8th.  He got knotted and knocked with IMA FANCY PYC who had won all four of his previous starts, including the Grade 3, $791,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity.  His old-school trainer Joe Thomas and the weathered jockey Randy Wilson were steady all season long.  Owner Dustin Cox was ebullient in his winners circle joy after their big win, along with many of the 70 people who joined in the euphoric fray from his hometown of Duncan, Oklahoma.  
On March 22, MAJOR TOM won the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby in what appeared to be something slightly faster than a light gallop.  It was something to see – and we got to see his silky stride a total of three times during the season.  Three times was enough because his third start and win came with a track record-setting demolition of his foes in the Grade 1 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes.  Jockey Cody Smith picked up the winning mount when Jimmy Brooks was unavailable due to riding obligations at Ruidoso Downs.  But honestly, you or I could have ridden him – and won!  It appears the magic ride for owner Mary Hainline of Noble, Oklahoma, could last as long as she likes.   The brilliant Appaloosa was named 2014 Horse of The Meet, the first time a breed other than a Quarter Horse has won that title during our QH meet.  
Trials for the Ruidoso Futurity always lure the top RP jockeys away for a day or two during our meet.  And that was the case when jockey G.R. Carter Jr. rode his 3,632nd winner, breaking the all time QH wins mark (previously held by Alvin “Bubba” Brossette) but it was back here at Remington Park where he has enjoyed the bulk of his success – and enjoyed the biggest celebration.  It was nice to see G.R.’s parents with him for the celebration in the winners circle; and it was equally nice to see many of his fellow jockeys join him too.  G.R. can be tuff on his colleagues; he plays the game hard and no doubt his cunning ways help him lead the way. 
Btw, G.R. has now won the RP Leading QH Jockey title 17 times.  It’s also worth mentioning that he has ridden over 390 Appaloosa winners, over 330 Paint winners and over 330 Thoroughbred winners.  That means the jockey/cowboy from Pawhuska, Oklahoma has 5,000 overall lifetime wins within his grasp.  
What else?  Well, Eddie Willis did it again with his arsenal of bombshell runners.  He won 51 races and has now won the RP Leading QH Trainer title (named the Jack Brooks Award) for the 9th time.  Eddie has a no frills image and delivery; his horses are the ones who always have the shine.  I’m sure he’s just fine with me saying that – because it’s true.  He’s as pragmatic as they come; he calls all the shots; and he wins a bunch of races.  In fact, on April 6th, he and jockey Jimmy Brooks won five consecutive races; all trials to the Heritage Place Derby.  THIS DUDE CAN FLY won the $257,000 final for Eddie and would go on to be voted Champion Three-Year-Old for the season.  
While PURE D SPIT won zero year-end awards, trainer Rodrigo Covarrubias didn’t end up with zero.  Rodrigo (who looks a bit like “Young Elvis”) won “a suitable award,” a Gist belt buckle for virtually sweeping a series of starter allowance races.  Pure D Spit won five consecutive races at distances of: 250, 300, 330, 400, and 440 yards.  Young Rodrigo won 7 of 14 races this season… Thank you very much!
SLEW OF SUCCESS was also a win machine; he was a four-time starter and a four-time winner.  He won three Oklahoma-bred stakes races: the Mr. Jet Moore, the Sooner State and the Boyd Morris Memorial. Those identifiable lemon-lime colors worn by jockey Ricky Rameriz for owner Mary Kirby of Pryor, Oklahoma, equated to half of the 8 wins recorded by trainer Jackie Kirby.  
After the meet was over we had two big weekends that attracted a lot of spectators and caused a lot of RP Teamwork.  It was worth it.  
California Chrome’s bid to win the elusive Triple Crown came on the same Saturday that The Red Earth Festival concluded a very successful move from Downtown OKC to RP.  Mother Nature did her best to spoil the day – but didn’t!  Tonalist won The Belmont.   We had a large crowd at the track that day and things generally flowed very well, just ASK ME.  
The Sport of Kings Challenge horse show was also hosted at Remington Park.  The cause is to generate awareness of a second career for all breeds of racehorses competing in dressage, barrels or in jumping fences.  There was much build up and much teamwork; it was needed and it was worth it.  “It,” was rewarding to reveal the latent and learned talents of both horse and rider.  I will not soon forget the focus and earnest effort of retired Thoroughbred HERECOMESTHEMANNOW and his rider Chaya Johnstone.  
Success takes a foundation of fundamentals and dedication to execution.  Herecomesthemannow earned his success on the racetrack with a refined: walk, trot, canter and jump.  We humans can achieve personal and team success with similar devotion to the essentials.  May the horse continue to lead us all to our personal and team successes.
Chris Kotulak
Remington Park

Communications & Marketing Assistant


Friday, May 30, 2014

Win a Father’s Day Gucci Watch from Huntington Fine Jewelers and Carwin’s Shave Shop!

6/1/14 – 6/30/14

Enter to win a Father’s Day gift package, including a $1,050 Gucci Watch from Huntington Fine Jewelers and up to $200 in gift certificates from Carwin’s Shave Shop and Haberdashery! Other prizes include Free Play to Remington Park’s Casino and Gift Certificates to Remington Park’s Bricktown Brewery.

Official Rules:

Promotion:  2 winners will be chosen at random, 1st place will receive a $1,050 Gucci Watch from Huntington Jewelers and $200 to Carwin’s Shave Shop, 2nd place will receive $100 to Carwin’s Shave Shop, 3rd place with receive $100 to Carwin’s Shave Shop.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Promotional Period: This promotion will begin on Monday, June 2nd 2014, and end on Monday, June 30th, 2014.

Who Can Enter: Entrants must reside in the state of Oklahoma, must be 18 years of age or older and have lawful access to the Internet and a valid Facebook account. Employees of Remington Park’s and its affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible.

How to Enter: No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Entrants must enter the contest on Remington Park’s Facebook profile page during the promotional period stated above.
Visit Remington Park’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/RemingtonParkFanpage ), click the sweepstakes application, then follow the directions for contest entry.

Winner’s Selection:

Remington Park and Woobox’s randomized virtual drawing system will be the sole determinant of the winner.


PRIZES:

1st place:

·         One (1) $1,050 Gucci Watch from Huntington Fine Jewelers
·         One (1) $100 gift card to Carwin’s Shave Shop

2nd place:

·         One (1) $100 gift card to Carwin’s Shave Shop

3rd place:

·         One (1) $100 gift card to Carwin’s Shave Shop


General Rules:

• Must be 18 or older to participate. Remington Park reserves the right to remove any contestant or entry from the contest in case of fraud. The prizes are nontransferable, and there is no cash option.
• Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by winners. The winners cannot assign or transfer prizes. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
• Remington Park reserves the right to cancel this contest at its discretion.
• Remington Park shall not be responsible for any possible technical difficulties or delays which might otherwise affect eligibility.
• Participation in this promotion is an agreement to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the promotion and a forfeiture of any prizes.
• Acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s permission for Remington Park to use his/her likeness or name for publicity or promotional uses without compensation or notice. Winner must agree to sign a publicity release form before prize will be released.

• This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Remington Park and not to Facebook.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Repin to Win Willie Nelson Tickets!

5/23/14 – 7/4/14

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Repin our promotional photo on Pinterest to win a free pair of tickets to the Willie Nelson concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre, featuring Alison Krauss! The concert will take place July 4th at 6pm. Tickets are available at www.thezooamphitheatre.com.

The Repin to Win Willie Nelson Tickets ("contest") is sponsored by Remington Park.  By entering this contest, all entrants unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects:

General Description of the Contest and Eligibility:

The Contest gives eligible persons the chance to win two (2) Willie Nelson concert tickets by repinning Remington Park’s promotional photo on Pinterest.  The Contest begins on May 24th, 2014, and ends on June 4th, 2014 (“Contest Term”). At the end of the contest duration, one (1) entrant will be selected at random to receive two (2) tickets to the Willie Nelson concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on July 4th, 2014.

To participate, you must be a legal resident of the state of Oklahoma and 18 years of age or older as of July 4th, 2014.   

How to Participate:

To enter the prize drawings for a chance to win tickets, participants must visit Remington Park’s Pinterest page, (www.pinterest.com/remingtonpark), click the promotional photo, then repin it to their profile.

Entrants in the Remington Park Repin to win Willie Nelson Tickets promotion can win a maximum of one (1) Prize throughout the Contest Term. One (1) Prize = two (2) tickets.

Remington Park’s randomized drawing will be the sole determinant of the winner.

PRIZE:

·       Two (2) tickets to the Willie Nelson concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on July 4th, 2014.

One entrant will be selected at the end of the contest to win one (1) prize. Prizes will be waiting for the winner at Club Remington the night of the event.

Limit: one prize per person.

Odds of winning a Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received each day. One entrant will be selected at the end of the contest period to win one prize.

GENERAL RULES: 

- Must be 18 or older to claim the prizes
- Must be a Club Remington member. Not a member? Just sign up while you are there.  Membership is free and easy
- Remington Park reserves the right to remove any contestant or entry from the contest in case of fraud
- The prize is nontransferable 
- No cash option
Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by winners. The winners cannot assign or transfer prize. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
Remington Park reserves the right to cancel this contest at its discretion.
Remington Park shall not be responsible for any possible technical difficulties or delays which might otherwise affect eligibility.
Participation in this promotion is an agreement to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the promotion and a forfeiture of any prizes.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s permission for Remington Park to use his/her likeness or name for publicity or promotional uses without compensation or notice. Winner must agree to sign a publicity release form before prize will be released.

This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. The information you provide will only be used by Remington Park for the “Repin to Win Willie Nelson Tickets” contest.

Retweet to Win Willie Nelson Tickets!

5/24/14 – 7/4/14

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Retweet our promotional tweet on Twitter to win two (2) free tickets to the Willie Nelson concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre, featuring Alison Krauss! The concert will take place July 9th at 6pm. Tickets are available at www.thezooamphitheatre.com.

The Retweet to win Willie Nelson tickets ("contest") is sponsored by Remington Park.  By entering this contest, all entrants unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects:

General Description of the Contest and Eligibility:

The Contest gives eligible persons the chance to win two (2) Willie Nelson concert tickets by Retweeting Remington Park’s promotional tweet on Twitter.  The Contest begins on May 24th, 2014, and ends on July 4th, 2014 (“Contest Term”). At the end of the contest duration, one (1) entrant will be selected at random to receive two (2) tickets to the Willie Nelson concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on July 9th, 2014.

To participate, you must be a legal resident of the state of Oklahoma and 18 years of age or older as of July 4th, 2014.   

How to Participate:
To enter the prize drawings for a chance to win ticket, participants must visit Remington Park’s Twitter page, (www.Twitter.com/remingtonpark), click the promotional tweet, then retweet it to their profile.
Entrants in the Remington Park Retweet to win Willie Nelson Tickets promotion can win a maximum of one (1) Prize throughout the Contest Term. One (1) Prize = two (2) tickets.

Remington Park’s randomized drawing will be the sole determinant of the winner.

PRIZE:

·       Two (2) tickets to the Willie Nelson concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on July 4th, 2014.

One entrant will be selected at the end of the contest to win one (1) prize. Prizes will be waiting for the winner at Club Remington the night of the event.

Limit: one prize per person.

Odds of winning a Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received each day. One entrant will be selected at the end of the contest period to win one prize.

GENERAL RULES: 

- Must be 18 or older to claim the prizes
- Must be a Club Remington member. Not a member? Just sign up while you are there.  Membership is free and easy
- Remington Park reserves the right to remove any contestant or entry from the contest in case of fraud
- The prize is nontransferable 
- No cash option
Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by winners. The winners cannot assign or transfer prize. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
Remington Park reserves the right to cancel this contest at its discretion.
Remington Park shall not be responsible for any possible technical difficulties or delays which might otherwise affect eligibility.
Participation in this promotion is an agreement to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the promotion and a forfeiture of any prizes.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s permission for Remington Park to use his/her likeness or name for publicity or promotional uses without compensation or notice. Winner must agree to sign a publicity release form before prize will be released.
This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. The information you provide will only be used by Remington Park for the “Retweet to Win Willie Nelson Tickets” contest.


Enter to Win Willie Nelson Tickets!

5/23/14 – 7/4/14

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Enter on Facebook to win two (2) free tickets to the Willie Nelson concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre, featuring Alison Krauss! The concert will take place June 9th at 6pm. Tickets are available at www.thezooamphitheatre.com.

The Enter to Win Willie Nelson tickets ("contest") is sponsored by Remington Park.  By entering this contest, all entrants unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects:
To participate, you must be a legal resident of the state of Oklahoma and 18 years of age or older as of July 4th, 2014.   

How to Participate:

To enter the prize drawings for a chance to win, participants must visit Remington Park’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/RemingtonParkFanpage ), click the sweepstakes application, then follow the directions for contest entry.

Entrants in the “Enter to win Willie Nelson Tickets” promotion can win a maximum of one (1) Prize throughout the Contest Term.

Remington Park and Woobox’s randomized virtual drawing system will be the sole determinant of the winner.

PRIZE:
·       Two (2) tickets to the Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on July 9th, 2014.

*3 winners total*

Three entrants will be selected at the end of the contest to win one (1) prize each. Prizes will be waiting for the winner at Club Remington the night of the event.

Limit: one prize per person.

Odds of winning a Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received each day.

GENERAL RULES: 

- Must be 18 or older to claim the prizes
- Must be a Club Remington member. Not a member? Just sign up while you are there.  Membership is free and easy
- Remington Park reserves the right to remove any contestant or entry from the contest in case of fraud
- The prize is nontransferable 
- No cash option
Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by winners. The winners cannot assign or transfer prize. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
Remington Park reserves the right to cancel this contest at its discretion.
Remington Park shall not be responsible for any possible technical difficulties or delays which might otherwise affect eligibility.
Participation in this promotion is an agreement to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the promotion and a forfeiture of any prizes.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s permission for Remington Park to use his/her likeness or name for publicity or promotional uses without compensation or notice. Winner must agree to sign a publicity release form before prize will be released.

This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The information you provide will only be used by Remington Park for the “Enter to Win Willie Nelson Tickets” contest.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Repin to Win Skrillex Tickets!


5/14/14 – 5/20/14

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Repin our promotional photo on Pinterest to win a free pair of tickets to the Skrillex concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre, featuring Dillon Francis! The concert will take place May 23rd at 6pm. Tickets are available at www.thezooamphitheatre.com.

The Repin to win a Skrillex ticket ("contest") is sponsored by Remington Park.  By entering this contest, all entrants unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects:

General Description of the Contest and Eligibility:

The Contest gives eligible persons the chance to win two (2) Skrillex concert tickets by repinning Remington Park’s promotional photo on Pinterest.  The Contest begins on May 14th, 2014, and ends on May 23rd, 2014 (“Contest Term”). At the end of the contest duration, one (1) entrant will be selected at random to receive two (2) tickets to the Skrillex concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on May 23rd, 2014.

To participate, you must be a legal resident of the state of Oklahoma and 18 years of age or older as of May 23rd, 2014.   

How to Participate:

To enter the prize drawings for a chance to win tickets, participants must visit Remington Park’s Pinterest page, (www.pinterest.com/remingtonpark), click the promotional photo, then repin it to their profile.
Entrants in the Remington Park Repin to win Skrillex Tickets promotion can win a maximum of one (1) Prize throughout the Contest Term. One (1) Prize = two (2) tickets.

Remington Park’s randomized drawing will be the sole determinant of the winner.

PRIZE:

·         Two (2) tickets to the Skrillex concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on May 23rd, 2014.

One entrant will be selected at the end of the contest to win one (1) prize. Prizes will be waiting for the winner at Club Remington the night of the event.

Limit: one prize per person.

Odds of winning a Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received each day. One entrant will be selected at the end of the contest period to win one prize.

GENERAL RULES: 

- Must be 18 or older to claim the prizes
- Must be a Club Remington member. Not a member? Just sign up while you are there.  Membership is free and easy
- Remington Park reserves the right to remove any contestant or entry from the contest in case of fraud
- The prize is nontransferable 
- No cash option
Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by winners. The winners cannot assign or transfer prize. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
Remington Park reserves the right to cancel this contest at its discretion.
Remington Park shall not be responsible for any possible technical difficulties or delays which might otherwise affect eligibility.
Participation in this promotion is an agreement to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the promotion and a forfeiture of any prizes.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s permission for Remington Park to use his/her likeness or name for publicity or promotional uses without compensation or notice. Winner must agree to sign a publicity release form before prize will be released.
This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. The information you provide will only be used by Remington Park for the “Repin to Win a Skrillex Ticket” contest.


Enter to Win Skrillex Tickets!


5/14/14 – 5/20/14

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Enter on Facebook to win two (2) free tickets to the Skrillex concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre, featuring Dillon Francis! The concert will take place May 23rd at 6pm. Ticket are available at www.thezooamphitheatre.com.

The Enter to win Skrillex ticket ("contest") is sponsored by Remington Park.  By entering this contest, all entrants unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects:

To participate, you must be a legal resident of the state of Oklahoma and 18 years of age or older as of May 23rd, 2014.   

How to Participate:

To enter the prize drawings for a chance to win, participants must visit Remington Park’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/RemingtonParkFanpage ), click the sweepstakes application, then follow the directions for contest entry.

Entrants in the “Enter to win Skrillex Tickets” promotion can win a maximum of one (1) Prize throughout the Contest Term.

Remington Park and Woobox’s randomized virtual drawing system will be the sole determinant of the winner.

PRIZE:

·         Two (2) tickets to the Skrillex and Dillon Francis concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on May 23rd, 2014.

*3 winners total*

Three entrants will be selected at the end of the contest to win one (1) prize each. Prizes will be waiting for the winner at Club Remington the night of the event.

Limit: one prize per person.

Odds of winning a Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received each day.

GENERAL RULES: 

- Must be 18 or older to claim the prizes
- Must be a Club Remington member. Not a member? Just sign up while you are there.  Membership is free and easy
- Remington Park reserves the right to remove any contestant or entry from the contest in case of fraud
- The prize is nontransferable 
- No cash option
Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by winners. The winners cannot assign or transfer prize. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
Remington Park reserves the right to cancel this contest at its discretion.
Remington Park shall not be responsible for any possible technical difficulties or delays which might otherwise affect eligibility.
Participation in this promotion is an agreement to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the promotion and a forfeiture of any prizes.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s permission for Remington Park to use his/her likeness or name for publicity or promotional uses without compensation or notice. Winner must agree to sign a publicity release form before prize will be released.
This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The information you provide will only be used by Remington Park for the “Enter to Win Skrillex Tickets” contest.