Remington Park to host 2nd annual Extreme Racing

Special event features camel and ostrich races, raises funds for local nonprofits

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Racing fans of all ages will get an unpredictably entertaining show during Extreme Racing at Remington Park on April 10. Featuring camels and ostriches competing for their chance in the Winner’s Circle, Extreme Racing will take place during live American Quarter Horse and Mixed Breed racing on Sunday, April 10 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

 

Dale Day, Remington Park track announcer, said the popularity of last year’s inaugural Extreme Racing event attracted more than 10,000 patrons to the racetrack and casino.

 

“We always are committed to creating the most enjoyable atmosphere for our patrons, but we never anticipated Extreme Racing to attract the number of people as it did last year,” Day said. “We learned it doesn’t matter if it’s our loyal horse racing fan from outside the metro area, from north Texas or from just down the street, no one can seem to escape the unexplainably intriguing opportunity to see these exotic animals. The only thing predictable about these races is that they will be unpredictable.”

 

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, this year’s event will include an additional community involvement portion explained Scott Wells, Remington Park president and general manager. Each exotic animal-professional jockey combination will be paired with a celebrity trainer who will choose a metro-area nonprofit organization as a partner. The winning animal’s nonprofit organization will receive a $1,000 donation from Remington Park in both the camel and ostrich race.

 

“This year we challenged ourselves to build upon last year’s event,” Wells said. “Helping local nonprofit organizations spread the word about their services and how they are making our community better is very important, and we are honored to assist them in their endeavors whether it is monetarily or otherwise.”

 

Additionally, the selected organizations will compete for the designation of Fan Favorite. During the event, the organizations will be invited to set up a booth on the Plaza and showcase their information as they collect donations from attendees. The organization that has collected the most funds through the eighth race will receive a matching donation of up to $1,000 from Remington Park. All other organizations will keep the funds they received throughout the competition.

 

The exotic animal races will take place Sunday, April 10 between the third and fifth Quarter Horse and Mixed Breed races, which start at 1:30 p.m. The 1/16-mile camel race will feature four Arabian camels with speeds comparable to that of a horse while the five ostriches will race approximately 100 yards. There is no fee to attend the races. For more information, visit www.RemingtonPark.com  or call (405) 424-1000.

 

About Remington Park

Remington Park is owned by Global Gaming RP, LLC, and is Oklahoma City’s only racetrack and casino, located at the junction of Interstates 35 and 44 – in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District.

 

Open every day at 10 a.m., Remington Park offers simulcast racing and casino gaming with 750 of the most popular electronic gaming machines. The casino is open until Midnight every Sunday through Wednesday, operable until 2 a.m. on Thursday and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park. The entertainment destination also features a Henry Hudson’s Pub & Grill, which opens daily at 11 a.m.

 

For more information, reservations and group bookings, please call (405) 424-1000 or (866) 456-9880 or visit www.RemingtonPark.com.