08/27/2013 4:06PM

Midsouth notes: Dates set for Remington Park, Will Rogers Downs


The Oklahoma Racing Commission has awarded Remington Park in Oklahoma City a 67-date meet for Thoroughbreds for 2014 from Aug. 15 through Dec. 14. The track also was granted a 50-date meet for Quarter Horses from March 7 to June 1.

Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla., was awarded a 32-date meet for Thoroughbreds from March 3 to May 17. The track’s meet for Quarter Horses is set to run 28 dates next year from Sept. 6 to Nov. 8.

Fair Meadows in Tulsa has asked for a 34-date mixed meet from June  7 through Aug. 1 in a request to be heard at the next commission meeting. Ron Shotts, director of racing for Fair Meadows, was unable to attend last week’s meeting and asked that the item be tabled.

◗ Daddy Nose Best, who won the $75,000 DeBartolo Memorial Handicap last Saturday night at Remington Park, is being pointed for the $100,000 Remington Green on Sept. 29, trainer Steve Asmussen said. The 1 1/16-mile turf race is one of a handful of stakes supporting the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby.

◗ Tastefullyxcessive, a stakes winner who won last week’s allowance prep for the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, will be considered for the Sept. 29 race, said trainer Bret Calhoun, adding that he wants to see how the race develops. Tastefullyxcessive was a 4 1/4-length winner with a Beyer Speed Figure of 80.

◗ A yearling filly by Desert God brought $77,000 to top the annual New Mexico-bred auction put on by the Ruidoso Horse Sale Co. Ed Wright Cattle Co. purchased the filly, who was consigned by Joe Allen. The sale’s average price was $10,224, up from last year’s figure of $9,593.