12/18/2014 9:55AM

Remington enjoys across-the-board wagering increase


Remington Park experienced increases in all average daily handle categories during its 67-date Thoroughbred meet that closed on Sunday, according to figures provided by the Oklahoma City track. 

Remington handled an average of $850,000 a day on its live races from all sources this meet, up 6.5 percent from the corresponding 66-date season in 2013. Of that amount, $779,176 a day was bet on the track’s races at off-site locations, up 8.4 percent. Remington’s ontrack patrons bet an additional $70,823 a day on live racing, up 5.4 percent from 2013.

Ramon Vazquez won the riding title at Remington with 90 wins from 435 mounts. His mounts earned $1,822,344. It was the second straight Remington title for Vazquez.

Steve Asmussen was the leading trainer at Remington, notching his 11th local title with 49 wins from 251 starters. His stable’s runners earned $1,046,316, which also led all trainers. Danny Caldwell set a season record for owner wins at Remington with 39 from 177 starters. His stable earned $763,288. It was the sixth Remington owner title for Caldwell.

Tonito M., won the meet’s richest race, the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby run on Sept. 28.

Remington opens a Quarter Horse meet in March.