06/10/2009 12:00AM

Remington increases handle for Quarter Horse meet


Remington Park in Oklahoma City had an increase in average daily handle and distributed record purses during its 50-date Quarter Horse meet that closed May 31. The track handled an average of $466,651 a day on its races from all sources, which was up 5 percent from the corresponding meet in 2008.

Purses averaged $265,577 a day, an all-time record for Remington. The track, which operates a gaming casino, averaged $207,854 a day in purses for Quarter Horses last year.

Jockey G.R. Carter won his sixth consecutive Remington riding title and 12th overall at the track, with 89 wins and mount earnings of $1,926,574. The leading trainer was Guillermo Valdivia with 44 wins, while Danny Caldwell and Debra Gotovac were the co-leading owners with 11 wins. Caldwell was also the leading owner during the last Thoroughbred meet at Remington.

Separate Bet was the horse of the meet following his win in the Gradeo1, $200,000 Remington Park Championship.