12/15/2011 11:14AM

Remington Park: Thoroughbred meet all-sources handle shows slight dip


Handle figures were down slightly at the Remington Park Thoroughbred meet that ended Saturday night. The meet followed a 2010 season in which the track posted a 48 percent increase in handle on its live races due to an expanded simulcast network.

Remington Park in Oklahoma City raced 67 dates this year, the same as in 2010, which was its first under the ownership of Global Gaming, a subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation.

Remington handled an average of $798,395 a day on its races from all sources this meet, a dip of 1.3 percent from a year ago, according to figures provided by the track.

Of the total live handle, an average of $718,826 a day was generated offtrack, down less than a percent from last year’s corresponding average of $724,806.

Remington ran 24 fewer races this year than in 2010.

Remington’s purses, which includes revenue generated by its casino, averaged $221,830 a program, up 2.9 percent from $215,582 in 2010. The track reported its average field size was 9.8, a dip from 10.1 starters per race in 2010.

Jockey Cliff Berry won the Remington riding title for the 14th time, with 68 wins from 331 starts. His mounts earned $1,415,536. Steve Asmussen picked up his eighth Remington training title, with 50 wins from 211 starters. His stable had earnings of $1,062,454. The leading owner title was shared by Danny Caldwell and Black Hawk Stable, with each outfit winning 18 races. Caldwell has two other titles at Remington.

Ted’s Folly was the winningest horse at the meet with a 6-for-6 record, his biggest score coming in the final race of the season, the $300,000 Springboard Mile. Redeemed won the richest race of the meet, the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby.

Racing at Remington resumes in March with a meet for Quarter Horses.