12/21/2005 12:00AM

Remington Park track report


The Remington Park Quarter Horse Futurity and Heritage Place Quarter Horse Futurity will each be worth an estimated $750,000 next year. They will be the richest races during a 50-date Quarter Horse meet at Remington Park.

The season will start March 10 and run through June 4. There are 37 stakes scheduled, with their purses totaling about $4 million.

The Remington Park Futurity, upgraded for 2006 from a Grade 2 to a Grade 1, will be run April 30. The Heritage Place is scheduled for June 4.

Purses for the meet are estimated at $140,000 a day, according to Scott Wells, the general manager of Remington. Last year, the daily average was $74,000.

The purse surge is owed in part to the recent installation of electronic gaming machines at Remington.