06/08/2005 12:00AM

Remington Park track report


Steve Asmussen, who leads all trainers in North America in wins in 2005, said he will send a division of horses to Remington Park for the first time in years, provided he is granted stalls. Stall applications are due June 14.

Remington is scheduled to race 66 dates for Thoroughbreds this year, from Aug. 5 to Nov. 28.

Asmussen has participated in the stakes program on a regular basis at Remington, but has not had a division of horses at the track since the mid-1990's. He was the track's leading trainer during its fall meets in 1991, 1992, and 1995, sharing the 1992 title with Donnie Von Hemel, the all-time Remington wins leader.

"I like Oklahoma City," said Asmussen, who lives in Texas but has divisions of his stable in a number of jurisdictions, including Kentucky. "I have fond memories of it."

Remington is scheduled to open a gaming casino in October.

* Patrick Grimmett and Cassie Barkett have been appointed to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, replacing outgoing commissioners Ray Bayliff, the chairman, and Terry Simonson, whose terms expire at the end of the month. The new commissioners will begin their duties in July, said Gordon Hare, executive director of the commission.

Hare said Grimmett is a banker from Paul's Valley, Okla., and Barkett is a lawyer from Tulsa.