Remington Park reported an increase in handle and purses during its 67&#45;date meet that closed Dec. 13. The track handled an average of $932,470 on its live races from all sources, up 9.8 percent over the corresponding season in 2014. Purses averaged a meet&#45;record $252,176, up from last year&rsquo;s $226,576. Remington, which also operates an ontrack casino, features free admission. The horse of the meet was Shotgun Kowboy, the winner of the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. ◗ Vince Mares resigned as executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission in December, according to the agency. The commission has begun accepting applications for his replacement.