Okie Ride, who won four runnings of the Oklahoma Classics Sprint to share a record with Highland Ice, died Aug. 9 following a workout at Remington Park. He collapsed shortly after finishing the half&#45;mile drill. The incident was due to a suspected &ldquo;pulmonary event,&rdquo; according to a press release from Remington. &ldquo;All of us are just devastated,&rdquo; trainer Kenny Nolen said. &ldquo;He was just such a big part of us, and part of our family.&rdquo; Okie Ride won 16 races from 41 starts for earnings of $789,714 for his breeders, Richter Family Trust. He was 11 for 29 at Remington and last year at 9 won the Oklahoma Classics Sprint and the $50,000 Silver Goblin, the latter of which ended up being his final career start, on Nov. 18. Okie Ride first raced in June 2009.&ldquo;Right after his last race each season at Remington, we would pull his shoes and he would go home to the Richter&rsquo;s place, where he would have a good, long vacation for a few months,&rdquo; Nolen said.◗ A Remington Park Racing Club is being launched, with the cost of membership for 2017 a one&#45;time fee of $250. There will be a limit of 200 partners for a horse to be trained by Federico Villafranco. The horse will be purchased and managed by Remington&rsquo;s perennial leading owner, Danny Caldwell. The meet opens Aug. 25.◗ Oaklawn Park has raised its bottom&#45;level claiming price from $5,000 to $6,250 for the 2018 season, which opens in January, the track announced. Oaklawn projects purses will total $30 million for the 57&#45;date season that runs from Jan. 12&#45;April 14.