Remington Park's 25th Anniversary Celebration on Labor Day
10:30 a.m.: Casino opens.
11 a.m.: Award presentation of 18 Remington Park Charter Employees.
1:30 p.m.: First post time, with public statue dedication ceremony in between races of “Chickasaw Horse and Rider” by Enoch Kelly Haney, former chief of Seminole Nation and state legislator.
Major dates in Remington Park's history
Sept. 1, 1988: Bold Les wins the first pari-mutuel race in track history, the Inaugural Handicap for Oklahoma-breds. Buddy Winnett was the jockey for trainer Mark Holder and owner J.J. Williams.
March 18, 1989: Clever Trevor wins the first Oklahoma Derby in 1989. Originally called Remington Park Derby, it was renamed to Oklahoma Derby.
May 25, 1989: Mystry Effort wins the first American Quarter Horse race in Remington Park history. Ridden by jockey Jimmie J. Hunt, the gelding was owned and trained by H.C. Werner, Jr.
July 1991: Remington Park main track is replaced with a natural surface, which remains in use today. The new track replaced Equitrack that had been used since the track's opening in 1988.
Feb. 29, 1992: Remington Park sets one-day attendance record with 26,411 people in attendance.
Nov. 14, 1993: The inaugural Oklahoma Classics is conducted featuring a series of divisional stakes races for eligible Oklahoma-breds. Brother Brown wins the inaugural Oklahoma Classics as a three-year-old. The race is now known as the Classics Cup.
Jan. 19, 2001: Remington Park conducts the first full night of live racing during the 2001 Winter Thoroughbred Season. Construction on the lights began Labor Day 2000, with the project completed in a few weeks. The lights were utilized first on October 16, 2000, during twilight racing.
June 9, 2001: Tailor Fit becomes the only horse in track history to win the prestigious Remington Park Championship three consecutive years (1999, 2000, 2001).
June 1, 2008: Stolis Winner captures the first $1 million race at Remington Park — the $1,106,320 Heritage Place Futurity. Stolis Winner goes on to win the all-American Futurity and be voted as the 2008 AQHA World Champion.
May 30, 2009: The Heritage Place Futurity carries a purse of $1,107,000 — the richest race in Oklahoma history. Ragazzo wins the race.
Oct. 11, 2009: The Oklahoma Derby purse reaches $400,000 — the richest purse for the Oklahoma Derby in track history.
Oct. 22, 2010: The Oklahoma Classics program of state-bred stakes events reaches $1 million in total purse money for the first time in history.
November 2012: The American Graded Stakes Committee grants Grade 3 status to the Oklahoma Derby. The committee is a group organized by the Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Assocation.
Milestones at Remington Park
Feb. 24, 1990: Remington Park Pick Six ticket pays out $1,070,482.50 — the richest pari-mutuel wagering payoff in track history.
Feb. 24, 1990: Remington Park sets one-day, pari-mutuel overall record with $2,808,243 wagered overall.
1999: Magna Entertainment purchases Remington Park.
Nov. 2, 2004: State Question 712 passes by a vote of Oklahomans. The passage allows electronic gaming at horse racing tracks in the state.
July 13, 2005: A $35-million renovation project begins to construct the casino.
Nov. 21, 2005: Remington Park Casino opens to the public.
Jan. 1, 2010: Global Gaming Solutions RP, a subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation, assumes operations of Remington Park. In late 2009, Global Gaming purchased the track from Magna Entertainment Corp.
March 4, 2010: The Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington Park begins with a ceremony honoring greats from American Quarter Horse racing.
August 2010: Major renovations of the suites, the plaza, and interior and exterior improvements, are completed. The project also includes the opening of Henry Hudson's Pub and Grill on Plaza Level.
March 3, 2011: Officials unveil a four-story, high-definition video board and smaller, high-definition video board. The “Superscreen” is believed to be the largest of its kind at a North American horse racing track.
Jan. 2012: Bricktown Brewery opens at Remington Park.