Oklahoma Derby week taking place in September at Remington Park is highlighted by a variety of events and world-class horse racing. The Oklahoma Derby Hat & Bowtie contest appeals to fashion lovers while another signature event, the Oklahoma Derby Charity Gala, raises funds for Remington Park’s 11 partner charities.
“This is one of the busiest weeks at the track and it’s a prime opportunity to raise awareness and funds for our charity partners,” said Scott Wells, Remington Park president and general manager. “Remington Park attracts more than 2 million people per year from all over the state and region because of the experiences we offer. Participating in any of the Oklahoma Derby week events provides a unique opportunity, while helping nonprofits that benefit the welfare of people and animals in our state.”
The Oklahoma Derby Charity Gala starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. Guests can enjoy dinner, a silent auction and live racing. Auction items include a suite night at the races at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, a $600 gift certificate to Gabriella’s Italian Grill, a fly along with the Oklahoma City Police Department’s helicopter patrol, works of art and more. Tickets are $100 per individual or $1,250 for a table of 10. Click here for event and ticket information.
The Riders Cup golf tournament also raises funds for Remington Park’s partner charities. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. Click here for more information and registration information.
The 2019-2020 Remington Park charity partners include:
• Autism Oklahoma
• Citizens Caring for Children
• Freedom School Oklahoma City
• Good Shepherd Clinic
• Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation
• Kids Joining Eternity
• The Oklahoma City Police Department’s Family Awareness and Community Teamwork
• Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program
• Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund
• Positive Tomorrows
Oklahoma Derby week caps off with the annual Hat & Bowtie contest, the Oklahoma Derby Day Wine Festival and the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby – Remington Park’s most historic thoroughbred event on Sunday, Sept. 29
“Oklahoma Derby day brings different levels of excitement to the track,” said Remington Park track announcer Dale Day. “It’s one of the most competitive days of horse racing for the thoroughbred season paired with events the community at large can enjoy.”
The Hat & Bowtie Contest takes place from 2-4 p.m. at track north inside the building. All participants will compete for the top five spots. Contestants can enter as couples or individuals and they can choose a look of classic grace or more creative attire. A panel of local celebrity judges will select five winners, with the top prize taking home $500. A total of $1,500 in prize money is up for grabs. Participants can also enter into drawings for door prizes with a total value of $1,000.
The Oklahoma Derby Day Wine Festival features many Oklahoma wineries. Guests 21 and older can purchase a special Remington Park glass for $10 and enjoy wine samples from five wineries from across the state. Proceeds from the wine festival also benefit Remington Park’s partner charities.
The highlight of the day is the Oklahoma Derby races. The event is a top race for many of the nation’s best 3-year-old horses. The day features several stakes races with more than $1.1 million in race purses. The first race of the day is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Remington Park is located at 1 Remington Place. For more information about Oklahoma Derby Day and other track promotions, go to www.RemingtonPark.com.
About Remington Park
Remington Park is owned by Global Gaming LLC, and is Oklahoma City’s only racetrack and casino, located at the junction of Interstates 35 and 44 – in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. Remington Park offers simulcast racing and casino gaming with 750 of the most popular electronic gaming machines 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park. The entertainment destination also features a Henry Hudson’s Pub & Grill on the Track level and Bricktown Brewery on the Casino level. For more information, go to www.RemingtonPark.com.