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Casino Gives Track New Life

28 November 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – As reported by the Oklahoma Journal Record: "Normally many folks at Remington Park would be packing up, shipping out and planning their holidays. Today is the final day of the fall thoroughbred season, but it's really only the beginning of a new Remington Park, General Manager Scott Wells said.

"The grandstand will not go dark, as it normally does when a season concludes. Plenty of action remains, thanks mainly to the addition of the $35 million casino which opened Nov. 21.

"…Remington will host a grand opening for the casino at 10 a.m. today, and the final racing program of the season will begin at 6:30 p.m.

"…Horsemen's purses will surge in 2006, Wells said: 'It's hard to predict because purse projections are hypothetical, but I believe we'd be very successful if we had $100,000 in purses per day for quarter horses and $200,000 per day for thoroughbreds.'

"…Remington owes its future to voters who gave their approval for alternative gaming. And lately it hasn't been business as usual for Remington – it's been better…"

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