The $1,140,000 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) takes center stage Sunday to conclude the 2008 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa meet at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m


The $1,140,000 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) takes center stage Sunday to conclude the 2008 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa meet at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m
In addition to the richest race ever to run in the state of Oklahoma, the final weekend features several other premier races like the $250,000 Heritage Place Derby (G1); $150,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship; $75,000 Graham Paint and Appaloosa Futurity (RG1);  $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3); $50,000 Land Run Stakes; $50,000 Junos Requests Stakes; $35,000 Remington Park Distance Handicap (G3) and $25,000 Heritage Place Juvenile.
Lieutenant Governor Jari Aksins is presenting the championship trophy to the winner of the $1,140,000 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) on Sunday night. The race includes the fastest qualifiers from 139 two-year-old American Quarter Horses that competed in time trials on May 9 and 10 at Remington Park. The leading contenders are Remington Park Futurity (G1) winner Streakin Six Cartel, Oklahoma Futurity (G2) winner Corona Fireball, Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G2) winner Sixy Royal King and new track record holder Jess Zoomin.
The $1,140,000 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) is the richest race ever to run in Oklahoma—for any breed of race horse. Two other Quarter Horse races broke the $1 Million mark in the early 1980s with the 1983 and 1984 runnings of the Black Gold Futurity Championship at Blue Ribbon Downs, but were not as rich as the scheduled June 1 race.
Oklahoma offers nearly year-round racing opportunities for American Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas at four tracks.
Note: For 2008 Oklahoma stakes racing information and nomination forms, visit www.OklahomaRacingInfo.com .