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A Renaissance at Remington Park

Remington Park’s 23rd season may prove as meaningful as its first. In 1988, Remington opened as “the palace on the plains.” But it just as easily could have been called “the envy of Texas.”


While Texas racing languished tepidly in an incubator of intrigue, Remington brought major-league racing to the area. Edward J. DeBartolo, the shopping mall developer who had transformed Louisiana Downs into a showplace, indeed built a palatial racetrack that attracted quality of all kinds.


Much has changed since then, of course. Texas got its own racetracks. And Remington, after years of success, slipped into torpor and then fell heavily into decline, mostly because of gaming competition but also because of fatuous and feckless management.


But with its 23rd season, which concluded Saturday, Remington returned to square one. And the Oklahoma racetrack is once again the envy of Texas.




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