Remington Park

Remington Park

Kelly Cathey has been named director of racing at the Oklahoma City track.

Tres Crystals (black cap, green blinkers). PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

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Kelly Cathey has been named director of racing at Remington Park, which opens its 50-day American Quarter Horse meet on March 9.

Cathey brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new post. He first worked with horses as a teenager in the late 1980s, assisting his father, who was a trainer. He has also served as a groom, pony person, assistant trainer, valet and assistant starter.

Cathey moved into track management in 1998 at Retama Park near San Antonio. He has also worked at Lone Star Park near Dallas, Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, and Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma. From 2013-15, Cathey served as a state steward for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission. He eventually was promoted to the post of executive director of the commission, a position he's held since 2015.

“Remington Park and Global Gaming are excited to have Kelly Cathey join our racing team,” said Remington Park executive president of racing operations Matt Vance. “Kelly has a resume reflective of more than 30 years in the sport, working as a racing executive and regulator. His extensive experience with both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses and their respective organizations throughout the region makes him uniquely qualified to lead our racing department at Remington Park.”

Remington Park will open its stable area for its spring meet on February 6. Training will begin February 7.

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